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Forum: Prayer&Praise
 Topic: Pray for my daughter
Pray for my daughter [message #754854] Thu, 28 June 2012 14:46
Char in MO  is currently offline Char in MO
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There is a ball game tonight and its 107!!! Exclamation

They did fine and won!




They had their tournament Tuesday night and they won 1st!!! Way to go Cardinals!!! You can see the pic on my facebook page. Smile

[Updated on: Thu, 05 July 2012 07:30]


Love and prayers,
Char , ( recently widowed) mom to ds (26),dd (22), dd(19),dd (13)
 Topic: Continuing to pray for all the requests here...
Continuing to pray for all the requests here... [message #758623] Wed, 08 August 2012 06:47
Tamara Eaton
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I'm continuing to pray for all the requests here...just have a difficult time keeping up with posting responses to both the board here and the FB CHFWeb prayer group page. Usually I just respond on FB, but I am checking here, too, to make sure I'm not missing anyone. Smile

With love and hugs,
Tamara


Blessings,
Tamara

"There is always enough time to do the will of God. Don't Waste Your Life!"
 Topic: Praying for North Korea....
Praying for North Korea.... [message #759972] Wed, 22 August 2012 03:28
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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http://www.persecution.com/public/newsroom.aspx?story_ID=NTM z


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Praying for all of these requests today!
Praying for all of these requests today! [message #763022] Sat, 29 September 2012 07:59
Diana P.  is currently offline Diana P.
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Bringing all of these prayer concerns before our Heavenly Father today, and believing for all of God's highest and His best for everyone and their families here.

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:6-7


Grace & Peace,
Diana

"Do your best, then rest"

 Topic: Thanking God for gifts...
Thanking God for gifts... [message #764020] Fri, 12 October 2012 12:31
99loons  is currently offline 99loons
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Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17

Was thanking God this morning for the gift of being able to forgive and not growing bitter.

Brought me about to the gift of repentance and being thankful that this gift, so underserved was given to me, a woman who thought she was saved already.

What gifts has God given you? What gifts has He given that may not have seemed like gifts at the time?


I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.
~from Ecclesiastes 3:14~
 Topic: I pray, even if I don't post...
I pray, even if I don't post... [message #766870] Sat, 17 November 2012 04:31
Kate Megill  is currently offline Kate Megill
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Just wanted to say again that I pray for the requests posted here even though I seldom post. This is always the first and last section I check...and when time is limited, THE ONLY section I check when I'm online. And I pray for all the requests.


In His Joy and Grace,

Kate

 Topic: Dreams of Jesus
Dreams of Jesus [message #773128] Sun, 10 February 2013 09:42
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Praying!! A missionary friend pointed this out: http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/visions-of-jesus-appearing-to-mus lims/


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Answer to prayer
Answer to prayer [message #776551] Fri, 05 April 2013 15:01
Rosemary-MI  is currently offline Rosemary-MI
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I have a large post in Titus Two because that's where this whole saga was mostly discussed.

Basically my mom told my brother to butt out and said she wants them out of her house.

PRAISE GOD!!
Rosemary


I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!
 Topic: Maine forest fire...
Maine forest fire... [message #778095] Tue, 30 April 2013 14:05
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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An acquaintance lives just a few miles from here and is concerned:

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/1356278


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Praying for these requests! So many needs, but God has them in His Hands! nt
Praying for these requests! So many needs, but God has them in His Hands! nt [message #779839] Thu, 30 May 2013 05:28
Bonnie  is currently offline Bonnie
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Bonnie
 Topic: Prayer for a friend please
Prayer for a friend please [message #795383] Mon, 10 February 2014 08:20
Teri in AZ  is currently offline Teri in AZ
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We have a youngish friend, Andy, who has stage 4 testicular cancer. He was a very close friend with my dss when they were in school. They've drifted because Andy went in the Army and Andrew went into the Marines. I found out over the weekend that Andy is having severe financial difficulties because the VA has messed up his pay and he's not received any checks for six months. They are at the end of their financial rope, and next week he goes into the hospital for chemo and a stem cell transplant.

