October 29, 2007

Day seven

We love him, because he first loved us.

1 John 4:19

Day six

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself,
is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own,
is not easily provoked,
thinketh no evil;

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things,
endureth all things.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

October 26, 2007

Fifth day of verses

"And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence, for it is written: "He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone."

And Jesus answering said unto him, "It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God."

And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

Luke 4:9-11

(When dealing with fierce and intense temptations answer from Scripture and answer in brief.)

The importance of expository preaching

Here is a wonderful talk by Alistair Begg (Parkside Church, Ohio) on the importance of expository preaching. I found it to explain to me, from the pastor's side, why I have an aversion to certain "types" of sermon or pastors themselves. In general it seems to have to do a lot with liking induction and despising deduction, but that's a different blog topic altogether. I'll get to it later.
This talk is only twenty minutes and worth it, so please listen when you get a chance.

October 25, 2007

Day four

Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer preserve my life
from fear of the enemy.

Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked;
from the insurrection
of the workers of iniquity.

Psalm 64

Day three

I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me:

I found trouble and sorrow.

Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

Psalm 116:1-8

October 23, 2007

Day Two

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.

According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace; wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.

Ephesians 1: 3-7

October 22, 2007

A week of verses

"Guard your steps when you go to the house of God.

Go near to listen, rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.

Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God.

God is in heaven, and you are on earth, so let your words be few.

Much dreaming, and many words are meaningless.

Therefore stand in awe of God!"

(Ecclesiastes 5:1-2, 7)

October 16, 2007

One letter a week

Apparently I just don't care anymore. I don't care what the consequences are for speaking with truth to those who are seeking to destroy it under the guise of free choice. In my former days there would have been no shortage of curses for these people, but my misdirected anger always failed me in the end. These days, I write letters. I don't get responses, but I know they get them. Here's my current correspondence, this time with Planned Parenthood.

Dear Planned Parenthood,

I am so disappointed to see that there is a Planned Parenthood in the city to which I just moved. This grieves me because I need women's health services, and your "business" is the only one near enough that I could get to reasonably.

I looked up your website and read your proclamation that October is "family sexuality education month." Does this mean we should be educating our children about sex, or about their sexuality? Are you asserting that there is no difference between the two? You mention casually that "we are sexual from the moment we are born;" should we be so quick to "educate" our children as soon as they can sit up to exercise their sexual nature? Where shall we draw the line; is ten years old too young to educate my daughter? How about eight years of age for my son? In some countries child brides are as young as five years old; but hey, they have been sexual since they were born, so this must be ok, too?

I realize you are a business; a baby-killing, choice-squelching, woman-destroying business. So perhaps your efforts to promote "education" to our children is merely a thinly-veiled ploy to drum up more business of the like. Forgive my bluntness, but let's be honest: would you be as financially prosperous as you are without the thousands of abortions you perform each year? How much do you receive when you refer someone to an adoption agency? Or when you insist that abstinence is the only way to be fully protected from stds and unwanted pregnancies? My guess is none. Preventative care just ain't paying these days it would seem.

By my own accord and feelings, I am not ready to be a mother. But I'll be damned (literally) if I would kill a baby I had been given and hand my money over to you in the process.

Repent, you who seek to kill the least of all of us, our babies. You who leave women without rhyme or reason to dealing with the guilt, the isolation, the pain and the confusion that an abortion provides as a parting gift.

Repent, you who purport to be helping women by providing these "services," while at the same time furthering your own agenda of a woman-centered and utterly feminized world. You would rather see the choice of women who want to be mothers taken away than admit you are wrong.

Repent, because you will spend more time paying for this sin than glorifying yourself in it.


Please, contact me with any questions.

Victoria Tkachuk

October 15, 2007

When? Today. Who? You.

If we are His people,
then He is Our God.
If not today, then when?
If not you, then who?

When is it really going to be
time for revival?
Who really wants to give their whole life
for Our Lord?
If not today, then when?
If not you, then who?

When is all this fear
really going to dissipate?
Who wants to put everything on the line,
even their comforts, for Him?
If not today, then when?
If not you, then who?

When are we going to stop making accommodations
for that which is not the Word of Truth?
Who is going to tell these people
to shut their mouths?
If not today, then when?
If not you, then who?

If we are His people,
then He is Our God.
If not today, then when?
If not you, then who?


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