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Hiawassee, GA

Who do you support for U.S. Senate in Georgia in 2010?

http://www.christi antoday.com/articl e/wearen.thousands .unite.to.support. persecuted.christi ans.in.iraq/39026. htm  (Aug 10, 2014 | post #53182)

Hiawassee, GA

Do you need a friend

Is it possible for us as sinners to have fellowship with a holy God? How can we, being just dust and ashes, be reconciled with the Creator of the universe? How can we, sinful human beings, have access to the throne of God? The Christian faith is not a path open to us from earth to heaven, but a path opened by God from heaven to earth. In Christ, God reconciled the world to himself (2 Corinthians 5:19). There is only one mediator between God and humankind—and that mediator is Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 2:5). Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one can go to the Father except through him (John 14:6). Jesus is the new and living path that leads you to God. Jesus said, “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in … and find pasture” (John 10:9). Jesus is the way to salvation, to abundant provision, and to liberation. He is the bridge that connects you to God. He is the ultimate high priest who mediates between you and God. No church, no religion, no sacred rite, aside from Jesus Christ, can reconcile you with God. Christ is the only mediator. Have you surrendered yourself to him? Acts 4:1-22 New International Version (NIV) Acts 4 Peter and John Before the Sanhedrin 1 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. 2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. 3 They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day. 4 But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand. 5 The next day the rulers, the elders and the teachers of the law met in Jerusalem. 6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and others of the high priest’s family. 7 They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?” 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! 9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. 11 Jesus is “‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’[a] 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say. 15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together. 16 “What are we going to do with these men?” they asked. “Everyone living in Jerusalem knows they have performed a notable sign, and we cannot deny it. 17 But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name.” 18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” 21 After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old. Footnotes: a.Acts 4:11 Psalm 118:22 New International Version (NIV) Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica  (Dec 10, 2011 | post #3)

Hiawassee, GA

Worry Not

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. Luke 2:1 When Caesar spoke, every citizen listened. From every part of the Roman Empire people obeyed Caesar, who proclaimed himself lord of all. Caesar, the self-styled ruler of the universe, was in charge. But Caesar was merely an instrument in the hands of the true Lord of heaven and earth. While Augustus was proudly issuing decrees, the Ruler of the Universe, God himself, was carrying out plans he had laid before the foundation of the world. And in those plans he allowed a self-styled, proud ruler to play a small part. That is God’s irony. According to Psalm 2:4, “The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs” at rulers of the earth as they plot and gather together. The Lord scoffs at rulers who parade their weaponry and threaten other nations with violence. The Lord laughs at presidents and prime ministers who pretend to be in charge. Even dictators who have no regard for human life are no more than instruments in the hands of Almighty God. Remember that fact this season, if fear should grip your heart. Remember that fact if you are tempted to put your trust in people who govern and who promise a utopia on earth. The Lord of heaven and earth is in charge! Prayer: Lord of heaven and earth, help us to remember that you are in charge. Help us to remember that earthly rulers govern only because you allow them power for a while. Bring them to submit to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen. Arthur J. Schoonveld  (Dec 23, 2010 | post #1)

Hiawassee, GA

What is you're opinion of Apostle Greg Roberts?

To thine own self be true. Do what your conscience directs you to do.  (Apr 29, 2010 | post #45)

Hiawassee, GA

What is you're opinion of Apostle Greg Roberts?

No one suggested living off of the system as you call it, but rather to know what is most important. This is directed to all that would follow Him. Matthew 16:24-28 24Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25For whoever wants to save his life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. 26What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? 27For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.  (Apr 28, 2010 | post #41)

Hiawassee, GA

What is you're opinion of Apostle Greg Roberts?

