1. phone

    ijudgeusohard:

    So sometimes (like every time) I  have a really hard time plugging my bloody phone in. I get this thought that well I hope Sherlock doesn’t think I’m a drunk.

    god I love this series :)

  2. Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ.

    Phillipians 1:27

    The word conversation does not merely mean our talk and converse with one another, but the whole course of our life and behaviour in the world. The Greek word signifies the actions and the privileges of citizenship: and thus we are commanded to let our actions, as citizens of the New Jerusalem, be such as becometh the gospel of Christ. What sort of conversation is this? In the first place, the gospel is very simple. So Christians should be simple and plain in their habits. There should be about our manner, our speech, our dress, our whole behaviour, that simplicity which is the very soul of beauty. The gospel is pre-eminently true, it is gold without dross; and the Christian’s life will be lustreless and valueless without the jewel of truth. The gospel is a very fearless gospel, it boldly proclaims the truth, whether men like it or not: we must be equally faithful and unflinching. But the gospel is also very gentle. Mark this spirit in its Founder: a bruised reed he will not break. Some professors are sharper than a thorn-hedge; such men are not like Jesus. Let us seek to win others by the gentleness of our words and acts. The gospel is very loving. It is the message of the God of love to a lost and fallen race. Christ’s last command to his disciples was, Love one another. O for more real, hearty union and love to all the saints; for more tender compassion towards the souls of the worst and vilest of men! We must not forget that the gospel of Christ is holy. It never excuses sin: it pardons it, but only through an atonement. If our life is to resemble the gospel, we must shun, not merely the grosser vices, but everything that would hinder our perfect conformity to Christ. For his sake, for our own sakes, and for the sakes of others, we must strive day by day to let our conversation be more in accordance with his gospel.

  3. 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.7 For one who has died has been set free from sin.8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God.11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

    -Romans 6.3-11 (ESV)

  4. Happy Easter! Services were packed last night here at @ChristChapel_FW. Today’s services are at 8am, 9:30am, 11am, & 12:30pm AND a contemporary service at 11am in the small sanctuary. Come celebrate Christ resurrected with us here at CCBC!

    Happy Easter! Services were packed last night here at @ChristChapel_FW. Today’s services are at 8am, 9:30am, 11am, & 12:30pm AND a contemporary service at 11am in the small sanctuary. Come celebrate Christ resurrected with us here at CCBC!

  5. Easter’s Here!

    Working a very busy Easter weekend at CCBC! So thankful for a job where I do what I do to help others worship God!

    “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (C3.1-3)

  6. Truffle Shuffling it to 31…?
Well, lately I’ve been reading through a book of the Bible called James. It talks about taming the tongue and how even though we want to strive to be perfect, we aren’t… which reminds me that we need a savior that much more.Anyway, I’ve been trying for the past week to hold my tongue when I wanted to say something negative or gossipy. And you know what? I haven’t been completely able to do it. It’s hard. And I’ve even tried to imagine my tongue being that fire that spreads flames to anything I choose to speak against.So, instead of thinking about any of that… since it hasn’t worked… I’m going to pretend that whenever I speak against anyone or gossip, my tongue is doing the Truffle Shuffle. And not the cute “he’s 10 years-old” shuffle. Oh, no. I’m now 30 growing into 31. So, I’ll be picturing a 30 year-old in a ridiculous Hawaiian shirt throwing his belly around like it’s that bowl full of pudding Santa had for a belly… and that will hopefully shut me up.And it’ll probably help with any negative thoughts too. Cause once you picture my pudding belly jiggling, how in the world can you think anything negative?!?"So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water."-James 3.5-12

    Truffle Shuffling it to 31…?


    Well, lately I’ve been reading through a book of the Bible called James. It talks about taming the tongue and how even though we want to strive to be perfect, we aren’t… which reminds me that we need a savior that much more.

    Anyway, I’ve been trying for the past week to hold my tongue when I wanted to say something negative or gossipy. And you know what? I haven’t been completely able to do it. It’s hard. And I’ve even tried to imagine my tongue being that fire that spreads flames to anything I choose to speak against.

    So, instead of thinking about any of that… since it hasn’t worked… I’m going to pretend that whenever I speak against anyone or gossip, my tongue is doing the Truffle Shuffle. And not the cute “he’s 10 years-old” shuffle. Oh, no. I’m now 30 growing into 31. So, I’ll be picturing a 30 year-old in a ridiculous Hawaiian shirt throwing his belly around like it’s that bowl full of pudding Santa had for a belly… and that will hopefully shut me up.

    And it’ll probably help with any negative thoughts too. Cause once you picture my pudding belly jiggling, how in the world can you think anything negative?!?

    "So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water."

    -James 3.5-12

  7. Man, I love my job! Last night I got to help a bunch of kids praise God and dance like bugs on fire… It was fun. And a lot more humane than setting bugs on fire.

    Man, I love my job! Last night I got to help a bunch of kids praise God and dance like bugs on fire… It was fun. And a lot more humane than setting bugs on fire.

  8. "…I will need a new number two. My ideal choice? Jack Bauer. But he is unavailable. Fictional. And overqualified." -Dwight Schrute

  9. My Easter countdown has begun! Can’t wait for the long, blessed couple workdays!

    My Easter countdown has begun! Can’t wait for the long, blessed couple workdays!

  10. Something I’ve been learning:

    Remember the poor. Galatians 2:10

    Why does God allow so many of his children to be poor? He could make them all rich if he pleased; he could lay bags of gold at their doors; he could send them a large annual income; or he could scatter round their houses abundance of provisions, as once he made the quails lie in heaps round the camp of Israel, and rained bread out of heaven to feed them. There is no necessity that they should be poor, except that he sees it to be best. The cattle upon a thousand hills are his-he could supply them; he could make the richest, the greatest, and the mightiest bring all their power and riches to the feet of his children, for the hearts of all men are in his control. But he does not choose to do so; he allows them to suffer want, he allows them to pine in penury and obscurity. Why is this? There are many reasons: one is, to give us, who are favoured with enough, an opportunity of showing our love to Jesus. We show our love to Christ when we sing of him and when we pray to him; but if there were no sons of need in the world we should lose the sweet privilege of evidencing our love, by ministering in alms-giving to his poorer brethren; he has ordained that thus we should prove that our love standeth not in word only, but in deed and in truth. If we truly love Christ, we shall care for those who are loved by him. Those who are dear to him will be dear to us. Let us then look upon it not as a duty but as a privilege to relieve the poor of the Lord’s flock-remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Surely this assurance is sweet enough, and this motive strong enough to lead us to help others with a willing hand and a loving heart-recollecting that all we do for his people is graciously accepted by Christ as done to himself.

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