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31  Entertainment / Movies / Re: The movie Fireproof on: May 23, 2009, 07:44:09 AM
The movie I can't wait to see is Pilgrim's Progress a Journey to Heaven, by John Bunyun. I have seen the trailer for it ..... WOW ..... it looks like a great movie.
32  Entertainment / Laughter (Good Medicine) / Re: Laughter - Good Medicine on: May 23, 2009, 07:39:18 AM
Thanks PR, I guess maybe that is what I will do too. That sounds right to me. It's been so long since I used this PC that I think it needs a whole lot of new things. I now have to use head sets plugged into the USB port so I can have sound because the cables for my sound got lost during the move.  Shocked . I now have to wait til I can afford new cables or just be satisfied with my headset.  Tongue
33  Entertainment / Laughter (Good Medicine) / Re: Laughter - Good Medicine on: May 22, 2009, 11:38:47 PM
I don't know either it won't tell me and it won't let me find it. I think I need to uninstall and reinstall firefox, maybe that will help.  Undecided
34  Entertainment / Laughter (Good Medicine) / Re: Laughter - Good Medicine on: May 22, 2009, 11:16:21 PM
PR I can't get to that link, it keeps telling me I need to get a plug in, but I don't know what, where or how. I am still using mozilla and it tells me to click on link to get the plugin, but it won't take me anywhere. Suggestions?
35  Theology / Bible Study / Re: Verse For Today on: May 22, 2009, 11:05:59 PM
Mr 3:31 There came then His brethren and His mother, and, standing without, sent unto Him, calling Him.

Mr 3:32 And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

Mr 3:33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?

Mr 3:34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

Mr 3:35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

WBN

Mark 3:31 Mr 3:31

 
Observe here, 1. The truth and verity of Christ's human nature; he had affinity and consanguinity with men, persons near in blood to him by the mother's side, called here his brethren; that is, his kinsmen.
 
Observe, 2. That the mother of Christ, though she was a blessed and holy woman, yet she was not free from sin, but failures and infirmities are found with her. It was a fault to interrupt our Saviour unreasonably at this time, when he was preaching to the people. The like we see in her at other times, Lu 2:48, and Joh 2:3. No saint here on earth ever was in a state of sinless perfection.--Blessed be God, we are hastening to such a state.
 
Observe, 3. That Christ did not neglect his holy mother, or disregard his poor kindred and relations, but only showed that he preferred his Father's work and business before their company and acquaintance at this time.
 
Observe, 4. How exceedingly dear obedient Christians are to Jesus Christ; he prefers his spiritual kindred before his natural. Alliance by faith is more valued by our Saviour than alliance by blood. To bear Christ in the heart, is a greater honour than to bear him in the womb. Blessed be God, this great and gracious privilege is not denied us even now. Although we cannot see Christ, yet love him we may. His bodily presence cannot be enjoyed by us, but his spiritual presence is not denied us. Though Christ be not ours in house, in arms, in affinity, inconsanguinity; yet in heart, in faith, in love, in service, he is, or may be ours. Verily, spiritual regeneration bringeth men into a more honourable relation to Christ than natural generation ever did.
36  Theology / Bible Study / Re: Verse For Today on: May 22, 2009, 10:14:02 PM
Brothers and Sisters, after a long absence, I am so happy to be back home. I see that this is a thread that is still being read a lot so I would like to continue it.

YOU READY??

Here goes!!!!  Cheesy
37  Welcome / About You! / Hey my Brothers & Sisters on: May 22, 2009, 08:59:51 PM
It is me Maria, I have been gone for almost a year I guess, but "I'M BACK"  I missed you all and to all the new members, a Great big Welcome.
38  Entertainment / Laughter (Good Medicine) / Re: Laughter - Good Medicine on: May 22, 2009, 08:48:52 PM
A Pastor was always saying blond jokes, even though he and his wife were both blond, his wife did not appreciate the "jokes" so she went and dyed her hair brown. One day as she was driving through some farmlands she saw a shepherd caring for his flock. Amazed and very excited, she asked the shepherd, "If I guess how many sheep you have in your fold, may I have one?" The shepherd reluctantly replied, "sure, why not?" Thinking she would never guess. The woman said, "Well my favorite number is 352 so I will guess you have 352 sheep." The shepherd indeed had 352 sheep, but a promise made is a debt owed, so with a heavy heart he told her to choose the one she wanted. After looking at them for a few minutes, she chose one and he handed it to her. Then he said to her, "If I guess your true hair color, may I have my dog back?"  Grin
39  Fellowship / You name it!! / Re: See'Ya Later on: November 19, 2007, 02:05:10 PM






Rofl
40  Fellowship / You name it!! / Re: See'Ya Later on: November 19, 2007, 01:38:24 PM
Grin   Grin   Grin

I think that we do take turns in being all Three Stooges, and we have fun doing it. After all, it's just clean fun with the exception of the occasional pie fight. By the way, coconut cream is my favorite. If you're quick and coordinated, you can eat some before being hit with the next pie.

