The MEGA List – January 31st, 2020: Little Women, Podcasts, & Lectures

Today, dear ones, we bring you a list of recommendations, reviews, and suggestions. Briefly, I’d like to ask you for prayer. I’m struggling with time management and would be very thankful for your prayer and your suggestions. Also, before we get into the meat of it, has anyone else seen the new block editor here on WordPress? What do you think, do you like it, or have you chosen to go back to classic?

Justin Peters Quote

Recently Becca went to see the new Little Women movie, which we discussed on our Valentines Day episode. She had this to say “It was so well done. I laughed and cried. This was so well done. That I didn’t want it to end. 5 stars from Becca 🙌 loved this quote from Alcott (the writer of little women) at the beginning of the movie: “I’ve had lots of troubles, so I write jolly tales.” I haven’t been able to see it yet, personally, but I’m always excited when we find movies that are appropriate to recommend. So I’m thankful for her review and I look forward to seeing it myself.

We have a couple of podcasts we’d like to recommend as well. Our list gets ever longer, as we find more and more solid, Biblically sound podcasters to connect with. I’m so thankful for this, as we all have different styles we enjoy listening to. RazaReforma and Guys With Bibles are the two podcasts we’d like to bring to your attention. They’re great podcasts, with laughter and edifying truth throughout.

Our suggestions for today is that you check our Ligoneer’s new education app, where you can take classes online! The second suggestion is that you join us in praying for and supporting Sye Ten Bruggencate as Trinity Baptist raises money to move him to Texas. You can find the GoFundMe page for that right here. That’s all we have for you today, my friends, I hope you have a wonderful Friday. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

A Bloody, Goat Hide Slapping, Cupid Loving, Expensive, Stupid Holiday

Today, dear ones, we decided to do a humorous Valentines Day episode, rather then the lovey dove type. We talked about the history of the holiday, weird facts that surround it, odd traditions, and most importantly, how we can use this day as a segue into the Gospel. We hope that this episode will be edifying and entertaining. Not to forget our single brothers and sisters-in-Christ, we have a special section in here just for you.

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This episode is a little different than usual, although it is a holiday special, we tried to take some of the gross worldly lust “love” and bring it back to the Gospel. Below is an outline that has been timestamped for convenience of listening. You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, and in video form (eventually) on Youtube. We also now have a Patreon page, which you can find here https://www.patreon.com/Tulipshoneyhub. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

 

Valentine’s Day

1. SHIRTS!!!! Inktale.com/tulipshoneyhub – TimeStamp: 00:01:32

2. Shout outs – TimeStamp: 00:04:00

a. Shawn from guyswithbible itunes facebook group 

b. Yesenia and Jason Crothers Adoption Page – TimeStamp: 00:05:27

i. adoption

ii. https://cfcare.org/fbclid=IwAR3QHDsIGI1LvN4xC6zgn5ZINrIEyNJVlUTzsR55ZrT730o1mqyKROWPZc0

iii.

4. Little Women Review – TimeStamp: 00:10:20

5. Paul Washer and Christian Dating – TimeStamp: 00:11:55

a. https://illbehonest.com/a-young-mans-attitude-towards-women-paul-washer

6. Fun Facts – TimeStamp: 00:17:18

a. Valentine’s Day is a major source of economic activity, with total expenditures in 2017 topping $18.2 billion in 2017, or over $136 per person. This is an increase from $108 per person in 2010.

b. 1913 was when Hallmark Cards produced their first Valentine’s card! 4. – TimeStamp: 00:18:35

7. Really Cool History: https://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/valentines-day-facts – TimeStamp: 00:19:40

a. Origins to a Bloody Pagan Festival: Some trace Valentine’s Day origins to a Christian effort to replace a pagan fertility festival that has been dated as far back as the 6th century B.C. During the festival of Lupercalia, Roman priests would sacrifice goats and dogs and use their blood-soaked hides to slap women on the streets, as a fertility blessing. According to legend, women would later put their names in an urn and be selected to be paired with a man for a year. – TimeStamp: 00:19:55

