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    Individuals interest me, and oddly so does solitude. My creator and savior just astounds me!

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  1. Neighbor

    Sabbath Day - When does it start and end

    From Paul a warning and encouragement to the saints; For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him. Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God. If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh. -
  2. Neighbor

    Fall is upon us. Comfort food! Yum

    Sure can , but bake them along side of some very fresh ones and see if you want to bother doing that twice. Oh fill the core with a pat of butter and fill it with Vermont Maple Syrup then bake. Have ice cream or real whipped cream on them and serve both hot or, even better, refrigerated.
  3. Neighbor

    Young Adult Struggles-Friends

    Hi, Well eventually one gets old and friends up and die on 'em anyway- cheery eh? Seriously, I believe it is harder to make and keep friends today. Kids are not allowed out on their own anymore, They don't develop any skill at meeting people how are they to make friends?Nearly all adults are buried in their make believe world of facebook and text messages plus other social media that makes like a real person simulation of life. Is it harder today? I don't know, perhaps. It sure seems different than life once was.
  4. Hi, going back to the beginning post for a moment; there is difference in words remorse and repentance. Anyone can feel remorse, but not all that do repent. Some never ever repent, those that do have turned about from their sins against God. They do not continue in those sins with mere remorse. If they ever engage again they have tremendous burden of the weight of sin upon them, and will confess to God privately and if the sin is a public sin they will confess and ask forgiveness publicly. There is conflict in understanding of how one can be beyond turning about to repentance. Many saints have several differing conclusions. It is part of the tension of thought between Calvinism and Arminianism too. That dispute and difference in understanding set aside for the purposes of this post, I see that God created the Pharoah of Bible record for the very purpose He willed of Pharoah. It is God that hardened Pharoah's heart in order to serve the good purposes of God [ Reference Exodus 7 through 9 with emphasis on 9:12 and 9: 27 -35 ]; his heart was hardened by God; plus Pharoah also also hardened his heart against God. One can harden their own heart against God the Holy Spirit, but personally I think it to require the will of God. It is the way I reconcile my own repentance , my turning about to God. I did not want it. I had rejected the many testimonies of saints in behalf of the faiith of Jesus. I had denied God, any, god at all. But my will was no match for God The Holy Spirit, when the Holy Spirit made that specific call to me to repent to turn to Jesus as my God my Lord My savior. I had no sane choice, but to concede. I had been playing a game of chess it seems. I had thought myself to be rather brilliant compared to the average player, thinking five and six moves ahead with as many alternative moves as I could conceive. But I was no match at all for God. The game was a pathetic three move checkmate. I am so glad I was so thoroughly wiped out. God seems to not be limited to the box many try to put God into, least not by their saying it must be this way or that one only. He is awesome, His will is not to be trifled with, not ever.
  5. Neighbor

    Lonely Christian

    For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again. Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have. So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me. I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know Timothy's proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel. I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me, and I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself will come also. I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need, for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill. Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious. So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men, 30 for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me. - From Paul's letter to the Church at Phippi. All verse numbers and paragraph separations deliberately removed. Underlining added to emphasize the reason this passage from the Bible has been posted here. The entirety of this letter is so precise, concise, and direct, that every word could and perhaps should be underlined. It isn't because it would then be harder to read. I think Paul address to the church hits at the issue of loneliness by showing strongly the goal each saint has in common with every other saint, as well as the practical command - sacrifice self for others, count others more value than self - in that goal one becomes perhaps the best friend of all people everywhere. Sacrificing of self to demonstrate the love of God and the cause of Christ Jesus, is the weaponry of faith that many may see and hear. it is the testimony of each saint to others that they may then be encouraged in listening to the Holy Spirit's call to repentance and their turning to Christ Jesus.
  6. Hi, perhaps a great guidance for daily reading, and especially for the many that post online. 2 Timothy 2 English Standard Version (ESV) A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself. A Worker Approved by God Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some. But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.
  7. ..." in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will."
  8. "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For, “Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls."
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    ABIDING

    No.
  10. Neighbor

    Zoosk and other add ons

    Ha, funny. Just say no to Google lefties the people that would rather not be contracting with the USA government for the defense needs of America. Near impossible to avoid those nasty lefties altogether, but my own start is to eliminate G mail plus I delete cookies often and have eliminated my Google password and replaced Google with Duckduckgo.com as my preferred search engine. Google assistant? No thanks, no way. I do prefer to have people answer my dumber questions anyway. What time is tomorrow's MBL game? Hey I don't have a need for Google to "guide" me to that information.
  11. Neighbor

    Zoosk and other add ons

    Seeing a prayer request regarding safety and zoosk I wonder who might share information on zoosk, how it gets added to a facebook account, if it does? And what are general thoughts on the subject? I don't facebook, so I don't know much about it. I am trying to avoid all Google Company products ( Hard to do) and now use duckduckgo.com as my own search engine. Hey, might include help regarding cookies too. Any info? I am not very computer proficient myself, so who knows what regarding these subjects that they might share to help fellow saints navigate with a sense of safety?
  12. Neighbor

    i might be unsafe

    Praying for you to regain control of your computer and all that is on it. Perhaps: first change to search engine duckduckgo.com then on that search engine search; what is zoosk and how do i get rid of it will be of some assistance to you.
  13. Neighbor

    Work trouble

    Praying for your job security. If it is known at work that one is a saint in Christ Jesus, any joke made becomes an opportunity for the unsaved to find fault with our Lord Jesus as much as it is an opportunity to find fault with the saint. That is why I prayed as I did. It doesn't matter how others joke- saints are different. Each of us are a target that must turn away wrath or suffer greater than any others at work. It is just the way it is. Saints cannot be like the others and be different too. There was a time long long ago I was known for my quick chopping "wit". Many found it funny as long as it didn't hit them. It did not serve me well. It was a real turn around for me when I was saved to dump the funny "wit" at all costs, become humble and serve my employer well as always at all times but now for the testimony of my Lord Jesus' sake. I share that I was called "Dudley Do Right" once it was known I had become saved a born again Christian, and ridiculed right up to the day they found they were to now call me boss Mr. Neighbor sir. I share only in hopes that other saints will be spared any hardship over jokes. May the Holy Spirit guide.
  14. Neighbor

    Work trouble

    Hi, Praying for you to be able to stop with the jokes. And for mending of work relationships.
  15. Hi, Attended this group's Thursday evening worship service. Found it to be fun for me and a help for my Sweet Texas Peach who is having a bit of culture shock adjusting to the more formal presentations at the church that God has had me work, and attend for two decades. Now perhaps we can do both since this group, many of whom I know, have added a Thursday evening to their Sunday services as they are just outgrowing their facilities. An abundance of excellent local churches is such a blessing-Praise God! http://bldg28.com/gatherings/sunday-worship/ Then scroll down to music video sampling.
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