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To: JustAmy

Beautiful Pledge, Amy!

7 posted on 06/01/2008 5:33:28 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: Billie; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; JustAmy; deadhead; jaycee; LUV W; mathluv; DollyCali; Dubya; Gabz; ..

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

June 1, 2008
We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you. —Colossians 1:3

In 19th-century England, debtors’ prison housed those unfortunate souls who couldn’t pay their bills. New prisoners were escorted to the “chummage,” a prison dormitory. Since the people were not there for violent crimes, a spirit of trust and camaraderie soon developed. They played games together and had plenty to eat. Some were even allowed private rooms.

In time, the prisoners began to refer to each other as “chums.” Later, the word caught on outside the prison walls and took on the meaning of “a cordial friend.”

Deep bonds of friendship also take place in Christian ministry. Those who worked alongside Paul were not strangers to persecution and imprisonment. But a common mission created a deep sense of connectedness. In his letter to the believers in Colosse, Paul called Epaphras a “fellow servant” (1:7). The term can be paraphrased as “together slave” or “one who serves the same master with another.”

When believers live under the lordship of Christ, they can see their lives intertwined in service. By serving as slaves to Christ, a spiritual camaraderie results that transcends being “chums.” And that special relationship will continue on into eternity!

Working together with others,
Serving the Lord day or night,
Telling the story of Jesus
Promises endless delight. —Hess

Christians stand strong when they stand together.

Bible in One Year: Psalms 63–65

8 posted on 06/01/2008 6:09:35 AM PDT by The Mayor ( In GodÂ’s works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: jaycee; Mama_Bear; ValerieTexas

Thank you. The picture was taken by ValerieTexas and MamaBear made the pledge graphic.

Hope you have had a Blessed Sunday.

37 posted on 06/01/2008 7:48:05 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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