Tasty Tidbits 1-15-13

Verse of the Day

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,  in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.  And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,  who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. ~ Ephesians 1:11-14

Quote of the day

“I’ve studied theology for over fifty years and there are things about God I don’t know – He’s incomprehensible. But if I know anything about God – I don’t just think, I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt – it’s that He hates abortion, and He will judge nations that support it; that there are churches that support it; there are people in this room who support it. I don’t think they thought about it for five minutes. How could they? We may be that wicked, but we’re not that stupid.” ~R C Sproul

Image of the Day  I admit it.  I am a Hockey fan.  I am glad hockey is back, I enjoy watching games and highlights and cheering on my team.  Go Canucks Go!

Canucks Fan

Reformed Pious Catalyst – Jordan Killam, who is a member of the CanRC church in Prince George and a reader of OCD, dives into the blogosphere with a great first post.  Welcome to the blogosphere Jordan. “To start this blog, Lets begin with a quote; “There must be a divorce! Within the egg of sin there sleeps the seed of damnation! Man, there must be a divorce between you and your sins. Not a mere separation for a season, but a clear divorce. Cut off the right arm; pluck out the right eye, and cast them from you, or else you cannot enter into eternal life.” Charles Spurgeon, The Chief of Sinners .  Alright so pretty big on the heavy Debby downer eh? Oh look another Doom and Gloom kinda guy.” Read the whole thing here.

3 Ways to Live with Joy – Tim Challies breaks it down for us, the first point caught my attention as I turned 35 this year…”Acknowledge Youth Will End”  Read the article here.

Let Freedom Ring – Kevin Deyoung states on his blog, ”

“Thursday we learned that an evangelical pastor cannot say a benediction at the Presidential Inauguration because 15 years ago he affirmed the Bible’s prohibition of homosexual behavior. It was a sad day for evangelical Christians. A hard day. A frustrating day. But let it also be our Independence Day.”  Read the entire article  here

Why I Wish Giglio had Not Withdrawn – THABITI ANYABWILE says in a post on the Gospel Coalition Blog:

“I don’t have anything to add to the culture war, at least not in terms of the long held orthodoxy of the warring parties. I respect Giglio’s decision and can understand why he would not want a decades long ministry to be redefined by an issue that has not been his priority. After all, when he did preach on the subject, he appears by all accounts to have preached a biblically faithful, gracious and hopeful gospel sermon. Well done! Many who regularly preach about homosexuality and consider it a defining issue for their ministries have regularly failed to preach about it as well as Giglio.

But, as I read the perspectives in the aftermath of the fallout, I did find myself wishing that Christians caught in positions comparable to Giglio’s would rather be fired than withdraw. Here are a few reasons why.” Read it all  Here.

3081 Lancaster  This is a powerful and moving documentary on an Abortionist charged with 8 counts of murder. I cried.

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