Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Today’s Show Notes: Tuesday, 11/27/12

(Reuters) - "Actor Angus T. Jones, star of CBS's raunchy television comedy "Two and a Half Men", has urged viewers to change the channel, saying his new-found religious beliefs are at odds with his job playing a fun-loving teen on the popular show.

Jones, 19, who has played Jake Harper - the son of Jon Cryer's character Alan - for nine years, appealed to fans to stop watching the show "and filling your head with filth."

In a YouTube video made for the California-based Forerunner Christian Church, Jones said his recent Bible studies made him uncomfortable with the risque humor that marks one of the most-watched comedies on U.S. television.

. . . His remarks could pose new problems for the comedy, which was revamped in 2011 following the firing of star Charlie Sheen for erratic behavior off screen and his vicious public dispute with the show's producers.

Sheen's womanizing bachelor character and alter-ego, Charlie Harper, was killed off and replaced by Ashton Kutcher, playing an Internet billionaire.

The comedy, now in its 10th season, is watched by about 14 million Americans, and is seen in more than 20 countries around the world."

Clip of Angus’ comments: (jump to 7:34):

Philippians 4:8
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”

1 Corinthians 10:31
“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

Evidence Bible
“Without God there is for mankind no purpose, no goal, no hope, only a wavering future, an eternal dread of every darkness.” Jean Paul

A new episode of WOTM, Season 4 debuts tonight on TBN! | MUNICH
This episode has been delayed for various reasons for the last two weeks, but airs tonight!

Episode description:  In the land of Hitler, how do Germans today view the horrific Holocaust? What do they believe about God? In this episode we'll examine the question of whether evil in the world is an argument against God, and whether He's "fine" with all the drunkenness at the world's largest beer party, Oktoberfest. Watch the team demonstrate to a crowd how to break free from the "straitjacket" of death that confines us, learn how to use circumstantial priorities to help people see their need for God, and view a practical demonstration of the free gift of grace. You will see faces sober as they hear the gospel — both one-to-one and in a fascinating open-air.


What Hollywood Believes – Whitney Houston

From What Hollywood Believes:  When asked about a movie role that dealt with religion, Whitney Houston stated, “Today’s time and place is crying for this kind of movie. We didn’t think about whether or not it would be accepted as far as talking about God and faith and church and singing the gospel and praises to God and all that stuff.” She said of her religious background, “I’m a human. I was raised as a Baptist. I’m still a Baptist. But I just totally depend on God. I just have faith.”

How to Preach at a Funeral for Someone You Suspect Died Unsaved By Mike Smalley
1. Start in the natural realm and swing to the spiritual.
2. Say something positive about the person who has died—either personally, or their marriage, kids, work ethic, their generation, etc. This should build rapport with the audience. Use a humorous story that relates to the above.
3. Don’t feel pressured to mention where the deceased may have gone after death (God is the only One who truly knows).
4. Never insinuate that he went to heaven.
5. Use this as a springboard: "Good friends often remind us of things that we don’t want to deal with, but that are very important. Bob, today, reminds us that we all must die."
6. Use anecdotes that convey eternal truths.
7. Go quickly but thoroughly through each of the Ten Commandments.
8. Warn briefly about sin, death, judgment, and eternity.
9. Give a clear gospel presentation.
10. Appeal to the audience to repent today. "When anyone dies, I ask myself, ‘Was I faithful?’ Did I speak all the truth? And did I speak it from my very soul every time I preached?"-Charles Spurgeon

To watch today’s “On The Box with Ray Comfort” episode, visit our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/thewayofthemaster