Hi John Uk, yes I did see that movie and it was great and true to the book, I thought. Yes that part when Nicky Cruz came to Christ was very much like a real conversion and true to life. Actually, he is still preaching. Your presentation of the gospel on another thread was excellent and it was said plainly to where anyone could understand it. Sometimes on here things get confusing but your message clearly came from the Holy Spirit. David Wilkerson was a great man of God and I was blessed and was so encouraged by his messages.
Thanks, pennned for the information about Paul Washer, Persecution. I will try to find it on here if it's a sermon on SA. That's interesting about the missionaries and Wilkerson. He has inspired me ever since I read his book, The Cross and The Switchblade, when my children were still at home.
If the world's foundations crumble, we still have God and in Him we have everything essential to our ransomed beings forever. We have the scriptures, which can never fail; we have the faithful Holy Spirit, if worse comes to worse here below, we have our Father's house and our Father's welcome! A.W. Tozer..just read this in my devotional, so SteveR, you are right no one can take our freedom in Christ away from us. Sometimes we forget that truth, so thanks for the reminder and the scriptures you gave are very encouraging.
Pennned, sad to say, I agree. Our christian freedoms are slowly being taken away from us. I have learned a lot from different ones on here with their links and knowledge of things I never thought about. I will miss them very much also. It won't be long before all churches will be taxed. Read that in 1972, in a little paperback book called. The Vision , written by David Wilkerson. He also talked about a flood of filth poured out on the world, perscution of christians, homosexuals in the pulpit, changes in weather patterns, killer tornados, incurable diseases running rampant. Pretty interesting book. Funny thing happened when I was checking it out. The checker looked at the book and said," you don't want to read this book, it will scare you to death!!" I laughted and said not me, I belong to God and am ready to meet Him. I am now living in the very days he prophesied about and I'm just amazed, not scared. The last chapter is written for those who aren't ready and what to do about it and scriptures given to help them have hope.
Dorcas, that was so special about the German lady. I, have had many Bibles through the years that are marked, notes taken during sermons and they are percious to me,also. Now, I just use a journal when some scripture speaks to me, while I am reading. Still read from my regular Bible as well as my Nook Bible.Sometimes in Sunday School some of the ladies bring their Bible in an IPad to follow along with the teachers version that they don't have in book form.it's still precious to us no matter what style we choose or version.
Dorcas, thanks for clearing that up for me I have not had too much trouble reading KJV and like you I sometimes read the NKJV to clear something up. It's these newer versions coming out now that I feel uncomfortable reading. I have a dear christian friend that has a hard time reading KJV,so she prefers the Good News Bible that is paperback and popular with the teenagers. I never condemned her for that. Whatever, as long as she is growing in Christ so be it.
Thanks, Dorcas for the information about James Smith and his Daily Remembrance. You know, I get so much out of these type daily devotions for some reason. I will definitely get it. Jim Lincoln, well, that is a possibility that they will bring their own religious beliefs with them but no one will be reading anything out loud, just bringing their Bible or whatever. When they go to college, they will be facing this same situation with professors teaching classes of Evolution.You disagree, that's fine. You have a right to your opinion. Have a blessed day. I have always read from the King James Version, I feel a little uncomfortable with some but I do read read the New King James Version sometimes. I am very leery of the newer translations out now.
What did people do before the printing press was invented and the Bible as we know it today was given to us. I read the Bible everyday on my nook along with Matthew Henry's commentary along with devotionals by Charles Spurgeon, A.W. Tozer. Daily Bread, Streams in the Desert. Takes about an hour including prayer time. Then read the articles on SermonAudio. I agree, that whatever the kids feel comfortable reading, that's what they should feel free to bring. I take my Bible to Church and read from that during the sermon. Just saying, you may see it differently and that's fine also.
Thanks, MS for your response and apologize for the "ruffled feathers". After I commented, I actually wanted to take it back because it wasn't that important to get silly about. I uaually ignore and try not to "sweat the small stuff".At least I feel better now that I could give you my apologes. We have a lot more important things going on than this, anyway.
Actually, MS, I was just stating my opinion as well and btw, I don't get my theology from the "boxoffice". Apparently, you never watched this movie, so you have no idea what I am talking about. God can use any means he so wishes to get his message across. The Isrealites fought many wars and God helped them win them as long as they were in good standing with him. Sgt. York prayed by himself to see what he needed to do and he did what he felt in his heart to do. Why don't you watch the movie before you start ridiculing others that see things different from you.Do we as Christians sit back and let the evil of the world take over. We, as Americans, have fought many wars to keep our freedom. Was it wrong to kill Indians that are shooting arrows to kill someone that was trying to settle in a new land? Only God has the answers to these diffucult questions. We have our "opinions". To clear things up, my theology came from the Bible as taught in the Baptist Church.
Jim, wasn't that the best movie to bring glory to God? The woman that played his mother I heard was just like his real mother. It was one of the older movies and was more true to life. You are right, his pastor didn't give him any help but God used someone over him in the army to help him understand. My husband, not a christian wanted me to tape it because he would watch it everytime it came on. Another seed planted. Btw thanks for making me feel better with your comment.
Btw, thanks so much penned, Dorcas, Ladybug for reminding all of us, the horrible suffering going on with fellow Christians and the persecutions going on in other places. My heart has been moved to pray for them everyday. We get caught up in the debates and need to be reminded of this. That's the most important thing of all.
Have learned quite a lot from links given on here. So many know so much more than I do on here, that I'm fearful of quoting anything on here because 9 times out of 10 I'll be proven wrong. Thanks Dorcas, Ladybug, pennned, Jim for all the links to sort out the truth. Now, what about the Ten Boone family, anything out of sorts going on with them? Hope not. I have enough egg on my face and so tired of eating crow! Have a blessed day all. See you around, maybe.
We have a special place for the deaf to sit and they have someone that signs to them as the songs are sung and the message is given. They sign during the songs and to me it is very moving watching them worshipping God in their own way. At the nursing homes and assisted living places we sang the song leader would always have older songs for them to sing along to eg Amazing Grace, At the Cross. I noticed that when we would sing those songs with them, heads were raised that had been down and joy seemed to fill the room as these precious people would sing out those songs that they knew and loved so well. Just us and a piano player brought joy to them and to us. To me that's real worship from the heart.
SteveR, if you have an excellent choir that you feel is a blessing, then you are very blessed indeed. I used to sing in the choir that sang in nursing homes and that was a blessing for me because the songs were what I have alwsys sang in my church all my years in church.The music in our church service now is very different. I made mention once to balance the music out. A few tradional songs and a few praise songs for those who seem to enjoy a more lively service. I look around at the elderly ones that come from retirement homes maybe, some on walkers, and then we have the younger ones that actually dance to the music, some in the choir are doing the same so just give us a balance and everybody goes home blessed by the music.
Btw, if that was Jim Lincoln, that said that it happened 11 yrs ago then that would be baby Bushes's fault instead of Obamacare, I read the article on my tablet. I had to play with boys a lot as a kid and we put caps in our real looking guns and didn't have to say "pew,pew".