Friday, December 26, 2014
The Fake War On Christmas (and the war people are ignorant of)
The war on Christmas is over.
In fact there never really was one.
Few really are bothered by “Santa Baby” sliding down their chimney tonight.
Certainly not non-believers in the Savior who having sung songs about “The Savior’s” birth have and made millions of on Christmas.
They do not know who “The Savior” is or what He saves from but the royalty checks cash. Maybe that is why some think there is a war on Christmas.
From the days of Bing Crosby movies like White Christmas the subject of “The Savior” has been artfully avoided. Maybe that is why some think there is a war on Christmas.
I am all for Santa fun and the spirit of generosity taken from the history of Saint Nicholas. Sometimes Santa stuff is stupid.
Maybe that is why some think there is a war on Christmas.
Jesus (meaning Savior) Christ (his title as the Anointed One) or Jesus of Nazareth has always been left out of society. It is well stated that at times in English and early American history that the revelry of Christmas has at times been outlawed due to the wild partying that alarmed society. Maybe that is why some think there is a war on Christmas.
Thousands of hours of many Christmas specials have been made without covering the topic of this salvation subject concerning the Savior's birth celebrated at Christmas. Maybe that is why some think there is a war on Christmas.
Rare is the Savior exalting Christmas film like “It’s A Wonderful Life” in which you can hear at the climax the Charles Wesley hymn about “God and sinners reconciled.”
And yes you have some new to the secularizing of society people having a tantrum about hearing Merry Christmas and having to be escorted off a plane. Maybe that is why people think there is a war on Christmas.
Being rude to Christians is not exactly King Herod material. It is not a policy of genocide against male infants to kill a perceived political rival to keep Christ off the planet.
There is no war on Christmas.
I repeat - there is no war on Earth on Christmas.
2,000 years ago Herod tried to murder the baby Jesus.
The Old Testament prophecy of the coming Jewish Savior led to persecution of the Jewish people – His people.
There is no war on Christmas.
There is a war.
The war is a rebellion led by the people He came to save.
The war is waged against those who talk about our great sin and the only solution -
There was a war against the celebrated infant.
Secular society and the evil one really like this war covered up.
No war on Christmas - just Christ and His message.
He said "it finished."
He laid down His life at the murderers feet (us).
Jesus Christ said in Matthew 20:28
"... to give His life a ransom for many.”
The Savior was resurrected and now rules.
The Christmas Babe was slaughtered like a Lamb.
Just as John The Baptist said at seeing Jesus Christ-
"behold the lamb of God who takes wawy the sin of the world."
Why was the baby slaughtered?
Look in the mirror.
Why was there a war?
For you and me and those who revile His name.
Jesus Christ paid our price of sin so you could be forgiven, know the love of His Father and have peace with God and eternal life.
Pray, turn from sin and to the Savior.
Tell folks the war is over.
The baby won.
Monday, December 22, 2014
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.
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
"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; with a horrible final destination
death, the grave then hell.
1 of the 3 went to
3 places with a undeserved final destination;
Death, the grave and then to Paradise.
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 King.
Forgiveness of sins, peace with God and eternal Kingdom life.
Seek them in humbleness,
and with assurance He hears you.
Merry Christmas Friends.
In Christ Alone!
Fletcher Law 2011
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Dear readers. It is the end of the semester and final grades are in. I know we are not supposed to show everyone’s grade as we are taught in school to not embarrass the under achievers.
Consider this not a COMMON CORE report.
In the Spirit of peace and love forget about the Middle East, police relations and the economy.
Concentrate on something that is always brings harmonious glee to the masses SEC FOOTBALL.
These assessments are scientific ally calculated so there fore correct.
Therefore there is probably no reason to reply as this is what they call
THE STONE COLD TRUTH!
