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    -God. The Bible. Prayer. Street Evangelism. Non Denominational.
    I would like to see the Body of Christ come together as one. Our guideline must be the Word of God and it rightly divided. Of the 20 some Bible versions I have, I find the KJV to have the most depth.

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  1. Thanks Blood Bought, I use an older digital Cannon T3i, some of it's settings make it much easier than those Pentax K1000, and Minolta X-700 film days. I took a look around for you on posting photos with an iPad on forums, didn't come up with any "how to's." I'll keep an eye out and post if I find any way to do so.
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    post something random

    I sprayed 50 million Hb+Sc+Sf beneficial nematodes on my lawn last week. Their coming for ya gnats & Japanese grub worms!
  3. You just keep sending my wife those Bed Bath & Beyond 20% off one item coupons. They work, she's dragged me in there twice this year!
  4. Hi ya Shel! I picked a few of the end of the year's wild flowers out walking with my wife the other day, and passed them her way. Here, we'll share them with ya via photo. Found this Common Buckeye Butterfly among some of the last of the years wild daises too.
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    The Wordless Book

    Si si Senor' ! I was just mentioning the way in which it is generally done while evangelizing. That did not seem to be covered real well. But one of many ways in which we can prayerfully reach the lost young and old alike!
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    The Wordless Book

    I don't know if your question was ever fully addressed beyond Spurgeon's mention of 3 colors? Before a Christian were to pass these along, a brief explanation is given first prior to handing a recipient one. Giving the recipient a reminder "in color" of what the colors represent pertaining to the Gospel for further reflection later. Prior to a booklet or bracelet being handed out, one briefly walks through the colors as follows, along with a few verses from the Bible. A Gospel Tract accompanying the "color book" is a great idea too! Gold: Representing heaven. A beautiful eternal place where God resides. Revelation 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. Revelation 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. Black: Representing the sinfulness of all people before Almighty God. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; A mention of the eternal darkness of Hell too for any who die without Christ. Psalms 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Red: Representing the precious shed blood of Jesus Christ, that can cleanse anyone who would call upon Him for the forgiveness of their sins. Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: White: Representing the cleansing from our sins and being made clean before God. Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Psalms 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Green: Representing the need for the new Christian to grow in Christ, as we prayerfully look to His Bible for all of life's answers. 1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: I've seen this in a beaded "bracelet" form too with kids, Christian motorcyclist, etc, as they share their faith with other lost. And on tables in a small clear bags, with an explanation included as they hand them out to folks. I've used this form of evangelism/teaching on occasion. There are a few ministries that sell these online.
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    Sweet Lies or Sour Truth?

    Straight forward Truth of the Gospel! In a joyful, sincere and frank manner! Give them His law, followed by God's grace! This is generally my approach, as I reach out to the lost in the streets! Proud folks? For the ever so "proud" who think their "good?" Give these folks God's law which condemns their "goodness." Followed by the frank and forward Gospel in which they can be forgiven through Christ ALONE! Humble? They already know they are condemned as they understand God's law, which condemns them as sinners. Give them God's grace, and Truth of His shed blood that can wash away their sins! God's "law" is servery missing from most pulpits today. A lopsided, worldly "love gospel" has replaced His law in many places! I'm appalled at this sugar coated "gospel." A few dead men that are with our Lord who still speak properly to His law from the past: "Conscience is the internal perception of God's Moral Law." -Oswald Chambers "I have found by long experience that the severest threatenings of the law of God have a prominent place in leading them to Christ: they must see themselves lost before they will cry for mercy; they'll not escape danger until they see it." -A.B. Earl "The wicked never flee from 'the wrath to come' until they are fully satisfied there is wrath" -A.B. Earl Before I can preach love, mercy, and grace, I must preach sin, Law, and judgment. - John Wesley "Lower the law and you dim the light by which man perceives his guilt. This is a very serious loss to the sinner rather than a gain, for it lessens the likelihood of his conviction and conversion...I say you have deprived the gospel of its ablest auxiliary (most powerful weapon) when you have taken away the schoolmaster that is to bring men to Christ.. They will never accept grace until they tremble before a just and holy law. Therefore the law serves most necessary and blessed purpose and must not be moved from its place. -Charles Spurgeon The themes of mercy need, in order fully to reveal their brightness, the dark background of the terrors of the law, for men will never value a Redeemer so well as when they have a very clear consciousness of the ruin from which he has redeemed them. The preciousness of mercy is best known by those who discern the terror of justice. ~Spurgeon Man's ways, works, and religions just won't work! Their NOT getting in! ALL of them are on the "broad path" which leads to eternal destruction. Give them the law, and then give them His glorious Gospel wherein they can be forgiven! " Indeed, so wide is the chasm between Christianity and all the world's religions that it seems equally clear that Christians will definitely arrive at a different eternal destiny from everyone else. Yes, the various religions differ in the details relevant to the appeasement of their particular god or gods and the methods of attaining to nirvana , moksha , or whatever paradise they may offer. However, they all have in common the belief that their religious goals can somehow be achieved through their own good efforts and/or faithful participation in rituals and sacraments. Whether by yoga or paying off bad karma for the Hindu, or by good deeds for the Muslim (or dying in jihad [holy war] or on the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca), or through appeasing the spirits in African tribal religions and Shintoism, or by meditation techniques to escape desire and return to the void for the Buddhist, or by the sacraments of a supposed Christian church--it is all a matter of self-effort, which the God of the Bible firmly tells us He will not accept as even partial payment for having broken His laws. -Dave Hunt excerpt from "Seeking and Finding God." Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. Psalms 51:12-13 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. (13) Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
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    Is Hell Real?

