Thursday, June 01, 2017

"Insanity of God" Showing for third day fresno!

Special Showing of The "Insanity of God" Day , June 4 for third day fresno.

Special Day, Special Place!

Invite a special friend and enemy.

To celebrate our showing of the "The Insanity of God," film, we'll meet at the Wainscott home this Sunday (only),  The 90 minute film starts at 10:10 am, 4124 W. Fig Tree Lane (near Bullard and Figarden Dr.).  Map here. (Clue: it's the same number as John Milor's IQ and bowling score)  (:
You'll need the gate code if the gate isn't open.  It'll be sent on Facebook message.

Click here to see the  "Insanity of God" website.

The Insanity of God is the true story of missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken. After the death of their son, this ordinary couple journeys into the depths of the persecuted church, asking the question- IS JESUS WORTH IT?
How does faith survive, let alone flourish in the places of the world that are over­ come with the darkness of sin, despair and hopelessness? Join the Ripkens as they tell the story of being taught by believers in persecution"how to follow Jesus, how to love Jesus, and how to walk with Him day by day even when it doesn't make sense."
The film is based on the best-selling book Insanity of God (BH Publishing) and is released in association with the International Mission Board (IMB).

Previews:
 

"A powerful film that shows what God can do when someone fully surrenders to His purpose for their lives. I highly recommend everyone to watch this film."
— Dr. Mark Croston
National Director of Black Church Partnerships, LifeWay
"This film is a jarring reminder that our faith does not require comfort, luxury, or fame. All of our Christian hit songs, best-selling books, and box office smashes are nothing compared to the faith that persecuted believers endure in many places around the world. If western Christians understood what this film presents, then our country would be a different place."
— Alex Kendrick
Director War Room, Courageous, Fireproof
"Darkness and Light. Persecution and Peace. As I watched this compelling film, I was reminded anew that only Jesus can be my light and my peace. As a believer, I can’t be quiet; I must act on my hope in spite of the fear. Jesus is worth it. The question is - will I? I pray that as Christians watch The Insanity of God their lives will be changed forever, and that as the Body of Christ, we will be faithful in making Him known – even in the hardest places."
— Sam Thomas
Mission Mobilizer, Africa Inland Mission
“An incredible collection of stories from men and women who chose to serve Jesus in extremely difficult situations. The Holy Spirit will use this film to stretch your spiritual capacity and desire to serve Jesus more sacrificially. In the face of severe persecution, the perfect love of Jesus Christ drove out fear. Through obedience, these Christ followers saw the Church thrive in the midst of suffering. May we each bear a heart willing to suffer, and learn firsthand that Jesus is worth it!.”
— Larry D. Andrews
President & CEO, Partners International
"There is a long heritage of stories of missionaries and martyrs. This film reminds us of the realities of Christians following Jesus and losing their lives in the process. When we engage these real life stories, we are provoked to action in love and good deeds. Don't miss The Insanity of God!"
— Dr. Ed Stetzer
Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, Wheaton College
"If you’ve ever wondered if faith in Jesus is worth it, you must watch the The Insanity of God. The resounding, “Yes!” is as undeniable as is the challenge to the notion of a convenient faith in God. We are surrounded by a modern day cloud of witnesses whose faith in God point us to the resurrected Jesus Christ."
— Jeff Denlinger
President, WorldVenture
"He is worthy and the inspiration of the persecuted church will display His truth in resurrected life. The Insanity of God will move His church to deeper depths of pushing back darkness. Can't wait!"
— Johnny Hunt
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Woodstock
"This not only a true story, but a story that is still being written. The persecution of Christians around the world is at an all-time high with no signs of it is slowing down anytime soon. We must be aware; we must prayer; and we must act. The outcome of this story depends on our involvement!"
— Randy Frazee
Author of The Heart of the Story and Senior Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas

Sunday, May 10, 2015

moonwalking birds, alcoholic monkeys, fish with two..uh...Anyway, we started a 56-year series on Isaiah

I love our tribe.
Today's  open source  ( or is it "open sores"?..see this) conversation on the practical spiritual application of some of these "world's weirdest" animals was great:

Here's the whole series of "World's Wierdest"..270 weird animals!
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We also started a 56-year series on Isaiah..to which everyone contributed.
Spy Scott gave some historical help, as you can see..












