Saturday, March 14, 2009

Go Do Something is on YouTube!

Did you know that Go Do Something has a YouTube Channel? We do!
We constantly surf YouTube to find the best devotionals, interviews,
sermons, music videos, testimonies, lectures and encouraging videos.

Click here to take a look at what we've collected in our Favorites so far,
add us as a Friend, or if you've found a great video, share it with us!

We will be putting up some of our own videos soon so keep checking back.

Go Do Something.

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"Go Into All the World..." Desiring God Translates Their Resources

Did you know that Desiring God has translated many of their resources into nineteen languages besides English? If you or someone you know uses: American Sign Language, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, or Urdu you can watch, read online or download resources from DG here.

If you would like to purchase books from the Desiring God Store in: Arabic, Chinese-Traditional, French, Russian, or Spanish click here.

Do you love Desiring God's resources? Do you have a heart to fulfill God's desire for every tribe and tongue to worship before his throne? Do you speak a language besides English? You can help translate for DG!

If you are interested in helping to turn the tide in the "Theological Famine" by translating Desiring God material click here.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Persecution


Location: Vietnam
Arrested: March 2007
Days Imprisoned: 743

"In May 2007, Le Thi Cong Nhan, a Vietnamese Christian and lawyer, was sentenced to four years in prison followed by three years of house arrest. Nhan was arrested and sentenced alongside Nguyen Van Dai, a Protestant church leader and lawyer. They are accused of a wide range of crimes; such as “conspiring with terrorists, in their efforts to promote human rights efforts, including religious rights and democracy.” They are also accused of compiling “evidence of Vietnam’s suppression of the Protestant religion and providing it to the U.S.-based Committee for Religious Freedom in Vietnam and the U.S. embassy.” Following Nhan and Dai’s sentencing, the Vietnamese state news agency accused the lawyers of “posting information on the internet … [and] painting biased and distorted pictures of the country and its internal affairs."

"Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body." - Hebrews 13:1-3

Find out how you can Do Something by visiting:

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Organization Highlight: Love146



THE FACTS:

2 CHILDREN PER MINUTE are trafficked for sexual exploitation.

1.2 MILLION CHILDREN are trafficked annually (estimate).

32 BILLION DOLLARS is generated from human trafficking each year.

28 BILLION DOLLARS is generated from commercial sexual exploitation.


IN JUST THE TIME THAT IT TOOK FOR YOU TO WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE...5 CHILDREN HAVE BEEN SOLD AND PURCHASED IN THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING MARKET.


"Love Protects, Defends, Restores, Empowers"

Visit this Organization at: http://www.love146.org

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Vain Service

Our ministry is focused on helping people have a passion for service. But, we want to make it very clear that God glorifying action is the fruit of true faith, and that does not come any other way. Good actions that are not God glorifying are of no value. What does not last for the purpose of eternity is of no real value. Ultimately, what is not done to glorify God is done to glorify ourself. But, when we die what has been done for our own glory dies with us.

Sadly, when we look at the majority of the christian community and the church (using those terms loosely) we do not see very much Christ like service going on. We see a lot of busy people, but not a lot of God glorifying action. It seems people are too busy doing "good works" to have time to do God's work. Yet, at the same time we see many in the chruch who profess faith and produce no works.

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

- James 2:17-26

It is faith and our relationship with God that is at the root of both problems. So, let us examine our hearts by His Holy Word, and seek to do His will in all things for His glory in all things. For it is our heart that steers our actions; may our hearts be wholly and completely His.

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VAIN SERVICE

O my Lord,

Forgive me for serving thee in sinful ways –

by glorying in my own strength,

by forcing myself to minister through

necessity,

by accepting the applause of others,

by trusting in assumed grace

and spiritual affection,

by a faith that rests upon my hold on Christ,

not on him alone,

by having another foundation to stand upon

beside thee;

for thus I make flesh my arm.

Help me to see

that it is faith stirred by grace that does the deed,

that faith brings a man nearer to thee,

raising him above mere man,

that thou dost act upon the soul

when thus elevated and lifted out of itself,

that faith centres in thee as God all-sufficient,

Father, Son, Holy Spirit,

as God efficient,

mediately, as in thy commands and promises,

immediately, in all the hidden power

that faith sees and knows to be in thee,

abundantly, with omnipotent effect,

in the revelation of thy will.

If I have not such faith I am nothing.

It is my duty to set thee above all others

in mind and eye;

But it is my sin that I place myself above thee.

Lord, it is the special evil of sin

that every breach of thy law arises

from contempt of thy Person,

from despising thee and thy glory,

from preferring things before thee.

Help me to abhor myself in comparison of thee,

And keep me in a faith that works by love,

and serves by grace.


(The Valley of Vision, p 182)

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    "For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus
    Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for
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    the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in
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    in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power
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