“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#469208 Dec 2, 2012
Grace Walker wrote:
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Hi, Sorry, I ran out of room on the other post. Whenever i first became a Christain, I had a problem with this verse also. How was I suppose to love a stranger the same way that I loved my sister, spouse, parents and children?? I love all of them but not in the same way. I finally learned that the word "LOVE" in our English language is not expressed as well as the Greeks use this word.I will run out of room before I can explain so I will post on another page..
LOL Grace you can just delete part of my post instead of reposting all of it. At this rate...it could take a while.

I know that I asked a lot of questions but they were questions that I asked myself.

Yes...I do agree that we often confuse love and what that means. However...that makes no difference as to what we think it means...what did Jesus mean when he said to "love".

Obviously that gets interpreted differently also or people are just confused as to what he meant. You and I both know that there are those out there that say they are "loving their neighbor" by beating them over the head with their Bible.

Since: Sep 12

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#469209 Dec 2, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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In American English,'agape' is most often epressed with the term "unconditional love".
Exactly my friend...Thats the way we should all love.:) thanks G
Doctor REALITY

Malvern, AR

#469210 Dec 2, 2012
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text> No "doctor" yours, didn't you read the scripture saying "those who were partakers of the HOLY GHOST" meaning backsliders, ask God to give you the ability to rightly divine the scriptures.
Why are you os insecure about your salvation?? Do you still like to party,every now and then? Do you still like to drink and smoke every now and then?? Are you still 'peeping' at porn every now and then?? Still cussing and swearing?? Not tithing like you're supposed to? What is it that you're still having trouble with that makes you think that YOU,AND YOUR POST-SALVATION WORKS,will have the last say in whether,or not,you make it into heaven?? I'm not suggesting that accepting the Cross is a 'green-light to sin',because it's NOT. But what I am saying is that yu need to stop and REALIZE that your sin-nature is still alive in your life,and it won't be totally removed from your being until after you leave this current world. Therefore,you should ONLY,and TOTALLY,put ALL of your trust in the Lord,and not in your 'FEARS'.

Since: Sep 12

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#469211 Dec 2, 2012
Doctor REALITY wrote:
Hi,Mrs. Grace. You doing o.k. today?
I am doing great Dr..How are you? I was ask to speak in church today and was extemely nervous. I teach the children sign language and we singed to some songs. I love doing that but I have a fear of standing in front of a lot of people but I ask God for strength and boldness..I made it through it all..LOL..Maybe if I continue doing that, I won't be so nervous next time. I hope you have a great week and God Bless You
Doctor REALITY

Malvern, AR

#469212 Dec 2, 2012
Ya'll see those Pittsburgh Steelers uniforms out there on CBS right now??! Now those are the REAL Steelers uniforms!!! Unlike those 'bumblebee' uniforms they had on recently. The ones they got on right now are the 'classics' from the Terry Bradshaw,Lynn Swann,Mean Joe Green,and Jack Lambert days!!!

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#469213 Dec 2, 2012
"The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of justice. The law of his God is in his heart" (Psalm 37:30,31).

"Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You" (Psalm 119:11).

"The Kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:21)

Seems God's word isn't in a book at all.

Since: Sep 12

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#469214 Dec 2, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
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LOL Grace you can just delete part of my post instead of reposting all of it. At this rate...it could take a while.
I know that I asked a lot of questions but they were questions that I asked myself.
Yes...I do agree that we often confuse love and what that means. However...that makes no difference as to what we think it means...what did Jesus mean when he said to "love".
Obviously that gets interpreted differently also or people are just confused as to what he meant. You and I both know that there are those out there that say they are "loving their neighbor" by beating them over the head with their Bible.
LOL, I know Annie, but I would rather not edit what someone say's. No way do I believe we should beat someone over the head with our bibles..haha, That even sounded funny to me. I have had a few run ins with the "extreme religionist" Christians on here over this very thing. I love to quote scripture if I have the opportunity but I hate when people belittle someone with Gods Word or condemn them to hell if they break a commandment and especially dislike seeing a Christian spew hate in the name of God. We are all human and get angry at times, I am especially guilty for that but a Christian is suppose to be quick to listen and slow to speak. The one thing that I don't like about chatrooms is the fact that the listener cannot hear the compassion coming from the writer. The reader can take the words in any tone that they desire. Sometimes unintentionally, but they miss the whole point in general..Does that make sense? <<<<proves my point, i guess. LOL
Doctor REALITY

Malvern, AR

#469215 Dec 2, 2012
Grace Walker wrote:
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I am doing great Dr..How are you? I was ask to speak in church today and was extemely nervous. I teach the children sign language and we singed to some songs. I love doing that but I have a fear of standing in front of a lot of people but I ask God for strength and boldness..I made it through it all..LOL..Maybe if I continue doing that, I won't be so nervous next time. I hope you have a great week and God Bless You
I remember the first time I was asked to give a speech in front of a congregation back in my early twenties. I didn' want to do it,but some friends of mine,and the pastor,just about wouldn't take 'no' for an answer. A few days before the speech,they kept buggin' me to make sure I didn't try to back out. When 'the Zero Hour' finally arrived,I gotta' tell you,I thought I was going to start 'pee peein'' in my suit. I'm just being for REAL. Anyway,my speech lasted about five minutes,and I couldn't WAIT to get out from in front of that congregtion. I was just glad to be able to sit back down. But the applause kept going and going and going. Yeah,it was a good feeling.
Doctor REALITY

Malvern, AR

#469216 Dec 2, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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In American English,'agape' is most often epressed with the term "unconditional love".
duuuuuuuuuuuuuhhh!!

