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    Churches today

    I think people are just distinguishing between the Lord's church (Christians) and what people mean when they say "going TO church." We ARE the church; each of us in Christ is an important part of His body, the church...... wherever we are, whoever we're with. There is a famous quote by Billy Sunday.... "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile." God does not just rub off on people sitting in pews in a church building. We have to seek Him, read our Bibles, get to KNOW Him so that we can recognize what is fake and what is real. It's wonderful when Christians can gather together in worship. It's just not always possible; and when it's not, as Plavious has found so far where he is, we just continue to praise God and worship with whoever will join us in agreement that Jesus is our high priest. (and yes, I love attending worship services; but I keep my ears open and my Bible out!)
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    No Matter What

    1 John 1:9.... If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
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    What does it mean that God is not mocked?

    Great summary of points, Angels, and to me, this quote by Charles G. Finney spotlights the worst of all consequences: “Mocking God grieves the Holy Spirit, and sears the conscience; and thus the bands of sin become stronger and stronger. The heart becomes gradually hardened by such a process."  When we see an example of mockery of God, we should not let it pass without taking advantage of a teachable moment.
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    Peace and Blessings!

    Hi, Chris... Welcome to Worthy!
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    Just Curious

    Is he an only child? Or an only son? And is his mom, perhaps, widowed or divorced and alone? Any of these circumstances, or a combination of them, can cause your husband to feel overly responsible for his mother. If she is also weak or needy, she will not even see that she is drawing him away from you. If this is the case, instead of feeling love toward your mother-in-law, you are feeling bitterness and jealousy toward her and resentment toward your husband. Theses are feelings that need to be overcome and CAN be overcome with the help of Christ! You cannot do it alone, though. You say you are weak Christian now, but you can become strong with His help! (Should your husband be treating you with more consideration and love? YES! But apparently, he doesn't know that he should be loving you as Christ loves His church; therefore, I am assuming his faith is also weak.) If he is not willing to join with you in seeking a closer relationship with God, you just feel free to do that without him for right now. Begin learning about love by learning about what Jesus did for you. Read the Bible every day. Listen to great Christian music. Fall in love with Jesus, and make Him the love of your life. Find your identity in Him and who He says you are. Believe me, you are NOT second fiddle to anyone in God's sight. Instead of allowing your husband to see the sadness you feel because of your flawed relationship with him, allow him to see the PERFECT relationship you have with Christ. This will be a very REAL joy that your husband cannot take away, no matter how often he elevates his mother above you. This process will take some time as you learn more about the perfect love of Christ, but if you dedicate your heart and mind to do it, the fruit of the Spirit will grow in your life-- love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). When your husband sees the evidences of your inner joy in Christ that is independent of him, I predict he will become more attracted to you and less to his mom. For you, this will be a path of maturation and growth that will give you a peace and joy like nothing you have ever known. Will you stumble along the way? Probably. We all do. But God will be right beside you to pick you up! Every marriage relationship has challenges, even though we all begin with starry eyes and wonderful expectations. Satan loves to come along and try to destroy us. Don't allow that. You have the power in Christ to take captive all negative thoughts about yourself and your husband. There is a thread on the Prayer Request section of this forum by @PrayerWarrior. Go there and read some of her prayers for her husband and her family. We have a compassionate loving Father who listens to our every need, and His arms are always open wide. When we seek His will and delight ourselves in Him, He gives us the desires of our heart (Psalm 37:4). It is a promise, and God is ALWAYS faithful to keep His promises! I will be praying for you. Feel free to PM anytime.
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    Hi, I'm Damian

    Hi, Damian.... Welcome to Worthy! Your English is just fine. Even English speaking people make mistakes in grammar and spelling, lol! Our main interest is the same as yours--to learn and to grow more like Jesus every day! May you be blessed here.
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    LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING STARTED

    Hi, Sugarbear... Welcome to Worthy!
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    How will the Holy Spirit work during the Millenium?

    Hi, Angels... Isaiah 65:20 speaks of the children of the millennium: There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed." I believe this verse refers to spiritual children, not flesh children. Therefore, the "changing" that takes place in 1 Corinthians 15:52 must happen before the millennium. We will no longer be in flesh bodies, neither male nor female, and will have no desire or purpose for marriage. The spiritual children of the millennium age will not be birthed by the flesh, but rather converted in spirit. So yes, the Holy Spirit will most definitely be at work in this age! Spiritual maturation will be taking place as a result of inspired teaching! Isaiah 49:22.... "Behold, I will lift up Mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up My standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and their daughters shall be carried on their shoulders." These same sons and daughters are the spiritual converts referred to as "brethren" in Isaiah 66:20: "And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to My holy mountain Jerusalem." Both passages above describe millennium converts as becoming part of the family of God's children, spiritually taken into God's nation. Led by the Holy Spirit, God's elect will be teaching and leading the nations, gathering and multiplying the number of spiritual children who will grow and mature in Him. These "millennial children," spiritually speaking, will be taught and led during the millennium because, as we all agree, the millennium will be a time of peace where there will be no stumbling blocks or satanic strongholds. These "children" will await the Judgment Day for Christ to forgive their sins and reconcile them to Himself.
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    christians and online dating

    I know one person who met her husband on a Christian online dating site. They are a great couple. And guess what! They even lived in the same town! They had probably crossed paths many times. But both are quiet people, and he is a little shy. I think the online experience took the stress out of their first face to face meeting because by the time that happened, they had already learned a good bit about each other. They've been married for about six years, and God is definitely the head of their home. What God has joined together....
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    Churches today

    Hi, Plavious.... I agree with the others that having fellowship with believers is important, especially in your current situation; however, the "church" you mentioned doesn't even sound like a church. It sounds like a business. Not good! The first believers met together every day (Acts 2:41-47), but as time passed they gathered together on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7, 1Corinthians 16:1-2). There was no fancy building, no one with a degree in theology--just simple believers coming together, most often in people's homes. If you can't find a good church to worship with, consider starting your own group, even if you all have to meet under a tree! Prayer, scripture reading, teaching, singing praise or reading psalms together, the Lord's supper if you can manage it... just thanking God for bringing you to safety is all the fellowship you need. More important, though, God will be more pleased with a simple sacrifice of praise than with all the "hoopla" in a business masquerading as "religion." You might even be surprised to see others like you who want to join in! May you be blessed in worship and be enabled by the Spirit to both give and receive encouragement!
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    Jeanne Robertson

    Thanks, Neighbor, I needed that!
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    Peace

    Amen! Romans 15:13... Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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    Valentine week treat - is he/she the one?(part 2)

    Hi, Christianperspective! Welcome to Worthy!
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    Hi all

    Hi, bacopal... Welcome to Worthy! Yes, take a break from politics! Sometimes it can make us forget there is Good News to tell. Glad you’re here!
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