On his behalf, I called our local Congressman, and they seem willing to help him. We are going to provide food, at this point a gift card to the local grocery, and I think several other people are going to do the same. Please pray that the Congressman will be able to help get his benefits issue resolved.

Andy is/professed to be a believer, but I am fairly certain he has walked far, far away. Please pray for us as we reach out to him, and for God to work in his life. Also, please pray that the chemo/stem cell transplant are successful. He has a wife and three children, the oldest is in 3rd grade, my Matt works in his classroom - which he just discovered last week.


Teri in AZ

God is still on the Throne.
 Topic: UPDATING MILITARY PRAYER LIST
UPDATING MILITARY PRAYER LIST [message #799312] Mon, 05 May 2014 02:24
Jen E.  is currently offline Jen E.
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Would you please give updates IN THE MILITARY PRAYER LIST THREAD for soldiers/sailors/airmen/Marines who need prayer, so that I can update the list?
 Topic: baby braxton update
baby braxton update [message #803106] Thu, 31 July 2014 02:49
KarenB  is currently offline KarenB
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Grandma emailed me the other day with updates that baby is doing good.

He has a public facebook page if you are interested.
https://www.facebook.com/praying4braxton

He is so teeny.


I serve a Risen Savior.

 Topic: For all those traveling on this stormy long weekend
For all those traveling on this stormy long weekend [message #806973] Wed, 26 November 2014 10:52
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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And for all the workers plowing, handling air travel, doing traffic safety, etc.

Dd Kati and her dh will be out plowing tonight for quite a few hours, I think.


Lisa T.
 Topic: My friend B...
My friend B... [message #811722] Fri, 29 May 2015 21:53
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Whose gf and kids are in a shelter is thinking about going to a church...a guy from church made contact with him and invited him...he lives in another state. Please pray for god to draw him to himself....


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Beau Biden, son of the VP has died
Beau Biden, son of the VP has died [message #811739] Sat, 30 May 2015 22:16
Leigh  is currently offline Leigh
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He has been battling brain cancer for a while.

Praying for the family. I can't imagine their grief.


Leigh
Tennessee

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

~~Benjamin Franklin

 Topic: Prayer for provision
Prayer for provision [message #813276] Thu, 13 August 2015 07:40
Dimples  is currently offline Dimples
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I broke a tooth a couple of weeks ago and went to my dentist.

After examine, etc., I ended up having a root canal on one tooth, core build up on another, and will need to go back for the broken tooth and have a core build up on it. Apparently, I will either need 3 crowns (1 top, 2 bottom) or a bridge on top and bottom.

We have dental insurance, but fater having a root canal on one yesterday, I have spent 1/2 of my maximum the insurance will pay for the year.

We really don't have the money for this type of dental work. I have to go back on 8/27 to make sure the root canal and other thing he did is doing okay before he begins that process of making the hardware.

I am needing wisdom to know exactly what to do - keep going with this, repair the other tooth and wait on hardware, or what. We also could use a MAJOR "blessing of funds" right about now. Smile

Also, prayer for peace. Dental work is my least favorite thing in life! Crying or Very Sad
 Topic: Please pray for my neighbor...
Please pray for my neighbor... [message #815120] Thu, 17 December 2015 18:20
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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....his daughter goes to asana at church...she recently came to know the lord...the new pastor is going to present the gospel to the parents tonight....pray!


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Safe travel...
Safe travel... [message #818729] Thu, 03 November 2016 08:14
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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Dh and I leave tomorrow for our trip to Barcelona. We are looking forward to seeing all the great art, and eating wonderful food!

I am not looking forward to dealing with a long flight, finding our way through Heathrow, and the whole travel thing...so please say a little prayer that our flights are on time and everything about our travel goes smoothly on Friday and Saturday (and when we return next week)!

