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Posted: 9/29/2011 4:08:17 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by DiscoD69:



I apologize for the bad taste of my joke.

Just find it hard to imagine how you guys can have a discussion about anything with SirJohnDrake preaching like that. 

completely agree.  

plus, he's just copy and pasting some dude's blog.
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Posted: 9/29/2011 5:47:04 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by sims_key:


completely agree.  

plus, he's just copy and pasting some dude's blog.

he gives christians a bad name
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Posted: 10/2/2011 3:16:02 PM

Good afternoon everybody!...how is everyone today on this beautiful, warm Sunday the 2nd day of October?...I'm fine myself thankyou!

Let me start today with the Lord's prayer. Ok let's bow our heads and pray.

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.----Matthew 6:9:13

Praise the Lord Almighty!!

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Posted: 10/2/2011 3:30:14 PM

The Book of Revelation

The author was John the apostle, written around A.D. 95, from the island of Patmos

How could Christians of the first century remain faithful to their Lord when faced with fierce persecution and even death? The answer is simple: hope. Though the world around them was hostile and appeared to be winning the battle, Christians of the first century could stand firm because they knew the end of the story: Jesus Christ and his saints would be victorious in the end. This is the message of the book of Revelation. The first three chapters of the book are written as letters to various churches in Asia Minor, warning them against their specific shortcomings. The rest of the book recounts a fantastic vision involving bizarre creatures, divine beings, symbolic signs and numbers, and various plagues and curses. The meaning of this vision is related to the final judgment. At God's appointed time, Jesus Christ will come in glory and reveal himself to the entire world as the sovereign Lord. Those who love him will be glad, but those who do not love him will be afraid, for they will be allied with Satan in a battle doomed to failure. Ultimately, Jesus Christ will defeat them and usher in his eternal Kingdom. The book of Revelation provides a fitting end to the Bible's grand story about God and humanity.

Praise the Lord Almighty!!

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Posted: 10/2/2011 3:47:12 PM

THE HIDDEN TREASURE AND THE PEARL OF GREAT VALUE

"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it." ---Matt. 13:44-46

The kingdom of heaven is pictured as a treasure in these two parables. The first parable tells us that some stumble onto the treasure by chance. The second says some are prepared by training to find it and will actively seek it. Both stories agree that, when His kingdom is found, there is but one entrance, one key--sacrifice. Finder's Keepers only if the finder abandons all else. This means recognizing that the vital, transforming experience of Christ is worth more than anything else in the world. Further, it means relinquishing to Him ownership and control of our lives.

Praise the Lord Almighty!!

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