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Fresh "Alabama" from Memphis Morning News

Memphis Morning News

00:41 min | 38.835494 sec ago

Fresh "Alabama" from Memphis Morning News

"I'm JT, the secretary of State is in Afghanistan. More of this in just a minute. Right now. Traffic and weather together. Captain Carl, what's going on? J T. We're starting to see more cars and trucks on the road this morning, but so far a good ride around Trust Bill how we 11 and on 59 a good riders. Well around Leeds Moody getting on the interstate. They're traveling on 4 $50 looking good. 65 Still speed limit Ryan, for you folks getting started around Alabaster Pelham, Heading up to Hoover home would still a good ride as well on to 80 and on the Red Mountain Expressway. Six, reported 17. I'm captain Carlin. Alabama's morning news. Mostly cloudy to start this Thursday out we'll see some sunshine around a lunch or so and then maybe some more clouds start to roll in later this afternoon little cooler Today we're only going to 69. Some light Drizzle is well this morning now. Mostly cloudy 57. Alabama's morning news. Local fire officials concerned about a bill Leah Brandon has more on this in a couple of minutes. But first Fox News covers the World News Radio 1055 w E. R C Birmingham. W We are CFM Hoover Your world now pushing a plan there amid a push back here. I'm Dave Anthony Fox News. The secretary of state's going to Afghanistan, where some Republicans fear of planned U. S troop withdrawal by September will lead to disaster..

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PK Problems

You Had Me At Black

02:02 min | 1 d ago

PK Problems

"So growing up in the black church. It always felt like home. Always commute with a smile with with a hug with the kiss was love. Everyone knew we spent all day and service. I mean literally we were. We were the charges that would go and start at like eleven and then in three and then have a break and go to church chicken and then come back at five or six and stay all night until it was like okay. We have to go to school tomorrow. Can we please go home. And my dad being a pastor and my mom being bring really involved in the ministry it was family. It wasn't perfect. You know it was messy at times. It was in a drama it was. You didn't really have to stand up and tell all your business by you sentiment testimony time right but it did feel like home. I would always tell people you know when they asked. When i was really young wannabe and i would always tell them. I wanna be a pastor. I want to be a preacher in a like my my father all really new so in twenty fourteen married and we had moved into a community called fairfield alabama. Just right outside of birmingham and we really felt called to invest in the community that was majority black. A my wife had worked at a group home in that community. We had friends that were still house parents at that group home. I was working at that time. In city government also ministry. And so we're like. Hey how can we. How can we invest in and really give back. The church we were at the church. Plant was a majority white church. We were the first one of the first african-american families that were really a part of that church. We felt call to invest. We knew people. And so we're part of this church community that we feel really connected to and were part of a actual community And fairfield that were really connecting with until we find ourselves living in those two worlds and some ways really trying to bridge them together and then michael brown gets

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Fresh update on "alabama" discussed on Memphis Morning News

Memphis Morning News

01:21 min | 28 min ago

Fresh update on "alabama" discussed on Memphis Morning News

"Montgomery to revise the Memorial Preservation Act. This would punish local governments for removing historical monuments that have been in place for 40 years or more. After the rioting last year across the country and in cities like hunts full in Birmingham, the Legislature sees that the penalty needs to be increased. The bill says it'll go from the flat $25,000 to $10,000 a day and Alabama health experts trying to reassure the public about the Johnson and Johnson covert backs. Seen. Dr Don Williamson with the Alabama Hospital Association says people shouldn't let this situation influence their view of other vaccines. People consider this heightens my concern about vaccines. Well, maybe it hides your concern about the change a vaccine, but he shouldn't have any impact on your willingness to take one of the best drawer and a vaccines, which is either five or Madonna, Julia Brandon. And this is Alabama's morning news Now back to your host. Here's JT. Really, Thank you very much. It is 6 34. Well, if you are thinking about applying for a job at Disney, and you've got tattoos all over, you ain't no problem. Apparently now in the drive towards inclusivity, Disney has not decided to update their dress code for their cast members. The AK employees there. Disney Parks Chairman Josh Tomorrow says that the loosening of restrictions is part of the company's commitment to foster diverse workforce and inclusive work force So employees will now be able to Better express their cultures and individuality with more flexibility as it relates to gender, inclusive hairstyles, jewelry, nail styles and costume choices. Mm. In addition, visible tattoos will be allowed, assuming they're appropriate and don't beat your nudity or profanity and aren't excessive. You get the whole breakdown by checking out the Disney website there. So I mean Disney, one of the The best companies that I've ever come across when we first took the kids down to Disney. I was like, you know. Are they old enough yet? And okay, I'm not going. I thought I was going to Justin expanded amusement park and I was kind of lukewarm going. Judy really wanted to go sit. All right. Let's go when the kids were younger. And I'll tell you after spending about five days there on the park, one of the hotels there and going I said, we gotta come back. Even if the kids you know I'd come back here is an adult. This place is unbelievable. Those have either been to Disney certainly understand. And those of you have not. If you're kind of reluctant go Disney parks. I don't know what they run these employees through as far as training goes, but I think every company in America auto adapt the employee training manual that Disney's is those people were unbelievably I mean, nice took care of everybody. Not one time. Did I see a Disney employees in a bad mood? I mean, just incredible..

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Amazon Warehouse Workers Reject Union Efforts

The 3:59

01:58 min | 2 d ago

Amazon Warehouse Workers Reject Union Efforts

"On friday. Amazon warehouse workers in bessemer alabama voted to reject the effort to unionize. So what does this mean for amazon. The fight over labor conditions at the retail giant chang in this sure daily charge here with us to break it down his amazon expert. Laura tullow welcome lart. Thank you for having me. So breakout what happened on friday on friday. The allergy finished tallying votes union election at the best in warehouse and the with the really decisive win for amazon so to speak in that the workers rejected the union. So that was the. That was the full tally. there could still be. There is likely to be an attraction to the election and further litigation with the over the matter but the votes as they were counted. Friday were for rejecting the union by margin of more than two. Wow yeah that's that's a big deal. Considering that this effort was i mean this effort made headlines around the country. Even guard support senator bernie sanders and present. Joe biden is a very high profile fights and he says why it was so roundly defeated. It's really hard to say. you know. There were several factors. Of course there is the fact that this warehouse provides jobs in an area where the minimum wage is a belief seven twenty five an hour and they pay more than fifteen dollars an hour for starting wage. A lotta times in union elections in place. Do worry that their employers will want to leave the area or lay people off or more employees as many people if they're having to deal with the union Do the cost and that sort of thing. People get their jobs and those are really valuable jobs in that region. They're paying thousands of them. If the really big deal in that community to half those jobs

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Fresh update on "alabama" discussed on Memphis Morning News

Memphis Morning News

01:04 min | 54 min ago

Fresh update on "alabama" discussed on Memphis Morning News

"Installments starting in July. That will run through December. And then once again you can claim it as a credit on your 2021 taxes when they're filed next year in 2022. Now you can also opt out of this. I don't know why anybody would, but Previously this child tax credit was available for parents with adjusted gross incomes of $200,000 or less for single individuals or $400,000, or less on a joint return Now, the new plan Allows it to phase out the for single people are any more than $75,000. Your family is there any more than $150,000 a year, so families who aren't eligible for the higher amount will be able to Claim the regular tax credit of $2000, But check with your tax prep, you know, prepare or your local C P A It looks like if you got kids living with you. Here comes some money starting in July. Some good news there. I thought we'd get you that as we Start this Thursday morning. How about this here? I love this When I saw this, Um, immediately thought of Bubba Gump, Shrimp and forest come to movie. When force is riding on the bus, and they're talking about how many different things you could do with shrimp. Now it looks like we have to be thinking about sweet potatoes. Bill designated is Gonna designate the sweet potato as Alabama's official state vegetable. It's on the way to the governor's desk. Now. How about this? The House passed the bill this past Tuesday 94 to 4. The bill's sponsor, says the idea originated after elementary students from harvest in Madison County. Wrote him a letter asking why the state didn't have an official vegetable About sweet potato fries. You got sweet potato pancakes. You got sweet potato hash browns. You got sweet potato. I mean, the possibilities are just endless. I'm all about it. Who doesn't love a sweet potato casserole? Come on now. That covered dishes. I could see him now. Mm Love sweet potato fries. Sign it. Governor. I V six away. Taliban is morning News. The world's stock markets have been that roaring this year..

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Amazon Beats Back Union, but Workplace Technology Questions Remain

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

01:55 min | 3 d ago

Amazon Beats Back Union, but Workplace Technology Questions Remain

"As you've probably heard by now. The effort to unionize an amazon warehouse in bessemer alabama was unsuccessful. Though the union says it will challenge the vote it would have affected just a fraction of amazon's workforce but it captured the attention of the country at a time when e commerce has become a lifeline and the welfare of essential. Workers has come under threat. Janice fine is a professor of labor studies and employment relations at rutgers university. She says the union push at amazon and its defeat highlight the growing role of technology in the workplace. Especially amazon's they use surveillance technology including scanners that workers use to track the rate at which they sort and pack items. Mandatory daily workers surveys a powered camera systems to detect social distancing violations. They use navigation. Software item scanners wristbands thermal cameras. Security cameras recorded footage to survival. The workforce so you have this combination of surveillance for productivity targets and that same surveillance lends itself to being able to monitor workers social activities without a union in place. Then ken workers push back against this kind of stuff. How what kind of tools do they have. Workers are pushing back all over the country. And that's the thing that i think is really important to bear in. Mind that workers in new jersey workers in inland empire in In california workers in chicago these are organizations that have for years. You've been working with amazon. Workers in warehouses and fulfillment centers and just by kind of getting the story out there. They've drawn the country's attention to the problems with amazon's business model. You know by organizing and getting this far getting to an election and so they see this as kind of a long haul fight.

