Archive for February 2010

Tennessee snow and ice…   Leave a comment

The last good snow we had here totally covered our road with about two to three inches of snow underneath and about one inch of ice on top. Needless to say, we did not get out much.

However, since we live at the bottom of a hill what better time to bring out the old sleds and have some fun! Here are a few pictures from the day of adventure.

Here is my yongest son (Dalton) and I walking back up the hill after a fast run.

Cameron (my oldest son) and I sled down together.

Here is Dalton and giving the camera his famous grin.

All of us (my wife, the two boys and myself) had a great deal of fun sliding down the hill. After a few hours though, it was time for lunch and hot cocoa!

Blessings,
Jeff

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Posted February 28, 2010 by avv604 in General

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Vine Baptist Church   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

I have the privilege of preaching at Vine this morning. I forget how long it has been since the last time I was there. I was their interim for several months and truly enjoyed getting to know the people at the church. Pray God’s message is preached this morning and hearts are convicted.

Blessings,
Jeff

Posted February 28, 2010 by avv604 in Bible

Christian speech   Leave a comment

It does not take one long of browsing the television channels before hearing someone swearing or using foul language. For the Christian, what should be the normal? There are extreme views on both sides of this discussion; however, I always go back to the Bible for guidance.

In my reading this morning, I read Prov. 7:15-21 and James 2:14-3:12. In chapter three, James begins to discuss the tongue and how destructive it can be. Read James 3:5-12…

“5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.

How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!
6 And i the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.
7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind,
8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.
10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water?
12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.”

Should this text be looked at speaking against cussing? Yes. Is this text stating more than just about cussing or cursing? Yes. As stated before, in reading the Bible one must remember context.

Who was James writing to? Why was James seemingly answering a question? What is the main point to the passage and what is meant by cursing? The main point to this passage is verses nine and ten. James was writing to Christians concerning practical aspects of Christian conduct, hence James in addressing many of the issues at the time. What James is addressing is very similar to what issues the Christian faces today.

So what is the main point of the passage? Dr. Ryrie rightly states, “The point is that a believer’s tongue should not speak inconsistencies.” (Ryrie Study Bible, 1995) The believer in Christ should not speak bitterness about someone or use contemporary curse words as such is “bitter water” pouring from one’s mouth. Most everyone has heard the statement, “You kiss your mama with that mouth!” One should strive toward clean speech and glorifying God with our speech and actions.

Blessings,
Jeff

Posted February 28, 2010 by avv604 in Bible

Christian Audio Free book – February   Leave a comment

The free download for February at Christian Audio.com

christianaudio.com
Religion Saves: And Nine Other Misconceptions (Unabridged) by Mark Driscoll
From site: In his distinctively edgy—yet theologically sound—style, Pastor Mark Driscoll addresses the nine most pressing questions posed by visitors to the Mars Hill Church website.

Posted February 25, 2010 by avv604 in Bible

A reminder to slow down…   Leave a comment

In my Bible reading today, I finish James again and happen to flip back to the beginning of James. My eyes spotted a highlighted verse. James 1:19 is a great reminder for my and all Christians.

James 1:19
This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; (NASB)

Posted February 25, 2010 by avv604 in Bible

Big bore tunes   Leave a comment

There have been many forums and such that are looking for big bores and tuning them.
Here are a few that I have found. If you know of more, please let me know.

Big Bore Bob: Tuning DAQs
http://www.bigborebob.com/

BGMF Airguns inc.: Tuning Korean Big Bore Airguns.
LeRoy Roduner
102 N Zelta St.
Wichita Ks. 67206
316 409-5969
Juxtoposed@hotmail.com
http://www.bgmfairguns.com/

WillP – Korean Airgun tuner
willp@skybest.com

Posted February 25, 2010 by avv604 in Airguns

The little beast….   1 comment

When I purchased this airgun 9/2009, I only looked at how powerful it was. I did not look at anything else. Well, time has now shown me there are other things one needs to consider before purchasing a quality airgun.

However, my choice has proven to be a good choice. Not a great choice, mind you, but a good one.

Here is a picture of “the little beast” as I have come to call it.

AR6 Hunting Master - f

Here is a picture before I removed the camo tape.

Evanix AR6

This gun produces approx. 60+ fpe and is a true hunting gun. Currently I am using 32.4 grain Eun Jin pellets and they produce over 60 foot pounds of energy.

Why “little beast” one may ask? Simple. Because when the Jack Haley .457 arrives, it will rightfully claim the name “the beast!”

Posted February 25, 2010 by avv604 in Evanix AR6

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