Thursday, July 3, 2014

milking stool ministry: john 7

This week's video hits on some of the hot button topics that are rolling around in our country today. I'm hoping it will tie together the lessons from John 7 very practically with our lives and take and impact in those larger cultural conversations. With that, the video: 


I'm a ramblebus in my video. But after recording and getting it all settled I found this from by Sarah from The Fullest Joy and she says what I was trying to say perfectly. It can be summed up in this little quote from her post:
"I’m not so sure. The only thing that ever matters is Jesus.
Let the theological debates go and turn back to your first love."

And my notes from last week are more simple, back to the basic style... Something I'm going to encourage you to try out over the next week.

I challenge you to tie larger cultural conversations (i.e. Hobby Lobby ruling, mental illness treatment, etc.) with lessons, Christ's conversations, and the truth found in John 8 and 9. There aren't necessarily going to be black and white answers -I don't think that's how life and faith works-, but there are going to be lenses through which we can look at our world that center on Him.

Also, I don't think Christ sweated the small stuff. Nor do I think we're called to do that. So, don't suck yourself into tedium, into seeking precise answers, but instead push yourself to bring an educated Christian perspective into your process. It is that inclusion of Him that brings glory and goodness into our lives.

The week's verse for you:
On the last and greatest day of the festival, 
Jesus stood and said in a loud voice,
"Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink."
-John 7:37

And links for the week because encouragement:

Brokenness surrounds us, but in that, there's beauty. This song's such a reminder. (Ellie Holcomb)

July is summer. How has your summer been? And how should it be from here? (Alesha Blessed)

Church has been hard for us. Hard. But there's a heart in it's flawed nature. (Carly Skinner)

Smile file: an encouragement for your weary soul. (Erika Brechtel)

10 comments:

  1. I just wanted to say that I love you, and your kind hearted soul. That's all!

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  2. I think you are so right. Oftentimes we get so caught in up in forgetting to put Jesus in the center of it all, amiright?

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  3. How To Stop A Divorce And Save Your Marriage?(Dr.Brave)

    my name is Teresa Nancy from Canada , i was married to my husband for 4 years we were living happily together for this years and not until he traveled to Italy for a business trip where he met this girl and since then he hate me and the kids and love her only. so when my husband came back from the trip he said he does not want to see me and my kids again so he drove us out of the house and he was now going to Italy to see that other woman. so i and my kids were now so frustrated and i was just staying with my mum and i was not be treating good because my mother got married to another man after my father death so the man she got married to was not treating her well, i and my kids where so confuse and i was searching for a way to get my husband back home because i love and cherish him so much so one day as i was browsing on my computer i saw a testimony about this spell caster Dr.Brave testimonies shared on the internet by a lady and it impress me so much i also think of give it a try. At first i was scared but when i think of what me and my kids are passing through so i contact him and he told me to stay calm for just 24 hours that my husband shall come back to me and to my best surprise i received a call from my husband on the second day asking after the kids and i called Dr.Brave and he said your problems are solved my child. so this was how i get my family back after a long stress of brake up by an evil lady so with all this help from Dr.Brave , i want you all on this forum to join me to say a huge thanks to Dr.Brave and i will also advice for any one in such or similar problems or any kind of problems should also contact him his email is bravespellcaster@gmail.com he is the solution to all your problems and predicaments in life. once again his email address is bravespellcaster@gmail.com,or kindly visit he website http://bravespellcaster.yolasite.com

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  4. Thanks to Dr oodlia for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family?

    I am Dr.oodlia, I welcome you all to my world of spiritual temple of solution i want to assure you that what so ever you contacted me for will come to pass with the powers of my ancestors. i want to let you know that i am here to help you in any problem you might be facing, i have been in the field of helping people for over 55years now, i want to let you know that i have helped solving over 7000 people with so many problems in different countries and they have never stopped calling me to thank me for the good work i have done for them. My good work has spread to so many countries, why, is because they have seen my good work and they helped me spread it all over to the whole world. I want to let you know that the moment you contact me just consider all your problems solved because i know that once i commence on your spell work you are going to testify to the whole world here,Email me via address.(br oodliaspelltemple45@gmail.com)

