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Laws of Nature and Nature’s God

I am glad that some things remain the same no matter what.

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As a Christian we have a higher power from which we can draw our strength from. Although there are many who rise up against you never forget that greater is He who is with you then he who is with them. We serve the greater good, the highest authority, and the final arbitrator of all things. He is the King of kings and the Lord of all lords. And you my child are a King’s kid.


'Pop Goes the Gospel'

'Pop Goes the Gospel'

Welcome to the September 2009 edition of “Pop Goes the Gospel“. This back to school issue is chuck full of thought provoking material. There is lots here even for the casual student to digest. There are many posts to cause you to pause and consider, as well as some which might make you cry. We have all the emotions covered this month so enjoy.

Feature Post

Trent Cotton presents Hello-I Am a Slave posted at Christian Men-Christian Warriors. How’s that look on a resume you might ask. Well Trent Cotton hits a home run with this post on Romans 1:1. Well done Trent Cotton and you are this months feature author.

In Faith

Savannah Garcia presents savannah garcia: Looking back… posted at savannah garcia.Savannah writes a poignant post looking back on her husbands bout with cancer. This one is a must read and be sure the Kleenex box is not far from your computer as you read this moving post. Well done and welcome to Pop Goes the Gospel blog carnival

Bible SEO presents Christian Disciple – Seven Conditions | Bible Study Lessons | Bible Studies | Inductive Bible Study Guide posted at Bible Study Exposition Online. A check list for Christian Disciples. How do you measure up to this list of must haves to be considered a disciple of Christ?

Rodney Sutton presents Look Ma….No Land!!! posted at Happy Hog Speaks!. Rodney another new comer to Pop Goes the Gospel offers a short post full of wit and yes even some wisdom. Sometimes the best posts are the shortest, and I think Rodney gets the prize this month for the shortest post in this month’s issue. Can you walk on water? Find out by reading this post.

Allen Scott presents Left Behind posted at Journey Across the Sky. My own submission to this carnival warns us to take heed of the warning signals so that we are not left unprepared or worst yet left behind.

In Church Life

Big Larry presents Getting Creative With Tithing posted at Out of Debt Christian, saying, “Maintaining your commitment to tithe can be challenging during these tough times. But a little creativity will help remind you that abundance is always there for those who give of themselves first!” Well put Larry and well done. Larry is a first time contributor to this blog carnival and I hope that he will continue to bless us in the future with additional submissions.

andriel presents The Basis for Salvation: Man is Sinful posted at ReturningKing.com, Trends in neo-Christianity present salvation as something inherently man-inspired; frequently admonishing only that man properly involve himself in God’s work and lift himself up by his bootstraps to meet God’s expectations. But as andriel presents in “The Basis for Salvation” man is sinful and in need of a Savior. This is a great read but you better get your bible out before you start to digest this post.

Yvette Nietzen presents The Lord has Covered your Sin posted at Fresh Wind Ministries. Yvette follows andriel with a shower of blessings found in repentance and forgiveness from God. God wants to restore us into fellowship with Him but our sinful nature wants to alienate us from Him. Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. Let the Lord shower you with His forgiveness and start each day refreshed and renewed.

Adam Faughn presents I Love Church Vans! posted at The Faughn Family of Four. Adam really loves church vans. Really he does, and so will you once you understand what they stand for. Perhaps you would like to add your church van to Adam’s collection?

Jeremy Hobbs presents Matthew 18:7-9 posted at ChristsDomain, Jeremy Hobbs dissects Matthew 18:7-9 and poses to us all a challenge to examine what causes us to stumble in the faith and ANNIHILATE it!

Shannon Christman presents The Minority Thinker: Is Jesus Really the Answer? posted at The Minority Thinker, Shannon Christman a first time contributor to this blog carnival asks us to think before we answer. Jesus is definitely the answer for the world today but is Jesus the right answer to every question?

In Culture

NCSue presents “I was in prison, and you came to visit me.” – Mt. 25:36 – * posted at IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING. A thought provoking post admonishing the church to do a better job of visiting those who are in prison.

Randy Powell presents Can God Hear Me? posted at Communicating with God Effectively. I guess the answer to that question would depend on how you actually viewed God. This is what Randy wants us to look at with his post. I say talk to God as if you were talking to your best friend, after all HE is closer than a brother, and loves to be called Abba Father or daddy.

Angelawd presents “What if you’re wrong about atheism?” posted at angelawd, Or what if God actually exists? Does belief in an unseen God prove worthwhile in the life of those who believe? What if that belief turns out to be false, would the life that you led be a waste? Read the article but then take the time to read ALL the comments. This is a thought provoking piece, but for me, like doubting Thomas I wanted proof that Jesus was alive and loved me, and for me I received all the proof I need. I am convinced that God is real and my faith in Him is not wasted. What say you? Leave your comment along with the others. This is a must read.

