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Anonymous asked: honest self assessment: do u think ur good at guitar

let’s say 0 is complete newb. 10 is christian professional (hillsong, bethel, etc) and avg korean home church electric guitarist is like a 3/4. i may hover around a 6-7?

so. not, not really.. i’m not good at guitar playing, but perhaps if i were gloat it’d be God’s grace in giving me a knack for playing it for a certain type of worship. i guess that’d be it. it’s only useful for a “worship” context haha. nothing else..

pls ask more questions! 
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i promise to answer anything that comes as appropriately as possible haha.

I cant believe I can still feel those emotions when I bring it up.

choiboi619:

sanginator:

LOL omg. this is gold

this is a thing

choiboi619:

sanginator:

LOL omg. this is gold

this is a thing

pls.

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i promise to answer anything that comes as appropriately as possible haha.

jspark3000:

Support your friend’s dreams. If they fail, you still supported them. If they succeed, you always believed in them. Otherwise, even when they succeed, it won’t feel like a victory that can be shared with you. And if they fail, they’ll feel like they disappointed you most. Support dreams, because there’s already so little passion in the world and so few of us go for the life we always wanted.

— J

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it’s been a long time since i’ve received some encouragement genuinely. 
and, i’m sure others have given me genuine encouragement here and there but i suppose my stubborn thick heart and mind wouldn’t accept them; until now.

maybe, maybe this really could work out. but, not on my own strength.  

God thank You.

this is awesome. finished what would have been 5am tomorrow, 5pm today. may these be the words of a fool used by a powerful God for His own good.

#condensed #sneakpeak


Sermon Recap:

Genesis 45:1-15

  1. No sin, mistake, and/or evil is able to prevent us from the reception of God’s love. (v3)

  2. God is not cruel or the source of evil. His sovereignty is so encompassing that it even transforms evil to be used towards good. (Genesis 45:5-8)  

  3. Reconciliation is an art form of honest recollection between two hurt people’s intertwined past. (v15)

  4. Theology is personal; not a thoughtless tool of arrogance used to comfort those who are in the midst of pain and suffering.
    Love > Lecture (Genesis 50:20)


Prayer:

  1. God we thank You for your faithfulness and love for us

  2. Jesus we ask that our hearts may treasure You

  3. Holy Spirit please enable us to see the Father personally  

  4. Immanuel would be an example of true Biblical Fellowship


Background:

Exodus 1:5-7


Scripture Reading:

Exodus 1:8-2:10


Outline: 

  1. God Has a Plan (Genesis 15:13)

  • God can use the momentum of evil for His own good. (v11 - 12)
  1. God Remembers the Forgotten (1 Corinthians 1:27)

  • We fear the things of this world because we do not have an adequate fear of God. (v17)

  • God can take our dead hopes and make them come alive. (v21)

the chicago dream is over. awake to reality. return to life. God im back.

If they are wrong they need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then you are under orders to pray for them. — C.S. Lewis (via jspark3000)
Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies. Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (via hislivingpoetry)

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asker

choiboi619 asked: what are your thoughts when things like marc driscoll and mars hill church being kicked out of Acts29 happens? is it really "biblical" in their argument for why Acts29 kicked Mars Hill and Marc Driscoll out of their organization?

jspark3000:

Hey my friend, I wrote about some of that here.

In contrast to everything that’s been happening the last few weeks, I don’t know if some Christianese drama in a small Westernized section of church-subculture is worth more words.  I don’t mean to diminish the very real pain that was afflicted on former members of Mars Hill.  But I mean, transplanting that church to a third world country would probably shape them up real fast.  I do hope that Pastor Mark will repent and be restored, even if that means he steps down or never does ministry again.  But mainly I’m very weary of the celebrity culture that has so entrenched our churches, and it’s symptomatic of a much larger issue in this part of the world.  Let’s pray for a heart of love and for changed lives to emerge at the end of all this.

— J.S.

lil bro askin

Before I forget… -
1. No sin, mistake, and/or evil is able to prevent us from the reception of God’s love.
2. God is not cruel or the source of evil. His sovereignty is so encompassing that it even transforms evil to be used towards good.
3. Theology is personal; not a thoughtless tool of arrogance used to comfort those who are in the midst of pain and suffering. Love > Lecture
4. Reconciliation is an artform of honest recollection between two hurt people’s intertwined past.

#Genesis45

thepsychmind:

Fun Psychology facts here!

Do we need psychology to tell us this? -.-#butHestillLovesusanyway

thepsychmind:

Fun Psychology facts here!

Do we need psychology to tell us this? -.-

#butHestillLovesusanyway

wow.

"There was a brilliant post today on Dave Orrison’s blog Grace for my Heart that defined the difference between a narcissistic apology and a real apology. The center of the narcissistic apology is the offender saying “I am hurting because of this.” The real apology sees the victim in the center and says, “You are hurting because of this.”  The difference – and a critical one – is empathy.  As my wife so insightfully noted, “a narcissistic apology is when the apology itself is actually abusive.”  It’s extremely manipulative."

it’s been a while tumblr. 
and when I say “tumblr,” what i really mean is “God.”

no, not that tumblr is my god, but that this heart of mine has lost it’s intense longing to seek after Him. and the scariest thing is that it took this long to even notice that it has left. 

i really want You back again, not in my head anymore; but my heart. 
when i preach tomorrow, it’s not going to be about lessons anymore. it’s going to be about life and death. You and me. God, of the redeemed.