Just one of the reasons I love Nicodemus.
Sorry everyone. I have been away for a lot longer than I had planned.
In December I was busy preparing for my constable training. January to the beginning of March, I was busy doing my basic training. Since I completed my course work and earned my certification I have been busy actually learning the job and working.
I have been incredibly fortunate that I have gotten as much work as I have serving as a constable. Some of my classmates, haven’t gotten very many warrants to serve. I seem to be settling into a bit of a groove, and I am going to purpose to make more time to write… and do other projects. Hopefully, I will have more to tell about this soon.
By the way, the featured photo is with me and some of my classmates immediately after we completed the last phase of our training for certification, which was firearms. I really like, admire and miss my classmates. I completed my constable training at the Temple University Criminal Justice Training Program. I wanted to complete my training as quickly as possible, so I traveled to Philadelphia, which was the very first available class. Most of my classmates are from the Southeastern part of the state, so it’s highly unlikely that I will see most of them again. However, they do hold a special place in my heart.
I need to get back to my sermon for tomorrow, Trinity Sunday. I will be talking about Nicodemus.
“It truly a shame that in the wake of the most recent terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, that the left is calling it an issue of gun control, rather than calling it what it is. What happened in San Bernardino is a terrorist attack perpetrated by radical Islamist.”
“I am also appalled by the left saying that the various calls for prayer by people of faith isn’t enough. All of those who said that prayer isn’t enough, I have one question for you, how much time have you spent in prayer asking for God to soften the hearts of the Islamic terrorist? How much time have you spent on your knees asking God to bring this to an end? You can’t complain that prayer isn’t working if you are not actually praying yourself”
“The Bible is clear that in Deuteronomy chapter 32, one person praying can put a thousand dark angels to flight; two people praying fervent prayers can put ten thousand to flight, so imagine the power of all the people of God praying to God for peace and for the welfare of this nation.”
“If you haven’t tried prayer, don’t knock it.”
Joy, however, isn’t exactly the emotion that Christians are expected to experience during Advent. It’s a season for looking forward, rather than backward. We aren’t awaiting the coming of a Sweet Baby Jesus in the manger. The event we are anticipating is not Jesus’ first coming, but rather His second coming.
St. Paul says, while we do happen to live on this earth, we really belong in heaven. By the way, CS Lewis says it another way, “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” Regardless, we Christians look to heaven for Jesus to come again and take us with him. When Jesus comes back he will raise us up from the dead and change our mortal bodies into immortal bodies just like his.