b. Every year, thousands of romantics send letters addressed to Verona, Italy to “Juliet,” the subject of the timeless romantic tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet.” The city marks the location of the Shakespearean tale, and the letters that reach the city are dutifully answered by a team of volunteers from the Juliet Club. Each year, on Valentine’s Day, the club awards the “Cara Giulietta” (“Dear Juliet”) prize to the author of the most touching love letter. – TimeStamp: 00:22:52

c. Box of Chocolates: The Valentine’s Day tradition of giving a box of candy was started in the 19th century by Richard Cadbury, a scion of a British chocolate manufacturing family. With a new technique recently established at the company to create more varieties of chocolate, Cadbury pounced on the opportunity to sell the chocolates as part of the beloved holiday. – TimeStamp: 00:23:50

d. First Valentine Was Written From a Prison: History’s first valentine was written in perhaps one of the most unromantic places conceivable: a prison. Charles, Duke of Orleans wrote the love letter to his second wife at the age of 21 while captured at the Battle of Agincourt. As a prisoner for more than 20 years, he would never see his valentine’s reaction to the poem he penned to her in the early 15th century. – TimeStamp: 00:24:20

e. ‘Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve’: The term “wearing your heart on your sleeve” may have origins in picking a valentine. Smithsonian reports that during the Middle Ages, men would draw the names of women who they would be coupled with for the upcoming year while attending a Roman festival honoring Juno. After choosing, the men wore the names on their sleeves to show their bond during the festivities. – TimeStamp: 00:25:45

f. ‘Sweethearts’ Candies Started Out as Lozenges The iconic chalky heart-shaped candies that have been passed out lovingly every Valentine’s Day started out as lozenges. According to the Food Business News, pharmacist and inventor Oliver Chase created a machine that would quickly create the lozenges before switching to using the machine to create candy—later known as Necco Wafers. Chase’s brother came up with the idea to print messages on the candy in 1866, and the candies got their heart shape in 1901, appealing specifically to Valentine’s Day sweethearts. In 2019, the Sweetheart brand of conversation hearts was suspended for a year as the candy’s new owner, Spangler Candy Co., needed time to make a supply of the hearts for Valentine’s. – TimeStamp: 00:26:53

g. Cupid Began as a Greek God: The chubby baby with wings and a bow and arrow that we call Cupid has been associated with Valentine’s Day for centuries. However, before he was renamed Cupid, he was known to the ancient Greeks as Eros, the god of love. Eros, the son of Greek goddess Aphrodite, would use two sets of arrows—one for love and another for hate—to play with the emotions of his targets. It wasn’t until stories of his mischief were told by Romans that he adopted the childlike appearance that we recognize today.

i. Bethel refers to God with Eros love… GROSS – TimeStamp: 00:28:48

h. How ‘X’ Came to Mean ‘Kiss’: The idea of using a kiss to sign off on valentines also has a long history, according to the Washington Post. The use of “X” came to represent Christianity, or the cross, in the Middle Ages. During the same time, the symbol was used to sign off on documents. After marking with an X, the writer would often kiss the mark as a sign of their oath. As the gesture grew among kings and commoners to certify books, letters and paperwork, these records were described as having been “sealed with a kiss.” – TimeStamp: 00:30:17

8. Saint Valentine- it’s a hot mess and is no longer considered a saint in 1969. – TimeStamp: 00:32:09

a. Stories aren’t consistent

b. St. Valentine refused to renounce his faith and Christianity and was executed outside the Flaminian Gate on February 14, 269. However, other tales of St. Valentine’s life claim he was executed either in the year 269, 270, 273 or 280. Other depictions of St. Valentine’s arrests tell that he secretly married couples so husbands wouldn’t have to go to war. Another variation of the legend of St. Valentine says he refused to sacrifice to pagan gods, was imprisoned and while imprisoned he healed the jailer’s blind daughter. On the day of his execution, he left the girl a note signed, “Your Valentine.” 

c. ExCatholic4Christ.wordpress.com

9. Being Single On Valentines Day – TimeStamp: 00:33:55

a. 1 Peter 5:10

i. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

b. Romans 8:28-29

i. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

c. The opportunity of single life to serve God.