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#469217 Dec 2, 2012
hick-up wrote:
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Hey J,
Perhaps it's too simple.
IOW, life is about hands ...keep one close and extend the other.
*
I am thinking about this.

My thoughts are along the lines of those that withdraw their hands...in other words pick and choose who we extend it to.

I will have to think some more.

I have used my allotted time here however...if I stay longer...might start having bricks thrown at me! LOL

Since: Sep 12

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#469218 Dec 2, 2012
Doctor REALITY wrote:
<quoted text>I remember the first time I was asked to give a speech in front of a congregation back in my early twenties. I didn' want to do it,but some friends of mine,and the pastor,just about wouldn't take 'no' for an answer. A few days before the speech,they kept buggin' me to make sure I didn't try to back out. When 'the Zero Hour' finally arrived,I gotta' tell you,I thought I was going to start 'pee peein'' in my suit. I'm just being for REAL. Anyway,my speech lasted about five minutes,and I couldn't WAIT to get out from in front of that congregtion. I was just glad to be able to sit back down. But the applause kept going and going and going. Yeah,it was a good feeling.
Haha. Thats how I felt today. It seems easy whenever you are on the other side of that pulpit. The lighting is different and it seemed harder to read too. I have been teaching Sunday School for a while and feel really comfortable doing that. I will have to start appreciating Public Speakers more. They have a tough job.:)

Since: Sep 12

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#469221 Dec 2, 2012
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text> Yeap, as the Bible points out without charity we are as a sounding brass and a tinkerling symbol.
Hi, I am not sure if you like contemporary christian music but if you do, listen to this song..it speaks exactly of what you just said. It reminded me of this song..I hope you enjoy it..especially when he starts talking instead of singing..awesome message

Doctor REALITY

Malvern, AR

#469222 Dec 2, 2012
Grace Walker wrote:
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Haha. Thats how I felt today. It seems easy whenever you are on the other side of that pulpit. The lighting is different and it seemed harder to read too. I have been teaching Sunday School for a while and feel really comfortable doing that. I will have to start appreciating Public Speakers more. They have a tough job.:)
Well,some of them are more interested in making it more of a 'show' than trying to focus on leading souls to the Lord.
Gary

Buffalo, NY

#469223 Dec 2, 2012
Hi Walker:

This makes much sense to me. I believe a good tie-in with what your saying is in, Gal. 5:22-23, talking about the believers fruits of the Spirit of God he produces this is the sign of a true believer as you would say the reader can take the words in any tone and think bad about them if they like. I always look for the fruit does he or she show love, peace, joy, goodness, kindness, meekness, longsuffering, faith, gentleness and so on. The very sad thing is, I do not see much of this in people's e-mail but I do hear a lot of slander, bickering, gossip, hate, malice, unkind words towards another and so on this is not the case with all thank the Lord for this. It seems today many do not want to look at things objective at an issue and see how it may apply to the word of God which should be the sole authority that determins truth. Thank you for your input. I would not be surprised if some would even show contempt in what I have just said. Again, thank you. Gary.
Grace Walker wrote:
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LOL, I know Annie, but I would rather not edit what someone say's. No way do I believe we should beat someone over the head with our bibles..haha, That even sounded funny to me. I have had a few run ins with the "extreme religionist" Christians on here over this very thing. I love to quote scripture if I have the opportunity but I hate when people belittle someone with Gods Word or condemn them to hell if they break a commandment and especially dislike seeing a Christian spew hate in the name of God. We are all human and get angry at times, I am especially guilty for that but a Christian is suppose to be quick to listen and slow to speak. The one thing that I don't like about chatrooms is the fact that the listener cannot hear the compassion coming from the writer. The reader can take the words in any tone that they desire. Sometimes unintentionally, but they miss the whole point in general..Does that make sense? <<<<proves my point, i guess. LOL
Prince Helmut Pipke

Baltimore, MD

#469224 Dec 2, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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In American English,'agape' is most often epressed with the term "unconditional love".
majority divorced,living with girl friends,boy friends,filthy sexual perverts in this country never excercize Agape Love,nor even Know what agape love is,
they also have no idea waht love is at all, because everytihing in their mind connected with love is; male penis,or female vagina,that is all what they mainly focus,

if you lose testotrone,your own wife will run away from you-because you don't make sex love with her

your post about american english Love Agape is without of any sense to tell this about modern capitalistic Society without of Practical Gods laws

look at example of Quin claim to be christian and teach others that Holy Soirit is wife and make sex with God male, and also lesbian because she enter women virgin Mary womb?
he he heeeeeeeeeeee
english agape is filthy,croocked,blasphemous aand shameful
Prince Helmut Pipke

