Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ash Wednesday meditation-Gainesville,Georgia Style


            Ash Wednesday meditation- Martin Luther in Reformation era Germany engraved The Commandments (Law) on his beer stein. In Gainesville, GA we put them on our sweet tea and Coca-Cola cups. Galatians 3:19 says the law was given because of our transgressions. But, the Seed (Christ JESUS being THE SEED OF woman in Genisis1) who has come would mediate for or sins. The historic message of Ash Wednesday is "Repent and believe the gospel" ‪#‎ashwednesday‬ ‪#‎repentandbelievethegospel‬ Longstreet Cafe                                                                       

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Strong Men of God Can Be humble and shy – and Effective



Dorsey Wilbanks is an 88 year old devout Christian who helped me and others greatly when he was active as a Gideon.  When I was the chaplain at Riverside Military Academy for nine years he was the Gideon who served out school.  My conservative estimate  is that in almost nine years he served Riverside as a Gideon he supplied us with over 2,000 pocket New Testament Bibles.   When called upon he would find us a needed Spanish, Korean or even Chinese version of the New Testament.  Some people do not believe in the power of the Word.  He does. Dorsey was and is a very humble and optimistic man.  He was happy when I told him where one of his testaments ended up.


Nine years ago I was picking up a friend returning from vacation in the atrium of the Atlanta airport.  As usual hundreds of people where intersecting at that point.  A young soldier walking by in a pack of camo wearing  soldiers and he yells out “Hey Chaplain Law.”  The soldier was a Riverside graduate from Chicago.  I was a civilian chaplain at the school.  I knew it was Riverside connection when I was ever called chaplain away from school.  The young man had enlisted in the U.S. Army since his graduation.  He told me he was catching a plane to eventually get to Afghanistan. My concern for this friend accelerated at the thought of this young person going to war.  I became almost frantic.  I asked him “are you trusting in Jesus Christ for salvation at this hour?” “Are you praying?” I kept asking more questions concerning salvation.  “Do you have a Bible?” He reached in his backpack and showed me a well-travelled green pocket New Testament.  It was one of the testaments Dorsey had given me to give to students. The soldier said “Here is the one you gave me.”  I read it and he told me he believed the plan of salvation on the back inside cover.   I remember thinking   “thank you Jesus” and reflecting on Hebrews 4:12For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Bud Grant - Warning Real Men still lurk in Minnesota






Retired 88 year old Bud Grant was sleeveless in -6 degree weather as an honorary coach at the coin toss for the Minnesota Viking vs.Seattle Seahawk playoff game. From Greg Aiello from CBS Sports on Twitter said
Bud Grant to NFL staffer: "Would you hold my jacket while I go out for the toss & show how we love this weather?" My fantasy is he left at halftime to go to Cincinnati to do for 2 Bengals what their mama's, daddy's, teachers and coaches have failed to give them in life. Warning Minnesota-there is a real man walking around up there.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Good News at Noon Christmas Eve 5:30 12/25/2015 The Christmas Story in One Syllable Words- Bob Russell preached by Pastor Fletcher Law


Good News at Noon Christmas Eve 5:30 12/25/2015
The Christmas Story in One Syllable Words- Bob Russell
preached by Pastor Fletcher Law
Good News at Noon homeless shelter and community ministry
Gifts - Good News at Noon, P.O. Box 1577 Gainesville,GA 30503

“God made man and loved him.  Man sinned and fell from God’s will.  God, in His great love, sent His Son to die for man’s sin and then raised Him from the dead.  Now if we yield our lives to Him, He will cleanse our sin and give us life for all time.  What great news!” Bob Russell

" Dios hizo al hombre y lo amaba. El hombre pecó y cayó de la voluntad de Dios . Dios, en su gran amor, envió a su Hijo a morir por el pecado del hombre y luego le levantó de los muertos. Ahora bien, si nos rendimos nuestras vidas a Él, Él limpiará nuestro pecado y darnos la vida para siempre. Qué gran noticia ! Bob Russell

