Jim, you are absolutely right, it is a very dangerous job and even children can get hurt. I know of one 10 yr old boy that fell off the tractor he was in with his father. Cut off one of his arms. He had to go Shrinerās Hospital for free as He grew the stub grew as well and had to be removed. So sad but he did survive .
Hi John, it is so refreshing and uplifting to read others as they comment and you learn pretty quick how God can use even those that oppose us to learn something even if itās patience.You are so right about me as my comments have to do mainly with what God has done in my life. I got on here as an accidental thing or was it? I keep saying I need to get off, I donāt fit in, make people angry etc, but thereās you and one or two more that care what I have to say. Our church is a sponsor of the place I adopted Ronald āCompassion ā I noticed a sign in the Church and realized there were others as well..very blessed to be a part of his life.They are no longer allowed in India, and so that door closed. Like your comments because they are informative and helpful as well. Feel Godās Love for Him and others. Others on here sometimes e-mail each other and that makes a difference also to be closer.
John Uk, just wanted to thank you for the reminder to not worry. To me worry is actually wrong when we are serving the living Savior. Most of my devotions lately have been on trust to stand still and allow God to do whatever needs to be done. Anyway, I am at peace and back on here getting encouragement from dear Christian friends (you being one) and sermon audio news. Very helpful in my walk with God. Austin was in recently and is back in the states until he is finished with his time in the Marines.
Another Michael, Your comments make al lot more sense with the parable you add ed to it. Sometimes peopleās comments go over my head and I canāt see where itās coming from or where itās going.I do believe it has to do with not wanting to. If you really love God you do indeed delight in pleasing Him and serving Him with your whole heart, mind, soul and body. He makes it easy to do so at least that has been my experience.
Dr. Tim, Jesus plucked corn on the Sabbath to feed hungry disciples, healed on the Sabbath against the Pharisees rules and regulations which they were clinging to rather than seeking the new way of Jesusās new covenant minus all the ritual and only pointed to Him as their salvation. We are no longer bound by them but again being saved is only through the blood of Jesus , keeping His commandments is not for salvation but shows our love for God and fellow man . My Christian son is a medical professional (puts patients to sleep for surgery) and in a group that rotates weekends and there are times he canāt attend his Church with his family but he goes when he can. Yes, the same son I had to make attend church when he was home!! The younger son a devout Christian as well attends every Sunday but goes out to eat later with his family. Again, I let God rule and reign and guide.
Hi Christopher, Iām having a hard time understanding as well. Jesus said, if you love me you will keep my commandments. The commandments that have to do with Jesusās statement of Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul,and body and love your neighbor as yourself. That statement is all inclusive of your love of God. Paul started churches, wrote letters to those that needed words of encouragement, warning to those that were getting off truths into error. He mentioned gifts to be used in as well as out of church setting. He revisits them when able. I liked what you said in partly jest about the excuses people will use to not go or not stay in churches. Couldnāt help laughing but truth it is nevertheless. Hyper Grace says we are free from the Laws of God but Jesus says, I came not to do away with the Law but to fulfill it. You say to not commit adultry, I say, to even lust after a woman (man) is to commit adultry in your heart. Donāt murder you say, I say to have hate in our heart is committing murder in our heart. The Spirit within us gives us power to be overcomers of sin. Repent and confess that sin and move on. God knows the heart and itās motives.
John Uk, I agree with you. Very good reasoning and observations, a discerning of the time we are now living in. My thoughts exactly as I watch and pray. So much like the days of Noah our Lord said to those asking what the signs of His coming would be. And the times will only worsen as we draw closer, as a womanās birth pains grow harder and more painful as her child is being birthed, Paul said. You mentioned an elder Christian woman as your friend. Exactly how old was she? I ask because I am in a Sunday Class of elderly women and one man about my age. The ladies are 80,90 and one almost 100. They make me feel special and I laugh because they tell me I am just a baby when I talk about aging joints etc. They keep me amazed at attending church on walkers and canes and never complain except one lady today was upset because they had to take her car away from her. Sheās been having small strokes and memory problems. Love being around them and hope I am a blessing to them as well!! We always seem to be on the same page with our beliefs (most of the time)
Cont. why after all these years it is being brought up. If it was still happening I could understand. By the way, I never worked again until my kids were in elementary school and I was a substitute teacher, mainly to get to know the teachers and keep up with them.Thatās a whole different story, actually made me thankful I didnāt pursue my education to become a teacher š my place was home raising my family.
Has anyone noticed how fast things are changing? The preachers are not as finery as they once were, some still are but most arenāt. Itās like the church is trying too hard not to offend and think like the world does. Our church still has old values and interesting thing is our pastor once invited Moore to speak at our church right after he refused to allow the 10 commandments to be taken down from the court house. I think he was a Judge at that time or someone that had influence in the judicial system. He may be a different person now than he was at 32. Saul became Paul and totally different person after his encounter with Christ. My son is a totally different person now than he was at age 16, after he had an encounter with Christ and he was not even attending any church at the time! He has an amazing testimony. Never, ever give up praying for your loved ones. My dad, in a nursing home finally gave his life to Christ three months before he got sick and died at 84 years old. I was age 17 working my first job when I was harassed by the manager who was married with 3 children. The other women thought he was cool so I never told them what he was doing to me. All the details of the harassment but I did tell my mother and she wasnāt surprised when I got fired. So I am not excusing wha
I really find it more honoring to God to find a place to worship on Sunday and to have a day of rest. Maybe itās no longer required as some have said but I find it very important to keep that day as different from the rest, so I relax as much as possible. You personally do not have to go shopping or out to eat ( which I hate to do anyway because it is so crowded with church people more so than any other time of the week).
The Methodist church my mother and her family attended was a small church in a very small town. They had no transportation other than a wagon pulled by their mule that did other work as well. Grandfather was a farmer and devout Christian. Nothing like the United Methodist of today that is more liberal in their beliefs. I learned a lot as a girl in the Wesleyan Methodist The Church my friend attended and his family allowed me to go with them as my mother was unable to go anymore to her church. I always wanted to go to church. No one had to make me. I find that kinda strange in a way compared to the struggle I had getting four kids ready for church every Sunday š¤I know we are in a spiritual war and it is obviously getting worse.
Hey John Uk, yes, you are so right!! The media and people that write the scripts are so ungodly that I find it hard to find a movie that I can watch!! I lived in a small town In Arkansas that had acres of land down in the Bottoms near The levees of the Red River. I went to a small church with some of the farmers that owned these lands and they were the richest ones in that area. Raised rice, soybeans and corn. Very godly people. Right before we left the Mennonites came in bought their land as they retired. The pastor of their church bought our house as we were getting ready to leave as well. They also brought land to farm because their preachers had to work. They had a School and one of their teachers came from Alabama, my home state. I found their way of life interesting. Not much mingling with town folks but were honest, hard working and well liked.
The service he belonged to and convicted him of abuse of wife and step son and was discharged from the Air Force, had not put it in the armed force data base allowing him to pass all requirements to buy fire arms. Had it been in there he could not own a gun. So sad one of the fatalities was pregnant. Prayers for the family of each death and recovery for wounded.
Ladybug Franklin is not Billy and you would have to know why they believe as they do I refuse to stand in judgment of any church or man of God that has beliefs that differ from me why do you worry about SBC and me and others that just donāt get it and yet see you as a Christian. I am reading a wonderful book by Dr. Robert Jeffress, that I picked up in the library at church.ā Not All Roads Lead to Heaven ā..Sharing an Exclusive Jesus in an Inclusive World. Only read a few chapters and is answering questions that I have wondered and pondered about. Any time something really bothers me, God helps me with it just as He did Job and Elijah under the Juniper Tree. Fed him and took to a cave and spoke to him in a still small voice what he wanted him to do next. Me I am just waiting for what He wants me to do next. Have a good night but Iāve grown tired of trying to type on this iPhone.
Cont. Now John answered and said,,āMaster, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow with us.āv50, But Jesus said to him,ādo not forbid him for he who is not against us is on our side..ā The essential and important thing is does he believe in and accepted Christ into his life and heart and is living that faith out by the fruits he bears, we cannot bear fruit except you abide in Him, follow Him and His teachings. I am a child of God and if I believed error would a loving God leave me in that error after all according to different churches with different beliefs they are the elect and all others are headed to hell where the fire is never quenched. My pastor preached on Hell this morning and it has fired me up to do more to bring the message to everyone I can.If I have no choice in the matter than why would He leave me in error? Love that song and I sing it a lot,ā I know whom I have believed and that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto that day.ā
Breaking news today; a man opened fire on a small Baptist Church, killing 27 or 29 last count and injuring many more. Ages of those killed 2 to 73 yrs old. Pastorās 14 yr old daughter being one. He was shot by a man with a shot gun, outside the church In this small Texas town of 300 I think. Things are getting worse and I think itās time we started encouraging one another and stop the in fighting which accomplishes nothing . When you wound Godās child, you have wounded the apple of His eye. Satan hates God and how does he get to God, by using people, to hurt the cause of Christ. Whether you see it or not , you are either for or against Him. Isnāt that what Jesus told His disciples when they complained about a man who was casting out demons in His name yet refused to follow them?? What did our Lord say to them.?? Luke 9:49
In our bulletin this Sunday morning, about Operation Christmas Child. They will be turned in by November 19. We are encouraging every person at FBC to pack at least one Box this year! Letās break our record and pack 10,000 boxes total! Did you know that every 15 seconds a child somewhere in the world is won to Christ through the Samaritan Purse Operation Shoe Box project. Operation Christmas Child Mission Trlp Nov.27-29. Register now! Our group will be sorting shoeboxes at the Dallas regional warehouse for Samaritan ās Purse. Itās a great way to help in the process to get these boxes to millions of kids around the world! Too busy working for Jesus to sit around and complain about the ones who do!!!
You are so right, John Uk, and it was a reminder to me that some of the most growing I have done has been during the storms of life. After all these years He is still faithful and the same merciful , and loving God He has always been and always will be. Robert E Lee was right education makes us learn to give and take which has been a hard lesson at times.and still learning. His mercies are new every morning and I see that as a clean slate for Him to work on., Ignominious!