tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1160012943741412072021-12-20T18:30:30.049-06:00PJ's Prayer LineYes, He is listening.PJhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02807442587587976098noreply@blogger.comBlogger866125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-116001294374141207.post-57479353583733805222019-07-06T12:44:00.000-05:002019-07-07T09:36:48.985-05:00LET'S TALK ABOUT "KEEPING THE FAITH"- Even Better, Let's make it STRONGER<a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_tWUA9gdjwg/XSDNzIIqBjI/AAAAAAAAReE/uiiI_uUFmbETJMLv7HDH-Pfm09Nrt_hYwCEwYBhgL/s1600/HOly%2BBible.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;">SS<img border="0" data-original-height="128" data-original-width="287" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_tWUA9gdjwg/XSDNzIIqBjI/AAAAAAAAReE/uiiI_uUFmbETJMLv7HDH-Pfm09Nrt_hYwCEwYBhgL/s1600/HOly%2BBible.jpg" /></a><span style="font-family: &quot;alegreya sc&quot; , &quot;eb garamond&quot; , &quot;gentium basic&quot; , serif;"><span style="background-color: #f4fdff; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>Good Afternoon to All!</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;alegreya sc&quot; , &quot;eb garamond&quot; , &quot;gentium basic&quot; , serif;"><span style="background-color: #f4fdff;"><b><br /></b></span></span><span style="font-family: &quot;alegreya sc&quot; , &quot;eb garamond&quot; , &quot;gentium basic&quot; , serif;"><span style="background-color: #f4fdff;"><b>Bible Reading for July 6, 2019</b></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;alegreya sc&quot; , &quot;eb garamond&quot; , &quot;gentium basic&quot; , serif;"><span style="background-color: #f4fdff;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><div class="verse__body" style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 14px;"><div class="ng-binding" ng-bind-html="verseText" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b style="box-sizing: border-box;">For</b><b style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;who has known the mind of the Lord</b>,<b style="box-sizing: border-box;">or who has been his counselor?</b>&nbsp;<b style="box-sizing: border-box;">Or</b><b style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;who has first given to God</b>,&nbsp;<b style="box-sizing: border-box;">that God</b>&nbsp;<b style="box-sizing: border-box;">needs to repay him?</b><b>&nbsp;For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever! Amen.</b></span></div><div class="ng-binding" ng-bind-html="verseText" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Romans 11:34-36</span></b></div><h4 class="ng-binding" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: inherit; font-size: 18px; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-top: 12px; text-align: right;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ktkhf_L1jWU/XSDPUhVD-3I/AAAAAAAAReM/g8naaodDUb4OLGMWy9Tjgk6HGyboxO3wwCLcBGAs/s1600/Faith.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; font-weight: 400; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><img border="0" data-original-height="183" data-original-width="275" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ktkhf_L1jWU/XSDPUhVD-3I/AAAAAAAAReM/g8naaodDUb4OLGMWy9Tjgk6HGyboxO3wwCLcBGAs/s1600/Faith.jpg" /></span></a></h4></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Christian Faith isn’t a one-time decision and you’re good to go. It’s not as simple as “I believe in Jesus Christ as the son of God and as my Savior” and you’re set for life. Faith is an ever-evolving state of mind. That’s why it is called one’s “walk with God.” Faith is a lifelong journey in which we can stray from the path without even realizing it. Yet, faith is our most important connection to God.</span></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Hebrews 11:6</span></strong></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q47S1MmRf7E/XSDPwFbSN9I/AAAAAAAAReY/Wu5r9QZclagWxzGbPYRUP20gYRt0ini0wCEwYBhgL/s1600/prayer.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><img border="0" data-original-height="190" data-original-width="266" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q47S1MmRf7E/XSDPwFbSN9I/AAAAAAAAReY/Wu5r9QZclagWxzGbPYRUP20gYRt0ini0wCEwYBhgL/s1600/prayer.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">In this article, we’ll outline four steps for keeping your faith strong and moving forward.</span></div><h5 style="background-color: #f4fdff; border-bottom: 1px solid grey; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 14px; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-top: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Faith is like fitness</span></h5><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Anyone who’s ever exercised to get in shape knows it’s an ongoing and constant process. The minute you stop exercising, everything you’ve gained regresses. The same thing can happen with your faith. Just like a muscle stays strong with exercise, but shrinks when not used. Faith also needs to be continually exercised to retain its strength.</span></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">We can get apathetic about our faith. It’s easy to get caught up in the world and its concerns and put </span></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">less focus on Scripture and Christ. Because we’ve done work in the past, we tend to think we’re covered, and we take our walk with the Lord for granted.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><em style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px;">“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”</em><em style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px;">“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe</em><em style="box-sizing: border-box; clear: right; color: #333333; display: inline; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q47S1MmRf7E/XSDPwFbSN9I/AAAAAAAAReU/GLZB2ewEdWgEZ_1JOHTFV0_kS_ITZleBgCLcBGAs/s1600/prayer.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; display: inline !important; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;">him.”</a></em></span><br /><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"></strong></span></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">In this article, we’ll outline four steps for keeping your faith strong and moving forward.</span></div><h5 style="background-color: #f4fdff; border-bottom: 1px solid grey; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 14px; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-top: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Faith is like fitness</span></h5><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Anyone who’s ever exercised to get in shape knows it’s an ongoing and constant process. The minute you stop exercising, everything you’ve gained regresses. The same thing can happen with your faith. Just like a muscle stays strong with exercise, but shrinks when not used. Faith also needs to be continually exercised to retain its strength.</span></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">We can get apathetic about our faith. It’s easy to get caught up in the world and its concerns and put less focus on Scripture and Christ. Because we’ve done work in the past, we tend to think we’re covered, and we take our walk with the Lord for granted.</span></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><em style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”</span></em></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><em style="box-sizing: border-box;"></em></span></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r2yyquWAxJM/XSDQK9lYoGI/AAAAAAAARec/Q27ykXj2stwZoCA3y-IhPbdd2mrqIAGJQCLcBGAs/s1600/bible%2Bkey.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><img border="0" data-original-height="183" data-original-width="275" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r2yyquWAxJM/XSDQK9lYoGI/AAAAAAAARec/Q27ykXj2stwZoCA3y-IhPbdd2mrqIAGJQCLcBGAs/s1600/bible%2Bkey.jpg" /></span></a><strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">– Romans 10:17</span></strong></div><h3 style="background-color: #f4fdff; border-bottom: 1px solid grey; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 24px; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-top: 24px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">4 steps for keeping your faith strong and progressing</span></h3><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Just as there are basics to fitness like aerobic exercise (walking, jogging, writing) and strengthening </span></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">exercises (lifting weights, resistance bands) – there are basics for keeping your faith in shape.</span><br /><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Here are the four most important things necessary to keeping your faith strengthened…</span></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; border-bottom: 1px solid grey; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 18px; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-top: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">1. Reading the Bible</span></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><em style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,”</span></em></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">– 2 Timothy 3:16</span></strong></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hklV1cpg4Fo/XSDQTvcSeDI/AAAAAAAAReg/qeQjameYXsE9FqUmrokXzn2iCzsbUcQxgCLcBGAs/s1600/Gods%2527%2BWord.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><img border="0" data-original-height="105" data-original-width="103" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hklV1cpg4Fo/XSDQTvcSeDI/AAAAAAAAReg/qeQjameYXsE9FqUmrokXzn2iCzsbUcQxgCLcBGAs/s320/Gods%2527%2BWord.jpg" width="313" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Make time for reading the Bible every day. If you can only get 5 minutes, do that. If you can only get 10 minutes, do that. The point is – do something, whatever it is you can. Any progress in keeping yourself in the word is better than no progress.</span></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><h4 style="background-color: #f4fdff; border-bottom: 1px solid grey; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 18px; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-top: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">. Pray</span></h4><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><em style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">“Pray without ceasing,”</span></em></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">– 1 Thessalonians 5:17</span></strong></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">The best way to walk with God and have a connection with him is to pray. Ask God to help you increase your faith. Pray for understanding and wisdom. Pray for discernment. Pray for others.</span></div><h4 style="background-color: #f4fdff; border-bottom: 1px solid grey; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 18px; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-top: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">3. Attend church</span></h4><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><em style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”</span></em></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">– Hebrews 10:24-25</span></strong></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Attending church not only gives you instruction in God’s word from someone who has been trained in it, but it also gives you fellowship with other Christians. Keeping company with other Christians helps support our faith by being with like-minded people.</span></div><h4 style="background-color: #f4fdff; border-bottom: 1px solid grey; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 18px; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-top: 12px;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7h0IRXfU_Ho/XSDUsWDs-KI/AAAAAAAARew/hU-aALzsPuAViR_gxCy6weqajgXlroVrACLcBGAs/s1600/not%2Bashamed.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><img border="0" data-original-height="463" data-original-width="480" height="307" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7h0IRXfU_Ho/XSDUsWDs-KI/AAAAAAAARew/hU-aALzsPuAViR_gxCy6weqajgXlroVrACLcBGAs/s320/not%2Bashamed.jpg" width="320" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">4. Share your faith with others</span></h4><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><em style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”</span></em></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"></strong></span></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">– Matthew 28:19</span></strong></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Not only is it Christ’s commission that we spread the gospel, but the act of sharing the good news with others forces us to demonstrate and reaffirm our faith. To encourage others to embrace the gospel literally requires us put our faith in use, which only serves to strengthen it.</span></div><div style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 12px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"></strong></span></div><div class="row" style="background-color: #f4fdff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-size: 14px; margin-left: -15px; margin-right: -15px;"><div class="col-xs-12" style="box-sizing: border-box; float: left; min-height: 1px; padding-left: 15px; padding-right: 15px; position: relative; width: 780px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><ad-unit class="ng-isolate-scope" data-aps-placementid="content_bottom_1" style="box-sizing: border-box;"></ad-unit><br /></span><br /><div class="aps-kw-outer-container" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 10px 0px; width: 750px;"></div></div></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">I'm not a Preacher, Pastor or Bible Scholar, but I am in true belief that it is my Obligation as a Child of God and Christian to spread His Word, and help those who are unsure to understand and know what to do and where to look to come to Christ.&nbsp; He is our only hope is this world today, no matter what others would have you believe.&nbsp; He says in His own words that no one shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven but by Him.&nbsp; His is the ONLY NAME under heaven by which we can be saved.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">I once told someone who was adament about not being serious about living for God and believing in Him, that it is better to be SAFE THAN SORRY. I would much rather live the way He wants me to and take a chance of being in Heaven for eternity, than take a chance, Not live according to His Word and end up in Hades.&nbsp; For an unbeliever, as I said wouldn't it be prudent and better to be "safe than sorry"?</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Please, Take time to&nbsp; ponder this post, maybe even apply what it says and see if your life doesn't get better?&nbsp; I have NO DOUBT that you will see changes in your life for the better.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">A<b>MAY GOD BLESS!&nbsp; Have a WONDERFUL DAY!</b></span><br /><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt308/TheRedHeadRiter/2009%20TEMPLATE/9f72efb0.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkname=PJ%27s%20Prayer%20Line&amp;linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpjsprayerline.blogspot.com" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Share/Bookmark" border="0" height="16" src="https://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" width="171" /></a><br /><script type="text/javascript">a2a_linkname="PJ's Prayer Line";a2a_linkurl="http://pjsprayerline.blogspot.com";</script><script src="https://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" --><!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi622.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt308%2FTheRedHeadRiter%2F2009%2520TEMPLATE%2F9f72efb0.png&amp;container=blogger&amp;gadget=a&amp;rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" -->PJhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02807442587587976098noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-116001294374141207.post-61996180642101800592018-07-07T16:00:00.000-05:002018-07-07T19:18:01.861-05:00Book Review—THINK, ACT, BELIEVE LIKE JESUS by Randy Frazee with Robert Noland<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Zb7dBuaSOiY/W0EYL06ZnjI/AAAAAAAAQE0/xcJaw5hIp-EUbsHE70gAUsoJoETAFQE2ACLcBGAs/s1600/think%2Bact%2Bbelieve%2Blike%2BJesus.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="398" data-original-width="398" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Zb7dBuaSOiY/W0EYL06ZnjI/AAAAAAAAQE0/xcJaw5hIp-EUbsHE70gAUsoJoETAFQE2ACLcBGAs/s400/think%2Bact%2Bbelieve%2Blike%2BJesus.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><b>Hi Y'all!</b></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">I like to do my Book Reviews in a different manner. I review it and take notes while reading it, as I don't retain for a long period of time. By doing it this way, I can actually help you feel as you are reading it with me and benefiting from it as well. </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">This is an excellent book. This author makes it an interesting read, as well as an intellectual tool. For example, he reminded me that there is a difference in “knowing what God's Word says, and BELIEVING it. To be a real Christian we MUST BELIEVE it. </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">I was sent this book titled Think, Act, Believe like Jesus, becoming a new person in Christ by Randy Frazee from&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: medium;">Harpercollins Christian Publishing.</span><span style="font-size: medium;">for the purpose of reviewing it. My honest opinion is offered and given for no monetary compensation. Just the wonderful copy of this book&nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">To continue with my review, this book makes you REALLY THINK and search yourself as to “I say I'm a Christian, what is the evidence”? We are created in God's image, but do I ACT the way Jesus did when he was physically on this earth? Do I Think the way Jesus did then and does now?, To do this, and be an authentic Christian, I would have to BELIEVE the way He does. The Actual Title of this book is Think, Act Believe Like Jesus. In other words we are to actually Think like He does, Act like He does and BE like He is. Yes, Jesus is the only perfect being, so we cannot totally BE like Him, although God's Word says “Be ye perfect, as I am perfect”. We are to STRIVE to be the way He is. </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">I may not agree with everything this author says, as we have doctrinal differences, but I do know that I am learning A Lot from this book. Practical ideas, and general knowledge as well as a wonderful insight to help me continue my “self searching” is helping me. </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">This book is broken down into Parts such as “Think like Jesus” What do I Believe?” Part two; Act Like Jesus “What Should I do?”, Part 3 ; Be Like Jesus, “who Am I becoming? Part 4; Transformation; The Think, Act, Be Revolution and Becoming a New Person in Christ.</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">It even takes it a step further and has an Appendix which covers Taking it To the Next Level”. </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">As I said, I am writing this as I am reading, so you will get the full idea of what this author is trying to convey to us. </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">I am enjoying this book completely. I look forward to seeing and reaping the benefits of putting this book to work in my life and becoming a better Christian as well as creating a closer relationship with Jesus.</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">It reminds me, yes, I said I receive Jesus as my Savior, but how serious am I? Just as Colossians 2:6-8 says, “Just as your received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as your were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">This shook me to my bones. I love to say I'm a Christian. I am Not afraid of the Gospel of Christ, but how do I show it? Do I walk the walk and talk the talk? Would God look at me and say “well done thy good and faithful servant at this point? </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">I think I need to check myself, and re-evaluate myself. </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">This is what this book has done for me. It is not only someone's views, or help because of personal stories and events, but he actually helps us to put this book to work and apply these strategies of helping us to become better Christians in our hearts as well as our minds. He helps me to realize that ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">I recommend this book highly for anyone who finds themselves wondering if there is more to being a Christian than lip service, knowing scriptures, and good deeds. There is so much more. </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Read this book! I guarantee you will consider it a blessing!