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Comments on Religion – briefly

(my views) Faith first, religion follows.  Faith (belief in God) is more important than religion.  Faith should be the predecessor in pre-requisite for religion. Religion follows to fit one’s needs. There is a full array of available religions with many levels of orthodoxy and a wide variety of styles.  Religion should facilitate one’s faith. Also, …

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Walking

I’m intrigued by walking.  Especially our Christian walk. Lots of good verses: https://www.openbible.info/topics/walk (Especially, Eph 2:10!) This could be a sermon. The term elemental is a good term. Here’s an article that could be shifted a bit to make it relate to our Christian walk. http://footnotesonwalking.blogspot.com/2016/07/elemental-walking-earth-air-fire-and.html  

Why Americans Go to Church – still good reasons

Ok, this is quite encouraging. I’d say paeople are going to church for the right reasons. (See the top 4 in the graphic.) These reasons are biblical (what God would want), enduring (abiding), genuine (true, sincere), helpful (promoting the greater good and self). #Christian   As churches (communities of faith) our challenge is to make …

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God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves.

God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves. And ‘the accomplishing’ might be through his followers.

World Communion Sunday 2018

PTL

31 Word Studies

31 important Christian words from https://arabahjoy.com/31-amazing-words-for-your-next-bible-word-study/ 1. Meditate Psalm 119:15-16 2. Righteousness Proverbs 21:21 3. Shalom/peace I Peter 4:13 4. Submit Job 22:21 5. Endures Isaiah 40:8 6. Stronghold Psalm 62:1-2 7. Perfected II Corinthians 12:9 8. Humble I Peter 5:6 9. Authority Luke 9:1-2 10. Treasured Luke 2:19 11. Hope Psalm 42:5 12. Protect …

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Choose Joy in Our Relationships

by Crawford Loritts (2 parts) https://www.moodyradio.org/programs/living-a-legacy/2018/07-2018/2018.07.15-choose-joy-in-our-circumstances-part-1/ https://www.moodyradio.org/programs/living-a-legacy/2018/08-2018/2018.08.05-choose-joy-in-our-relationships-part-2/ Philippians 2:1-8 ‘Joy’ appears in Philippians 14 times. In verses 1 and 2 is one mind.  Throughout the book ‘mind,’ thinking and decision-making, is emphasized.  Also, will and choice. Four Characteristics of People who Choose Joy in Their Relationships (#intentionality) They fight for unity. Act like Jesus. Look …

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Politicians today — ugh!

A few comments on our politicians. The 2016 presidential election was a life-time low. Neither party was able to put up a viable candidate. I did not support either candidate. Historically it is interesting (but sad) as to why Donald Trump won. For myself, I do not put myself in either (any) camp politically. I’m …

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Beloved and Baptism

Fayette’s story You are Beloved, precious child of God, and beautiful to behold. http://www.fbcxmacon.org/media-blog/2017/1/10/1817-i-am-beloved-matthew-313-17

Billy Graham was FAT

At Billy Graham’s funeral, youngest son, Ned Graham said: “I just want you to know my father was ‘FAT’ – he was faithful, he was available, and he was teachable,” said Ned Graham, his youngest child. “Faithful, available, teachable, may we all be that way.” http://www.wral.com/mourners-to-say-goodbye-to-billy-graham-america-s-pastor-/17385929/ My prayer is that I will be faithful, available, …

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