10. A great article by John MacArthur called “True Love” – TimeStamp: 00:36:33

a. https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/true-love/

b. Most of the talk about love these days ignores this principle. “Love” has been redefined as a broad tolerance that overlooks sin and embraces good and evil alike. That’s not love; it’s apathy. God’s love is not at all like that. Remember, the supreme manifestation of God’s love is the Cross, where Christ “loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” (v. 2). Thus Scripture explains the love of God in terms of sacrifice, atonement for sin, and propitiation: “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10). In other words Christ made Himself a sacrifice to turn away the wrath of an offended deity. Far from dismissing our sins with a benign tolerance, God gave His Son as an offering for sin, to satisfy His own wrath and justice in the salvation of sinners.

That is the very heart of the Gospel. God manifests His love in a way that upheld His holiness, justice, and righteousness without compromise. True love “does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth” (1 Cor. 13:6). That’s the kind of love we are called to walk in. It’s a love that is first pure, then peaceable.

11. Lauren and Becca share how they celebrate Valentine’s Day – TimeStamp: 00:41:55

12. Favorite Scripture about Love – TimeStamp: 00:46:20

a. Lauren: Phil 2:4

b. Becca: 1 Corinthians 16:14 (ESV) 14 Let all that you do be done in love.

Audience: Favorite romantic movie? – TimeStamp: 00:52:05

Wednesday Testimony – Highlighting Heartcry Missionary Society: Abu the Imam

Below is an article written by Lucas A over at HeartCry Missionary Society. You can see the original article here. As we join together to pray for the work Paul Washer and his team are doing all over the world, remember that you can support them every time you make a purchase on Amazon by choosing them as your “Smile” charity. The same can be done with selling and buying on EBay. I hope this testimony will bless you, beloved brethren, as always be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.


My name is ‘Abu’ and I am from the northern mountains. When I was growing up, my family wanted me to become a religious teacher (Imam) and help our people by guiding them in the right path. I studied Islamic Rituals (theology) for 18 years and then I became a lead Imam in the community. Our area has 700 households and I was the spiritual leader, teaching them from the Quran and leading them in prayers and all religious matters. Since I couldn’t reach all the houses, I trained a group of disciples who helped me in overseeing them and performing all religious matters. 

About 18 months ago, the radical Islamic militia came and took control of our place. After some time, they invited me to discuss some rituals. But our discussion turned into a debate, and when they lost the debate, they started beating me very badly and I could not move. Some of my friends helped me to come to the capital of the province for medical treatment. 

I was reading the Bible and comparing it with the Quran, then I found out the Bible is better than the Quran.

‘Abu’ – former Imam

I had no place to go but I heard there was a home where I could stay. I came to them and stayed for a month, and they served me with joy and love. They washed my hands and I was wondering why he is doing that, then I asked him ‘Why are you serving me?’  That man said because he is a follower of Jesus. I was amazed that the leader of Christians is serving people instead of people serving him. It was new for me, because I was not serving my people as an Imam but people were serving me.  Then I asked for a Bible and they gave me a Bible.

I was reading the Bible and comparing it with the Quran, then I found out the Bible is better than the Quran. The love of the believers toward one another touched my heart, and I trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. When I was in need and wounded by Muslims, the Christians took care of me and helped me to start my life again.

I went back to my home and I shared the good news with my people, and around 60 people gave their lives to Jesus.  They want me to help and teach them to grow in their faith so they can help others. I took 5 of them to back to the capital of the province for the training. We had a great time in learning the word of God, worshiping, and prayers. Now I want to train the other 60 people people in our area. 

I have the heart now to share the love of God with my people and help them to know the love of God in Christ. This is the work of the Holy Spirit and comes from the seeds of many who have labored, given sacrificially, prayed, and taken great risk to bring the gospel to my country. All glory to God!” 

Yours prayers are appreciated for these persecuted brothers and sisters!


What is the Full Gospel, and Should We Be Teaching it?

Today, dear ones, Becca and I have dropped a very important episode regarding the Full Gospel doctrine. As you can see in the outline below, we’re very concerned about this false teaching. While it was a very Biblical sounding title, it’s actually not the Gospel at all. We frequently see, as varies groups separate from orthodox Christianity, they tend to add works to salvation. It’s no different within the Full Gospel movement, as they add the works of signs and wonders to the list of things you have to do to be truly saved. Unfortunately, there’s more issues with this doctrine. Not only does it add works to the Gospel, it takes away the call for genuine repentance, neglecting to teach on sin.