</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><b>Have a great day! May God Bless!</b></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt308/TheRedHeadRiter/2009%20TEMPLATE/9f72efb0.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkname=PJ%27s%20Prayer%20Line&amp;linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpjsprayerline.blogspot.com" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Share/Bookmark" border="0" src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" height="16" width="171" /></a><br /><script type="text/javascript">a2a_linkname="PJ's Prayer Line";a2a_linkurl="http://pjsprayerline.blogspot.com";</script><script src="http://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div> <!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" --><!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi622.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt308%2FTheRedHeadRiter%2F2009%2520TEMPLATE%2F9f72efb0.png&amp;container=blogger&amp;gadget=a&amp;rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" -->PJhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02807442587587976098noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-116001294374141207.post-48661951978364887852018-05-15T17:51:00.003-05:002018-05-16T08:51:38.102-05:00Book Review--"GO" by Preston Sprinkle<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AVuSf1WmwLo/WvtkRPTVSWI/AAAAAAAAPu4/PXHQz1cYzhsgIAuULb1mYn0gEeXeLmuIgCLcBGAs/s1600/Go.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="499" data-original-width="333" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AVuSf1WmwLo/WvtkRPTVSWI/AAAAAAAAPu4/PXHQz1cYzhsgIAuULb1mYn0gEeXeLmuIgCLcBGAs/s400/Go.jpg" width="266" /></a></div><br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><b>Good Evening To All!</b></span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br />I have just been reading a book titled&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>"GO" by Preston Sprinkle</b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">.&nbsp; It was sent to me by&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>NavPress</b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">, a Division of&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>Tyndale Publishing f</b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">or my review.&nbsp; This will be my honest opinion which has not been compensated by any means other than this complimentary copy of the book for review.</span></span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br />The title of this book peeked my curiosity.&nbsp; Two little letters.... G O.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br />At first, I thought it was going to be an "instructional book" on how to "go" out and witness to others.&nbsp; It was far from it.&nbsp; It was a wake up call to me.&nbsp; It took a while for me to really get interested in it, but once I realized how close to home it hit, my eyes opened wide.&nbsp; It showed me that there is much more to being a "disciple "of Christ than sitting on a pew and every once in a while telling someone how Jesus loves them, and that they need to be saved to get to heaven.</span></span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br />I'm the one who sits on the pew and listens to God's message intently.&nbsp; I go up to the altar and pray that He would find some use for me.&nbsp; I'm good at telling others that we as Christians are suppose&nbsp; to "go out into the world and tell others about the Wonderful News, that Jesus loves them and He died so that they (we) could be saved and spend eternity with Him.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br />I have since understood that anyone can attend church and sit on a pew.&nbsp; Nowadays, so many churches are being used as a "social club".&nbsp; Yes, people come to hear a sermon, but they are more interested in the social aspect of it, and being able to say "I go to church, so I'm a Christian".&nbsp; We really need to do some soul searching.&nbsp; What are we truly there for ? What do we "Expect" to get from the service?&nbsp; Yes, God tells us to come with expectations.</span></span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br />Now, lets see if I can get back on track and tell you what this book helped me realize.&nbsp; First and foremost it made me look at myself.&nbsp; I don't know how to approach people unless I am friends with them and we get into a normal conversation, then I feel comfortable enough to expand on the message of Jesus, therefore I don't feel that I am a good witness, let alone a disciple.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br />During my reading, I find that while Bible Studies, Sunday School,&nbsp; and such are essential to discipleship, it is incomplete without mission.&nbsp; Mission is central to discipleship.&nbsp; Unfortunately, "mission" is not often included in the Church's purpose.&nbsp; They want to focus on teaching and learning, or on Christians socializing with other Christians.&nbsp; Yes, this is all good, but mission is the most important.&nbsp; &nbsp;People are hungry to do outreach such as confronting poverty, fighting injustice, just doing good for their community in a meaningful capacity.&nbsp; This is an integral part of discipleship.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br />To be a good disciple, I need to study God's Word, to live God's Word.&nbsp; I need to envelop myself in it and believe it with all my heart.&nbsp; ( I thought I did, but after examining myself, I have a lot of work to do.&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br />Of Course, the book went into greater detail, and I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who is serious about doing more and getting serious about their walk with God.&nbsp; "GO" be a disciple.</span></span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>Have a Wonderful Night and May God Bless!</b></span></span></span></span></div><br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><img src="https://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt308/TheRedHeadRiter/2009%20TEMPLATE/9f72efb0.png" /><br /><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkname=PJ%27s%20Prayer%20Line&amp;linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpjsprayerline.blogspot.com"><img alt="Share/Bookmark" border="0" height="16" src="https://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" width="171" /></a><script type="text/javascript">a2a_linkname="PJ's Prayer Line";a2a_linkurl="http://pjsprayerline.blogspot.com";</script><script src="https://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script>PJhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02807442587587976098noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-116001294374141207.post-56322594557388498222018-05-15T16:32:00.001-05:002018-05-15T16:34:42.372-05:00"A Tree of Knowledge"<span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>Hi Everyone!&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia, &quot;times new roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia, &quot;times new roman&quot;, serif;">I know its been a while, but I found something interesting and thought I would share it.&nbsp; A friend was cleaning out an old container and found the following piece.</span><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><u><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE</span></b></u></div><div style="text-align: center;"><u><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b></u></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">The</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Holy</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Bible contains</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">3,566,480 letters,</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">810,697 words, 31,175</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">verses, 1,189 chapters, and</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">66 books.&nbsp; The longest chapter is</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">the 119th Psalm; the shortest and middle</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">chapter the 117th Psalm.&nbsp; The middle verse is the&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 8th of the 118th Psalm.&nbsp; The longest name is in the eighth</span><br /><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">chapter&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">&nbsp;of Isaiah.&nbsp; The word "and" occurs 46,627 times.&nbsp; The&nbsp; word&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Lord, 8,000 times.&nbsp; The 37th chapter of Isaiah and the 19th chapter&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; of the 2nd book of Kings are alike.&nbsp; The longest verse is the 9th of the 8th chapter</span><br /><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">of Esther;the shortest verse is the 35th of the 11th chapter of John.&nbsp; In the 21st</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #38761d;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">verse of the 7th chapter of Ezra is the alphabet.&nbsp; The&nbsp; finest piece of reading is the 26th chapter of Acts.&nbsp; The name of God is not mentioned&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #783f04; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">in the book</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #783f04; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">of Esther.&nbsp; The Bible&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #783f04; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">contains knowledge,</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #783f04; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">wisdom, holiness and love.</span></div><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">I'm not sure how old this is, but at the bottom, it said:</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>"Free as offerings allow.&nbsp; "Since 1927"</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">The Radio Revival, KRLD, Box 717, Dallas, Texas</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>Have a wonderful night and week-end!</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>May God Bless!</b></span><br /><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; 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float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5413496484609502354" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCaXu35rJI/AAAAAAAAAkk/TVBZ9KxepSE/s320/2turtledoves_small1.jpg" style="float: left; height: 71px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; width: 194px;" /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ddHKoTFnipk/UMzXUp2tzbI/AAAAAAAAHtY/QWfEp3vl_z8/s1600/Christmas+music.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ddHKoTFnipk/UMzXUp2tzbI/AAAAAAAAHtY/QWfEp3vl_z8/s1600/Christmas+music.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Good Evening to All</span>!<br /><br />Several years ago,&nbsp; my sister sent me an e-mail that I thought was very interesting. I don't know how many if any of you have ever seen this or already knew it, but I thought it was interesting enough to pass along, just in case. A bit of trivia if you will, or some of that useless information that we often collect in our memories to bring back up at such a time as needed to preoccupy our minds, or maybe it might be asked on a "game show" or contest that you enter. Anyway, here goes:<br /><br />There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me.<br />What in the world do leaping lords, French hens,<br />swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out<br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rp_qJ2vUKnI/UMzXOT3W67I/AAAAAAAAHtQ/exj8SFC93Ts/s1600/Christmas+carols.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rp_qJ2vUKnI/UMzXOT3W67I/AAAAAAAAHtQ/exj8SFC93Ts/s1600/Christmas+carols.jpg" /></a><br />of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?<br /><br />This week, I found out.<br /><br />From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were<br />not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone<br />during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics.<br /><br />It has two levels of meaning:<br />The surface meaning<br />plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality<br />which the children could remember.<br /><br /><br /><b>The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.</b><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCdPEMHB5I/AAAAAAAAAk0/cR0fWkvlIFc/s1600/1partridgeinpeartree_small2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5413499634247468946" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCdPEMHB5I/AAAAAAAAAk0/cR0fWkvlIFc/s320/1partridgeinpeartree_small2.jpg" style="height: 73px; margin-top: 0px; width: 126px;" /></a><br /><br /><div href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCdPEMHB5I/AAAAAAAAAk0/cR0fWkvlIFc/s1600-h/1partridgeinpeartree_small2.jpg"></div><div href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCdPEMHB5I/AAAAAAAAAk0/cR0fWkvlIFc/s1600-h/1partridgeinpeartree_small2.jpg"><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.</b><br /><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5413496484609502354" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCaXu35rJI/AAAAAAAAAkk/TVBZ9KxepSE/s320/2turtledoves_small1.jpg" style="float: left; height: 71px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; width: 194px;" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><b><br /></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><b>Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.</b><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCeB7vBwxI/AAAAAAAAAk8/ii7qMwKjSFA/s1600-h/3frenchhensa_small1.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5413500508151333650" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCeB7vBwxI/AAAAAAAAAk8/ii7qMwKjSFA/s320/3frenchhensa_small1.jpg" style="float: left; height: 70px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; width: 457px;" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>-</b><br /><b>The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke &amp; John.</b><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCZqYPf4iI/AAAAAAAAAkU/J3y5BdSp-QE/s1600-h/4callingbirds_small.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5413495705440346658" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCZqYPf4iI/AAAAAAAAAkU/J3y5BdSp-QE/s320/4callingbirds_small.jpg" style="float: left; height: 85px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; width: 504px;" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b><br /></b><b>The five golden rings are called the The five golden&nbsp;Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.</b><br /><div align="center"></div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCZVKjEbzI/AAAAAAAAAkM/j_RgXgs1FhY/s1600-h/5goldrings_small.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5413495340987084594" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCZVKjEbzI/AAAAAAAAAkM/j_RgXgs1FhY/s320/5goldrings_small.jpg" style="float: right; height: 70px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; width: 385px;" /></a><br /><br /><br /><b><br /></b><b><br /></b><b><br /></b><b><br /></b><b>The six geese a-laying stood for</b><br /><b>&nbsp;the six days of creation.</b><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCZGei39hI/AAAAAAAAAkE/ZW6jDOFGyaY/s1600-h/6geesea_small.jpg"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5413495088656938514" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCZGei39hI/AAAAAAAAAkE/ZW6jDOFGyaY/s320/6geesea_small.jpg" style="float: left; height: 83px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; width: 320px;" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b><br /></b><b>Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.</b><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCY1aqWO6I/AAAAAAAAAj8/6TYeDHEUIf4/s1600-h/7swans_small.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5413494795556764578" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCY1aqWO6I/AAAAAAAAAj8/6TYeDHEUIf4/s320/7swans_small.jpg" style="float: left; height: 75px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; width: 490px;" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>The eight maids a-milking were the</b> <b>eight beatitudes.</b><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCYkCjrElI/AAAAAAAAAj0/Z1nOJCSL_xA/s1600-h/8milkmaids_small1.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5413494497028543058" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCYkCjrElI/AAAAAAAAAj0/Z1nOJCSL_xA/s320/8milkmaids_small1.jpg" style="float: right; height: 70px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; width: 367px;" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.</b><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCYSPxfUZI/AAAAAAAAAjs/ZrPoch7rv-M/s1600-h/9ladies_small.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5413494191338508690" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCYSPxfUZI/AAAAAAAAAjs/ZrPoch7rv-M/s320/9ladies_small.jpg" style="float: left; height: 54px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; width: 522px;" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.</b><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCYCkx3ZjI/AAAAAAAAAjk/nlJn667hnUQ/s1600-h/10lordsleaping_small.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5413493922099324466" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCYCkx3ZjI/AAAAAAAAAjk/nlJn667hnUQ/s320/10lordsleaping_small.jpg" style="float: right; height: 77px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; width: 395px;" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b><br /></b><b>The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.</b><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCXuc7G3YI/AAAAAAAAAjc/iy73SaeIpZA/s1600-h/11piperspipinga_small.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5413493576393219458" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCXuc7G3YI/AAAAAAAAAjc/iy73SaeIpZA/s320/11piperspipinga_small.jpg" style="float: left; height: 74px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; width: 541px;" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b><br /></b><b>The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.</b><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCXZbuSh3I/AAAAAAAAAjU/-_Jqg3GYWrs/s1600-h/12drums_small1.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5413493215293769586" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ex7TBwlEYLQ/SyCXZbuSh3I/AAAAAAAAAjU/-_Jqg3GYWrs/s320/12drums_small1.jpg" style="float: right; height: 69px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; width: 400px;" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <br /><b>So there is your history for today. This knowledge was shared with me and I found it interesting and enlightening and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol...so pass it on if you wish.'</b><br /><br /><b>Merry (Twelve Days of) Christmas Everyone</b><br /><br />I have often wondered about that song, but of course it was a fleeting thought (as most of mine are), so I would always forget to look it up.<br /><br />Now you know if anyone happens to ask you.<br /><br /><b>&nbsp;</b><b>Good Night and May God Bless!</b><br /><br /><a href="http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt308/TheRedHeadRiter/2009%20TEMPLATE/9f72efb0.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt308/TheRedHeadRiter/2009%20TEMPLATE/9f72efb0.png" style="height: 35px; width: 77px;" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkname=PJ%27s%20Prayer%20Line&amp;linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpjsprayerline.blogspot.com"><img alt="Share/Bookmark" border="0" src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" height="16" width="171" /></a><script type="text/javascript">a2a_linkname="PJ's Prayer Line";a2a_linkurl="http://pjsprayerline.blogspot.com";</script><script src="http://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><br /><br />PJhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02807442587587976098noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-116001294374141207.post-20184756709417138772016-08-26T20:37:00.000-05:002016-08-26T20:51:13.938-05:00"PEACE IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS AND TROUBLE"--BIBLE TRIVIA ANSWERS<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AQuyTjkTWT4/V8Dp2HyVXsI/AAAAAAAANVo/HZQOX9QhSP07YRMsonnz2ncOdoNXtqm4ACLcB/s1600/Peace.jpe" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AQuyTjkTWT4/V8Dp2HyVXsI/AAAAAAAANVo/HZQOX9QhSP07YRMsonnz2ncOdoNXtqm4ACLcB/s1600/Peace.jpe" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">God encourages us through our troubles</td></tr></tbody></table><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Good Evening to All!