Friday, November 25, 2011

This is the Will of God!

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.  (1 Thess. 4:3-8)

Sexual standards were very low in the Roman Empire, and in many societies today they are not any higher.  The temptation to engage in sexual intercourse outside of marriage relationship has always been powerful.  Giving in to the temptation can have disastrous results.  Sexual sins always hurt someone; individuals, families, businesses, churches.  Besides the physical consequences, there are also spiritual consequences (1 Cor. 6:18).  Sexual desires and activities must be placed under Christ’s control.  God created sex for procreation and pleasure, and as an expression of love between a husband and wife.  Sexual experience must be limited to the marriage relationship to avoid hurting ourselves, our relationship to God, and our relationships with others.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Day Praise!

I want to take time to thank God for everything that He has done for me, because without His love, mercy, and grace, I would have no hope, joy or peace in this world.

Thank you Lord for dying on the cross for me.
Thank you Lord for my wife, Margaret, three wonderful boys, and lots of grandkids.
Thank you Lord for providing for my family even when things were tough.
Thank you Lord for giving me and my family a loving church home.
Thank you Lord for allowing me to go out and witness in Your name.
Thank you Lord for this Christian Blog and the friendship of other Christian Bloggers.

When I think of how much God has done for me it just humbles me that even though I am a sinner He will never leave me nor forsaken me.  It is my prayer this Thanksgiving Day that everyone that reads this post will experience the love, mercy and grace of God... for without Him we are nothing.  God bless each and every one of you and your families.  

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy 2nd Anniversary!

It is hard to believe that the Solid Rock or Sinking Sand blog has been up and running now for two years.  My whole idea when I first began blogging was to get the message of Jesus Christ out to folks that needed to hear that God loves them.  And, that God wants them to come to Him just as they are, no matter what is happening in their lives.

The more I searched the internet the more I realized that there was a need for Christian bloggers to put out the truth regarding the Word of God.  There are so many folks out there that are hurting and need to know that Jesus loves them and that He is waiting for them to humble themselves, repent of their sins, and accept Him as their Savior and Lord.

I want to thank all of my followers who have dropped by and made comments on the different posts that are published.  I sincerely appreciate your comments that you leave even if they sometimes do not agree with what I say.

It is my believe that "Unity" in the Christian community is very important and that even though we might disagree on non-essential doctrines, it is important that we come to agreement on the essential doctrines that makes us all members of the family of God.  We need to remember that the "World" is always watching us.

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart for being a part of my life and a part of Solid Rock or Sinking Sand.    God's blessings to you all.  Lloyd

Friday, November 18, 2011

Rejoice in the Lord!

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.  (1 Peter 1:6-9)

Peter mentions suffering several times in this letter:  1 Peter 1:6-7; 3:13-17; 4:12-19; 5:9.  When he speaks of trials, he is not talking about natural disasters or the experience of God’s punishments, but the response of an unbelieving world to people of faith.  All believers face such trials when they let their light shine into the darkness.  We must accept trials as part of the refining process that burns away impurities and prepares us to meet Christ.  Trials teach us patience (Romans 5:3, 4; James 1:2, 3) and help us grow to be the kind of people God wants.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Our Heavenly Inheritance

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.  (1 Peter 1:3-5)

In 1 Peter 1:2, believers are chosen to be included in God’s family, not on the basis of what they have done or who they are, but on the basis of God’s eternal wisdom. Sanctification is the ongoing process whereby the Holy Spirit works in believers, making their lives holy, separated from their old ways and to God in order to be more like Him. This verse mentions all three members of the Trinity – God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit.  All members of the Trinity work to bring about our salvation.  The Father chose us before we chose Him (Ephesians 1:4).  Jesus Christ the Son died for us while we were still sinners (Romans 6:6-10).  The Holy Spirit brings us the benefits of salvation and sets us apart (sanctifies us) for God’s service (2 Thessalonians 2:13).

Friday, November 11, 2011

Give Honor to our Veterans!

It is the VETERAN,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What are your Kids Watching on T.V.?

Glee’ displays gay teen sex in prime-time

Tue Nov 08, 2011 15:44 EST

November 4, 2011 ( - This week’s episode of Fox Television’s prime-time musical comedy show “Glee” featured two teenage couples, one heterosexual and one homosexual, engaging in sex for the first time.

Titled “The First Time,” the episode depicted two couples - a young man and woman, Finn and Rachel, and two young men, Kurt and Blaine - each losing their virginity. The development occurs after a fellow student and school play director tells Blaine and Rachel, who are practicing their roles as Tony and Maria for a production of West Side Story, that they won’t be believable as lovers onstage until they have sex.  Click "Here" for the complete article.


Do you know what your children are watching on television?  Fox and other networks are finally slipping in the "world's" views on sexual morality.  It saddens my heart to think of all the innocent children that are subjected to Hollywood's moral standards and beliefs.  May God have mercy on those who causes His children to stumble.

I ask you again...Do you know what your teenage boy or girl are watching on television tonight?  

Friday, November 4, 2011

Worship God in Spirit and Truth

Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.  You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.  But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.  God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.(John 4:21-24)

By mentioning the two different worship sites (John 4:20), the woman at the well was perhaps trying to shift the conversation away from the subject of her own sins to theological questions. Or perhaps she realized that she was a sinner (John 4:18), and knew that she was required to offer a sacrifice.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Crossdressing 7-year-old boy allowed to join Girl Scouts

Mon Oct 31, 2011 16:23 EST

October 31, 2011 ( - Girl Scouts of Colorado has announced that 7-year-old Bobby Montoya, who was initially turned away from a local Girl Scout chapter on the grounds that he is not a girl, will be allowed to join since he “identifies” as a girl.

Rachelle Trujillo, vice president of communications with Girl Scouts of Colorado, told that any child who is “living life as a girl” is eligible for membership in the organization.        

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It just saddens my heart to read stories like this. The mother of this little 7 year old boy who thinks he wants to be a girl needs counseling on how to raise children. Please tell me how Bobby would have known that he was born a "girl" in a "boys" body when he was only two years old?