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October 2005

Honoring God – John 8:48-59

Introduction Ways we honor or dishonor others(my life – Monday – Astros loss, Wednesday – Astros Win, Thursday – Car Wreck) Fallen Conditon Focus: Our lives tend toward dishorning God at every turn. Thesis: God is honored acting on his Word! Question: How can we Honor God? We honor God by not seeking honor from men – 48-50, 54 We honor God by not being rearful in death – 51 We honor God by acknowledging the true Spiritual Ancestry – 52-56 We honor God by testifying to Jesus’ deity – 57-59 1. We honor God by not seeking honor From

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John 8:39-47 – Who Is Your Father

Introduction Our marriages and families give us many good traditions we trust, but traditions are no guarantee that we have understanding In the same way our physical ancestry is no guarantee of our Spiritual ancestry. Fallen Condition Focus: People tend to trust what is culturally acceptable if it helps their pride. Theme: A trend toward obedience is a great test of our Spiritual relationship with the Father. 5 Believing Tests Christians believe that conduct is a spiritual indicator of a relationship to the Father – 39-41a Christians believe that to know God is to enthusiastically love Him 41b-42 Christians believe

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The Harriet Miers Conference Call

Here is a good article about the conference call to several conservitive Christian leaders from President Bush about the Harriet Miers nomination for the supream cort. Judgement Call by John Fund see also www.disciplemaking.net

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What is the Gospel’s Greatest gift

“One thing I have asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dewll in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple” (Psalm 27:4). That is one of my life verses and I think that it shows that the Greatest gift of the Gospel is God himself. In my spiritual pilgrimage, I have learned how man-centered I can be in wanting to be made much of. I think that the world and the church today needs to see and

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A Genuine Disciples – John 8:31-38

Need: The need of Freedom from slavery Everyone wants Freedom. FDR speaks of 4 freedoms – Freedom of Worship, Freedom of Speach, Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear Kids want freedom Adults want freedom Countries want freedom Fallen Condition Focus: People are enslaved by sin and are not free Theme: Only Genuine Disciples are free. Why are only genuine Disciples Free? They are the ones that persevere and abide in truth 31-32 (see also Heb 3:14, 2 John 9, Rev. 2:26) They are the ones that count the cost – 31-32 (see also Luke 9:57-62, 14:25-33) They are the ones

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The Miers Misstep

With all the disappointment about Bush’s nomoniee to the Supream Court nominee: Harriet Miers, Peggy Noonan gives some gret clarity on the issue and about the real convictions of our president. It also shows why in my opinion that we should limit the terms of Supream Court Justices. Lifetime appoints are a bad thing! The Miers Misstep What was President Bush thinking? by Peggy Noonan see also www.disciplemaking.net

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Insults and Separation – John 8:19-32

Life is full of Separations from Friends from family from partners from God? The Gospel is the only means to deal with separations successfully. We will not deal with our separation from God if we if we seek the father through other means than Jesus Christ – 19-20 if we think God’s mercy will last forever – 20-22 (see Jer. 29:13, Prov. 1:28, Rev. 20:14) if we view our beliefs from a sacred/secular divide – 23-24 (see Isa. 40-55; Ex. 3:14; Isa. 43:10) if we don’t always view Jesus in reference to the cross – 25-29 if we have fickle

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Glenn Leatherman

I am first of all a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ. I affirm Evangelical Christian beliefs as well as  Gospel driven in philosophy of ministry. I am married to Ann and am raising 2 wonderful boys – Jonathan and Andrew. My purpose is to build disciplemaking disciples that are becoming fishers of men in fully displaying of God’s Glory in all things. Learn more

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