</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>O</b>ne of my favorite Devotional Books to read happens to be "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young. &nbsp;Today's really hit spot on for me. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /><span style="color: #990000;"><b>"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. &nbsp;In this world you will have trouble. &nbsp;But take heart! &nbsp;I have overcome the world."</b></span> <b>&nbsp;John 16:33</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. </b>&nbsp;<b><span style="color: #cc0000;">Psalm 105:4</span></b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b><span style="color: #990000;">"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. &nbsp;I do not give to you as the world gives. &nbsp;Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."</span> &nbsp;John 14:27</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Whether I am just having a day full of Chaos, no problems or anything going wrong, just a hectic day, or whether I'm having problems at every turn, I know I can sit back, close my eyes and concentrate on Jesus for a few minutes and become full of peace and calmness. &nbsp;For He is my "Rock" and my Refuge" in times of trouble. &nbsp;Thank you Jesus.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="background-color: #6aa84f;"><b>The Answers to Last Nights Bible Trivia are as follows:</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Rivers, Brooks, Lakes, Seas</span></u></b></span><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-70s7phbIYxA/V8DqA91RuZI/AAAAAAAANVw/Ys8cwtP4dywLQDrh86UfB0J_-6MLMGXAgCLcB/s1600/goliaths%2Bhome.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><img border="0" height="191" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-70s7phbIYxA/V8DqA91RuZI/AAAAAAAANVw/Ys8cwtP4dywLQDrh86UfB0J_-6MLMGXAgCLcB/s320/goliaths%2Bhome.jpg" width="320" /></span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">&nbsp;Jordan River at baptism, near Gath where Goliath was from</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">1.<b> &nbsp;The Nile</b> &nbsp;(Exodus 7:7-15)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">2. <b>&nbsp;The Jordan</b> &nbsp;(Joshua 12:1-2)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">3. &nbsp;<b>Gihon, Pison, Tigris, and Euphrates</b> (Genesis 2:10-14)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">4. <b>&nbsp;Love &nbsp;</b>(Song of Solomon 8:7)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">5. <b>&nbsp;Elijah </b>&nbsp;(1 Kings 17:1-4)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">6. <b>&nbsp;Ezra</b> (8:21)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">7. <b>&nbsp;The Pharaoh</b> &nbsp;(Genesis 41:3)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">8. <b>Zop</b></span><b>har </b>&nbsp;(Job 20:17)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">9. &nbsp;<b>From the river of Egypt to the Euphrates</b> (Genesis 15:18)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">10. <b>&nbsp;Pharaoh </b>&nbsp;(Exodus 1:22)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Cave Men, Cave Women</span></u></b></span><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-23qyDzb_eaE/V8Dp8wLM_vI/AAAAAAAANVs/ikuE228cnjoy0Kaa68zEkkc0JZMxEkivQCLcB/s1600/cave-dead%2Bsea%2Bscroll.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><img border="0" height="213" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-23qyDzb_eaE/V8Dp8wLM_vI/AAAAAAAANVs/ikuE228cnjoy0Kaa68zEkkc0JZMxEkivQCLcB/s320/cave-dead%2Bsea%2Bscroll.jpg" width="320" /></span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Cave where Dead Sea Scrolls were found</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">1. &nbsp;Lot &nbsp;(Genesis 19:30)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">2. &nbsp;Joshua &nbsp;(10:16-27)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">3. &nbsp;Lazarus &nbsp;(John 11:38</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">4. &nbsp;Elijah (1 Kings 19:9)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">5. &nbsp;The Midianites (Judges 6:2)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">7. &nbsp;Obadiah &nbsp;(1 Kings 18:4)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">8. &nbsp;The Philistines &nbsp;(1 Samuel 14:5-7)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">9. &nbsp;Sarah, Abraham, Isaac, Rebekah, Leah, and Jacob &nbsp;(Genesis 23:19; 25:9; 49:30-31)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">10. &nbsp;Moses (Exodus 33:21-23)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>Have a Wonderful Night and May God Bless!</b></span></span><br /><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; 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text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Qfz1AS_eWRY/V7-wjJsMlyI/AAAAAAAANVA/u8o7Pzh4JNARQ_51OwdXhGilpqNHBZCVACLcB/s1600/JOrdan%2BRiver.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Qfz1AS_eWRY/V7-wjJsMlyI/AAAAAAAANVA/u8o7Pzh4JNARQ_51OwdXhGilpqNHBZCVACLcB/s1600/JOrdan%2BRiver.png" /></a></div><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Good Evening to All!</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">I've been wondering if anyone was ready to have a little Bible Trivia Quiz, so I decided to give one!</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">1. &nbsp;What body of water was the first victim of the plague in Egypt? &nbsp;<b>( Exodus 7:7-15)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">2. &nbsp;What river did the Israelites cross when they entered Canaan? <b>&nbsp;(Joshua 1:1-2)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">3. &nbsp;What are the four rivers connected with the Garden of Eden. &nbsp;<b>(Genesis 2:10-14)</b></span><br /><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NfOu2cH9r-A/V7-wmeWcAGI/AAAAAAAANVE/Pl_E2hnWSdonVSVWv6hY0rR1gkKGW5DngCLcB/s1600/Pison%2BRiver.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NfOu2cH9r-A/V7-wmeWcAGI/AAAAAAAANVE/Pl_E2hnWSdonVSVWv6hY0rR1gkKGW5DngCLcB/s320/Pison%2BRiver.jpg" width="320" /></a><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">4. &nbsp;According to the Song of Solomon, what is so powerful that rivers cannot quench it? <b>(Solomon 8:7)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">5. &nbsp;Who lived by Kerith Brook? &nbsp;<b>(1 Kings 17:1-4)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">6. &nbsp;Who proclaimed a fast at the river Ahava? &nbsp;<b>(Ezra 8:21)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">7. &nbsp;Who had a dream about cows standing by the riverside? <b>&nbsp;(Genesis 41:3)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">8. &nbsp;Who spoke of a river flowing with honey? &nbsp;<b>(Job 20:17)</b></span><br /><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5bJbGcHEoaM/V7-wp3eL_DI/AAAAAAAANVI/xa38Gi5nsxU4SLiTB24zmMjylTeHvC3xACLcB/s1600/Euphrates%2Briver%2Bmap.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="226" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5bJbGcHEoaM/V7-wp3eL_DI/AAAAAAAANVI/xa38Gi5nsxU4SLiTB24zmMjylTeHvC3xACLcB/s320/Euphrates%2Briver%2Bmap.png" width="320" /></a><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">9. &nbsp;According to God's covenant with Abraham, how far did Abraham's land extend? <b>&nbsp;(Genesis 15:18)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">10. &nbsp;Who ordered the casting of the Israelite boys into the river? &nbsp;<b>(Exodus 1:22)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><span style="color: #134f5c; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">CAVE MEN, CAVE WOMEN</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b><span style="color: #134f5c;"><br /></span></b>1. &nbsp;Who lived in a cave with his daughters after Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed? &nbsp;<b>(Genesis 19:30)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">2. &nbsp;Who trapped five Canaanite kings in the cave where they were hiding? &nbsp;<b>(Joshua 10:16-27)</b></span><br /><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HFdjFRf3Xg8/V7-wzW61yRI/AAAAAAAANVM/puRrb48yqVkJpR3_AQvW8Xz_ZnXIW4QEgCLcB/s1600/Elijahs%2Bcave.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="136" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HFdjFRf3Xg8/V7-wzW61yRI/AAAAAAAANVM/puRrb48yqVkJpR3_AQvW8Xz_ZnXIW4QEgCLcB/s320/Elijahs%2Bcave.jpg" width="320" /></a><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">3. &nbsp;What friend of Jesus was buried in a cave? <b>&nbsp;(John 11:38)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">4. &nbsp;What prophet, fleeing from Jezebel, hid in a cave? &nbsp;<b>(1 Kings 19:9)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">5. &nbsp;In the time of the judges, what tribe did the Israelites hid from in caves? &nbsp;<b>(Judges 6:2)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">6. &nbsp;What hero hid in caves to avoid the wrath of Saul? &nbsp;<b>(1 Samuel 22:21-2; 23:14, 29)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">7. &nbsp;Who hid a hundred prophets in a cave when Jezebel was trying to kill them? &nbsp;<b>(1 Kings 18:4)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">8. &nbsp;In Saul's time, what marauding people drove the Israelites into caves? <b>&nbsp;(1 Samuel 13:5-7)</b></span><br /><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oGsPD9vWL9Q/V7-xWWw4MbI/AAAAAAAANVQ/CiTWPqjYhhUSHtf33SeonOfOGhNXnbnPQCLcB/s1600/Davids%2Bcave.jpe" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oGsPD9vWL9Q/V7-xWWw4MbI/AAAAAAAANVQ/CiTWPqjYhhUSHtf33SeonOfOGhNXnbnPQCLcB/s1600/Davids%2Bcave.jpe" /></a><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">9. &nbsp;Who was buried in the cave of Machpelah? &nbsp;<b>(Genesis 23:19; 25:9; 35:29; 49:30-31)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">10. &nbsp;Who hid in a cave while God passed by? <b>&nbsp;(Exodus 33:21-23)</b></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">I hope that you did well on these quizzes as well as maybe recalling the scriptures when you looked them up, and maybe even read a little more than just the exact answer. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Have a wonderful night and May God Bless!</span></b><br /><br /><a href="https://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt308/TheRedHeadRiter/2009%20TEMPLATE/9f72efb0.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt308/TheRedHeadRiter/2009%20TEMPLATE/9f72efb0.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkname=PJ%27s%20Prayer%20Line&amp;linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpjsprayerline.blogspot.com"><img alt="Share/Bookmark" border="0" height="16" src="https://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" width="171" /></a><script type="text/javascript">a2a_linkname="PJ's Prayer Line";a2a_linkurl="http://pjsprayerline.blogspot.com";</script><script src="https://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script>PJhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02807442587587976098noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-116001294374141207.post-69980820962676306652016-08-18T18:47:00.000-05:002016-08-19T22:41:49.263-05:00Book Review "CLOSER THAN CLOSE" by Dave Hickman<a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8Bs5tpzgBPA/V7Y989PkpzI/AAAAAAAANT8/pqntcxn-S0crnZmbTtKXKkGGgcRGUPUfwCLcB/s1600/Closer%2Bthan%2BClose.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8Bs5tpzgBPA/V7Y989PkpzI/AAAAAAAANT8/pqntcxn-S0crnZmbTtKXKkGGgcRGUPUfwCLcB/s320/Closer%2Bthan%2BClose.jpg" width="213" /></a><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Good Evening to All!</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">This is my first book review in a while. &nbsp;I hope you enjoy it as much as I did the book.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>Excerpt to think about:</b> &nbsp;"But what if being "close" to you isn't good enough for Jesus? &nbsp;What if he wants to be closer than close? &nbsp;Instead of simply having a "personal relationship" with you, what if Jesus longs to be "perfectly one" with you instead?</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.tyndaleblognetwork.com/">"Closer Than Close"</a> written &nbsp;by Dave Hickman and published by&nbsp;</span>Tyndale House Publishers, Inc is wonderfully written and easy to understand. I was sent this book as a Complimentary copy for my review by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. The opinions are strictly mine and I was compensated nothing other than this book for them.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b><u>TRAILER</u></b></span></span></span><br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , serif;">Sometimes it seems as if Christianity over-promises and under-delivers. A relationship with Jesus sounds great, but what does it mean? Disappointment and anxiety settle in as we strive to draw close to a God who often seems out of reach.</span></span><br /><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></span></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"> </span><br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , serif;">Dave Hickman was chasing that elusive God until he stumbled upon a foundational truth that often goes overlooked. God isn't looking for a relationship with us in the way we usually think of relationships. God takes up residence in us, inviting us to die to ourselves and become a new creation in him. Where we imagine a relationship between two individuals, God invites us into something infinitely more intimate: union with Christ.</span></span></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">I do want to say first and foremost that while I have doctrinal beliefs that do not align with everything Mr. Hickman is saying, I totally agree with the idea of his book and I have enjoyed his writing. I like the way he includes so many scriptures that I can go to my Bible and research which begins a long thought process. This to me is a sign of a well-written book. </span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: small;">I am not one who can retain easily, yet this book I was able to, and it kept my interest.</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">My own thought is not that He that is unapproachable and unattainable, but we ourselves put limits on Him. We keep Him at a distance because we want to live by our own standards rather than by what He expects of us. We limit Him, rather than thinking in terms of He being our Creator and bigger than any problem that we can imagine, therefore able to help us under any circumstance. We say to ourselves well, God could help me, but I can really handle this myself, I don't really need God's help. He's too busy for me, this problem isn't important enough for Him to get involved. WRONG. Mr. Hickman is saying God wants to be part of us part of everything about us. How we live, what we do, how we act. </span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: small;">What I understood him to say is that people are beginning to feel that there is no hope. That God is floating around out there not caring. We hear the phrase “He wants a relationship with us” all the time, but The author is helping us to understand that God wants us to be “closer” than parent and child. He wants us to be intertwined. By in-dwelling in us He wants to be part of us. After all, we are created in His Image. What better compliment can we give our Creator than to allow Him to live and dwell within us and be part of our being?</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">While I sing the praises of this book for how it was written, I had some reservations about it as well. He speaks of several different “unions”. The first being “in the beginning” Prehistory to Genesis 2 (Adam and Eve). This makes sense if you forget about “in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God. If we study, we find that “the Word” or Plan was Jesus. </span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">This tells me that the first union was God with Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. This was His plan all along. He knew there would be no perfect human to use as a sacrificial lamb for our sins, after all, He made us. Of course then we have to get into Jesus coming to earth as a man, and being crucified as our sacrifice for our sins, but of course that is another story. </span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Anyway, while reading this book I have really begun to do research so that is a good thing. Even if I may not agree with his way of looking at things as a Trinitarian would, because I am not Trinitarian, but it is a very well thought out book and I would definitely recommend it for those who are, and for those who like do research and do what the Bible tells them to do and prove His Word. I find that the way I do it best is work my way backward. Read something I don't agree with and go back to my Bible to make sure what I am thinking is correct. That may sound silly to some, but it works for me. I learn a lot that way. </span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">I also like the fact that it has questions at the end of each chapter so that you can ponder and study which I like also. </span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: small;">This book is a book, I believe that can be enjoyed by readers from teenage years and up. It is not written so that you have to be a scholar to understand the words (which I have encountered before), and the ideas and thought process are easily understood. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span><span style="font-size: small;"><b>Have a Wonderful Evening and May God Bless!</b></span></span></div><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt308/TheRedHeadRiter/2009%20TEMPLATE/9f72efb0.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkname=PJ%27s%20Prayer%20Line&amp;linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpjsprayerline.blogspot.com" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Share/Bookmark" border="0" height="16" src="https://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" width="171" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><script type="text/javascript">a2a_linkname="PJ's Prayer Line";a2a_linkurl="http://pjsprayerline.blogspot.com";</script><script src="https://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" --><!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi622.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt308%2FTheRedHeadRiter%2F2009%2520TEMPLATE%2F9f72efb0.png&amp;container=blogger&amp;gadget=a&amp;rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" -->PJhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02807442587587976098noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-116001294374141207.post-76081246922468142712016-07-07T15:03:00.003-05:002016-07-07T15:56:07.413-05:00"CLOSER TO GOD THROUGH KNOWLEDGE"-ANSWERS TO BIBLE DRILL NEW TESTAMENT<div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QamSE5zODIw/V37AXW1pLkI/AAAAAAAANLE/OcyFBI2sgUUdW28RcxqradUM0kT4XrVewCLcB/s1600/knowledge%2Bwill%2BoFo%2BGod.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QamSE5zODIw/V37AXW1pLkI/AAAAAAAANLE/OcyFBI2sgUUdW28RcxqradUM0kT4XrVewCLcB/s1600/knowledge%2Bwill%2BoFo%2BGod.jpg" /></a><b><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Good Evening to All!</span></span></span></b></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><br /></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">First let me say that the answers to last night's Bible Drill are below. I enjoy doing these because I hope that by doing these, people might gain some knowledge of<br />God's Word and will get to know Him a little better.</span></span></span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><br /></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Too many people have the idea that all it takes to get to heaven is to be “a good person” and “say they love Jesus”.</span></span></span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><br /></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">If they would stop and reason it out, they would realize that it takes more. Jesus wants to have a personal and up close relationship with us. He tells us this in His Word.</span></span></span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><br /></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">To love someone in an up close way, people have to get to know one another. The only way we can get to know God is through His Word and prayer. He tells us to “hide His Word in our heart.” We cannot do this if we don't read it, or just skim over it. We have to study it, and learn it. It is my hope that my “reading family” or followers if you prefer, will get something from the Bible Drills, Trivia Questions, and Quizzes that I will being providing.