The Anatomy of an Insult – Part 1

It seems these days that everyone around you keeps getting more and more thin-skinned: from total strangers being third-party offended by something you posted that they disagree with to family members that don’t like what you think of a particular behavior of theirs to church members, deacons and even pastors that cannot take any criticism of anything they say or do with the same “sweet reasonableness” they preach that others  should have (Phil 4:5).

But what about Jesus, how did he handle Himself when people said unkind or insulting things about Him. Now, I’m not referring to the openly insulting statements that He received during His ministry, I’m referring to the little things along the way, the innuendos, the side jabs, the play on words, or simply the things that were not said in public where many would have heard and formed an opinion on. How did Jesus handle those?

One such comment that comes to mind is when Philip went and told Nathaniel that they had found the Messiah. Philip told him that His name of Jesus, the son of Joseph, from Nazareth. Nathaniel, thought to himself and said the first thing that came to his mind and said, “can anything good come out of Nazareth”? When he finally came to Jesus, the Master turned and said to him, “Behold! An Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile”. Not only did Jesus know what Nathaniel had said and not only did He not take offense but rather commended Nathaniel for his sincerity of heart.(John 1:46-51). You see, although Nathaniel had his doubts, his doubts were sincere but he still had enough hunger for the Truth to go and find out for himself. When he finally arrived to where Jesus was and heard Him say that not only was there no guile in him but He was aware of him under the fig tree beforehand, Nathaniel suddenly realized that he was in the presence of God.

Call of Nathaniel

Now, a little background may be called for to understand why what Nathaniel blurted out at Philip’s announcement of the Messiah was something that would have or should have caused Jesus to take offense.  In the Jewish custom of the time “nothing good could come from Nazareth” was a widespread proverb and this was for two particular reasons that are intertwined and, if Jesus was and considered Himself a prophet, He should’ve known better that His (supposed) Nazarene pedigree would automatically bar Him from being considered a prophet by any self-respecting Jew.

For starters, Nazareth is in Galilee. That’s significant because its border country: Samaria (of the Samaritans) is just southwest of Galilee and, Nazareth being a fairly large commercial center would have lots of gentile influences (Greeks, Samaritans, Phoenicians, and all manner of other pagan cultural influences), seeing that Galilee shared a norther border with Phoenicia (of the Syro-Phoenician woman) with cities such as Tyre and Sidon that, although had long outlived their glory days, were still important regional ports of call.

With such strong gentile influence and, perhaps, complicated allegiances to God, Israel and Rome, Galilee was not the ideal breeding ground for prophets. Temple Jews considered Galilee to be a backwater sort of place, far removed from the Temple cult of Jehovah: the Galileans’ tolerance of outsiders and liberal attitudes towards having them live and commerce among them made them, for the most part in the eyes of the Temple Jews, ritually unclean and by definition unfit for the office of prophet.

Along similar lines, in all the history of the law and the Prophets, not one single prophet had ever come from Nazareth. The great majority of them were of Judean descent and many of them with traceable Davidic and/or royal lineage. Jesus, in their eyes, therefore seemingly lacked both the proper stock as well as the correct birthplace to hold such office, whether it be prophet or Messiah.

Surely Jesus was well-aware of the cultural and religious stigma that came from being a Galilean and surely, although not recorded in the Gospels, many others would have already said or thought such things both before then and afterward. However, Jesus was able to see into Nathaniel’s heart and saw the sincere heart-cry of a Seeker and “credited to him as righteousness”. When Philip came to Nathaniel he made specific references to the Law and the Prophets; assuredly referring to the countless conversations they had together in the past as, perhaps they scoured the Scriptures together looking for a sign. I imagine that many other would-be prophets and Messiahs had come before and many of them and their followers, as history tells us, ended up dispersed, discredited or dead.

It is with all of this in mind that we can take a fresh look at Nathaniel’s question: it was part incredulous and part hopeful. Nathaniel was open to the idea and hopeful that he had misread or misunderstood something in the Scriptures where, although with a sincere heart, he had been sincerely wrong before and the time had come for them to finally find, or be found by, the Messiah.

