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Subject: "Church Chat" Come in and chat awhile with us!
Date Posted: 6/26/2008 11:08 PM ET
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Hey all!

Just thought it would be fun to have a thread to "chat" on.  Put any fun thoughts, Bible verses, words from the Bible, or general silliness, here!  :)

Let's get to know each other a bit.

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 11:09 PM ET
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I'll start.

Psalms is my favorite book in the Bible (besides the Gospels).

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 11:24 PM ET
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I am so look forward to Christ's coming and I see so many of the signs of the end.  From the way things are going I'm wondering if it won't be the president that is elected in November that will bring about the enforcement of the Sunday laws......

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 11:35 PM ET
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I don't think the next prez will be the Anti-christ or anything, but I do think he will possibly be a stepping stone to a lot of events coming up.  There is so much going on in the world right now, that I think the  next prez will play some major role, know what I mean?

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 11:50 PM ET
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All I know is what the Bible says, "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father" (Mark 13:32).

So I don't give it much thought at all, but to tell people it's coming. I talk to my mother about it now and then.

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 11:55 PM ET
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I actually yearn to go to heaven. The only thing that saddens me is the thought of my loved ones who won't listen and receive Christ....

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 12:14 AM ET
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Theresa, I know what you mean.  I am merely visiting this planet...my real home is Heaven.  :)  I must say that I don't fear death, maybe HOW I will die (I hope it won't be painful! LOL) but I'm confident in where I am going, so no fear there.

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 12:56 AM ET
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Has anybody been following the news about Israel? They apparently feel very threatened by Iran's nuclear build-up and they are threatening to attack Iran. The US response so far to this has been that they want Iran to stop also, but they are saying they cannot support Israel in this. It is all so overwhelming. The guy I saw discussing it on political roundtable says that if this attack happens that it could and would destabilize the whole world economy!! I immediately thought of Bible prophecies.

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 7:38 AM ET
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=S70gwFcSK9k

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 8:45 AM ET
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Thanks for that link, Michelle.  I've been pretty bummed the last couple of days with the way that the whole world seems to be heading for economic chaos, insane supreme court rulings (except for the one on gun control), gas prices, left-wing media blatantly supporting a liberal left-wing presidential candidate...  It did my heart good to hear something that was actually uplifting.

God is sovereign.  When it seems like the whole world has gone batty or turned away from Him, I am reminded of the story of Elijah.  He was the only believer left in a land that used to belong to God's people.  The King and his wife were systematically killing all of God's prophets.  Elijah went into hiding, but God sustained him and kept him safe.  In the end, God won the day over the evil and unbelief.  The people turned back to God.  And in his loneliness, God reminded Elijah that He had preserved a remnant of 400 prophets that had escaped the persecution.  Elijah passed his responsibilities onto Elisha and the Word continued to spread, and God continued to reign.  Even in that bleak and hopeless time in history, God was at work. God was not caught unaware. God saw His people, His message, and His plans through to fruition.  Only in hindsight can we see how He managed to use even the darkest time to bring about His glory.

I remind myself daily that God is at work in all of this.  God is sovereign.  God is soveriegn.  God is sovereign.  And even if the very worst happens, even if all that we know and love is destroyed, an even greater love and an even greater life awaits us in Heaven, a place that can never be destroyed and never be corrupted.  That is our great hope.  That is our assurance.

"Soon shall close thy earthly mission.  Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days.  Hope shall change to glad fruition.  Faith to sight and prayer to praise."

 

 

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 9:45 AM ET
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No, Patricia I don't think the next President will be the anti-christ but, one of the major things for the end of times is the enforcement of the Sunday laws...such things as no buying or selling on Sunday, national day of worship...right now the Sunday Blue laws are on the books but, are not being enforced.  There will be a big push for Unity and part of that will be a National Day of Worship and that day will be Sunday rather than the Biblical Sabbath.

I would like to preface the next statement because I don't want any misunderstanding about my feelings...but, there are many many good Catholic people but, Catholacism has taken on more power than is rightly theirs....have you noticed how many of the denominations that have broken away many years ago from Catholacism have started reuniting with it?  This is all progressing just as prophecy says it will...

I'm excited...I'm ready to go home!!!

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 10:22 AM ET
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Christy, it is exciting to see prophecy being fulfilled in our lifetime, isn't it.  :)  Makes me somewhat sad for non-belivers though.  Time is so short.

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 3:27 PM ET
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If you haven't seen this...it is WELL worth the few minutes it takes!  Don't forget to turn your volume up!

http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=RvDDc5RB6FQ

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 8:26 PM ET
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Thank you SO much for the links posted here! They have really touched me. Today would have been my mom's 73 birthday and I have been missing her so much today. I have no doubt that I will see her and worship with her again.

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 11:04 PM ET
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She is having a BIG old birthday party in heaven.

 

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 11:44 PM ET
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Have you ever noticed that Deborah is a walking, typing bible? I could ask anything about the bible and she'd probably know. I mean, we don't communicate with eachother but I notice that by posting in similar forums and am amazed by it. (I consider this a strength. I could certainly come up with only a few exact locations of verses at best)

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 8:12 AM ET
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Hi Pat, I know what you mean about Mom's Bday. My mom's was Thur.... :(  I know she is in heaven and I know I will see her again. Yet I miss her.  My message to everyone I know it   Tomorrow is NOT Promised !! Take care of it Today!! Everyone thinks, I tell them later, next time I call, next week....... Then the phone rings and it is to late.

My parents raised me to say it, them when the phone rings it ok. Both times the phone rang it was ok. My mom 9yrs ago this month  and dad 8 months later in March on St Pat's day. I think that was my moms doing since we loved that holiday.  No regrets for what might had been, Just sorrow for the time of loss.  You never know how important your parents are to you untill they are in heaven. Just ask someone who parents have died.      

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 9:41 AM ET
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Thought of the day: What is your preferred way to pray? Formally, on bended knee? Coversational, while going about your day? Singing? Other?

I find myself singing prayerfully to God all the time.

Have a wonderful day!

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 12:04 PM ET
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I "pray" throughout the day simply by speaking to God in my mind.  However, we also pray more "formally" (for lack of a better word) in other ways.  Our church Youth Group has a circle prayer time on Wednesday's, and that is awesome to be a part of.  I have also gone to the alter many times on bended knee on Sundays.  I wouldn't say that I have a "set" way to pray, it just depends on where I am at the time!  :D

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 12:14 PM ET
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Yes, I find mine being thoughts also. Sometimes formally.

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 2:47 PM ET
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My Sunday School teacher is going to be gone for the next month, so she asked DH and I to teach class for her!  Yikes!  I'm  a bit nervous, but excited too.  Should be fun.  :)

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 3:49 PM ET
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It should be. I have some great articles to use if you need something. I got a book with articles written in papers addressing about every issue under the sun..or son..:)

 

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 3:52 PM ET
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I feel I have a running conversation going with God.  I talk on & off all day and then at night I spend a lot more time talking to Him.  It is just like talking to someone I know all day long.  :)

 

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 4:04 PM ET
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Shannon, my SS teacher left me the material to go over.  But thanks anyway!  :)

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 4:05 PM ET
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Shayla, I see you are reading "The Shack".  Is it any good?  I am thinking of reading it.  :)

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