</span></span></span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><br /></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cG7LJ-XFYwE/V37AbV6lx0I/AAAAAAAANLI/Xl8XVYopuO4v9q2gaPHMC-gpziuk4iMBwCLcB/s1600/knowledge%2BProverbs.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cG7LJ-XFYwE/V37AbV6lx0I/AAAAAAAANLI/Xl8XVYopuO4v9q2gaPHMC-gpziuk4iMBwCLcB/s1600/knowledge%2BProverbs.jpg" /></a><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">When I started my blog, it was for the purpose of getting God's Word out to as many people as possible. I did strictly Devotionals for a while, but decided that there might be others like me that could learn more by little quizzes and such. I find it hard to retain a lot of information at one time by just reading, but quizzes and such seem to help me get past that.</span></span></span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><br /></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">I hope you enjoy my posts, past, present and future.</span></span></span></div><br /><ol><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>1. John the Baptist</b></span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>(Mark 1:2-3)&nbsp;</b></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">2.&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>Stephen (Acts 7:59-60)&nbsp;</b></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">3. &nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>Mary of Bethany (Luke 10:42)</b></span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">4. &nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>Peter and Andrew (Matthew 4:19)</b></span></span></span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><br /><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-w72gNw53MOk/V37Ag8jpFjI/AAAAAAAANLM/1yEy4vv6jWw485bi7QxVUUiwlZpfB1i6QCLcB/s1600/knowledge%2Bintimacy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-w72gNw53MOk/V37Ag8jpFjI/AAAAAAAANLM/1yEy4vv6jWw485bi7QxVUUiwlZpfB1i6QCLcB/s1600/knowledge%2Bintimacy.jpg" /></a><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">5.&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>Herod (Luke 13:32)&nbsp;</b></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">6</span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>&nbsp;The Crucifixion&nbsp;</b></span></span></span><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>(Matthew 27:51)&nbsp;</b></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">7. &nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>Matthias (Acts 1:26)&nbsp;</b></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">8.&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>Elymas</b></span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>(Acts 13:8-11)&nbsp;</b></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">9.&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>Philippi</b></span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>(Acts 16:12)&nbsp;</b></span></span></span><br /><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b><br /></b></span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">10. &nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>“It is more blessed to give than to receive”. (Acts 20:35)&nbsp;</b></span></span></span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;"><b>I hope you did well, and if you looked up the scriptures, read a bit more than just the actual verse of the answer. &nbsp; &nbsp;</b></span></span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; orphans: 1;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;"><b>We are in the last days and we need to be ready for Him. &nbsp;</b></span></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: &quot;century gothic&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b><br />Have a wonderful evening and May God Bless!</b></span></span></span></div></ol><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; 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text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QnK3fBtmsq0/Vx0fQS0gslI/AAAAAAAANFw/55iVKL4aBhUvPMCbKHQjwO8Lmb-U1_uTgCKgB/s1600/signs.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QnK3fBtmsq0/Vx0fQS0gslI/AAAAAAAANFw/55iVKL4aBhUvPMCbKHQjwO8Lmb-U1_uTgCKgB/s1600/signs.jpg" /></a></div>I just returned home from a wonderful and eventful church service. &nbsp;My Pastor was talking about several things, one of which was personal convictions, when God began to speak to my heart. &nbsp;I have been away from my blog FAR TOO LONG. &nbsp;He reminded me that when I started this blog, I said it would be for Him, in His name. <br /><br />We as <a class="zem_slink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian" rel="wikipedia" target="_blank" title="Christian">Christians</a> are all disciples. &nbsp;He told His disciples to go unto all the earth and spread the gospel. &nbsp;We are to do that today just as back then, because His Word does not change. &nbsp;I am not good at speaking to large groups, I don't do well when it comes to teaching a <a class="zem_slink" href="http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-Manic-Street-Preachers/dp/B000666VKQ%3FSubscriptionId%3D0G81C5DAZ03ZR9WH9X82%26tag%3Dzemanta-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB000666VKQ" rel="amazon" target="_blank" title="Holy Bible: 10th Anniversary Edition">Bible</a> Study or preaching a message, but this blog can reach out to as many as those who will read and heed His Word. <br /><br />Therefore, this is my way of <a class="zem_slink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangelism" rel="wikipedia" target="_blank" title="Evangelism">Witnessing</a> and doing as God has directed me to do.<br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xDf-G8N53ho/Vx0e4MGeHLI/AAAAAAAANFc/PAXQ4V1nC4cAm6v_L0ChIvsbaslUXFaHQCK4B/s1600/Bible%2Blamp.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xDf-G8N53ho/Vx0e4MGeHLI/AAAAAAAANFc/PAXQ4V1nC4cAm6v_L0ChIvsbaslUXFaHQCK4B/s400/Bible%2Blamp.jpg" /></a><br />My Pastor also talked about the "spirit of the times" today. &nbsp;People are so busy going about their busy lives that they seem to let the meaning pass them by. &nbsp;A lot of us are just accepting the "world" as it transpires against the Word of God, forgetting that God is the One who created us, so we should respect His wishes, even though He gave us free will.<br /><br />In&nbsp;<b><a class="zem_slink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Epistle_to_Timothy" rel="wikipedia" target="_blank" title="Second Epistle to Timothy">2 Timothy</a> 3:1</b>, He warns us what is to happen in the last days (which is NOW). &nbsp;He says,<br /><b>&nbsp;(1)</b>&nbsp;"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.&nbsp;<b>&nbsp;(2)</b>&nbsp;For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,&nbsp;unthankful, unholy,&nbsp;<b>(3)</b>&nbsp;Without natural affection truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce,&nbsp;despisers&nbsp;of those that are good,&nbsp;<b>(4)</b>&nbsp;Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers &nbsp;of pleasures more than lovers of God;<b>&nbsp;(5)&nbsp;</b>Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; from such turn away.&nbsp;<b>&nbsp;(6)</b>&nbsp;&nbsp;For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead the captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,&nbsp;<b>(7)</b>&nbsp;Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.&nbsp;<b>&nbsp;(8)&nbsp;</b>&nbsp;Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: &nbsp;men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.&nbsp;<b>(9)</b>&nbsp;But they shall proceed no further: &nbsp;for their folly shall be &nbsp;manifest unto all men, as their's also was.<br /><br />Now, I'm not the brightest light bulb in the bunch, but I knew that wasn't a good thing, so I looked the same passage up in the Message Bible, and this is what I&nbsp;learned.<br /><br /><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tKOb7Q7Jeqw/Vx0fEKD3XEI/AAAAAAAANFg/dHCWWADulqUo5simegcU_v3rJ2SMoz2xQCLcB/s1600/self%2Babsorbed.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tKOb7Q7Jeqw/Vx0fEKD3XEI/AAAAAAAANFg/dHCWWADulqUo5simegcU_v3rJ2SMoz2xQCLcB/s1600/self%2Babsorbed.jpg" /></a><b>2 Timothy 3:1-5</b>&nbsp;Don't be naive. &nbsp;There are difficult times ahead. &nbsp;As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending , slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. &nbsp;They'll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they're animals. &nbsp;Stay clear of these people. &nbsp;<b>(6-9)&nbsp;</b>These are the kind of people who smooth-talk themselves into the homes of unstable and needy women and take advantage of them; women who depressed by their sinfulness, take up with every new religious fad that calls itself "truth".<br /><br />As I look around, I can't help but see ALL of this coming to pass. &nbsp;Even within &nbsp;the government are there tell-tale signs of the "latter days", "end of time" whatever it is you prefer to call it. <br /><br />The Bible is our "road map" to Eternity. &nbsp;We choose which path we take by our choices in life. &nbsp;Do we have a "worldly" attitude such as the above, or do we look at things in a more spiritual light taking on the characteristics of Jesus, abiding by His Word, being humble, patient, kind, gentle, uplifting and so on.<br /><br />Agreed, the worldly &nbsp;attitude is much easier unless you have a relationship with Jesus and want to live to please Him, then the spiritual attitude is no problem at all. &nbsp;Also, Before someone gets the wrong idea, there is nothing wrong with having money. &nbsp;The problems begins when you put making money, or spending money before God. &nbsp;God should always come first. &nbsp;It is not money that is the "root of all evil". &nbsp;It is THE LOVE OF MONEY is the root of all evil. &nbsp;Therefore, prosper and enjoy, but never put your money, wants and worldly desires before your love for God.<br /><br /><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Aya9xrgVQ9o/Vx0hHvQ2uBI/AAAAAAAANF8/JjoaeyhvWaA3fp-Wy61tY0rgcQxG-OW1wCLcB/s1600/money%2Bhungry.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; 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I am not naive enough to believe that all who I talk to, or who read this post will automatically change their mindset from "we have plenty of time" to &nbsp;I better consider my ways, but if even a few take this to heart, give it some thought or even look this passage up to check me, I feel like my witnessing has done someone some good.<br /><br />It's good to be back.<br /><br /><b>Have a Wonderful Day and May God Bless!</b><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt308/TheRedHeadRiter/2009%20TEMPLATE/9f72efb0.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkname=PJ%27s%20Prayer%20Line&amp;linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpjsprayerline.blogspot.com"><img alt="Share/Bookmark" border="0" src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" height="16" width="171" /></a><script type="text/javascript">a2a_linkname="PJ's Prayer Line";a2a_linkurl="http://pjsprayerline.blogspot.com";</script><script src="http://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" --><!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi622.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt308%2FTheRedHeadRiter%2F2009%2520TEMPLATE%2F9f72efb0.png&amp;container=blogger&amp;gadget=a&amp;rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" -->PJhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02807442587587976098noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-116001294374141207.post-33395565782090581062015-12-01T22:57:00.000-06:002015-12-01T22:57:58.659-06:00Bible Trivia Answers to "THE LAST WORD" and "A LOOK AT 1ST THESSALONIANS"<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-f1l948lKMeU/Vl5Xifhy-uI/AAAAAAAAM5s/BFAhfILMrpU/s1600/Godliness.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="179" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-f1l948lKMeU/Vl5Xifhy-uI/AAAAAAAAM5s/BFAhfILMrpU/s320/Godliness.jpg" width="320" /></a><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Good Evening To All!</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">The answers to last night's Bible Trivia Quiz are as follows:</span><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">1. &nbsp;Stephen &nbsp;(Acts 7:59-60)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">2. &nbsp;Jacob &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;(Genesis 49:31)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">3. &nbsp;Elisha &nbsp; &nbsp; (2 Kings 13:19)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">4. &nbsp;Saul &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;(1 Samuel 31:4)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">5. &nbsp;Joseph &nbsp; &nbsp;( Genesis 50:25)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">6. &nbsp;Moses &nbsp; &nbsp;(Deuteronomy 33:29)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">7. &nbsp;Joshua &nbsp; &nbsp;(24:27)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">8. &nbsp;Samson &nbsp;(Judges 16:28)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">9. &nbsp;Jesus &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;(Matthew 28:19-20)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">10. &nbsp;The repentant thief on the cross &nbsp; &nbsp;(Luke 23:42)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">11. &nbsp;David &nbsp; &nbsp;(1 Kings 2:9)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">12. &nbsp;Eli &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (1 Samuel 4:16)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">13. &nbsp;Jesus &nbsp; &nbsp; (Acts 1:8)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">14. &nbsp;Elijah &nbsp; &nbsp;(2 Kings 2:10)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">15. &nbsp;Jezebel &nbsp;(2 Kings 9:31)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">16. &nbsp;Goliath &nbsp;(1 Samuel 17:44)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">17. &nbsp;Ahab &nbsp; &nbsp; (1 Kings 22:34)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">18. &nbsp;Jesus &nbsp; &nbsp; (Mark 16:18)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">I hope you did well or learned a lot from this little Trivia Quiz. &nbsp;Be sure and let me know.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>Now, for the "meat" of this post.</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RUiRgKV7UY8/Vl5XmyCGANI/AAAAAAAAM50/WsdFlBsSKdo/s1600/Faith.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RUiRgKV7UY8/Vl5XmyCGANI/AAAAAAAAM50/WsdFlBsSKdo/s320/Faith.jpg" width="320" /></a><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">There are many books in the Bible that I favor. Proverbs, because of its lessons, but I took another look at 1 Thessalonians. It concerns itself with the "return of Christ" and what we should do to make ourselves ready to meet Him up in the air. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">At this date and time, I think we should all take heed to what this book, along with other books in the Bible such as Proverbs say because they are excellent teachings that if followed will enable us to join our Savior in the heavens.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>It teaches guidelines for growing in Godliness</b>. &nbsp;Godly believers live unto God and for God. &nbsp;They seek to honor and reflect God in everything they think, say, or do. &nbsp;Godliness lives quietly, is absorbed in doing good for others and works productively. &nbsp;Godliness has a good reputation with unbelievers, and last but not least, Godliness is knowing the commands of Scripture and doing them</span><br /><br /><ul><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Understand that successful Christian living consists of 1) work that flows from faith, 2) labor that flows from love, and 3) patient endurance that is born of living hope. &nbsp;Insure that your life is characterized in this manner. &nbsp;(1:3)</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Be faithful to intercede for other believers and other congregations. &nbsp;(3:10)</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Live your life in order to please God, not yourself<i>&nbsp;(for if you truly have the Holy Ghost within you, your desires will change to be what God wants as well)</i>. &nbsp;my emphesis &nbsp;(4:1)</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Live a quiet , peaceful life, &nbsp;Never gossip. &nbsp;Be diligent in whatever work you have chosen to do. &nbsp;Earn a good reputation with unbelievers. &nbsp;(411-12)</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Conduct your life, being alert and self-controlled. &nbsp;(5:6)</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Practice the commands of Scripture. &nbsp; (5:16-22)</span></li></ul><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>It has Key Lessons in Faith--</b>The person of faith prays that God will demonstrate His power in the church today. &nbsp;Faith is able to receive God's Word through human beings, believing God's ability to use human vessels, and faith looks forward to the promise that the Lord will appear a second time for salvation's consummation.</span><br /><br /><ul><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Pray that your preaching of the gospel will be attended by the power of signs, wonders, and miracles. &nbsp;(1:5)</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Receive the preaching and teaching as God's Word! &nbsp;Refuse to receive the Scripture as merely human opinion, and avoid negating its authority or nullifying its effectiveness for growth in your life. &nbsp;(2:13)</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Encourage brothers and sisters in Christ often, giving hope through expecting Jesus Christ's return. &nbsp;(4:17)</span></li></ul><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">1 Thessalonians also has&nbsp;<b>Lessons for Leaders</b>. &nbsp;Although righteous spiritual leaders speak the truth of God boldly, they do so gently. &nbsp;The are unmoved by flattery or praise from humankind. &nbsp;They only seek praise from God. &nbsp;They are diligent workers who never take advantage of those they serve.</span><br /><br /><ul><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9kOiHHvQHUc/Vl5Yji6KPGI/AAAAAAAAM58/17WnzGPece4/s1600/moral%2Bpurity.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="279" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9kOiHHvQHUc/Vl5Yji6KPGI/AAAAAAAAM58/17WnzGPece4/s320/moral%2Bpurity.jpg" width="320" /></a><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Leaders, seek to please God, rather than cater to humans. &nbsp;Never employ flattery; rather speak the truth forthrightly. &nbsp;Look only to God for praise. &nbsp;(2:5-6)</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Leaders, practice gentleness in your ministry. &nbsp;(2:7)</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Leaders, understand that ministry means hard work and long hours. &nbsp;(2:9)</span></li></ul><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">It tells us the&nbsp;<b>Keys to Moral Purity</b>. &nbsp;The church must sustain a biblical commitment to sexual purity. &nbsp;The worldly attitude that produces sexually immoral behavior rejects God and His ways.</span><br /><br /><ul><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Recognize that sanctification includes sexual purity and moral self-control. &nbsp;Never defraud others; that is, do not cheat brothers through wrongful sexual liaisons. &nbsp;(4:3-6)</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Understand that living in sexual impurity is a rejection of God as well as His Word. &nbsp;(4:7-8)</span></li></ul><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Last but not least, I has the <b>Keys to Relating to Authority--</b>Pastoral leadership is a gift from God. &nbsp;We must treat God's appointed leaders and teachers with appropriate respect.&nbsp;</span><br /><ul><li><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Honor church leadership. &nbsp;Recognize that their Bible-based instruction comes with Jesus' own authority. &nbsp; (5:23)</span></li></ul><div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>Good Night, and MAY GOD BLESS!</b></span></div><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt308/TheRedHeadRiter/2009%20TEMPLATE/9f72efb0.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkname=PJ%27s%20Prayer%20Line&amp;linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpjsprayerline.blogspot.com"><img alt="Share/Bookmark" border="0" src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" height="16" width="171" /></a><script type="text/javascript">a2a_linkname="PJ's Prayer Line";a2a_linkurl="http://pjsprayerline.blogspot.com";</script><script src="http://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" --><!