Monday, June 10, 2013

Another Golfer in the Family

Miss M is playing in a Junior Golf League this summer at an executive golf course which means she doesn't have to worry about Par 5 holes. While Miss M is a little new to the game, she's decided this is the summer of trying new things and golf is at the top of her list.  I love the gusto.

Thankfully, Miss M's good friend is able to play with her and while normally you are in a group of four, so far the girls are just a twosome meaning there is probably as much chatting as there is chipping and putting. The best part of this adventure is that for about 90 minutes Miss M and her friend are just enjoying being together and having fun on the course.

Miss M has talked about trying a few golf lessons and tutoring with her Papa in hopes of improving her swing and game.  Guess she has has some hopes of playing on the High School golf team like her brother.  Of course, her brother has taken her out on the course and driving range too.  While sometimes this exercise has resulted in great success, other days have been a disaster.  According to Mr C, his sister can be a little strong willed and unwilling to listen to coaching and Miss M says that he just bosses her around and tries to call that teaching. Probably a touch of truth to both sides.....

Here's to a great season of Golf for our newest golfer.

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...


What is the meaning of calling on the name of the Lord? Many assume that believing in Jesus and saying a form of a sinner's prayer constitutes, calling on the name of the Lord. The problem with that theory is none of the conversions under the New Covenant support that assumption. Not one time is anyone ever told to believe and say the sinner's prayer in order to be saved.

The apostle Peter on the Day of Pentecost quoted the prophet Joel, Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (NKJV)

The apostle Peter preached the first gospel sermon under the New Covenant. Peter did not tell the 3000 converts to believe and say the sinner's prayer.

Peter preached the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. He preached Jesus as both Lord and Christ. When they heard this they asked Peter and the rest of the brethren what they should do?(Acts 2:22-37) Peter told them what to do. Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)

How did the 3000 on the Day of Pentecost call on the name of the Lord and become saved?
1. They believed that Jesus was both Lord and Christ.
2. They believed that God raised Jesus from the grave.
3. They repented. Repentance is a change of heart. Repentance means to be converted so that God may forgive your sins. Repentance is to make the intellectual commitment to turn from sin and turn toward God. (Acts 3:19, Acts 2:38)
4. They were immersed in water (baptized) so that their sins could be forgiven.

How did the 3000 on the Day of Pentecost not call on the name of the Lord?
1. They did not say a sinner's prayer.
2. Not one person was asked to pray for forgiveness.
3. Not one single man was told to be baptized as a testimony of his faith.
4. No one was told that water baptism was a just an act of obedience.
5. No one was informed they were saved the very minute they believed.
6. Not one person was told that water baptism was not essential for the forgiveness of sins.
7. Not one person was told to be baptized so they could join a denominational church.

Jesus said he that believes and is baptized shall be saved. (Mark 16"16) Jesus did not say he who believes and says a sinner's prayer shall be saved.

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