>I hate alcohol perhaps only as an alcoholic can. I wish the Bible forbad drinking. It does not. Jesus did not turn water into “freshly squeezed grape juice.”
I am opinionated on drinking in public, as I’ve written HERE
And I find this discussion helpful:Alcohol
from Harvest Bible Chapel
>If you serve Jesus as a youth worker…regardless of what the Board says, regardless what parents want (usually to pass their parenting responsibilities on to you), regardless of what is easier and shows quicker “results” (though they may vaporize the next day, week, month)…read and remember this, from Brett Kunkle of Stand To Reason (if you are not using this website, do so).
If you are not directly involved in youth work, pass this on to those who are.
I noted that my PREVIOUS BLOG was one of the most important I’ve ever passed on; this is of equal importance…perhaps even moreso:
“Youth groups are good at telling kids how we should behave but undermine those efforts by failing to address what we should believe and why.”
And…if you want to do something to “address what we should believe and why,” you need to order and pass on several copies of this:http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=jacksjots-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0830834222&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr
>What’s bigger? God…or our theology? Am I being conformed (however slowly) to His image, or am I http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=jacksjots-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1434768511&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrstriving to conform Him to my idea of who He is and what He should do?
I would absolutely love to have the opportunity to sit down with Frances Chan one-on-one for a day or two..I think if you look up “humble” in an accurate dictionary his face would be there. (if you are not familiar with him, buy the book Crazy Love by clicking on the link to the left…buy it, read it, if you don’t like it contact me and I’ll reimburse you)
And this is perhaps the most important clip I’ve seen/read by him. I urge you to invest 8 minutes: