Thursday, October 9, 2014

Abraham and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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 - Help me get my book distributed please

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

Fletcher Law
1195 Cumberland Valley Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 561 2609
Website   - 
Facebook - Receiving Grace In The Grove 
  • ISBN-10: 1462729215
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462729210

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!

Fletcher Law

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

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
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

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 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 in
the Lord and not their own plans. Soli Deo Gloria!


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.

Is this Archie's last photo in game gear? This was taken at the 1989 Red-Blue spring game.  They had an alumni game that year which Archie played in.  I had to convince Archie to take the picture.  The closer was I asked him if he knew Dr. John Lee Taylor.  Dr. Taylor was the pastor of First Baptist of Gainesville,GA. John Lee baptized Archie in Drew, MS when Archie a young boy.  Only then did Archie let me have the picture.