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  1. Php 4:4  Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

    Php 4:5  Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

    Php 4:6  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

    Php 4:7  and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

    Php 4:8  Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

     

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  2. Sometimes God is teaching us to praise Him in all  circumstances because He is worthy.  Sometime He is protecting someone else in your family that may be tempted by it.  Do you have children in that category?  Sometimes we may never know why.  It is just for us to trust and obey.

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  3. On 11/23/2019 at 1:19 AM, appy said:

    We used to have a parakeet that would whistle for the cats, and while doing that, would stick a leg outside of the cage.  Once the cats neared the cage, the parakeet would retrieve said leg and then laugh at the cats.  Yes, off topic I know, but someone mentioned a cage and a cat.

    That's as good as the African Gray Parrot that gave commands to the Rottweiler and the Chihuahua, which they obeyed.  The husband didn't like the bird giving HIM commands, though, and told his wife it was either him or the bird.

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  4. 2 hours ago, Omegaman 3.0 said:

    Well, it kind of isn't, or wasn't. Kind of like "What Child is This", written in 1865, based on the melody of "Greensleeves", written in the 1500's?

    Pachelbel's Canon was written in 1693, give or take a decade, but the Christmas Version was on a Trans-Siberian Orchestra album in 1998, I think they originated it. 

    A Mighty Fortress Is Our God was a beer drinking tavern song before Luther commandeered it as well.  I firmly believe that it is the lyrics that sanctify music or makes it vulgar/common.  

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  5. when did the church begin, when did the church startaudioQuestion: "When did the church begin/start?"

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    The church began on the Day of Pentecost, fifty days after the Passover when Jesus died and rose again. The word translated “church” comes from two Greek words that together mean “called out from the world for God.” The word is used throughout the Bible to refer to all those who have been born again (John 3:3) through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus (Romans 10:9–10). The word church, when used to reference all believers everywhere, is synonymous with the term Body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22–23; Colossians 1:18).

    The word church first appears in Matthew 16 when Jesus tells Peter, “On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” (verse 18). The “rock” here is the statement Peter had made, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (verse 16). That truth about Jesus is the bedrock of the church that has flourished for over two thousand years. Everyone who makes that truth the foundation of his or her own life becomes a member of Jesus’ church (Acts 16:31).

    Jesus’ words, “I will build my church,” were a foretelling of what was about to happen when He sent the Holy Spirit to indwell believers (John 15:26–27; 16:13). Jesus still had to undergo the cross and experience the resurrection. Although the disciples understood in part, the fulfillment of all Jesus had come to do had not yet been accomplished. After His resurrection Jesus would not allow His followers to begin the work He had given them, to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19–20), until the Holy Spirit had come (Acts 1:4–5).

    The book of Acts details the beginning of the church and its miraculous spread through the power of the Holy Spirit. Ten days after Jesus ascended back into heaven (Acts 1:9), the Holy Spirit was poured out upon 120 of Jesus’ followers who waited and prayed (Acts 1:15; 2:1–4). The same disciples who had quaked in fear of being identified with Jesus (Mark 14:30, 50) were suddenly empowered to boldly proclaim the gospel of the risen Messiah, validating their message with miraculous signs and wonders (Acts 2:4, 38–41; 3:6–7; 8:7). Thousands of Jews from all parts of the world were in Jerusalem for the Feast of Pentecost. They heard the gospel in their own languages (Acts 2:5–8), and many believed (Acts 2:41; 4:4). Those who were saved were baptized, adding daily to the church. When persecution broke out, the believers scattered, taking the gospel message with them, and the church spread like wildfire to all parts of the known earth (Acts 8:4; 11:19–21).

    The start of the church involved Jews in Jerusalem, but the church soon spread to other people groups. The Samaritanswere evangelized by Philip in Acts 8. In Acts 10, God gave Peter a vision that helped him understand that the message of salvation was not limited to the Jews but open to anyone who believed (Acts 10:34–35, 45). The salvation of the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:26–39) and the Italian centurion Cornelius (Acts 10) convinced the Jewish believers that God’s church was broader than they had imagined. The miraculous calling of Paul on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:1–19) set the stage for an even greater spread of the gospel to the Gentiles (Romans 15:16; 1 Timothy 2:7).