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Fresh "Alabama" from Memphis Morning News

Memphis Morning News

00:49 min | 59 min ago

Fresh "Alabama" from Memphis Morning News

"Birmingham telling you We are cfm over and available everywhere. You want to listen on our free I Heart radio asked, downloaded Now. Alabama's morning news starts right now. Good morning. It is six o'clock. I'm jt hope you're doing well this morning. Time to get this Thursday, April 15th roll in here. It looks like Joe Biden is gonna be pulling troops out of Afghanistan. More on that in just a minute for right now, let's check traffic and weather together. Captain Carl, are we doing? J T. We're off to a quiet start this morning downtown. Moving Okay on 2059 around the airport junction out toward the best summer area. Also, I 65 looking good around full Tyndale garden. Dale. No problems leaving Shelby County this morning, Heading up the interstate highway. 30 one's a good shape as bullets. Highway to 80. No problems on 59 up to trust Bill and a good rider. I am 20. I am Dale out through the Leeds area next, reported 6 10 captain Karl of Alabama's morning news. It looks like we've got some clouds and little light Drizzle this morning that should move out of here. We'll see some sunshine around lunchtime and hopefully we'll see it all day. But it looks like maybe somewhere clouds later this afternoon 69 for the high today, so still a bit cooler. Right now we've got clouds and little I rain 57 Alabama's morning News. The family of a man shot by Birmingham Police are now demanding answers. Leah Brandon has more in a couple of minutes, but first Fox News covers the world. He's gone to Afghanistan. I'm Dave Anthony Fox News. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived today unannounced after President Biden detail this plan to pull all U. S troops out by September 11,.

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Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union

KPRC 950 AM Programming

00:33 sec | 3 d ago

Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union

"Where workers at an Amazon warehouse voted overwhelmingly against forming a union. The retail Wholesale Department store union says it will challenge the election and acts the National Labor Relations Board to set the results aside this as the union accuses Amazon of illegally interfering with workers rights to vote causing with the union describes this confusion and fear retaliation among employees at Amazon's best summer Alabama warehouse. Fox is Charles wants in Amazon denies claims of intimidation campaign So box

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Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote 'No' To Union

AP 24 Hour News

00:23 sec | 4 d ago

Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote 'No' To Union

"A little over half of the nearly 6000 workers at an Amazon warehouse and best summer, Alabama actually voted in an election to determine if they should be represented by a union. The National Labor Relations Board says the measure lost five more than 1000 votes. Both the retail wholesale and department store union and Amazon aggressively campaigned in the months ahead of the mail in

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Amazon workers in Alabama vote not to form a union

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:30 sec | 4 d ago

Amazon workers in Alabama vote not to form a union

"At an Amazon warehouse in the US Despite a big push. The retail wholesale and department store union has failed to get its foot in the door of the Amazon plant, and Bessemer, Alabama. The National Labor Relations Board says Amazon crossed the threshold to secure a majority of the votes. With almost 1800 workers voting against the union and 738 voting in favor. The union says it's filing an objection with the NLRB be charging the company with illegally interfering with the union vote. Jennifer Keiper, CBS News

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Amazon union organizers deflated as vote tilts against them

Up First

01:59 min | 5 d ago

Amazon union organizers deflated as vote tilts against them

"Workers at a warehouse in bessemer alabama voted against unionizing defeating. The hopes of labor organizers that this would be amazon's first unionized workplace in the united states would have been a rare victory and they traditionally add a union south but workers voted overwhelmingly against unionization by a margin of more than two to one here to talk to us about that. Is stephen basan. He is with our member station w. b. m. in birmingham. Hello good morning. Was this outcome. Surprise won't for a lot of people here yes. There was a lot of excitement. A real sense union had a chance now where this house is located about. Twenty minutes outside of birmingham surrounded by trees. Really not much else in on that. Drive there from birmingham. You see lots of pro union signs. There've been lots of rallies here with big headline names like actor danny glover bernie sanders coming through a congressional delegation but add the six thousand workers that actually work at this warehouse. Very few were showing up at these rallies. Mostly it's been crowds with out of state organizers for the unions or locals in alabama democrats shirts and not many people actually working for amazon so really we didn't know what most workers were thinking until the actual vote count this week where they delivered a definitive. No i mean so much. Attention has been sort of lavished on this vote. How is the mood. Change to after it was pretty crushing. Defeat more than two to one against the union and union. Try to keep up a brave face during a zoom press conference on friday. After the results organizers in the couple of workers spoke including emmett ashford who works at the amazon warehouse there. He sent a message to workers telling them to not get discouraged. The floodgates opened. We can't stop it. So i hope everybody has to get day this news as not discouraged as and we are holding our head high marching or and we will get what we deserve.

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Amazon Workers In Alabama Vote Not to Form a Union

Clark Howard

00:29 sec | 5 d ago

Amazon Workers In Alabama Vote Not to Form a Union

"Forming a union and foreign, dashing the hopes of organized labor for a ground swell of support. The retail wholesale in department store union filed an objection with the National Labor Relations Board, saying Amazon interfered with the vote by spreading disinformation. Amazon is one of the few American employers to add jobs during the pandemic. It has fought off every unionization attempt in its 26 year history. That's a B C's Aaron Carter. Risky Airlines have grounded dozens of Boeing 7 37 Max jets again

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Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Unionizing

KOGO's Evening News

01:01 min | 5 d ago

Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Unionizing

"Talking about this Amazon vote On workers have been trying to unionize Amazon Amazon, one of the largest companies, one of the most powerful companies in America, on one high profile warehouse in Alabama tried to unionize and I got voted down overwhelmingly, the workers said. No, we don't want to be part of this union. We don't want to pay the dues. Amazons. Good to us. It's paying us Good salaries and I'm in Alabama. Amazon pays double Alabama's minimum wage They offer medical and dental benefits s. Oh, there. It's a good team a good match. But for whatever reason, labor organizers and labor leaders are all upset. Over this, they said. It's Amazon was Mr unclear about how they went about telling people what would happen. They were intimidating all the things that you always hear right. The big bad company was being mean to the workers. And that's the reason why it wasn't that thinking workers. Said to themselves. I don't need a union. I'm I'm fine. I feel like I can have. You know a tremendous relationship with this Come with his company.

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Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union

NEWS 88.7 Programming

00:51 sec | 5 d ago

Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union

"More than 2 to 1 is w. B H M's Steven Masson How reports The retail Wholesale Department store union says it will challenge the results. The union says Amazon has broken laws by intimidating and coercing employees to vote. No In a message directed the Workers. Pro Union Amazon worker Linda Burns says they will keep on fighting and I know you probably a little discouraged. But this think of it as a you know, just test is just a test because at the end of the day Moving forward. It's gonna get better. The union says Amazon broke the rules for the election by getting a United States Postal service mailbox installed at the warehouse for workers to drop off mail in ballots. Labor organizers say they will file multiple unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board for NPR News. I'm Stephen Masalha in Birmingham, Florida

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Amazon workers in Alabama vote not to form a union

Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure

00:29 sec | 5 d ago

Amazon workers in Alabama vote not to form a union

"Amazon blocks a unionization attempt to in Alabama or workers and an Amazon warehouse and best Alabama voted against forming a union and foreign, dashing the hopes of organized labor for a ground swell of support. The retail wholesale in department store union filed an objection with the National Labor Relations Board, saying Amazon interfered with the vote by spreading disinformation. Amazon is one of the few American employers to add jobs during the pandemic. It has fought off every unionization attempt in its 26 year

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Amazon workers in Alabama vote against unionizing

NEWS 88.7 Programming

00:32 sec | 5 d ago

Amazon workers in Alabama vote against unionizing

"Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, have voted against unionizing over W be a champ Steven Masalha says the retail wholesale Department store union plans to challenge the results. The union says Amazon intimidated workers, which the company denies. Organizers plan on filing multiple unfair Labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board. Warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, voted more than 2 to 1 against joining the union. Labor advocates were hoping this would be the first unionized Amazon workplace in the country Reporter Steven Bas

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Amazon secures enough votes to block union effort

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 5 d ago

Amazon secures enough votes to block union effort

"Amazon workers in Alabama have rejected an effort to unionize I'm a P. correspondent Ben Thomas with the latest on the vote count the national labor relations board reports the majority of workers at Amazon's warehouse in Bessemer Alabama voted against the union the totals were seven hundred and thirty eight in favor one thousand seven hundred ninety eight against the more than three thousand votes cast seventy six were avoided in more than five hundred contested by either Amazon with the retail wholesale and department store union which led the organizing effort however the NLRB says the contested votes are not enough to sway the outcome the union says it intends to file an objection with the NLRB charging the company with illegally interfering with the vote I'm Ben Thomas

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Amazon workers in Alabama vote not to form a union

Rush Limbaugh

00:13 sec | 5 d ago

Amazon workers in Alabama vote not to form a union

"Forming a union. With 72% of the ballots counted, 71% of the voters voted against joining the retail wholesale in department store union, according to the Wall Street Journal. On Wall Street this afternoon Stocks remained

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Amazon Beats Back Union Effort in Alabama

Markley and Van Camp

00:23 sec | 5 d ago

Amazon Beats Back Union Effort in Alabama

"The queen. Workers at a giant Amazon warehouse in the south have rejected a bid to unionize. CBS is Jim Chris Sula. The national labor relations Sports is 1800 workers at Amazon's facility and best Summer Alabama near Birmingham voted against a union with nearly 740 voting in favor. 55% of the workers at the warehouse cast ballots in the biggest union pushing Amazons 26 year

