JERUSALEM

July 16, 2016

“…and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written,
‘The Deliverer will come from Zion,
He will remove ungodliness from Jacob.’” – Romans 11:26

So why is a large part of Israel not Christian at the posting of this brief article?

The answer is written in the verse that precedes the verse above. Romans 11:25 states:

“For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in”

Darrell Mansfield tells the Jews that “Your King is this Man from Galilee” in this song.

I enjoyed Darrell’s walk through the streets of Jerusalem in this 30 year old music video.

Darrell Mansfield was once a young man in search of meaning in life. His search ended at the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ after some difficult times in his youth. This early music video was Filmed on location in Jerusalem, September 1986.

I agree with Dr. J. Vernon McGee that these verses are talking about literal Jews (Israelites). I also agree on his commentary involving these verses:

Romans 11 ‘Thru the Bible’ with Dr. J. Vernon McGee
(Click on #8 if you wish to hear Dr. McGee’s commentary on Romans 11:26…It wouldn’t take long to listen to the commentary on the rest of the chapter, too!)

I am watching the tiny little country of Israel become more isolated from the rest of the world. Many former friends have and are leaving them. I will always be a friend to the nation of Israel because of an everlasting covenant that God make with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I believe that the Bible teaches that God will eventually intervene on their behalf. How He does that remains to be seen. One thing I am not concerned about is the destruction of the Israelites. It will not happen.

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Darrell Mansfield’s first appearance on an album with the group Gentile Faith. “Jerusalem” is my favorite song on this album.


New Songs of Joy ~

May 28, 2016

Deborah Ann always shares scripture after her poems. She is inspired by God’s Word, can there be anything greater? This poem was particularly helpful to me today. I hope it has the same effect on you.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

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New songs of joy,
to You, Lord I raise
songs of thanksgiving
worship and praise.

New songs of hope,
afresh and anew
songs of the love
I have Lord, for You.

New songs of faith,
dance in my head
whether I be up
or still in my bed.

New songs of trust,
to You, Lord I sing
gleefully I proclaim
You as my King.