    Are you passing through any of these problems,

    DO YOU NEED YOUR EX BACK VERY FAST

    DON YOU WANT YOUR LOVER TO LOVE YOU AS NEVER LIKE BEFORE

    ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM A LONG TIME SICKNESS

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    DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A HOUSE OWNER

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    ARE YOU FACING ANY MARITAL PROBLEMS

    ARE YOU FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO GET PREGNANT FOR YOUR HUSBAND

    ARE YOU EXPERIENCING MISCARRIAGES ANY TIME YOU TAKE IN

    DO YOU WANT TO COMPETE IN ANY LOTTERY GAME

    ARE YOU FACING HARDSHIP

    HAVE YOU BEEN THREATENED BY SOMEONE

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    IS YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER BEHAVING STRANGELY

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    ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FAILURE AND DISAPPOINTMENT IN ANY THING YOU DO.(ETC)

    If you are facing any of these problems all you just need do is to contact via email ( br oodliaspelltemple45@gmail.com )and it will be handle with full force and with my oracle and ancestors beside me i want to make you testify just the same way other people did that i have helped. Do not die in pain and silence email me so that your problems will be solved by me with full speed.I want welcome you again to my spell temple.If you have any problem that you want my help for just email me and immediately it will be solved. Here is my email address(br oodliaspelltemple45@gmail.com),.;'

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  5. Dr Oodlia is the only Dr who could ever get my HIV-AIDS cured with his healing spell, i have tried almost everything but i couldn’t find any solution on my disease, despite all these happening to me, i always spend a lot to buy HIV drugs from hospital and taking some several medications but no relieve, until one day i was just browsing on the internet when i come across a great post of !Nicole! who truly said that she was been diagnose with HIV and was healed that very week through the help of these great powerful healing spell doctor, sometime i really wonder why people called him Papa Oodlia, i never knew it was all because of the great and perfect work that he has been doing that is causing all this. so i quickly contacted him, and he ask me some few questions and he said a thing i will never forget that anyone who contacted him is ! always getting his or her healing in just 6 hours after doing all he ask you, so i was amazed all the time i heard that from him, so i did all things only to see that at the very day which he said i will be healed, all the strength that has left me before rush back and i becomes very strong and healthy, this disease almost kills my life all because of me, so i will to hospital to give the final test to the disease and the doctor said i am HIV negative, i am very amazed and happy about the healing Dr Oodlia gave to me from the help of his ancient herbs if you have any question for me concerning all i have said email me at:(holt06078899@gmail.com) But if you feel like contacting Dr Oodlia at once you can email him now for your own healing too at: (oodliaspelltemple45@gmail.com) or call his phone number which is +2348105913151 for direct contact good luck i am john holt...,.;

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  6. OGUDUGU SPELL CASTERAugust 28, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    My Name is Erica Gatewood, I wish to share my testimonies with the general public about what this man called Dr Ogudugu spell temple, on what he has just done for me , this man has just brought back my lost Ex husband with his great spell, I was married to this man called Curtis we were together for a long time and we love each other but when I was unable to give him a child after 2 years, he left me and told me he can’t continue anymore then I was now looking for ways to get him back until a friend of mine told me about this man. My friend gave his email to me and asked me to contact him but I didn't want to because I doubted at first but later reconsidered because it's so rear for a man to be as powerful like she said. So I contacted her through this email (greatogudugu@gmail.com) You won’t believe this when I contacted this man and told him my problems he cast the spell and my ex came back begging on his knees and asking me to forgive him. Not only that after a month I miss my monthly flow, when I went to my doctor, he confirm that I am pregnant so I told myself that I will testify to the whole wide world about the wonders of the powerful man if I give birth successfully. I am so happy today because I am a mother of a bouncing baby girl, thank you once again the great Dr Odugudu for what you have done for me, if you are out there passing through any of the following situations :
    (1) If you want your ex-back.
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    (13) Solve a land issue and get it back.
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    You are free to contact him at (greatogudugu@gmail.com) or call the following number if you want to speak with him and tell him what you need to be solved. (+2348066421534)