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama founded 1831 mascot Crimson Tide SEC entry 1932
Ole Miss beat you. This changed nothing. I knew you would be win the SEC WEST anyway and Ole Miss would finish at 8-4 (except Ole Miss beat the school beneath them in the Magnolia State to go 9-3)
Gainesville High School Red Elephant alum Blake Simms should be a Heisman candidate but he is not.
Ole Miss , The University of Mississippi Oxford, MS founded 1848, mascot Rebels, SEC entry 1932
Ole Miss came from the bottom – to the middle- to the top third of the conference.
They beat #1 Bama and the for many weeks this season falsely touted #1 team, Mississippi State with a faux Heisman leader . They lost to a tough LSU team in the road, had a heart and leg breaking loss to Auburn at home and a weird loss to a mediocre Arkansas team. Hugh Freeze thinks the Ole Miss job is better than the Florida Gator job. “No way” you lost in the past might say. Wins and dollars scientifically prove this.
University of Georgia Athens, Georgia 1785 35,520 Bulldogs 1932
Could have, should have and did not. Unfortunately they lived down to and lost to Georgia Tech who labels the Dawgs “Next Year’s National Champs” every year.
Why are they this high? The Dawgs beat down Missouri and Auburn in their roller coaster season that has many fans sick and considering who is driving in the future.
Auburn University Auburn, Alabama founded 1856 mascot Tigers(one of many) SEC entry 1932
Auburn University (not THE UNIVERSITY OF AUBURN as Pat Dye and Bo used to say) was the most dangerous team to play. They were expected to be 8-4 and had people thinking playoff before they ran out of steam. From a theological perspective it is believed that the real NCAA commissioner B.L. Zebub called in his contract against LSU for Malzon and their QB and the horseshoe had to be returned. For a more technical explanation watch Damn Yankees. No body want to play this offense.
Mississippi State University Starkville, MS founded 1878 mascot Bulldogs SEC entry 1932
MSU who their daddy “The School Up North” shall be now known as “The School Beneath Us”.
They are why the SEC does not need Texas A&M. The SEC already has a little brother, maroon wearing team that hired Jackie Sherrill. The y took Bama’s colors, Memphis States logo, Texas A&M’s jerseys, Georgia’s mascot and the Third Reich’s slogan. As Bugs Bunny would say they are “real Maroons.” Their best team in history went 10-2 and lost to big brother. In the spirit of the holidays as Coach Mullen looks like cousin Eddie in Christmas Vacation > Good luck in the Orange. Clower Power! To you and yours.
University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri founded 1839 mascot another Tigers SEC entry 2012
Missouri for some TV reason joined a conference with no local interest and obviously no desire to support their team in a championship team. They are average as is a B- grade. I would rather they be average in the Big Ten as numbers mean nothing up thie whether it be 10-12 or 13 boring teams to watch.
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana founded 1860 mascot Fighting Tigers SEC entry 1932
A down year for one of the nation’s great programs of the last ten years. The Grass Eater took Wisconsin and Ole Miss down. Bigger corn dogs ahead for The Hat. (Love him)
Texas A&M University College Station, Texas founded 1876 mascot Aggies SEC entry 2012
For no good reason except for your quest for the Cotton Bowl gets easier as a middle of the pack SEC West team compared to being a middle of the pack Big 12 team. You had your greatest player ever and went 8-4 last year to beat Duke in a bowl. For your future in the SEC please referee to the short book “The football Glory of Mississippi State”. It’s a short read.
University of South Carolina Columbia, S.C. founded 1801 mascot nasty SEC entry 1991
You beat Georgia. Keep saying that. Clemson beat you. The visor is sagging. The Chicken curse has been dormant but it is still in your system.
University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee 1794 Volunteers SEC entry 1932
The only thing that has improved on Rocky Top besides the awesome new rap music they play is almost as enjoyable as Rocky Top 1,000 times in one game. The only change here is that Butch has a better PR man than Dooley. The same stuff keeps happening. 6-6 and the anticipation of the Belk or Music City Bowl or Birmingham.