In Politics

Dan Smith presents The Abortion Debate posted at Different Frequencies…Same Radio, Dan rages a debate with himself that he shares with the world over the abortion debate. How should a Christian respond to this issue? See what Dan decided in “The Abortion Debate” blog post.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of pop goes the gospel using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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God is With Us

image Wherever I go, He is there. So goes the children’s song we sang all week at Vacation Bible School. The words are simple, the melody is catchy, but the message it carries is timeless. The Lord promised His disciples that he would be with them always even until the end of the age.

The promise was not only for that time and that place but even until the end of the age. What comforting words to have heard from the Lord. Jesus was asking His disciples to go into all the world and teach others about the love of God through Christ Jesus. It was a hostile environment in those days to be labeled a “Christian”. I believe much of the same circumstances exist today with the persecution of Christians increasing around the world. Even in America, where freedom of religion is protected in the Constitution, Christians are finding it much more difficult to practice their religion freely and openly. It would appear the spirit of Anti-Christ is alive and well in the world.

Can we rest upon this promise given to the early church in a hostile world today? Do the words of Jesus still hold forth the same comfort as when they were first spoken? Do we as the church in the world today believe that God is with us? I fear that many live their life as if God is a distant relative they visit once a week. Perhaps you place a call to God daily but then go about the rest of your day forgetting that you spoke with Him.

Do you ever pause to acknowledge His presence in your day? Or do you perhaps feel your privacy is being invaded by this constant companion? I would hate to think about being alone at this time in history without the comforting knowledge of God’s abiding presence. I dare not think about what my life would be like without His constant help and encouragement. I tremble at the thought of facing life’s challenges alone and self-reliant. I, like Gideon, do not see myself as a brave soul, but more of a reclusive introvert. Some might just call me a closet coward.

rowboat_2929c I must confess that left to my own strengths, my weaknesses are far too evident. It is only when I rely upon God’s abilities do my insecurities not seem so great. I take comfort in knowing that I have not been the first, nor shall I be the last Gideon to have walked this earthen sod feeling insignificant when faced with overwhelming odds. (Judges 6:15) Nor shall I be the last Israelite who stood terrified in the shadow of Goliath. (1 Samuel 7:23-24) Nor dare I say that I will be the last disciple who fears drowning when confronted by an unrelenting flood of despair. (Mark 4:38)

Some people seem to have an inert ability to face any obstacle stoically. Not I!

However, I have lived long enough to know that God is faithful, and He will never leave me comfortless. He is always there and all I need do is acknowledge His abiding presence and allow him to have control of my life’s circumstances. He will never leave me nor forsake me. He shall be with me even when the world comes to an end. Those are comforting words. But do we believe them?

Do we actually believe that wherever we are God is? That means God tags along with us throughout our days just looking for an opportunity to be there for us. How often do we neglect to acknowledge that abiding presence. Are we like the disciples caught in the violent storm at sea with Jesus asleep in the boat? They exhaust themselves attempting to bail out the boat while JESUS continues to sleep in the stern. Why was Jesus asleep while the disciples were fighting for their lives? (Mark 4:38) Because Jesus knew God was with him and he knew that God was in control of his life. He knew he was one with the Father. Can we say the same? Are we able to find rest in the midst of the storm?


31 What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?] Romans 8:31 (AMP)

What obstacle do you suppose is too big for God to handle? What in this created world can defeat God? That is right, NOTHING! If God is with you no matter where you are, could it be said then that you are the instrument through which God desires to impact the world around you? Do you suppose that the same God who was with Jesus also resides within you? And the same power that raised Jesus from the dead shall also quicken your mortal body. (Give life to, energize, make fully alive.)

LentFifthAepcl If the Spirit of the Lord is able to resurrect the dead do you suppose that same Spirit is able to work mightily through you to impact your circumstances? Do you suppose your life can be changed for the better because of God’s abiding presence? If God is with you and you acknowledge His presence.do you think  that you can feed 5000, move mountains, or speak in His name and bring salvation to a lost soul? What do you suppose we could accomplish in His name if we only believed he is actually alive and well and living within us?

Wherever I go, God is with me;
wherever I am, He is there.
I’m never alone;
He won’t forget me.
I’m never afraid; I know He’s near.
Wherever I go, God is with me;
wherever I am, He is there.
I’m never alone;
He won’t forget me.
God is near.


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