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  7. I am here to talk about my past experiences with spell casters..i had problems with my relationship and i did all to make sure that my woman never break up with me..all in the midst of this, i lost concentration at work and things went really bad for me as i lost my job too..the little money i saved was what i tried to get my wife back with even if i will loose all..i was too desperate and i was taken advantage of as i lost the same money on two different casters from Nigeria. of course i trusted them too much and never knew they did nothing for me so my woman went ahead with breaking up with me..i confronted them that they failed their promise and ever since then, i have never heard a world again from them..That was how fake casters ended my relationship with my woman and i planned i was going to stop everyone like them..i met with another that promised me to get her back to me and i almost laughed and said it was another lie, but he wasn't as he did cast a love spell on her and now we are talking of why we did break up and coming back together in just two days and not months like the other did made me wait..you see why you have to open you eyes and think before the liars here plays with your heart and trust like a toy.{oodliaspelltemple@gmail.com}..he can also help you to solve any problem…Lol I am very happy now.Jones Wimer

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  8. How to Get your husband Back ,after a Divorce or Breakup

    An
    amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my husband back to me..
    My name is Natasha Johnson,i live in United Kingdom,and I'm happily
    married to a lovely and caring husband ,with two kids.A very big problem
    occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my husband .so
    terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce.he said that he
    never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn't love me anymore.So
    he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through
    severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much
    begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his
    decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was
    coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my
    husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only
    way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has
    really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no
    other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email
    address of the spell caster whom he
    visited.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com }. So the next morning,i sent a
    mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i
    will get my husband back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I
    never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to
    do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn't call
    me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that he was
    coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with
    lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain
    he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was
    now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i
    will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website {
    http://enchantedscents.tripod.com/lovespell/},if you are in any
    condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex
    back. So thanks to the Dr Brave for bringing back my husband ,and
    brought great joy to my family once again. {bravespellcaster@gmail.com
    }, Thanks..,,,,

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  9. Am Karen Tanya from Scotland. I was having serious relationship problems with my boyfriend and it had resulted in him moving out to his friend’s apartment. Everything got worse because he started going to bars and strip clubs frequently with his friend, getting drunk and passing out. He always threatens me on phone whenever I call him because of all the bad advises that his friend has given him. I really love him and we had been dating for 8 years which gave us a beautiful daughter. I had also lost a lot of money on therapists until I was introduced to Dr. ogboni by a friend whom he helped to marry her childhood boyfriend; this gave me total confidence and strength to get him back. I did all he asked and after 48 hours my boyfriend called me and rushed back home, things just changed between us emotionally. He has a job and stopped drinking and keeping irrelevant friends. It’s a miracle I never believed was possible because I had lost all hope until I found Dr.ogboni . So that’s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe. All thanks goes to Dr.ogboni for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. ogbonispelitemple1@gmail.com


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  10. mccartkatty@gmail.comJune 16, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    I am here to give testimony of how i got back my husband, we got married for over 9 years and we had two kids. thing were going well with us and we where always happy. until one day my husband started to behave in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way he treated me and the kids. later that month he did not come back home again and he called me that he want a divorce, i asked him what have i done wrong to deserve this from him, all he was saying is that he want a divorce that he hate me and do not want to see me again in his life, i was mad and also frustrated do not know what to do,i was sick for more than 2 weeks because of the divorce. i love him so much he was everything to me without him my life is incomplete. i told my sister and she told me to contact a spell caster, i never believe in all this spell casting of a thing. i just want to try if something will come out of it. i contacted traditional spell hospital for the return of my husband to me, they told me that my husband have been taken by another woman, that she cast a spell on him that is why he hate me and also want us to divorce. then they told me that they have to cast a spell on him that will make him return to me and the kids, they casted the spell and after 1 week my husband called me and he told me that i should forgive him, he started to apologize on phone and said that he still live me that he did not know what happen to him that he left me. it was the spell that he casted on him that make him come back to me. my family and i are now happy again. Thank you Dr. Aluta for what you have done for me i would have been nothing today if not for your great spell. i want you my friends who are passing through all this kind of love problem of getting back their husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend to contact traditionalspellhospital@gmail.com and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay. He cast spells for different purposes like

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