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi622.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt308%2FTheRedHeadRiter%2F2009%2520TEMPLATE%2F9f72efb0.png&amp;container=blogger&amp;gadget=a&amp;rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" -->PJhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02807442587587976098noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-116001294374141207.post-75236503401524088882015-11-30T21:07:00.000-06:002015-11-30T21:07:03.485-06:00Bible Trivia--"THE LAST WORD" <a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RgWFJ1thYiw/Vl0MmtUsEaI/AAAAAAAAM4M/KhH5EH94x_Q/s1600/Bible%2Bopen.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RgWFJ1thYiw/Vl0MmtUsEaI/AAAAAAAAM4M/KhH5EH94x_Q/s1600/Bible%2Bopen.jpg" /></a><br /><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Good Evening to All!</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">I hope this post finds you all nice and toasty warm. &nbsp;I'm trying to get back in the swing of things, so as my second post of my renewed spirit and love for my blog (the love of God's Word to be more precise), I chose to give you a Trivia &nbsp;Quiz. &nbsp;How well do you know your Bible? &nbsp;Yes, we pick it up sometimes and maybe skim through it, but my question is do you KNOW it.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">&nbsp;Are you willing to more or less just gamble your life away? &nbsp;Lucky throw of the dice just hoping you have lived well enough for our Wonderful God to allow you into His kingdom? &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">In this day and time, it is imperative that we all start studying God's Word and hiding it in our hearts. &nbsp;We will be judged by it in the end. &nbsp;I hope you enjoy this Trivia Quiz and do well on it. &nbsp;I will post the answers tomorrow, but I hope you will take time to leave me a comment as to how you did. &nbsp;This way, I will know if I have to search for more difficult quizzes. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">As the title suggests, this quiz is all about "the last words" that people said. &nbsp;You are to name the persons who said the following as their last words.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-X_TIt535cPU/Vl0MuHtww6I/AAAAAAAAM4U/gctUNIzT7mY/s1600/question%2Bmark.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-X_TIt535cPU/Vl0MuHtww6I/AAAAAAAAM4U/gctUNIzT7mY/s1600/question%2Bmark.jpg" /></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">1. &nbsp;Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. &nbsp;Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. &nbsp;<b>(Acts 7:59-60)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">2. &nbsp;There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah. &nbsp;<b>(Genesis 49:31)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">3. &nbsp;Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it; whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>(2 Kings 13:19)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">4. &nbsp;Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. &nbsp;<b>(1 Samuel 31:4)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">5. &nbsp;God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. &nbsp;<b>(Genesis 50:25)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">6. &nbsp;Happy art thou, O Israel: &nbsp;who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! &nbsp;And thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places. &nbsp;<b>(Deuteronomy 33:29)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><br /></b></span><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dhjZaOv5iaE/Vl0M31dicgI/AAAAAAAAM4k/Ta9S5DWeQDA/s1600/Eli.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dhjZaOv5iaE/Vl0M31dicgI/AAAAAAAAM4k/Ta9S5DWeQDA/s1600/Eli.jpg" /></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">7. &nbsp;Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the Lord which he spake unto us; it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God. &nbsp;<b>(Joshua 24:27)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">8. &nbsp;O Lord, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once,O, God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes. &nbsp;<b>(Judges 16:28)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">9. &nbsp;Go ye therefore, and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: &nbsp;teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>(Matthew 28:19-20 )</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">10. &nbsp;Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. <b>&nbsp;(Luke 23:42)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">11. &nbsp;Now therefore hold him not guiltless; for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>(1 Kings 2:9)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">12. &nbsp;What is there done, my son? &nbsp;<b>(1 Samuel 4:16)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/---6WlpF3vl0/Vl0MyrOxWvI/AAAAAAAAM4c/eoR-nNS_wIc/s1600/Moses.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/---6WlpF3vl0/Vl0MyrOxWvI/AAAAAAAAM4c/eoR-nNS_wIc/s1600/Moses.jpg" /></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">13. &nbsp;But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. &nbsp;</span><b style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">(Acts 1:8)</b><br /><b style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><br /></b><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">14. &nbsp;Thou hast asked a hard thing; nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. &nbsp;<b>(2 Kings 2:10)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">15. &nbsp;Had Zimri peace, who slew his master? <b>&nbsp;(2 Kings 9:31)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">16. &nbsp;Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air and to the beasts of the field. &nbsp;<b>(1 Samuel 17:44)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">17. &nbsp;Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded. <b>&nbsp;(1 Kings 22:34)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">18. &nbsp;They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. <b>&nbsp;(Mark 16:18)</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Have and Wonderful Night and MAY GOD BLESS</b></span><br /><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><img border="0" src="http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt308/TheRedHeadRiter/2009%20TEMPLATE/9f72efb0.png" /></span></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><br /><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkname=PJ%27s%20Prayer%20Line&amp;linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpjsprayerline.blogspot.com"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><img alt="Share/Bookmark" border="0" src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" height="16" width="171" /></span></a><script type="text/javascript">a2a_linkname="PJ's Prayer Line";a2a_linkurl="http://pjsprayerline.blogspot.com";</script><script src="http://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" --><!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi622.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt308%2FTheRedHeadRiter%2F2009%2520TEMPLATE%2F9f72efb0.png&amp;container=blogger&amp;gadget=a&amp;rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" -->PJhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02807442587587976098noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-116001294374141207.post-74611837452890239382015-11-29T21:24:00.000-06:002015-11-29T21:24:00.181-06:00"JESUS: FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT TO THE NEW"<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qvC9NCPET_M/Vlu_IXAZqMI/AAAAAAAAM30/YQDfff_opTk/s1600/red%2Bsea.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="128" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qvC9NCPET_M/Vlu_IXAZqMI/AAAAAAAAM30/YQDfff_opTk/s320/red%2Bsea.jpg" width="320" /></a><b>Good Evening to All</b>!<br /><br />I'm going to attempt this again. &nbsp;I constantly think about posting my blog, but I have so many irons in<br />the fire, I get overwhelmed and become stagnant.<br /><br />Hopefully, this will be the post that returns me to the feeling I had before when I posted.<br /><br />I am in the middle of a book, that I am really enjoying. &nbsp;It is a One Year Book, titled Discovering Jesus in the <a class="zem_slink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Testament" rel="wikipedia" target="_blank" title="Old Testament">Old Testament</a>.<br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wcG46F2MqvE/Vlu_AJOYACI/AAAAAAAAM3k/8jKR6XFSovY/s1600/flight%2Bout%2Bof%2BEgypt.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="164" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wcG46F2MqvE/Vlu_AJOYACI/AAAAAAAAM3k/8jKR6XFSovY/s320/flight%2Bout%2Bof%2BEgypt.jpg" width="320" /></a>What got me started on this book, was the fact that like so many others I always wanted to "skip" the Old Testament and get to the "meat of things" such as Jesus' teachings, salvation, and things that would pertain to us today.<br /><br />This book has showed me in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS that Jesus is brought up all through the Bible. &nbsp;If not directly, then indirectly. &nbsp;The Old Testament is a lot more than just history. &nbsp;For example tonight's reading had to do with <a class="zem_slink" href="http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=31.7833333333,35.2166666667&amp;spn=10.0,10.0&amp;q=31.7833333333,35.2166666667%20(Israel)&amp;t=h" rel="geolocation" target="_blank" title="Israel">Israel</a>. &nbsp;Hosea described God's relationship with Israel as a loving father with a son: &nbsp;"When Israel was a child, I loved him, and I called my son out of Egypt" <b>&nbsp;(Hosea 11:1)</b>. &nbsp;Even though Israel was God's son, this son was disobedient and disloyal. &nbsp;For Israel to experience all of the Father's blessings of the covenant it would require another son. &nbsp;He would have to walk in perfect obedience before him in Israel's stead.<br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3kLYW0knXrM/Vlu_EcrNg1I/AAAAAAAAM3s/IP8ev3txtdY/s1600/Jesus%2527%2BBaptism.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="239" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3kLYW0knXrM/Vlu_EcrNg1I/AAAAAAAAM3s/IP8ev3txtdY/s320/Jesus%2527%2BBaptism.jpg" width="320" /></a>Throughout the Gospel of Matthew, Matthew showed that Jesus did exactly that. &nbsp;He applied this statement from Hosea to Jesus: &nbsp;"Joseph left for Egypt with the child and Mary, his mother, and the stayed there until Herod's death. &nbsp;This fulfilled what the Lord had spoken through the prophet : &nbsp;'I called my son out of Egypt'", <b>(Matthew 2:14-15)</b>. &nbsp;Another instance is when the Children of Israel crossed over the Red Sea, so after baptism "Jesus came up out of the water" and a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son of whom I am well pleased". &nbsp;This is found in<b> Matthew 3:16-17</b>. &nbsp;Just as Israel faced temptations and failed, Jesus faced them, and because he had the spirit of God in him, he succeeded Matthew 4:1 revealed to us. &nbsp;Just as it stated in Isaiah 44:3, God had promised through his prophets to "pour out my spirit on your descendants", Matthew wrote &nbsp;that Jesus saw the Spirit of God descending down upon him like a dove and settling on him" <b>(Matthew 3:16).</b><br /><br />There are many other types and shadows in the Old Testament pointing toward the New Testament and Jesus Christ. &nbsp;These are just a few. <br /><br />I hope that the next time you pick up your Bible, you will look at the Old Testament differently. &nbsp;Look at the Bible as a "whole", not two sections. <br /><br /><b>Have a wonderful night and May God Bless You!</b><br /><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; 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float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Pr9j9wATaTY/VZruW60pwkI/AAAAAAAAL0Y/rxaOuRSFnjI/s1600/Bible.jpeg" /></a><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I thought I would pop in and see if you have been missing my posts or not. &nbsp;I guess I "could" say I was letting your brains have a rest, but <b>NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR THAT.</b> &nbsp;We need to take hold of God's Word like never before. &nbsp;These are the last days. &nbsp;The signs are EVERYWHERE. &nbsp;Anyway, I'm not here to preach, so on with the Trivia quiz.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><b>Bible Trivia--<span style="color: #cc0000;">”THE LAST WORD”</span></b></span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; margin-left: -0.49in;"><br /></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Name the persons who said the following as their last words.</span></div><ol><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">1. Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.</span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><b>(Acts 7:59-60)</b></span></div></ol><ol start="2"><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">2. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; here they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and here I buried Leah.<b>&nbsp;(Genesis 49:31)</b></span></div></ol><ol start="3"><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">3. Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it; whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.</span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><b>(2 Kings 13:19)</b></span></div></ol><ol start="4"><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RamDPhPrqwI/VZruHihfiqI/AAAAAAAAL0I/LHhAPkE9vsw/s1600/Stephen.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RamDPhPrqwI/VZruHihfiqI/AAAAAAAAL0I/LHhAPkE9vsw/s1600/Stephen.jpg" /></a><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">4. Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me.&nbsp;</span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><b>(1 Samuel 31:4)</b></span></div></ol><ol start="5"><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">5. God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.</span></div><div align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><b>(Genesis 50:25)</b></span></div></ol><div><span style="color: #45818e; font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif; font-size: medium;"><b>SHEPHERDS AND SHEEP</b></span></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">1. &nbsp;What wealthy man &nbsp;had 14,000 sheep?&nbsp;<b>&nbsp;(Job 42:2)</b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">2. &nbsp;Who married the shepherd girl Zipporah? &nbsp;<b>(Exodus 2:16-17)</b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">3. &nbsp;What former shepherd boy is supposed to have written "The Lord is my shepherd"?&nbsp;<b>&nbsp;Psalm 23:1)</b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">4. &nbsp;Whom did Jesus command to shepherd his church?&nbsp;<b>&nbsp;(John 21:15-17)</b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">5. &nbsp;Who was the first shepherd? &nbsp;<b>(Genesis 4:2)</b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">6. &nbsp;Who is the good shepherd?&nbsp;<b>&nbsp;(John 10:11)</b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ojWsEhT8APg/VZruPygjAaI/AAAAAAAAL0Q/uAY8bXVPIUM/s1600/Job.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ojWsEhT8APg/VZruPygjAaI/AAAAAAAAL0Q/uAY8bXVPIUM/s1600/Job.jpeg" /></a><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">7. &nbsp;Which prophet said, "All we like sheep have gone astray"?&nbsp;<b>&nbsp;(Isaiah 53:6)</b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">8. &nbsp;Which Old Testament book compares a lover's teeth to a flock of newly born sheep? &nbsp;<b>(Song of Solomon 4:2)</b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">9. &nbsp;In which Gospel does Jesus speak of separating the sheep from the goats?&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><b>(Matthew 25:32)</b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">10. &nbsp;Who had compassion on the people because they seemed like sheep without a shepherd? &nbsp;<b>(Matthew 9:36)</b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><b>I hope y'all enjoy these quizzes. &nbsp;I will post the answers tomorrow. &nbsp;I will be out of town for an Herbalife Event from the 8-13, so I won't be posting, but I plan of getting back to "my FATHER'S BUSINESS", when I get home. &nbsp;I guess I shouldn't put it like that, because I try to &nbsp;always be doing that. &nbsp;I witness whenever and wherever I get the opportunity.</b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><b>Good night and May God Bless!</b></span></div><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; 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text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-peCbux2AyXE/VXuk2CR4WFI/AAAAAAAALgw/iiwuN74h5r8/s1600/apostolicstudybible.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-peCbux2AyXE/VXuk2CR4WFI/AAAAAAAALgw/iiwuN74h5r8/s320/apostolicstudybible.jpg" width="201" /></a></div><br /><b style="font-size: large;">Good Afternoon to All!</b><br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">I am so excited! I finally received the new&nbsp;Bible&nbsp;which I ordered! It is the&nbsp;<b>Word Aflame Apostolic Study Bible!&nbsp;</b>I can't wait to dive in. I have had several people in the past approach me and ask me the difference in my faith than others. I could tell them, but it was always hard for me to explain without sounding like I was trying to convert them. Not that I was. That was not my intentional at all. I tend to get excited about my faith as I talk about it because I love God so much and want everyone to feel His love the way I do.</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Needless to say, sometimes I come across too zealous.</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">This Bible will help me to be able to explain it in a better way.</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">To begin with, I am a Christian, an Apostolic&nbsp;<a class="zem_slink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneness_Pentecostalism" rel="wikipedia" target="_blank" title="Oneness Pentecostalism">Oneness Pentecostal</a>. The distinctions between my faith and other Christian faiths are as follows:</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><u><b>Apostolic Distinctives</b></u></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Conservative Christians generally reject the allegorical method in favor of the grammatical-historical. Yet many do not accept key Apostolic Pentecostal beliefs such as the oneness of God, the new birth according to <a class="zem_slink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acts_of_the_Apostles" rel="wikipedia" target="_blank" title="Acts of the Apostles">Acts 2:38</a>, and some practical applications of holiness. To a great extent, these distinctives stem from specific principles of interpretation unique to&nbsp;<a class="zem_slink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostolic_Brethren" rel="wikipedia" target="_blank" title="Apostolic Brethren">Apostolics</a>&nbsp;or that Apostolics emphasize more than other groups do. We briefly identify six such principles and explain how they come from the Bible itself. &nbsp;The Bible tells us to "come out from among them, (the world) and be ye separate" (2 Corinthians 6:17).</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><ol><li><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i><b>Apostolic Authority.&nbsp;</b></i>Apostolics regard the preaching, teaching, experience, and practice of the apostles as normative and authoritative. Jesus commissioned the apostles to establish the church, proclaim the gospel, and teach His commandments. The early believers continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine. For most groups today, the message and experience of the apostles is only the starting point for theological discussion, but for Apostolics it is the ending point. For this reason, Apostolics emphasize that baptism in Jesus' name and the <a class="zem_slink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptism_with_the_Holy_Spirit" rel="wikipedia" target="_blank" title="Baptism with the Holy Spirit">baptism of the Holy Spirit</a> with the initial sign of tongues are commands for the church today.</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"></div></li></ol><ol start="2"><li><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i><b>Old Testament Foundation and New Testament Fulfillment.&nbsp;</b></i>The Old Testament is the foundation for the New. God revealed truth to the apostolic church by using the law as a tutor to lead people to Christ. Instead of reading the New Testament through the lenses of church tradition and creeds, we read it with the concepts and definitions of the Old Testament in mind. Thus, when we read in the New Testament that Jesus is God manifested in the flesh, (1 Timothy 3:16) we understand Him to be the revelation of the one true God of the Old Testament. We should not change the definition of God to allow a plurality of persons.