Posted by: Brad Beaman | June 12, 2021

Florida part 1

First part part of Florida included hooking a sea turtle 150 pound Sea turtle at Sharkeys pier and also catching 5 pound bass on my cycle fish ride swimming at plantation

Pictures

Posted by: Brad Beaman | March 31, 2021

Battu Feringghi Foto essay

Battu Feringghi Penang Malaysia

Battu Feringghi

Pinang

Penang

photo by Isaac from Hard Rock Hotel

Malaysia

Tides out

beach

Posted by: Brad Beaman | February 11, 2021

Judges Kata

This is an original Kata to portray the 15 Judges and the combat of each judge.

Judges Kata is demonstrated here complete and then following below is an explanation of each part.

Originally posted on bradkarate.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/judges-kata/

1st Judge Othniel

Othniel was Caleb’s younger brother and the Spirit of the Lord came upon him. He defeated the king of Aram.

Read Judges 3:1-7

2nd Judge Ehud

Read Judges 3:15-30

Left handed man made double edge sword strapped to right thigh. Stabbed Elgon the king of Moab. Then struck down 10,000 Moabites.

2nd Judge Ehud

Read Judges 3:15-30

Left handed man made double edge sword strapped to right thigh. Stabbed Elgon the king of Moab. Then struck down 10,000 Moabites.

3rd Judge: Shamgar

Shamgar Killed 600 Philistines with an oxgoad (stick)

Read: Judges 3:31Judges 5:6

4th Judge: Deborah

Down Mt Tabor with 10,000 men routed by the sword pursued Canaanite army. Jael killed Sisera the commander with a tent peg.

Judges 4:4-5:31

5th Judge Gideon

Gideon asked for a sign to confirm he was the chosen one to deliver Israel. Two times Gideon received the sign of the fleece. The Midianites oppressed the Israelites. To confirm this deliverance was from God and not the strength of the army the troops were reduced from 32,000 to 300. The 300 men blew trumpets, broke the jars that covered their torches and shouted. The troops were confused by the Lord and attacked one another and the Israelites pursued and defeated them.

6th Judge Abimelech

Abimelech some to not consider a judge he ruled 3 years (Judges 9:1-57) (2 Sam 11:21)
Killed his 70 brothers, men of Shechem, battle set tower on fire, woman threw millstone killed him

7th Judge Tola

ruled 23 years (Judges 10:1-2) Rose up to save Israel

8th Judge Jair

Ruled Israel 22 years (Judges 10:3-5) 30 sons 30 donkeys

9th Judge Jephthah

ruled 6 years (Judges 11:1-12:7) Great slaughter of 20 cities, sacrificed daughter, Shiboleth 42,000 Ephraimites were killed

10th Judge Ibzan

Ibzan 7 years (Judg 12:8-10) 30 sons, wives from outside

11th Judge Elon

10 years (Judg 12:11-12)

12th Judge Abdon

Abdon 8 years (Judges 12:13-15)
40 sons, 30 grandsons

13th Judge Samson

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20 years (Judg 13:1-16:31)

Son, nazarite, no razor shall touch his head, he will deliver Israel from Philistines
Angel of the Lord appeared, name wonderful, ascended in the flame
Saw Philistine girl, she looks good to me, this of the Lord
Lion, tore the lion with bare hands, bees and honey in carcass, riddle – killed 30 of them
Samson’s wife given to companion, 300 fox’s tail to tail fire into standing grain
Great slaughter to bind Samson, Break the bonds two new ropes, donkey jawbone, killed 1,000 men
Went into harlot, pulled up gates,
Delilah, tell where your strength, 7 fresh cords, snapped cords, new ropes, snapped ropes
Weave 7 locks of hair, deceived 3 times
Told all razor, shaved strength gone, Lord departed, gauged out eyes, grinder, hair grew
High spirits from prison between pillars, 3000 men women on roof, strengthen me,
Right and left hand pillar, push the wall, killed more in his death