Here are  a couple links on the puns and wordplays in Isaiah that were mentioned:

Click this for Isaiah 42 wordplay (on board).

Also

Isaiah 5:7 and Puns in Hebrew

Since I’m presently working on Isaiah for the series it’s only natural that I’d wind up in Chapter 5 with it’s stunningly beautiful pun

לְמִשְׁפָּט֙ וְהִנֵּ֣ה מִשְׂפָּ֔ח לִצְדָקָ֖ה וְהִנֵּ֥ה צְעָקָֽה׃

God looked for justice (mishpat) but only saw oppression (mispach). God looked for righteousness (tzedakah) and instead he heard an outcry of pain (tz’acha).
This pun is virtually impossible to render in English. link
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ken Adams Homegoing Service



















Slideshow of Keltic Ken's  life, shown at his homegoing:

Mary Kathryn's song "Tehillah" from the slideshow:
Here's Ken interviewing Mary Kathryn about the song.
Also there, hear his interview with Moya Brennan.
Click here.



Obituary: Kenneth Neal Adams --"Keltic Ken" --passed away peacefully in Fresno, CA on March 22, 2015, at the age of 63, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.  Ken was born on January 28, 1952, in Harrisville, MI, to Hollie and Mary Adams .

Ken had a great love for Australia and treasured the time he spent there as a youth. He had planned to get dual citizenship as his mother was born in Sydney, Australia. He was looking forward to returning to his old stomping grounds in the future.

His passion for Celtic Christian music fostered a love for Ireland and a desire to visit one day.

Ken loved to travel and hitchhiked across the country twice,which yielded many entertaining stories,which he enjoyed relaying enthusiastically.

Ken had a heart for people and enjoyed donating his time and energy to many ministries and causes, to further proclaim the name of Jesus.

With his gregarious personality, he made friends everywhere he went.

Ken had a 30 year long career in radio broadcasting. He was instrumental in getting KDUV FM, in Visalia, CA, on the air in 1991. He also was the Station Manager at KRDU AM, in Dinuba, CA,from 1995 to 2012 .KRDU was the first commercial Christian radio station in the nation. For many years, Ken was the voice of the Fresno Rescue Mission, Evangel Home and Feed My Sheep Ministries weekly broadcasts. He shared his love for Celtic Christian music through his online live365.com radio station, Celtic Christian Spirit,from 2000 to 2014,which is now being managed by his daughter.

He is preceded in death by his parents. Ken is survived by his

wife Cathy; and daughter Christina.

A memorial service will be held at the G.L.Johnson Chapel at Peoples Church in Fresno, CA, on Saturday, April 18, 2015,at 2:00 p.m.; a  reception will follow.  Remembrances may be sent to Ken's church, Third Day Fresno, 4124 W. Fig Tree Lane, Fresno, CA 93722, to help the family with expenses.

-- The Heat is On:


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It was amazing to hear Ken's voice at the service!
Ken's testimony and invitation:click here, go to bottom of page, and play "What f God Were One of Us?' from 25:43 min mark to end  (35:28)  Other sermons from Ken there, too.

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Video from Happy in Peru
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Ken's internet radio,














Sunday, January 11, 2015

Invisible Gorillas and Unbroken Zamperinis

Great time today!
I love our tribe.  One never knows what's going to happen.
For example, prayer time for Cher.

 Here are the videos we showed:

1)videos related to the "Invisible Gorilla" test for "selective attention"
2)The Billy Graham film on   Louis Zamperini-- picks up where the film "Unbroken" leaves off

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1)videos related to the "Invisible Gorilla" test for "selective attention"
Here's what we did, and I recommend doing it this way.
Show the first video starting at 4 second mark, telling the group that no one should say anything, or make any noise, while watching; just concentrate hard on following the instructions:



 You can see why calling it the "Invisible Gorilla" test might jinx things(:

Here is the backstory:
More? Click: theinvisiblegorilla.com/
Here's a great spoof version:

Several more videos, including TED Talks on this topic on Dave's blog here
Of course people have made endless variations:

2)The  Louis Zamperini story.  Watch it here, 





Monday, November 24, 2014

"Love Costs Everything," film of worldwide persecution of Christians, shown Nov 30