</span></div></li></ol><ol start="3"><li><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rrww2HauytE/VXulOvrZDtI/AAAAAAAALhA/UGoOp_-jfKY/s1600/Holiness%2Bseparation.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rrww2HauytE/VXulOvrZDtI/AAAAAAAALhA/UGoOp_-jfKY/s1600/Holiness%2Bseparation.jpeg" /></a><span style="font-size: medium;"><i><b>Centrality of the One God in Jesus Christ.</b></i>&nbsp;Jesus is the fullness of the Godhead incarnate and the supreme revelation of God to us. His atoning death, burial, and resurrection are the focal point of human history. Therefore, we interpret the whole of Scripture in light of the revelation of the one God in Jesus Christ.</span></div></li></ol><ol start="4"><li><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i><b>Importance of Spiritual illumination and Spiritual Experience.</b></i>&nbsp;The carnal mind cannot understand the things of God, for they must be discerned spiritually. While the grammatical-historical method can help anyone understand the basic teaching of Scripture, in order to appreciate its true significance and make proper application to our lives, we need the illumination of the Holy Spirit. Moreover, in order to have a good understanding of the supernatural, such as the gifts of the Spirit. Experience does not become our authority for doctrine, but it helps us to understand and apply the Word of God to our lives. It becomes part of the hermeneutical Spiral ( or philosophy) of Scripture and methodology of explanation.</span></div></li></ol><ol start="5"><li><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i><b>Interpretation in Light of the End Time.</b></i>&nbsp;Jesus taught that it is important to discern the time in which we are living. We interpret Scripture with the realization that we live under the new covenant, in the time of the great latter-day outpouring of the Holy Spirit, in the last age before the coming of the Lord. We apply Scripture in light of the urgency of His coming. Yes, He tells us no man knows the day nor the hour, but we are suppose to watch the signs and be ready for Him at any time.</span></div></li></ol><ol start="6"><li><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i><b>Presumption of Relevance and Applicability.</b></i>&nbsp;All Scripture is given for our admonition. While culture has changed from Bible days, we still must follow the principles of the Bible. In every area of our lives, from adornment and dress to sexual morality and marriage, we must obey the practical instructions of the New Testament of the church.</span></div></li></ol><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">We differ in other ways as well. The Bible tells us to “Come into His gates with Thanksgiving and into His courts with praise”. We begin all of our services with praise and worship. He inhabits the praise of His people. His Word tells us to “shout to the Lord, to lift up Holy hands (hands that are set apart for lifting and worshiping Him at that specific time), sing to the Lord, dancing before the Lord, leaping for joy, and other ways of giving Him all of the glory and praise.</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qx73pRAKDPo/VXukwCh8hNI/AAAAAAAALgo/iVL5g287MzQ/s1600/hair%2Band%2Bmodesty.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qx73pRAKDPo/VXukwCh8hNI/AAAAAAAALgo/iVL5g287MzQ/s1600/hair%2Band%2Bmodesty.jpeg" /></a><span style="font-size: medium;">We take the Holiness standards seriously. Our dress code is modesty. We are not flashy. According to the Bible we are to be “plain-faced and sober”. Meaning very little or no make up, as well as we are to be serious about our relationship with Him (sober faced).&nbsp; We are not be adorned in gold and silver (only wearing the necessary jewelry, such as wedding rings and watches, but not to excess. In other words, we are to make sure that God is able to shine through us without competing with all the “other stuff”. ( This is my wording, not the Bible's). It's just that the way I see it, God made us to look the way He wanted us to look. When we start “loading on the make-up, the immodest clothing and all the earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings, it takes away from what He created. People see all of this stuff, rather than what is inside of us waiting to come out. &nbsp;Now with all of this being said, when someone comes into our church, we don't tell them how to dress or do their hair or such. &nbsp;We allow them to make their own choices and allow God to do the work. &nbsp;We do have women in our church that wear pants and make up, as well as jewelry. &nbsp;That is what is so great about my church. My Pastor believes in "doing his job" which is to lead us, but at the same time allowing God to make the changes He chooses to in His own time. &nbsp;I have been in another church before where it was not that way.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span><span style="font-size: medium;">Therefore I say, we have a phenomenal Pastor. &nbsp; He leads by example, and lets God work.</span><br /><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span><span style="font-size: medium;">Another way in which we are different is, we baptize in "the name of Jesus" rather than the titles of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. &nbsp;The original plan of Salvation is Acts 2:38 in which Peter told the people when they asked him what they must do to be saved, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. &nbsp;(39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. &nbsp;We believe that these are the "prerequisites of being saved, but being saved is a LIFETIME Journey. &nbsp;It entails living for God and having a relationship with Him, not just mouthing a few words and going about our daily lives as before.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span><span style="font-size: medium;">This was just a slight taste of what my faith is about. &nbsp;Of course there is much more to it, but if I were to try and tell you everything, it would be more of a book than a post. &nbsp;I have to say there are few things that I am passionate about, but this is one of them. &nbsp;I hope this was interesting to you.</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">I know this is a bit different than what my posts have been in the past, but I started reading my new Bible today and these thoughts just came flooding in.</span><br /><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span><span style="font-size: medium;">I will hopefully be getting back into the swing of blogging once again and into my normal pattern and style. &nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><b>Good night and May God Bless!</b></span></div><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; 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text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ryDeVDoKPmk/VSdTBOB-KAI/AAAAAAAALNQ/dNp51nX42F4/s1600/Paul%2Blowered%2Bover%2Bwall%2Bin%2Bbasket.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ryDeVDoKPmk/VSdTBOB-KAI/AAAAAAAALNQ/dNp51nX42F4/s1600/Paul%2Blowered%2Bover%2Bwall%2Bin%2Bbasket.jpg" height="320" width="265" /></a></b></span></span></div><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Well, as promised, here are the answers to the last Trivia Questions, and some more questions to help your knowledge increase a bit more.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b><span style="color: #0b5394;">Answers:</span></b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">1.&nbsp; (b)&nbsp; They would select another disciple to take his place.&nbsp;<b> (Acts 1:26)</b> </span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">2.&nbsp; (b)&nbsp; The lame man healed by Peter and John <b>(Acts 3:8)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">3.&nbsp; (d)&nbsp; All of the above <b>(Acts 4)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">4.&nbsp; (c)&nbsp; He couldn't see. </span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>(Acts 9:8)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">5.&nbsp; (d)&nbsp; In a basket, over the city wall.&nbsp; <b>(Acts 9:25)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">6.&nbsp; (c)&nbsp; Dorcas&nbsp; <b>(Acts 9:36)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">7.&nbsp; (a)&nbsp; Meditating on the roof&nbsp;&nbsp;<b> (Acts 10:9)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">8.&nbsp; (a)&nbsp; James&nbsp;<b> (Acts 12:2)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">9.&nbsp; (c)&nbsp; Paul got up and went back into the city.&nbsp; <b> (Acts 14:20)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">10.&nbsp; (b)&nbsp; Whether Gentile believers should be required to convert to Judaism&nbsp; <b>(Acts 15:5)</b> </span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">11. &nbsp; (a)&nbsp; To do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. <b>(Eph. 2:10 NIV)</b> </span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">12.&nbsp;&nbsp; (d)&nbsp; All of the above&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>(1 Thessalonians 4:15</b>)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">13.&nbsp; (a)&nbsp; Men&nbsp; <b>(1 Timothy 2:8)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">14.&nbsp; (c)&nbsp; Those who are rich in this world&nbsp; <b>(1 Tim. 6:17)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">15.&nbsp; (d)&nbsp; All of the above.&nbsp; <b>(2 Tim. 1:7)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>MINI QUIZ==FAMOUS FIRSTS</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b><br /></b></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">1.&nbsp; Who was the first Christian martyr?&nbsp;<b> (Acts 6-8:1)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">2.&nbsp; What was the occasion when Jesus performed his first miracle?&nbsp;<b> (John 2:1-11)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">3.&nbsp; Barnabas was one of the first foreign missionaries.&nbsp; Who was the other one?&nbsp; <b>(Acts 13:2)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">4.&nbsp; In Antioch, the followers of Jesus began to be known by a certain term.&nbsp; What was it?&nbsp; <b>(Acts 11:26)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">5.&nbsp; Which of Jesus' disciples was first to be killed for his faith (though his brother lived the longest)?&nbsp;<b> (Acts 12:1-2)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Now, on a deeper level, let's get digging...</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">1.&nbsp; In Damascus, God told a believer named Ananias to go to a house on Straight Street to meet whom?<b>&nbsp; (Acts 9:11)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pX0UAp_LuAk/VSdJHjkX03I/AAAAAAAALMs/CCKOHFiPw8c/s1600/Stephen.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pX0UAp_LuAk/VSdJHjkX03I/AAAAAAAALMs/CCKOHFiPw8c/s1600/Stephen.jpg" height="243" width="320" /></a>&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">a.&nbsp; Peter</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">b.&nbsp; The Lord</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">c.&nbsp; Saul (Paul)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">d.&nbsp; His future wife</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">2.&nbsp; Mark was the cause of the split between Paul and Barnabas.&nbsp; Why?</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">a.&nbsp; He insisted on winning every argument.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">b.&nbsp; He was a Gentile.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">c.&nbsp; He had abandoned them, going home early during their first journey.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">d.&nbsp; He kept throwing spitballs.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">3.&nbsp; What was the name of the first Christian convert in Philippi--"a merchant of expensive purple cloth" <b>(Acts 16:11-15)</b>?</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">a.&nbsp; Luke&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">b.&nbsp; Lydia</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">c.&nbsp; Loretta&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">d.&nbsp; Hilfiger</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">4.&nbsp; To whom was it said?&nbsp; "Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with your entire household"&nbsp; <b>(Acts 16:31)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">a.&nbsp; Cornelius the centurion</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">b.&nbsp; Saul, who became known as Paul</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">c.&nbsp; A jailer in Philippi</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">d.&nbsp; Lydia, at the Philippian riverbank&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NTen3qSJoHs/VSdKfHEwHGI/AAAAAAAALNA/Dhi04XB7ifo/s1600/magic%2Bbooks.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NTen3qSJoHs/VSdKfHEwHGI/AAAAAAAALNA/Dhi04XB7ifo/s1600/magic%2Bbooks.jpg" height="320" width="238" /></a>5.&nbsp; What "eloquent speaker" arrived in Ephesus from Alexandria and was instructed by Priscilla and Aquila?</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">a.&nbsp; Apollos</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">b.&nbsp; Barnabas</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">c.&nbsp; Pliny the Younger</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">d.&nbsp; Alexander</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">6.&nbsp; During a revival in Ephesus, people brought their magic books and did what to them?</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">a.&nbsp; Tore them to pieces</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">b.&nbsp; Rewrote them</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">c.&nbsp; Burned them</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">d.&nbsp; Made them disappear</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">7. &nbsp; Demetrius was upset because Paul's preaching had reduced the demand for sliver shrines of the local deity, so he gathered people of his profession to start a protest march.&nbsp; What profession did Demetrius have?&nbsp;<b> (Acts 19:26)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">a.&nbsp; Police officer</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">b.&nbsp; Philosopher</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">c.&nbsp; Silversmith</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">d.&nbsp; Spy</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">8.&nbsp; Who said it?&nbsp; "It is more blessed to give than to receive"&nbsp;<b> (Acts 20:35)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">a.&nbsp; David</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">b.&nbsp; Jesus</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">c.&nbsp; Barnabas</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">d.&nbsp; Jude&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">I hpe you did well as well as enjoying these questions.&nbsp; I hope that this is making you want to read more and more of God's Word so that you can do as God instructs and "hide His Word in your heart.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>Have a wonderful night and May God Bless!</b></span></span><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; 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float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ua5SXYjbrPc/VSYIk5PIy5I/AAAAAAAALLU/ukXfn3rtZ7c/s1600/Saul%2B%2Bdamascus.jpg" height="201" width="320" /></a><b><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Good Evening to All!</span></span></b><br /><br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">As the coming of Christ gets closer, I feel compelled to get as much knowledge and recollection out as possible. Therefore, I will be doing a series of these, starting in Acts, and following through Revelation. This is in hope that it will entice people to dig into their Bibles, and search for the truth. While it is true that “we know not the day nor the hour that Christ will return for His people”, He also tells us to watch for the signs. They are all happening right now, in this day and time. Be aware. Read, research and be ready!</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">1.&nbsp; The two candidates were Joseph Barsabbas and Matthias.&nbsp; Matthias won.&nbsp; What did he win?&nbsp;<b> (Acts 1:26)</b></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; A position as one of the twelve disciples, replacing Judas.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; The right to record the memoirs of the apostles</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c.&nbsp; The role of head deacon in the early church</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">d.&nbsp; The early church's first table tennis championship</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">2.&nbsp; Who was "walking, leaping and praising God" in Solomon's Colonnade?</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><b>&nbsp;(Acts 3:8)</b></span></span><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; Peter </span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; The lame man healed by Peter and John</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c.&nbsp; David</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">d.&nbsp; Rhoda</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">3.&nbsp; The authorities warned Peter and John not to preach about Jesus.&nbsp; What happened next?&nbsp; <b>(Acts 4)</b></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; They prayed with other Christians</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; The house where the Christians met was shaken.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OZoLxJktl-k/VSYIqzmFoYI/AAAAAAAALLk/sRl9EQvs--c/s1600/Peter%2Band%2BJohn%2Blame%2Bman.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OZoLxJktl-k/VSYIqzmFoYI/AAAAAAAALLk/sRl9EQvs--c/s1600/Peter%2Band%2BJohn%2Blame%2Bman.jpg" height="320" width="269" /></a><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c.&nbsp; Peter and John kept preaching.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">d.&nbsp; All of the above.&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">4.&nbsp; What physical problem did Saul have after his experience on the Damascus Road?&nbsp;<b> (Acts 9:8)</b></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; He limped.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; He couldn't speak.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c.&nbsp; He couldn't see.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">d.&nbsp; He looked just like his twin brother.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">5.&nbsp; After Saul's conversion, the Jewish authorities in Damascus were out to kill him.&nbsp; How did he escape the city?&nbsp;<b> (Acts 9:25)</b></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; In disguise, at night.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; In a cart carrying pigs to market</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c.&nbsp; In broad daylight</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">d.&nbsp; In a basket, over the city wall.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">6.&nbsp; A Christian woman named Tabitha was "always doing kind things for others and helping the poor"&nbsp;<b> (Acts 9:36)</b>. She'd even make coats and clothing for people.&nbsp; What was her Greek name?</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; Alexandra</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; Priscilla</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c.&nbsp; Dorcas</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">d.&nbsp; Jezebel</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">7.&nbsp; Where was Peter when messengers from Cornelius the centurion arrived at his house?&nbsp; <b>(Acts 10:9)</b></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; Meditating on the roof</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; Resting by the seaside</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c.&nbsp; Preaching in the temple</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">d.&nbsp; Fighting the Visigoths</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">8.&nbsp; Which apostle was first to be killed for his faith?&nbsp; <b>(Acts 12:2)</b></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; James</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; John</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c.&nbsp; Luke</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">d.&nbsp; Peter</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">9.