Thursday, December 26, 2013

Q>Celebrate Christmas? A> Of Course

QUESTION RECEIVED: (From Africa)
My question (statement)  is that  the word Christmas is not found in the Bible.   Then why should one celebrate it when it is clearly taught in the bible that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God and the word Christmas does not come from the mouth of God. Why should one create and celebrate it?


 MY ANSWER:
The word Bible is not found in The Bible.
The word Trinity is not found in the Bible.
That game can be used to argue many points that make no sense.
Here is a news flash-God Loves his Son His one and only Son Jesus Christ.
At His Son’s baptism God said so
Matthew 3:17  English Standard Version (ESV)
“17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

God is totally in love with his Son.
John 3:35  English Standard Version (ESV)
“35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.”

The birth of God’s son was epic.
Read Luke 2 and check out the heralding angels.  YES!!!  This was important.
Why?
God sent his son, part of the Trinity, to live a perfect life, die as the only Son and Lamb of God, to pay for the sins of all who would repent and believe.  Those who repent and turn form sin and confess Jesus Christ as Lord receive forgiveness of sins, are declared righteous before God and inherit eternal life.  Have you done this?

Yes the church gave this celebration Christmas.
Celebrate it and be joyful.  The angels and shepherds in Luke 2 did.
Do not be more religious than Jesus.


A Savior was born.  Go and tell.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

3 Things About The Christmas Babe-My Christmas Poem


(3Things About the Christmas babe, a poem by Fletcher Law 2008-revised in 2011)




3 Things About The Christmas Babe


3 Kings presented alms to the Babe we are told

Because it is written there were 3 gifts;

Gold, Frankincense and myrrh; representing His life, death and return.



The Babe lowly meek and mild left the world on a row of

three crosses;

3 men were on the 3 crosses.


The 1 was the Babe and He was covered in

3 things;

My sin, infirmity and desertion.



The Babe left the world with

3 words;

"It Is finished".



We received 3 gifts from

His life, death and Resurrection.

Forgiveness of sin, fellowship with the Father, eternal life in Glory.



1 of the 3 on the row of crosses

went to 3 places;

death, the grave then paradise .



1 of the 3 went to

3 places with a horrible final destination;

Death, the grave and then to hell.



The 1 Babe of Christmas who was on the cross went to

3 different places;

death, a tomb and to a throne in Glory seated at the right hand of His Father.



After His Resurrection He was seen doing

3 things on Earth;

Fellowshipping, eating, forgiving.



The 1 Babe ascended into Heaven

for 3 things;

To be glorified, rule and prepare to return.



The Babe will judge us all on

3 things;

Faith, Hope and Love.



The 1 Babe is part of 3 - The Father,Son and Holy Ghost.

The 1 Babe is the same in 3 ways;

Yesterday, Today and forever.



You need 3 things from this Babe - King.

Forgiveness of sins, peace with God and eternal Kingdom life.

Seek them in humbleness, desperation and with assurance He hears you.




Merry Christmas Friends.

In Christ Alone!


Fletcher Law

Monday, December 16, 2013

Buy My Book For Christmas And I Will Get it To You!

Receiving Grace In The Grove Christmas Presents  

Soft cover signed $12
Hard Cover - $34
I will ship from The Ship Station in Gainesville -$6 to ship and shipping is cheaper for multiple copies.
Or call me at 770 561 2609 and if possible I will drop one off if you are local.

Next Monday December 23rd I will have a signing with Kay, and Graham.
It is in Tupelo Mississippi at Reed’s Gum Tree Bookstore, 131 W Main St
Tupelo, MS  (662) 842-6453  from  12:00 to 1:30.

He Hears Our Prayers!

Fletcher Law

Psalm 18:6 (New American Standard Bible)
6 In my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried to my God for help;
He heard my voice out of His temple,
And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.
At Stores -
- In Gainesville, Ga
Riverside Pharmacey (autographed)
The Little Ladybug  (autographed)
The Ship Station   (autographed)
The Collegiate Grill (autographed)
Designer Treasures  (autographed)

-In Jackson, Mississippi
Lemuria Bookstore (An independent bookstore with a national reputation)
-In Meridian, Mississippi
Lifeway
-In Oxford/Anniston Alabama
Lifeway









Fletcher Law

Friday, December 13, 2013

Question Received-WHY SHOULD WE CONTINUE TO DIE WHEN CHRIST HAS ALREADY DIED FOR US?

