Thursday, October 4, 2007

My oh My...

I just can't help it...God is Good...All the time! See You At the Pole & RiotNITE SYATP Edition was all very awesome...

God did some crazy things by drawing us into prayer and to his feet...

Anyone that was here experienced some spiritual worship...

And was blessed by an awesome life story...

All I can say is...He's doing it. He didn't just peek in the other night, and He didn't just breeze by last night at RiotNITE; He is moving and working here in a phenomenal and undeniable way....The Lord is His Name!!

God is not playing around with this Riot thing...He's really doing it and He's really going to use a bunch of students with huge faith, but that just 6 months ago would have scoffed at the task at hand, and sighed under their breath, "not here, this is Malakoff." LISTEN!...The time is coming and now is when Jesus Christ will be victorious not in just big cities, not just Malakoff even, but everywhere He sends us in His Spirit to do His mighty mighty work. Why not?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Extra! Extra!...

Ok, so here's the deal...

RiotNews really needs to be reserved for serious artwork and daily happenings of eternal earth shattering importance, like these pictures.

So coming soon you will see a link to the left here that says "riot news devotionals". This link will take you to daily devotionals and this page will be reserved for monumental things like these prize-winning images...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

(Wed.) Time for the beat down....

“The beatings will continue until morale improves.” Anonymous

I know, I know…”But BrotherBoog, I don’t deserve a beat down. I’m a Christian...” Well you know what? You are absolutely…. - Passage Lookup: Genisis 6:11-13, 17

Right, sort of. We all deserved the eternal beat down of hell and punishment, but, like we talked about last week, Jesus took that curse for us and from us. In the passage above God is preparing to pour out his wrath on all sin in the world, and like we talked about yesterday, the world was full of it.

Pray & thank Jesus Christ for taking our beat down on the cross.

Sin is only out to destroy us & God is out to destroy sin. He did it on the cross and he can do it through you if you just trust him.

Tell someone your story about Jesus today.

More Reading: - Passage Lookup: Genisis 6:5-22

Monday, September 17, 2007

(Tues.) Good Cop, Bad Cops & Robbers...

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. – Jesus Christ as quoted in The Book of John

Genisis 6:5-10

Men were only thinking evil all the time! Can you believe that?! Who would do such a thing? Certainly not me & you…or would we? How often do we think about Jesus? We are supposed to live our whole day focused on & pleasing him. He is Lord.
Pray and admit to God how much you really focus on him & ask Jesus to destroy the power of evil in our lives and schools and families and friends.

Thank goodness there’s more to God than anger and punishment. Noah found grace with God…and so do we. Grace is getting what you don’t deserve and not getting what you deserve. Noah lived in this evil world but he was allowed to walk with God and even have his whole family saved from the coming flood.
Ask God for his mercy and grace to empower you to walk with him today and ask for his patience with your friends who ignore him so that you can show them how much he loves them.

Find a news story about a search and rescue mission and bring it to RiotLIFE.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Give it up...(Fri)

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

So here we are: We’ve been caught in the act, we blame shifted, we were cursed, and we’ve been left with a life…We’ve also taken ownership of our sin, confessed it, determined to live thru pain, and create a life that worshipful…all because of the sacrifice and love of Christ.

Genesis 3:21

Did you catch that? Abel wasn’t the first one to die, an animal was. An animal had to be sacrificed to “cover the nakedness” of Adam & Eve…Naked, do you ever feel that way? Like no matter what you do, it’s never enough, like the sin and the failures and the hardship of life have just stripped away all your resolve, all your joy and left you with nothing…Jesus became that, even though He is God of all Creation, he became nakedness for us and sacrificed Himself for our life.

2 Corinthians 5:14-21

Now, we are created in His likeness, in Him…So it should only be natural that we sacrifice. We should die daily for Christ and His cause of saving this world. What will you sacrifice (give up painfully) today for your priesthood? Remember, God didn’t give away something He really didn’t want anyway. He gave His very own Son, in essence His very own Life. What will you give today to flip Malakoff, Texas on it’s head and start saving lives?

You know the drill; Find a story about sacrifice and bring it to RiotLIFE.

Got the Life....(Thurs)

Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will. Jonathan Edwards

What are you living for? What kind of world, what kind of life are you creating? In spite of failures and pain, are you creating a live worth living, a life that is totally surrendered to something bigger than yourself? A worshipful life?

Genesis Chapter 3
20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.

Eve, despite her sin, became the mother of all living. Jesus, as a man, is the descendent of Eve, and Jesus Christ is the source for life, in fact is THE LIFE.

John Chapter 14
1"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going." 5 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" 6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Jesus is the Life. It’s real simple. Are you living for God? Are you living for you? Your object of affection (you or God) will determine what kind of life you create on this planet. Live your hard knock life for Jesus, it’s His anyway!

Find a story about someone either that you know, or that is famous that spent their life living for something bigger than themselves, & bring that story to RiotLIFE.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

(Wed.) It's a Hard Knock Life For Us...

"I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well."
Theodore Roosevelt

Ask anybody older than you…life is hard. It just is, and being a christian does not make it any easier. In fact, the bible says that being called to Christ means certain pain. We can’t live long with out falling short of the mark, or failing in some way. So what happens when that happens.

Genisis Chapter 3
14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."
16 To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you."
17 To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,' "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and
to dust you will return."

Consequences & Repercussions, That’s what!! But what do you do? Do you quit? We don’t. Why, because Christ becomes our curse. He takes the hit for us. It may hurt day to day in this so-called life, but Jesus took the eternal hit when He died on a tree for our sin.

