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The Sick

I have a philosophy that comes right out of scripture, “Jesus came to seek and save the lost, not form a club.” So when I was hired I started getting to know all the student, and I focused on the students that didn’t know Jesus. This struck a bad chord with my boss (this was before Jeff). He told me that I was spending too much time with the kids that weren’t Christians and told me that it should be the opposite. I'm kind of stubborn so I said “no! it’s the sick that need a doctor, not the healthy.” When Jesus came, he came for those who were in need. Jesus called Matthew, who was a tax collector, to be a follower of His and if you know anything about tax collectors they were considered the farthest from anything Godly or spiritual.They were corrupt and nobody liked them. When Jesus called Matthew he was so pumped that he threw this great big party at his house and he invited all of his other wild friends, tax collectors, and other well known sinners to come and to meet Jesus. Th…

Idiotes?

"When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus."
We see throughout history that God takes the ordinary and does extraordinary things with through them. When Jesus chose the twelve he chose the ordinary fisherman, the ordinary tax collectors, ordinary men who had nothing going for them in the eyes of the world. God took them and used them to change the world.
The word "ordinary" in this verse is an interesting word. In Greek it means "untrained person" or "one who does not understand." Even more interesting is the actual Greek word for ordinary... Idiotes. Looks kind of like our word "idiot." That's because the definition "untrained person" or "one who does not understand" is just a nice way of saying "idiot."
So if you were standing in a room with me and I yelled out at the top…

Help Haiti

Last night I was at the gym working out. They have TV's all over the place. From where I was at there was one TV on my left an one TV on my right. I looked up to the left and the show TMZ (a trashy paparrazi show that stalks celebrities) was on. Of course, in the thirty seconds that I watch it was about the next female celebrity to loose her bikini top at the beach. That was the top story. I looked over to my right at the other TV and at the exact same time were the estimated reports of the Haiti earthquake deaths were coming in. Estimate death so far... 140,000. These two stories were on at the exact same time. I thought to myself, "who cares who lost there top at the beach!' Then it made sense to me... how easy is it for us to forget about what happened in Haiti? How easy is it to just move on? How easy is it for us to just sit back and do nothing?
Distance can create a huge disconnect. Disconnect from the rest of the world is not something that Haiti can afford right n…