30 May 2013

Yes ... But!

Submitted by theshovel
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Hello my friends! It's been a long time since I last sent out a newsletter, but I've been busy making many changes to theShovel.net website. After many months working on it, I have finally been able to upgrade the website to the newest version of the software I'm using to build the site (Drupal). But at the same time, I have moved the website to a new home that I've had to build and administer totally on my own. I'm talking about a huge learning curve! I now have much more control over both theshovel.net and shovelshack.org, as well as some others that will be online soon.

I suppose I've partly held off adding too many new things to the site up until now because I constantly had to update the new database with each new article, file, or comment. I'll be making continual changes to the website which may appear major, but the big change is over. :) I hope you take the time to check theshovel.net out. Please feel free to let me know what you think.

Adam and I have continued to add more good-news audios that are available on theShovel.net website. Unfortunately, my work schedule has shifted so that it's become very difficult for us to connect on a weekly basis. We're still working on how to get around that. But for those of you who haven't checked it out recently, we've recorded 7 audios just on the Sermon on the Mount. We both think you'll be encouraged if you take a listen. As always, we'd love to hear your comments.

I'm including a paragraph from this week's ShovelAudio, Settled With the Life Within Us:

You see, the only way we've been suckered into viewing the Sermon on the Mount in any other way than originally intended comes from a carefully planned reworking of the script ... and still, the only way it could have been pulled off is for those who have been set free to become intimidated into questioning the freedom by which their freedom has been made. Otherwise, we would have automatically pushed aside the darts thrown at us by the virtue of Christ crucified, and him alone. We wouldn't be saying "yes, but..." to the truth, but rather "yes, but..." to the lie! For Jesus Christ did away with the very thing that kept us in darkness, which was sin itself. He removed us from the realm in which sin and condemnation rules and translated us into the realm in which sin and condemnation has no bearing at all.

Until next time!

Jim Minker (aka theShovel)

Jim

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Thank you Jim, for all of the wonderful work you do to share the Life of Christ with us!

Mary

"Christ in You, the Hope"

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You are so welcome, my dear Mary!

“… we would have automatically pushed aside the darts thrown at us by the virtue of Christ crucified, and him alone. We wouldn't be saying “yes, but…” to the truth, but rather “yes, but…” to the lie! For Jesus Christ did away with the very thing that kept us in darkness, which was sin itself. He removed us from the realm in which sin and condemnation rules and translated us into the realm in which sin and condemnation has no bearing at all.”

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I kinda like that part myself! :)

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How can you realize the freedom you have in Christ? I say that you will discover it, more times than not, in the midst of the bondage that still seems to hold you down. You see, the power of the gospel is not found merely in the words of its testimony of Jesus’ death and resurrection, it is found in the reality that has been brought about because of who he is and what he has done. That reality is that Christ is in you. He is there, and his life witnesses from within you … despite all the doubts that you think actually come from within you. source