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Amazon Wins The Union Battle

Techmeme Ride Home

01:24 min | 5 d ago

Amazon Wins The Union Battle

"Is not yet finished but remember that big union drive among amazon workers in alabama so far with half. The ballots counted the union drive. Looks like it's going down to defeat by at least a two one margin quoting the new york times. The incomplete tally puts amazon on the cusp of defeating the most serious organized labor threat in the company's history in a high profile campaign since the fall of the retail wholesale and department store union aimed to establish the first union at an amazon warehouse in the united states. The result will have major implications not only amazon but also for organized labor and its allies. Union said there were three thousand. Two hundred and fifteen ballots cast from fifty five percent of the five thousand eight hundred and five eligible voters at the warehouse in the closely watched election. The union must get support from more than half of the votes cast to prevail. The ballots were being counted in random order in the national labor relations. Board office in birmingham alabama and the process was broadcast via zoom to more than two hundred journalists lawyers and other observers and quote and just as i went in to record this. I got a notification on my phone that indicates that the final tally is not yet official but most outlets are calling it. Seventy one percent of the warehouse workers voted against joining a union. So the union has gone down to

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Workers at Amazon warehouse in Alabama reject unionization

Daily Tech Headlines

00:17 sec | 5 d ago

Workers at Amazon warehouse in Alabama reject unionization

"A majority of workers at a bessemer alabama amazon warehouse voted against joining the retail wholesale and department store union although vote-counting is still underway roughly fifty five percent of eligible workers voted in the election and roughly five hundred contested. Ballots will be counted if enough to sway the result once all other ballots are counted

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Amazon Union Vote Enters Final Stretch

America's First News

00:37 sec | 6 d ago

Amazon Union Vote Enters Final Stretch

"Amazons heading into the final stretch of a union push and best summer Alabama with a sizable lead over labor organizers. And the count resumes this morning in Birmingham, Alabama, where agents for the national labor Relations border counting the votes by hand. President of the retail union signaling and a statement that the union will put up a legal fight. The vote doesn't go its way, but didn't make specific allegations. Both sides launched a spirited campaign to win over workers. Amazon hung anti union signs throughout the warehouse, including inside bathroom stalls. A union organizer's, meanwhile stood outside the warehouse gates trying tow talk to people driving in and out of

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"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

08:04 min | 7 months ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

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"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

03:50 min | 7 months ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"This. Week, we're going to look through the lens of our biblical Worldview that is creation fall redemption restoration to understand and inject divine purpose and meaning into this topic money. Now when dealing with the topic of money it's it's a little bit harder and more difficult than the topic of work. Last week when we discuss work, we were just having a look back at creation to see that work existed before the fall, and we believe that it will exist in attorney future as well. But what we can definitively say that money from creation that like everything else God is the owner of it all. Haggai chapter two, eight God says, the silver is mine and the gold is mined declares the Lord of hosts God owns everything. We also recognize that everything that exists on this earth that is all human beings all energy to work I'll resources that come from work. Like we indicated last week, they exist for the glory of God Romans. Chapter Eleven Verse Thirty Six says that four from him and through him and to him are all things to him be the glory forever. However we've got to be honest and say money didn't exist in the garden. God didn't give. And Eva purse. They didn't set up stores in Eden. And so beyond the fact that got owns everything where should our view of money begin last week? We identify Genesis Chapter Two verse. Fifteen is the origin of and so take a moment and turn back to genesis chapter two, just a couple pages into. God's word the very front of Your Bible. Genesis Chapter Two and in Genesis Chapter to God is giving Adam instruction about the garden. But once again, it's not instruction in the sense that he does it prescriptively, it more describes what is happening and how God is interacting with Adam. And Look at Genesis Chapter Two Verse Fifteen says the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and to keep it. So God put Adam in the garden to work it and to keep it, he was supposed to cultivate it. Think about that word cultivate human beings were made to use the raw materials of God's creation to image fourth God of the world and create more things. Now, from the word cultivate this Genesis Chapter deavere fifteen is called the cultural mandate things are made to work. We are made to create we are made to cultivate men and women are stewards of creation. Christian financial counselor Ron blue notes that got appointed us to steward his creation and money is a key resource that we steward toward the accomplishment of his revealed purposes. Another pastor pastor Hunter Beaumont says that when man works and keeps his garden talking generally about humanity here that he increases the value of his dirt until it becomes tradeable, storable and monetize -able. Now Adam and Eve. Didn't last too long in the garden without corrupting it by straying away from this cultural mandate and seeking to define life on their own terms. That is to say, we never get to see Adam monetize his dirt as in the words of one hundred. Beaumont. Whenever got to see Adam do that. But we do understand that when Adam and eve fell into send their hearts were corrupted. Like John. Calvin they the human heart became an idol making factory at that moment. That means that human beings are now prone to idolize what to create. Rather, than worship Creator, they're they're prone to idolize the monetization of their work rather than whether the rather than worshiping the Creator who gave them the energy to work. Now..

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

05:18 min | 7 months ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"To be a battle the kingdom of God and Magog are going to gather for that battle. And the number is like the sand of the sea and they marched up over the broad plain verse nine says of the earth and surrounded the camp of the Saints and the Beloved City, but fire came down from heaven and consume them verse Ten says in the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the Lake of Fire and sulfur where the Beast and the false prophet or and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever and then John goes on to write that I saw a great white throne in verse eleven and him who is Seated on it off and from his presence Earth and Sky fled away and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead Great and Small standing Before the Throne in the books were opened and then another book was opened, which is The Book of Life and the dead were judged by what was written in the books according to what they had done and the Sea gave up the Dead who were in it. Death and Hades gave up the Dead who were in them wage. They were judged each one of them according to what they had done and then death and Hades were thrown into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death the Lake of Fire. If anyone's name was not found written in the Book of Life. He was thrown into the Lake of Fire. So I am convinced that we need to be defined by this story. And not by the moment of chaos that surrounds our world today. Jesus wins the God of Peace will soon Crush Satan under your feet. You are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus who died for you was raised again for you. And so you don't need to fear no need to fear the battle that is Raging around you you need to abide in the Lord Jesus Christ and fix your eyes on him and walk through this life seeking to advance his kingdom and ways that we've talked about ways of justice that we talked about a few weeks ago not repeating the sins of the past like we've been talking about on Sunday mornings in the Book of Judges, but engaging in the wage Warfare with the weapons of our Warfare loving the fellow image bearers in need of redemption that are around you. And battling against the ideas that are thrown at you that are ungodly unbiblical analyze from the enemy who wants to wants to take more soldiers with him to hell. Christian You are engaged in this war. You cannot choose not to fight it is God's will for you to stand firm. It is God's will for you to be victorious. It is God's will for you to see Kingdom the kingdom of God advance to see chains of addiction broken off individuals to see families restored to see Injustice has confronted life valued truth exalted among most of all Jesus Christ lifted High. You know one of my favorite quotes. from ever and Piper where he says there is not one square inch and the whole domain of human existence as to which Christ who is Sovereign over all does not cry out mine. Jesus wins Jesus is Ward because he died on the cross but the cross is empty now and he was put in the Tomb but the tomb is empty now now he is on off the throne and the throne is forever occupied and one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God. The Father wage every tongue will Proclaim that he is Lord..

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

04:02 min | 7 months ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"How is church family? Thank you so much for joining us tonight at a cafe midweek. I know that I trust that you've had a great week thus far and pray that you're looking forward to tonight off and digging into God's word and recapping our spiritual warfare series. But then also I hope you're looking forward to this coming Sunday as We Gather back together on Sunday morning for our normal schedule 9 a.m. Small groups all ages 10:15 a.m. For our corporate worship service. We do have overflow in the fellowship hall masks are required for entry and exit and singing and different things like that. There's some relief during the service, but I would love to invite you to come back and plug in and buy the friend and we've had some wonderful times of fellowship and worship together as wage come back together and we've had we've had we've had great success with that in terms of all the precautions that we've been taking and so on encourage you to join us this coming Sunday off. And then in the next couple of weeks, we'll be celebrating the Lord's supper and we got a whole host of events that we're planning and just would love for you to come back and join back with us. And so open your Bibles to Ephesians chapter six tonight as we finish our series on spiritual warfare and I set a fitness chapter 6, but if you wanted to go ahead and open up your Bible to Revelation chapter 23, that's where we're ultimately end up tonight. But since June we have been unearthing truths from God's word about the topic of spiritual warfare. This is actually the the longest topical study I've ever done and so tonight we want to bring that message to a formal conclusion by fixing our eyes on something called the in game and now this series is called The Invisible War so don't think that we're going to end by characterizing spiritual warfare as some kind of game know don't think that at all we've not talked about that spiritual warfare in those terms. At all during this time, we're not going to start tonight. However, when we talk about the in-game, we are simply talking about the final stages of a strategy game like chess for instance. The way I'm comes to an end is the result of hundreds of decisions previously made while that game has been played. There are no insignificant pieces no wasted moves and no part where you can just check them out and that's actually the reason why I'm not smart enough to play chess. But in this message tonight, we want to remind ourselves of what we've studied over the last few months by song worshipping The God Who is the Alpha and the Omega the beginning and the end the God of Peace who Paul says as promised as soon Crush Satan under our feet Romans chapter 16 verse 20, and so what we have what we want to do tonight is we want we simply want to recap each one of these messages and by doing so if you've missed any I pray that you can log We're see what the big picture is for this topic of spiritual warfare. And then I want to encourage you that if you have any questions or you missed any messages, you can go over to Agape Baptist, and you can actually find those messages there on that website or subscribe to our podcast or search Facebook or YouTube for our our past live streams..

