Sunday, September 25, 2005

This past week at Grace Academy it was Spititual Ephasis Week. I would tell you all that I learned right now, but I had to turn in my notes to Mr. Pearce. That blog is going to be written tomorrow once I get my notes back. For right now I want to share two prayer requests that the Lord has laid on my heart.

During spiritual emphesis week I did slides. So I had the chace to sit in the balcony and during the singing. People were just standing there doing nothing! We have this great chance to worship as a congregation and they were just standing there. Then you have those who are doing some thing but it isn't singing. Lots of them are turning to their neighbors and talking and giggling. I would even say that it might be even worse during the message. We not only have a time to sing as a congregation but we get to sit under the teaching of God's word and they still are messing around. After the first chance you would think they would shapen up. The last day though, I sat down among the rest and the student to the left of me was talking to the people behind him and he was sharpening all the pencils in his row that he could get his hands on.

I can't classify everyone underneath this category of "rowdy", though. I want to thank all of you that stood for what is right this week. I ask that you continue to do this.

My prayer request is, that all of the people in the Junior High would come to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that the ones that already know Him as their Lord Jesus Christ would stand firm and stand up for truth and rightousness.

Here is my other request. As kramerpkevin put it "a girl that I've known since I was six" got in a car accident on Tuesday of last week. She has some back and neck problems. Her vertebre are out of place, but she can still go school and do things. Mrs. Camp is physically fine but emotionally it will be hard, I can imagine. Brady her little brother, got the worst. He was wearing his seat belt wrong and so he flung forward and hit his eye on the door handle. He pretty much slit his eye lid in half horizontally. He managed to get a big slit underneath it, too. He had to get stitches on both slits.

Please pray for both of these requests.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Sodom and Gomorah

Over the past weeek or so the Hurricane Katrina has been a dominating factor in the news. Through all of the news reports one bible story has stuck out in my mind. Sodom and Gomorah. In the Bible God destroyed the two cities because of the wickedness. The lord said if he could even find ten righteous people in the cities he would spare them all. But even then He could not find that many. But there was one who was lot and his family. Here is the scripture which is found in Genesis 18.

27Abraham answered and said, "Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes. 28Suppose five of the fifty righteous are lacking. Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?" And he said, "I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there." 29Again he spoke to him and said, "Suppose forty are found there." He answered, "For the sake of forty I will not do it." 30Then he said, "Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak. Suppose thirty are found there." He answered, "I will not do it, if I find thirty there." 31He said, "Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord. Suppose twenty are found there." He answered, "For the sake of twenty I will not destroy it." 32Then he said, "Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak again but this once. Suppose ten are found there." He answered, "For the sake of ten I will not destroy it." 33And the LORD went his way, when he had finished speaking to Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place.

Now to the reason that I think that the hurricane is like Sodom and Gomorah. Well, I don't know how much you know about New Orleans but I know that it was a very sinful city, they would smoke and sell drugs right on the busiest streets right in front of the cops. You name it it was there. It was just like New Orleans. I know that not everybody was killed like in Sodom and Gomorah, but alot were. This is found in Genesis 19.

23The sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zoar. 24Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the LORD out of heaven. 25And he overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.