    Jesus’ prophetic words to Peter before the crucifixion have proved true. Though persecution and “the gates of Hades” have fought against it, the church only grows stronger. Revelation 7:9 provides a glimpse of the church as God designed it to be: “After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.” The church that Jesus began will continue until the day He comes for us (John 14:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17) and we are united with Him forever as His bride (Ephesians 5:27; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 19:7).

     

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  6.  Got Questions:  

     
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    What is the Church Age?


    church ageaudioQuestion: "What is the Church Age? Where does the Church Age fit in biblical history?"

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    An “age” is an historical period of time or an era. Some historians divide human history into many epochs and name them according to their defining characteristics: Middle Ages, Modern Age, Postmodern Age, etc. Biblical history, too, can be divided into different eras. When those divisions emphasize God’s interaction with His creation, we call them dispensations. More broadly, biblical history can be divided into two periods, roughly following the division of Old and New Testaments: the Age of the Law and the Church Age.

    The Church Age is the period of time from Pentecost (Acts 2) to the rapture (foretold in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). It is called the Church Age because it covers the period in which the Church is on earth. It corresponds with the dispensation of Grace. In prophetic history, it falls between the 69th and 70th weeks of Daniel (Daniel 9:24-27; Romans 11). Jesus predicted the Church Age in Matthew 16:18 when He said, “I will build my church.” Jesus has kept His promise, and His Church has now been growing for almost 2,000 years.

    The Church is composed of those individuals who have by faith accepted Christ Jesus as their Savior and Lord (John 1:12; Acts 9:31). Therefore, the Church is people rather than denominations or buildings. It is the Body of Christ of which He is the head (Ephesians 1:22-23). The Greek word ecclesia, translated “church,” means “a called-out assembly.” The Church is universal in scope but meets locally in smaller bodies.

    The Church Age comprises the entire dispensation of Grace. “The law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17). For the first time in history, God actually indwells His creatures, permanently and eternally. In other dispensations the Holy Spirit was always present and always at work, but He would come upon people temporarily (e.g., 1 Samuel 16:14). The Church Age is marked by the Holy Spirit’s permanent indwelling of His people (John 14:16).

    Scripture makes a distinction between the nation of Israel and the Church (1 Corinthians 10:32). There is some overlap because, individually, many Jews believe in Jesus as their Messiah and are therefore part of the Church. But God’s covenants with the nation of Israel have not yet been fulfilled. Those promises await fulfillment during the Millennial Kingdom, after the Church Age ends (Ezekiel 34; 37; 45; Jeremiah 30; 33; Matthew 19:28; Revelation 19).

    The Church Age will end when God’s people are raptured out of the world and taken to be with the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:51-57). The rapture will be followed in heaven by the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:6-9) as the Church, the Bride of Christ, receives her heavenly reward. Until then, the Church carries on in hope, exhorted to “stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

  7. 18 hours ago, douge said:

    They were not in the body of Christ.

    Those under the teaching of Peter also had the baptism of the Holy Spirit and were part of the Church.  The church started in Acts 2.  Those baptized by John may not have been a part of the Church since they later had hands laid on them to receive the Holy Spirit.  Those who are indwelt by the Holy Spirit belong to God.  

    Rom 8:9  You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.

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  8. On 12/4/2019 at 6:47 AM, BeauJangles said:

    Hi @Figure of eighty,

    Don't worry, sister. It's possible to develop postpartum depression sometime after the birth of a child. My mom did when I was born, but not previously with my older sister. I'm not sure what triggers this syndrome, but it does occur and is not uncommon. I think we both probably have some post traumatic stress disorders. At least I do. So, certain thoughts that trouble us, or things that are situational, such as past or present events, can cause some anxiety. Sometimes overwhelmingly so.

    You're not exactly in the best of settings, but I've seen how gracious the Lord has been in helping you through each and every concern you've posted here. Your beautiful child will love you unconditionally, just as Jesus always does. Everything will work out in the long run, because it's a promise given to us in scripture. In your busy schedule, try to keep reading the word of God. It will help you to dwell on the things that will continue to give you His wonderful glorious peace. Hallelujah! 