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

05:03 min | 7 months ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"So Jeff, the crossover to the ammonites to fight against them and the Lord gave them into his hand and so it kind of goes along like a typical story in the book of Judges Goes. And you're thinking well, we're about to get this message wrapped up. Great. Chapter. But the problem is. Is that while God had chosen to use the, here's the difference. There's nobody filled with the spirit of God. Post resurrection. Who is not also in a relationship with God? You see pre Jesus and the Old Testament the spirit of God would come upon people and he would he would the spirit would would equip them for certain things. And then he would leave. There's no relationship jet didn't know God. Get No, the Lord, and so he has a rich heritage but a weak theology. He didn't know what it meant to worship the Lord. So versus thirty and thirty one, and this is tragic. He makes a vow. Jet The made of out of the ward and said if you will give the. AMMONITES to into my hand and whatever comes from the doors of my house to meet me when I return in peace from the AMMONITES, what shall be the wars and I will offer it up for a burnt offering. This is one of those chapters in the Bible once again, I don't see any. BBS. Curriculum being written about this one day right. So this is one of those that. Know most of the Church would not want to go see the movie if they made a movie about this. This is tragic. This man who is filled with the spirit of the Lord may use the word to deliver his people does not know the Lord. He knows more about pagan worship. He was raised in inviting environment of Pagan worship rather than environment of Covenant told knowledge of the God of Israel. And so his vow is to sacrifice the first thing that came out of his house burnt offering if God will use him to defeat the ammonites now, why in the world? Would he do this? And you may think well, maybe he was thinking it'd be like A. Cat. Dog Right a goat. Donkey. The folks didn't keep domesticated animals in their their in their tents. And their in their homes I didn't have. Animals that he knew it would be a human being. You say why? In the world would would jet the seat to? Honor, the war through human sacrifice. which was probably going to be a servant. He expected one of his servants to come out and he said, well, I'll. I'll sacrifices a burnt offering that servant that comes out and that will honor the Lord if he gives the ammonites in my hand. Usually. The servants would come out of the House and prepare the person to enter the home and jet the saying that he will offer a human sacrifice. Why? Because jet the didn't know the award. Jet The thinks that he can serve the god of Israel in the same way that the surrounding nations served the God. Chemo Wash, who was one of the nations of the side Moab Ammonites, Philippines. The all those little g gods that were earlier in the previous chapter he knew more about worshipping key. Mosh. Than He did worshiping the God of Israel and so he he says I'm going to I'm gonNA sacrifice the thing that walks out of the house and we were thirty four then jet that came to his home at Mitzvah and behold his daughter..

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

05:24 min | 8 months ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Listen our lives are different. But if you want to tell me that I can't understand certain truths because I'm a white male that group in North Alabama that is called. Ethnic. Narcissism. And Christians should have no place in that because God has revealed himself. He is revealed the beginning he's revealed the middle. He's revealed the end and he's revealed everything that you need for life and godliness, and he's revealed everything you need so that you can pursue justice and so you should reject all forms of ideology that say you need to give away your voice and you just need to let other people stand up and speak. To the founders of the black lives matter movement are trained Marxist by their own profession. They are trying to get us to buy into this ideology to our own destruction. And the answer to the problems of different communities in this world is not redistribution of money. Not Reparations, it's not advocating my white privilege so that I can give somebody else that privilege. Listen it's not as one pastor. This past one, Christian pastor this past week the reparations for American slavery should be two hundred years of free. College for every. Child in. America. That sounds that sounds like a great idea. Free College right I mean who wouldn't want free college that sounds like a phenomenal job idea. But the idea that you can just. Create that out of thin air. The idea that. Giving something to somebody. When with no work is required I. Don't know about your experience, but my experience has been that when I when I do all the work for somebody, they don't tend to appreciate. What's been done for them? And so we don't need men made. Social Justice. When he justice has God defines it. We need to be transformed by the power of the words of our living God so that we can be those who do justice love kindness and walk humbly with our God and that way become change agents throughout this. Society. Biblical justice is fueled by the truth that all human beings are made in God's image and had been equally corrupted by senator an equal need of redemption. That's why that's why. I cannot I cannot as a believer..

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

04:51 min | 8 months ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"The Popular Medications Zanex, and so the xanax approach says you feel anxious then read Philippians chapter four, six with says be anxious about anything. Do you feel tired? Then Read Matthew Eleven, twenty, eight you see the zanex approach treats the Bible as if as if it's only reason for existence is to make us feel better. Bible. Study is about finding comfort for my issues. But. The problem with this approach. Is that I asked the Bible, how the Bible can serve me rather than how I can serve the God that proclaims. there. We go to the Bible just to get something out of it. We go to the Bible to engage with gardens spoke it can't use xanax approach. But another approach was called the pinball approach. The pinball approach thing about a pinball machine. So that lacking any reference or any guidance on what to read. I just read whatever scripture verse I happened to Ping Pong. Ping to next I happen to turn to the next page ricocheting from one passage to the next. But the problem with this approach is it gives them thought of the context of the Bible the passage and it doesn't show desire once again to engage with the text to dig up underneath the surface. So other self-serving style of approach. Another self-serve salve approach is called the magic eight ball approach. Remember those little magic eight balls that you just shake and answer would pop up. So when you have difficult question, you go to the Bible like a magic eight ball. And you just try to shake it and find the answer to that question. But the Bible is not magical. and. Its primary function is not for you to just find whatever answer you're looking for at the moment. The Bible's meant to transform us. As we read it as we study it as we meditate upon it. So we've had those approaches, next is the personal shopper approach the personal shopper approach. This is where we don't actually study the Bible rather we shop around..

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

05:42 min | 8 months ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Now the sort of the spirit means that any authority for victory that we have in the spiritual realm is rooted and grounded in God. This is a spiritual weapon remember in spiritual warfare, we're not fighting physical enemies. We're fighting principalities, spiritual strongholds, and spiritual principalities, spiritual authorities, spiritual enemies in the spiritual realm, and these principalities are working through human personalities. Maybe the human institutions human ideologies. And so when we talk about the sword of the spirit, the sword supplied by the spirit, we're talking about a spiritual weapon that is powerful for taking down spiritual strongholds like we looked at earlier in the series and Second Corinthians chapter. Ten But it's interesting here this is called. Paul calls this the sword of the spirit. What did he mean that it's the sort of the spirit? Well, according to Jesus the Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth. In fact, he's referred to as the spirit of truth in John Chapter, fourteen, fifteen and sixteen. And that means that the the spirit uses the truth that comes from the very mouth of God. The father as we see it in Second Timothy Chapter Three Sixteen, and that's what he uses in the work that that he performs as the third person of the Trinity. So it's the sword supplied by the spirit and the sword that the spirit uses and we see this mentioned again in a very similar passage in Hebrews chapter four verse twelve, which says for the word of God is living and active sharper than any double edged Sword Piercing Division of the soul and the spirit of the joints and marrow and discerning the thoughts and the intentions of the heart. So it's the sword of the Holy Spirit that is used to pierce the spirits or the hearts the inner person of human beings who are in need of Gospel conviction who are in need of transformation through Jesus Christ. and. So the sword supplied by the spirit is also the sword that she used by the spirit, and that's why Paul calls it the sword of the spirit. And Tony Evans. Rightly. points out that..

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"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

05:44 min | 8 months ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Hello, Church family. Thank you so much for joining us tonight at a GOP mid week. I pray that you've had a great week thus far and I know that tonight just during the service. God's desire in US coming around his word is for you to be prepared for what's coming in the rest of the week and so I know. Regardless of How your week has gone. I believe and I know that what we're GonNa talk about tonight is going to be a blessing to you. It's it's going to explain some things. But I pray it also will help you set your feet on the solid rock of the hope that we have in. Christ. Alone. Over the past two and a half months, we've done a deep dive topical study into spiritual warfare by studying different passages of scripture related to the invisible war. That we are fighting and that we are living within. In this war, we must know ourselves we must know our enemies and we must have any strategy, but even more importantly, we've been looking a God's provision for us in this battle. Now this is of utmost importance in this war that we're living with living within to know God's provision. Let me tell you a little story that illustrates that nine thousand, nine, hundred, seventeen, the Turkish port named Aqua on the Red Sea, which is now in modern day Jordan seemed impregnable. Any enemy vessel approaching the poor would have to face a battery of huge naval guns above the town that were pointed typically out towards the sea. And then behind Aqaba in every other direction, a barren waterless inhospitable desert, which was named the end Ville of the sun kind kinda reminds me of Alabama in July and August and this end of Sun and contain many miles and miles of scorching desert and for modern reference. If anyone saw the Matt Damon Move Movie The Martian where in astronaut was. was, stuck on Mars. The exterior shots of Mars in that movie were actually shot in this part of Jordan it's just read scorching and still very barren. And so the probability of anyone approaching Aqaba from the land and from the sea was low. So the Turks thought anyway but then on July six, thousand, nine, hundred, seventeen, a British leader named t e Lawrence you may know him as Lawrence of Arabia like the movie. Named him. He led a force of irregular Arab cavalry across the middle of the sun surprising. The Turkish forces who whose large guns were pointing in the wrong direction..