    Some of where my thoughts go with a few photos I took in the below link: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/topic/206327-photographers-lounge-and-more/?do=findComment&comment=2868154 Along with a rich man's real thoughts from Luke 16, who has been in Hell awaiting his judgment for over 2000 years. One day, the rich man's judgment shall come, followed by many others that died on that broad path being tossed into the eternal Lake of Fire: Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. That word "everlasting" applies to not only the Lake of Fire! Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels 2Thessalonians 1:9 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; "Everlasting" applies to Heaven as well! John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Luke 18:29-30 And He said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting. Let us carry His everlasting Gospel in it's Truth as represented in God's Word. Even carrying it as this end time angel in Revelation does, unto all that dwell on the earth! Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
  9. These false "leaders" from the above link really say it all. They are lost themselves, or at best really undiscerning on what the basic things are towards what the Bible teaches on LGBTQ sins! Without real repentance in this, and other nations, I really feel Incest, Pedophilia, and Beastality will soon be following in the nations acceptance of these sexually sinful things... In fact, others "of distinction" have already been meeting to make these sinful things acceptable since 2009... Some of the demonically inspired folks and pastors that will be "teaching" at the "Devoted for Youth Pastors Conference" from the link: Greg Coles ...author of "Single, Gay, Christian" is the story of one person’s journey through these questions. It’s about acting like your own alter ego, about getting epiphanies from mosquitoes, about singing happy birthday to yourself while literally hiding in a closet. It’s about being gay, loving Jesus, and choosing singleness in a world that fears all three. Dr. Nate Collins, (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the president and founder of Revoice, an evangelical organization that supports, encourages, and empowers gay, lesbian, same-sex attracted and other LGBT Christians Heather Schmiedickie is a member of the LOVEboldly Core Team and our Content Coordinator for Devoted For Youth Pastors. Heather felt called to bridge the gap between the conservative church and the LGBT community... Heidi Weaver-Smith is the president and founder of LOVEboldly. Compelled by Christ's interactions with marginalized folks in the Gospels and disturbed by the stories of LGBTQ+ friends who had been treated poorly by Christians, Heidi founded LOVEboldly in 2011. Through her leadership, Heidi empowers LGBTQ+ and straight Christians to step towards loving one another boldly and equips Christians to engage with dignity and civility in the polarizing conversations surrounding faith and sexuality... Alan Chambers is perhaps best known as the final President of Exodus International, the largest ex-gay ministry in the world, which he closed in 2013 with an apology for the harm he believes conservative Christianity has done to the LGBTQ+ community. (Note, this "used to be" a good ministry towards those coming out of the sinful LGBTQ mindset, pointing to repentance in Christ and being set free. It is now reprobate, has left it's godly roots, and now it's past leader here roots for the Enemy of all men's souls.) Christy Messick is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary where she completed her Masters of Divinity in 2012. Christy has ministered in various national and international contexts and has a heart for LGBTQ+ youth and young adult discipleship. She has extensive experience working with those seeking to reconcile their faith and sexual orientations and has worked as a Fellow in the Religion and Faith Department of the Human Rights Campaign, located in Washington, DC. ----------------- Got 10 minutes? Here's a fair review by a Pastor Gabe Hugheson on the above mentioned book by Greg Coles, "Single, Gay, Christian": https://pastorgabehughes.blogspot.com/2017/09/a-review-of-single-gay-christian-by.html His reasoning through God's Word with a woman who self identifies as lesbian, and wants to be a Christian, was done with love, and rightly dividing God's truths!
  10. This was an old house that was demolished with some of the trees about the property pushed onto the pile. About 50' across, and 15' high. As I drove by it in the evening, a controlled burn was being done. I could not help but to think of the awfulness of Hell as I took it in, capturing several shots. Luke 16:19-29 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
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    The Grave, Visit or Not ?