New songs of joy,
Lord, to You I raise
for You are worthy
of my jubilant praise!

~~~~~~

Psalm 149. 1-5

” Praise ye the Lord.
Sing unto the Lord
a new song, and his
praise in the
congregation of saints.

Let Israel rejoice in him
that made him: let the
children of Zion be
joyful in their King.

Let them praise his name
in the dance: let them
sing praises unto him
with the timbrel and harp.

For the Lord taketh
pleasure in his people:

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WEEKLY WRAP UP FOR 2016-5-14

May 14, 2016

This was an interesting week on the computer in many ways. On the blogging front, lots of interesting material became available this week.

As most of us think our Mom’s are “The Best Mom in the World,” Mother’s Day began with this post. It is one of two pieces I wrote this week.

The Universe Has Been Carefully Dialed to an Astonishingly Precise Value is one of two posts taken from Sherryn’s outstanding discernment blog called: The Narrowing Path.

Melbourne completes coverage of Australian Demonstrations does just that. We head off to another continent next week.

NO DUE PROCESS IN AMERICA? discusses a time in America where some Americans had just that. It was my second shot at writing this week.

Home School Legal Defense Association Publicizes the Bodnariu Case was found at Valeria’s blog this week. The HSLDA, an American organization, put together the best short documentary about the Bodnariu family that I’ve seen.

4 Empty Beds in Norway: 4 of Thousands is a repeat of the HSLDA video because I like it so much.

Bono Meets Eugene Peterson is an well-researched Herescope article on the two giants. Peterson thinks it is OK to add to God’s Word.

Lead me Lord by Gospel Trumpet Singers is a prayer in the form of a beautiful song.

My Friend Ken and CPS Recorded/Vibeke Speaks is an actual recording of Ken Olsen and the mother of his child, Vibeke Morrissey, and their encounter with a CPS worker.

Can a man change a man—short answer-NO, only Jesus can change a man. is another educational word study by Manny Rodriquez, my blogging buddy.

NORWAY…A COUNTRY WHERE EVEN ART IS UPSIDE DOWN!!! is a verbal work of art about a hanging work of art. Ken Olsen is very creative.

Russian Officials Speculate That a Nuclear War Could Leave Romania a “Smoking Ruins” comments on Putin’s Push because of a weak American Foreign Policy.

Why do we want to look like the world? is a question all Christians should ask themselves. Dan C. writes on the subject.

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION is a timely piece about revisionism. Thank you for posting this, Manny. We all need to read all of it.

The Dangerously Influential Gospel of Tim Keller is important information in this era of wolves among the flock. Sherryn has posted information about a false teacher that many know of. Interestingly, Keller wrote the forward to the recent biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

This Light of Mine ~ is a Christian poem by Deborah Ann Belka. No week would be complete without reading something from Deborah Ann.

Some good times were had with the kids this week. Got to help the Special Ed kids at Fountain Lake on Field Day. We got wet, we jumped in the bounce houses, we enjoyed the sunshine.

I took care of this week’s best joke of the day.

So…What do you call a friendly school?

Historic Little Rock Central High School Photo by Cliff

Historic Little Rock Central High School
Photo by Cliff

“Hi, school!”

I wish you all a blessed week,

Chris Reimers


Lead me Lord by Gospel Trumpet Singers

May 12, 2016

Awesome!

Sing along. It is a wonderful prayer in song.

CR


VOICES FROM THE PAST

April 30, 2016

Photo from The Hope Blog

Photo from The Hope Blog

I am a conservative, because I believe some things are worth conserving. Like hymns that speak of faith in God, faith that carries us through this ever darker world. These hymns, passed down, remind us of God’s eternal verities–the same though heaven and earth pass away — and they lift us out of ourselves to look up at Jesus.

Our Savior doesn’t evolve, he doesn’t change with the times. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Things are getting darker around us in this world, but that only means that the light of our Savior shines brighter.

I was looking for a recording of Beautiful Savior earlier, and heard many beautiful contemporary arrangements of it. Then I heard this one, and it caused me to stop. Out of the past, 1941, these voices from St. Olaf’s rose up and turned my heart to praise. This is the signature piece the college has used for their well known Christmas programs that air on PBS. But this 1941 version has something in it that I love. For once, I can’t put it into words exactly.

The first verse is just humming the familiar old melody, then the female soloist, then the choir. These choral students who recorded this so long ago never dreamed someone would be listening in 2016, but their gifts bring a blessing all these years later, because they sing of the beauty of our Savior whose light never dims.

Ingrid Schlueter

Fair are the meadows,
Fair are the woodlands,
Robed in flowers of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer;
He makes our sorrowing spirit sing.

Beautiful Savior,
Lord of the nations,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor,
Praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be Thine!

Amen, Amen.

I would like to thank Ingrid Schlueter, author of The Hope Blog and former talk radio host of 23 years for allowing me to reprint this here. I heard Ingrid many times on her show and always thought it was one of the best Christian resources on the radio.

SEE THE ORIGINAL POSTING OF THIS ON THE HOPE BLOG.


ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS

April 3, 2016

Let’s get the workweek off to a good start, Christians!

Full-screen must be used to do this performance justice.
CR


WEEKLY WRAP-UP FOR 4-2-2016

April 2, 2016

The week began with a wonderful celebration of the event that saved the world. I posted this in a futile attempt at getting a tiny glimpse of God’s glory:

It Features the Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir. Next, I posted this:

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE MY COMMENTARY.

One of my “jokes of the day” that I share with my students:

What do you call a sleeping dinosaur? (A Tyrannasnoreus Rex)

Then there was this:

Top row: Haeckel’s drawings of several different embryos, showing incredible similarity in their early ‘tailbud’ stage. Bottom Row: Richardson’s photographs of how the embryos really look at the same stage. (From left: Salmo salar, Cryptobranchus allegheniensis, Emys orbicularis, Gallus gallus, Oryctolagus cuniculus, Homo sapiens.)  Photo from Creation.com

Top row: Haeckel’s drawings of several different embryos, showing incredible similarity in their early ‘tailbud’ stage.
Bottom Row: Richardson’s photographs of how the embryos really look at the same stage. (From left: Salmo salar, Cryptobranchus allegheniensis, Emys orbicularis, Gallus gallus, Oryctolagus cuniculus, Homo sapiens.)
Photo from Creation.com

READ THE ARTICLE WITH LINKS AND MY TWO CENTS HERE.

Every so often I’ve got to find something sweet. I think MAKING FRIENDS accomplishes this.

Finally, I thought I should mention that The Jesus Movement is going just as planned.

YOU CAN SEE A FEW OF MY THOUGHTS ON THE JESUS MOVEMENT HERE.

I hope you had a great week.

God’s blessings…

Chris Reimers


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