Question Received-
WHY SHOULD WE CONTINUE TO DIE WHEN CHRIST HAS ALREADY DIED FOR US?

My Answer-

#1- Believer’s bodies die their soul does not.
Christ died a physical death.  He also was resurrected.  Believers will be resurrected and live because Christ lives.

John 11:25-26 (New International Version)
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

#2 Sin marred creation and though it is a gift our bodies and world will one day be renewed.   
Romans 5:12-21 (New International Version)
12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—

#3
When believers have repented od sin and confessed Jesus as lord they receive eternal life with the father, forgiveness of sin and peace with God. Have you?

1 Corinthians 15:35-58 (New International Version)
35 But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?” 36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. 38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. 39 Not all flesh is the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another. 40 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. 41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.

42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.

If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man.

50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.



Monday, December 2, 2013

Q>Why are Thoughts as Sinful as our Actions? A> "You got to Get yer Mind Right"










Why are Thoughts as Sinful as our Actions?

Jesus said in -
Matthew 22:37 New International Version (NIV)
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

Have you ever heard the expression “You kiss your mother with that mouth?”
We can ask “You worship Jesus with that mind?”
When you hold back from Jesus that is wrong.

In Matthew 5 Jesus preaches on the mind.
Concerning hate and murder Jesus says-
21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

Concerning adultery and sexual sin Jesus says-
27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.

"You get less when you give less.
Worship the King with heart soul and body.
Do not skip the mind.

Romans 12:2
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Brothers and sisters, like the warden said in the movie Cool Hand Luke
 “You got to get yer mind right.”

Philippians 4:8
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.





Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tech vs. Georgia> Why It Is Still A Rivalry


           Tech vs. Georgia> Why it Is Still A Rivalry


Too many “sportscasters" try to tell us what we should like and what “is” or “is not” a rivalry.  The Georgia Tech vs. Georgia game is something no one on Atlanta talk radio or in the AJC grew up with, lived through and suffered through all their life.
A rivalry say the talking heads is not one sided.
In Georgia Bulldog’s head football coach Mark Richt’s tenure he is 11-1 in wins in losses going into the 2013 match.
This game is a rivalry.
Even former coach Ray Goff said in the AJC once that Florida was

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Christmas Time> The First Army Ranger Paratrooper Air Assault





At Christmas time it often seems those who do not understand or believe in Christ seem to be have the biggest voice in the Christmas season about the purpose of Christmas (The Incarnation) and the purpose or mission of Christ.

Wading through Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, TV specials and commercials Christmas must be here to celebrate each other like Rare Earth in the 1970’s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLwkT5vAzCE  or praise each other like that groovy Fat Boy Slim video from the 1990’s  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruAi4VBoBSM

Scripture reads that Christmastime was purely an air assault against an evil controlled

Question Received> Why Trinitarian Baptism? Answer - Jesus Is LORD!


                  
             God In The Flesh Was Incarnate as This Heavenly Host Came To Worship And Protect

Question received:: What does it mean in Mathew 28vs19 to go & baptize in the name of the Father, Son & the Holy Spirit, and is it relevant to do now & if so how?



What does it mean in Matthew 28:19 to baptize in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
It means what it says.
Matthew 28:19 (NKJV)
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
The purpose of the church is to worship, disciple believers and

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Receiving Grace in The Grove Christmas Time News-book signings-stores-how to order

Here is the latest on my book "Receiving Grace in The Grove".
He Hears our Prayers,
Psalm 18:6 
Fletcher Law

Decemeber 23rd book signing Reeds Gum Tree Bookstore
- In Tupelo, Mississippi.  (Awesome place- grand old time department store with one of the South's greatest independent bookstores owned by the Reed family. ) 


Get a copy at
- In Gainesville, Ga
Riverside Pharmacey (autographed)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Answering a Christian Ethicist - Why Football?


I have seen a few blogs question asking is football ethical and should it be played by Christians.
Christian professor and ethicist Roger Olson wrote a challenging piece in particular.

Here I go.

Why football?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Update for - Receiving Grace In The Grove


                                         BY FLETCHER LAW, D.Min

This is a book about God hearing our prayers, set on the Ole Miss campus, it is for all.  Please read and see how you can help get this book exposure.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Question Answered ->Jesus - The Most Religious Person (and God) Of All Time

QUESTION RECEIVED:
Sir, what was the opinion of Jesus about religion 
is it correct or wrong .... does religion makes a
man complete?