14th Judge Eli

40 years (1 Sam 1:1-4:18)
Hannah, no razor, dedicated Samuel
Elis sons worthless, corrupt,
Icabod- glory of the Lord departed

15th Judge Samuel


Samuel ruled until Saul made king (1 Sam 2:18-4:1)(1 Sam 7:2-8:1)
Hannah named Samuel, faithful priest, 30,000 Israelites fell,
Ark of Covenant captured, Hophni and Phineas died Eli died
Stone named Ebenezer Lord helped us
Samuel anointed Saul as king

Posted by: Brad Beaman | January 9, 2021

Frog Hills Malaysia photo essay

Frog Hills location

Posted by: Brad Beaman | November 14, 2020

Penang Botanical hike

Posted by: Brad Beaman | November 10, 2020

Muay Thai Practice

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Posted by: Brad Beaman | November 8, 2020

Bassai Dai Karate Kata

Practicing Karate on the beach

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Posted by: Brad Beaman | October 12, 2020

Ipoh Photo Essay

This photo Essay from our family Ioph trip takes in the surrounding Taiping and Lata Kinjang waterfall.

Posted by: Brad Beaman | February 17, 2018

The secret Life of Titus

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Titus 1:4-5

In the movie the Secret Life of Walter Mitty we see Walter who works at Life Magazine developing pictures. He is leading a very boring life. Because his life is so boring he daydreams of having exciting adventures where he is at the center of danger and excitement. But then back at work he finds himself in the position of taking the last photograph for the print of Life Magazine. With this new twist his life becomes one exciting adventure after another. Walter goes to a live volcano, he skateboards down a mountain and swims with the sharks in the North Sea.

We might think that Titus has a boring life. He is never mentioned in the book of Acts and he has one of the “pastoral letters” addressed to him. When we piece together the life of Titus from Galatians, 2 Corinthians,  2 Timothy and the book of Titus we realize that despite never being mentioned in the book of Acts Titus had one of the most adventure filled ministries of anyone we find in the Bible.

The ministry adventures of Titus took him from Jerusalem to Rome and even beyond to the remotest places of the then known world. Titus had his adventures while tackling some of the biggest problems we find in the new Testament.

Titus the champion of Freedom in Christ    Galatians 2:1-5

When we read Galatians 2 we see that Titus had an extremely important role in the Acts 15 Jerusalem council. He was not mentioned in Acts 2, of course because he is not mentioned at all in Acts. One option is that Galatians 2 is talking about a different Jerusalem council. If it is a different council then it is the same figures working out the same issues a second time. Early on in my ministry I did hold to a view that Acts 15 and Galatians 2 were two separate events. I switched on that one and I consider Acts 15 and Galatians 2 detailing the same council, but Acts from Luke’s view and Galatians from Paul’s view.

At the Jerusalem council Titus finds himself facing the Judaizes and the Apostles; James, Peter and John. This it Titus in the North Sea with sharks. The whole of the Christian leaders have been drawn in to the ways of legalism and spiritual bondage. Paul is standing alone and only Titus is with him to stand up to the most influential leaders and apostles.

Acts 15:1-29, Galatians 2:1-21

It was Titus’s role to stand for freedom in Christ. Even Barnabas was influenced by the Judaizes but Titus made the stand with Paul. Titus never lost his nerve. He stood before the leaders at Jerusalem as living proof that the uncircumcised Christians are accepted and used of the Lord.

Standing against licentiousness in the church (2 Corinthians 2:12-13)

Now if the Jerusalem council was the ultimate showdown with legalism, then Corinth was the opposite extreme as a battle against sin in the church. Titus took Paul’s harsh letter to Corinth and stayed there to confront the sin and lax moral standards in the Corinthian church. Amazingly he did it.

