Acts 2:38

A woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church services, when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled: ‘Stop! Acts 2:38!
(Acts 2:38 (ESV) says “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins.”)

The burglar stopped in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar: ‘Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you.’

‘Scripture?’ replied the burglar. ‘She said she had an Ax and Two 38s!’

Music Is Good

This is Virgil, I’ll be taking some of the pressure from the blog for a while.  Here’s a great song from Randy Travis, which basically describes my Baptism.  It’s one of my favorites.

 

I like to Think…

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:3 (NIV)

Just in case you were wondering I like to open with the above verse because I want people to be blessed first when they read my blogs. Paul did it many times in many of his letters and I thought that was great so I decided to do the same here in my weekly blog.

I had just finished my daily scripture readings and was deliberating what to blog about this week when this verse popped into my head.

17 As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:17 (NLT)

I’m sure everyone understands this verse. As Christians that gather together we can learn from each other in the discussion of scriptures. We can talk about the first book of Corinthians or John or even Ephesians. When we talk of scripture to our Christian brothers and sisters we are exchanging God’s word, knowledge, and wisdom as the ideas and interpretations that we derive from our readings. Some people listen to conversation but lose sight of respect for the other person opinion/ interpretation merely because they do not agree with it and debate follows quickly as a result. In my experience and observations I have noticed many of Christians will listen intently as students while the other is teaching with excitement and enthusiasm. Then the roles will reverse themselves as the listener becomes the teacher and vice a versa. Some people call this fellowship I call it “growing in our faith” but fellowship is much shorter. What I like about this is this.

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20 (ESV)

I like to think that God watches and smiles upon us as we grow in the Christian faith.

23 May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 16: 23-24 (NLT)

Acappellevator Flash Mob

I saw this video of an acappella flash mob now that’s awesome AND in an elevator. I immediately thought my friend Calaron…enjoy.

11 So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT)