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Tim Hawkins:
Baby, Quit the Choir


Hawkins Spoofs a Classic     
Our friend Tim Hawkins sings "Quit the Choir" - a takeoff of The Doors classic "Light My Fire" HERE 
 Jim Gaffigan on Going to Fairs 
"Fair food is ridiculous"
Summer is County Fair season across America. Jim Gaffigan gives us an hilarious routine about going to the fair. He asks, "What is the strangest deep fried thing you've eaten?" Here

Tips on Using the Bathroom Scales  

"WhyAll Obsession
With Weight"  
Comedian Jeff Allen does some guy-talk about weight watching, exercising and dieting -  Here 
Things Guys Do That Make You Say, "What!?"

Jumping Out of a Plane at 25,000' Without Chute
42-year-old skydiver Luke Aikens made history on July 30 when he became the first person to jump from an airplane without a parachute and land in a net instead.

He  plummeted from 25,000 feet above the Simi Valley desert in California, landing in a 100-by-100 foot net at 120 mph. Here 
25 Facts About
Field of Dreams


"Build It and He Will Come"
If you've seen the movie
Field of Dreams, you likely have a strong opinion on it. Some say its a heartfelt story of personal redemption; others dismiss it as silly or wussy. The Oscar-nominated movie - released on May 5, 1989 - still fascinates many a quarter-century later.
Dog Saves Dog

Helping One Another
Check out this amazing video clip of one dog helping another.
 
BTW - Isn't this kinda how the church is supposed to work? HERE  
Quotes for Life

Put These in Your Pipe &  
Smoke 'Em
   
Your true identity only found in Christ erases your past and awakens you to your true destiny to be with Him.
 
"If I profess, with the loudest voice and the clearest exposition, every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christianity. Where the battle rages the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battle-field besides is mere flight and disgrace to him if he flinches at that one point."
- Elizabeth Rundle Charles, 19th century novelist and hymn writer
 
"The greatest weakness in the church today is that almost no one believes that God invests His power in the Bible. Everyone is looking for power in a program, in a methodology, in a technique, in anything and everything but that in which God has placed it-His Word." - R.C. Sproul
 
Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
- G.K. Chesterton
 
"Growth consists in this: as the new self grows, less territory is left to the old self, which is banished from the center of the heart and pushed back to the periphery." - Herman Bavinck
 
"Sadly, the doctrinal ignorance in the pulpits of today is being replicated in the doctrinal ignorance and indifference of the pews." - Dr. Albert Mohler
 
"People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance." - D.A. Carson

"79% of all suicides in the United States are men. Men endure an enormous amount of pressure to live up to an unrealistic and unbiblical standard. Be aware church, your men will define themselves by the culture or by Christ. Make sure we are not confusing the two."
- Dustin Benge 
 
Saying "No Thanks" to Political Correctness     
Historic Christian teaching - especially on contested issues like sexuality, exclusivity, the sacredness of all human life, financial generos ity, or beliefs about the afterlife  -is, admittedly, not always popular. And yet,
Script
ure shows no interest in being popular or politically correct. It will not allow itself to be adapted, revised or censored to align with popular consensus.
 

Ironically, the single thing that makes Scripture relevant to our culture, and any culture, is that Scripture shows no interest in being relevant. Instead, it acts as God still speaking, affirming what's good and confronting what's not. Where Scripture and culture are at odds, Christians too must remain counter-cultural. Read More 

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Why Do So Many Ministries to Men Fail?**      
 
My dear Wormwood,
 
The thing to do is to get a man to value their own methodology, experiences, and ideas over the Book [Bible]. If they are convinced they can produce results by themselves, they will abandon the Book [Bible] altogether.

Your affectionate uncle,
Screwtape
 
**Courtesy of CS Lewis, Screwtape Letters, is Lewis' classic book about how a senior devil instructs a junior devil in the art of tempting Christians) 
How to Break Free From Habitual Sin    
Every sin, every wrongdoing, no matter what kind - whether acted out in behavior or nurtured secretly in some dark place of our heart (Matthew 5:28) - is a manifestation of something we believe. Every sin is born out of a belief that
disobeying God (wrongdoing) will produce a happier outcome than obeying God (right-doing). Whether or not we're conscious of this, it's true. Nobody sins out of duty.  
 
