This morning we begin our first installment of our Saturday series “Three Theological Questions Foundational to Studying God.”
Here in this first outline we will consider the question: “Why Study About God?”
Jay Dobyns. No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels. New York, NY: Crown Publishers, February 10th, 2009. 328 pp.
The story of an undercover ATF federal agent who worked to infiltrate the Hells Angels Motorbike gang in Arizona. It is a spellbinding account of Jay Dobyns’ work and how it affected him as a result of this undercover operation. The background story that the book provides of Dobyns life is just as interesting as Operation Black Biscuit (the operation against the Hells Angels). Dobyns was a college football star turned federal agent. On his first day with the ATF he was shot in the chest while pursuing a fugitve and while most people’s brush with death would make them think twice of their career for Dobyns the adrenaline rush of surviving death made him want to stay around for more. Not only did he stay with the ATF but Dobyns also decided to go undercover. He was quite an experienced undercover agent when he went on assignment with the Hells Angels case. It’s quite a read especially for the general readers since it provide a window into the world of outlaw motor bicycle gangs. Equally interesting was the window the book provides to the world of undercover cops and how they tried to enter into the bikers scene. These guys are incredibly smart and quick witted.
As the world is confused with sexuality Christians need to be more clear about the Biblical view of sexuality.
Rosaria Butterfield has a wonderful testimony of God saving her. Ligonier Ministries recently had a Google Hangout disgussion with her on sexuality and the Christian faith.
Here’s the Youtube video of the discussion:
After visiting a loved one at a hospital who is in critical condition, I decided to visit Kavika and his cousin who were near me–for some evangelism in Long Beach, CA. I had a blessed time. There were some consciences that were awakened from their stupor by the proclamation of His truths and the Gospel.
John Calvin on the conscience – “The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul…There is no greater torment than an evil conscience.”
Please pray for the hardened hearts to be softened. We also were able to carry through with a few Gospel conversations. The Lord is good.
Serving Others and the Resurrection
Read Acts 2:36-43
Have you ever met someone in your church who was a huge servant? They did everything out of selfless love and generosity. They did it to serve the LORD. Ultimately it was for an audience of One. They were very humble about their ministry. Yet everyone knew about their service to the Lord despite how they quietly served. Sometimes one only find out the extent of their service to the church after they had passed away. So when such a servant depart, it is a great loss to the church. Yet they also leave behind a great example of service to the Lord.