Throwback Thursday – Twelve Part Series on Dynamics

Ordinarily, dear ones, I would be telling you about today’s episode on the podcast. Unfortunately, I have yet again hit a snag in the download portion of our recording. I’m currently working with tech folks to see if they can resolve the issue. Please pray for me, friends, as I trudge through the ever mystifying realm of…technology. *gulp* Instead, today I’ll be posting a throwback.

Way back in November of 2018 I finished a twelve part series on the three types of dynamics; thermodynamics, aerodynamics, and hydrodynamics. It was fun to study these in light of Gods sovereignty over creation, and to reach Kayliegh as we went along. You can see the original post here. Below is just the ending post, but it’s equipped with links to all the parts in the series. I hope it’s as fun for you to read as it was for me to write!


Hello dear ones! This is it, the final post on our series through dynamics. If you missed any of the previous posts I’ll link to them all at the end. I mentioned at the beginning of thermodynamics that many in both the secular side and the creationist side were applying the second law incorrectly. As an explanation for that I’ve got this phenomenal episode of Creation Magazine Live. If you love Answers News you’ll appreciate this show as well.

https://creation.com/m/world-winding-down-an-interview-with-dr-carl-wieland-creation-magazine-live-3-20

Obviously when it comes to the application of thermodynamics there’s no limit. It’s an essential foundation for understanding how God designed this world to work. It also impacts the first two fields of study we discussed, hydrodynamics and aerodynamics. The men who first discovered these principles, now laws of science, did not create them but merely put names and equations to them. Beloved, God created all things, though sin cursed and groaning, our world runs in an orderly fashion. I hope this series has helped in seeing the intelligently designed universe, while giving glory to the one who created it. As always, dear ones, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Dynamic Series – First Post

Dynamic Series – Second Post

Dynamic Series – Third Post

Dynamic Series – Fourth Post

Dynamic Series – Fifth Post

Dynamic Series – Sixth Post

Dynamic Series – Seventh Post

Dynamic Series – Eighth Post

Dynamic Series – Ninth Post

Dynamic Series – Tenth Post

Dynamic Series – Eleventh Post

Learn to Glorify God Every Day with this FREE WORKBOOK – By Emma from MyRedemptionForHisGlory

Below is a guest post from our sister-in-Christ, Emma. She’s been kind enough to share this article with me to post on the blog for my readers to have access to her free workbook. I hope it blesses you as much as it has blessed me, dear ones. As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.


Hello, Humblebees, Emma here – from myredemptionforhisglory.com!

I’m jumping onto the Tulips & Honey Blog for a quick moment to let you all know about a workbook I recently launched for fellow believers to benefit from.

It’s called The Ultimate Guide to Reforming Your Daily Habits (& Honouring Christ as Lord – Every. Single. Day.) and as you may be able to tell from the name, its purpose is to challenge & encourage you to bring glory to God through your everyday life.

Here’s a brief description of what you can expect from the digital download:

An 8-page printable workbook complete with…

• a questionnaire to analyze how you currently go about your day

• ideas to get you inspired

• plenty of space to make your own notes

• an outline of your new game-plan for tomorrow (Yes! We’re starting right away!)

At the moment, it is still being offered for FREE, but I am planning on closing that option soon.

My goal is to let others know about it, get some feedback on how helpful it was for them (i.e. what they liked or didn’t like, what was super useful and what wasn’t, what made things ‘click’ in their mind and what was completely unnecessary, etc.), and then, make it into something even better.

This is one BIG opportunity for me to learn and I’m hoping to get as much out of the learning experience as I can. 🙂

Once I make some improvements to the workbook, I would be thrilled to offer it through my own online shop.

So, if this sounds like something you would be interested in, CLICK HERE for more information on how the workbook came to be.

May the Lord use it to strengthen you as you seek to walk faithfully with Him!

for His glory,

Emma

Grab your FREE GUIDE now!

What is easy believism – From GotQuestions

Below is an article written over at GotQuestions.org explaining what easy believism is. My brother-in-Christ, Pastor Edward Ramirez shares this in our FB group and I hoped it might be a blessing for you all. Have you encountered this?


What is easy believism?

Easy believism is a somewhat derogatory term used by opponents of the view that one needs only to believe in Jesus in order to be saved. From this they conclude that those who hold to sola fide (“faith alone”) teach that no corresponding need exists for a committed life of Christian discipleship as proof of salvation; however, that is not what sola fide means. True faith in Christ will always lead to a changed life. Another common usage of the term easy believism is in regards to those who believe they’re saved because they prayed a prayer—with no real conviction of sin and no real faith in Christ. Praying a prayer is easy—thus the term easy believism—but there is more to salvation than mouthing words.