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

07:30 min | 8 months ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Way. I know it did. I bet a lot of the things that you brought into this place this warning, and even maybe that you've kind of been able to to fix your eyes on something else as we worship the Lord. But now you're slowly being reminded that the services soon gonNA, come to an end and you're gonNA walk out of here and they're gonNA be waiting for you all over again. I'm sure those things hurts. But can I tell you something this morning? Is that you have a Galleon as just what you need. A. God. WHO IS JEALOUS FOR HIS GLORY? Yet A God who extends mercy you in the form of his truth. So that, you can build your life. See the theme come together now so that you can build your life upon his word. God does not delight in hurting us. However, he does the light in bringing us to no other choice, but to trust him. In light of this, do you think you need to re? Do you think you need to rethink what God is doing in Your Life Right now? A sudden decrease in health. Financial struggle a troublesome individual or family member that has been put into your life. Could it be to refocus you on God's strength as you face this weakness. Some of you may be saying I can't do it. I can't go forward. I can't stand firm I can't endure. But can I tell you this morning God knows just what you need. You need him. Need him a genuine relationship with him you need to experience more of his truth and you need to take captive more moments to worship the Lord Jesus Christ in his power and fix your eyes on the cross were power was foot put on full display to deal with the one thing that was separating you separating you from the reason that you were created and that is your sin. Your sin separates you from God and on that on that cross Jesus dealt with your sin fully and finally and showed us. That in the weakness of the Cross Yawns victory came. And there's a pattern for us to understand here and now. That will help loss enduring. Give Glory to God in the midst because God knows he knows your heart. He knows that you have a faltering faith here in this moment because he's dealt with people like that before look at judge seven, he's dealt with people who are filled with fear look at Gideon's life got just whittled down Gideon's forces and yet these three hundred warriors in verse eight took their water jars, trumpets and their provisions, and they headed to the top of the mountain so that now they can see this great encampment of one hundred and thirty five thousand midnight fighters in the valley below. What do you? Think's going through Gideon's mind at this point. God what in the world are you doing? You, you must want me Da. But we. Know Gideon. Gideon. He's probably thinking. Yacht if you could just give me a sign. That's been him so far. Right. If you could just give me a sign, we didn't ask for it. Says that same night the Lord said to him arise go down against the camp for I've given it into your hands. But if you're afraid go down to go down, go down to the camp with your servant and you shall hear they say and afterward your hands shall be strengthened to go down against the camps. So God tells Gideon to go near to the midnight camp and we see exactly what is happening within Gideon and God knows exactly what Gideon Gideon needs get end up wanting to go by himself right and so his servant Pira God says if you're scared take him. Well, you see Gideon State of mind look at the end of our celebrity pure goes with him. So what do we know Gideon as shaking in his boots or sandals whatever he would have been wearing, right? And yet he goes down. Now. Several years ago named about sixteen years ago. I I still remember the announcement. That the city of Montgomery was going to have a baseball team named the Montgomery biscuits. Could they be anything more Alabama. Then a baseball team named the biscuits typically typically, your mascots are meant to strike fear, right? I growing up I was a panther here. We got wildcats. You know you got tigers you got the crimson tide, which is like a wave. Maybe you're elephants because elephants are scary right? You got all you got all hurricanes and Miami, and we we got all these mascots intended to strike fear in the hearts of our opponents when they hear about us and so come to Alabama and face the biscuits. Just doesn't seem right to me. And not just that you know typically your I mean even if you have like a nonthreatening mascot, right, you still make him look me right like I think about the cardinals right cardinals, the the Louisville Cardinals, right? They've got that mean looking bird even the hurricanes looking. Crane the bird. We try to make him look mean we'll get that guy. He's got butter for a Tom. Now I can't prove it. Okay. I really can't prove it. I've done. No no formal research may know calls to the to the head office of the Montgomery Biscuits. But I, really do think that there's a case that can be made that somebody deep within the organization of the biscuits or at least the creative team came up with the name biscuit had just heard judges seven preached on. And that that's where they got the name. Maybe. Read. With me. Let's see. Let's see. I'm not crazy I promise. So. Judges. Chapter Seven. Beginning in verse. Actually let's let's get down to twelve. Says in the media nights and the Malachite and all the people to lay along the valley like locus in abundance and their camels without number. As. The sand that is on the seashore and abundant. So there's a lot of them. When getting came behold a man was telling a dream to his comrade. And he said behold. I dreamed a dream. And behold a cake of barley bread in southern terminology. That's a biscuit. Tumbled into the camp, a million and came to the tent and struck it so that it fell and turned it upside down so that the tent lay squashed, that's the southern word squashed flat. The biscuit came rolling down the hill and squash the tent flap now that I think that. If a biscuits scary right. If this is GonNa do that it's either a butter flood or a or rolling down a hill, and it's going to squash the tent flat and so but that's what that's what this guy dream now think about this. Okay. God knows how to deal with faltering the faith and this text is a display of God's providence. Not Be may not be familiar with Providence, the word Providence, but the root word of the providence is to provide. And so the word providence means that God knows just what you need. And because he is loving as a father, if you've been united to the Jesus Christ by faith and you can you know your father, you're walking in a relationship with him. Then God.

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

02:18 min | 9 months ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Can benefit from. Jesus. Transforming your life. Once, again Dr Tony Evans, he puts it this way he says righteousness includes the motivation behind doing right behavior or not doing wrong behavior. In fact, a person can literally do the right thing and yet contaminated with the wrong motivation. He compares it to the the young boy who was told by his teacher to sit down. And he want to sit down but he knew that he would suffer consequences we didn't. So he sat down but he looked at his teacher and he said he said I just wanted to let you know I'm sitting now on the outside but I'm standing up on the inside right. So you see righteousness doesn't just include a transformation of our character but it includes a transformation of now our motives and our external deeds because our character. Works in our desires and our motivations to result in our behavior. And so when the spirit of God comes to sanctify us, he comes to purify us. He's purifying motives, Annie's purifying deeds, and that's what he is committed to. In fact, Romans Chapter Eight Verses Twenty Nine and thirty says for those whom God for new. He also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son. This will for you that you be conformed to the image of his son in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and those whom he predestined. He also called and those whom he called. He also justified and those whom he justified he also glorified. You see as we behold and surrender and worship. We're being transformed like Second Corinthians Chapter Three Verse Eight says from one degree of glory to another. You see God is called Christians to be holy. In all of their actions to be set apart and of their ways and to live righteously in this world. This. Is What it means to be salt and light. This is why the followers of Christ and Antioch recalled Christians. That is little Christ's. This is what Jesus Meant John Chapter Fourteen verse twelve when he said that we collectively as the church seeking delivered righteously would do greater works than he did..

