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  1. Symplicity of the old country church..

    It has been my experience that healthy churches are growing churches. They are able to reach the teen agers and keep them (unless they move away). Healthy church have a lot of men in attendance and participating as Sunday school teachers. There is a good number of college age and young married couples. The people are real and their lives are consistent--God pleasers not people pleasers. So several of the churches I have attended were planted and grew from 10 to 1500 members in 15-20 years. They outgrew the little country church in a very short time. Sometimes the people who point their fingers at others and yell hell fire and damnation are the ones who may be hiding the sin in their own lives. There is little joy of the Holy Spirit there; instead people are frowning, stern and unfriendly. So I always look for a church in which there was good verse by verse Bible teaching. In one the pastor had a good sense of humor and would get me laughing at myself till my guard was down and the Holy Spirit was able to do a lot of healing, convicting and changing in me to be more like Jesus. Other times God works directly through His word. Where the Holy Spirit is working I am never bored or falling asleep. No one has to shout or condemn to keep me awake. God says "come let us reason together". Jesus said He is gentle and lowly in heart. Mat 11:29 NKJV “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. So look for a little country church that is growing and not dead.
  2. Glad to be here

    Welcome, Loneyes.
  3. Morgan

    Welcome to Worthy, Morgan.
  4. New Member

    Welcome, Mymessage.
  5. Hello

    Hi, Demaris. We welcome you here on Worthy.
  6. hello

    Welcome to Worthy, Dan.
  7. Bonjour

    Welcome to Worthy, Lisanna.
  8. Just walk away

    Welcome to Worthy, Curt.
  9. Hello

    You are welcome here, Hisgal1.
  10. New creation in christ

    Welcome to Worthy, neighbor.
  11. Am I working against myself??

    When Joseph met his brothers and revealed to them who he was, he said "You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good." Satan entered Judas to betray Jesus, and He was sent to the cross. But even that was God's plan from the foundation of the world. God can use evil for good. I certainly don't think it is wrong to pray for anyone's salvation, that their hearts be softened and their eyes opened. Even the archangel said "The Lord rebuke you". I am not sure how much power we have against satan himself, but God has all power. Jud 1:9 NKJV Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!" Fasting and prayer is most useful in keeping us humble and helping us to realize our limitations.
  12. Relationship and marriage

    WE must come to God on His terms, not our own. He is the One in control. He is our Creator God. We bow and submit to Him. So you can't realy bargain with God saying I will obey you if your give me this girl, which is sin. Instead you say I will stay with my wife--nevertheless not my will be done but thine. I choose to love her and repent of the sins of coveting and adultery. God hates divorce. Repenting is choosing to do things God's way and turning away from sin.
  13. Intro

    Welcome to Worthy, Glory. Start by thanking Him for any and all blessings in your life. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Bless His Name. So then praise and worship Him for Who He is--our Creator, Father, Savior, Comforter, Redeemer, healer etc. Then bless Him. He is faithful to us even when we allow our hearts to wander. Fellowship is so important. Is there a small group Bible study that you can join?
  14. Queen Elizabeth 2nd

    Her own faith was called into question by her attitude toward Dianna's marriage to her son, and to her son's lover. Some of our own presidents also have had disgraceful lives. A few have been men of prayer who honored God's word.