    Amen! The candles now out from under the bushel and shining! Luke 11:33 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. It's never too late to get out and get started and let His Light shine! Particularly in this lost generation! Realizing our lost opportunities is good, when it pricks our conscience to now stand up and make a difference for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! With repentance comes real forgiveness from God. Now that your "out from under the bushel" on the foundation of Christ and looking to see Him glorified, move on with the gold, silver and precious stones! With your change in heart, and continuing on His course, you will not hear that from God! Let it be your prayer, as it often has been mine, to not be a part of the wood, hay, and stubble any longer! 1 Corinthians 3:11-13 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (12) Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; (13) Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. Dennis, although I do not know, I would "guess" you had been praying for these lost, and now deceased, family members, friends? If so, you have no way of knowing how God may have answered those prayers through others! Years ago, I worked at a Christian homeless shelter. A very disturbed man that had his jaw wired shut from a gang beating showed up after he left the hospital. He stayed for a few weeks and recovered, and moved on. The next time I saw him was on the news, turns out he was a regular Bonnie and Clyde of sorts, as he had taken a car at gunpoint, forced the driver to drive while shooting at police who were in pursuit. While no one had been killed in that episode, it turns out he had killed a dozen or more people in the past. Capital punishment by injection was the jury's verdict. (Something I believe in.) On the day he was heading out to be executed, I did find myself asking if I had shared Christ and His gospel with him while at the shelter. I had, and felt some relief in a sense. His last words, per the news, were "Goodbye world." I would add to all Christians here too, a funeral is a place to prayerfully and politely express not only our condolences, but to share the Gospel with the living, whether it be one, or many. Even if we felt the one who died may not have known Christ. I've had several opportunities to stand outside of the funeral parlor while folks are exiting, and prayerfully pass along Gospel tracts upon their leaving. Generally very few refuse. Death is such a final thing, gets folks thinking on their own temporariness on this side of life, wondering if there's anything more when their not Born Again, and of course, we all know, there is! And Heaven or Hell are the only two eternal destinies. For the 1.2 billion in the RCC that believe in Purgatory, be warned, there is no such place. I've got no problem with folks going to the graveyard for a visit, tidying up the place with some reflection on times past as others mentioned. However if their looking into any kind of ancestral worship, (idols) prayers to the dead, (necromancy) or soaking on a grave for any kind of anointing, (heresy) this would be sinfully wrong against God. I would add the graveyard is another place where one can politely share the Gospel, or just quietly pass along a Christian tract to those visiting. I've done this a number of times. I've also enjoyed reaching out to grave diggers a few times with the Gospel, as there are very few people want to talk to them!
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    Pub Theology

    Truly a mess, we have one of those "pub churches" around here. During various festivities, their out with their rock music, advertising for a local beer company, and reaching out to... the lost??? In my reaching out to them one day with the Gospel at a town festivity where they had a stand, and commenting on their beer, they were real jovial like, and mentioning "hey, we don't judge anybody, and like, beers cool, what's the matter with that!" I left them a Christian tract, and they received it with a silly smile... 1 Corinthians 5:11-13 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. (12) For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? (13) But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person. Who knows? Hopefully some will repent and come out?
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    Exalted (Psalm 110) by Shai Linne

    Shai Linne - Exalted (Psalm 110) ft. Joint Heirs Lyrics Verse 1 Picture the risen Christ surrounded by His disciples conducting A vital discussion to give them their final instructions Said the Holy Spirit would fill them with power and might To be His witnesses- a cloud took Him out of their sight Resurrected and glorified, ascended before their eyes He entered into the heavenly courts on high The conquering King was welcomed back to heaven Foretold by the prophets in Daniel chapter seven The angels remained amazed, proclaimed their praise As the Holy Flame ablaze approached the Ancient of Days Imagine the ovation that the hosts of heaven gave to Him Acclamation louder than a thousand packed stadiums He purchased His people, took what they deserved for their evil His work was completed; sin, death and the serpent defeated Psalm 110:1 is massive deep, the Father’s glad to speak To His majesty: “Your task complete, so have a seat!” Hook Praise to the Lord who was crucified Atoned for our sins, in our place He died Raised on high to the Father’s side He’s coming back for His Bride But now He’s exalted Verse 2 As we speak, Jesus is seated in the heavenlies While the Father is steadily defeating His enemies Applying pressure, who can contend with the Lion Whose mighty scepter and rule is extended from Zion? Perfectly, at the end of the second verse I see It looks just like the church to me, this rule is happening currently Yo why do you think the church remains to this hour? The Savior won’t allow her to be by Satan devoured We freely offered ourselves on the day of His power In Holy garments arrayed- we’re the spray of the shower Of a heavenly dew that slowly covers the earth From every nation to show what His suffering’s worth Jesus will keep His treasure, through the roughest seas and weather That He would bleed for our deeds, intercedes- guarantees indeed we’ll be together We can’t conceive the measure of the heaps of pleasure See, whatever we think, it’s even better- Jesus, He’s our priest forever Hook Verse 3 It’s deep and clever, Jesus seems to be stopped when He’s dying The second time around, He comes as a conquering Lion Even kings will be smashed if they wait in His path In blood they’re taking a bath, it’s the day of His wrath His judgment’s execution, Holy, righteous retribution He’ll reverse the curse, but first murk the earth with much worse than electrocution The War’s beginning here- and scores are in despair, It’s corpses everywhere, yeah it’s morbid, but it’s fair He’ll drink from the brook then He’ll look up just like He’s Gideon’s soldiers It’s time for the war, cats rocked to the core, no pity from Jehovah The rule and reign of the Babylonian city is over Christ will bring all of His enemies to a hideous closure The text is warning ya, the Lord is a warrior But for all who repent & believe there’s plenty more in store for ya Worshiping the Lord for all eternity, never exhausted As we proclaim that Jesus Christ is forever exalted! Hook
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    We pray for them and others here with some regularity!
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    VOM Update