Timothy Good

Author's details

Name: Timothy Good
Date registered: April 20, 2012
URL: https://profiles.google.com/105772228397740298280

Latest posts

  1. Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Donut Religion. — January 29, 2015
  2. Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Fear and Gratitude. — January 27, 2015
  3. Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Big Game Fishing. — January 22, 2015
  4. Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Are We Addicted To Drama? — January 20, 2015
  5. Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Phil and Nate Get Called. — January 15, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Apostolic Poetry – Say No To Cookie-Cutter Christianity. — 3 comments
  2. Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Hating God – Naked Thoughts on Genesis 22:1-14. — 2 comments
  3. The Naked Alien: Defilement — 1 comment
  4. The Naked Alien: We All Spoke Pangean - — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Jan 29 2015

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Donut Religion.

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/WUYV/~3/YQMS6Oh8AvI/donut-religion.html


Naked thoughts on 1 Corinthians 8:1-13.

Now, concerning junk-food: we all understand nutrition - sugars puff you up, but proteins build you up. Anyone who claims to be an expert on dieting and tell you it is easy however, does not know as much as they want you to think! They don't know why you things that are bad for you. On the other hand, God knows everything.

Hence, as to eating donuts, some "worship" sweets but we know that there is actually no such thing as idols - there is just God or flesh. Trust me, there are many tempting sweets out there, but there is only one true source of nourishment. Yet, not everyone knows this.

Those of us who then do know, understand that a few sweets won't condemn us to overindulgence. Others though, who are fighting a food addiction, think of sweets as sinfully delicious. So, do not take donuts to work or to church if doing so would tempt someone to slip up on their diets! You do no wrong in eating a donut, but if you cause someone else to stumble and eat one, you have done them great harm. If you harm others in this way you have harmed the Body and wronged Christ.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2015/01/donut-religion/

Jan 27 2015

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Fear and Gratitude.

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/WUYV/~3/XLnU3Th6l9o/fear-and-gratitude.html




Hallelujah!
I give thanks to God with everything I’ve got—
Wherever good people gather, and in the congregation.
God’s works are so great, worth
A lifetime of study—endless enjoyment!
Splendor and beauty mark his craft;
His generosity never gives out.
His miracles are his memorial—
This God of Grace, this God of Love.
He gave food to those who fear him,
He remembered to keep his ancient promise.
He proved to his people that he could do what he said:
Hand them the nations on a platter—a gift!
He manufactures truth and justice;
All his products are guaranteed to last—
Never out-of-date, never obsolete, rust-proof.
All that he makes and does is honest and true:
He paid the ransom for his people,
He ordered his Covenant kept forever.
He’s so personal and holy, worthy of our respect.
The good life begins in the fear of God—
Do that and you’ll know the blessing of God.
His Hallelujah lasts forever!

(Psalm 111, The Message)

Meditation:

  1. Do I give thanks in front of my congregation?
  2. How do I study creation?
  3. Where do I see God at work?
  4. What does the writer mean by “fear”?
  5. Is God both personal and holy to me, or just one or the other?
  6. Does God bless us because we fear him, or does our fear allow us to see His blessings?

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2015/01/fear-and-gratitude/

Jan 22 2015

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Big Game Fishing.

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/WUYV/~3/FXtGMpURm0o/big-game-fishing.html


(Duccio di Buoninsegna) 
John was in jail -
Jesus at the Lake:
“Hear the good news!
John’s job is complete.
God is close by you.
Give up your evilness;
Believe in goodness.”

Two bros in a boat –
Jesus at the Lake:
“Come with me!
We’ll fish together,
For men and women.”

Two more brothers,
In another boat –
Jesus at the Lake:
“Come with me!”
They left all for ALL.


(Mark 1:14-20 as told by Tiwago)

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2015/01/big-game-fishing/

Jan 20 2015

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Are We Addicted To Drama?

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/WUYV/~3/lzWbz0kIVDw/are-we-addicted-to-drama.html


(Marten van Heemskerck)




Naked Thoughts on Jonah 3:1-5&10:

After much drama, Jonah finally warned the City as God had directed. The people repented, so God changed His script, and did not destroy the City.


Epilogue: Jonah did not like the anticlimactic ending, so he tried to ad-lib...

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2015/01/are-we-addicted-to-drama/

Jan 15 2015

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Phil and Nate Get Called.

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/WUYV/~3/xL2--KPiO1k/phil-and-nate-get-called.html




Naked thoughts on John 1:43-51:

One day, Jesus decides to go down to the lakeshore to hang out with friends that he will meet for the first time. As soon as he found Phil, he said: “Come with me.” And he did! After a while, they split up to cover more ground.

Phil goes straight to his brother Nate: “He’s here! The Messiah is here! His name is Jesus Son of Joseph from Nazareth.”

As soon as Nate heard “Nazareth”, his hopes fell. “Nothing good has ever come from that dump!” But his brother did not argue, he simply asked: “Come and see?”

Jesus spoke as Nate approached him: “Here is a man of Truth!” “What makes you think you know me?” responded Nate.

Jesus smiled and answered: “I saw you sleeping in the shade before your brother found you – weren’t you supposed to be mending nets?”

Why did this simple jibe affect Nate so much? What about it caused him to recognize that the man before him was the Son of God?

Jesus embraced him, and laughs: “I tell you that you were nodding off in the shade on a hot day, and suddenly you believe? Just wait, you haven’t seen anything yet! You will see Heaven torn asunder , and Jacob’s Ladder ascending and descending for me.”

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2015/01/phil-and-nate-get-called/

Jan 13 2015

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Here I Am!

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/WUYV/~3/PTOR19T7LOc/here-i-am.html


(N.C. Wyeth)


Naked thoughts on 1 Samuel 3:1-10:
 
When he was a boy, Sammy would sleep just within The Tent, lying across the doorway protecting the Ark. One night he heard: “Samuel. Samuel.”

He jumped up and ran across the tent to where Eli the Priest slept behind a curtain: “Here I am.”

Eli said: “I did not call you. You must have been dreaming, Go back to sleep.”

Later, Sammy suddenly was awakened by a voice: “Samuel!” Again, he ran to the only other person in The Tent: “Here I am!”

I would have told the boy that I was tired and needed to sleep, but not Eli. Eli somehow discerned that the youth was being spoken to by God rather than just having a vivid dream. So he helped prepare his ward to listen the next time: “The next time you think you are being called, don’t jump up and blindly act. Say ‘I hear you, what do you want?’, and then just listen quietly.”

He did, and he heard.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2015/01/here-i-am/

Older posts «