#1 God made man and loved him.    ___    Dios hizo al hombre y lo amaba.
#2 Man sinned and fell from God’s will.   ____   El hombre pecó y cayó de la voluntad de Dios .
#3 God, in His great love, sent His Son to die for man’s sin and then raised Him from the dead.  ___
Dios, en su gran amor, envió a su Hijo a morir por el pecado del hombre y luego le levantó de los muertos.
#4Now if we yield our lives to Him, He will cleanse our sin and give us life for all time. ____
Ahora bien, si nos rendimos nuestras vidas a Él, Él limpiará nuestro pecado y darnos la vida para siempre.
#5 What great news   ____  Qué gran noticia
#6 Your response ---   tu respuesta
Repent of your sins and believe the gospel - Arrepiéntete de tus pecados y creer en el evangelio
Join God's family because of the blood of Jesus Christ  ___
Únete a la familia de Dios por la sangre de Jesucristo
MEMORY VERSE  ---- verso de memoria
John 1:14 John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,

Juan 1:14 Juan 1:14 Y el Verbo se hizo carne y habitó entre nosotros ,

Saturday, December 12, 2015

On Earth as It Is In Heaven Is Not Happening –YET




On Earth as It Is In Heaven Is Not Happening –YET

Of all the things the disciples could have asked Jesus for – how to raise the dead, walk on water, give sight to the blind; we know the disciples asked the Master to teach them how to pray.
A striking almost incomprehensible part of the prayer to human ears is from Matthew 6:10.

“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”

We cannot comprehend this as for a recorded 2,000 years and longer, earth as a whole has not been anything like heaven.
Today we have fear of terrorist blowing us up, mass shootings, politicians lying more, economic chaos and a government supported program selling baby parts from the womb, and a whole lot of poor people suffering.

Two thousand years ago we had religious zealots, civil violence, lying politicians, economic chaos, a government supported program to kill infant males two years old and younger, and a whole lot of poor people suffering.

Earth’s situation for the last 2,000 years is described in the previous two paragraphs. It ain’t nothing like what heaven is described as the last 2,000 years and really eternity past.
Yes souls have been saved.  But, the situation of the world really has not changed other than advances in technology.

What is the review of events in heaven the last 2,000 years and longer? Heaven is unshakable, Sovereign and has been ruled by a gracious and loving Lord according to Scripture.

Hebrews 12:25 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.

Heaven has a steady rule steady reign by a Sovereign King fo r2,000 years plus. Heaven is unshakable and the glory of God transcends all. Here is the part Christians need to repent in sackcloth and ashes. We don’t act like where we are from. We must receive the rebuke of the world for motivation. We suffer from humanity’s ultimate put down. We forgot where we come from. Through the adoption of the Spirit –we come from heaven. We are not establishing the Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

Philippians 3:20-21 (NLT) 20 But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives.

But Christ was incarnated into earth at His birth. Christ ascended. He left the Holy Spirit with us. Salvation came to us. The elect are not US, Russian or Syrian citizens anymore. We are citizens of heaven.
Here is a wild teaching of Scripture I find hard to receive and yet we should all receive.
Ephesians 2:5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

Part of our adopted selves is already in heaven. Let’s live like it. Pray and evangelize. Lives depend on it. This is a shaken world and will have an even greater time of shaking. Christ did his work. Christians now have to do theirs. The only firm left will be the Kingdom of God Christians were told to establish.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Progressive Christianity – What is it?



Progressive Christianity – What is it?

For church members in the pews Progressive Christianity is a new phrase.
This seems to be claimed by the wealthy downtown or yuppie style suburban church.
These church’s clergy and movement leaders are giving us "new" perspectives.

How this movement connects with historic Christian worship, biblical discipleship and evangelism has been weakly explained to the

Friday, April 3, 2015

What's good about GOOD FRIDAY?





What's good about GOOD FRIDAY? These graves with heads pointing west and feet pointing east will one day be resurrected because of Friday's crucifixion and Sunday's resurrection. These graves will one day emulate His glorious resurrection. Next - Death, a real threat of hell and the grave all destroyed as Christ resurrects all who believe.  He paid our sin debt and redeemed us from our great sin. NOW THAT WAS A GOOD FRIDAY!