When Jesus revealed to him the condition of his heart, he was perplexed and asked “how do you know me”? In typical Jesus style, He skips the actual question and says to him, paraphrasing, “not only do I know you, I even saw you under the fig tree”! What Nathaniel responds tells us a lot about the situation that we, at first glance, are not aware of directly. The low-lying fruit here (pun intended) is that the fig tree must have been out of the line of sight of Jesus from wherever it was that He was approaching, either over the hill or around a bend or something of that nature that would have told Nathaniel that the man that stood before him was Master over men’s inner thoughts and the forces (read “laws”) of nature. Jesus had correctly identified his internal personal state as well as his specific geographic location: two things that would have only been known by a close personal confidant like Philip.

Foregoing what else Jesus tells the men there assembled about what else they will see and hear in the times to come, we learn a few things about both Nathaniel and the heart of Jesus. First we learn that Nathaniel’s eagerness and thirst for the Truth is satisfied: his first question is answered with a resounding “yes!”, good things can come out of Nazareth. By association, good things can come from Galilee, like himself and his motley crew of friends that would gone on to change history. His second question is also answered: Jesus knows Nathaniel (read your own name there) like a “wheel within a wheel”. Jesus knows our innermost workings even when we are not aware of Him.

Perhaps the most astounding discovery we can take from this early interactions with His disciples is that Jesus is available for questioning. We will study in upcoming posts the way Jesus responds to other sorts of inquiries but, at this point, we are assured that not only does Jesus does not turn away anyone who is searching with all their heart (Jer 29:13) but He answers the underlying question regardless of presentation. Jesus is not interested in form but in function. Nathaniel’s question may have been or sounded course but it came from a ready heart, from a heart that wanted the Truth, was earnestly seeking the Truth. In exchange for his childlike sincerity, Jesus paid him a truly beautiful compliment, one that we should all aspire to hear from the Master: “an Israelite (read: Christian) indeed, in whom there is no guile”.

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…and a hockey mom? Lipstick!

I hope the title was tantalizing enough to draw your attention. It’s hard to believe that the first time I ever paid attention to that catchphrase in its entirety was twelve years ago! Then Republican Governor Sarah Palin was the witty, intelligent, beautiful, successful, traditional, and modest vice-presidential nominee: the definition of Christian counter-culture and an automatic and, therefore, a natural target for all sorts of slander. She was militantly Pro-Life, accented by the fact that she had a child born with trisomy and a daughter who had a child out of wedlock; she was a strong proponent of 2nd Amendment rights and religious freedoms and unapologetically Pro-God and Pro-Country. She was the kind of gal that would have Tim “the Tool-man” Taylor grunting for hours at all sorts of Americana!

Now before you think this is a post about politics, let’s discuss the pit bull and the hockey mom for a moment. Governor Palin was a self-described hockey mom, shuttling her kids from one sports event to another and basically in charge of her children’s educational and social calendar. She remarked that the only difference between this quintessential American matriarchal figure and a pit bull is just the lipstick: hockey moms have frazzled hair, are knee-deep in messy breakfast dishes, piles of dirty clothes, smelly kids and soiled uniforms and the only distinguishing characteristic from an animal used as home security system: the lipstick.

[Tweet “”What the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom?… The lipstick” —@SarahPalinUSA”]

The media, needless to say, had a field day with her! Overnight, she became the dumbest, dullest, simplest, and most malleable mind in America (as they always attack your education and lack pedigree); not to mention sexually backward and “anti-women”. That, in essence, is what the world thinks of Christian women and of Christians in general: dull-witted, naive, gullible, and possessing a natural propensity to a “herd mentality”.  The same person with the same schooling, same background, same personal and family struggles would have been touted a bulwark of “what it means to be an American woman”; all she had to change, as Pink would say,  is “everything you are”.