MY ANSWER:
The religion of Jesus makes us complete.
The Bible fully endorses religion.
James 1:27New International Version (NIV)
27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.


Jesus came to fulfill the Law.  He was the most religious man ever.  His habit was

Thursday, September 5, 2013

10 Most IMPORTANT People In Church





QUESTION RECEIVED-
What are the 10 most important positions in a Non- denominational Christian church?
MY ANSWER-
Jesus ranked the 10 most important positions in the church.

#1 Servant
#2 Servant
#3 Servant
#4 Servant
#5 Servant
#6 Servant
#7 Servant
#8 Servant
#9 Servant
#10 Servant

Matthew 20:26-28
New King James Version (NKJV)

26 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. 27 And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Monday, September 2, 2013

Dr. Steve Lemke Answers "The 7"


                                                           Dr. Steve Lemke
           Provost, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 
                                     ANSWERS -  "THE 7"
                            
Dr. Lemke has been one of our long time players with Fletcher's Football Pick'em.  He has been a yearly winner in the past.  He is always dangerous and in contention to win it. He has a passion to serve the Lord.
If you know him in his free time he enjoys football - and like in theology he has a well thought out opinion that he will be glad to share with you .

1)When did you first get passionate about football?
Well, I'm from the South, so I don't ever remember not being passionate about football. I started attending Louisiana Tech football games when I was five, and missed few games through the years. Before that, I was going to some high school games. 

2) Who was your first favorite player and or team?
Louisiana Tech was my favorite team, though I cheered for most of the Texas teams (Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, etc.). Some of my early favorite players were Tech QB Mickey Slaughter (who played for the Broncos in the pros), Billy Cannon of LSU, John David Crow of Texas A&M, and Bert Jones of Ruston High School (who lived down the street from me), LSU, and the Colts.

3) What is one or some of your favorite football memories?
There are many, but in the old days Louisiana Tech played a grudge match every year at the Louisiana state fair against Northwestern State. We usually beat them, but in 1968 we were behind 39-35 to NSU. But with 25 seconds left on the scoreboard, Terry Bradshaw dropped back from his 18 yard line and fired a pass to Ken Liberto on the Northwestern 40 yard line. Liberto, who caught the pass on the run, split three NSU defenders and streaked into the end zone for the TD. Tech won again, 42-39.

4)  Can you name one favorite football event that says "That's why I care about football"?
I can't remember a specific event, but what I like most is when an underdog mid-major defeats a big school, or my team makes a great comeback.

5)  What is a Bible verse you refer to daily? Why?
John 3:16, Isa. 26:3-4, Mark 9:34

John 3:16 gives us the assurance of salvation.
Isa. 26:3-4 assures us of God's providential care.
Mark 9:34 helps me know God helps in the midst of my fallibility.
 
6)  Who is your team?
Louisiana Tech, Dallas Cowboys (in Babylonian exile), TCU (son is there)

7) Who wins it all in college football, the SEC and gets the Heisman?
Alabama, Alabama, and NOT Manziel (McCarron)


Friday, August 30, 2013

Faith and Football Conference Sermon- August 24th 2013


                                         Faith and Football Conference Sermon- August 24th 2013
                                            The Palms Resort and Conference Center
                                         Thanks for the Invitation from host Scott McKinney
                                                and Southern Sports Tonight Radio



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mghaspyAg3w&list=UUjBC1CU594VUlYVrrU_yW6A




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AlkvATAL6M&list=UUjBC1CU594VUlYVrrU_yW6A





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AilgfWI29k0&list=UUjBC1CU594VUlYVrrU_yW6A&index=1












Monday, August 26, 2013

Kevin "Chappy" Hynes - The 7



                       The 7 With Kevin "Chappy" Hynes

Kevin “Chappy” Hynes is the strong gospel preaching chaplain of the Georgia Bulldogs.
He has served as a United States Marine, a law enforcement officer and now Jesus Christ.
He serves as the team chaplain of the Georgia Bulldogs coming to Athens with coach Richt.
We love his strong dependence on the gospel of salvation.
“Chappy” gets us kicked off in this game week as the Dawgs head to Clemson this Saturday.

Chappy answers what we call “The 7”.