Every sin is some repeat version, some re-run, of the original human sin, when our ancient parents ate the forbidden tree's fruit. Why did they do it? Were they ignorant? No. God told them directly that eating the fruit would be wrongdoing and they would be far happier if they refrained from eating (Genesis 2:16-17). But Satan put a different spin on God's words and motives, and told them they would be far happier if they ate. They weighed both assertions and made their choice. Read More
Celebrityism in Church and Ministry     
There is great dissonance these days in Christendom in the elevation of Christian celebrities - whether pastors, speakers, authors, bloggers, film makers, TV hosts, athletes etc. Being "famous" attracts crowds, money and headlines - just li ke in t he world - and like the world it creates a cult of personality.   
 
Celebrityism carries heavy costs: to the "star", to those who follow/obey him, and to the gospel. Many men with great public gifts for ministry have experienced great public falls - moral failures, financial scandals, and apostasy.    
 
Edith Schaeffer ((1914-2013, co-founder of the L'Abri retreat houses) once responded to an interviewer's question on this very point, "Who's the greatest Christian alive today?" She replied, "We don't know their name. He or she is dying of cancer somewhere in a hospital in India."  
 
The celebrity culture always seems to equate greatness with being famous and produces spiritual pride and blindness. So who is the greatest pastor alive today? We probably don't know. He'll never be known or appreciated by the church celebrity culture, but is known and loved by God. Heaven is filled with "unfamous", humble saints.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Check out this encouraging and helpful article about your pastor Here 
Family, Faith-Based Movie Arrives August 23
The Kendrick Brothers have had a string of box office successes such as Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous, and War Room. Their latest movie is Overcomer which arrives in theaters August 23.

John Harrison (Alex Kendrick) is a high school basketball coach whose state championship dreams vanish when he receives some unexpected news. Meanwhile, the largest manufacturing plant in his town closes, and he questions what his and his family's future will be. John agrees to take a job as a cross-country coach, and, inspired by a friend's prayers, decides to help one of the least likely athletes win the biggest race of the year.

For more info, trailer and local theaters, click HERE

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Whatever Became of Promise Keepers (PK)?            
In recent years we've often been asked "Whatever became of Promise Keepers?" or "Is PK still around?" In a way its an odd question for an organization that skyrocketed into national prominence and impact in the nineties. While it never really went away, PK's profile changed and  impact faded in recent years. That will change if my friend Ken Harrison, PK's new chairman, has his way to do one big, national event each year.

PK has announced its 2020 national gathering for July 31 - August 1, 2020 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and is projecting an attendance of 80,000+. For more information, click Here
"Watchmen on the Wall" covers 
issues & trends relating to biblical
manhood, womanhood, marriage, 
families, sanctity of life, race reconciliation, gender identity & religious liberty.


>WACMM's Man of the Year is under attack again by the radical transgender movement. Jack Phillips, the CO Christian baker, who won his discrimination case in the SCOTUS, is now subject to harassment lawsuits - Here 

>TV host apologizes after facing backlash over comments he made that it was "dangerous" for parents of children as young as 3 years old to definitively label their kids transgender - Here 
 
>U.S. Soccer releases 'Fact Sheet' showing the women's team actually lost millions yet was still paid more than men's team - Here 

>Ohio church holds drag queen story telling time during service - Here 
 
 >Gillette's 'toxic masculinity' ad now haunts Proctor & Gamble as the shaving giant takes an $8 billion write down - Here  
 
>California lawmakers pass resolution blaming religious people for high suicide rates in the LGBT community - Here 
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Happy August!
 
Locking Arms Together for the Sake of the Gospel,

Dave

Dave Brown
Director and Pastor
10309 Freeman Place
Kensington MD 20895
240.447.1363


Charles Haddon Spurgeon
"No man can do me a truer kindness in this world than to pray for me.