Monday, September 07, 2009

How to avoid Internet temptation

A Fox News Article:
Christian Couples Staying Faithful on Facebook, Twitter 
- Science News | Science
(How to avoid the temptations of the Internet)
Christian Couples Staying Faithful on Facebook, Twitter - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com

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The above article is about Christian couples sharing the same email address as a way of avoiding some of the temptations of the Internet.
I have two other suggestions:
1. Use a picture that also includes your spouce on your profile pages of your social networking communities like Facebook, MySpace etc. This makes an instant statement and impression.
2. There is also a FREE SOLUTION to greatly reduce Internet temptation.
It is not a web filtering program... the problem with filtering programs is daddy has the password!
There is a simple accountability software program that you can download at http://xxxchurch.com/.
After downloading, you select an accountability partner and submit their email address. Then once a week your accountability partner will get an email report of any potentially problem websites that you visited. If you choose to shut off the accountability software, then your accountability partner gets an email saying that you turned off the program.
For your protection, I suggest the use an alias while using this program - then the weekly report will not have your name attached to it. Your accountability partner will know who it is and that is the only purpose of the program.
Obviously your accountability partner should be someone who is spiritually mature. It is also important to observe if they talk or gossip about other people. If someone is a gossip, it is a spiritual problem and you should not be surprised when they talk about you - it is part of their fleshly nature... they do not understand the Spirit filled life. For some reason we foolishly think we will be an exception.
David was a man of great passion for God. However while alone on a rooftop he saw Bathsheba and you know the rest of the story...
Guys, put yourslef in David's place... on a rooftop and knowing that with a simple turning of the head, you could view Bathsheba, an incredibly beautiful woman... etc. Now imagine if your strong Christian friends were on the rooftop with you... it would be much easier to make the immediate proper choice - flee temptation ( a la Josepth) Don't ponder or play with temptation.
Today Bathsheba is only a 1 second click away. It would be wise to reduce temptation whether you are living victoriously or struggling. In a moment of strength, or even during a moment of guilt, go ahead, place a phone call, and ask a trusted Christian friend if he'd like to help keep you accountable...

In a spirit of humility let us pray for each other and encourage each other. Let us not just pray for victory but let us be willing to avoid the way of temptation.
Proverbs 22:3

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

I Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.

And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.

But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

Guys, Ladies, there is a way to escape temptation, are you willing to take it?
Web Evangelist Scott Reese
WebEvangelist@gmail.com

Web Evangelist Scott Reese Prayer Request 9/6/09

Please pray that God will give me wisdom to share the need and awesome opportunities of Web Evangelism and Internet Ministry.

I am also looking for Christians who would be interested in funding or volunteering with a Christian Facebook type of site.

"Community with Purpose" - no suggestive ads and with a goal of fostering communication and collaberation in the Body of Christ.

See www.ChristianInternetMinistry.com for more information.

May the Lord bless you richly,

Web Evangelist, Scott Reese

Friday, May 15, 2009

Web Evangelist Prayer Request - MORE WORKERS IN THE FIELD!







See http://christcares.org/ for more information and videos of Christian Testimonies of lives touched by the gospel. BODY OF CHRIST CARES promotes volunteerism not only for Christian Internet Ministry but also traditional missionary endeavors.



There is a lost world that GOD SO LOVES that needs to hear the GOOD NEWS of John 3:16.


As we consider this, it is our prayer that we will follow Christ's example of compassion. One of my favorite passages is Matthew 9:36 - 38 when Christ viewed Jerusalem:


"But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”



Across America and around the world, there are multitudes who are weary, without direction, yet open to the gospel. They need to know that GOD CARES.




We believe that the world will know that God cares when it sees that the BODY OF CHRIST CARES.






Across America and around the world there are many wonderful & dedicated churches, organizations, missionaries, and Christian individuals that are endeavoring to make a difference. The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few - they are in great need of help.




There are unprecedented mission opportunities now to get the gospel out to this world of over six billion! We must pray that the Lord will send more workers into this ripe harvest field!






OUR CHALLENGE: AS YOU PRAY, REMEMBER AS A MEMBER OF THE BODY OF CHRIST - YOU HAVE A UNIQUE ROLE IN THE HARVEST FIELD.




We must not just fill our lives with the leisure and luxury of America during this time of reaping. Every individual in the BODY OF CHRIST is important and is crafted by God for unique ministry (Eph. 2:10).






We believe that there is now a great move of God, a revival that is bigger than any individual or organization. We believe that there is a multitude of Christians that are tired of playing church and want to be involved in practical ministry - making a difference in someones life.






There is an inner restlessness. Christians were created to serve (to love God and others). When one is not actively involved in sharing one's faith (through word or deed) there is an inner restlessness.






Imagine a beautiful Thoroughbred Horse inside a brand new barn filled with all the "horse comforts" possible: plenty of hay, water, and food. Imagine though what would happen if the barn doors were locked closed and were never opened. Even though the horse had a comfortable atmosphere, it would become restless because the Thoroughbred horse was created to run. Christians who are not involved in ministry are in the same situation - because we were created to serve. Although it does not make sense to our fleshly mind, it is more blessed to give than receive!






CHRIST CARES seeks to address a unique and unusual need: THERE IS A MYRIAD OF CHRISTIANS THAT WANT TO VOLUNTEER SOME WHERE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE, HOWEVER SINCE THE BODY OF CHRIST IS SO DIVIDED MANY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO OR WHERE TO GO. WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE AND EMPOWER YOU TO GET INVOLVED AND CONNECT YOU WITH MEANINGFUL AND PRACTICAL OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!










Christ Cares is a Christian Organization that promotes reconciliation and collaboration in the BODY OF CHRIST.



CHRIST CARES seeks to encourage Christian lay people to become involved in ministry and provides practical Christian volunteer opportunities. Body of Christ Cares seeks to expand it's vision and out reach to other cities- please contact me if you'd like to help or if you think we can be of service to you-


"FRESH NEWS" ABOUT CHRIST CARES IS FOUND AT THE CHRIST CARES BLOG.



CHRIST CARES seeks to empower ministries - if your ministry needs volunteers, let us know so we can help spread the word:
Web Evangelist Scott Reese





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VIDEO - Vision of CHRIST CARES

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Web Evangelist update - New Internet Ministry opportunities for missions

The Internet is fast becoming more accessible to the world's poorest 3 billion.

This presents many obvious opportunities for missions.

Also, many people wish they could go back in time to develop key social networking, local activities and informational websites. Being first to set something in place gives you a key advantage. Christians now have a wonderful opportunity to develop key bridgesites (see bridgesites.org) in the emerging markets of Africa, Asia, and South America. Visit http://christianinternetministry.com/ to donate, collaborate, or to get ideas for Web Evangelism and Internet Ministry.

Please view CNN's video report on the O3B Initiative:



Contact Web Evangelist and Internet Minister Scott Reese at WebEvangelist@gmail.com

Another helpful Christian website with information on a soon to be developed Christian Social Network and along with a witnessing bridgesite social networking site can be found: HERE