[Tweet “”L.A. told me, ‘You’ll be a pop star, All you have to change is everything you are'” — @Pink”]

Too many times, as Christians living in this Post-Modern, Post-Christian society, we believe that the only way to get ahead at best, or tread water in the least, is to turn ourselves into whatever the culture expects of everyone; assimilate into automatons repeating whatever the mantra of the moment is. We have gotten comfortable with the idea that our Christianity should be compartmentalized to a “weekend only” event; just don’t tell your friends that you’re going to church, unless it’s those new hip churches where the pastors wear baseball caps on the pulpit and everything is a sports metaphor.  Unfortunately, we do little to help our own cause. Although there is little we can do to address people’s ill-intentions and predispositions, what they readily do see of Christianity is this watered-down, teeth-less, “prosperity now” approach, that leaves people with a bad taste in their mouth even before they even encounter an actual Christian face-to-face.

I find it humorous that while this new spirit of the age preaches individuality and free-thinking and “everyone is right in their own way” they’ve built in a interesting little caveat: it doesn’t apply to a Bible-based Christian worldview, or a wider Judeo-Christian worldview. 

[Tweet “This is what the secular world believes: “There are no wrong opinions, no wrong viewpoints, except Christian viewpoints: those are categorically wrong!””]

As the days keep coming and I get older and older, I realize just how very little I have in common with the majority of the people that are around me. The freedoms that I learned about as a schoolboy have become adulterated into obscenities and a list of vile personal licenses that are taken on by way too many people. So what if they call you names, if they make fun of you, ridicule you, belittle you, overlook you, and yes, persecute you! The Western Church knows little of persecution. We think that hostile leftist politicians are the coming of the Antichrist while our brothers in the 10-40 Window put their lives and those of their families on the line every single day taking a stand for the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

So, if your Christianity rubs people the wrong way, in the same peculiar way that it would be to see lipstick on a pig, don’t stop. If the only redeeming characteristic about you is the lipstick, let it be; if they’re looking at you and wondering “what is Jesus doing adorning the face of that pig?”, give Him praise. Let it be your testimony, that while you were yet a sinner, Jesus died for you, for me, for them, for us! Wear your Christian peculiarity not with pride, as the world encourages all of the inter-sectional herds it has created, but with humility and grace and thanksgiving that God saw it fit to save you. Tell them that they too can be wearing the lipstick on their face, all they have to do is ask Jesus to come into their hearts and do a miraculous new work in them.

[Tweet “But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:8”]

There’s a bumper sticker out there somewhere that says “Not perfect, just forgiven”. Surely Sarah Palin, Donald Trump or any other politician or high profile name out there professing to be Christians are not perfect, not by a long shot! But lets not forget: neither are their accusers! But whatever it is about Sarah Palin or any other high profile Christian hockey-mom out there that makes people notice their peculiarity should not be seen as an insult by us and to us; it is an opportunity for rejoicing that: a) we were different enough where people actually noticed and ; b) that we were counted worthy to suffer ridicule for His namesake.

If being a Christian was easy, everyone would be a Christian. G.K. Chesterton is quoted as saying: “It’s not that Christianity was tried and found difficult; it’s that it was found difficult and [therefore] left untried”.  The next time someone is publicly accused of being a Christian or even a “bad” Christian, as Christians ourselves, let us not go along with the chorus and take a holier-than-thou victory lap for ourselves. But rather, come alongside each other and support those Christians. Remember, thy’re not being accused of looking like the world, they’re being accused of trying to hide behind their Jesus lipstick and failing miserably. I’m sure you can relate. 

[Tweet “”It’s not that Christianity was tried and found difficult; it’s that it was found difficult and [therefore] left untried”. — @chestertonsoc”]

Why have you come?

I grew up in a small denominational church. On any given Sunday, we had about 110 people in the building. The church was packed, the choir loft was full, the pews were spoken for, the hymns were old, and the message was good: the pastor would hit you over the head with brimstone, slap a cross on your back, wash your tears away with the Blood, and have you rejoicing as Resurrection came at the end of every sermon. That was reality 25 years ago. As I fast-forward to this post-COVID reality, much has changed.

