čtvrtek, července 26, 2007

Whats happenning in Brno?

As you can see, its a hot summer and not much is going on in Brno. Many
people go to their vacation, many people stay in homes because they
can`t get very far due to a hot weather.
As a church we`ve been fine lately. As you noticed, we had Lenka
baptised some time ago and she is doing well, physically and
spiritually. I am still planning to go to the USA, if I get Visa permit.
Today I got a letter of invitation from Eddie White. I know I am welcome
in US, but those guys in Prague ambassy don`t. So I need apply for visa
and I will see what happen.
Vitalij is getting ready to go out for a weekend with his family, as
well as Tomas, so I`ll be left alone this one sunday at the worship
service. But God is still here, and Karel Capek promised me to help.
Very nice.
I also got facebook profile, which seems to be very usefull. Even
Vitalij got his profile, so we all can stay in touch.

So may God bless you all and be sure we`ll be glad to hear from you.


P.S. If you are used to visit my www.jandadak.com site, make sure to
change address to www.honzadadak.ic.cz. The first mentioned address
won`t work since August 1.

Jan Dadák

phone #: +420 530 334 630
Cell # : +420 731 576 030
U:Fon #: +420 910 040 375


today`s quote:

Our principle responsibility is in keeping ourselves in tune with divine law.

Lowell Fillmore

středa, července 25, 2007

Today's Quote:

Find your own purpose first and start moving headstrong toward it. Once in that mode, all things related to your purpose will find you. And those things already attached to you will find their place as well.

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman


neděle, července 22, 2007

Today`s quote:

Love is the call toward the great union, whose attainment is the only real business in nature.

Teilhard de Chardin

Especially in the light of I.Corinthians 13:13 its a very interesting thought.


čtvrtek, července 19, 2007

pondělí, července 16, 2007

Today's Quote:

Success is built of successful thoughts; these thoughts are thoughts of love, good will, harmony, and peace.

Lowell Fillmore

--  Jan Dadák www.honzadadak.ic.cz

sobota, července 14, 2007

Today`s quote:

Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit - and man is his own gardener.

James Allen

 Jan Dadák  www.honzadadak.ic.cz

čtvrtek, července 12, 2007

[Morning by Morning] Romans 8:17]

[Morning By Morning - he wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught]

Romans 8:17

Dear friends,

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Good morning! It's good to be back. We're at table in the most amazing of spiritual restaurants, and today Paul serves us this verse, truly the bread of angels:

17and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

Feel bold today? Me too. Come on then and let's believe this huge promise. We are heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ. There's more to the verse, which we will deal with tomorrow, but for today let's dare to believe the dazzling, hopeful part. If we can grasp this, our days as wet-noodle Christians will be over.

The average congregation before hearing this verse.

Much of our Christian life is a struggle just to understand that we have been forgiven, and that the various ways we use self-talk to beat ourselves up aren't necessary any longer. It's not as though there are a few real Christians who glow at night and then there's the lousy little me who's ever-so-barely inching along in my shell down here on the floor with the other slugs. I'm actually forgiven and entitled to live in the Kingdom. The phrase that we're adopted -- a phrase Paul has used so wonderfully in this chapter already -- shows that something far beyond forgiveness has been offered us. We actually belong in the family of God. Our Father has chosen to adopt me. To adopt you. That means I am here in the community of faith, and so are you, based not on a vote by the good people, still less on the qualifications I've managed to put together, but sheerly on the decision of the Father to adopt me. Hallelujah.

But it's even more than that! We are heirs of God. Really. The Bible says so. Heirs of God, and co-heirs with Christ. This is nuts, it's so extravagant. What in the world does it mean? Obviously God isn't going to die, so we get this inheritance a little differently than the world does this inheriting business.