Baltimore, MD

#469225 Dec 2, 2012
Doctor REALITY wrote:
<quoted text>Well,some of them are more interested in making it more of a 'show' than trying to focus on leading souls to the Lord.
how are you doing my dear friend,bro, and comapsionate dr Reality taking care together with Dr Shrink about those poor christian souls

take easy friend,and look forward for good news about fiscal cliff,cliff,cliff,cliff unio

“squuuze me”

Since: Feb 09

Florida, USA

#469226 Dec 2, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
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I am thinking about this.
My thoughts are along the lines of those that withdraw their hands...in other words pick and choose who we extend it to.
I will have to think some more.
I have used my allotted time here however...if I stay longer...might start having bricks thrown at me! LOL
We all pick & choose and withdraw. The no. 1 reason would probably be that it is a defense mechanism ...much like the little birds today. I am sure there were some that wouldn't allow themselves to retrieve a peice of donut no matter how strong the urge. And then there was the one that poked the end of my finger causing me to not only jerk my hand back inside, but also gave me second thoughts about hand feeding in the first place. Had the sea gulls of come around, I probably would of stopped hand feeding all together I'm sure.

The same is true with humans, all bias aside. Is self-preservation wrong? Is self-preservation a sin? I'm sure not. I mean who in their right mind is going to extend a hand to someone who may tear off the arm and beat one with it? Not I ...

Now I'm sure there are those who will attempt to use the "faith" logic to prove the fear is unfounded ...then let them use their own hand ...let them show by example. The idea that one can remove a thorn from the paw of a lion and make a lifelong friend is a childs story.

This is all very basic ...I haven't even touched on hate, selfishness, etc.

The point is; one does what one can, when one can. Looking away in the interest of self-preservation does not make one a lesser person anymore than trading places with one less fortunit makes one a saint. The point is; we're still left with one that has, and one that has not. Ain't life grand?
Prince Helmut Pipke

Baltimore, MD

#469227 Dec 2, 2012
Gary wrote:
Hi Walker:
This makes much sense to me. I believe a good tie-in with what your saying is in, Gal. 5:22-23, talking about the believers fruits of the Spirit of God he produces this is the sign of a true believer as you would say the reader can take the words in any tone and think bad about them if they like. I always look for the fruit does he or she show love, peace, joy, goodness, kindness, meekness, longsuffering, faith, gentleness and so on. The very sad thing is, I do not see much of this in people's e-mail but I do hear a lot of slander, bickering, gossip, hate, malice, unkind words towards another and so on this is not the case with all thank the Lord for this. It seems today many do not want to look at things objective at an issue and see how it may apply to the word of God which should be the sole authority that determins truth. Thank you for your input. I would not be surprised if some would even show contempt in what I have just said. Again, thank you. Gary.
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I agre gary
for example my foreign english sometimes sounds crazy,but majority look at me like hateful human and poster calling insane or troll,

nobody behind written posts is troll,
esspecialy if poster try only to master language with only posters claiming to be christians

be sure,not now,but maybe latter posters making contentions and divisions will respond to you negatively and with not ended grudges?

God bless you Gary

Since: Sep 12

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#469228 Dec 2, 2012
Gary wrote:
Hi Walker:
This makes much sense to me. I believe a good tie-in with what your saying is in, Gal. 5:22-23, talking about the believers fruits of the Spirit of God he produces this is the sign of a true believer as you would say the reader can take the words in any tone and think bad about them if they like. I always look for the fruit does he or she show love, peace, joy, goodness, kindness, meekness, longsuffering, faith, gentleness and so on. The very sad thing is, I do not see much of this in people's e-mail but I do hear a lot of slander, bickering, gossip, hate, malice, unkind words towards another and so on this is not the case with all thank the Lord for this. It seems today many do not want to look at things objective at an issue and see how it may apply to the word of God which should be the sole authority that determins truth. Thank you for your input. I would not be surprised if some would even show contempt in what I have just said. Again, thank you. Gary.
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Hi Gary,
Thank You for replying. I agree with you also. The bible says we can tell them from their fruits..Nice meeting you and i hope we can talk again soon. Have a great night and a very blessed week

Since: Sep 12

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#469229 Dec 2, 2012
Prince Helmut Pipke wrote:
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I agre gary
for example my foreign english sometimes sounds crazy,but majority look at me like hateful human and poster calling insane or troll,
nobody behind written posts is troll,
esspecialy if poster try only to master language with only posters claiming to be christians
be sure,not now,but maybe latter posters making contentions and divisions will respond to you negatively and with not ended grudges?
God bless you Gary
Hi Prince,
I am sorry that people incorrectly judges you based soley on your grammer. My mother is German and her english isn't very well mastered either but she has a heart of gold towards people and loves our Lord with Childlike faith. I would not like it if people judged her only based on her grammer. They would be missing out on the great person that she really is. I enjoy reading what you post. Even if we may disagree at times, I will treat you with respect and love you as a Christian should. Have a great night my new friend

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