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas 1871 Razorbacks SEC entry 1991
Bringing a taste of the Big Ten to the SEC. Why?
University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky founded 1865 Wildcats SEC entry 1932
Annie the musical is being redone. That is Kentucky football. The sun will come out tomorrow or is that the lights in Rupp Arena?
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee founded 1873 mascot Commodores entry 1932
As Dennis Green said in a NFL press conference and a beer commercial-
“They are who we thought they were.” You are Vandy.
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 1853 Gators 1932
Your Florida. What in the Tebow happened to you?
Monday, November 24, 2014
John Wesley says you need to go to GOOD NEWS AT NOON Thanksgiving or
any of the other 364 days
“One great reason why the rich, in general, have so little sympathy for the poor, is, because they so seldom visit them. Hence it is, that, according to the common observation, one part of the world does not know what the other suffers. Many of them do not know, because they do not care to know: they keep out of the way of knowing it; and then plead their voluntary ignorances an excuse for theirhardness of heart. "Indeed, Sir," said person of large substance, "I am a very compassionate man. But, to tell you the truth, I do not know anybody in the world that is in want." How did this come to pass? Why, he took good care to keep out of their way; and if he fell upon any of them unawares "he passed over on the other side." [cf. Luke 10:25-37]*
Our perspective changes with proximity. It is easy to overlook a need until it is staring at you in the face. This is why it is so important for us to live in community with others. When we isolate ourselves we miss out on ways God wants to use us to meet the needs of others, or we miss out on ways God wants to meet our needs through others.
*From John Wesley's sermon "On Visiting the Sick."
From the Gainesville Times
Good News at Noon shelter is still looking for volunteers and donations for the holiday. Any volunteers need to be at the shelter’s church at 10:30 Thanksgiving morning to help serve the meal. The shelter is located at 979 Davis St., Gainesville.
Come Join Us.
Lift Jesus Up!
Fletcher Law, D.Min
Good News at Noon
979 Davis Street
Gainesville,GA (770) 503-1366
PS. When you visit you see people like Ma Rogers who has made us thousands of great meals
and you will see appreciative people
and many of these people will have changed lives
and you can hang with Willie
and you can meet our director of youth and children Hannah
you can hear the Word of God preached
You can hear Frank Moore Jr. sing
you can meet great friends there
You can hel serve hot meals
tou will see volunteers there from all over North Georgia
We will preach Jesus in Word
and we will play
and you can meet and be blessed by MR. B at lunch or on Thursday Family Night
you can see our expansion and new land that we are raising funds for
and Neal and many of our residents
it will make you feel alive and young again like our 92 year old founder Mr. B.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Good News at Noon blesses new property
POSTED: November 12, 2014 12:44 a.m.
To the sounds of “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away,” Gainesville homeless shelter and ministry Good News at Noon blessed its new property Tuesday evening on Davis Street.
“I feel like a little kid with a candy, because to me it’s very exciting that God gave us more places to help more and more people,” said shelter director Thomas Ramirez.
Ramirez said the new property, located behind the kitchen on Davis Street, could possibly be turned into a playground area for children.
Following a selection of hymns, Pastor Fletcher Law began with Scripture from John 3:14.
“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,” the passage reads.
Gene Beckstein, the shelter’s founder known as Mr. B,, explained how the power of prayer has affected his own life. When an infection threatened the lower leg of the 92-year-old, people sought help from a higher power for good health.
“Six weeks later, he got healed,” Ramirez said.
The story, Beckstein said, brings a tear to his eye.
“As surely as he was healed, God will also do this work,” Bill Coates, senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Gainesville, said of the consecrated property.
Coates led the dozen or so in attendance in prayer, asking that the property help those in need.
“We come to consecrate this land, and we come to consecrate ourselves,” Coates said in his prayer.
Ramirez said he views this as a new opportunity to continue helping people through Christianity.