Thank you!


Lisa T.
 Topic: Prayer for ...
Prayer for ... [message #819448] Thu, 26 January 2017 22:25
~Janice  is currently offline ~Janice
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my son Jacob please! Thanks.


TAKE TIME FOR FRIENDS!

Janice T. ~ CHF member since 09/97 ~
Mom to four - ds 28, dd 26, dd 24 and ds 21 - and wife to my sweet husband Richard.
Forum: BibleIssues
 Topic: CHFWeb Statement of Faith
CHFWeb Statement of Faith [message #348] Wed, 20 April 2005 23:32
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Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the only infallible authoritative Word of God. (II Tim. 3:16)

We believe God is one divine Spirit eternally manifested as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Jn 10:29f; Jn 10:30 ; Jn 15:26)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His visible and physical return to earth.

We believe all have sinned and as a result are alienated from God (Rom. 3:23, 5:12), and that eternal redemption is only brought about by faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 10: 9-10; Eph. 2:8-9).

We believe that if one rejects the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ, he subjects himself to eternal damnation and separation from God the Father and will spend eternity in a literal place called hell (Rev. 21:8).

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (Rom. 8:13-14; I Cor. 3:16, 6:19-20; Eph. 4:30, 5:18).

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
 Topic: This was supposed to be under Wendy W's Post
This was supposed to be under Wendy W's Post [message #22128] Wed, 15 June 2005 15:06
Mom2jak  is currently offline Mom2jak
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Sorry Rolling Eyes

[Updated on: Wed, 15 June 2005 16:20]


****Jesus is Lord****



Psalm 27
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

 Topic: Interesting post on gospel by Kevin Megill
Interesting post on gospel by Kevin Megill [message #47996] Thu, 29 September 2005 11:06
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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It's here:

http://chfweb.net/library/77265.html


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Matthew 18:19-20
Matthew 18:19-20 [message #90740] Mon, 13 February 2006 00:18
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Dh and I are just wondering what everyones take is on these verses are? We have heard a lot of reference to prayer from these verses yet it doesn't seem to fit within the context. When I am refering to prayer it's like the selfish prayer mentality. If these verses are about prayer can you help us to understand how you go from confronting a brother with his sin to praying and receiving what you ask for in prayer? We can understand prayer in a restorative sense but not the "name it and claim it" sense that we have so often heard it being used as.

Karen
 Topic: Bunny Trail from the divorce thread: What does it mean to be under grace vs under the law?
Bunny Trail from the divorce thread: What does it mean to be under grace vs under the law? [message #123897] Thu, 25 May 2006 17:54
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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And why?


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Verses for happiness/joy?
Verses for happiness/joy? [message #135552] Tue, 27 June 2006 00:56
Elizabby  is currently offline Elizabby
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Does anyone have any favourite verses for when they happy/joyful or which remind them of the joy of God in creation, salvation or the other joys which I'm sure God has?

I'll start with:

Psalm 100! Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. (We had a great song with this in it, and I love the image of the whole earth singing including rocks and trees! Very Happy )

Psalm 104:33 I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

Isaiah 42:10 Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them.

Ezra 3:11 With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD : "He is good; his love to Israel endures forever."


And I never get tired of Genesis 1:27, 31.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them... God saw all that he had made, and it was very good!

I love it that we women are made in the image of God as much as men! I love it that He enjoyed creating us and that we are also creative! I love it that He found us "very" good, which is even better than the rest of Creation, which was also good.

What are your favourite joy verses?


Your sister in Christ,

Elizabby

Evie is six, Zoe is four, and Benji is two!

Not online as much these days, contact me through email or my blog if you want to talk to me!
 Topic: The Women Who “Heard” Isaiah
The Women Who “Heard” Isaiah [message #180404] Fri, 03 November 2006 11:05
bwsmith  is currently offline bwsmith
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Real women heard Isaiah's words. These women suffered in ways with which we may be familiar – and in ways we cannot imagine. They tasted the victory and exhilaration some of us have been privileged to experience. Some only hoped of deliverance in the world to come, as we must hope.