Much of the debate over easy believism is unnecessary and is based on a misunderstanding of the Scriptures. The Bible is clear that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. The essence of this doctrine is found in Ephesians 2:8–9: “For by grace are you saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.” So we see that faith, given as a gift by God, is what saves us. But the next verse tells of the results of that salvation: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Rather than being saved by some easy act of our own wills, we are saved by the hand of God Almighty, by His will and for His use. We are His servants, and from the moment of salvation by faith, we embark on a journey of pre-ordained good works that are the evidence of that salvation. If there is no evidence of growth and good works, we have reason to doubt that salvation ever truly took place. “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:20), and a dead faith is not a saving faith.

“Faith alone” does not mean that some believers follow Christ in a life of discipleship, while others do not. The concept of the “carnal Christian,” as a separate category of non-spiritual believer, is completely unscriptural. The idea of the carnal Christian says that a person may receive Christ as Savior during a religious experience but never manifest evidence of a changed life. This is a false and dangerous teaching in that it excuses various ungodly lifestyles: a man may be an unrepentant adulterer, liar, or thief, but he’s “saved” because he prayed a prayer as a child; he’s just a “carnal Christian.” The Bible nowhere supports the idea that a true Christian can remain carnal for an entire lifetime. Rather, God’s Word presents only two categories of people: Christians and non-Christians, believers and unbelievers, those who have bowed to the Lordship of Christ and those who have not (see John 3:36; Romans 6:17–18; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:18–24; Ephesians 2:1–5; 1 John 1:5–7; 2:3–4).

While the security of salvation is a biblical fact based upon the finished work of salvation by Christ, it is certainly true that some of those who seemed to have “made a decision” or “accepted Christ” may not genuinely be saved. As noted before, true salvation is not so much our accepting Christ as it is His accepting us. We are saved by the power of God for the purpose of God, and that purpose includes the works that give evidence of our conversion. Those who continue to walk according to the flesh are not believers (Romans 8:5–8). This is why Paul exhorts us to “examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith” (2 Corinthians 13:5). The “carnal” Christian who examines himself will soon see that he/she is not in the faith.

James 2:19 says, “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!” The type of “belief” demons have can be compared to the intellectual assent made by those who “believe” in Jesus in the fact that He exists or that He was a good person. Many unbelievers say, “I believe in God” or “I believe in Jesus”; others say, “I prayed a prayer, and the preacher said I was saved.” But such prayers and such belief do not necessarily signal a change of heart. The problem is a misunderstanding of the word believe. With true salvation comes genuine repentance and real life change. Second Corinthians 5:17 says that those who are in Christ are a “new creation.” Is it possible that the new person Christ creates is one who continues to walk in the carnality of the flesh? No.

Salvation is certainly free, but, at the same time, it costs us everything. We are to die to ourselves as we change into the likeness of Christ. Where easy believism fails is its lack of recognition that a person with faith in Jesus will lead a progressively changed life. Salvation is a free gift from God to those who believe, but discipleship and obedience are the response that will no doubt occur when one truly comes to Christ in faith.

Find the original article here:

Gotquestions.Org

Do we Listen to Bethel, Hillsong, Elevation, or KLove Music?

Hello, dear friends, today’s topic is serious but I hope that we were able to handle it without becoming too serious ourselves. We wanted to be sure to point out that we’re talking purely about opinions, not whether or not this is sinful. While we’re passionate about our opinions, we in no way mean this to be condemnation for those that disagree. Although we’ve discussed the issue of corporate worship in the past, we have been asked about whether or not we listen to the music ourselves, and decided it would be helpful to answer with an entire episode devoted to it.

You can hear our podcast over on Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, and in video form (eventually) on Youtube. Below is a timestamped outline, as well as a list of the links mentioned in the episode. Becca and I hope that this podcast episode will help clarify where we both stand as far as Christian music goes. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.


Timestamped Outline:

1. References

a. Bethel – TS: 10:20

i. Costi Hinn article: http://www.forthegospel.org/should-your-church-sing-jesus-culture-bethel-music/

