Archive for September, 2009

Our job

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 at 5:37 pm

We have one job – faithfulness. It is God’s job to bring results! William P. Farley, Gospel-Powered Parenting, p. 19

Posted in Quick Thoughts
by Gordy

The Lambs of Hephzibah House: Silence Protects No One

Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 9:16 am

A recent series of podcasts, The Lambs of Hephzibah House, has been released that needs to be shared far and wide. These podcasts detail abuse received by teenage girls at a girls’ home in Indiana. You should listen to these and then pass them on. This home needs to be shut down so the abuse will end.

The podcast consists of 5 episodes, each about 15 minutes in length. Here are links to the individual episodes:

  1. Episode 1 – Background and Initiation
  2. Episode 2 – Breaking the Will of a Daughter of God
  3. Episode 3 – Labor and Food
  4. Episode 4 – A Policy and Culture of Humiliating Children
  5. Episode 5 – Triumphs

Silence protects no one.

Posted in Quick Thoughts
by Gordy

The house of God

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Many times, we misuse Old Testament terms. One of those is the “house of God.” Many people call the building where believers meet the house of God. But what does the Bible say about the house of God?

Judgment begins at the house of God which Peter goes on to explain is us, the believers.

For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 1 Peter 4:17

Paul says the church is the house of God and we know that the church is the people, not the building.

But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 1 Timothy 3:15

Paul & Peter both describe the believers as God’s building.

For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 1 Corinthians 3:9

Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. Ephesians 2:19-22

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5

The believers, the people, are the house of God. God dwells in us. His house is not built with hands. The house of God is not made of bricks and wood. We are God’s house.

Posted in Explanations
by Gordy