&nbsp; In the town of Lystra, some out-of-towners stirred up trouble and stoned Paul.&nbsp; He was dragged out of the city, given up for dead.&nbsp; Then what happened?&nbsp;<b> (Acts 14:20)</b></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; The believers mourned for three weeks after sending his body back to Tarsus.&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; Barnabas went on to Cyprus with John Mark.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c.&nbsp; Paul got up and went back into the city.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">d.&nbsp; All of the above</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gZdfaDX08R8/VSYIn3U9SKI/AAAAAAAALLc/fIn-wr16kxk/s1600/Acts%2BSalvation.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gZdfaDX08R8/VSYIn3U9SKI/AAAAAAAALLc/fIn-wr16kxk/s1600/Acts%2BSalvation.jpg" height="320" width="320" /></a><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">10.&nbsp; Acts 15 records a council meeting where the Jerusalem church leaders met with missionaries Barnabas and Paul to discuss church policy.&nbsp; What was the main issue?&nbsp; <b>(Acts 15:5)</b></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; Whether they should continue to collect money from the churches they visited.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; Whether Gentile believers should be required to convert to Judaism</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c.&nbsp; Whether they should take the gospel west of Rome</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">d.&nbsp; Whether to reprimand the youth minister for his crazy antics.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">11.&nbsp; Finish this verse:&nbsp; "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus...."&nbsp; <b>(Eph. 2:10 NIV)</b></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; for his pleasure, which we seek daily.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c.&nbsp; to praise him and fail him, to cling to his grace.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">d.&nbsp; to display the glories of his creative spirit.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: xx-small;"> (15)</span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">12.&nbsp; According to<b> 1 Thessalonians 4:15</b>, what sound will accompany the Lord's return?&nbsp; <span style="font-size: xx-small;">(16)</span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; A commanding shout</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; The call of the archangel</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c.&nbsp; The trumpet call of God</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">d.&nbsp; All of the above</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">13.&nbsp; According to <b>1 Timothy 2:8</b>, who should "pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy"?<span style="font-size: xx-small;"> (17)</span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; Men</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; Women</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c.&nbsp; Children</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">d.&nbsp; Pro wrestlers</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">14.&nbsp; Paul told Timothy to tell certain people "not to be proud and not to trust in their money"&nbsp;<b> (1 Tim. 6:17)</b>.&nbsp; Who was that message for?&nbsp; <span style="font-size: xx-small;">(18)</span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; The Galatians</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; The false teachers</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c.&nbsp; Those who are rich in this world</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">d.&nbsp; Fashion models</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">15.&nbsp; God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of what?&nbsp;<b> (2 Tim. 1:7)</b>&nbsp;<span style="font-size: xx-small;"> (19)</span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a.&nbsp; Power</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">b.&nbsp; Love</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">c. 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Richards<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZZ0tiAFLp8k/VSHnb5nLbrI/AAAAAAAALJY/OX7Zm5uJGhU/s1600/COVER%2BrESOURCE.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZZ0tiAFLp8k/VSHnb5nLbrI/AAAAAAAALJY/OX7Zm5uJGhU/s1600/COVER%2BrESOURCE.jpg" height="400" width="264" /></a><b><span style="font-size: medium;">Good Afternoon to All!&nbsp;</span></b><br /><br /><b><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-size: medium;">I received this Bible as a complimentary copy for writing this review from "Booklook Bloggers" or&nbsp;<a href="http://booklookbloggers.com/blogger/request" rel="nofollow"> <span style="color: #cc0000;"><b>Thomas Nelson Publishers</b></span></a><span style="color: #cc0000;">.</span> The opinions here in are mine alone, although I did get some input from a young lady of 10 years old who I asked to tell me her thoughts as well. </span> <br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">I personally like it because it is the NKJV of which I am partial to. I also like the extra features it has in it, such as Key Verses, Interesting Small Facts, Life in Bible Times, People in Bible Times and Live It. Each of these features will help the child to understand the Bible better as well as explain more things in detail. In addition to these, it also contains Book Introductions which tell the basic facts about the books of the Bible such as who wrote it, where it took place, and why it was written, as well as giving them a list of favorite Bible stories and teachings in that specific Bible book. </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">I like this because it will continually keep the child interested in reading and moving on to see what comes next. </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XnOTflJge_o/VSA1LRa44cI/AAAAAAAALIk/ygmIEhqlnZA/s1600/Book%2BReivew%2Bpages.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XnOTflJge_o/VSA1LRa44cI/AAAAAAAALIk/ygmIEhqlnZA/s1600/Book%2BReivew%2Bpages.jpg" height="238" width="320" /></a><span style="font-size: medium;">This Bible also has a Subject Index in the back of the Bible, which will help them find different subjects and people covered in this Bible. Which would be great for doing reports for school. The Concordance is a helpful verse finder and the Bible has many full color tip-end pages which offer activities set to a jungle safari theme which are very colorful. There are also maps as well. </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">This is a beautiful book. At first, Kirah had a bit of trouble reading it, as a lot of 9 and 10 year old youngsters would, but the more she got into it the better she liked it and the easier it became. </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4DdRkE41gwU/VSA1OqE-yZI/AAAAAAAALIs/xVvHuD7aq0c/s1600/maps.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4DdRkE41gwU/VSA1OqE-yZI/AAAAAAAALIs/xVvHuD7aq0c/s1600/maps.jpg" height="212" width="320" /></a><span style="font-size: medium;">I would recommend this Bible for any child, but unless they are avid readers it may be a bit difficult for them at first as well. This would be the PERFECT Bible for a parent and child to sit and read together. This way the child would get the benefit of learning to read the Bible and it would set them on the path to making Bible reading part of their daily routine. It would also be a “bonding time for the parent and child”. This is SO IMPORTANT. The Bible tells us to “train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it”. This is part of the training. </span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: medium;">This is a wonderful book that I think ALL children would enjoy.</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><b><span style="font-size: medium;">Have a wonderful day, and May God Bless!</span></b></div><b></b><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt308/TheRedHeadRiter/2009%20TEMPLATE/9f72efb0.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkname=PJ%27s%20Prayer%20Line&amp;linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpjsprayerline.blogspot.com"><img alt="Share/Bookmark" border="0" src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" height="16" width="171" /></a><script type="text/javascript">a2a_linkname="PJ's Prayer Line";a2a_linkurl="http://pjsprayerline.blogspot.com";</script><script src="http://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" --><!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi622.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt308%2FTheRedHeadRiter%2F2009%2520TEMPLATE%2F9f72efb0.png&amp;container=blogger&amp;gadget=a&amp;rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" -->PJhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02807442587587976098noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-116001294374141207.post-27469324593805660462015-02-24T02:59:00.003-06:002015-04-06T10:44:13.297-05:00"FACING THE GIANTS" and Trivia Answers<a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ml5A4zYJPjY/VSKnuzSzfKI/AAAAAAAALJw/LRQwwtUrBgA/s1600/dAVID%2BAND%2BGOLIATH.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ml5A4zYJPjY/VSKnuzSzfKI/AAAAAAAALJw/LRQwwtUrBgA/s1600/dAVID%2BAND%2BGOLIATH.jpg" height="286" width="320" /></a><b>Good Evening to All!</b><br /><br />What are "giants" in our lives you may ask<b>.&nbsp; </b>Giants are problems or situations that we fear, or have <br />trouble overcoming in our lives.&nbsp; How do we deal with them?&nbsp; We turn them over to God.&nbsp; That's what we do.&nbsp; He is bigger than any problem or situation which we may encounter.&nbsp; He does not say in His Word that He will keep us from having to face them, or deal with them, only that He will be there to help us.&nbsp; Running from our problems is not the answer.&nbsp; David did not run from the giant Goliath.&nbsp; He knew that God was with Him, just as He is with us.&nbsp; As long as we have faith that God will see us through our troubles we will be overcomers. <br /><ul><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wwLaivS8BDg/VSKoZQb4rSI/AAAAAAAALJ4/Tayp2tFJPZk/s1600/WHOLE%2BARMOR.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wwLaivS8BDg/VSKoZQb4rSI/AAAAAAAALJ4/Tayp2tFJPZk/s1600/WHOLE%2BARMOR.jpg" height="297" width="320" /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qHcARXkVCyk/VOw8EwkaqTI/AAAAAAAAK4U/gW0m7E6dPsA/s1600/Bible%2Bsword.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></a><li><span style="color: #660000;"><b>Truth</b></span>--Put on the belt of truth.&nbsp; God is truth and no deception abides with His will.</li><li><span style="color: #660000;"><b>Righteousness</b></span>--Put on the breastplate of righteousness.&nbsp; As we repent of our sins, Jesus forgives us.&nbsp; Only through Him can we live a righteous life.</li><li><span style="color: #660000;"><b>Peace</b></span>--Put on the shoes of the gospel of peace.&nbsp; As we study God's Word and seek His will for our lives, He gives a peace beyond description.&nbsp; In turn, we can learn to carry that same peace to others.</li><li><span style="color: #660000;"><b>Salvation</b></span>--Put on the helmet of salvation.&nbsp; According to God's Word if you will ask His forgiveness for your sins<b> and</b> repent by turning away from sinful ways, you can know for sure with your heart and mind that you can count on God's salvation.&nbsp; By repenting, you are turning your life around and living FOR Him.&nbsp; This is the true way to journey toward Salvation. and being saved.&nbsp; I cannot in all good conscience say Once saved always saved, or that being saved is an "event".&nbsp; It is a lifestyle.&nbsp; Being saved is a lifetime journey.&nbsp; That is why even the Apostle Paul said "I die daily".&nbsp; He knew that it was and still is a lifetime journey.&nbsp; God said "be ye holy as I am holy.&nbsp; In other words we must STRIVE for perfection (or completeness) which is a journey.&nbsp; We must be diligent not to let the devil creep in with his subtle ways.&nbsp; That is how he gets people.&nbsp; A tiny bit at a time.&nbsp; That way, they don't realize what is happening before it is too late and he has them sucked into sin again.&nbsp; Be watchful.</li></ul><ul><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yh5jhC2ckz0/VOw8zfX8HeI/AAAAAAAAK4s/FZ2v0AHO77E/s1600/Bible%2Bsword.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yh5jhC2ckz0/VOw8zfX8HeI/AAAAAAAAK4s/FZ2v0AHO77E/s320/Bible%2Bsword.jpg" height="277" width="320" /></a><li><span style="color: #660000;"><b>Faith</b></span>--Put on the shield of faith.&nbsp;&nbsp; Because of His promises to us, because He first loved us, and we belong to Him, we can relax and know that He has our backs.&nbsp; We can know that He will be there to help us through anything, as long as we listen to Him.&nbsp; All we have to do is ASK HIM.&nbsp; This is where so many people mess up.&nbsp; They don't understand that He expects us to ask for His help.&nbsp; He will not intrude.&nbsp; He does not force His way into our lives.&nbsp; He wants to be invited.&nbsp; Therefore if we need His help, even though He already knows what we need, He wants to be asked.&nbsp; We have not because we ask not.&nbsp; That is what He tells us directly.</li></ul><ul><li><span style="color: #660000;"><b>God's Word</b></span>--Put on the sword of the spirit.&nbsp; God's Word--your Bible.&nbsp; Read it often.&nbsp; Carry it in your car, your briefcase, backpack, purse anywhere that it can be handy to pull out and call on God for strength and direction.&nbsp; Keep it especially in your heart. If we read it often, it will seep into our hearts and we will be able to recall scriptures as we need them.</li></ul>When we put on the full armor of God and obey Him, then we can stand back and watch our giants fall, and declare what a WONDERFUL GOD WE HAVE. <br /><br /><b>The answers to the Bible Trivia Questions from my Previous post below&nbsp; are as follows:</b><br /><br /><b><span style="color: #0b5394;">Rings On Their Fingers:</span></b><br /><br />1.&nbsp; The Pharaoh<b>&nbsp; (Genesis 41:42)</b><br />2.&nbsp; The parable of the prodigal son&nbsp; (since the son was given a ring by his father upon returning home)&nbsp; <br />3.&nbsp; Haman&nbsp; <b>(Esther 3:10-13)</b><br />4.&nbsp; The king<b> (Daniel 6:17)</b><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-898QyeN0Swk/VOw8I9tf63I/AAAAAAAAK4c/JbfkF0k6m7E/s1600/jacob.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-898QyeN0Swk/VOw8I9tf63I/AAAAAAAAK4c/JbfkF0k6m7E/s1600/jacob.jpg" height="320" width="312" /></a>5.&nbsp; As a freewill offering for the tabernacle <b>(Exodus 35:22)</b><br />6.&nbsp; Mordecai&nbsp; <b>(Esther 8:2-13)</b><br /><br /><b><span style="color: #38761d;">Glad Rags:</span></b><br /><br />1.&nbsp; John the Baptist&nbsp;<b> (Matthew 3:4)</b><br />2.&nbsp; Saul&nbsp;<b> (2 Samuel 1:10)</b><br />3.&nbsp; Joseph&nbsp; <b>(Genesis 42:42)</b><br />4.&nbsp; The Israelites&nbsp; <b>(Deuteronomy 29:5)</b><br />5.&nbsp; Joseph's <b>(Genesis 37:3)</b><br />6.&nbsp; The high priest&nbsp; <b>(Exodus 28)</b><br />7.&nbsp; Job&nbsp; <b>(42:1)</b><br />8.&nbsp; Jacob&nbsp; <b>(Genesis 27:16)</b><br />9.&nbsp; The Midianites&nbsp; <b>(Judges 8:24-26)</b><br />10.&nbsp; The "princes of the sea"&nbsp; (Phoenicians)<b> (Ezekiel 26:16)</b><br /><br /><b>I hope you did well, and maybe remembered or learned something new a long the way.</b><br /><br /><b>Have a wonderful night!&nbsp; May God Bless,</b><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" style="clear: left; 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text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZZ2p0E8DFTI/VOlhYyF4p6I/AAAAAAAAK28/n6VwoaMogDQ/s1600/joseph%2Bcoat.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZZ2p0E8DFTI/VOlhYyF4p6I/AAAAAAAAK28/n6VwoaMogDQ/s320/joseph%2Bcoat.jpg" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">It's time to get your minds thinking again about how much you remember of what you learned from the Bible!</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">Our<b><span style="color: #3d85c6;"> FIRST</span></b> short set of Trivia Questions have to do with<span style="color: #6aa84f;"> <b>Rings on Their Fingers:</b></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">1.&nbsp; What dreaming ruler gave Joseph his own ring?&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>(Genesis 41:42)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">2.&nbsp; In which of Jesus' parables does a ring play a part?&nbsp; <b>(Luke 15:22)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">3.&nbsp; Who did King Ahasuerus of Persia give his ring </span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6YwhTDH0jVM/VOlh8MLKVVI/AAAAAAAAK3E/BsZUz-7v0I4/s1600/haman.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6YwhTDH0jVM/VOlh8MLKVVI/AAAAAAAAK3E/BsZUz-7v0I4/s320/haman.jpg" /></a></span></span></div><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">to?&nbsp; <b>(Esther 10:3-13)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">4.&nbsp; When Daniel was sealed up in the lions' den, who placed his signet ring on the stone?&nbsp; <b>(Daniel 6:17)</b></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">5.&nbsp; For what did the Israelites give up their rings and other jewelry?&nbsp;<b> (Exodus 35:22)</b></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">6.&nbsp; After the death of Haman, who received the Persian king's signet ring?&nbsp; <b>(Esther 8:2-13)</b></span></span><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hWXckHkNnd4/VOli0-i9zaI/AAAAAAAAK3Q/xW_wokgRmZ4/s1600/john%2Bthe%2Bbaptist.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hWXckHkNnd4/VOli0-i9zaI/AAAAAAAAK3Q/xW_wokgRmZ4/s320/john%2Bthe%2Bbaptist.jpg" /></a><br /><b><span style="color: #cc0000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">GLAD RAGS</span></span></span></b><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">1.&nbsp; Who wore a camel's hair tunic?&nbsp;<b> (Matthew </b></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b>3:4)</b></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">2.</span></span><b><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></b><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"> What king of Israel is mentioned as wearing a crown and a gold bracelet?</span></span><b><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b>&nbsp; (2 Samuel 1:10)</b></span></span></b></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">3.&nbsp; What Egyptian official was given fine linen, the Pharaoh's ring, and a gold chain for his neck?&nbsp;<b> (Genesis 42:42)</b></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">4.&nbsp; What people had such well-made clothes that years of wilderness wandering did not even wear out their shoes? &nbsp; <b>(Deuteronomy 29:5)</b></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">5.&nbsp; Whose eye-catching cloak caused murderous envy in his brothers?&nbsp; <b>(Genesis 37:3)&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">6.&nbsp; The best- dressed man in Israel wore fine colored linen with embroidered bells and pomegranates, a linen breastplate with gold and precious stones, and a gold-studded hat.&nbsp; Who was he?<b>&nbsp; (Exodus 28)</b></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">7.&nbsp; What down-and-out man is mentioned as having worn a gold earring in his better days?&nbsp; <b>(Job 42:11)&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kUxGw1go_9Q/VOli5qJGEqI/AAAAAAAAK3Y/o4nbzN2T-m8/s1600/Saul.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kUxGw1go_9Q/VOli5qJGEqI/AAAAAAAAK3Y/o4nbzN2T-m8/s320/Saul.jpg" /></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">8.&nbsp; Only one person is mentioned in the Bible as having worn gloves.&nbsp; Who?&nbsp;<b> (Genesis 27:16)&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><br /></b></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">9.&nbsp; What warriors were so extravagant that even their camels wore necklaces?&nbsp;<b> (Judges 8:24-26)&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><br /></b></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">10.&nbsp; What people wore fine Egyptian linen and purple robes?&nbsp;<b> (Ezekiel 26:16)&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b></b></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b></b></span></span></div><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b>I hope you enjoyed these Trivia Questions, and did well.&nbsp; I will post the answers tomorrow.&nbsp; Hopefully as you look up the answers you will find other little nuggets of wisdom that you may have forgotten as well.</b></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b>Have a wonderful night and May God Bless!