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Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Day of Pentecost, The Divine Opening Ceremony of The Christian Olympics

Wynnewood, PA, May 30,2009, Christians all over the world will celebrate the Day of Pentecost, the anniversary of the Church, this Sunday May 31,2009. Which is one of the most important holidays on the Christian calendar beside Christmas and Easter (Resurrection Sunday). Celebrations for The Day of Pentecost always occurs fifty days after Resurrection Sunday, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as it did in the book of Acts, chapter 2.
The Day of Pentecost was the beginning of Christianity, the Church, and the Christian race known as the Christian Olympics. It was the ‘divine’ Opening Ceremony of the Christian Olympics. This very dramatic and miraculous event was reminiscent of the lighting of the flames at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

“...Just as the Ancient Olympic Games had their first Opening Ceremony in Greece and was centered on religion – the Christian Olympics began about 2000 years ago in Jerusalem. Fifty days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, The Day of Pentecost. The disciples and other followers of Christ were sitting together – when suddenly the sound of a rushing mighty wind came from Heaven and filled the house where they were sitting. Then there appeared tongues that looked like fire and it sat on each of them. Then they were filled with the Holy Spirit, who enabled them to speak in other tongues (languages), the wonderful works of God (Acts 1, Acts 2).
This was the “divine” Opening Ceremony, just as the modern Olympic Games began by lighting a flame of fire – the fire that symbolizes the Holy Spirit opened the Christian Olympics....”(The Christian Olympics: Going for the Gold Crowns, By S.E. Gregg, page 12 paragraphs 1 and 2).

In The Christian Olympics: Going for the Gold Crowns ($13.99, 1-5978-1530-6, $21.99, 1-5978-1531-4) you will not only discover how the Bible compares the Christian life to the Olympic Games but also the revealing of God’s prophetic plan for the end times. With such subjects as the Rapture, the Judgment Seat of Christ, the Tribulation, the Second Coming of Christ, the Millennium, the Second Death, and the New Heaven and the New Earth.. All of these subjects are explained through the spiritual athletic competition making God’s prophetic plan for the end times easier to understand.
“Enthusiastically recommended as inspirational reading for all practicing Christians.” Midwest Book Review
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Award winning author, Bible school graduate, gifted Bible teacher and Bible curriculum writer, S.E. Gregg is the author of the best selling book Evangelism Counseling and the salvation tract “God Became a Man.” The Christian Olympics sprang from a newspaper article which Gregg wrote titled “The Christian Olympics are still going on!” Gregg lives in the Philadelphia area.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Michael Phelps Confessing....Josh Davis’ Medals Missing.....

It appears that we have marched through the months of March and April without any Olympic scandals.
As you will recall, during the month of February, Michael Phelps, who has won the most medals than any Olympian, made the headlines. But it was not what the world was expecting. Apparently a photo surfaced catching him in the very act of smoking marijuana. Even though he apologized, he disappointed his fans, lost an endorsement, and was suspended by USA Swimming.
As if that was not enough in the same month, Olympian Josh Davis reported that some of his medals were missing. Davis who does motivational speaking, takes his medals with him to show to young people. After returning from a trip, he left them in his unlocked vehicle while attending a basketball game. Later he noticed that the medals were missing from his travel bag. Thankfully a couple of days later they were found.
What will be the next shocking news in the media about an Olympian? Will there be any surprises this month? Be assured that this is not the first and will not be the last. Those that receive Olympic medals are not flawless and will make mistakes. The medals of gold, silver, and bronze are a valuable, tangible commodity and can be lost or stolen
But you will never hear about Christian Olympians that have received their gold crowns making mistakes, being an embarrassment, and a disappointment. Because they will not actually receive their Gold Crowns until they go to heaven. Which is a benefit because they will never have to worry about rust corrupting it or thieves breaking in to steal their Gold Crowns. (St.Matt.6-19-21)Do you think that maybe, just maybe, this is why God planned for it to be this way ?