“God has so many miracles performed here,” said attendee Willie Alexander.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Apologies to - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day-
But did you hear about Abraham’s day?
Abraham was over 100 years according to the book of Genesis when he and Sarah had a son named Isaac. His wife and his greatest desire of their hearts was to have a child. Mrs. Abraham laughed when it was divinely prophesied that she could conceive at such an old age. Despite all of Abraham and Sarah’s great accomplishments and adventures in life having a child was there life. Abraham was a religious man and lived a life of faith that pleased his God.
But one day Abraham received a soul crushing request from his God.
“Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
Abraham did not fully understand it seems.
In obedience Abraham took his cherished only son from Sarah and went up the mountain.
If Abraham did not understand what did the boy think?
Genesis 22 records this exchange “As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” 8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” Was Abraham lying? After all he was just a man.
Abraham seemed to be destroying the life dream of himself and his wife Sarah.
Earlier in Scripture it reads “his faith was translated into righteousness.”
Was Abraham righteous or alarmingly foolish?
In this faith or covenant with his God Scripture says in Genisis 22 “He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied.
12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” 13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
Abraham remembered that God had remembered Abraham and Sarah.
17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”[c] 19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.
Abraham trusted God through faith and knew his God.
Some people who argue and howl against the New Birth because they call the death of Abraham’s covenant partner’s son “divine child abuse”. God the creator of Heaven and Earth is and was in covenant with Abraham. Abraham was saved by the covenant.
The terrible, horrible, no good very bad day showed victory for you if you are a child of the covenant and a true son of Abraham.
Give your heart, your Issac to the great covenant God of Abraham.
Yes we know this was a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ on the cross.
1 Peter 2:24
“24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.””
Now that was the greatest day.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
RECEIVING GRACE IN THE GROVE is about calling out to The Lord in prayer - and being heard! The good news is He hears our prayers. Psalm 18:6
The situation >
BROKE, JOB LOST, returning to COLLEGE with a BABY on the way.
The Lord providentially sent people in Kay and Fletcher's life to help them and baby Graham. Miss Armelia came and showed grace in loving others when they never knew how much they needed it.
Fletcher who was voted least likely to preach the gospel or write a book by his friends and teachers was given this story.
Please contact him for book sales, book signings and to speak at your church, Sunday School class or organization
1195 Cumberland Valley Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 561 2609
Website - ReceivingGraceInTheGrove.com
Facebook - Receiving Grace In The Grove
Here is the book's page and some reviews on Amazon-
Dear Reader and Friends,
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 as the story is about what He did for me and my family when we cried out to Him.
-Pray for opportunities to get a publisher, market this book,distribution, for booksellers, and book signings.
-Pray for places to speak or have a book signing.
-Pray that my family will be safe in travel and provided for
in this "Kick-off".
Lift Jesus Up!
in this "Kick-off".
Lift Jesus Up!
(Below is information from the hard back 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
Schoo, a Master of Divinity from Emory's Candler School of Theology, a Master of Education from The University of North Georgia and his B.S. from the University of Mississippi. Fletcher is a minister who has worked as a
pastor, preacher, evangelist, school teacher, chaplain,
and football coach. Currently he teaches Social Studies and coaches the football team for Wilbanks Middle School in Demorest,GA. Fletcher is the pastor for Good News at Noon a homeless shelter and community ministry in Gainesville,GA. 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
—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.
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Receiving Grace In The Grove shares the true story
of Fletcher Law, who left Ole Miss a fraternity boy
without a degree who then 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. The 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 inthe Lord and not their own plans. Soli Deo Gloria!
Here is the book's page and some reviews on Amazon-
Here is our Facebook page-
Fletcher and Dr. Mike, Miss Armelia and Graham, Kayand family at The King's (Elvis Pressley's) birth home, Graham and Miss Armelia rocking, The family minus Miss Armeia, Graham's first birthday in The Grove.