Most of the commentators make a point I'm happy to make here. Paul was writing to a congregation that was a mix of Jewish and Gentile followers of Jesus, but since they were in Rome, the secular law that the group would have been familiar with was Roman law, which differed from the Old Testament on the issue of family inheritance. In Israel the rule was that the oldest son inherited the largest share. In Rome, absent a will, the family assets were divided equally among all the children. Paul is saying that in Christ, this is the rule that prevails -- everyone is an heir. You too. Being adopted in is full entitlement to the family's richness.

But see that this is way beyond a financial thing. It's being a participant in the actual nature of the family itself, the atmosphere, the relational energy, the love, that is in God's most intimate family. A great verse to catch this is 2 Peter 1:4

. . . He has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature,

"Partaker of the divine nature." That's the state you are in. On every baptized believer in Jesus, the license heaven sees has your state on it: "partaker of the divine nature." Head high, now. All day.

--  Jan Dadák  phone #: +420 530 334 630 Cell # : +420 731 576 030 U:Fon #: +420 910 040 375  www.honzadadak.ic.cz

pátek, července 06, 2007

The Nature of Liberating Truth,June 30th, 2007


The more I think about the nature of the truth, the more I become convinced that it is not a «thing» which can be put in a tidy box of a certain formula. We already said that the truth is that which is real. But reality is not fixed: it is transient and fluid. The only constant in our world is change. We are slow to recognize this fact only because of our limited perception.

For instance, changes at the cosmic level are too slow, and changes at subatomic levels are too fast for us to detect them. Only the development of science in recent centuries gave us some glimpses of this universal fluidity. So, the truth we seek is not something fixed as well. Although we talk about the universal laws which we study and apply, it is essential to recognize that these laws aren’t final truths, but only approximations. We always discover more inclusive laws and new dimensions of the same reality.

To know the truth, therefore, is not to arrive at some point and to «abide» there. Knowledge of the truth is a never-ending quest. In the process of this search, we cannot afford ourselves to be complacent or dogmatic. As Rabbi Tzvi Freeman wisely said,

You don’t learn by having faith. You learn by questioning, by challenging, by re-examining everything you’ve ever believed. And yet, all this is a matter of faith – the faith that there is a truth to be found. It is another paradox: To truly question, you must truly have faith.

This is a scientific approach to reality. To practice it, we don’t actually have to become scientists. We don’t even need to have a lot of formal education. Education is helpful in many ways, but to some people it brings confusions rather than clarity. Instead of becoming searchers, these individuals turn into collectors of facts and opinions of others, or dogmatic believers in some scientific theory. But dogmatic science is just as misleading as a dogmatic religion.

As we seek, we will find. As we continue to seek, we will continue to find. That is about the most important thing we need to have in our minds. No one will ever know our inner world and the truth which concerns our life, save ourselves. All we need to realize will be readily revealed to us directly, no matter what language we may adopt to describe these revelations.

As we study our inner processes, let us not to label and not to suppress them. Let us not try to change certain things before we understand their meaning and purpose. This might be different from what we were taught to do: to call things either “good” or “bad”, and then to eradicate that which is “bad”. However, this is not what a scientific approach is about.

When we struggle and fight against some thing, it makes us naturally biased. It becomes almost impossible for is to be objective and to know the truth of that thing, especially if it isn’t evident.

Let us become quiet, watchful, and observant. Let us try to understand what causes us to think and to respond in certain ways. Why do we react the way we react? Why do we think there is only one way to respond to certain stimulus, such as to be offended when we hear unkind words, to rejoice when someone compliments us, to be confused when we encounter something unknown, and to be afraid when something seem to overpower us?

Even if we are accustomed to some course of action, that doesn’t mean that a habitual reaction is the only possible one. That doesn’t mean that it is predetermined. As we become observant, we will notice that there is always a point when we make a decision. We are not angry or joyful or fearful because we have to, but because we choose to be that way. And when we fully understand this, we are highly likely to make alternative choices – because we would not want to feel victims of circumstances. We will move on to true self-mastery and freedom.

Today`s quote:

It is good to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.

Kahlil Gibran