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Posted on: February 17, 2009 3:11 am
 

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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 2:28 pm
 

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Good Morning. I am praying for you all! Just wanted you all to know that my Mom has Gall Stones and no heart problems!!! Praise God. WE are trying to line up a surgeon now. Be blessed everyone!

Great news, Gary- I guess.  Gallstones are a pain, but probably more fixable than chronic heart issues.  I know, my Dad dealt with shunts, stents, bypasses, and angioplasties.  It just never seemed to end. 

Holy Father, we ask that Gary's mom find a good surgeon.  We already know she has the Great Physician on her side, so we ask that all will go well, and that You will receive the praise and glory.  We ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:42 am
 

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Good Morning. I am praying for you all! Just wanted you all to know that my Mom has Gall Stones and no heart problems!!! Praise God. WE are trying to line up a surgeon now. Be blessed everyone!

Gary 



Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 5:25 am
 

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Good morning and God bless.  All prayers and posters are lifted up.

Have a great and blessed day

Jack



Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2012 7:14 pm
 

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I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Y'all are in my prayers.

Time to watch the Daytona 500

Good night and God bless

Jack 



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2012 11:25 am
 

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"We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."
- Romans 8:28

No matter when, how, or where trouble arises, God is sufficiently wise and able to lay His hand upon it, working it into His plans and purposes.

Father God, I know You are at work in all things so I trust in You today.  Open my eyes to see Your hand on the things that concern me. Thank You for all You do and the grace You provide.  Speak Your peace to all who trust in You, to those whom You have called, that Your purpose will be accomplished according to Your will and we will give You all the glory, for You alone are worthy.  In Jesus' name, Amen




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 4:08 pm
 

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Greg, you and your requests are in my prayers.
Thanks, Jack. 
I agree that it is a little frustrating when you want to join with brothers and sisters to lift up the sick and afflicted, and meet with a knucklehead bent on nothing but insult and obstruction.  It makes me appreciate Noah more.  My biggest concern was that some would actually believe some of the lies and accusations they read.  Those of us who know each other pretty well from years of interaction won't but some new friends and casual participants might.  I particularly didn't want Sis to become frustrated and discouraged in communicating with us as she sought our prayers for her mom, and as she tried to inform us of what was going on. 


The one consolation is that in a perverse way, they must have some deep seated needs to seek us out.  By responding about the love and grace of God and the blood of Jesus, they will at least have to come face to face with some bald- faced facts about the Lord and the gospel essentials.  Even if they didn't intend to, they will have to process the gospel and come face to face with a testimony of the Risen Christ and His atonement.  I know we don't want to disrupt the ministry or encourage their perversity, but once the damage is done, there's no reason we can't give 'em more than they bargained for, and stick a mental image of Jesus into their rotten brains.  Let the Spirit go to work on that, and who knows?  Without arguing, it may be that a quick gospel presentation might have an effect years from now.  I have heard of less probable scenarios.  The Word of God never returns to Him void, but always accomplishes the purpose for which He sent it out. 


Isaiah 55:11

 11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

 
Sovereign Lord, we lift up this ministry to You, its author.  We give glory to Your Name alone.  We are mindful of the friends we have made her over the years, and of their preciousness in Your sight.  We lift our dear sister Terry to You and her mother.  How dramatic and heartrending it is to see the sufferings of those we love.  From Your eternal perspective, however, we know that the proof of the faith of Your children is precious in Your sight.  We do humbly ask that You mitigate her suffering, however, since she has suffered much.  Remember our sister and her spirit.  She doesn't ask much for herself, but we know how she hurts.  Her own health isn't so hot, and You know better than we do, how she struggles.  We further implore, Lord Christ, that her mom regains enough strength for the bypass surgery to alleviate the venous ulcers.  We lift up the nieces and their respective needs.  We praise You for what You have done and will continue to do for Jack's church.  I pray for jjoey's situation with family and living situations.  We lift up those requests that due to their delicate nature and the disruptive influence of the Enemy have gone unspoken.  Glorifiy Your Name on Earth as it is in Heaven, we ask, in the Matchless Name of Jesus, our Lord.  Amen.


Greg




Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:17 pm
 

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Sis, glad you moved over here.  I was just looking at the thread and it looks like the world took over again.  Thanks so much for trying to keep this thread alive.  I was just reading back some pages from when the thread was deleted a couple of years ago and feel so bad for not posting more as there used to be so many more posting and encouraging.  I will endeavor to do better.

Sis, you your requests and your Mom are continually in my prayers.  Thanks for asking about me, I am doing well and feeling blessed by God as we try to move the church along after the mess.  Anything God is in will work so I know we will be fine.

Gary, your Mom, niece and you and yours are in my prayers

Tony, it's been a rough couple of years for you, but know you, your wife and neice are in my prayers.  Do not stop doing good for at just the right time God will come through (my paraphrase)

Greg, you and your requests are in my prayers.

jjoey, you and yours are in my prayers.

