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  1. TV Series "Lost" - Anyone Watching?

    Tess- Good news! They are showing an encore of it Wednesday at 7pm, before episode 2. I don't think ABC has decided what's going to fill their Wednesday slot because htey moved Alias to Thusdays.
  2. Live 8 Confusion

    In response to the World Vision issue... I don't know too much about them. I am, however, a huge supporter of World Relief. Of all the christian-based relief organizations, they have the highest percentage of money go towards relief efforts and the least ammount go towards marketing and/or operating costs. I appreciate that very much. I met the president Clive Calver 6 years ago and have the highest respect for him.
  3. How long?

    After a person's hurt you, a person who you invested a lot with and were close with, how long is too long to still feel hurt by that person? This may be a bit disorganized in thought because it just came to me and I haven't really sorted it all out in my head yet. Sorry if it doesn't make sense. I know that every person is different, so I'm not looking for a time frame. I'm just wondering what others think about getting over hurt. If some person or some situation has hurt you deeply, and that person has never asked for forgiveness and won't acknowledge they hurt you (so there was never closure with the person) - does the hurt ever go away? And I don't mean "hurt" in general - because God has comforted me in that way, but the hurt you feel towards that person. That's what I trying to say here. Does that hurt stay with you forever?
  4. Recently, a woman in my church and her husband have decided to divorce. Shortly after, rumors began to spread she was cheating on him. She has said this isn't true. She recently told my mother, a good friend of hers, that her husband left her two previous times to this and that they went through counseling (with our pastor, who left last fall to pastor another church). She said they have tried and just can't make it work. Two sets of parents have said they are concerning for their children who are in her Sunday School Class. They feel she is a bad influence on their children. They have said this not because of any way she's behaved as their teacher, but claim this is because they heard she was cheating on her husband. Our church elders have already "taken care" of this issue, but I am curious as to what everyone else thinks. If you were in a church leadership position and these parents came to you, what do you think is the right and biblical thing to do?
  5. Worship pastors, directors and the like!

    We are four years into making the change. We are about to take a big step and I was wanted to talk with someone whose been through it before to see how they did things and what pitfalls I can avoid. I have a list of questions... if anyone is willing to help me out, please email me at rockswillcryout@yahoo.com. Thanks. Yod... we've done all that you've mentioned. We are at a crossroads now. To either go forward full force and to not. And Leonard, if you question is for me... we don't currently have a Sunday night or mid week service. It's reserved for cell groups. Our church isn't large enough to go to two services, though we've considered it. We are a rural church in the heart of farming country, so many extra church activities aren't well attended. Most programs at our church are reservered for children.
  6. If any of you worship pastors or directors have taken a church through the transition from traditional to contemporary worship, and are willing to have a dialog with me about this, I would appreciate it very much. My email is rockswillcryout@yahoo.com. I need some advice and I have lots of questions. Please email me if you are willing to help.
  7. Looking for a Scripture

    I'm glad it wasn't just me... a friend of mine told me the Word had a verse specific to communion and not taking if there is something wrong between you and your brother. I could not recall such a verse, but I still wanted to be sure. That being said, thank you johnnyc for your post. "carefully to preserve Christian love and peace with our brethren" is something we don't often adhere to, and I appreciate what you posted. Sometimes the most difficult situation involves someone wronging you and they don't know they did or for that matter if they know, feel they didn't anything wrong. If attempts to reconcile with such a person fails, despite many tries on your end, it's hard to know how to handle the situation. If you can't even get the person to talk to you, is it better to respect their wishes?
  8. Looking for a Scripture

    It definately wasn't the first one...but the second one....hmmm... I don't know. It sounds kinda like what I'm looking for, but for some reason, it doesn't read how I remember it. Plus I'm not certain it would apply to communion. I'd have to study it more to be sure. Do you think the Matthew passage applies to communion?
  9. Looking for a Scripture

    All my attempts have failed... Where is that scripture that talks about making things right with your brother before taking communion. I thought it was in 1 Corinthians, but I've been unable to locate it. My concordance and Bible Gateway didn't help wither. Anyone know?
  10. Co-Workers

    I am concerned about keeping record of wrongs. That verse runs through my head each time I remember how they were rude to me. I am helping them do their job because I was asked to. They complained to the boss they were overworked, so she made me take up some of their slack. I don't want to be a dormat either. If it keeps up, I really think I may have to quit. And I love my job. I'm a graphic designer and it's so much fun. Everyone else I work with is okay, just these two woman who for some reason hate me. I'm the newest employee here (2 yrs) and I feel like they don't want me here. Maybe it's because I cut into their profit sharing and if so, that's kind of sad.
  11. Co-Workers

    I have two co- workers that I can't stand. And it's not even becusae of their personaility, it's because they obviously hate me. I am nothing but nice to them. I kill them kindness. I work hard and help them do their job, but for some reason they just resent me. And I hate the way they talk to me. They are just plain rude. What would you do?
  12. Ford and Switchfoot

    I recently was part of a topic on another board concerning the Chevrolet sponsorship of the Third Day tour that I enjoyed and learned much from. Then tonight, I'm watching TV and hear a Switchfoot song "Dare You To Move" on a commerical for Ford Focus. Weird coincidence? I do not want this to turn in to the typical "Christian Music Debate" but this topic does interest me. What does everyone think of Christian bands "endorsing" companies such as Chevy, Ford, or for that matter, in the liner notes of a CD jackets Martin Guitars or Elixer Strings? What do you think?
  13. conversations with god

    I have read the book. And I burned it when I was done. Sounds radical, but it says the Bible can't be trusted. It says God isn't all-powerful. The author claims God took over his pen. He claims he asked God questions and that the answers didn't come from him the author, but from God himself. While there are some things in the book that make sense, like you said, there are also a lot of truth in the satanic bible. That doesn't mean we should live our life by it. This book should not be read to anyone who isn't isn't solid in the foundation of the bible. As far as I'm concerned, it deserved to be burned. You can be very easily decieved by it.
  14. Is homosexuality genetic?

    They key word here is "inclined". Nothing forces me to sin. My weak flesh, my SINFUL flesh, makes it harder. But I will say it again, there is always a choice. "Inclination" does not put a gun to my head and force me to do it. This still does no negate the choice factor. We are command to overcome sin, not to let it continue,. Romans 6: 5-7 If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin--because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. If there is no choice in our sin, then Christ died on the cross for nothing. But he died so he could help me overcome my sin.
  15. Is homosexuality genetic?

    1 John 3: 9-10: No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother. We are born into sin, but sin itself is not genetic. Each time I sin, I have the choice whether or not to pursue it. Whether it's in saying the Lord's name in vain, having lustful thoughts, lieing, cheating, stealing, whatever it may be. I can still stop and say to myself "I have a choice whether or not to do this." Sometimes I choose not to and sometimes I choose to. But I always have the choice.