A Daughter in Zion

By the 6th century B.C. Judah had seen the Assyrians crush Samaria and deport the Northern Kingdom of Israel to Assyria in 723 B.C. A Jewish woman would have been familiar with the prophet who was commissioned by God himself. She would have heard his fiery condemnation of Judah’s priests and rulers; likewise, she would have heard his stinging denunciation of women who spurned their jealous God (Read Isaiah 3:14-17)

Can you see any application of what she heard to your daily life? How frequently are you praying for your church leaders, for those who rule, locally and nationally? How routinely do you serve “the poor?” How are pride and unwise passion robbing you of joy? Given the Lord’s affliction of ancient Jewish women, what do you fear He might well do to women in the church?

A Daughter of Zion in Babylon
Imagine now a great-granddaughter of that an actual Jewish woman who reaped the reward of her people’s stiff necks. As part of the remnant who survived, this exiled woman had seen atrocities we in the 21st century have frequently been spared. Her days may have been long and lonely, filled with backbreaking labor, or mind-numbing routine. Perhaps her health and strength were failing and she did not expect to see with her earthly eyes the return to Jerusalem, Isaiah's words gladdened in her heart: "Comfort, Comfort my people . . . your Redeemer, (a protector, obligated because he is family!) comes?”

While her Babylonian captors might have been allowed her some freedoms, the Babylonian culture did not esteem women, unlike her God. (See Proverbs 31) Even if she financially prospered, as many exiles did, this daughter of Zion knew many troubles, and she would have many sorrowful memories.

If she were a young child in 586 B.C., she saw the fierce Babylonian warriors overrun Jerusalem after a devastating siege. She may have witnessed cannibalism – or worse. (Isaiah 9:20-21) She may have seen her father run through with a sword; her mother, brutalized; and the hope of a godly husband destroyed as the young men she knew were killed or enslaved. In exile, perhaps the child she bears had blood of her oppressors brutally mixed with her own. Possibly, just as she grew to love and treasure the gifts of life God had portioned her, her sons were conscripted into that army of strange and fierce warriors who caused her grief; her daughters might have been taken to serve at the palace, or in homes – away from her protection and training.

The only the traces of her former life were in the word of God, which exiles lovingly preserved on precious scrolls carried to Babylon. Temple worship was impossible. So to remember her God, she would come to a synagogue in Babylon (Psalm 137). (Synagogues, "congregations," appear to have arisen during the Exile, in absence of temple worship). She might clearly recall how the Babylonians swept into Jerusalem and why. So, she might teach the younger women their history. (Read 2 Chronicles 36:15-22, also 2 Kings 25).

Do you know “church” history well enough to teach younger women? Do you know God’s promises well enough to teach younger women?

An Exile’s Daughter’s Offspring
What of the young Jewish women, born in captivity, who listened to Psalm 137? One might sit quietly in the synagogue, puzzling over the words Isaiah. What did his words mean to her? (Read Isaiah 53:1-6)

How would her heart have received the promise, "I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins."? (Isaiah 43: 25) If she could describe her comfort of the assurance if sins forgiven, what would she say to us, who have no familiarity blood sacrifices?

You and I never witnessed Temple sacrifices – like, that young girl born hundreds of miles from Jerusalem, we have never seen an animal slaughtered to atone for our transgressions. What comfort is there for you and me in the promises of Isaiah – do they change anything we face today?

A Babylonian Daughter of Zion?
Perhaps a Babylonian woman watched the influx of exiles to her city. The Jewish women were remote, unwilling to cook and keep house like the Babylonian women. No statues of deities graced their homes. To whom, then did they pray?

