Welcome to the Greene Street Letters. It has become my venue for sharing what is going on at Vineyard Recovery Church. Don't let the word Church scare you. The Greene Street Letters is a daily posting to simply say that there is more to life than what you see. More to life than "stuff". My simple take of 60+ years of following Jesus. Some days were good days...some days I managed to get off in the ditch. He is worthy of the pursuit, so that is what I do........I pursue Jesus in everything I do. Not the Jesus of the church. Not the Jesus of the denomination. Nothing wrong with those things, but Jesus is so much more. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you return from time to time to stop and ponder your own relationship with Jesus. God on you....mb
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Wowzers! Now That Is Cool
For the WORD of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
He sent His WORD and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
SO then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the WORD of God.
What are we looking at in the picture above?
A remarkable use of technology that you will never hear or read about in the cultural media.
It is a solar powered radio...
Yeah.....that's pretty cool.
Well, let's take it one more step..
This solar powered radio contains the entire 5-year teaching of Dr. J. Vernon McGee.
The entire 5 year program of Dr. McGee going line by line/ verse by verse through the Bible is available to anyone who purchases one of these radio. Now let's go even beyond that. These are being made available around the world, with the teaching in the language of 100 different countries.
I have been a follower of Dr. McGee ever since 1993. I had moved from a management position at a local eatery, and had taken on the job as meat cutter. I worked in a room all myself...no one bothered me, or came into my room (it was a might cold). But I took my radio each day and tuned into the "THROUGH THE BIBLE" broadcast. I was intrigued by the man with a very prominent Texas drawl. Well, that drawl became ingrained in my heart and my spirit as I followed Dr. McGee through the Bible. One five year trip turned into another.....and then another. Each time brought new insight and understanding as I read my Bible.
The one thing I've always admired about the Through The Bible organization is that they are always looking for new ways, through technology, to advance the kingdom of God. Radio has fallen out of favor here in the U.S. because of the rise of the smart phone. But to the rest of the world, radio is the primary source of information. Think of the impact that a radio that contains the teaching of the entire Bible heard in the language of the people who are tuned in would have. Not only that, but to have the means to be able to listen to the teaching at any time, not bound by having to tune in the program at a specific time. Throw in the fact that the radio is solar-powered and doesn't need batteries....you've got yourself a fine piece of technology there.
I appreciate daily devotionals.....
I love to read daily teachings of others....
But nothing compares to listening, following and learning the Scripture in a line-by-line teaching. Going through the whole Word of God.
As Dr. McGee use to say...."The whole Word...for the Whole world".
Pray for the folks at Through The Bible organization, that God would grant them wisdom and grace to use the tool and technology of our culture to reach those who haven't heard. To continue to teach those whose hearts burn with a hunger to learn the Word of God.
God on you...