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

11:37 min | 1 year ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"That's the number of fulfillment that's the number of wholeness. That's that's the number of perfection. So how many shepherds the count there on the screen. One two three four five six. It's in that context weigh a heavily not just upon the mind of Jesus. But upon the mind of the Pharisees to him Jesus is speaking that he says the next words in verse of that and look at John Chapter Ten in verse eleven. He says I am the Good Shepherd I am. The Good Shepherd you pharisees. I know that you know six shepherds. I'm telling you that I am here. I am the ultimate the final. The chief shepherd the greatest latest shepherd the shepherd of all shepherds here to lead his people. I'm here I'm the fullness of all all that you know about being a shepherd and God being a shepherd to his people but chapter ten verse eleven is directly connected to the previous verse. I before Jesus says I am the Good Shepherd. We can't divorce that frahm burst in. He says the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy so I came that they may have life and have it abundantly I and the Good Shepherd I am the Good Shepherd so so Jesus is saying something about where to find a life. He's saying something about how he helps us final life and he's telling us something about him being the shepherd that is the good one the good good one I am the ultimate shepherd I on the Good Shepherd and so the Good Shepherd he tells us lays down his life for the sheep. That's twenty goes on to say in verse eleven. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. Now another dynamic of shepherding saying that. We're not familiar with because we don't shepherd in here animals that is But we actually a shepherd actually would have to go out at at the end of the day and they have to count the sheep not so that they could go to sleep right. Because I've got the wrong mattress retailer or whatever like seaweed but they would go out and count the sheep because is when a sheep you. That's a female. She is pregnant when they start going into labor. Guess what they'll do they'll just pop down right right right were there. They will move now. In some cases the reason the shepherds have to be diligent in some cases even when the sheep are left to graze and wide open pastures. That are fenced-in then they can't wander too far. If there any hillsides then we all know that with animals. Gravity AIDS along the process of birth and so If a sheep on a hillside and went into labor she would pop down and if she bought down with her head pointed down towards where gravity would not allow. Allow that baby sheep lamb to come out. Then what you have is you would have not just one dead sheep but to dead sheep because Ah instinctually while they know the voice of their shepherd. That's really all they know. Besides they're prone to wander and so when the when the sheep would be around at the end of the day when the shepherds come around the sheep in modern times the shepherds would have to go and count all the pregnant us. Yes and if there was one missing the entire family of the shepherding family will go out and look for that you and they don't pick her up they don't throw it on the back of the truck and say we'd come give birth closer to the house and some cases and this this is why shepherding happening must be really dirty profession and some cases they will go and they'll just kinda take one of these little pop up tents right and wherever they are they will erect that ten and and they will kind of snuggle with the you to make sure that she keeps warm until she gives birth because until she gets she's not getting up and so this idea of being a shepherd is obviously going to entail some degree of diligence and then beyond that endurance and self-sacrifice when we think about the shepherds having to lay down the height of the sheep. We don't just need to think of David it facing a lion and a bear. We need to think about the Modern Day shepherd out there you know cuddling with his youth. Who's about to give birth right? Because that's his job. He loves the sheep. He tends to be sheep. He cares to the sheep he he he doesn't want another her situation where he finds Shrek. The sheep dead in a cave somewhere with sixty pounds of war on him right. He wants he wants the sheep to live. and Jesus says that's how you can tell a shepherd from thief or a robber or a hired hand is because they won't sacrifice sacrifice themselves for the sheep that the Good Shepherd he lays down his life for the sheep verse twelve even he says it explicitly a hired hand or not a shepherd who does not own the sheep's wool coming leaves them. Leaves the sheep up and flees in the wolf. Snatches them and scatters them he flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. And I think that's as close as you're going to get in these words. As Jesus. Throwing an indictment at the Pharisees based on what had happened in John Chapter Nine. Jesus looking at the various. You don't care about these people pull all you care about protecting your own authority. All you care about is protecting the structure of power that you exist in it keeps you respected and esteemed and in a place where people need you. That's how you can tell the truth shepherd from a thief robber or wolf breath. It's also how you can tell a preacher of the Gospel from somebody on TV. WHO's trying to fleece you because all they want you want you to do is send send me your money? y'All Kenneth Copeland's sent my grandma. My Dad's here this morning. It'd probably still sent him my grandmother stuff from and she passed away in one thousand. Nine Hundred Ninety nineteen ninety-five that didn't he didn't take his his ministry didn't care if she was dead. All we want that check and I would say probably ninety percent of the preachers that are on TV. That are in. You know you know. These set TV sets things like that. They're not they're not good shepherd's they're not get pastors and they're definitely not preaching preaching the Gospel and so do you want to find live sheep. Don't follow the voice of the shepherds don't even even though it's convenient. Don't follow the voice of those shepherds because the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The Good Shepherd leads the sheep to life even at the sacrifice of his own. And this is why Jesus has been sin in fact skipped down to seventeen. Jesus picks this back up. He says for this reason the father loves me because I take down on my la down amount life. That I may take it up again. No one takes it from me but I lay it down of my own accord you see. Jesus was not compelled by force by by the father to come and lay down his life. Jesus willingly came and took on flesh for you and for me to die in our place to be our substitute to provide the atoning sacrifice of blood that was required because the wages of your sin the wages of my sin is death and without the shedding of blood. There is no forgiveness of sin. And so what Jesus is saying in verse seventeen is that I came of my own free will to come and and lay my life down so that you church can find life. Nobody compelled me to do it. And in fact that's the reason that the father loves me. The way that he does is is because he sees this in me. In fact Philippians chapter two takes an even further. It says that that God loved the sacrifice of of his own son so much that one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Crisis Award to the glory of God the father because he emptied himself taking the form of a servant being made in the likeness of men he became a servant to us so that we could find life. Nobody else on this earth is doing that for you. The most significant relationships in your life are still tainted by sin but not this one because our good shepherd loves us with an undying love the opposite of love is not hate self-centeredness. Jesus's are a MA life down. No one takes it for me. I do it on my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I've received from my a father rum chapter five verse. Eight says that God showed his own love for you and this is that while you're yet center Christ dot for you. John John Chapter Three Verse Sixteen says the God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever would believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life. You see God gave us his son because God loves his own glory because God loves us. Do you realize that this morning I still remember and In two thousand and one still remember sitting across cross from one of my best friends who happen to work at Watson's Diamond Center there in Auburn Alabama and writing that big big check for Mendis Wendy's engagement ring. I wasn't too big okay. Just don't get any bad ideas but but still it was definitely a big check that I've ever written at that point right and and I remember I remember getting that ring and setting up the proposal you know and and which is another story story for another time. But here's what you need to know about that. I had a friend. I had a friend who actually said Jesus loving guy but he said he said listen. He said how much money you spend on on the engagement ring is a testimony to how much you love her and I really went into it with like thinking that right we can tell you. That's not that's not the root of love right. He had that wrong. It shows you that that even even even well intentioned people can have bad ideas. That's right but I really did like as I said across hit me but then I was thinking as I'm I'm planning a proposal and everything you know what the gift was an expression of the love but the love existed before the gift but it was just that ah in that sense. The value of the gift to me was an expression of the depth of my love. And that's true if you spend one hundred dollars or five thousand dollars or.

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"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

03:23 min | 1 year ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Seeing prey proclaim rejoice in the one who prepares table before you even in the presence of your enemies. You have no reason to fear because Jesus Award. He's the only thing that can can really cause you to fear and lack lack assurance when you send separate you from fellowship with God. That's the only thing that can separate you from Fella Shipping with your father sin and so if you're plagued with with with fears this morning maybe you need to get in the presence of God but maybe the reason played with fears is because you've allowed the habit of sin to creep into your life and let those doubts. Go unchecked remembered outs. Not Not wrong if you take it into the presence of Yawn and so I don't know what's going on in each one of your individualized today but I do know this. I know who's Lord and I know that you can have peace in whatever season. You're an whatever moment you're in. Whatever whatever season uncertainty you're in because Jesus is Lord Award of those moments and those seasons where you are right here right now? December I twenty. Nineteen and Scots were Alabama. Jesus is Lord he is Lord and you need to unite with the truth today that nothing can separate you from him Except except the send that you willfully walk in so today if you're a believer and you're willfully walking in habitual obituary saying you need to repent of that sin. If you if you recognize today as we've been talking you say you know what that description that Ryan gave of Cultural Christianity Shirley. May I want to know more more about what it what it means to walk in the fullness of the Holy Spirit on a on a moment by moment basis. Then let's talk about that. There's there's uh-huh quick easy answers because life isn't quick and easy right but still as we talk about the truth as we meditate on the truth together Goggle show you the way because Jesus is the way and so today if you have these findings within and fears without like the him says guess what God's inviting you to come and today if you don't know Jesus as your savior he's not your treasure if you know if you know today that if you if you drew your last breath here on this earth that you would slip into a crisis eternity because you've never put your face solely in him then. Don't leave for a moment. Don't leave a moment open between now and the time. Were you respond to Jesus you can do so by coming down in the front. I love to take a Bible and share with you about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ but one way or another think about what were you are during this time of invitation. It's not a time to just get up and sing the song and really hope that it'll get over quickly and you can just get listen. I've been there. I've tried my way through invitation nations for years and there's no peace that can compare that piece on that day and July nineteen ninety-seven where I believed I believed and experience the face of God for the first time if you're here today and that's you. That's God's design that's God's will for you feel the war draw near and say I am. I'm here I'm here. I love you no matter how old or young you are today. Now's the time become is pretty good..

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"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