Join us Sunday November 30 for a free showing of  "Love Costs Everything," the  powerful, acclaimed film about persecution of Christians around the world.
Sun 11/30 , 10:10 am in the New Creation building, 3890 N. Tenth Ave at Saginaw; NW corner of the campus of St James Anglican, Cedar/Dakota
 Trailer:


Website for the film
Partners
Promo:

No time in history has been bloodier for Jesus' followers. Throughout the world, Christians are being threatened, beaten, raped and killed simply for being believers. And yet, the American church remains inactive and largely unaware of their sufferings.
"Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world at present."
- Nina Shea, The Hudson Institute
Christian persecution has been a reality for more than 2,000 years. While tragic, it is not a story of defeat. Instead, those who find themselves in the crosshairs of violence today count it a blessing to stand among the faithful throughout history. In the face of persecution, these followers of Christ fear compromise more than death itself.
Love Costs Every Thing maps the history of Christian persecution from the first martyrs to seven present-day stories of faith that knows no price.
Filmed in Iraq, Columbia, India, Egypt, France and the United States, this feature-length documentary includes commentary from US Congressmen, foreign government officials, religious leaders and scholars.
Faithfulness is the goal of every Christian. Reminding the audience of this truth, and encouraging them to stand firm in their faith, is the first goal of this film. Second, Love Costs Every Thing reveals what persecution looks like today in relation to history. The final goal is to spur viewers to action in light of this injustice.
Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them   in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrews 13

Sunday, June 22, 2014

6/22/14 --First annual St.Kathleen Bergin Green Day: pissing against the wall, banshee screaming, singing with the damned, elevator subversion, Matt 19:-20:16 and capuchin monkeys

Kathleen Bergin Green came all the way from the Bronx to be with us today...or something like that.
It was an honor to hear about herLaundromat Love ministry..and pray over her  (above)..







at third day fresno we love to pray for a different church every week, that God would bless them more than us (Philippians 2:1-11).
This week, check out @Christian Temple here in Fresno, and the wonderful pastor, Eli Loera. They are in a challenged part of town, and I'm guessing they get all kinds of trash and hate mail etc in this prayer request box out in front of the building..but it's worth it to get the prayer resquests! http://www.christiantemplefresno.com/?TargetPage=C4B67939-3149-4A80-B19A-004FAF4B0875

We watched A TALE  OF TWO PASTORS:
Steven Anderson and Johnny Cash.  We liked Cash the best
 Anderson:
Cash:
 
Opening comments here: "Johnny Cash doesn't sing to the damned, he sings with the damned, and sometimes you feel he might prefer their company" -Bono,on the liner notes of Cash's three album collection Love God Murder


BTW, The awesome Bible scholar  Scot McKnight posts on the

"pisseth against the wall” 

passages, and points us to the interpretation  that"the natural equivalent is 'S.O.B.'”

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But many who are first will be last, 
                     and many who are last will be first.

For the kingdom of heaven is like:  a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard.
He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
"About the third hour he went out and saw others standing last in the marketplace doing nothing.
He told them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.'
So they went. "He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing. About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, 'Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?  'Because no one has hired us,' they answered.   "He said to them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard.' "When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.' "The workers who were hired (last), about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius. So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 'These men who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said, 'and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.' "But he answered one of them, 'Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Didn't you agree to work for a denarius? Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you. Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I AM  generous?' 

            So the last will be first,
                               and the first will be last.



 Voice-activated elevator is here..
Post by Robert Habib.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

5/25: Matthew 17/videos from today



Bart Ehrman on Colbert "Contradictions in the Bible?":

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Bart Ehrman
colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorNASA Name Contest











Jon Foreman (of Switchfoot) has written a song (below)that
Christians, churches and pastors won't like.
Why haven't I heard it on Christian radio yet?
It's got plenty of Scripture!! (Isaiah 1, and the Amos 5 quote (from God, no less) of the T-shirt...):

final version:



The Violet Burning:


Michael Pritzl (singer, The Violet Burning)'s sermon
 for us in 2005 is



found viaAudio here.
Keltic Ken's interview with Michael is  here ..











Lead Eddens Pauls tribute to Keltic Ken:

"Insanity of God" Showing for third day fresno!

Special Showing of The "Insanity of God" Day , June 4 for third day fresno. Special Day, Special Place! Invite a special f...