Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen~Music Dedication~26 Jan 08
Posted on 01/25/2008 6:00:08 PM PST by AZamericonnie
January 26, 2008
READ: John 6:44-58
From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. John 6:66
Recently, a company advertised a huggable, washable, and talking Jesus doll that recites actual Scripture verses to introduce children of all ages to the wisdom of the Bible. Its sayings include, I have an exciting plan for your life, and Your life matters so much to Me. Who wouldnt want to follow a Jesus like this?
Jesus does offer a wonderful plan for our lives. But He doesnt serve as a cosmic genie or cuddly doll to meet our every whim. John 6 gives us a picture of a Jesus who is not so cuddlyin fact, Hes often offensive. Instead of fulfilling the selfish desires of His followers, He disturbed their expectations. He offered Himself as spiritual bread from heaven and said, Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life (v.54).
This message was offensive and difficult. The image of eating flesh and drinking blood did not give His hearers warm fuzzies. Many stopped following Him (v.66). He wasnt the conquering Messiah-King they had expected.
Sometimes we want a Jesus who meets our selfish needs. But the wonderful life He offers is found only in radical obedience to His commands. Lets ask Jesus to show us what His words mean, and for the courage to act on His truth.
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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God
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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.
I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
with liberty and justice for all.
Prayers going up.
Good evening RR!
Well hello HH....so nice to see you!
Good evening Mayor & thank you for todays scripture!
Prayers up for our troops and friends.
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Jan. 21, 2008) Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Pendleton, Calif., prepare to shoot an M240G Medium Machine Gun during a weapons firing exercise at the Udairi Range Complex here. CLB-11 is the MEUs combat logistics element and comprised of a headquarters element and personnel from supply, military police, transportation support, engineers, maintenance and health services detachments. Their purpose is to support all the elements of the 11th MEU in accomplishing their missions and to serve as the lead force ashore during humanitarian assistance, evacuation control center, and mass casualty response team missions. The 11th MEU is conducting sustainment training in Kuwait as part of their scheduled six-month deployment through the Western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf region. Photo by: Gunnery Sgt. David P. Stockhausen
CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan Cpl. Jason Weddel rappels out the back of a CH-46 Sea Knight during Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262s helicopter insertion/extraction qualification exercise Jan. 18 on Camp Hansen. Marines attending the Special Operations Training Groups Helicopter Rope Suspension Training used the helicopters to qualify for fast roping and rappelling insertion. Weddel is a field radio operator with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion. Photo by: Lance Cpl. David Rogers
Cpl. Matthew A. Thaxton, a civil affairs team member with Civil Affairs Team 5, stands guard while his team leader checks on a road that is being repaired in the city of Rawah. The road repair is one of two projects the Marine Corps is funding to help the local government repair the damaged infrastructure. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Paul Torres
Top 5 in fact! LOL
Howdy Connie! *HUGS*
Thank you for tonight’s Music Dedication Thread. WOO HOO!
Just walked in the door from work, gonna go get comfy and be back in a bit!
Well hello TMS...TGIF to ya!
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