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Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ AN HONEST DOUBTER ~ April 25, 2010
The Canteen Crew ^ | April 24, 2010 | Serving the Best Troops in the WORLD!

Posted on 04/24/2010 5:00:02 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma


 
 

 

 

AN HONEST DOUBTER


The often heard quip, "He or she is a doubting Thomas," usually is given in a negative way. Someone who can't get with the program or is not a team player. The origin of this statement goes to the passage in John's Gospel. Thomas, who somehow missed the first appearance of the resurrected Jesus to the rest of the disciples, states he will not believe until he sees and touches the Lord. He is a realist, a man who is shattered in his faith after witnessing the arrest and death of Jesus. He is honest enough to admit it, stating clearly his needs.

When we go through traumatic experiences, and are shaken to the very fiber of our being, we need special reassurance. Although Jesus says to Thomas, "Stop doubting and have faith," notice He still meets Thomas where he needs it most, and in a manner just right for us. We must be honest about our need for Him, admitting our doubts and lack of faith. Unlike pop psychology our strength does not come from within us, but from outside from the God who knows best. "Come and experience, and go forth in faith to love and serve the Lord."

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1 posted on 04/24/2010 5:00:03 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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Onward Christian Soldiers



Dear God:
I ask that no Airman, Coast Guardsman,
Marine, Sailor, Soldier, Reservist, or National Guardsman
Feel alone or forgotten.



O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is lovingkindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He will redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.

Psalm 130:7 & 8



2 posted on 04/24/2010 5:00:21 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar


Oh HAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIelp!

3 posted on 04/24/2010 5:00:39 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma; xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; LiteKeeper; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; ...
Please join us for Sunday Chapel, AN HONEST DOUBTER, and Liberty






Please stop in and say a prayer of protection for the military.
Prayers from all denominations are needed.


           



Sunday Liberty starts after the Guest Military Chaplain's Service!

4 posted on 04/24/2010 5:04:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Jhn 20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

Jhn 20:26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: [then] came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace [be] unto you.

Jhn 20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust [it] into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

Jhn 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

Jhn 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed [are] they that have not seen, and [yet] have believed.


5 posted on 04/24/2010 5:05:09 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks, Grammie, for today's Sunday Chapel


6 posted on 04/24/2010 5:07:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SandRat
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

Beautiful words......Have a Blessed Lord's Day, SandRat...

7 posted on 04/24/2010 5:08:10 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

and to you.


8 posted on 04/24/2010 5:09:17 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

You too, n00b, have a Blessed Lord’s Day!!! :)


9 posted on 04/24/2010 5:09:19 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

10 posted on 04/24/2010 5:12:07 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Good evening everyone. A Blessed Lords Day to all. Thank you for Sunday Chapel, Brad’s Gramma :)


11 posted on 04/24/2010 5:12:34 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good Evening Everyone!

12 posted on 04/24/2010 5:15:06 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Awwwwww......how cute. I love ya, JJ....have a Blessed Lord’s Day!!!


13 posted on 04/24/2010 5:15:53 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: txradioguy; tongue-tied; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

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14 posted on 04/24/2010 5:15:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: oldteen

You’re very welcome oldteen! I hope you & yours have a BLESSED Lord’s Day!


15 posted on 04/24/2010 5:16:21 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: left that other site

Very very nice. (I stole it and sent it to my brother & SIL, btw)

:)

Have a Blessed Lord’s Day!


16 posted on 04/24/2010 5:17:41 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Likewise!


17 posted on 04/24/2010 5:18:36 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: MoochPooch; Alouette; American Preservative; Yehuda; yonif; Tamar1973; richardtavor; USAF_TSgt; ...

Wishing all our Jewish troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
a peaceful and prosperous week.


18 posted on 04/24/2010 5:18:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thank you...now I must go fix dinner but I shall be back :)


19 posted on 04/24/2010 5:20:49 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

What are we having? I’m close-ish. Same state at least...

:)

What time? May we dress casual? Please? PLEASE???


20 posted on 04/24/2010 5:23:19 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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