Jackson had been battling an aggressive cancer since May 2014. The prophetic minister has gone home to be with the Lord. Founder of Streams Ministries International, he is well-known for his biblical approach to dream interpretation.
I learned the sad news this morning about the passing of Patti Seif. While there is much that could be said,the Messianic Times framed it well.
“The Messianic Times along with the entire Messianic Movement and Believers the world over join in mourning the passing of Pat Seif.
Today, we honor the life of Pat Seif: a wife, a mother, an artist, a counselor and a beloved friend to many. Pat was the wife of Dr. Jeffrey Seif and the mother of Jacob, Zac and daughter-in-law, Sasha.
Pat spent every day of her life with a smile on her face (for strength and dignity were her clothing). Whether she was creating beautiful pieces of artwork (an accomplished woman who can find?), ballroom dancing with her husband (she brings him good and not harm all the days of her life), getting sushi with her son, Zac (she rises while it is still night and provides food for her household), spending time with her family (her children arise and bless her, her husband praises her ) snuggling with her two little dogs or going on bike rides at White Rock Lake, Pat radiated with the joy of the LORD. She was one of the happiest persons you would have ever met – and she never let a moment pass to give honor and glory to the Messiah of Israel.
Pat lived her life for Yeshua – and now she’s in eternity dancing with Him.
“Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears Adonai will be praised.) Proverbs 10:30 TLV
We encourage the entire community to be in pray for Dr. Seif and the family.”
This past Sunday, Harris announced he will be stepping down from the 3000 member church to attend seminary.
I’ve extracted the following and the entire statement can be read here.
“So I’m going to cut to the chase and start with the announcement: My big news is that later this spring I’m going to step down from my role as lead pastor so that I can go to seminary. The school I’ll be attending is called Regent College, and it’s on the West Coast in Vancouver, B.C. My plan is to attend for at least a year with a good possibility that I will stay a second year to pursue a master’s degree.
Obviously, this is a huge decision and it has significant ramifications for my family and for our church. It has not been an easy decision for me to make. It’s been heart wrenching, and there has been much prayer, much counsel and much discussion. In a few minutes, I want to share the story of how I came to this decision, but the bottom line is that I believe Jesus is calling me to do this.
I think he stills calls people to drop their nets and follow him.
I don’t know all that the future holds, but I know that Jesus is leading me into a season of recalibration as a leader. I believe my Master wants me to turn aside for a time of study and training.”
I am absolutely “joy-filled” at the character,courage and integrity of the SBC leadership for holding Perry Noble publicly accountable for perverting the 10 commandments into promises in order to make them more palatable to unbelievers in his church.
The seriousness of the SBC rebuke came with the threat of excommunication from the convention should Noble refuse to correct his heretical teachings. Bam!
Perry Noble, pastor of a South Carolina megachurch, was rebuked by a Southern Baptist leader in South Carolina for calling the 10 Commandments “10 promises” and for other “problematic positions and statements.”
The rebuke came last week from the president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, Tommy Kelly, who said, “We as South Carolina Baptists must publicly state and remove ourselves from these positions and problematic statements and call for NewSpring to correct these positions if it chooses to say that it affiliates with South Carolina Baptist churches.”
..Hoping to bring more people to Jesus, Noble asked those at the worship service to view the 10 Commandments not as rules they have to keep in order to be Jesus followers but as promises that they can receive when they accept Christ.
He interpreted the first commandment (You shall have no other gods before me) as “Promise #1: You do not have to live in constant disappointment anymore.” The second commandment (You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything) was translated into this promise: “You can be free from rituals and religion and trust in a relationship.”
The “you shall not murder” command, he said, is actually a promise that “you do not have to live in a constant state of anger because you will be motivated by love and not hate.”
“With images of an American flag flashing behind him and quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. playing in between verses, Lecrae performed a timely selection from his chart-topping 2014 album on The Tonight Show Friday.”
Lecrae Moore is a Christian rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is the co-founder and president of the non-profit organization ReachLife Ministries. Moore is a Grammy Award winner and has received fourteen Dove Award nominations, four of which he won.
The message of the Gospel is said to be at the forefront of Lecrae’s music, whether it’s believers listening or people who’ve never set foot in a church.His personal story of redemption has been share with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
For more information on Lacrae and his Reformed Faith, check out this article.
Info-graphics have returned in popularity in recent years. They have been commonly used to show data regarding the weather, route maps and graphs for statistical information. Their purpose is to integrate substantive information so that visual capacity is enhanced for absorbing multiple and diverse levels of detail in a condensed structure.
Tim Challies created his own version of “Visual Theology” of things relating to the Christian faith: The order of salvation, the attributes of God, the Trinity, the Atonement, Reformed theology, the books of the Bible.
You can see the complete list here. Either way, I have found his “Visual Theology” most helpful.
Check em out!
“Solidly Evangelical” describes Fox News Greta Van Susteren’s “On the Record Special: Louis Zamperini: A Journey of Faith”. The special picks up where the movie ends.
Greta interviews Franklin Graham and allows absolute liberty for the Evangelist to unashamedly herald the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout her entire program. I watched the conclusion with tear filled eyes.
Kudos to Greta and Fox News for allowing the Gospel to be heard by multiplied millions in America and around the world.
If you missed this must see special, it will be the broadcast will be rebroadcast on Fox December 31 at 7pm ET and on January 1 at 7 pm ET.