A Babylonian woman may have heard the Hebrew God’s claim, HE arranged Babylonian’s victory and was planning their defeat. (Read Isaiah 13) She had heard that the writings of a prophet, Isaiah, comforted the Jews that a terror named Cyrus will slam down on her culture. (Read Isaiah 45:1, or 47)

Could this God, will this God of the Hebrews, protect her, given the rising threat of the Medes, the uncertainty of her times?

If we could understand their language, what would each woman say about the predictability and reliability of Jehovah, the Lord of Hosts – the Holy One of Israel? What do you say? (Read Isaiah 33:6)


You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. ~Uncle Remus

bwsmith
 Topic: High priests breastplate
High priests breastplate [message #228785] Fri, 23 February 2007 17:25
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Have you ever done a study on the High Priest's breastplate in the Tabernacle? I keep coming up against brick walls. I get as far as what the stones were and which tribes they represent, but they appear in a different order in Rev. Just trying to do some digging and find out as much as poss. I have studied the furniture and the 'typology' there. Its fascinating......
 Topic: Digging in to Job...
Digging in to Job... [message #282546] Thu, 24 May 2007 10:30
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Job means hated; I never knew that.

What does Job 1:5 mean -- any idea? "Job would send and sanctify them" -- send what or where and sanctify who or what? How could Job's sacrifice sanctify someone else's possible sins?

And what were the feasts on the appointed days?

First I thought they each had a day of the week to host dinner. Is it birthdays or holy days? But 'when the days of feasting had run their course' -- then Job did the sending and sanctifying.

Also, where is Uz? It means 'wooded'.

[Updated on: Fri, 25 May 2007 16:13]


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Presence
Presence [message #336738] Tue, 16 October 2007 11:13
Anonymous for now
As i'm going through my things to pack, i came across something i wrote some time ago. I was apparently musing about how God works in our lives - does He really help us make little decisions, big decisions, truly intervene in our lives? Are we only helped with spiritual issues, morals? What's the incentive for someone to 'seek God'? As i read, i saw that i suddenly just wrote "Friends, He is our friend. Friends don't have to DO anything, we just enjoy their company, their presence. That's it!"
THEN i wrote: The song Presence just came on - cool!"
These are always meaningful moments to me; just rereading it and remembering it is almost as good as when it happened the first time!

We may think about our friendships but i've never wondered 'why should i be friends with this person, what do they do for me?' I just call them up and talk to them and enjoy them. Or go see them just to BE with them.

I've never liked the term 'practicing the presence of God'. I don't have a friend over and forget they're here! Though i guess that can happen if enough little ones running around get you too distracted Smile ) When i was married, i didn't have to 'practice' being with my husband or remembering he was there. He just was, whether physically at the moment or not.
Maybe the difference is that people are visible. But who needs to see a family member walk in to know they're in the house? You can feel their presence or absence. That used to drive my son crazy, he's not a parent yet. He was next door at my sister's, i expected him home at whatever time, he was 17 or 18 then. I was already in bed, but once it was too late, i woke up and called to make sure everything was still okay. He asked what woke me up; when i told him that it was getting late and i woke up because he didn't come in, he was totally confused. "Mom, it makes sense that you wake up WHEN i come in, noise or something, how can you wake up because i DIDN'T?!" When he's a parent, he'll understand.
If it's like that with our children, with our family, how much more is it like that with our GOD?

Once again i'm on the computer instead of finishing packing, going to withdraw my son from school, cleaning, etc. My favorite is writing and talking about the Lord who IS my life, does the rest really matter?
Yes, i guess it does. It would be weird for one of your children to just sit at your feet staring at you. Then when you ask, "What are you doing?" and they answer, "Loving you." That would be ... i don't know, something, okay for a bit but then what. I can understand now why there are creatures in heaven just facing God singing HOLY HOLY HOLY. I've been overcome like that before, we need glorified bodies to ever be able to do anything else if we're going to have to.
 Topic: Exodus ch 3 (continuing from Kate's thread)
Exodus ch 3 (continuing from Kate's thread) [message #389995] Sat, 22 March 2008 17:25
Elizabby  is currently offline Elizabby
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The name of God as given to Moses is IMO very interesting. He doesn't name himself as anything to do with himself, if you KWIM. Not "Most Holy" or "Most High" or even "Most Merciful" but he names himself for the people he has interacted with and the promises he has made - for his words and actions in history. Very much a relationship God! And of course after this he is known as "The One who brought you out of Egypt" which continues the same theme. I never noticed that before!