    God bless you, dear. We are all maintaining our prayers for you.

    Shalom Aleichem 

    Hebrew : שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם

    ("Peace be upon you")

    David/BeauJangles 

    Romans 8:28 KJV 28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

    Philippians 4:8 KJV 8  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on theses things.

     

    Post partum blues are due to the shift in hormones.  When you get pregnant a set of hormone shifts to get your body ready to accommodate a baby and to give birth more are activated.  After birth the body goes back into normal mode for the most part, since many people are then nursing the baby.  Some of these "return to normal" shifts happen about 3 to 5 days after birth.  My memory is growing dim of my obstetrics rotation sooooo.  It had something to do with progesterone.  Maybe.  All I can tell you is that mine were really bad because my mom had just died .

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  9. 4 hours ago, Hobie_ said:

    Many people know about God, but how many Christians actually are converted and follow God. As Christ did at Gethsemane we must set aside all and follow Gods will. Jesus came across someone who asked this same question:
    Matthew 19:16-17
    "16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
    17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.'

    This young ruler obviously lived “a good life.” He’d convinced himself that he had “made it” in both before others and in his spiritual life. Yet, for all that, he sensed something was missing.

    Was Jesus telling the rich young ruler to do something meritorious when He told him to keep the commandments? Obviously not, for salvation is "not of works, lest any man should boast." But was Jesus telling this man plainly what the condition of salvation was? If we will enter into eternal life, what is necessary?

    What was Christ saying to the rich young ruler. Was obedience a condition or a requirement that we must meet before God can save us? If we look, Christ wanted more than obedience, Christ was showing that true obedience includes our outward deeds, but it is not just our outward deeds. True obedience is both the outward deed and the inner motive that prompts the deed.

    We see Christ get to this with the rich young ruler:
    Matthew 19:20-22
    "20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
    21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
    22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions."

    In order to be saved a person must be converted, and conversion is what makes true obedience possible. Unconverted people cannot truly obey God, they can "talk" about God, but not fully "walk" with Him. The condition or the basis for our salvation is faith. The result of our salvation is obedience. Those who aren't really converted and will be lost at the end, can’t obey. The truly converted or saved at the end,  will obey.

    I almost agree with you!  The step that you overlooked is that those who are converted are born again of the Holy Spirit, and He gives us the desire and the power to obey when He lives in us.


  10. 9 hours ago, BibleGuy said:

    Christ died to inaugurate the New Covenant (Lk.22:20) which is given as TORAH (Jer.31:33).  So we must STILL obey the Torah! (Mt.5:19)

     

    1Ti 1:8  Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

    1Ti 1:9  understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,

    1Ti 1:10  the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,

    1Ti 1:11  in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.

    Therefore, the Law saves us through Christ because only He was able to fulfill it perfectly.  The blood of Christ is on the mercy seat before the Father.  Christ took our sin upon Himself and conferred upon us His perfect righteousness.  

    2Co 5:21  For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

     

    Rom 4:3  For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness."

    Rom 4:4  Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due.

    Rom 4:5  And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, Rom 4:6  just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: Rom 4:7  "Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; Rom 4:8  blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin."


  11. The fact is that Peter and Paul preached the same gospel.  This was verified when Paul went to Jerusalem to compare his teaching to the other apostles.  Paul challenged Peter about circumcision but Peter agreed with him.  The trust of this is that the Holy Spirit inspired all of the New Testament and Old Testament 66 book cannon.  One of the proofs is that there is no error found there like those found in the aprocrypha.

    2Pe 3:15  And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, 2Pe 3:16  as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

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  12. Many people stumble on this subject because they don't interpret the Bible literally whenever possible.  They don't want to interpret the Bible literally because they disagree or want to twist what it plainly states to reinforce their theology.  These people are likely to have not surrendered their lives to Christ as their Lord and Master, as well as to God's Word having the final authority in there lives.

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  13. 1Co 15:1  Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand,

    1Co 15:2  and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

    1Co 15:3  For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,

    1Co 15:4  that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,

    1Co 15:5  and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

    1Co 15:6  Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.

    1Co 15:7  Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.

     

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