WWW Wednesday: DO NOT Skype Another Missionary Until After You Read This

DO NOT Skype Another Missionary Until You Read This-- The Chinese government is monitoring your instant messages

My regular Wednesday post over at the Why We Web blog was just posted.

This week’s post explores recent reports of how China is exploiting Skype’s instant messaging feature to monitor what they consider to be potentially subversive speech.

What they are looking for and how they are going about it – reveals that believers in China could be put at ask if we are not careful. Oh be careful little fingers what you type!

Link: DO NOT Skype Another Missionary Until After You Read This

 

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A Chart On The Course Of Time From Eternity To Eternity

 

A E Booth - A Chart on the Course of Time from Eternity to Eternity

 

Recently I shared with you Ironside’s helpful chart of The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Another helpful chart regarding prophesy and the larger topic of the Dispensations is A E Booth’s A Chart on the Course Of Time from Eternity to Eternity.

Key To A Chart On The Course Of Time From Eternity To Eternity - A E Booth - Cover PhotoIf you are not familiar with the chart I would encourage you to check it out. At the very least the chart is absolutely fascinating and provides one with motivation to study God’s Holy Word. For example, many are surprised to see the chart as depicting Satan in heavenly places. What’s that all about? See Ephesians 2:2 and 6:11-12.

Brother Booth also authored a companion publication “Key to a Chart” to help one in navigating the chart’s symbolism and to provide the student of God’s Word with some deeper explanations and Scripture references.

The chart and it’s accompanying booklet are available through a handful of retailers including Moments With The Book. A modern computer drawn rendition of the chart is available in three different sizes: 12″ x 31.5″, 18″ x 48″, and 42″ x 114″ as well as Booth’s Key.

A free, scanned copy of A E Booth’s companion booklet The Course of Time From Eternity to Eternity Key to a Chart is available here.

As always, be a good Berean (Acts 17:11) by examining the Scriptures to see if what one is teaching is in fact true.

Joseph was right: interpretations belong to God (Genesis 40:8). While sermons, commentaries, and charts can be helpful to some extent one must never base their faith in such helps– rather our faith must be based on God’s Word alone. Sola scriptura. There are no shortcuts.

 

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WWW Wednesday: Top 7 WordPress Plugins For Christian Bloggers

WordPress Plugins for Christian Bloggers

 

My regular Wednesday post over at the Why We Web blog was just posted.

This week’s post explores seven helpful WordPress plugins for Christian bloggers.

Link: Top 7 WordPress Plugins For Christian Bloggers

 

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Ironside’s Revelation Chart

H A Ironside's Revelation Chart

 

Earlier today I discovered on The Blue Letter Bible H A Ironside’s The Revelation of Jesus Christ Chart. The chart gives a panoramic view of the book of Revelation and is a wonderful tool to help study or teach the book of Revelation.

Personally, I have always enjoyed Ironside’s books– the writing style is simple and straight forward, yet his teaching is deep. If you are not familiar with his writings you can still obtain many of his tomes today. In print from Kregel Publications and digitally form Logos Bible Software.

Jump directly to the chart on The Blue Letter Bible here.

Note: this is a “refurbished” chart– it is not Ironside’s original art work. I believe the depiction of the seven seals on the refurbished chart is incorrect— all seven seals are depicted on the front. This would require the removal of all seven before the scroll could even start to open.

Whereas Ironside’s original Revelation chart depicted only the first seal on front of the scroll and the six remaining seals sequentially along the side edge edge of the scroll. This would allow for the scroll to be opened section by section as each seal is opened. In the book that accompanies the chart, Lectures on The Book of Revelation, Ironside explains the significance of the placement of the seals:

When we read of a “book” we must not think of a volume such as we are familiar with, but rather of a roll of parchment. The ancient books of Israel were generally sheepskin rolls; and when we are told that this book was sealed with seven seals, we are to understand that the book was rolled up to a certain point, and there a seal was put upon the edge, so that it could not be opened until that seal was broken. It was rolled up a little farther and another seal put on, and so on, until there were six seals on the edge of the book and one seal closing the entire scroll. When the first seal was opened a certain portion of the book was exposed to view, and so with each one following.1

Enjoy!

 

1Ironside, Harry A. Lectures on The Book of Revelation. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1920 & 1987. p. 89.

 

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WWW Wednesday: Preaching with an iPad Series Conclusion

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My post this week over at the Why We Web Blog is the eighth and final installment in a series of posts on using the iPad as a preaching tool.

Unlike the first seven posts in the series that focused on the more technical side of the topic, this final post in the series is more of a challenge. Technology should never be our focus, rather technology is simply a tool.

Our focus in preaching must be the Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Word.

To God be the glory!

 

Preaching with an iPad series topic guide:
Part 1: Why?
Part 2: Best iPad Bible Apps for Preaching
Part 3: Best iPad Note Apps for Preaching
Part 4: Best iPad eBook Apps for Preaching
Part 5: Multimedia Accessories
Part 6: Best iPad Apps for Sermon Illustrations
Part 7: Best iPad Tips & Tools for Preaching
Part 8: Putting it All Together

 

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WWW Wednesday: iPad Tips & Tools for Preaching

iPad

This week I explore various tips and tools for reaching with an iPad.

The WWW article explores 14 essential tips to make the best use of an iPad for preaching. The article also list 3 helpful tools that have not yet been covered in this series of posts.

Check it out… and be sure to add your tips and tools in the comments!

Link: Preaching with an iPad Part 7: Tips & Tools for Preaching

 

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Free Logos eBook by Lewis Sperry Chafer

Satan by Lewis Sperry Chafer

Every month, Logos Bible Software offers a free eBook.

This month (February 2013) Logos is offering another book that you may be interested in downloading: Satan. The eBook looks at who Satan is- including his past, present and future. Dr. Chafer also explores Satan’s influence on both the believer and the world. Some of the topics covered in eBook are:

  • The Career of Satan
  • Satan’s Motives
  • Satan’s Methods
  • The Man of Sin
  • The Believer’s Present Position
  • The Believer’s Present Victory

Note: you can take advantage of this free offer even if you are not a customer of Logos. The eBook may be read on a computer or mobile device using one of Logos’ free apps including Vyrso, Biblia, and Logos.

Enjoy!

Link: Logos Free Book of the Month – February 2013

 

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WWW Wednesday: Best iPad Apps for Sermon Illustrations

Fail Whale illustration

 

This week I explore the best iPad apps for presenting sermon illustrations.

The WWW article reviews four specific iPad apps to help you present memorable sermon illustrations. Check it out… and be sure to leave a comment!

Link: Preaching with an iPad Part 6: Best iPad Apps for Sermon Illustrations

 

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WWW Wednesday: Preaching with an iPad – Multimedia Accessories

The Best Sermon IllustrationMy regular Wednesday Why We Web Blog post is now available.

This week I explore how to setup your iPad for displaying sermon audio/visual aides– such as PowerPoint slideshows or video clips.

The WWW article reviews five specific iPad accessories for exporting media from your iPad. Check it out… and be sure to leave a comment!

Link: Preaching with an iPad Part 5: Multimedia Accessories

 

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WWW Wednesday: Best iPad eBook Apps for Preaching

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My regular Wednesday Why We Web Blog post is now available.

This week I explore which eBook apps you should consider using to help you study in preparation for preaching.

The WWW article reviews six specific iPad eBook apps that I have found helpful when preparing sermons. Check it out… and be sure to leave a comment!

Link: Preaching with an iPad Part 4: Best eBook Apps for Preaching

 

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