The church is still there; the hymns are still old, the message is still good but the passing of time exposes more and more of the blood-red cushions on the pews. Some have moved to different states where life is cheaper but too many, I feel, have moved on to other “bigger”, more hip, churches. There, pews are replaced with folding chairs and standing-room-only, the choir lofts are replaced with stages that rival modern concert venues, the hymns are replaced with modern music and the message has more in common with Dr. Phil’s self-help than Jesus’ self-sacrifice.

In the churches where many have gone off to, pastors are award-winning, New York Times best-selling authors, the sanctuary is acoustically fine-tuned for maximum musical efficiency, the lighting is complex and computerized, the songs are popular and copyrighted by the church, the associate pastor has a dynastic surname and the message feels like a great big hug and a pat on the back for time well-served. In fact, the only real consequential question everyone is asking themselves and each other is:

After all, who doesn’t like good music, young friendly faces, feel-good message, a light-hearted atmosphere, and a guilt-free conscience? My answer is “I don’t know, but I sure know who does“! I know what you’re saying, “there’s nothing wrong with…..”. And, begrudgingly, I would have to agree with you: All those things were made by God: good music, good feelings, good atmosphere, etc. But here’s the question: if it weren’t for the fact that everyone is told the name of the message (as part of a series), would anyone remember what the preacher said? Better yet: does anyone care what the preacher said? Another great question to get to the heart of the matter is: what are you here for?

Don’t get me wrong, I think churches should stay relevant: as far as music and social media and architecture and all the rest: but not at the cost of the Gospel. You want no dress code: great; you want loud music: fine; you want a “come one, come all”: amazing; Jesus did too! But once you have them, hit them with the mind-numbing, Life-altering Truth of Jesus Christ. Give them the “streams of living water”; give them, the “Truth that sets you free”: give them the whole Gospel, not this new-Age “God loves you just as you are, and He made you just as you are”! Yes, tell them God loves them, but tell them why God loves them and tell them in spite of what God loves them and tell them what to do about it. Give them their current state of affairs and tell them of the amazing Love of God: But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

[Tweet “Don’t let them walk away feeling good about themselves because of themselves, let them walk away feeling good about themselves in spite of themselves!”]

If anything in churches needs to modernize, let it be everything possible, not everything imaginable: the Truth, as always, needs no compressor to smooth out the edges, no equalizers to make it universal, no filters to give it the right appeal, and no sub-woofers to give it the proper emphasis. If the message needs all of this then it’s not the Message that anyone needs.

A call to Ministry – July 12th, 2020 – Lighthouse Assembly of God

From the moment God saves you, He calls you into ministry: a ministry of service to Him. We are not saved so we could be “rocking-chair” Christians: merely sitting idly by as we wait out the clock; but rather to be as salmon swimming upstream: against the current! We must be a visible sign of the invisible God and of the life-changing Power that He has displayed in our lives!

[Tweet “The goal of the life of every Christian? to be like Jesus!”]

Today’s message is drawn from the Epistles to the Colossians, where the Apostle Paul explains what is it, exactly, that we can expect from living, or attempting to live, a life that is pleasing to God. As the Father of modern-day missions, William Carey, once preached:

[Tweet “”Expect great things from God; attempt…great things for God””]

As Spirit-filled, Bible-believing Christians we must, as the Pastor Geer proclaimed, “shine, so that people see the Light in us and they’ll want to talk to us about Jesus”. Our prayer is that you are blessed as you take time out of your day to be in God’s presence and grow spiritually from the sharing of His Word.

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Life More Abundant International Ministries is fully funded and maintained by the Men’s Ministry of Lighthouse Assembly of God in Glendale, Queens, New York. If you would like to prayerfully consider coming alongside Lighthouse Assembly of God with a gift of any amount, we encourage you to do so through our Venmo Page. Every penny you donate goes fully and directly to the Church. And if you have been blessed, as we’re confident you have been, please share this link with someone, anyone, everyone you know. May God continue to richly bless you and His Church.