2. Their movement & leaders preach a heretical version of Christ

a. Kenotic Christ

3. They need to be rescued with truth; not mitigated in their errors

4. They get paid royalties to keep funding their heretical cause

5. We love supporting biblical sound musicians and their music like CityAlight, Sovereign Grace, Kristen and Keith Getty

6. You could be limiting the creativity and talent of your church’s own band

7. People need clarity on this issue more than ever before

ii. Grave Soaking

iii. Dangerous teachings of word of faith like baby olive

b. Hillsong – TS: 21:00

i. Prosperity Teaching

ii. Brian Houston hid sexual abuse claims about his father

iii. Apostle/General

1. http://www.piratechristian.com/berean-examiner/why-calling-rick-warren-a-general-is-significant?rq=hillsong

iv. Justin Peters on Hillsong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RH0GT8Qvfk

c. Elevation Music – TS: 30:30

i. Steven Furtick. ‘Nough Said

ii. Naricegesis 1. https://www.gotquestions.org/exegesis-eisegesis.html

2. https://metamodernfaith.com/2016/07/02/narcigesis-and-other-obscure-big-words-used-to-attack-progressives-are-all-relative/

d. 1 Timothy 4:16

i. Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

e. Thank you, Kara for sharing this

i. Article title Keith Getty: Modern worship mov’t is ‘utterly dangerous,’ causing ‘de-Christianizing of God’s people’https://www.christianpost.com/news/keith-getty-modern-worship-movement-is-utterly-dangerous-causing-de-christianizing-of-gods-people.html

ii. Quotes:

1. “An authentic generation doesn’t begin with catharsis; it has to begin with an authentic picture of the God of the Bible,” he explained. “Over 75 percent of what are called the great hymns of the faith talk about eternity, Heaven, Hell, and the fact that we have peace with God. Yet, less than 5 percent of modern worship songs talk about eternity.”

2. “Beautiful art lasts,” he said. “At the end of the day, a song you sing for 50 years is more valuable than one you sing for 50 months.

Shenanigans

*Pineapple Update lol

Lauren

1. Question:

Which of these bands could easily transition into secular music?

Becca

1. Question:

What was the most embarrassing event of you childhood?

Tulips & Honey Hub Store: https://inktale.com/tulipshoneyhub

Below is a list of links mentioned in todays episode:

Link to Cave to the Cross: https://cavetothecross.com

Link Jessica Pero’s Amazon wish lists: Medical Needs – https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3R0IV75TO0305?ref_=wl_share 

Family Wish – https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/TRA0PZOIUJC0?ref_=wl_share

Link to article of Come Thou Fount – biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2020/01/05/prone-to-wonder-how-robert-robinsons-story-ends/

Link to Corporate Worship – https://afterthoughtbybiblicalbeginnings.podbean.com/e/tulips-honey-corporate-worship-what-about-heretical-groups/

Link to CityALight – https://afterthoughtbybiblicalbeginnings.podbean.com/e/tulips-honey-episode-10-interviewing-cityalight/

How Great Thou Art – By Carl Boberg

Hello wonderful HumbleBees,

Today, we have an awesome hymn, “How Great Thou Art.” We sang this recently at my church and have really been enjoying finding different versions of this song by different artist Below I am adding one of them that I think you all might like. I am also adding a Psalm I kept seeing while looking up about this particular hymn.  Psalm 145:3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. Praying this small reminder will bless you all today. 

Happy Sunday Y’all,

Becca Barner

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXQpDDcrN-w

 


 Hello again, dear ones, I hope this finds you all doing well! I’m so thankful Becca found this hymn for us today, and created such beautiful graphics to go alongside it. I wanted to write a quick bit of history for this hymn, as I found it quite interesting. Carl Boberg wrote “How Great Thou Art” in 1885 and when Stuart Hine translated it to English he added a couple lines himself. Popularized during the Billy Graham “crusades” it ranks second here in America, following Amazing Grace as the most beloved hymn. This particular hymn is based on Deuteronomy 33:26, “There is none like God, O Jeshurun, who rides through the heavens to your help, through the skies in his majesty.” Does your church sing hymns, modern songs, a mixture of both? Which one do you prefer? I hope you have a blessed day of fellowship, as always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.


How Great Thou Art

O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder

Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder

Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee

How great Thou art, how great Thou art

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee

How great Thou art, how great Thou art

And when I think of God, His Son not sparing

Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in

That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing

He bled and died to take away my sin

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee

How great Thou art, how great Thou art

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee

How great Thou art, how great Thou art

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

And lead me home, what joy shall fill my heart

Then I shall bow with humble adoration

And then proclaim, my God, how great Thou art

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee

How great Thou art, how great Thou art

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee

How great Thou art, how great Thou art

MEGA List by Becca Barner: Prayer Request & Podcasts

Mega List for Friday January 17, 2020

By Becca Barner

Hello HumbleBees,

Please keep Lauren and her family in your prayers. Seems like a bug or flu has attacked them. We are reaching out to Kenneth Copeland to rebuke this sickness… Just kidding! But please keep them in your prayers. I offered to help with the Mega List and the Sunday hymn post. She does so much for the entire hub, I pray this blesses her and our awesome Humblebees.

