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Do I know God's Word?

It absolutely amazes me how I grew up thinking that I knew God's Word. I am learning more and more each day that I didn't. It's also becoming more clear to me that there are so many people that are just as I was.

For instance(s)..
I used to "study" the Bible to just be able to not look silly in my sunday school class. I used to not understand ANYTHING that I was reading.I used to try to rationalize almost everything that I read.I used to not believe what I was reading. I can say this because I was not carrying out what I read on a daily, hourly, minutely basis.and the list could go on... I say all of these things because I can see clearly now how absolutely fake I was. I was living for myself and not carrying at all what God's Word says. Not only that, I wasn't even trying! I challenge you, as I challenged and keep challenging myself, that if you think that you know what God's Word says and that you think that you are carrying that out. Read Matthew 5-…
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(you had me at) Hello AGAIN!

Been a very long time! Sorry for dropping of the face of the earth! It's been very busy around the Vallance household. One of the main reason is a new business venture. I'll have a to drop a line for the new company.. Check us out at doulostech.com... We are focusing on IT needs for churches. One specific need we are targeting is web presents and cloud apps specifically google's suite of apps.

I had been out of the web design world for over 3 years now. Needless to say I've had some catch up work to do. Lots of late nights reading and research. Hopefully it will pay off soon. You can check out a few WIP now...

Crosspoint Baptist Church in Greenbrier
http://crosspointlife.com

Our home church's up-and-coming site
First Baptist Church Maumelle
http://www2.fbcmaumelle.org

and it's youth tag-along site
http://www2.fbcmaumelle.org/youth

So much to do (and figure out) so little time ;)

Hope all is well with you and yours! God bless!

Shalom!
-Alan

Fireproof

Adoni Jesus.
Fireproof my marriage, my thoughts, my actions, my faith, my soul, my eternity!

Linda, the kids, and I all went to see the movie Fireproof last night. If you need a cliff notes, you can read or re-read my previous post "I saw the light".

Needless to say (if you've been reading) the movie hit real close to home. I can honestly say the movie has some great truths in it! It is a wonderful movie! I would encourage anyone to go see it. If you are married, please go with your spouse to see the movie even if you have to drag them! The movie deals with some REAL LIFE issues. I praise the Lord for being able to go such a wonderful movie in a day and time that needs so much of the content that was packed into it.

I pray that you have the opportunity to go see it and you are blessed by it. I know the film is full of truth because I've lived it.

Thank you Lord for your many blessings!

God Bless,
Alan

Timely Message

Our pastor has been going over a series of messages that are titled "Problems that Perplex". This was a timely message for our family. We have been have some disciplinary problems with Tyson. This points out the awesome message of 1 Peter 5:6-10. I'd encourage all to listen.

1 Peter Chapter 5 Verses 6-10
Sunday, April 27, 2008, 2:00:00 PM Dr. Jeff Beshears
Sunday morning Apr. 27th 2008 - v 6-7 We must confess to God our weakness. We must admit our pride before our Lord. We must accept our place before our Lord. v7. We must commit to God our worries...worries we face in life and worries we face about death. v. 7-9 We must commit to God our watch-care. His watch care is valiant, vigilant, and victorious.

Please keep us in our prayers as we do our best to fulfill our duties as parents.
Proverbs 22:6
Ephesians 6:4

God bless!

Walking in the Spirit

This was originally part of a comment I made on another blog. I decided that it should be posted here.

We must continue to WALK in the Spirit. Yes, we have to WALK how the Spirit leads us, BUT WE have to WALK! Christ has given us a higher law than the law of Sin. We must walk in the power that He gives us. Our pastor used the example of the law of gravity. Gravity is always effecting us, but they are higher laws that can defy the law of gravity. Just as a plane gets enough speed, the law of aerodynamics takes over and supersedes the law of gravity. In this same way Jesus Christ has given us the POWER to walk in the SPIRIT and NOT according to the flesh! For all of those that give their life to him, we have that blessing!

I'm posting a section of Galatians 5. I don't like to post just a couple of verses because you don't see the whole context. Pay close attention to the first three because the next are probably very familiar to you. I believe that sometimes familiar verses ar…

Very good message

I encourage everyone to watch this sermon by William Blackburn. Brother Blackburn is a God Fearing man that is not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. He doesn't preach at the over-the-counter strength. He preaches the full Master Physician prescribed dosage.

William Blackburn - Court of No Appeal

I would also encourage you to browse around his website.
www.williamblackburn.com

Focus Factor...

Over the past several months my job has demanded more and more of me. I've had to miss a lot of good Wednesday night services and miss a lot of time with my family. I honestly think that I have let my focus get diverted with worldly ambition. I can tell that my lack of focus has paid a toll on my entire family with our attitudes, our conduct, and our kindness. I ask that you whole heatedly pray for me and my family that we would regain our focus on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I pray that we all seek the truth that is found only in the Word of God.

Matthew 4:4 (Jesus speaking to Satan in the Garden)
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’

Philippians 2Imitating Christ's Humility 1If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being like-mind…