13:05 min | 1 year ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"And so typically we would do some kind of special advent sermon series But since we are already going through the gospel of John it just makes sense for us to continue you and our exploration of his Gospel and look at knowing Jesus because John's purpose and all of this is stated in John Chapter after twenty verse. Thirty one that we would we would read these things that have been written so that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ the son of God and that by believing we may have life life in his name. We've been looking at these seven signs from the gospel of John. These seven miracles. Some of them are are. I mean. They're all miraculous. Some of them are are miracles in the true sense of the word but all of them are signs. You've heard that and Isaiah chapter eleven. Jesus would come as the signal right as is the sign as the as the one who had display these signs for people to see that he is Emmanuel God with us. And that's exciting for us if we really grasp the truth of it. There's no age. There's no Christmas that should go by. The Christmas will be different. Holiday seasons will be different. But but but Jesus if we grasp the truth about him than every Christmas will be an exciting time. Every Christmas will be a season of joy. Even in the face Sir deepest sorrow I remember it was December of one thousand nine hundred eighty nine and I remember the big tornado. Just come through Huntsville. Huntsville that in November and and it was. It was just a a tom where we were very bad at several friends. That were in the the school over there and Jones Valley Elementary School. That was destroyed. I had friends in that building that survived and so that but that season my grandfather was going Downhill Hill and the late December after Christmas. We buried him because he passed away from cancer. And so Christmas that year looked extremely different for me as a nine year old which you can imagine as a nine year old there's heights of joy and then and then depths of sorrow just all around that season but but even in the face of that roller coaster of emotion even in the face of those different seasons of life that we experience these truths about. Jesus speak to us right where we are. And that's why we want to continue in our series this morning because what what Jesus has showed us is that when he turns the water into wine shows us that the life that he gives as one of enduring and everlasting joy and made available by faith in him. When Jesus heals the official your son he shows us? That life is found by believing in the words of God when Jesus healed a disabled man in Jerusalem. He showed us that life. Life is not found in superstition or in believing some kind of magic. Life is believing in the person and work of Jesus Christ and when Jesus Fed the multitude sued last week. He showed us that life comes in the face of our broken. This and the things that we call impossible because Jesus works through simple faith faith in struggling people the things that we would call impossible. Jesus just sees as business as usual. Because that's the kind of business that he's in. Is that chimerical working faith strengthening business. And so today. Jesus wants us to believe in him and to find the kind of life in hand Dan that delivers us from earthly fear. Now we get our technical term for the word fear from the Greek word phobia right and if you've ever done a study Different phobias that exist. There are all kinds of phobias. In fact if you are somebody who suffers from tribeca phobia then you would be not going on. The joy club outing to Gadston when they go on Friday the thirteenth. Because that's what tribeca phobia is. It is the fear of the number thirteen Jennifer Aniston share and Whoopi Goldberg her. All Avia. Which means that they are afraid of flying Barbra streisand? Dan Is XENEPHOBIC. That's a word that's thrown around a lot. But she admits this she's uncomfortable around strangers. We all know that Michael Jackson was plagued by phobias. He was haunted haunted by the fear of contaminations infections and diseases. Which is why they black mask right? He was missing phobic. But the celebrity with the most phobias is somebody. They named Woody Allen many of you may have heard of him. He's afraid of and I quote insects. Sunshine dogs deer bright colors. Children Heights Heights. Small rooms crowds and cancer. And so yeah. There's his famous people of the past are no different. Did you know that George Washington was scared of scared to death of being buried alive. Legitimate fear Richard Nixon was terrified of hospitals and Napoleon Bonaparte the military and political genius feared two cats interesting so many times people wrapped up in their devices until all hours of the morning because of something we call foam. Oh fear of who knows it. Anybody missing out. Yeah fear of missing out and that the heightened levels of anxiety because they're afraid somebody is going to do something or post something about them and they're just this anxiety or they're going to be not going to be able to be involved in something the thing that everybody else is involved in Mexico says this he says fear turns us into control freaks for fear at center is a perceived loss of control when lie spins wildly we grab for a component of life. We can manage our diets the tidiness of our home the armrest rest of plane or in many cases the people around us the more insecure we feel the meaner we become we growl and we bear our fangs. Why why because we're bad in part but also because we feel cornered you see fear releases tyrant within us all? Maybe saw all that this past week at your family gathering you say Jesus wants us to live fearlessly. Which is the point of this sign nine and so let us look at John Chapter six John Chapter six and let's actually begin with verse fifteen to get the context Jesus is just fed the five thousand and Jesus perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king? Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself and see the crowds wanted to use Jesus as a potential conqueror of their Roman oppressors. But Jesus would not have. This is not a right response to the glory that he had displayed in the feeding of the multitude. John simply tells us that Jesus withdrew to the mountain by himself but Matthew and Mortell US and other detail that Jesus went on the mountain mountain specifically to pray you see that Matthew Fourteen twenty three and mark six forty six well. This is not directly linked to the sign for today. It would still be good for us to see something important about life. According to Jesus in this passage last week I ended by asking you about your prayer life which may be a tough tough spot for for all of us. and Jesus shows us by escaping to the mountain to pray the true nature of life with God at the center. Jesus Standard of life and ministry was to live moment by moment in prayer and then unite with his father in different seasons of prayer. You say well we'll we'll show me that okay. Well Jesus lived moment by moment in prayer we see this in John Chapter five verse Seventeen. I'm GonNa just read it to you. Says Jesus answered them. My father is working until now. Oh and I am working basically saying wherever I see my father working I work. Jesus knew where God was moving. He was in tune with the spirit. Why because he was in in fellowship with a spirit he was abiding in the spirit of his father? He was he was. He was communing with the father in such a way that he saw. Aw the father moving through the spirit and the lives of different people. That's why in John Chapter Four. He had to go through Samaria remember that he was he in other in in other times. Luke Chapter Force being one of them he is driven by the spirit into the Wilderness. Then he has to go through Samaria and then he. He has to go to Jerusalem on by this pool. This hailing pool where he finds this one disabled man among the multitudes why because Jesus knew his father was was moving and working because his father so loved the world that he sent Jesus so that that love might be expressed not just in abstract back truth but in hands and feet and physical touch and spoken word. You see this is. This is God's love for the world and Jesus came him fully devoted to this mission and model for us. I only in chapter five seventeen. which says pray without ceasing? Pray continuously but he also had these extended sessions of prayer if you will these retreats of Prayer Forty Five Times throughout the Gospel and some of these are synonymous but but that we can count over thirty three different occasions where we find Jesus seeking time alone to pray John Chapter eight verse Thirty Eight. He says I speak of what I've seen with my father. I think that during these seasons where Jesus would would go by himself and would pray God would reveal just like like he does cross the next step the next things that Jesus was supposed to do the next people the next place that he was supposed to go Jesus lived live in full dependence upon the Father John Chapter twelve versus forty nine fifty say. Jesus says this. I've not spoken to monmouth authority. But the father who sent sent me himself has given me a commandment what to say and what to speak and that his commandment is eternal life what I say therefore I I say as the father has told me where did you hear it. He heard it as he was abiding in the presence of his father just like he calls us to abide in him. You see Jesus didn't come to live a life that was beyond us in fact he's GonNa tell us as we get into these lengthy discourses in the latter parts of John that he's actually calm so that we can experience life more abundantly life to the full. What does that mean? It's the life that Jesus himself as living. Don't make it into some kind of Health Wealth Prosperity Gospel where you never have any low times. He's saying no. I want you to experience life life with me life with my father life filled with my spirit and this for US blows out of the water. Any kind of understanding of a cultural Christianity where we just you know attend services on a weekend. God doesn't want to just rule your weekends. He wants to rule the ten thousand Monday moments of your life and he has given you a pathway into his presence through the gift of prayer and so followed Jesus truly they follow. Jesus as we've talked about today and be a person of prayer prayer listening says a lot about you randy sprinkle who's is a one of my southern Baptists heroes. He said prayers an unspoken confession of our utter dependence upon God but prayer looseness is an unbroken unbroken testimony of our dependence upon the flesh. Why was Jesus so often in prayer is because he was utterly dependent attendant upon his father? Why should we be people of prayer? Not because we want to use God's divine vending machine. We've already seen that doesn't work right right. That doesn't work. There's no magical formula. There's no there's no listen. There's no right way to pray. Except in Jesus name there's no right Eh. Rate Way to pray except praying. God's words back to him there's no there's no wrong way to express what's in your heart to your father in fact I would be willing to to tell you today this morning that if you're afraid you're bad at prayer just try it. Just just go for it and if you mess up I promise you. There's not going to be a lightning bolt from the sky. But Let let God's Word Guide you and then just pour out out your heart because he is your father if you know Jesus as your savior. Jesus shows us that life life with him is meant to be a life fellowship in communion moment by moment where Jesus rules over the ten thousand mundane moments of our life and our homes our families our workplaces and in each and every season..

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"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

09:14 min | 1 year ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"It isn't happening. You think that I'm standing sadly by but I tell you I've never stand idly by. Could it be that things are happening that you didn't anticipate so you haven't been really looking for them and then the response with this fourfold response over the next couple of chapters verse five he says I'm doing a bigger work than you can understand even about told you you wouldn't. I believe it and then look at Chapter Two verse Fourteen Chapter Two verse fourteen. He leads him through after after her back. Issues issues this complaint to the Lord that you're gonNA use Babylon sinful horrible wretched Pagan Babylon to judge. How can you be holy and use an unholy holy nation like that's a great question. Look averse to fourteen. He says for the Earth will be filled with knowledge of the glory of the Lord is the water covers the see what he sang is the bigger thing that I'm doing is going to result in the knowledge of my glory covering the Earth back. Do you really think that you as a meager lowly. Human Prophet can cause my glory and the knowledge of my gory to cover the earth because I can and I'm doing it. You think I'm standing Alibaba but I'm doing something that's going to result in people knowing my glory skip back to verse four of Chapter Two. If you want to understand how back says behold his puffed up. It's not upright within him but that last part the righteous shall live by his faith. You're gonNA walk with me. You must walk in trust and in faith and finally skip forward to diverse twenty chapter two and it's what I love about. God reveals his heart for us right after after God's spins Tom Moses on Mount Sinai and gets in the Ten Commandments. Lobbying Bob is among the people of Israel is accompanied with the Tabernacle residing in the center of the camp so God doesn't just give us his law gives us presence when Joe comes and Ascott all of these questions. All all of these questions got answers and gives Job of vision of himself right. Think About Corinthians Chapter Twelve when when Paul has this thorn in the flesh that sent by God's Messenger of Satan so what Paul calls it and and God says my grace's sufficient for you my powers may perfect and your weakness essentially Paul. I'm with you and and that that that that's your that's your hope that your glory we heard Becky testify few weeks ago walking through the Valley of the shadow of death that his nearness what it was all about that what that's what defines that time I'm not just the sadness and so rebecca kicks the same thing. God doesn't just give Quebec and answer because an answer doesn't increase faith yod gifts sir. I mean Yeah God gives her back himself. A Vision of himself verse Twenty Says But the Lord is in his Holy Temple at all the earth. Keep silence before him. What's it's happened is God. God gives back this vision of himself sitting on his throne basically saying listen a backup. If I am still on my throne then you can trust me with unanswered Sir questions. You always have questions. You'll never have enough answers but you can have me well. That'd be good enough enough and in that way he he doesn't just answer questions he inspires us to worship and so that's what I that's what I hope will happen happen. At the end of tonight is that we will we will recognize that God isn't just committed to answering our questions but that God is inviting us to behold him and to worship him in spirit and truth and he's saying I don't just want to give you answers. I'm GONNA I give you myself and some of these answers you can have and and some of these trains of thought will be helpful to you but ultimately I want you to receive me not just the knowledge of situation and so the problem of evil that people talk about from an apologetic standpoint is is is twofold. They're talking about two kinds of evil. Two kinds of evil. I kind of evil is moral evil moral evil you think give situations like nine eleven or columbine or the existence of Isis or the mass shooting in Odessa Texas a few weeks ago. This type of evil is is. AC for human beings to explain because this type of evil is rooted in the choices of fallen human beings who devise evil schemes jeremiah seventeen nine says the hardest desperately sick of all things who can understand it right humans have fallen natures and we point to moral evil as a testimony of that and some moral evil exists and people say well. That's just a product of of human choices and people still struggle with that but that's it's not moral evil that they have trouble explaining. It's the other kind of evil that exists in the world and that's the evil of natural evil so the existence of a Bola cancer natural disasters like hurricane Dorian that that give apocalyptic devastation to the Bahamas and other places and this is the kind of evil it has really made made people who doubt the existence of God. This is kind of reinforced their doubt because this this kind of evil is hard to explain it's random it's devastating and and many of you have heard of the French philosopher named Voltaire Voltaire looked not at a certain disaster that happened on November first seventeen fifty five November. I seventeen fifty five was all saints day in in Lisbon Spain vein and the churches were filled. I mean Lisbon Portugal. The churches were field because of it being all Saints Day and no one knew when they entered into the church that day that before the services concluded that an eight point five magnitude earthquake would rock Portugal and that between sixty and seventy two thousand people would die in Portugal most of them dying because the walls of churches that they were worshiping in fell in on them when we say it that way we really feel why Voltaire had such a struggle not weighing voltaire said it people aren't safe safe in the House of God. God knew that would be their yard could've stopped that earthquake from happening on All Saints Day. Why would God allow that I mean. Do you feel the weight of that question right. We don't want to set up Straw man here. We we really WANNA feel. The weight of why people people have struggled with this. This is voltaire. This is why he he declared that that Christianity was a farce epicurious preceded Voltaire Teheran ass in articulating what was called the logical problem of evil and the belief in all powerful all good God he called the Quadra Lima Emma leave it leave it to leave it to a philosopher to come up with that name instead of just a Diorama he has he has a Quadra and this was the Quadrille Emma he asks is this he said if God is willing to prevent evil but not able then he's not omnipotent if God is able to prevent evil but not willing then he's not good is he both able and willing then where does evil come from is he neither able nor willing feeling then why call him God and so this this fourfold problem as he looked at the logical problem of evil people it it made him stumble and it really made him attack this Christian understanding of an all good all powerful God and so we want to before we jump into the the Christian responser to the biblical response to the Quadrille Emma I would. I I would just say that if you ever have somebody who is asking you this question and they wanna put God on trial and Christianity on trial. Just ask them will will you know the I guess. The opposite of Christianity is being an atheist right and so how would an atheist censure that question mini mini atheist thank that they've solved the problem of evil and suffering in the world and that is that the universe is bleak and we just have to accept it Richard Dawkins whose of famous atheist issed he explained that an an extreme version of this that there's no meaning behind anything it's a product of chance and quote unquote dance of DNA. There's no oh good. There's no evil but the only problem is is that in saying that there's no evil you're denying the existence of moral evil and that's blatant. How can you deny that you see. Atheism is not a solution because it doesn't remove suffering in fact it can make it can make suffering bring ten thousand times worse.

