This movie rocked me. It’s ugly and dark in parts but man the message is powerful. Stick with it past the first 1/4 to get to where they start ministering the love of God in some dynamic and powerful ways. Much to ponder and well worth the time to watch this film. I watched Finger of God by the same folks too, but I wasn’t moved like I was by this second film.
Micah and I joined Travis and one of his friends at Gamer’s Haven (http://www.thegamershaven.net/gamers_haven.php) out in Spokane Valley for a game of Zombicide. If you like the Zombie genre, you’ll enjoy this board game.
You can see how it’s played here: http://youtu.be/voQC7HVZ5uw
Get a little more info about the game and its expansions: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/zombicide-season-2
98 year old dobri dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.
though a well recognized fixture around several of the city’s chruches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living entirely off his monthly state pension of 80 euros and the kindness of others.
I would love to meet him one day <3 A true example of the genuine Orthodox Christian life!
I met Dobri briefly when I was in Sofia in 2004.
I had the honor of giving him some money outside of Alexander Nevski’s Orthodox Church there, not knowing then who he was and what he did with the money.
I look forward to meeting him again in the Kingdom.
Come Creator Spirit
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest!
And in our souls take up Your rest
Come, with Your grace and heavenly aid,
To fill the hearts which You have made.
Great Paraclete to You we cry:
O highest gift of God most high!
O fount of life! O fire of love!
And sweet Anointing from above!
You in Your sevenfold gifts are known;
You Finger of God’s hand we own;
The promise of the Father You!
Who does the tongue with pow’r endow.
Kindle our senses from above,
And make our hearts o’erflow with love
With patience firm, and virtue high,
The weakness of our flesh supply.
Far from us drive the foe we dread,
And grant us Your true peace instead
So shall we not, with You for guide,
Turn from the path of life aside.
O, may Your grace on us bestow
The Father and the Son to know,
And You through endless times confessed
Of Both the eternal Spirit blest.
All glory while the ages run
Be to the Father, and the Son
Who rose from death; the same to You,
O Holy Spirit, eternally.
“I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” -2 Timothy 1:6-7
Today is Pentecost Sunday! This is the outline for my message on the biblical witness to the Spirit-Filled Life. An attempt to refocus and reclaim the message of Pentecost from the individualistic and often divisive message of it being purely about one of the gifts of the Spirit. Tongues is not the only point of Pentecost, the communal empowerment and missional intent of the glory of God spread among the nations is at the heart of God’s new Babel experience. Pentecost is an epic moment in time when God restored the understanding of languages as a sign to the great uniting Kingdom being built on Earth as it is in Heaven.
The beginnings of the Spirit-Filled Life in the Old Testament:
Exodus 19:16-19, Exodus 20:18-21, Exodus 24:1-2, Numbers 11:29
The maturing of the Spirit-Filled Life in the New Testament:
The Witness of a Sprit Filled Life:
The Practice of Praying for the Spirit-Filled Life:
2 Timothy 1:3-7