The Round-Up (May 20, 2014)

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ARTICLES:

Thousands of toddlers are being drugged because they act like toddlers – This is child abuse.  According to a new report from the CDC, thousands of toddlers are being prescribed ‘medication’ for ADHD.  Toddlers.  Two and three years old.  I am the last guy to scream child abuse when parents are earnestly attempting to do what’s best for their children, but today is the day when the last guy screams. Giving your two-year-old a schedule II narcotic in order to control their behavior is dangerous, immoral, and violent.

An Ephesians Kind of Prayer - O Lord, who has given to you that you should repay him? Surely we have given you nothing and yet you lavish your riches upon us. Who are we that you should have set your affections upon us?  How infinite your tenderness toward us. How astounding your glory that you should have chosen us before the ages began. How amazing your grace in forgiveness and redemption. All that we have and all that we are and all that we will be are bound up in your Son, Jesus Christ.

The Trauma of Abuse and the Blessing of Repentance – Last week, a former youth group leader at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland, was convicted of multiple accounts of sexual abuse of minors. Testimony at the trial confirmed that an elder at the church knew of the abuse and did not report it to authorities.

Megachurch pastors leave Reformed evangelical network amid child abuse scandal - Two pastors have left a Reformed evangelical group after a pastor from the Maryland megachurch they oversaw confessed to covering up sex abuse claims, the latest chapter in a public struggle over evangelicals coming to terms with abuse within their ranks.  Pastors Joshua Harris and C.J. Mahaney left the leadership council of The Gospel Coalition, a central hub for the Reformed evangelical movement, after a trial involving child abuse at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Md., which both men have overseen.

Meriam: “I am a Christian, and a Christian I shall remain” - Meriam Yehya Ibrahim is married, 27-years-old, mother to a 20-month old son, 8-months pregnant, and last week was sentenced to death for being a Christian.  Her story is not all that uncommon. Her father was Muslim, and her mother was an ethnic Christian. As is common in much of the world—including the United States—Muslim men frequently marry non-Muslim women, because by Islamic tradition their children are considered Muslim. It frankly doesn’t matter what the children of that religious mish-mash marriage actually believe about God or faith; because the father was Muslim, so are the children. Period. These kind of marriage don’t often last—but that is not their point. Their point is simply to expand Islam through the children.


SERMON:

David Platt – The Cost of Following Jesus


VIDEOS:

When does God love you more?

Propaganda – Empowerment


Why do bad things happen to good people? That only happened once, and He volunteered.”  – R.C. Sproul

 

 

 

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LandonThe Round-Up (May 20, 2014)