Folks if we are not being persecuted because of our walk with Christ we are not walking close enough to Him.  We can stand a little message board persecution.  Besides God says the Fool says in his heart there is no God, they can't help themselves until they seek God through Christ. 

Heavenly Father, I lift up all that are on this thread even if they are trying to harm and ask that Your will be done in all things asked about and talked about on this thread.  I pray in Jesus' name.  AMEN

God bless and talk to you later

Jack




Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 11:30 am
 

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Interesting devotional today, sorry it's a bit long:

Who Cares about Leviticus?
Katherine Britton, Crosswalk.com

“You are to be holy to me, because I, the Lord, am holy, and I have set your apart from the nations to be my own.” – Leviticus 20:26

Like most evangelicals, I haven’t devoted much time to parsing Leviticus. After all, we live under the new covenant ushered in by Christ’s death and resurrection, and we’re Gentiles to boot. Leviticus was written for a particular people at a particular time, and vast sections of the book have been demoted to historical curiosities at this point. The fledgling kingdom of Israel – really, a collection of tribes that had more in common with their pagan neighbors than today’s Christian enclave – were on the other side of history’s turning point. The Lord dictated incredibly detailed ceremonial law for this emerging nation that has since passed away, as we have a new and perfect high priest.

Still, the apostle Paul insists that “all Scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching” (2 Timothy 3:15). Remember, this is Paul speaking, the same apostle who vilified the Judaizers for insisting the law must be upheld in its minutae to achieve salvation, and who wrote that “no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law.” The resolution of the paradox might be a bit more apparent through the example of Park Street Church in Boston.

Pastor Daniel Harrell convinced 19 members of his congregation to join him in an experiment in “living Levitically,” despite the drastic changes they had to make in their daily living. The group grew out their beards, kept kosher, cleaned their homes meticulously, observed the Sabbath, and even stopped wearing clothes made from blended materials. One of the few exceptions to the experiment was animal sacrifice, as the group intended not to break any U.S. laws while observing the ceremonial ones.

The group found it absolutely impossible to obey every tenet. But the Park Street Church says that wasn’t the point. Seeing firsthand that they couldn’t perfectly fulfill the law, they realized the need for grace in a whole new way. As Romans 5:20 explains it, “The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more.”

Could it be that, in ignoring Leviticus as a whole, we forget how awesome grace is? True, not every ceremonial law (washing your feet? Wearing blended materials?) is also a moral law. But God still told the Israelites to keep it as his law. Reading about the church’s example reminded me of a couple things:

First,God’s people are supposed to be set apart. The Israelites were supposed to look different, act different, worship different, and spend their time in different ways than the nations around them. It was an integral part of their calling as God’s people. The manifestations aren’t quite the same, but Christians have the same calling today.

Second, we aren’t set apart enough. As Park Street Church rediscovered, the law points out our insufficiencies. Even if the law were just a set of external rules, we still couldn’t keep them perfectly. We just can’t measure up to following the law or Christ’s example.

Third, only in Christ can we find rest from the law and a new identity that really sets us apart. The writer of Hebrews notes that the law is “only a shadow of the good things that are coming.” And yes, the law is a good thing – it makes us realize how much Christ had to atone for on our behalf. Not only that, God has adopted us as sons and daughters through Christ to really set us apart. And then he gives us the grace to live it. Sure, we’ll still fall, and that will remind us to run to grace. But the power of the law is gone through Christ.

 




Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 11:24 am
 

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Have been and will continue to pray for your Mom, Gary.  Glad to hear she is stable.  Praying for your whole family and your friend as well. 

I continue to pray for Pastor Youcef.  I'm not sure what good petitions will do with Iran, but if you are so inclined, please go to and sign their petition to release Pastor Youcef.  The ACLJ has also pushed for Congress to make a statement (they passed a resolution objecting to Pastor Youcef's treatment; it will have the same effect as their resolution to object to China's treatment of Attorney Gao, who has been located at a remote prison in China where he can move about within the prison freely but is too far away to be found so they thought; Gao's brother found him and is in communication with him and Gao is no longer being tortured just isolated and his family is safely in America now).  Where is the public outcry from our government?  Crickets .  . .

Mom's face is healing but it is still a bit unnerving to see the extent of the scars and holes needed to fix all the cancer.  I dress the wounds twice a day and follow the instructions to help the scars and holes heal as best as possible.  She is scheduled for the other cheek in March (don't put money on that one happening!).  She has new venous ulcers breaking out on her leg.  The doctor said there is no way to prevent them without having either they bypass surgery or her leg amputated.  For now, we are treating each wound as it appears and she is in quite a bit of pain.  I thank you for your continued prayer for her and for the family.

Be God's!
Sis




Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 9:33 am
 

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Mom is stable. They are going to do a heart cath on her at noon to try to rule out any heart issues. Please lift her up.

Praying for you all!

Gary  


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