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"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"That helps simple fill this calling with joy and not groaning? I'm preaching right now through I John at my church Abbeville and I've just been blown away by how construct consistent thing they will know you how you love one another. I don't know about North Alabama. Okay never served a church North Alabama Bene- South Alabama Arkansas in Knoxville Tennessee Z. Northwest Arkansas Knoxville Tennessee. I can tell you that the outside world favorite topic when they want to press down on the sufficiency in the need for the church is how bad the relationship between the congregation the pastor you want to be like the Scots Borough you want to be alive to the world this relationship that you have with your pastor speaks volumes to your commitment to the Gospel Jesus Christ how we all die to ourselves in seat in the knee seek the good.

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"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

10:51 min | 1 year ago

"alabama" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Open your eyeballs the first John Chapter Five and as you turn their thanks for your prayers for us. We're excited to be headed in this direction and my wife thing daughters will be here tomorrow. Night's and movers will be here on Friday morning and so will be unpacked in about six months. I think we'd given more to the local thrift store than than than I ever knew we had in house. Course one of the things you'll learn about. My wife is that she's part else. I'm serious at Christmas time. She did Tin Christmas trees last year. She's she is. I think we decorate for Christmas beginning of November and I'll take it down until January. I mean you know Jesus Birthday right I mean we celebrate and and so we we loves the Christmas season and lots of family traditions and we've made a lot of memories and it's just been a great blessing so that's a that's one of the reasons for for all the stuff but then just four kids I mean living in the same place for twelve years. You know you Kinda just accumulate because we got awesome grandparents right you know the grandparents pour out on the on the kids and so anyway but we're very excited and are excited about the House that we've found and just look forward to having a lot of out there and for dinners and different things like dad and just getting to know you've had made around tonight. Shake your hand and tell you how excited I am at your here and that we're here as well then the hope to do that before the nights over but but I am I'm very thankful and and grateful able to be with you tonight and just WanNa take a few moments of study God's Word I had a out of firm conviction that whatever I'll get on Wednesday nights the firm conviction it is that you really don't need to hear for me. As much as you need to hear from the Lord I mean that's kind of just the way it goes. God's words bring a life and so I want us to do I kind of a short study study tonight on that concept of life from the beginning of the Bible to the end of the Bible and in doing so. I'm going to tell you where ahead of the next few months just as we have in God's work together on on Sunday mornings assessments y'all get kind of a sneak peek of this Sunday is going to be a special Sunday. Now you've heard about it but we are going to have an installation service. It's kind of a launch point for me and my family here and one. The things that you're going to hear me saying is there's there's two ps that you can remember about how you can be a blessing to your pastor at thought about calling two-piece for your pastor but I don't know that sound weird but but the first one is presence like I said you being here tonight is a great blessing and and it's an unusual blessing for me <hes> I used to call my my little prayer meeting back in Abbeville fantastic four and or the fabulous five if it was good night and then summertime we might turn into the super six or the elite eight. I don't know what what it would be but but no you being here and saying you're smiling faces and open bibles and it makes all the difference in the world for a pastor at the second p would be prayer and <hes> so presence prayer you praying for me will be the lifeblood of any ministry that I'll have here and and I want us to be people of prayer we can we can do a lot besides pray but until we have prayed we can't do anything and so we wanna be people who find our our pathway into the presence of the war through prayer often and doing that together during that separately because as as we as we cultivate a private for life in our corporate paralyzed flourish and but if we just come and try to cultivated corporate prayer life without a private for life than it's fake so we wanna be people who have genuine prayer lives and are praying for one another and <hes> and you can pray for me and we'll actually in the service this Sunday by doing just that I wanna give you an opportunity to intercede before the throne of God for me and my family and and so it'll be a special time I've got two of my dear brothers and Christ coming to <hes> to give me charge and then you charge the one coming to give me a charge is my uncle. It's funny my dad's and the construction business and <hes> and I'm a pastor uncle is a pastor and his sons and the construction business so kind of flip-flop there and but Malcolm art is the men's faster Wilbur Baptists in Huntsville and he's going to come and he's going to charge me see and inside of the Church and challenge me to love you will and he's he's taught me how to do that by example for years and years as as I've watched him serve the church but then I get friend of Mine Rickie Sowell is GonNa come and he's GonNa Charge you and Ricky is he's a little bit younger than me but he's actually been a pastor and a half and he is a godly guy that I'm in Thailand a little over a decade ago. I'll take a funny story about Rickie. Ricky did podcasts together <hes> we called it the Ryan and Ricky show created right and so we did this podcast every year and a a lot more like brothers and but our wives can stand listening to us something they thought we were always about the fight and I might not just guys talk to each other. You know I mean we were just you know bantering back and forth and and <hes> the way at a fun time but ricky he's from South Alabama born and raised in Abbeville where where I've pastored the ice twelve years and he he actually when we were trying to come up with the names of the podcast he said well. I think it should just be our names and I think your name should be. I the the person with a one syllable name is always I I said Ricky. My name is Ryan. I know that everybody in the South says so. It's not the Ryan rings as uniquely about we we we can we take a to civil were Meghan into one Zobel last ask for four seconds and so anyway ricky he was like yeah. I guess your name is two syllables. Nobody says like that but but he'll be giving charged us the church and then we'll we'll talk about presence and prayer and then we'll break and and really have a launch point to commit ourselves together as a church family and to to move forward from there and I'm excited about that my family's excited about that and and so but tonight we wanted take a look at first John Chapter Five. Let's get verse twelve tonight as we as we'd just think about this topic of life from Biblical perspective and and so first John Chapter Fiber swelled John Rights and he says he says whoever has the son has life whoever does not have the son of God does not have life. I love how clear and concise John Is. John just doesn't mince words. He doesn't waste words. Whoever has is the son has life whoever does not have the sun guide does not have life how familiar with the kids show veggie tales vegetables most of you so veggietales they've been around? I'm from on time and Veggietales they have kind of these little videos and they're fun. Old bobble stories made into this'll animated series and have all these lovable characters and Fisher sure who actually created veggietales he he has shifted gears a little bit he loves doing veggietales and he loved to these bobble stories but one of the things that he started doing he's the thing about Veggietales is is that you just get a little snapshot of the Story Korea reverse or passage in scripture and it's just not you know not the whole story and so one of the things that we wanna do in our times together as we come around God's Word is to get me onto veggietales understanding in the Bible and we want to understand the story of God's word. It's an epic narrative that we are meant to dive into and not just read like we would read a book that we love but we're actually supposed to dive into it in a way that we find our identity. We want to be people who are defined by transformed by the word of God and icons from meditating on it from store. Get in our hearts our minds so that so much so that it just becomes the way that we respond we speak with the language of scripture we think with categories in scripture week we treasure Jesus as the scriptures treasure Jesus and so what I want us to do is I want us to get a farm grasp even tonight as we just gotta a start our adventure together I want us to get a firm grasp on what I consider to be one of the one of the most useful Bible facts that you will and that is you could sum up the storyline of the Bible into four separate chapters right and that's creation fall redemption restoration they've ever heard that before Creation Vol redemption restoration so let's just say those together case Genesis Chapter One and two you have creations everybody the creation all right in genesis chapter three through the end of Malachi. You have the fall that Rice I fall I just as chapter three you get the fall of Adam and Eve into sin and the rest of the Old Testament Genesis this chapter four Malachi is basically is basically a description.

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