Your sister in Christ,

Elizabby

Evie is six, Zoe is four, and Benji is two!

Not online as much these days, contact me through email or my blog if you want to talk to me!
 Topic: Reason to keep up Bible reading!
Reason to keep up Bible reading! [message #418865] Thu, 12 June 2008 10:25
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Proper Plumbline – Thoughts on Daniel 5:27 by C. H. Spurgeon

Quote:

Proper Plumbline – Thoughts on Daniel 5:27 by C. H. Spurgeon

"Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting."

It is well frequently to weigh ourselves in the scale of God's Word. You will find it a holy exercise to read some psalm of David, and, as you meditate upon each verse, to ask yourself, "Can I say this? Have I felt as David felt? Has my heart ever been broken on account of sin, as his was when he penned his penitential psalms? Has my soul been full of true confidence in the hour of difficulty as his was when he sang of God's mercies in the cave of Adullam, or in the holds of Engedi? Do I take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord?"

Then turn to the life of Christ, and as you read, ask yourselves how far you are conformed to His likeness. Endeavour to discover whether you have the meekness, the humility, the lovely spirit which He constantly inculcated and displayed.

Take, then, the epistles, and see whether you can go with the apostle in what he said of his experience. Have you ever cried out as he did--"O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death"?

Have you ever felt his self-abasement? Have you seemed to yourself the chief of sinners, and less than the least of all saints?

Have you known anything of his devotion? Could you join with him and say, "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain"? If we thus read God's Word as a test of our spiritual condition, we shall have good reason to stop many a time and say, "Lord, I feel I have never yet been here, O bring me here! give me true penitence, such as this I read of. Give me real faith; give me warmer zeal; inflame me with more fervent love; grant me the grace of meekness; make me more like Jesus. Let me no longer be 'found wanting,' when weighed in the balances of the sanctuary, lest I be found wanting in the scales of judgment."

"Judge yourselves that ye be not judged."


So often, if I slide into the dumps, it is because I have neglected to seek first His Kingdom!


You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. ~Uncle Remus

bwsmith
 Topic: God's Mercy
God's Mercy [message #442443] Mon, 18 August 2008 10:51
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Yesterday, reading Mr. Spurgeon I realized how perfunctorily I had been in thinking about mercy. How we describe people, places or things reveals what we believe about them. What do you believe about God’s mercy? What are adjectives would you use to describe God’s mercy (a.k.a. loving kindness)?

If you, like I, have not meditated upon the mercy of the Lord, refresh yourself!
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C.H. Spurgeon, on "The mercy of God." Psalm 52:8
Meditate a little on this mercy of the Lord.

It is tender mercy. With gentle, loving touch, He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He is as gracious in the manner of His mercy as in the matter of it.

It is great mercy. There is nothing little in God; His mercy is like Himself--it is infinite. You cannot measure it. His mercy is so great that it forgives great sins to great sinners, after great lengths of time, and then gives great favours and great privileges, and raises us up to great enjoyments in the great heaven of the great God.

It is undeserved mercy, as indeed all true mercy must be, for deserved mercy is only a misnomer for justice. There was no right on the sinner's part to the kind consideration of the Most High; had the rebel been doomed at once to eternal fire he would have richly merited the doom, and if delivered from wrath, sovereign love alone has found a cause, for there was none in the sinner himself.