  Please answer these questions for Fletcher's Football Pick'em-
1)When did you first get passionate about football?
 KH- “ I got passionate about football in 1983.  While serving in the United States Marine Corps, I met a Marine from Tulsa Ok who became my best friend.  He was a Sooner Fan and turned me on to college football.”
2) Who was your first favorite player and or team.
  KH- “Favorite player…Any player on our team.”
3) What is one or some of your favorite football memories?
    “Favorite Football memory…Greene to Haynes…2001 UGA vs TN”
(Editor-Dawgs call it the “hobnail” game as the late great Larry Munson called this great play that crushed Tennessee in 2001.)
4)  Can you name one favorite football event that says "That's why I care about football"?
KH- “Why I care…Fri night Devo’s, Pre-Game Chapels, Weekly Bible Studies and Because Football is a tough team sport.”
 5)  What is a Bible verse you refer to daily? Why?
KH-  1 John 1:9  Because the Christian life is about a relationship, it’s not about being perfect, it’s about confession, repentance, trust and faith.  
1 John 1:9  (ESV) “ If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
6)  Who is your team?
 KH-  UGA Bulldogs
7) Who wins it all in college football, the SEC and gets the Heisman?

“???”

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Why God Am I Struggling With Finances - And Bad Guys Have A New Lexus?



QUETION RECEIVED:
 I know that God doesn't owe me a rich life. When I look at this world, I see ungodly people having it all, in terms of wealth, health and success. But godly people have nothing, they lack everything in this world. 
Isn't God a provider? When I pray isn't God moved to make my life better in terms of success-wealth, health and a good life? 
God gave Solomon riches, can't He provide for us?
 Honestly speaking, we need money to earn a living in this world, buy food, clothes, tithe to our local churches, give some to the poor and the sick. For instance, if I was a billionaire, I'd share my wealth with the less fortunate and give some to God(Kingdom purposes). Is it a must that we must be poor? events and opportunities that happen in our lives, are they meant to be or do we choose how our lives unfolds? I'm thinking of predestination concepts. Why did God send a evil spirit to torment king Saul? What was the purpose behind it? Is it wrong to pray for wealth and health?


MY ANSWER:
Brother you sound frustrated.
I am not here to give you false un-grounded hope.
Is your satisfaction in Christ?
Has He provided for you?
Salvation and eternity with the Father and pardon for sins are what no one can do for you but Christ.
See if the ungodly are satisfied.  Perhaps for a short time they seem satisfied.

Mark 12:41-45
41 And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums. 42 A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. 43 Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; 44 for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on.”

I do not know how Jesus blessed her but He cared for her and her gesture endured forever in Scripture.  The woman was not stopped from giving.
Solomon was the richest man ever recorded in the Bible and he wrote his regrets in the book of Lamentations.
The woman was not stopped from giving.
What stops you?

Rich or poor God honors FAITH and it moves him.
Be careful where you put your faith.


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Just like a child is expected to develop after birth so is a Christian expected to develop after the new birth.


QUESTION RECEIVED:
Does the fullness of God dwell in us when we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior?

MY ANSWER:
Jesus told the disciples to receive the Holy Spirit in John 20.  At Pentecost Jews from all over the world received the Holy Spirit.

We are saved and declared righteous before God.
We start in holiness when we are saved.  We can grow in holiness and are expected to when saved.
Just as the people in the Old Testament feared seeing the living God or his holiness would overwhelm them.  Moses had to be shielded and could only see the train of God’s glory in Exodus 3.
Ephesians 3:19 (NASB95)
19and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

Jesus had all and acted in all.   We don’t but we are set toward and grow in holiness..
Colossians 2:9
9 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,

Just like a child is expected to develop after birth so is a Christian expected to develop after the new birth.

God is fullness and complete and is all and more than we can ever need.
As wise preacher said we are cracked pots and need to be refilled.
When we worship individually and corporately I believe this is when it happens.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Book Update for - Receiving Grace In The Grove

Our book is live!!!
You can buy it in Amazon or Kindle.
People have read and reviewed it.
Friends I am counting down the days and hope this week to have a book to sell in person to you and autograph and sell in person and on our.
By the first full week in August I should have a book to sell to you in person or by mail. Also you can order an autographed copy from my new website ReceivingGraceinTheGrove.com Online ordering is available through Lifeway, Amazon and Kindle as well.