What we are posting some awesome things that Lauren and I have been texting each other about from this week. It’s just so awesome to share about these awesome things on the Mega List. Hoping the list today blesses you all.

God bless y’all,

Lauren and Becca

  • Awesome Podcast: Raza Reforma: Our Awesome brothers… Matt and Sonny are just two guys with a podcast, and I love that slogan. Please check them out! They have Taco Tuesday segments which is an acronym for Teachings About Christian O I’ve been enjoying the Tacos lol.
  • Awesome YouTube Channels:Matt over at Raza Reforma is also the Pastor of New Life Baptist Church (NLBC). I reached out to them to tag me when the videos would be up from their wednesday Bible study, which is about God’s attributes. He got it done soon and I am so humbled and blessed that he did this. What a blessing and please go and listen to their awesome study. AND THANK YOU SO MUCH MATT!!!

 

 

Funny Meme that we hope makes you all laugh:

 

 

Read With Me – Through David Brainerd’s Life and Diary

Hello, all, I hope this finds you doing well! Currently, on social media, I’m reading through David Brainards Life and Diary by Jonathan Edwards. It’s been such a blessing to hear from others how much this book is encouraging them. In particular, I was overjoyed to share his testimony yet again. We’ve moved to the first point of illness for him, now. I’m going to include links below to all the posts so far, and here is today’s portion.

In Jan. 1740, the measles spread much in college; and I having taken the distemper, went home to Haddam. But some days before I was taken sick, I seemed to be greatly deserted, and my soul mourned the absence of the Comforter exceedingly. It seemed to me all comfort was for ever gone; I prayed and cried to God for help, yet found no present comfort or relief. But through divine goodness, a night or two before I was taken ill, while I was walking alone in a very retired place, and engaged in meditation and prayer, I enjoyed a sweet refreshing visit, as I trust, from above; so that my soul was raised far above the fears of death. Indeed I rather longed for death, than feared it. O how much more refreshing this one season was, than all the pleasures and delights that earth can afford! After a day or two I was taken with the measles, and was very ill indeed, so that I almost despaired of life; but had no distressing fears of death at all. However, through divine goodness I soon recovered; yet, by reason of hard and close studies, and being much exposed on account of my freshmanship, I had but little time for spiritual duties: my soul often mourned for want of more time and opportunity to be alone with God. In the spring and summer following, I had better advantages for retirement, and enjoyed more comfort in religion. Though indeed my ambition in my studies greatly wronged the activity and vigour of my spiritual life; yet this was usually the case with me, that “in the multitude of my thoughts within me, God’s comforts principally delighted my soul;” these were my greatest consolations day by day.

“One day I remember, in particular, (I think it was in June, 1740,) I walked to a considerable distance from the college, in the fields alone at noon, and in prayer found such unspeakable sweetness and delight in God, that I thought, if I must continue still in this evil world, I wanted always to be there, to behold God’s glory. My soul dearly loved all mankind, and longed exceedingly that they should enjoy what I enjoyed. It seemed to be a little resemblance of heaven. On Lord’s day, July 6, being sacrament-day, I found some divine life and spiritual refreshment in that holy ordinance. When I came from the Lord’s table, I wondered how my fellow-students could live as I was sensible most did. — Next Lord’s day, July 13, I had some special sweetness in religion. — Again, Lord’s day, July 20, my soul was in a sweet and precious frame.

“Some time in August following, I became so weakly and disordered, by too close application to my studies, that I was advised by my tutor to go home, and disengage my mind from study, as much as I could; for I was grown so weak, that I began to spit blood. I took his advice, and endeavoured to lay aside my studies. But being brought very low, I looked death in the face more stedfastly; and the Lord was pleased to give me renewedly a sweet sense and relish of divine things; and particularly, October 13, I found divine help and consolation in the precious duties of secret prayer and self-examination, and my soul took delight in the blessed God: — so likewise on the 17th of October.

If you’d like to follow along through social media, I’m posting these portions on Facebook and Instagram. The links below are all from Facebook, I believe it’s easier to see than Instagram posts. What are you reading currently? I’d love to hear any suggestions for future Read With Me posts. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Part 1 – https://www.facebook.com/lauren.hereford.904/posts/146639186769719

Part 2 – https://www.facebook.com/lauren.hereford.904/posts/147345860032385

Part 4 – https://www.facebook.com/lauren.hereford.904/posts/148014696632168

Part 5 – https://www.facebook.com/lauren.hereford.904/posts/148459803254324

Part 6 – https://www.facebook.com/lauren.hereford.904/posts/148815963218708