Don't forget my favorite fresh strawberries and REAL whipped cream.... start those pie fights. (By the way) in case you all forgot I don't like to cook so I usually only throw shaving cream pies.  Grin Grin Grin
41  Fellowship / You name it!! / Re: I'm back on: November 19, 2007, 12:32:42 PM
Hello Saved by Grace, it's great to see you back again. I am sorry you have gone thru so much, I am praying for you.

Remember 'One day at a Time', God is faithful and He will see you through.
42  Fellowship / Parenting / Re: Am I the only parent who doesn't 'do' Halloween? on: November 15, 2007, 12:08:01 PM
First I would like to welcome you sister Sara, you are not isolated. I too raised 4 children and didn't celebrate holloween, they didn't go trick or trating and I didn't decorate or pass out any candy. Now I have been raising my 2 stepdaughters I've had them for over 8 years, they are 15 and 16 now, and they were very disappointed when I didn't let them do holloween. Now they understand and they are ok with it.

I don't really allow anything that will give the devil a footstep in my house that includes harry potter, mtv, ouija games and many other things that are not of God, but instead are a tool used by the enemy to draw people away from God. I also tought my children that there is no santa clause and that every good gift comes from God. My 2 stepdaughters were very unhappy about that too when I first got them, but now again they understand the truth.
43  Theology / Bible Study / Re: Verse For Today on: November 15, 2007, 11:24:41 AM
Mr 3:20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. (KJV)

Mr 3:21 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself

Mr 3:22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

Mr 3:23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

Mr 3:24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

Mr 3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.


Mr 3:26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

Mr 3:27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.


Mr 3:28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:


Mr 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:


Mr 3:30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

WBN

Mark 3:20 Mr 3:20

 
Observe here, 1. How truly our Lord's words were verified,  My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, Joh 4:1 for he and his apostles going into an house to refresh themselves in their hunger, the people pressed upon him so fast to hear the word that he regards not the satisfying of his hunger, but applies himself to instruct the people.
 
Lord! how exemplary was thy zeal and diligence in preaching the everlasting gospel to a lost world! As it is instructive to, may it be imitated and followed by, all thy ambassadors.
 
Observe, 2. The rash censure of our Saviour's friends, that is, his kinsmen, concerning this action, in neglecting to eat bread, and suffering the multitude thus unseasonably to press upon him.
 
They conclude, he is beside himself, out of his right mind; and accordingly went out to lay hold upon him.
 
Learn hence, (1.) That the  forward zeal and diligence of Christ and his ministers in preaching the gospel, is accounted madness and frenzy by a blind world. But they may say with the apostle, If we be beside ourselves it is to God, 2Co 5:1 But who were persons that thus looked upon our Saviour as beside himself? Verily his own kindred and relations according to the flesh.
 
Learn hence, (2.) That oft-times the servants of God meet with the strongest temptations from, and are most discouraged and molested by, such as are their nearest relations by blood or alliance. This is a great trial, to find our relations setting us back, instead of helping us forward, in the ways of religion; but we must bear it patiently, knowing, that not only others of God's children, but Jesus Christ, his own and only son, did experience this trial.
 
Observe, 3. The malicious and wicked slander which the scribes endeavoured to fix on our blessed Saviour; namely, that he was possessed by the devil, and by a familiarity with him, and help from him, cast forth devils out of others.
 
Good God! how was thine own and only Son, the holy and innocent Jesus, censured, slandered, and falsely accused of the worst of crimes: of gluttony, of blasphemy, of sorcery! Can any of thy children expect freedom from the persecution of the tongue, when innocency itself could not protect thy holy Son from slander and false accusation?
 
Observe, 4. Our Saviour's answer, and just apology for himself, in which are contained, (1.) A confutation of their calumny and slander.
 
