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  • Do Not Abandon the Church

    12/30/2017 4:18:26 AM PST · by JosephJames · 372 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | December 12, 2017 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Recently I wrote to the people in a group in which we meet every Friday to pray and to encourage each other in the period of great confusion in the Church. Today the world and the Church is on the left side, liberal, with the presumption of the love and mercy of God, with no obligation to live what we say in the Act of Contrition: “I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more, and to avoid the near occasion of sin” (“Who Decides The Truth?”;;! Thus there is the tendency to go...
  • Tried By Fire: Let a Husband Examine Himself

    07/30/2017 9:09:46 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 5 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 30, 2017 | JP
    This is the tale of two husbands – one who faithlessly abandoned his wife, leaving her to walk alone through the valley of the shadow of death; the other who was faithful to the vow he made before God and man to stand fast by his wife in sickness and in health. The first tale appeared in People magazine a fortnight ago. The second tale appeared in the book “Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery,” which was written in 1976 by Dr. Richard Selzer, a Christ follower who also happened to be a Yale-trained surgeon. People tells the...
  • The Original Gardener...Vineyard Parables

    Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes. And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard. What could have been done more to my vineyard,...
  • O Gentle Savior Hear My Humble Cry

    09/06/2016 1:54:27 AM PDT · by Revski · 12 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy ^ | 9/6/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video I sing A-Capella the hymn,“Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”, written by William H. Doane, and accompanied with some, Greg Olson art pictorials. I begin the song with the chorus, third verse and end again with the chorus.
  • Does the Church teach two Gospels?

    10/25/2009 1:24:33 PM PDT · by Daniel Gregg · 69 replies · 1,134+ views ^ | 10/25/2009 | Daniel Gregg
     Does the Church teach two Gospels?  Daniel Gregg Also posted at          When the preacher says Christ died for our sin, what does it make you think?  Does it make you think that he paid the penalty for sin so that the repentant might be forgiven?   Or does it make you think one only needs to believe to be perfectly righteous in God's sight, and then one is saved on the basis of God's vision of righteousness?     Believe it or not, the Church teaches two gospels.  One is a gospel of repentance and pardon, by which a man may be...
  • Joy, Patience, and Faithfulness [Devotional]

    02/02/2009 4:03:42 AM PST · by tenger · 195+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | February 2, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:9-13 Joy. Patience. Faithfulness. Three very distinct marks of a Believer. They are also three very wonderful character traits to possess, they’re all related. Think of it, you’re caring for your ailing but independent parents. Their health is deteriorating but...
  • Devotional: Faithfulness

    10/28/2008 4:29:46 AM PDT · by tenger · 140+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | October 28, 2008 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    But the fruit of the Spirit is faithfulness. Galatians 5:22-23 A number of years ago when we were living in Mongolia, our American pastor prayed for a young gal’s arm to be made whole. It was in a permanently bent position. He prayed with all his might and began to tug lightly on the arm. He continued to pray but nothing seemed to be happening. He opened his eyes, released the arm, and gave the girl a shoulder hug with these words, “I don’t know why God doesn’t heal you. I just don’t know why.” By now there were tears...
  • Declaration of the African U. Methodist Church to the American U. Methodist Church

    01/08/2008 11:10:40 AM PST · by xzins · 19 replies · 612+ views
    UCMPage ^ | Oct 07 | REV. JERRY P. KULAH
    DECLARATION TO 2008 GENERAL CONFERENCE DELIVERED BY: REV. JERRY P. KULAH DISTRICT SUPERINTENDET MONROVIA DISTRICT CONFERENCE LIBERIA AREA, UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 13TH STREET, SINKOR, P.O. BOX 1010 MONROVIA, LIBEIRA DELIVERED TO: A CONFERENCE FOR GENERAL AND JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCE DELEGATES AND ALL UNITED METHODIST COMMITTED TO THE RENEWAL AND UNITY OF THE CHURCH DATE: 26 -27 OCTOBER, 2007 GREETINGS: Dr. Maxie Dunnam and members of the Invitation Committee of this unique and historic Conference, leaders and members of the Renewal and Reform Coalition Movements within the United Methodist Church, delegates to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences, my brothers and sisters committed...
  • Assurance of Salvation

    07/28/2007 4:56:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies · 235+ views ^ | J. Hampton Keathley, III , Th.M.
    Assurance Versus Security Security When we trust in Jesus Christ, our eternal security in Christ becomes a spiritual reality whether we understand it or believe it. Ones belief in security in Christ does not make it true or false. If we have trusted in the person and work of Christ for personal salvation, security is a fact.Assurance Assurance is the confident realization of that security. It is the realization of what we have in Christ such as eternal life, forgiveness of sin, and being the object of God’s personal care as his children. Assurance has to do with our...
  • Kirilenko's Wife Encourages Him to Wander: Once a Year

    03/07/2006 6:16:03 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 93 replies · 13,839+ views ^ | 3/4/06 | unknown
    (Utah) Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko's extracurricular sex life, or lack thereof, has become a subject of national amusement. Kirilenko's wife, Masha Lopatova, once a pop star in the couple's native Russia, is quoted in the current issue of ESPN The Magazine as saying she allows her husband to have sex with another woman one night a year. "When this article comes out, girls will be lining up outside his hotel door," she told the magazine. "When I'm aware and I let him do it, it's not cheating." Kirilenko's response: "I'm not planning to do anything. But she said if you...
  • Bishop Requires Lay People to Affirm Church Teachings

    07/30/2004 12:31:48 PM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 44 replies · 697+ views
    KATU TV News (AP) ^ | July 29, 2004 | Aviva L. Brandt
    PORTLAND, Ore. - As a lay liturgical minister and a cantor, Wilma Hens was a leader at her Roman Catholic church in Bend for years. But then Bishop Robert F. Vasa of the Diocese of Baker, headquartered in Bend, issued a two-page "affirmation of faith" that he requires all lay ministers and cantors to agree to. Hens said she couldn't accept the document, which repeatedly states "I affirm and believe" the church's teachings opposing abortion, contraception, homosexuality and other issues. So she quit. Publicly. She stood at a microphone at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Bend last month and...
  • Love rat tamed with a single gene (HELP FOR CLINTON?)

    06/17/2004 10:35:40 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 12 replies · 234+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | June 18, 2004 | Richard Ingham
    All it needs is a single gene to make the promiscuous meadow vole change its ways (Image: U.S. National Park Service) Scientists have tweaked the genes of promiscuous male rodents, transforming them at a stroke into faithful, attentive and caring partners. They changed the behaviour of the meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus, by implanting a single gene into its genome, and reported their results in the current issue of the journal Nature. This playboy of the grasslands thinks nothing about mating with several females at one time and leaving them to rear his offspring while he wanders off in search...
  • Just Who Is It That Has God's Blessing?

    02/02/2004 3:19:24 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 12 replies · 401+ views
    Chuck Baldwin Ministries ^ | 02-03-04 | Baldwin, Chuck
    Just Who Is It That Has God's Blessing? By Chuck Baldwin Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon February 3, 2004 I constantly marvel at the thinking of today's professing Christians. The majority of them seem incapable of comprehending anything above the spoon-fed diet of religious and political propaganda that is daily disseminated from the ivory towers of "anointed" Christian institutions. In no place is this "sound bite" mentality more apparent than when reference is made regarding those people whom they believe are qualified to speak on their behalf. When speaking of those leaders who seem to have a robot-like...