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    Living for God's glory, Israel, Messianic music, learning Hebrew, writing poetry and talking with other Christians by PM.

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  1. turtletwo

    Your 'Life Verses'

    They definitely deserve that! Philippians 4:8 is my guidance verse to regulate my thought life. Thanks for adding verse 9. This speaks of godly instructions being put into godly practices (the right thoughts=the right actions.) You are right about 1 John 1:8-9. This is a scripture all Christians certainly need. It tells us what to do when we commit sin (and reassures us that He truly forgives us. This is vital since Satan, the accuser of the brethren will do what he can to put us under condemnation. ) My policy is to 'keep a short laundry list with God.' Confess quickly after the sin to keep in fellowship with the Lord.
  2. Wow! That sounds special. I've never heard of one quite like that. I hope you enjoy it and it is a blessing unto you.
  3. @maryjayne Praise the Lord! This one speaks against Satan, too. Thanks for posting it. I love this carol. But as with so many, I'm only familiar with certain verses. How could I have missed that, I don't know? Anyway, thanks for sharing the lyrics. They are powerful. (Beautiful melody, too.)
  4. Thanks to all who have shared their thoughts so far in this thread. I am hoping to hear more from my Worthy family (as to their favorite Christmas carols and why.) In the meantime, here's another one of mine. One thing I like about it is that it is unique (as far as I know) in proclaiming how Satan was overcome by Jesus. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen was first published in 1833 when it appeared in "Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern," a collectionof seasonal carols gathered by William B. Sandys. The lyrics of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen are traditional olde English and are reputed to date back to the 15th century although the author is unknown. It is believed that this particular carol was sung to the gentry by town watchmen who earned additional money during the Christmas season. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen continues to be enjoyed. The lyrics to this simple carol are reputed to be one of the oldest carols. Christmas Carols Index Christmas Poems Christmas Jokes Christmas Quiz Christmas Songs index Previous Carol Next Carol Play Music ! God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen : Lyrics Play Music ! God rest ye merry, gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember, Christ, our Saviour Was born on Christmas day To save us all from Satan's power When we were gone astray O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy In Bethlehem, in Israel, This blessed Babe was born And laid within a manger Upon this blessed morn The which His Mother Mary Did nothing take in scorn O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy From God our Heavenly Father A blessed Angel came; And unto certain Shepherds Brought tidings of the same: How that in Bethlehem was born The Son of God by Name. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy "Fear not then," said the Angel, "Let nothing you affright, This day is born a Saviour Of a pure Virgin bright, To free all those who trust in Him From Satan's power and might." O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy The shepherds at those tidings Rejoiced much in mind, And left their flocks a-feeding In tempest, storm and wind: And went to Bethlehem straightway The Son of God to find. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy And when they came to Bethlehem Where our dear Saviour lay, They found Him in a manger, Where oxen feed on hay; His Mother Mary kneeling down, Unto the Lord did pray. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy Now to the Lord sing praises, All you within this place, And with true love and brotherhood Each other now embrace; This holy tide of Christmas All other doth deface. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy
  5. turtletwo

    Christmas comet

    Cool. Thanks for sharing this. Merry Christmas to you and yours. (70 years ago...1948 Israel became a nation)
  6. turtletwo

    Your 'Life Verses'

    @Jayne Thanks for participating in this thread. I'm so glad you like it. It was an idea God gave me one day 'just out of the blue' and I was excited to share it. I like your point about the brevity being helpful in situations of sharing the gospel. I think yours are excellent choices. GBU.
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    Worthy Book Club

    @GandalfTheWise Thanks for your thorough and insightful summary of the various schools of thought on this topic I think you covered it nicely. (These are the same groups or categories I see.) I am happy to see this open-minded view espoused. For we are all individuals and the Lord has His own method to deal with each one of us. I think about how different each miracle of Jesus is described. His interactions with these people were unique. The cookie cutter Christian mentality is one that does more harm than good. Or as you put it- one size fits all.
  8. turtletwo

    Encouraging Bible Verses

    "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
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    Awareness Of Eternity (Essay)

    @Michael37 Thought provoking. Did you write it?
  10. turtletwo

    "Shield" Scriptures

    Isaiah 21:5 “Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.”
  11. turtletwo

    Do not be afraid, little flock!

    @listener24 Hi. I re-read this today. The balance you have presented here is definitely needed in the church today (the balance between panic and peace; between lies and love of the truth; between sadness and hope.) Thanks for this uplifting, timely post. I found it edifying.
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    "Love" Scriptures

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    Bible Trivia questions

    @angels4u I think so too. @Frances Nice to have you here.
  14. turtletwo

    Bible Trivia questions

    17 years old.
  15. Genesis 43:6 And Israel said, Why were you so cruel to me as to say to him that you had a brother? 7 And they said, The man put a number of questions to us about ourselves and our family, saying, Is your father still living? have you another brother? And we had to give him answers; how were we to have any idea that he would say, Come back with your brother? 8 Then Judah said to Israel, his father, Send the boy with me, and let us be up and going, so that we and you and our little ones may not come to destruction. 9 Put him into my care and make me responsible for him: if I do not give him safely back to you, let mine be the sin for ever. 10 Truly, if we had not let the time go by, we might have come back again by now. 11 Then their father Israel said to them, If it has to be so, then do this: take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels to give the man, perfumes and honey and spices and nuts: 12 And take twice as much money with you; that is to say, take back the money which was put in your bags, for it may have been an error; 13 And take your brother and go back to the man: 14 And may God, the Ruler of all, give you mercy before the man, so that he may give you back your other brother and Benjamin. If my children are to be taken from me; there is no help for it.