Titus straightened out the problems in the most problem filled church in the New Testament. He confronted sin head on and came out refreshed. It was a huge encouragement for Paul that Titus took on this challenge and turned things around at the Corinthian Church.

Taking this challenge on is like going into a live volcano. Titus is two for two in going for the extreme tests in ministries.

Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ and when a door was opened for me in the Lord, 13 I had no rest for my spirit, not finding Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went on to Macedonia. (2 Corinthians 2:12-13)

But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus; and not only by his coming, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced even more. (2 Corinthians 2: 7:6-7)

For this reason we have been comforted. And besides our comfort, we rejoiced even much more for the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all. 14 For if in anything I have boasted to him about you, I was not put to shame; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, so also our boasting before Titus proved to be the truth. (2 Corinthians 7: 13-14)

So we urged Titus that as he had previously made a beginning, so he would also complete in you this gracious work as well. (2 Corinthians 8:6)

But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus. 17 For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord.  (2 Corinthians 8: 16-17)

As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you; as for our brethren, they are messengers of the churches, a glory to Christ. (2 Corinthians 8: 23)

 Appointing elders at Crete

We do not know just when Paul went to Crete and started a church in “every city” of Crete. What we do know is that he sent Titus to go to every city and get a leader in place for each church.

The most widely accepted view is that following Paul’s release from his Roman prison he completed a fourth missionary journey. This is based on Acts 28:30 And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him,

The books of Titus, I Timothy and 2 Timothy are considered the three books that Paul wrote after he release as implied from Acts 28:30.

From Titus 1:5 is then seems that Paul and Titus left Rome together and had an extremely fruitful church planting ministry. Then Paul left Titus to finish what they started and appoint elders in every city.

For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you, (Titus 1:5)

The whole of the book is about what Titus is to teach and do in Crete. Titus is to stay in Crete and teach the churches and strengthen them until Artimus or Tychicus arrive and then Paul requests Titus to do everything he can to join him at Nicopolos.

Titus the Team player (2 Timothy 4:10)

 Rome and Nicopolis

 for Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to  Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. (2 Timothy 4:10)

12 When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, make every effort to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.13 Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way so that nothing is lacking for them. (Titus 3:12-13)

Titus 3:15,  Titus is helping Zenas and Apollos and to help them on their way.

Ends of the earth (2 Timothy 4:10)

To Dalmatia

One of the last things ever written in the New Testament is that Titus was going to the ends of the earth to take the gospel where Christ had never been named. 2 Timothy is the last book and his plans to take the Good  News to Dalmatia was one of the last things mentioned in the last book written.

After decades of ministry since standing with Paul against the Judaizers in Jerusalem Titus has plans to go to Dalmatia. This is the area we know now as Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia. There were no churches there. This same Titus who was unwavering at the Jerusalem council and courageous against the sin at Corinth was going to the ends of the earth to take the gospel to a new place.

for Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to  Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. (2 Timothy 4:10)

Conclusion

In the end of the movie Walter Mitty realized what he did all along was significant and part of an exciting life. Don’t lose your perspective and what the Lord has giving you in Jesus Christ.

Just serving the Lord in ministry is something no one should take for granted. Every New Testament believer is in such an exciting position that Isaiah, Jeremiah and Amos would be happy to trade places with you. You have what they longed for, Christ in you the hope of glory.

If you ever Christian life is boring then read 2 Corinthians chapter 3 to see that you have a greater experience than Moses when he met the Lord face to face on Mt Sinai and had to cover his face because of the Shekinah glory. What you have as a believer in Christ is far surpassing.

 

Posted by: Brad Beaman | February 27, 2017

Garo Hills Photo Essay

Garo Hills of Northeast India

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Garo Hills are part of  Meghalaya State. 

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Unique art work of Garo Hillsimg_0237-1024x768

These are the local Garo artistsimg_0326-1024x767

Carved from a single tree stump

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Praying man carved rock

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The hills

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Beautiful abundant land

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