It is rich mercy. Some things are great, but have little efficacy in them, but this mercy is a cordial to your drooping spirits; a golden ointment to your bleeding wounds; a heavenly bandage to your broken bones; a royal chariot for your weary feet; a bosom of love for your trembling heart.

It is manifold mercy. As Bunyan says, "All the flowers in God's garden are double." There is no single mercy. You may think you have but one mercy, but you shall find it to be a whole cluster of mercies.

It is abounding mercy. Millions have received it, yet far from its being exhausted; it is as fresh, as full, and as free as ever.

It is unfailing mercy. It will never leave thee. If mercy be thy friend, mercy will be with thee in temptation to keep thee from yielding; with thee in trouble to prevent thee from sinking; with thee living to be the light and life of thy countenance; and with thee dying to be the joy of thy soul when earthly comfort is ebbing fast.





You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. ~Uncle Remus

bwsmith
 Topic: Not only Israelites fleed Egypt.
Not only Israelites fleed Egypt. [message #455438] Thu, 25 September 2008 07:59
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Ex 12:38
38 Many people who were not Israelites went with them, along with the many flocks and herds.
NLT

I often love how the *understatement* of Scripture packs a punch. This may not be much of a punch, but it really stood out to me when dgd was reading thru her devotional the other day. I wonder their motives and wonder if they were incorporated into the tribes, or if they just used this opportunity to travel or .... ? Did they also wander for 40 years? Hmmmm.
 Topic: I Samuel 13
I Samuel 13 [message #462240] Sun, 12 October 2008 12:41
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>Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make [them] swords or spears: But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock. Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads. So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that [were] with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found.<

-- I Samuel 13:19-22

I had never seen this until today...I wonder how the Philistines had such influence with the land of Israel to get rid of the blacksmiths?

And I wonder if the situation was part of the reason that the people wanted a king like every one around them?

No wonder they were all trembling and hiding...


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: BT on unity.
BT on unity. [message #594135] Sun, 13 December 2009 22:12
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This came up in SS today, and I thought of Sue's unity thread.

The context of the lesson veered off from the "many antichrists" passage in 1 John 2:18
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Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but the did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.


Long bit of discussion about the "antichrists" and rebellion and apostasy and how God has allowed these folks into the church for his own purposes, and other various things, (in case anyone is questioning my connections...there was a lot I'm leaving out! Smile)and then we talked about these verses:

1 Cor. 11:19,
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for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.


Deut 13:1-3 about prophets leading people astray, and v. 3 says,
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...The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul...


Anyway, I can't repeat the whole sermon, or do justice to the thoughts, but what struck me was the 1 Cor. 11 verse that there MUST BE factions among you so that those who are genuine/approved (depending on version) may be recognized.

The Greek word for faction is the same root from which we get our word heresy KJV says
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For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.



So, although the point of the message wasn't unity in the Body, I found it interesting (and had never really noticed this verse) that factions exist at least in part to distinguish the true believers from the false.

Obviously, there was more to the message, but I thought I'd share that little bit in case anyone was interested in looking at that further.


Blessings,
Lisa R.
 Topic: Obadiah...?
Obadiah...? [message #657067] Sun, 10 October 2010 19:42
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The Obadiah that worked for Ahab and hid the prophets in cave...is it Obadiah the prophet? or someone else?

He seems like an interesting and very brave believer.


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: What does "the last shall be first" mean?
What does "the last shall be first" mean? [message #695738] Tue, 26 April 2011 09:52
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In Matthew 20, what does 'the last shall be first' mean?
 Topic: What is God's glory...
What is God's glory... [message #725452] Mon, 07 November 2011 11:33
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...to you, and what do you base it on?


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Glutton/gluttony...
Glutton/gluttony... [message #728688] Wed, 30 November 2011 10:52
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Dd just asked me if the Bible says that gluttony is a sin. When I looked up the word glutton and went to strongs, it was not defined the way I thought it would be.

So: is gluttony a sin? And what is it, exactly?


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
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