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    Jesus Christ is the God Man and One with Father and Holy Spirit, Trinitarian, Protestant, Supersessionist, Solae Scriptura, Spirit Filled, The Holy Bible, Church History, Theology, Doxology, Christology, and Eschatology. Faith in Jesus Christ God and Son of God gives us eternal life (John 6:40, John 3:16-18, Romans 10:9-10, Acts 15:4-11).

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    sabbath in the bible ~ which day? ~ relevant?

    I can’t vote because I agree with five or more options to describe the Sabbath, and add one more option: the Sabbath was a day of rest from labors (Exodus 35:21). However, I have stated what the Lord of the Sabbath said and I stand with Him.
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    Lectio Divina - Have you heard of or tried it?

    You can’t tell me what I am doing YOWM, I am doing no such thing as condoning some mystical practice. Most Protestant Pastors use Lectio Divina to describe When Scripture speaks specifically to you in a daily reading; also known as a epiphany or ah ha moment. Sure it has Roman Catholic influences back in the day, but just as Ecumenicalism has seven different meanings and purposes (Wikipedia), so does Lectio Divina.
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    The Problem of Emotion

    That sounds little too much like the Dovotio Moderna Movement and it’s chief work: The Imitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis to me. We have already died, “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me,” (Galatians 2:20, cross ref Romans 6, whole chapter), and been sanctified, “By that will, we are having been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Hebrews 10:10, cross ref Romans 5 whole chapter).
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    Lectio Divina - Have you heard of or tried it?

    To me that is fear, “If our hearts are not right we will receive answers from a wrong spirit.” Do you not know you are sealed by the Holy Spirit?, “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:13-14), and that the enemy cannot harm you?, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19). Yes the enemy can harass and tempt, but God lives in you (1 John 4:15, Colossians 1:27, 1 Corinthians 3:16) and He is greater than he in the world (1 John 4:4). Sure you need to test the spirits (1 John 4:1-3) but when you are reading Scripture how can wrong spirit be upon you? For the record, I didn’t talk about seeking out experiences and words in themselves, I seek the Word of God Jesus Christ and He gives the words and experiences: I shall quote myself, (I notice few read all I say): “Hmm, God The Trinity speaks to me all the time when I read the Scriptures.” (Fidei Defensor). I said God is the one giving the words and I said through Scripture. I said nothing about seeking experiences, I did say you should seek Jesus with ginosko/epignosko, to know Him intimately (see Phillipians 3:8 Greek for Know, and Matthew 7:21-23).
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    “Count Your Blessings One By One”

    I want to Count the blessing of mothers. They are an example of the selfless and unconditional love of God.
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    The Problem of Emotion

    Haha, 😃 I would add Holy laughter and Slain in the Spirit to the excesses that are outside the bounds of the Fruit of the Spirit, especially self control.
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    Favorite Lines from Movies & TV

    “Yeah, they looks cute now, but the something is gonna happen, and they’ll get ugly.” (Guy, Galaxy Quest 1999).
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    Ben Hur (2016)

    Because they didn’t direct it. They produced it.
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    The Problem of Emotion

    Indeed and they come from God Our Crestor. The Holy Trinity uses emotions without sin. Our problem is our emotions can either be in harmony with God’s in that they come out in productive not destructive way: example, you can get angry and destroy or you can use that feeling to develop, to make things right in a non-violent and godly way, “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:” (Ephesians 4:26)
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    Encouraging Bible Verses

    “To whom God was pleased to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 2:9).
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    The Problem of Emotion

    I edit
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    The Problem of Emotion

    I spent post one explaining the problem of balance, of not giving into bad forms of emotion and yet not purging emotions altogether. Let me post it again then: “Emotions help us express what is in our God created soul. However, while they have the capacity to connect us to God, others, and even our own self they can become unbridled and dangerous. Anger which is not sin but can become sin (Ephensians 4:6) if not kept in check becomes wrath that is demonic rather than righteous indignation.” (Fidei Defensor, Post One) “Emotions are hard to master. We cannot reject them because Hod has them (see above), He made us on His image and so we have them (Genesis 1:27), and they are benefits for connecting with God and people. You cannot love or be kind intellectuality alone it must have feeling and the heart. However, we don’t want to let emotions control us (the Cart control the horses) and so be without self control. On the other hand we do not want to become Vulcans like Spock (Star Trek) who suppress emotion. In Emmanuel we must find the balance between the extremes of volatile emotion and emotional suppression; between expressing and suppressing.” (Fidei Defensor, Post One)
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    sabbath in the bible ~ which day? ~ relevant?

    The Sabbath according to the Lord of the Sabbath: “Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath: Then Jesus said to them, "The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath. For the Son of Man is even Lord over the Sabbath (and so He can tell you to break it or do something like David did see below in longer version)” (Mark 2:26-28) By this Jesus meant the Sabbath was suppose to be a day of rest not a religious event to follow to the letter: “You shall work for six days, but on the seventh day you shall rest; [even] in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest [on the Sabbath].” (Exodus 34:21). The Sabbath was a Labor Day every weekend and its goal was to let man rest from his labors. Jesus is ultimate rest and Lord of the Sabbath, “8 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) ”At about that time Jesus was walking through some grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, so they began breaking off some heads of grain and eating them. 2 But some Pharisees saw them do it and protested, “Look, your disciples are breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath.” 3 Jesus said to them, “Haven’t you read in the Scriptures what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4 He went into the house of God, and he and his companions broke the law by eating the sacred loaves of bread that only the priests are allowed to eat. 5 And haven’t you read in the law of Moses that the priests on duty in the Temple may work on the Sabbath? 6 I tell you, there is one here who is even greater than the Temple! 7 But you would not have condemned my innocent disciples if you knew the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’[a] 8 For the Son of Man[b] is Lord, even over the Sabbath!” (Matthew 12:1-8).
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    The Problem of Emotion

    The Truth who is Jesus Christ (John 14:6, John 1:17, Revelation 19:11) has emotions: “Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.” (Matthew 20:34)  “When Jesus saw her weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, a deep anger welled up within him, and he was deeply troubled.“ (John 11:33) “Jesus wept.” (John 11:35) To reject emotion is to reject God Incarnate (John 1:1-17, Colossians 2:9, Titus 2:13, 1 John 4:1-3, 2 Peter 1:1), and the fact He made us in His image which includes emotion (Genesis 1:27)
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    Lectio Divina - Have you heard of or tried it?

    Hmm, God The Trinity speaks to me all the time when I read the Scriptures. He may be sovereign (Revelation 19:16) but He is also our Father, “These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs,” (Matthew 6:32), we are His children, “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,” (Galatians 3:26), our husband, “” (Revelation 19:6-9) and we are His heirs, “Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” (Romans 8:17). He even lives in us, “All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God,” (1 John 4:15), “To whom God was pleased to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 2:9), and “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16), and, “But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hopein which we glory.” (Hebrews 3:6). Because God lives in us and we may enter holiest place at any time, “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most” (Hebrews 4:16) and, “Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,” (Hebrews 10:19) it then stands to reason He can talk to us at all times and reveal to us things through Scripture and beyond. Forcsis not Jesus our Lord and God Come to tear down the separation (Matthew 27:41) so that we may have unlimited access?, “for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.” (Ephesians 2:18). The Lord wants to be with us, to be close to us, He died to end the separation of sin, death, and hell so that we could be with Him forever. Christ wants a ginosko/epignosko (Philippians 3:8, Matthew 7:21-3) knowing with us not gnosis. The Lord wants intimacy with us and to be as close to us as we are to those we love, but even more so.