Friday, June 25, 2010

Here, In America?

I was on face book and saw a posting by Redstate, one of my political news feeder thinga ma jig. One of the article from this posting was called "Amerabia" which caught my attention. I truly believe in the freedom of religion, but that's the freedom of religion and the freedom of free speech for everyone. Now when we are denied that right, it upset my sense of ...well everything. I want to say bad words, jump up and down, maybe even throw things. This article really caught me off guard.

I have spoken to pastors from the Michigan area and they had told me and the muslims runs almost the whole city and of course I figured they were making it seem bigger than it really was. If I ever meet them again, I will have to apologize.

I know this may sound bad to some people when I ask these two questions but I do have some rights to my own opinion: Do the muslims own most of the businesses in Mich. or in Deerborn? Do they have laws like the rest of the U.S. where only American born citizens can hold most elected offices? Just wondering. If that makes anyone upset because I asked, start your own blog and write the questions you have. I am an American and I'm a Christian who believes in loving my neighbors but there is a line where we have to stand up and speak up. Here's your sign. Please check this out.

P.S. I know that muslims is spelled correctly with a capital "A" but right now I'm angry, so forgive me.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

In the Eyes of Jesus - Part 1

How wonderful would the world be if we saw the way Jesus saw?

1 Corinthians 2:16 says, "We have the mind of Christ."

Imagine if we could say, "We have the eyes of Jesus." To have the ability to see people, not as bodies and not just as they are, but to see them with imagination. To see them with the eyes of the heart. To see their desires, their needs, their pain and to see their possibilities.

Perhaps then teachers would see that hard to teach, un-disciplined, hard headed student as one day winning "Teacher of the Year" himself, because something they did inspired him to turn himself around and become a teacher so that he could inspire others.

Or we see that young alcoholic/drug addict one day holding the hands of his wife and children standing at a microphone telling hundreds of people how God changed his life and how he was now helping other addicts to straighten their lives out.

Or how about that young teenage girl sitting over in the corner, wearing all black, a loner. And she has scars up and down her arms and you've heard that she "cuts". Perhaps one day we'll see her wearing a black robe with a stole over her shoulders and she's standing behind a pulpit preaching the Word of God because we were willing to see her for who she could be and not just what she was. Like Jesus did with you and me.

With the Eyes of Jesus, we don't just see what is. We also see what can be. The vision is limitless and the possibilities is endless.

Taking from "In the Eyes of Jesus" sermon series Part 1 Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pastor Bobby