CROSS-BEARING Scripture Reading: Mark 8:34-38 “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Mark 8:34 After announcing the cross in his future, Jesus says self-denial and cross-bearing are part of the life asked of anyone who follows him. Disciples die to their desires and give up pretending to be in charge. Jesus asked his followers to be ready to give up possessions, positions, and even family ties if following him required it. Today Christian people in many places suffer because they believe in Jesus and follow him. Antagonism to their faith may lead to outright persecution. The Christians whose lives are made uncomfortable or dangerous for Jesus’ sake number hundreds of millions! Crosses are burdens freely chosen for Christ’s sake. A friend in our mission decided with her husband to bear a child that they knew would have a difficult life if he survived birth. With prayer and support, they chose the hard road. My cross may be to take on the hurts of others, to feel sorrow for someone else’s plight. A family who prays for years for the salvation of an unbelieving family member bears a cross. So do we when we help neighbors in poverty, or help to raise others’ children. Churches that grow through evangelism have many members whose hearts ache for the hurts and needs of others. But, as Jesus says, “Whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.” Prayer: Lord Jesus, I belong to you. Deep down I know there are difficult things you are asking me to do. Help me to pick up my cross. In your name I pray. Amen. Rev. John Rozeboom http://www.thisist oday.net/?utm_sour ce=TODAY+Daily+Dev otional&utm_ca mpaign=4ce6cba0e1- TODAY_RSS2EMAIL &utm_medium=em ail  (Apr 28, 2010 | post #38)

Hiawassee, GA

In His Service

March 19, 2010 Authentic Beauty http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=e00JW pre67U Proverbs 31:21-31 (New International Version) 21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. 22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. 23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. 24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. 26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. 27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. 31 Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. New International Version (NIV) Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. —Proverbs 31:30I often take a moment as I wait at our grocery store checkout stand to scan the covers of the magazines displayed there. It seems that if they aren’t about sex and money, they’re about diet, fitness, health, and outward beauty. There’s nothing there for the soul. The problem is that people read the wrong magazines—those that are full of lies that fixate on beauty of face and form as though that’s all there is. This can lead to comparison and terrible despair. Some years ago, a friend of mine told of a conversation he had with a lovely, self-assured teenager. “You’re very self-confident,” he observed. “Can you tell me why?” “Yes,” the young woman answered. “It’s because I’m so pretty.” “Oh, I’m sorry,” he said with extraordinary wisdom. “Why?” she asked in surprise. “Because,” he replied, “you may not always be pretty.” “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing” is the wisdom we read in Proverbs 31. Physical beauty all too quickly fades away; all one’s efforts to keep it are doomed to fail. But there is an inner beauty—authentic beauty that will endure forever—in the one “who fears the Lord” (v.30). — David H. Roper Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me— All His wonderful passion and purity! O Thou Spirit divine, all my nature refine, Till the beauty of Jesus be seen in me. —Orsborn Righteousness in the heart produces beauty in the character. http://www.rbc.org /index.aspx http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=g6N_t qe9uAg  (Mar 19, 2010 | post #367)

Hiawassee, GA

In His Service

March 17, 2010 A Good God http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=38V8j nN1Kpw Psalm 46 (New International Version) Psalm 46 For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A song. [a] 1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Selah 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. 5 God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. 6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts. 7 The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah 8 Come and see the works of the LORD, the desolations he has brought on the earth. 9 He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear, he burns the shields [b] with fire. 10 "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." 11 The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah Footnotes: a.Psalm 46:1 Title: Probably a musical term b.Psalm 46:9 Or chariots New International Version (NIV) Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. —Psalm 9:9 When my brother-in-law was a missionary in Mali, West Africa, he was involved in a traffic accident. A man had wandered into the road in front of Chuck’s motorcycle. The cycle struck the man and sent Chuck and the bike sliding along the ground for more than 200 feet. Shortly after Chuck regained consciousness in the hospital, his doctor told him he had been “really lucky.” Chuck smiled and replied, “God is good.” Later he thought about the day’s events. The man who was struck hadn’t received any permanent injuries, and Chuck would also recover from his injuries. But what if one of them had been killed? He thought, God would be no less good. When we experience tragedy, we may wonder about God’s goodness. Is God always good? Yes, He is. He doesn’t promise that bad things will never happen to us, but He does promise to be “our refuge and strength” (Ps. 46:1). He doesn’t promise that we will never walk through heart-wrenching circumstances, but He promises that we won’t be alone (23:4). God is good—no matter what suffering we are experiencing. Even when we don’t understand, we can say with Habakkuk, “Yet will I rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation” (3:18). — Cindy Hess Kasper O taste and see that God is good To all who seek His face; Yea, blest the one who trusts in Him, Confiding in His grace. —Psalter God tests our faith so that we may trust His faithfulness. http://www.rbc.org /odb/odb.shtml  (Mar 17, 2010 | post #365)