Debilitating Doubt

There’s a scene in the Left Behind movie series where the pastor is standing on the pulpit looking out into an empty congregation; the Rapture occurred and, believe it or not, he was…left behind! He goes through a monologue where He’s talking to God about “how could it be” that he would stand up there week after week and, of the whole congregation, the shepherd was the one who’s faith wasn’t genuine. As he’s reasoning with God, he comes to the understanding that, after all, “knowing and believing are two different things!”

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How many times have you found yourself in that very same situation: you read all the books, you can quote all the right verses and can argue with the greatest of Pharisees as well as the biblically uneducated; you’ve brought dozens to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, you’re the head of a ministry, give regularly and with conviction and, when it’s all said and done, it all amounts to nothing more than mere religion. Somehow, everything you know to be true about God feels like “head knowledge” and that’s all! Of all the people around you, you’re the one with doubts and skepticism! How could it be? How did you get here?

[Tweet “you’ve led dozens to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, you’re the head of a ministry, give regularly and with conviction and, when it’s all said and done, it all amounts to nothing more than mere religion.”]

Well, the simple answer is that we all get there from different directions: Peter and Thomas were there with Jesus during His earthly ministry, and even they doubted; what chances do we have of going through life free from the debilitating effects of doubt! It has been said that “If you’ve never doubted, then you never really believed in the first place”. If that isn’t just merely editorial, we must be in good company. Many of the great fathers of Apologetics began life as atheists, agnostics, deists, or came to Jesus from other belief systems. Men like C.S. Lewis, Ravi Zacharias, Lee Strobel, and Thomas Aquinas, to mention a few.

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Unfortunately, being in good company doesn’t always make for a good party; surely Hell will be full of A-Listers but I doubt that any of them would choose to stay if given the choice to leave, no matter how many blue bloods are roasting with them. Knowing that Peter denied Jesus three times or that Thomas needed to put his finger in Jesus’ side before proclaiming “my Lord and my God”, does very little to shore up my standing during these moments of crisis: I’m here two thousand years later with just as many questions as there have been years. If I can just go back in time a week or so before this thought pattern began; before I entertained any of these questions for longer than the 2 milliseconds that they are usually allowed to stick around for, I wouldn’t be in this predicament. Luckily  Thankfully,  2,000 years ago, Jesus was thinking of messy, fickle humans like you and I and through us a lifeline. His reply to Thomas tells us what Jesus thinks of our faith; my faith and yours!

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How many of us say to ourselves: “if I had been in Peter’s or Thomas’ shoes, I wouldn’t have doubted as they did.” We think of ourselves as having more faith; or at least the sort of faith that would have believed under those circumstances! We’ll never know if that is true or; if permitted, we’ll have that answer as well on the other side of Eternity. Perhaps, it’s for the best that we were born when we were. After all, Jesus’ response to Thomas gives us lots of credit for fighting the good fight in our modern concrete jungles. in the very next verse, Jesus said,

Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed. - John 20:29 Click To Tweet

In God’s eyes, our faith is stronger! We were given a different set of facts, a different set of signs and wonders than what the apostles were given. Granted, some of us may have very well seen the dead rise, or cancers cured or limbs grow back but, for the most part, our faith is based on personal experiences with the Word and its Truth working in our lives. The Apostles and the Pharisees of Jesus’ time were there: the Apostles marveled in awe; the Pharisees pouted because He was healing on the Sabbath so it must have been from Beelzebub.

In the end, no amount of evidence convinced the large majority of Jesus’ countrymen that He was the Christ. Jesus himself said in the parable of Lazarus and the rich man, “If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.” Stuart Chase, I believe, said it best when he commented that for those who believe, no proof is necessary, for those who don’t believe, no proof is possible”.