Please keep me in prayer - (If You know me, pray to calm me down.  In real life I have to keep having reminding myself I am not covering kick-offs in the Sugar Bowl in the next 30 minutes.)  
-Pray Christ will be glorified-the story is about what He did for me and my family.
-Pray for opportunities to market this book,distribution, booksellers, and book signings.
Please recommend any places to speak or have a book signing.
-Pray that my family will be safe in travel and provided for
in this "Kick-off".

Right now I am scheduled to speak at
"Faith & Football 2013" event, coming up August 24 in Destin at the Palms Resort & Conference Center.

This is provided by Southern Sports Tonight a syndicated sports radio show in Destin, Florida and host Scott McKinney.  

I will keep you posted on all opportunities I have.  If you have and suggestions contact me at FletcherLawandGrace@gmail.com

Lift Jesus Up!
Fletcher Law
770 561 2609

(Below is information from the book jacket you might enjoy reading.)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR-
Fletcher Law, DMin lives in his hometown of
Gainesville, Georgia. He earned a doctor of ministry
degree from Samford University’s Beeson Divinity
School. Fletcher is a minister who has worked as a
pastor, preacher, evangelist, school teacher, chaplain,
and football coach. He and his wife, Kay, have
one son, Graham. This is his first book.

Praise for Receiving Grace in the Grove
“Fletcher’s story is filled with recognition that God will provide for and sustain each of us.
This is a story of two dedicated young people with a dream. With God’s guidance a book
was born.”
—Coach Billy “Dog” Brewer, former Ole Miss head football coach and
Team of the Century member

“This book is about family, football and faith, and a lot more. Fletcher Law lets us walk with him through some pivotal moments in his life to see how God has been present in
events both big and little.”
—Timothy George, founding dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University

“This book will show you how God can use obstacles to demonstrate his power and grace. Fletcher Law’s journey will tremendously enrich your life.”
—Shannen Fields, actress and speaker, starred in the movie “Facing The Giants” and wife of Jimmy Fields, Ole Miss Letterman and High School Football Coach

“Receiving Grace at the Grove is an inspirational and compelling story about faith, family,football, and friends, and how God intertwined them into his omnipotent plan for
Fletcher Law and his family.”
—Doug Dixon, CAA, high school athletic director and head football coach

Self-published with Crossbooks a division of LIFEWAY.

Cover Graphics/Art Credit
HAL DELONG

Book Flap Book Information-
Receiving Grace in the Grove shares the true story
of Fletcher Law, who left Ole Miss a fraternity boy
without a degree and went to work for his family’s
car dealership. His future was secure. He worked for
his father’s Lincoln-Mercury dealership, got married,
and expected prosperity and certainty in his future.
After Fletcher had spent just a few years of working
in the family business, however, his father sold the
dealership. Fletcher’s security was gone.
He and his wife decided to move back to Oxford,
Mississippi, so that he could finish his degree at the
University of Mississippi. Th e plan was that he would
get his degree and then pursue his dream of being a
head high school football coach. What’s more, the
couple now had a baby on the way. With great anxiety,
they pressed on through great obstacles concerning
family, finances, and faith—and the Lord provided
people and help when they called on Him.
Receiving Grace in the Grove tells the story of how
Fletcher, through his journey, learned to trust in the
Lord and His providential grace. That trust guided
him and his family to stay together, grow and trust in
the Lord and not their own plans. Soli Deo Gloria!

Here is the book's page and some reviews on Amazon-
http://www.amazon.com/Receiving-Grace-Grove-Financial-ebook/dp/B00DY2B29Y
Here is our Facebook page-
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Receiving-Grace-In-The-Grove/148861688645652?ref=hl



Thursday, July 4, 2013

Apostles Today?

QUESTION RECEIVED:

 Why do some men called themselves "Apostles" and not pastors? is that even biblical? Thank you!

MY ANSWER:

Apostle can mean messenger.
It is an office of the early church.
It is an office I belive can only be held by Christians called by Christ in the early church.

1 Corinthians 9:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
Apostles saw and were trained personally by Jesus. The Apostle Paul wrote-
9 Am I not an apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

Jesus sent the Apostles.
John 20:21
21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

Apostles received personal instruction from Christ.
Galatians 1:11-12
11 But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. 12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.

The prophets of the Old Testament and Apostles of the New Testament gave –from the direct revelation of God- instruction that was infallible and built Christ’s church.
Ephesians 2:19-20
19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,

My personal advise is to flee from any church or expel any man who think he is equal or dispenses any new knowledge about Christ or Scripture.

No man today can fit the description of an Apostle.