(2.) A reprehension of the scribes for the same. To confute this slander, our Saviour, by several arguments, shows how absurd and unlikely it is that the devil should cast out himself, and any way seek to oppose and destroy his own kingdom. As if our Saviour had said, "Is it likely that satan would lend me his power to use it against himself? Surely satan will do nothing to weaken his own interest, or shake the pillars of his own kingdom. Now if I have received any power from satan, for destroying him and kingdom, then is satan like a family divided within itself, and like a kingdom divided against itself, which can never stand, but be brought to desolation."
 
Our Saviour having sufficiently shown that he did not work his miracles by the power of the devil, he next informs them from whence he had that power, even from God himself; and accordingly he compares satan to a strong man well armed, with weapons to defend his house; and he compares himself, clothed with divine power, to one that is stronger than the strong man.
 
So that the argument runs thus: The devil is very strong and powerful, and there is no power but God's only that is stronger than his. If then, says Christ, I were not assisted with a divine power, I could never cast out this strong man, who reigns in the bodies and souls of men as in this house, for it must be a stronger than the strong man that shall bind satan; and who is he but the God of strength?--
 
Learn hence, That Christ's divine power only is superior to satan's strength. He only can vanquish and overrule him at his pleasure, and drive him out of that possession which he holds either in the bodies or in the souls of men.
 
Observe, 5. The charge which our Saviour brings against the scribes and Pharisees' blaspheming his divine power in working miracles. He charges them of sinning the unpardonable sin against the Holy Ghost. All sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven, but he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, hath never forgiveness.
 
As if Christ had said, "All the reproaches which you cast upon me as man are pardonable; as when you check me with the poverty and meanness of my birth, when you censure me for a wine-bibber, a glutton, a friend and companion of sinners, and the like unjust crimes. But when you blaspheme that divine power by which all my miracles are wrought, and, contrary to the conviction of your own enlightened minds, maliciously ascribe all my miracles to the power of the Holy Ghost, this makes your condition not only dangerous but desperate, because you resist the last remedy, and oppose the best means for your conviction. For what can be done more to convince you that I am the true and promised Messiah, than to work so many miracles before your eyes to that purpose?
 
Now, if when you see these you will say, it is not the Spirit of God that works these, but the power of the devil: as if satan would conspire against himself, and seek the ruin of his own kingdom; there is no way or means lift to convince you, but you will continue in your obstinacy, and malicious opposition to truth, to your unutterable and inevitable condemnation.
44  Theology / General Theology / Re: What Is Charity? on: November 15, 2007, 10:58:02 AM
Brother Roger, many people think that charity is giving, and do not really give with love.
According to Easton's Bible Dictionary Charity is means Love.

Charity
 
(1Co 13:1-13), the rendering in the Authorized Version of the word which properly denotes love, and is frequently so rendered (always so in the Revised Version). It is spoken of as the greatest of the three Christian graces (1Co 12:31-13:13).

Some Bibles use the word charity, others use the word love

Love
 
This word seems to require explanation only in the case of its use by our Lord in his interview with "Simon, the son of Jonas," after his resurrection (Joh 21:16,17). When our Lord says, "Lovest thou me?" he uses the Greek word agapas; and when Simon answers, he uses the Greek word philo, i.e., "I love." This is the usage in the first and second questions put by our Lord; but in the third our Lord uses Simon's word. The distinction between these two Greek words is thus fitly described by Trench:, "Agapan has more of judgment and deliberate choice; philein has more of attachment and peculiar personal affection. Thus the 'Lovest thou' (Gr. agapas) on the lips of the Lord seems to Peter at this moment too cold a word, as though his Lord were keeping him at a distance, or at least not inviting him to draw near, as in the passionate yearning of his heart he desired now to do. Therefore he puts by the word and substitutes his own stronger 'I love' (Gr. philo) in its room. A second time he does the same. And now he has conquered; for when the Lord demands a third time whether he loves him, he does it in the word which alone will satisfy Peter ('Lovest thou,' Gr. phileis), which alone claims from him that personal attachment and affection with which indeed he knows that his heart is full."
 
In 1Co 13:1-13 the apostle sets forth the excellency of love, as the word "charity" there is rendered in the Revised Version.

True love is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit

Ga 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (KJV)
Ga 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (KJV)
45  Theology / Bible Study / Re: Bible Triva on: November 15, 2007, 10:33:39 AM
Hello Grammy and Eva, I haven't had a chance to welcome you to CU. I have been MIA for about 2 months, but I'm back and it's great to see more sisters here, I felt outnumbered here.  Shocked Shocked

I'm glad to see you here.  Cheesy Cheesy
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