Reading Highlights: 8/20/2013 – 8/28/2013

“Lord, stamp eternity on my eyeballs.” – Jonathan Edwards

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The Citizens – mp3 Album for $5.00!!

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Here is one of their great songs!

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Reading Highlights: 8/07/2013 – 8/19/2013

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  • Satan’s Lies About Singleness – In light of the shear amount of dating talk I’ve heard this weekend from the young adults in my church community, I thought this was a great article to exhort and encourage those struggling with singleness with a good article. Pursue godliness and God will be your joy, a million times over in comparison. I still sympathize nonetheless!
  • What Will Be the Cost to the Church? – A great article on what the current culture within the church will do to the church with so many men and women with addiction to porn. One topic I’m passionate about in helping men conquer this sin by the power of the Holy Spirit through falling madly in love with the Creator of all things good
  • Sermons Are Not For Liking – In talking about the purpose of a sermon: “Sermons are for listening, they are for discerning, they are for applying, but they are not for liking.”
  • You can now assign yourself gender in DC? – Apparently legislation in a Washington DC is allowing you to choose to put whatever gender you want on your birth certificate and get a new certificate disregarding your biological genetic makeup… so a dude could do it just to go into girls locker rooms… and you can change it as often as you want…
  • How Should We Respond to Homosexuality?  – This is a two-part broadcast from a Christian minister who himself experiences homosexual attraction. He lives for Christ and has died to his own passions for King Jesus and explains the failures of the Christian community to love the gay community, and how to do so well. “Author and counselor Joe Dallas calls on the church to reach out to the gay community with a message of grace that is compassionate, consistent and clear.” Download links:

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Reading Highlights: 8/03/2013 – 8/06/2013

“As a grace of God, zeal cannot be earned or bargained for, but must be given; as a grace of God, it must be asked for by prayer humbly offered in the name of Christ.” The basic reason we are not more zealous is that we have not asked the Lord for a greater measure of zeal, perhaps because we do not believe that he can or will give it to us.

– Tim Challies

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Reading Highlights: 7/25/2013 – 8/02/2013

“God is the highest good of the reasonable creature. The enjoyment of him is our proper; and is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Better than fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of any, or all earthly friends. These are but shadows; but the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but scattered beams; but God is the sun. These are but streams; but God is the fountain. These are but drops, but God is the ocean.”  ― Jonathan Edwards, The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 17: Sermons and Discourses, 1730-1733

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  • How Demons Are Like the NSA – Quite insightful: “What sort of profile could the demon-agent assigned to you build by just watching you for a day? How much could they know if they had been observing you since birth, tirelessly taking meticulous notes? Imagine if the demon network had collected more information on you than could be contained in Google’s servers.”
  • Why You Can Rely On the Canon – How can we rely what books are in the Holy Bible and their accuracy? A short answer to summarize volumes of data and records that validate the Scriptures and it’s canonicity.
  • Counseling Cohabiting Couples – As this is a cultural and accepted norm in our culture, it’s still not above reproach nor is it glorifying to God in pursuing holiness and living righteous lives as should be the strive of all followers of King Jesus. This will be a difficult issue to counsel, but the power of God’s Words transcend culture. A survey showing that cohabiting couples are much more likely to get divorced after marrying: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2904561/pdf/nihms-180110.pdf
  • Salvation in Your Final Hour – It’s always hard to know how true someone’s repentance is at their deathbed after a life of sin with no opportunity bear fruit and experience progressive sanctification, but as Shane & Shane say, “Bring Your Nothing”
  • Where did the Bible come from? – Pastor Mark Driscoll’s short guide on our complete canon of Scripture

Bodybuilding

  • Skyrocket Your Strength And Muscle Gains In Two Workouts A Week! – I might try this out. Most of my first year of working out was 2 days a week, Tuesdays and Fridays after work with my workout buddy at 1.5 hrs each workout, mainly split between chest/tri and back/bi, but not much legs. These days day three is legs and core.
  • The Skinny On Sweet: The Truth About 4 Common Artificial Sweeteners – A treatment of research on artificial sweeteners; pretty good insight, but if you are trying to eat healthy, it’s best to stay away from all processed foods! Meaning: shop on the edges of the grocery store where fresh meats and produce reside, but not the cakes 😉
  • Pre JYM (Jim Stoppani’s new Pre-Workout) – It looks pretty good except I usually prefer less caffeine, or even none. I like the good dose of Citrulline Malate and Beta vulgarism L., but I usually also do 3.2g of Beta-Alanine rather than the 2g provided here. I’d try it if there wasn’t so much caffeine (300mg) at the end of the day. I messaged Dr. Stoppani if there were any plans for a non-stimulant version, and he said there will be a post-workout concoction which is pretty much similar without the stimulants, thus that would probably be the one I would try.
  • The Rock’s Instagram – I got to help Dwayne Johnson when I first worked at Apple, super super nice guy with a killer smile. Lots of good motivational pictures and video!

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