The Nurse Theologian is a weekly on-line journal by Mike Peek. Mike is a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ and a Registered Nurse. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas a Arlington and a Master of Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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I don't rejoice in the death of Osama Bin Laden
I don't rejoice in the death of Osama Bin Laden he is a sinner who didn't trust in Jesus Christ therefore is in Hell, it saddens me. I understand what was done had to be, he was a murder of thousands who had to be brought to justice and those who did are justified in doing so. It saddens me because I deserve the same, the only difference is I have "been saved by grace through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast" (Eph 2:8-9), I don't deserve grace anymore than Osama Bin Laden but my Lord loved me and took the punishment I deserve. (James 2:10) says, "For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all", in other words sin is sin. Osama Bin Laden was a murder, Jesus said: “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment" (Matt 5:21-22), in God's eyes murder and anger are the same. How many people have you been angry at? (1 John 3:15) says, "Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him". Have you hated anyone? Unless you repent and trust alone in Jesus Christ your fate is the same!
Repent and trust alone in Jesus Christ,
Mike Peek a slave of Jesus Christ
Please, Please, Please open your mouth and preach the gospel!
Recently I was asked to do two things: 1) Think back to my own experience of how I was evangelized and describe the experience. 2) If I could go back and give advice to the person or people who ministered to me what would it be?
I began running as a young child. At the age of 5, I ran my first mile with my dad. At the age of 10, I wanted a pair of running shoes like the big runner’s wear. My dad challenged me, if I could run 5 consecutive miles at less than 8 minutes per mile he would by me a pair of running shoes. I met the challenge and he bought me the shoes. While at the runner’s store there was a flyer for an upcoming 10k race. My dad signed us both up for the race. The next year my dad was too busy with work to run with me, but we had new neighbors across the street. I noticed that this man would come home every evening and go for a run. I began running with him, at the time he was pursuing a doctorate at D. T. S., …
Suffering: The state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship.Death: The end of the life of a person.Intensive Care Unit: A department of a hospital in which patients who are dangerously ill are kept under constant observation.
I cannot continue doing what I have done for the past 21 years. My last day in the intensive care unit will be January 4, 2019. I will be transitioning to Cardiac Rehabilitation. This will be a completely different type of nursing. Cardiac Rehabilitation combines my love of aerobic exercise, knowledge of cardiology and love of people suffering with heart disease. I will be able to invest in their lives in a way that I was never able to do before.
These past 5 days are an example of what my work has been like for the past 21 years: I worked 4, 12 ½ hour shifts. I took care of 10 persons, all of whom suffered but some greater than others. A woman 10 years younger than I suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack); a woman suffered greatly in the i…
The defining mission of the church is to make disciples of all the nations, initiate the new disciples into fellowship through the ordinance of baptism in the name of the Triune God and teach them to observe all that Jesus commanded the first disciples; doing so by the power of the Holy Spirit. For this reason, Matthew 28:18-20 has been called the great commission because Jesus, who has all authority in heaven and on earth (Mt 28:18) commissioned his disciples to do just that. There is an utterance of this great commission at the end of each gospel account and the beginning of Acts. (cf. Mk 16:15, Lk 24:46-48, Jn 20:21, and Acts 1:8) Why? Because evangelism and discipleship are the church’s purpose for existing.
For this reason, evangelism and discipleship cannot be separated. They are wholly dependent on one another. Jesus did not commission his disciples at the beginning of his ministry, but at the conclusion, and before his ascension. However, He did send them out on practice evang…