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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Some Updates

For those very few who actually read this blog, I just wanted to let you know that hopefully, I'll be posting something new within the next week. It has been hard to keep up with this since I do not have a home computer yet.

Lately I have been reading all over the bible. I found a reading plan online that has been very helpful. Click here to go to the page. I use the Blended version. I just finished 2 Kings and will be starting Hosea later today in the Old Testament and I am still reading through Matthew in the NT.

I am also excited and kind of nervous of an upcoming class my Pastor has made available. We are going to be going through the book "Abstract of Systematic Theology", by James P. Boyce.(Thanks to Bro. Aaron for the correction) There will be exams and a final 5000 word essay (thats why I used the word nervous; Just by reading this blog you know I'm not the best writer in the world) that will have to be written at the end of the course. I just hope I have a computer by then.

I recently have been listening to CD's of the recent T4G conference and the New Attitude sermons and they have been a real encouragement to me. I just finished the first session of the NA this morning which was entitled, "The Truth - Rediscovering Humble Orthodoxy" by Joshua Harris.

Anyway, back to my upcoming post. Josh Harris used 2 Timothy 2:14-26 in his message I have been listening to the past couple of days. While I listened to him read from this passage, the last part of verse 19 stuck out to me. "And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity." I was on my way home and I thought to myself that I should study that more. Well, this morning as I was looking for something in E-Sword, I downloaded a collection of writings by John Bunyan. One of the first things that I read in that collection was a sermon he wrote entitled, "A Holy Life: The Beauty Of Christianity." The text of this message? You probably already guessed, 2 Timothy 2:19b. Anyway, it seems that that verse keeps coming up so I will probably start studying that to post on. I want to try to humbly bring out the truth that this verse is proclaiming and then how it practically can be applied and responded to in my life.

And one last note, and I am saying this not to build myself up, but in humilty to those who would hold me accountable in my spiritual disciplines. I have not blogged on here or sent a email to the Catalyst mailing list in a while but that does not mean that I have been neglecting those vital practices in my life. Granted, I have not been as disciplined as I have been in the past, but God's grace has been used in my life to renew my passion in that area recently.

2Pe 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

4 Comments:

  • Josh,

    I do read your blog, and am encouraged by it. Glad you will be posting soon.

    The book we will be using in the course is, "Abstract of Systematic Theology, by James P. Boyce.

    Greg Boyd is an open theist, and I don't think we will ever use anything by him.

    Blessings,
    Bro. Aaron

    By Blogger Aaron L. Turner, at 6/03/2006 3:10 PM  

  • Good to see you are not using a Boyd book. I am dealing, in a matter of speaking, with a SB pastor that endorsed his book "Is God to Blame."

    As far as the T4G MP3s, I listened to them and was also encouraged. I will have to check out the NA ones

    I am looking forward to seeing what you will write.

    By Blogger Tony, at 6/03/2006 5:09 PM  

  • AMEN!
    Looking forward to your post.

    -Jeremy

    By Blogger Jeremy, at 6/04/2006 2:44 PM  

  • Bro. Aaron, thanks for the correction. I must have heard you wrong. I have corrected it now.

    By Blogger Josh, at 6/05/2006 9:52 AM  

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