Galatians Chapter 3
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree." 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

So, Jesus became our curse, so what do we do with this hard knock life? We live it. We live out our calling, purpose, priesthood, “hero-hood”, whatever you want to call it, with all our heart and we do this with a sense of courage and with the very serious understanding that we will fall short & we will see pain, but we will be victorious in Christ!

"The worst of all fears is the fear of living."
Theodore Roosevelt

Find a quote from a “Famous” person that has to do with living and failing, etc. Find it and bring it to RiotLIFE.

Monday, September 10, 2007

(Tue.) He Said, She Said...Snake Said

“A Cadet will not use evasive statements or technicalities in order to shield guilt or defeat the ends of justice, sir.” Article IV, Aggie Code of Honor

Everybody loves to play the “blame game” when caught red handed.

Genisis Chapter 3
12 The man said, "The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it." 13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

Especially today, with so much time being spent on MySpace or playing role games like Halo or Medal of Honor…We spend so much time living a virtual life where there are no consequences for our actions. So like this passage above, we try and avoid guilt by blame-shifting.

Psalm 51
For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.
1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great
compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you
are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

David sinned…big time, and the only way to begin repairing his relationship with God was to confess his sin. Jesus stands ready to forgive you and cast that sin as far away as the east is from the west, but to begin, first you have to own it…its your life, your decisions, your hurts, your mistakes…own it all, because Jesus has paid for all.

Are you a world changer? Are you waiting for some one else to change the world for you? You and you alone have been placed right here & right now. Own the here and now where God has placed you. Own your revolution, because no one else will change Malakoff, Texas, USA, & The World the same way you can.
Find, Cut Out/Copy a news/web article that shows someone trying to avoid blame for his/her actions. Get it & Bring it to RiotLIFE on Sunday.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

D is for Demo!

It's so fun tearing stuff out!!! No fun cleaning stuff up. That's another reason why our God reigns. He tears down, cleans up, breathes life...and loves all of it.

We got started on expanding the RiotRoom last night and really have our work cut out for us. Huge thanks to all the gentlemen from the Manly Mens Tuesday and FBC Men Ministry that participated by either working or working on burgers. Also a big thanks to Ryan, Cord, Chris, Josh & Mr. Street (Derek I think, but I'm old). These guys were an awesome example and witness and I hope you guys got plenty to eat.
“When he speaks a lie, he (satan) speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it” - Jesus Christ (John8:44).

Read Gen.3:4-5 .
Nothing hurts like a lie. .Find a news article about someone lying and the destruction it caused & bring it RiotLIFE this Sunday.

Also Read Romans 1:18-32
Pray & ask God to help you know the difference between the lie & the truth.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

What is RiotNITE? you say...

Well, RiotNITE is a place to find what your looking for...
Rock Paper Scissors Grudge Match...Check
Old Crazy People who still think they're cool, half-staches, old suits and bad ties...Check, Check, Check, Check
Wonderful Folks hanging out, outta love for one another and for Jesus...Check
Awesome worship...Check
Come check it out if you hadn't already.

Some Truth for Today...

The worth and Excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love” -Henry Scougal
Read Genesis 2:7-17.

How is God’s Worth & Excellency evident in the story of Adam & Eve in the garden?

The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever.- John Piper Read Ephesians 1:3-6
If this passage was describing you, what would it be telling you about how to enjoy God?

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I; I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. -Robert frost
Read Matthew 7:13-14
What do you think about the phrase “the gate is narrow”?
What do you think about the phrase “few who find it”?
Would you say it’s narrow & hard to find?
What would your friends say about that concept?
What would the world say?
Why Bother?
When you ponder these questions think about this: According to very detailed and concise studies performed by NASA, Bumblebees can’t fly. Their body mass and shape, wingspan, hairiness, and position in flight all conspire to make it impossible for the bee to fly . . . . in theory.


i love you guys! BrotherBoog

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Resisting the Temptation to be Blah...

Blah is no fun for anyone....
RiotNITE is definetly not Blah..

Everyone will tell you that Malakoff, Texas is just Blah...But little do they know, that whole civilizations have been altered for eternity by a few kids getting together and lifting their voices to an almighty & caring God....

This sort of thing is already going on. It's called The Resistance, Plug into it...The students at MMS have started this & I believe it's another beginning of the end of blah in Malakoff...God is Coming, God is Here and He has brought all kinds of excellence with Him, and He's not coming and He's not here to just play nice...He's here to see you flip this world upside down to His Glory!!
Take every chance to be equipped and jacked up for this effort because it is going to be hard...maybe one of the hardest things you'll ever do...but it is worthy of you, and Christ has made you worthy of the Calling...

I love you guys more than you'll know, but not nearly as much as Christ (My Champion) Who gave His life for you when you were still dead and worthless in sin. To Him Be All Glory & Praise in this Place. I'm BrotherBoog and This Is Malakoff!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Let's get down to the nitty-gritty...

Big thanks to the guys here wednesday night. I appreciate you guys helping me be real and I'm proud of you folks for your honesty with each other & with God....relationships....that's what this year (and life for that matter) is all about. How do we relate to each other? How do we relate to God and vice-versa? It's through covenants (understandings).

RiotNITE will always be about getting real with each other & with get ready.

RiotLIFE is where we gain understanding of God's truths and the part we play in His revolution that's going to turn this place upside down.

You must plug into these power sources if you plan on changing the world (including Malakoff, Tx) more than it changes you.

I love yall.----BrotherBoog

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Riot Here, Riot Now

M-A-L-A-K-O-F-F Tx, U.S.A!

I cannot escape the conviction that God, in all mercy and sovreignty, has placed us right here & right now for such an awesome purpose...

Revolution In Our Town

I simply cannot wait to see what He will do here, and I will not stand down; I will not miss it. What will you do.

This is going to be a wild ride...hold fast to Him who saves us. Jesus!