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Time Whispers December 31, 2010

With the New Year RIGHT around the corner, I figured this would be an appropriate time to share a little poem I wrote. Also, this blog is dedicated in memory of my dear friend and brother in Christ, Haig Diradourian, who passed away on December 23, 2010. You are deeply loved and missed. I write in hopes that you will all learn from Haig’s life and death and appreciate your own lives and the lives of others around you… (more…)

 

Christians are like Vampires May 18, 2010

Christians and Vampires? Can there be any more of an unrelated topic to one another? You may be asking yourselves this question. BUT, there is somethnig that I have discovered.

          I have already watched Twilight and New Moon, and I have read Twilight, some of New Moon, and some of Midnight Sun (I’m working on getting the whole series done soon). After all of this, something became very clear to me, particularly when I was reading Midnight Sun, which is essentially the book of Twilight from Edward Cullen’s perspective…

          It is so utterly fascinating when one reads from Edward’s perspective. It gives new insight and gives a fuller picture of how much he was truly struggling to not attack Bella and suck her delicious and warm blood right out of her.

          As I dove deeper into this concept of struggle that Edward experienced, I realized that this is a lot like what Christians experience. He eplained, in Midnight Sun, that when he first took a whiff of Bella’s scent, it hit him suddenly and unexpectedly. He had not taken a human life, due to his craving of their blood, for about 80 years, and now he was turning into that vicious monster that he despised. (more…)

 

I’m Gonna Shine Homie Until My Heart Stop February 26, 2010

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No this is not about the “Hate It or Love It” song by 50 Cent and the Game, this is about light.

       This is simply a post of encouragment for all of you Believers out there to fear not and to keep shinning your light. A lot of times we find ourselves in dark places and we ponder about this dark and corrupt world we live in which is filled with all kinds of wickedness and evil, and we tend to get overwhelmed at times and even begin to fear. It can also become a hindrance and even paralyze us from moving forward.

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I Need You To Love Me. October 17, 2009

This is a song by Barlow Girl that has really been touching my heart for a long time now. Music does such a great job of reaching into your soul and spilling your guts out when you do not have the words yourself, at times.
This is one of those songs for me that I think a lot of us can relate to.

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Oh Death, Where is your Sting? July 26, 2009

I’m sorry to inform you, but it’s alive and well!

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When has death been something that does not hurt?
We grieve, we mourn, we are sorrowful, we are confused, we weep and wail, we wonder why, and it never really leaves us deep down inside. Somewhere inside, underneath all of life’s distractions, we know we are destined to be men and women of sorrow, because death does sting us and death does have victory over us. Whether Christian or Non-Believer, everybody dies…and everybody hurts when someone close to us dies as well. (more…)

 

Jesus Died Of Old Age April 11, 2009

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Before you label me a heretic, actually read what I have to say. =)

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I have been thinking about this a lot lately. After one Sunday service when Artur (our College/Career Pastor) said that Jesus didn’t have to die such a horrible death on the cross, He could have just died of old age. That made me think…

Really? Could Jesus have actually died of old age and that be sufficient enough to cover the sins of all humanity in the past, present, and future?

How interesting would the story have been if we read in the Bible that Jesus lived until age 85 and died of natural causes and was then laid in a tomb and after 3 days He rose again and conquered death? Is that really sufficient? Was His purpose here to simply die or was it to be the Suffering Servant as well? Is His “blood” that we sing about all the time “that makes us white as snow” simply referring to Him dying or did His blood actually have to be spilt?

So, the question here that I grapple with is whether Jesus’ death alone was enough, or did He have to suffer and did His body have to break and bleed for us as well? (more…)

 

We Are All Moving Along On A Continuum… April 8, 2009

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(Here is something i wrote a little while back, just wanted to post it up and hear your thoughts…)

Prophetic message is progressive
i. Its transforms gradually as changes take place in history
ii. Bound together by one spirit and revealing one revelation.
iii. We’re moving along on a continuum and there is an end…

 

This is a little part of my notes from my Hebrew Prophets class and as I was studying for my test I couldn’t help but stop here and think about this, and I just wanted to share my thoughts with you all…

 

First of all it is important to note that God is always the main figure of the prophetic message (This is known as Theocentric)

 

Every prophet’s message was about God and how much humans need God and salvation. It’s not about humans, it’s about God! Even when you read the prophetic judgments against Israel or Judah, there is always a promise of salvation. How beautiful it is to know that even though God’s people were screwing up big time and turned to idol worship…God was still faithful.

 

Isn’t it interesting that while God’s people were idolaters, they were committing adultery against God? As the covenant people they were supposed to remain faithful to God and His commands and in return they would be God’s adopted children and they would be protected, secure, and peaceful. This was very much a covenant relationship like marriage. If a married person lies with another person whom is not their spouse, they are adulterous, so in the same sense if a believer turns to other “gods”, they are adulterous in their covenant relationship with God.

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