If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead. Click To Tweet

As Christians, as humans, as thinkers, a bit of doubt and skepticism is par for the course. God invites us constantly and consistently to “reason together“; He is not afraid of your difficult questions and He’s certainly won’t be insulted that you have doubts. There’s no reason to keep your doubts to yourself and let them fester. Consider this: you’re keeping your doubts to yourself (not addressing them with God) because you don’t want to offend the same God that you doubt exists, or loves, or cares, or sees? If He’s real: He cares, He sees, He loves and is longing to address your needs; if He’s not real: the answers to your questions (along with the questions themselves) don’t matter.

[Tweet “Consider this: you’re keeping your doubts to yourself (not addressing them with God) because you don’t want to offend the same God that you doubt exists, or loves, or cares, or sees?”]

Dear friend, doubt is debilitating only if you let it. You’re not an atheist, believe me. You’re a thinker; you are who He created you to be. The God we serve is not a figment of our imagination: He doesn’t stop existing when we stop thinking about Him or have doubts; we serve Him still, in the doubt, through the doubt, in spite of the doubt and, just as important, because of our doubts. The biggest victories in my Christian walk always came after such moments; when God stepped into history, again, for me, and showed me just how real He really is. The only figments of imagination are, truly, us! We exist only because of Him. He constantly thinking of us, sustaining us, supplying life, and holding Nature together so that we may exist in it.

The biggest victories in my Christian walk always came after such moments; when God stepped into history, again, for me, and showed me just how real He really is. Click To Tweet

Father’s Day Message -June 21st – Lighthouse Assembly of God

You do the best you can: bring them to church every week, prayers in the morning before school, at dinnertime and at night before bed; you surround them with godly influences and sound biblical advice but, one day, they are out there, in the wide wide world making decisions, on their own. Today’s message, drawn from 1 Samuel Chapters 9, 10, and 15, Pastor Geer shares with us a familiar story of a once-great man and a father’s heart cry for his wayward son.

Our prayer is that you are blessed as you take time out of your day to be in God’s presence and grow spiritually from the sharing of His Word.

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What shall I do about my son?

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Choose Life!!! – June 14th, 2020 – Lighthouse Assembly of God

Perhaps the most mistitled book in the whole of the Bible is the Book of Revelation: it is not very easy to understand. That is why, surely, it has been misunderstood and misinterpreted throughout the last two thousand years of Church history. In today’s message, Pastor Geer helps us to shed some light on perhaps the most widely spoken about figures of the entire Revelation account: the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Whether you are a life-long believer, a new addition to the family of Jesus Christ, or a non-believer, this message is for you. The context is very heavy but the decision, as always, is quite simple: Choose Life!

Our prayer is that you are blessed as you take time out of your day to be in God’s presence and grow spiritually from the sharing of His Word.

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Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

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Folly of Indiscretion – June 7th, 2020 – Lighthouse Assembly of God

You don’t often hear preachers talk about such topics; but, after all, Pastor Geer, is not just any preacher. Western Christianity has, unfortunately, become too accustomed to soft, soothing words that build ego rather than character, remove insult rather than faults, and instill a false sense of righteousness rather than fear and trembling before a Sovereign God.  People tend not to want to know: “What does Jesus have to say on the subject”? In today’s message, entitled The Folly of Indiscretion, Pastor Geer teaches us from the Book of Proverbs on what happens to an unruly youth and how, through God’s saving Grace, even the most far-gone sinner can find his way Home.

Our prayer is that you are blessed as you take time out of your day to be in God’s presence and grow spiritually from the sharing of His Word.

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Warning Against Adultery

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The Blame Game – May 31st, 2020 – Lighthouse Assembly of God

In today’s message entitled “The Blame Game”, Pastor Geer brings us to a very familiar but often overlooked passage of Scripture about accountability and personal responsibility, where the echoes of this oversight are apparent all around us in our modern world. But first, we invite you to worship along with us to the praises and glory of God the Father through His Son and our Savior Jesus Christ.

Our prayer is that you are blessed as you take time out of your day to be in God’s presence and grow spiritually from the sharing of His Word.

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The Blame Game

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