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  1. My cousins daughter contracted Kawasaki disease and had to be flown to Albuquerque NM. Shes just a child. If you could find time during youre devotions to pray for her I'd be grateful. Her name is Marley.
  2. My meme is old, in her late 70's. She has been on morphine and nitros for awhile now and just had a stroke the other day. She doesn't know Jesus. She has trouble hearing and I have difficulty sometimes speaking loudly so if you could, please pray that I will be able to share the gospel with her. Thank you.
  3. 35 years studying scripture and you understand very little. At best your proclaiming replacement theology, at worst it's anti-Semitic hate spew. You are willfully ignorant of scriptire, and to be honest I wish I had the patience these other believers have in trying to explain to you your error. You will realize soon enough that God has not cast away his people, and that his love and plan for them has always been there and in effect. Your unwillingness to understand and accept this truth is disgusting. 20That is correct: They were broken off because of unbelief, but you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. 21For if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you either. 22Take notice, therefore, of the kindness and severity of God: severity to those who fell, but kindness to you, if you continue in His kindness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.…
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    John's gospel

    Then he would be talking about someone talking about his testimony being true. 24:21. That's the only verse that throws me off. I can get the literary method of 3rd person but that verse seems strange even for the method of 3rd person.
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    John's gospel

    I understand that there is no claim of authorship within the gospel, aside from a confusing verse (24) I'm the final (21) chapter of the gospel. So if this account was written by John, the beloved disciple, why is it written in third person?
  6. No, but having it replace God is idolatry and obsessing over them in ways that make you forfeit relationships with people in the real world is not wise.
  7. I was going to make that point , well done. Here is the dictionary definition. noun the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.
  8. Drinking alcohol isn't a sin but drunkenness is. 1 Peter 4:3 3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. Ephesians 5:18 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, Proverbs 20:1 1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. Romans 13:13 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. --- Bible clearly teaches that drunkenness is not acceptable. But it also mentions that drinking wine\alcohol can be done without sinning Ecclesiastes 9:7 7 Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do. Timothy 5:23 23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses. Psalm 104:14-15 14 He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate— bringing forth food from the earth: 15 wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts. -- I want to post one more scripture for you to reflect on concerning consumption of alcohol. 1 Corinthians 10:23-24 23 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. 24 No one should seek their own good, but the good of others. -- May I ask your reason for the question?
  9. Dont say anything, pray in one Spirit by the Spirit with the rest of the group.
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    I always had the dilemma in wondering if we should forgive someone who isn't sorry. God doesn't so why should we? But I think the verse about going a mike when compelled and turning the other cheek answers as much. I think your correct in saying to hand them over to the one who judges in righteousness. Blessings to you, thanks for reading.
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    Don't know if I posted this already but here's something I wrote about forgiveness. Forgiveness Confusion and hatred is what is bred when selfish thoughts and actions become habitual. The only guide in that kind of darkness, the only hope in that sort of oblivion of nothingness comes soely from your capacity to forgive others. If you don't forgive your not forgiven. The Lord teaches that the greatest commandment is to love others as yourself. When this is done then you fulfill the law. But what does it mean to love someone? To actually love someone for who they are, flaws and virtues alike? What does it mean to love like God loves? To love selflessly and relentlessly? I firmly believe that you cannot love properly if you don't forgive often and quickly. The Lord says to forgive others or you won't be forgiven. The doctrine of forgiveness is so essential to the christian life that its even part of the the Lords prayer. The easiest way to lock yourelf in a mental and spiritual prison is by focusing on yourself. What you have, what you don't have, what you need, what you've lost, what you've gained. It can be deceiving. There's nothing wrong with self-reflection. The book of proverbs is based off the self-reflections of a wise Jewish king. But there's a fine line between self-reflection and narcisism. Between an attitude of repentence and masochistic thought tendencies. To focus inwardly for too long is to disregard the needs of others. An essential part of being human is fellowship and friendship. If your not actively looking to help others then your only damaging yourself. Like putting a plant in a closet and expecting it to grow. It won't happen. The first step to becoming an effecient servant of Christ is to actively practice forgiveness. Matthew 5:38-42 says You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you."" These teachings on revenge tell a great deal about how the Lord wants us to live our lives. I don't think anyone has the mental or spiritual capacity to follow this particular teaching without a firm grasp on what it means to forgive. The Lord also teaches that we should love those who persecute us or despitefully use us. Again, I don't believe that loving your enemy is possible without forgiveness. Luke 17:3-4 says If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying 'I repent,' you must forgive them.""" I love this particular scripture. It goes a long way to show exactly what the Lord expects from us as Christians. Notice how he doesn't leave room for compromise. If they repent, you must forgive. Forgiveness goes to show the love of God to a dark world whilst simultaneously keeping the fire and light of the spirit bright and powerful. Learn to understand the importance of forgiveness and learn to practice the art of forgiveness with everyone you meet under every circumstance. To do this from a pure heart will bring blessings unmeasured and spirtual peace that can't be compared with anything this world has to offer.
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    Tree It would seem to be, That the lustre born from this nebulas tree, has pierced through the shadows that seem to cling, Cling to the souls of you and me. With forbidden fruit, that extends life. Shows the contrast, of hope and strife. With sweet nector, to illuminate. The difference, between love and hate. This wonderful tree, In the garden of eve, has been preserved. For both you and me. With winged cherubs who lord, Over the entrance with flaming sword. With burning seraphs who fly, All around with countless eyes. Define the rights, From high heaven. This godly fruit, To mortals given.
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