The Full Gospel doctrine, spread far and wide through missionaries, reminds us that titles can be deceptive. We must test all things against Gods Word, and warn against false teachings. I hope this episode will help explain this doctrine, and why it needs to be avoided, in much more detail then you see here. You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, and in video form (eventually) on Youtube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Full Gospel Outline:

Introductions and opening discussion: 

i. Technology issues

ii. Why Patreon is awkward for Lauren: https://www.patreon.com/Tulipshoneyhub

iii. Grateful conversation about our Humblebees.

 1. Full Gospel: What it means and who says it? TimeStamp – 00:19:55

 a. Bill Johnson Video? TimeStamp – 00:22:05

 i. Romans 15:19 

b. History of the Full Gospel Movement: TimeStamp – 00:25:15

i. What Wikipedia has to say about it…

     1. Full Gospel: The term Full Gospel is a term often used to describe the doctrinal teachings of Pentecostalism and Charismatic Christianity, evangelical movements that originated in the 19th century. The movement and its teachings grew out the Wesleyan Arminianism of the post-American Civil War era’s holiness movement, especially through the “fourfold” teachings of A. B. Simpson, founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.[1]

2. Early Pentecostalism saw their teachings on baptism with the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts, and divine healing as a return to the doctrines and power of the Apostolic Age. Because of this many early Pentecostals and Charismatics call their movement the Apostolic Faith or the Full Gospel

3. A variety of Pentecostals have further developed the motif of the full gospel, predominantly the five-fold theme of salvation, sanctification, Spirit baptism, divine healing, and the coming kingdom.

2. The actual Gospel: TimeStamp – 00:33:33

i. Bob the Example: TimeStamp – 00:35:12

3. The cults always get the gospel wrong: TimeStamp – 00:45:40

4. Re-Explain what first tier issues mean: TimeStamp – 00:55:12

5. Advice in addressing those who bring it up: TimeStamp – 01:05:00

i. Be Patient

ii. Bring them back to Scripture

 iii. Pray for them

 Shenanigans: TimeStamp – 01:07:57

 i. New R.C. Sproul Shirt ink tale.com/tulipshoneyhub

 Becca’s Question: Family Feud or Price is Right?

Lauren’s Question: Did you have posters on your wall growing up?

If you’d like more information about the podcast channel Tulips & Honey Hub you can check out their website here: 5solas.online

This is the Day That the Lord Hath Made – Issac Watts

There are times when the strain of this sinful world threatens to overwhelm me, dear ones. When things are being written that make me wonder how professing Christians could think it was acceptable. When Christians in other countries are being imprisoned and martyred. When lies are being told, and hatred is masked by manipulation. When the walls are closing in, and there’s nothing I can do about any of these things. I had a conversation with a brother-in-Christ recently, we were talking about commentaries and I mentioned how I had hoped to find more time for reading them. He gave me wonderful advice, he said that he stops in his study of Scripture and prays. It refocuses him, and makes his time in Gods Word sweeter.

I felt like Christian in Doubting Castle, the key to escape was in his pocket the whole time. The answers to my inability to fix these issues was here all the time, prayer. This causes me to want to praise and worship, to shout out my thanksgivings to God! What mercy is this? What kindness? A wretch like me, sinful , weak, impatient, and in a daily battle with the flesh, can come before the thrice holy God, before His throne, to pray to Him? I can’t even get ahold of my own state Senator but I can go before the King of Kings? Truly this God we serve is worthy of all praise, and honor, and glory! I hope this hymn blesses you, as its blessed me, and as always beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

This is the day the Lord has made;
He calls the hours His own;
let heav’n rejoice, let earth be glad,
and praise surround the throne.

Today he rose and left the dead,
and Satan’s empire fell;
today the saints His triumphs spread,
and all His wonders tell.

Hosanna to th’anointed King,
to David’s holy Son.
help us, O LORD, descend and bring
salvation from Your throne.

Blest be the Lord, who comes to us
with messages of grace;
who comes, in God His Father’s name,
to save our sinful race.

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

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