</b></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"></span></span><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; 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text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-28quC7FpXfg/VNmxOxY5zAI/AAAAAAAAKxE/jXVt6BhwF-A/s1600/Relationship%2Bwith%2Bthe%2BLord.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-28quC7FpXfg/VNmxOxY5zAI/AAAAAAAAKxE/jXVt6BhwF-A/s320/Relationship%2Bwith%2Bthe%2BLord.jpg" /></a></div><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Good Evening to All!</span></span></b></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Have you ever given thought on how Satan tries to build walls to keep us from a relationship with God? Not only does he try to separate us from God, but he tries to keep us from building strong healthy relationships with other people as well.</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">His sole purpose is to kill, steal and destroy our joy. Joy in the Lord, joy in life and joy in each other. </span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">According to the last part of<b> Galatians 5:6</b> do you know what really matters in our Christian walk? It is faith, which works by love. God wants us to have complete trust in Him. To have faith in Him in every way. To do this we must have a deep rooted love for our God. </span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">In Galatians 5:14, it tells us that the fulfillment of God's law is to love thy neighbor as thyself. If we do this, then everything else is covered. </span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">In <b>1 John 4:7-8,</b> it tells us: &nbsp;“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”</span></span></div><a href="https://www.blogger.com/null" name="en-KJV-30612"></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">8&nbsp;He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. These verses right here tell the story to me. God, Himself is love, so if we don't love others, then it is obvious that we don't know God, let alone love Him.&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></span><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4Q6oqM3DVnU/VNmwEHFYe1I/AAAAAAAAKw4/Tq0B3cHtcWI/s1600/Walk%2Bthe%2BWalk.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4Q6oqM3DVnU/VNmwEHFYe1I/AAAAAAAAKw4/Tq0B3cHtcWI/s200/Walk%2Bthe%2BWalk.jpg" height="112" width="320" /></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Those verses show how important it is for us to love people whom God puts into our lives. This is why the devil desires to put up walls between us , so that we will not love each other. He wants us to be ineffective Christians. The sad part about it is, there are a lot of these type people in the world today. They may go to church and sit on a pew, but to walk the walk and talk the talk is another story. They don't go because they love God, they attend church for other ulterior motives. I have seen people go to church and use it as a “social networking” event for their job, or events. I have seen people “use” church for the sake of getting financial help from the church family, and many other reasons. All which have NOTHING to do with Worshipping and loving God.&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Whether it is differences between races, genders denominations, family members, co-workers, or neighbors, the enemy is working overtime to place walls between people. </span></span><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">I hope sometime tonight or tomorrow, you will say a prayer asking God to take down any walls between you and others and to let you know specific ways you can show love to them.</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">To go a step even further, he tries to convince us that we can't and don't feel God.&nbsp; This can be because of many different things.&nbsp; We may have some sin in our life that we have yet to repent of (change our lifestyle).&nbsp; We may be thinking of a million other things while sitting there supposedly focusing on God.&nbsp; There is bitterness and unforgiveness.&nbsp; We need to remember that God's Word said in Mathew 5:24 that we must </span></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">"Leave there thy gift before the <b>altar</b>, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy <b>brother</b>, and then come and offer thy gift."&nbsp; So if we are angry with our "brother, neighbor or anyone", we must do this.&nbsp; before we will have a clear path to God's ears, or maybe even feel Him.</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Other things which may hinder our walk with God are things like allowing the world to dictate what direction our life should go.&nbsp; We have to be on constant guard for worldly things such as video games that portray anything but Christian values, music that doesn't edify or lift others up, money burning a "hole in our&nbsp; pocket, yet refusing to pay tithes. These are just a few examples of Hindrances in our walk with God.</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Good Night and May God Bless! </span></span><br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0in;"></div><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt308/TheRedHeadRiter/2009%20TEMPLATE/9f72efb0.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkname=PJ%27s%20Prayer%20Line&amp;linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpjsprayerline.blogspot.com" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Share/Bookmark" border="0" src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" height="16" width="171" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><script type="text/javascript">a2a_linkname="PJ's Prayer Line";a2a_linkurl="http://pjsprayerline.blogspot.com";</script><script src="http://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" --><!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi622.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt308%2FTheRedHeadRiter%2F2009%2520TEMPLATE%2F9f72efb0.png&amp;container=blogger&amp;gadget=a&amp;rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" -->PJhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02807442587587976098noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-116001294374141207.post-17166444532091062052015-02-06T12:42:00.001-06:002015-02-06T13:45:39.784-06:00"A CONNECTION WITH GOD"<span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b>&nbsp;Good Morning to All!&nbsp;</b></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="color: #6aa84f;">Before I get started on the crucial part of my post, please allow me to apologize for the "links".&nbsp; I don't understand how they got there and were not intended.&nbsp; If I can figure out how to remove them. I will do so.&nbsp; Thank you so much for your patience.&nbsp; I pray that you will get a blessing from this post.</span><b> </b></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kz6OEQPfA4U/VNUJzTyZqgI/AAAAAAAAKwo/IBE5WoEdyIE/s1600/Jesus%2Bplanet.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kz6OEQPfA4U/VNUJzTyZqgI/AAAAAAAAKwo/IBE5WoEdyIE/s200/Jesus%2Bplanet.jpg" height="218" width="320" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">I happened to pick up a book titled "The Power of Praying Through the Bible", which belonged to&nbsp; one of my best friend's who past away several years ago. It inspired me to type these thoughts to my blog.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">Have you ever thought about how strong God's connection is with us?&nbsp; Some people like to think He is some "being" out in the distance just watching us like little ants as his play toys to keep Him occupied.&nbsp; They feel that He is just interested in the "important things".&nbsp; That couldn't be further from the truth.&nbsp; It is not even a logical assumption.&nbsp; I mean, look what He said in<b> Genesis 2:7.</b>&nbsp;<b><span style="color: #990000;"> "The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being".&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">He is "the potter".&nbsp; He carefully molded us. Now, why would God go to all that trouble, then not care about us or what we do?&nbsp; That is like a woman having a baby, then leaving it to fend for itself.&nbsp; "Not gonna happen".&nbsp; God is interested in everything we do.&nbsp; He knows the number of hairs on our head.&nbsp; He wants to connect with us.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SCSVtLPXOaY/VNUHcszetuI/AAAAAAAAKwc/iRTxGT0DdKA/s1600/Prayer%2Bwireless%2Bconnection.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SCSVtLPXOaY/VNUHcszetuI/AAAAAAAAKwc/iRTxGT0DdKA/s200/Prayer%2Bwireless%2Bconnection.jpg" height="200" width="150" /></a>It is because of the "breath" which He breathed into us that we have our being.&nbsp; It is because of His breath that we can speak, shout, and sing!&nbsp; Why then are we so skittish about believing that God cares about every aspect of our lives. In most cases, don't the parents of children care about what is going on in their children's lives?&nbsp; The same is with God.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">He will not intrude, but if you invite Him in, and ask Him to be included&nbsp; every part of your life&nbsp; then you will see a BIG DIFFERENCE in the way you view Him.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">He loves us and wants to be part of our lives from the littlest detail to the life-changing happenings of our lives, good and bad.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">Don't take God's love for granted.&nbsp; Accept it.&nbsp; Understand that He is right here with us.&nbsp; All we have to do is<b> acknowledge Him in everything we </b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">do,as<b> Proverbs 3:6</b> directs us; <b><span style="color: #990000;">"Acknowledge Him in all thy ways and He will direct thy paths</span></b>" because without Him, nothing is possible.&nbsp; In <b><span style="color: #990000;">Matthew 19:26</span></b>, <b>Jesus tells us "with men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><br /></b>The more we believe that He is here for us, the stronger our faith is, and the more we can see Him working in our lives.&nbsp; I pray every morning for God to give me strength, and </span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">to direct my paths.&nbsp; I see His work in me more and more and I notice even the little things that He does for me during my day.&nbsp; I am quick to acknowledge Him and thank Him, because I know He has brought me a long way.&nbsp; We definitely have developed a connection, but I continue to strive to make our connection even stronger.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RD6LWSkZ6lw/VNUGu0gFJhI/AAAAAAAAKwU/znxT0K672Jw/s1600/5%2Bfoolish%2Bvirgins.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RD6LWSkZ6lw/VNUGu0gFJhI/AAAAAAAAKwU/znxT0K672Jw/s200/5%2Bfoolish%2Bvirgins.jpg" height="150" width="200" /></a>I hope this little note has given you something to think about.&nbsp; Time is getting short, and I'm sure no one wants to be left out as the "five foolish virgins' were in <b>Matthew 25:1.</b>&nbsp; These women were not completely ready for Christ to come knocking.&nbsp; They procrastinated too long and didn't have enough oil in there lamps to see them through, and just expected the other 5 to share.&nbsp; We ALL need to be accountable for our own souls.&nbsp; We ALL need to be prayed up, and have OUR OWN deep relationship with God, so that when He comes to take us, we won't be left out or have the door shut in our face.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">We cannot rely on anyone else to do this for us.&nbsp; This is why it is called a personal relationship.&nbsp; Going to church is essential, so that we may learn more about God and hear the message that God has anointed the Pastor with.&nbsp; We all need to talk to God just like He is sitting next to us.&nbsp; I carry on a conversation with Him all the time.&nbsp; We have to be sensitive to His nudges.&nbsp; When we feel something in our hearts we need to act upon it.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">According to God's Word, Psalm 150:6 says, "Let EVERYTHING THAT HAS BREATH, praise the Lord.&nbsp; Praise ye the Lord.&nbsp; God loves our praises.&nbsp; We are made in His image and we like to be complimented and praised.&nbsp; After everything that God has done in our lives and will do in the future, we OWE Him that, along with much more.&nbsp; Talk to Him, praise Him.&nbsp; Remember to ask Him for your needs, and most of all, REMEMBER HE IS YOUR FRIEND.&nbsp; You can go to Him when you can't go to anyone else. </span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rUR_0gE-V0M/VNUEj3Ksx0I/AAAAAAAAKwI/uP-pHqHcB50/s1600/Praise-Let%2Beverything%2Bthat%2Bhas%2Bbreath.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rUR_0gE-V0M/VNUEj3Ksx0I/AAAAAAAAKwI/uP-pHqHcB50/s200/Praise-Let%2Beverything%2Bthat%2Bhas%2Bbreath.jpg" height="150" width="200" /></a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">I know I am probably not speaking anything new, that you probably know all of this, but sometimes it just helps to be reminded, so that it will be refreshed in your heart.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b>Have a WONDERFUL DAY, and May God Bless!</b></span><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; 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text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GU7sf59o8Ik/VNMaHBfH8ZI/AAAAAAAAKuw/BwEG33248T8/s1600/Bible%2Bon%2Bwater.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GU7sf59o8Ik/VNMaHBfH8ZI/AAAAAAAAKuw/BwEG33248T8/s1600/Bible%2Bon%2Bwater.jpg" height="299" width="400" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><span style="font-size: small;">Good Evening To All!</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">I thought I would post a little bit of "Brain Stuff" tonight.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">You can remember the <b>theme of Galatians </b>with the simple phrase </span>,<b><span style="color: magenta;"> "Get A Life!"</span>(GAL)</b>&nbsp; That is sort of what Paul was saying in this letter.&nbsp; Some people were apparently telling the Galatians that they needed to follow the Law in order to be saved, but Paul insisted that the ONLY way to "get a life" was by trusting in Jesus, not by following old regulations.&nbsp; If we "keep in step with the spirit" <b>(Gal. 5:25 NIV)</b>, we'll get a life that's full of "love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, kindness, and self-control <b>(Gal. 5:22-23, NIV)</b></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">The<b> theme of Ephesians</b> is remembered by the phrase<b><span style="color: #38761d;"> "Everyone Praise Him".</span></b> (EPH).&nbsp; Paul makes it clear that Jews and Gentiles can join together in raising the Lord.&nbsp; Whether we've lived good lives&nbsp; or bad lives&nbsp; in the past, all can praise Him because we're saved by God's grace, not by our own works. The whole church works together to sing God's praises and to live in ways that bring Him pleasure.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">Next we come to the theme of Philippians with the simple phrase<span style="color: #0b5394;"><b>"Perfectly Happy In Life"&nbsp;</b> </span>(PHIL).&nbsp; Sure, happy is a weak word for the joy of following Jesus, but it works.&nbsp; Though Paul was in prison, he wrote about nonstop joy, whatever life may dish out.&nbsp; One key to this happiness is the humility of Jesus, who became a servant for our sakes.&nbsp; If we adopt that attitude, we'll avoid petty disputes and learn to be content with what God gives. us.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">Colossians theme is remembered by the phrase,<b><span style="color: #741b47;"> "Christ Our Life"&nbsp;</span></b> (COL).&nbsp; When others start selling you the answer to the "mystery that has been kept hidden for ages," don't buy it.&nbsp; In this letter, Paul tells us the secret:&nbsp; "Christ in you, the hope of glory" (1:27 NIV)&nbsp; Keep Christ at the center of your life and don't fall for those hollow philosophies.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><b><span style="color: #45818e;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">To Remember the Ten Commandments, Try these acrostics on for size:</span></span></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">SHACKLINGS:</span></b><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gJHAF_WdWn8/VNMa8kQbYBI/AAAAAAAAKu4/Z0X2liMAaEs/s1600/ten%2Bcommandments.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gJHAF_WdWn8/VNMa8kQbYBI/AAAAAAAAKu4/Z0X2liMAaEs/s320/ten%2Bcommandments.jpg" height="253" width="320" /></a><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><span style="color: #cc0000;">S</span> </b>abbath</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><span style="color: #cc0000;">H</span></b> onor parents</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><span style="color: #cc0000;">A</span> </b>dultery (don't)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><span style="color: #cc0000;">C</span></b> ovet&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (don't)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><span style="color: #cc0000;">K</span></b> ill&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (don't)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><span style="color: #cc0000;">L</span></b> ie&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (don't)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><span style="color: #cc0000;">I</span></b> dols &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; (don't make)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><span style="color: #cc0000;">N</span></b> ame&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (of God is Holy)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><span style="color: #cc0000;">G</span></b> ods&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (no other)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><span style="color: #cc0000;">S</span></b> tealing&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (don't)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">If shacklings is a bit negative for you, try this word:</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">OBEDIENTLY:</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><b><span style="color: #990000;">O</span></b> bserve a day of rest</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="color: #990000;"><b>B</b></span> e faithful to your spouse</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="color: #990000;"><b>E</b></span> njoy what you have (don't covet)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="color: #990000;"><b>D </b></span>o your parents proud</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="color: #990000;"><b>I </b></span>dols aren't gods</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="color: #990000;"><b>E</b></span> steem life</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="color: #990000;"><b>N </b></span>ame of God is Holy&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="color: #990000;"><b>T</b></span> ake only your own stuff</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="color: #990000;"><b>L</b></span> ying is wrong</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="color: #990000;"><b>Y</b></span> ou need to worship God only.</span><br /><br /><b><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;">Good Night and May God Bless!</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><br /></span><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; 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HERE COMES THE SPIRIT!" Part 2<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6CEcmF7DCJA/VNG6MXlezaI/AAAAAAAAKuY/LeSdLYreQu0/s1600/walk%2Bin%2Bthe%2Bspirit.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6CEcmF7DCJA/VNG6MXlezaI/AAAAAAAAKuY/LeSdLYreQu0/s320/walk%2Bin%2Bthe%2Bspirit.jpg" height="320" width="320" /></a></div><b><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Good Evening to All!</span></span></b><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Last night we ended with the Scripture in<b> 1 Corinthians 2:14</b> stating<b><span style="color: #990000;"> the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned".&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Jesus said of the Holy Spirit, "I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever"&nbsp; (John 14:16 KJV).&nbsp; In the same chapter, He went on to tell us, <b><span style="color: #990000;">"...the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you"</span> (John 14:26)</b>. &nbsp;</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">The Bible has much to say about living in the spirit as opposed to living in the flesh.&nbsp; If we take a look at the physical senses for gratification, we will be heading down a path leading toward spiritual death.&nbsp; If we turn our hearts upward and focus on God, we will have an abundant life here on earth.&nbsp; Maybe not in the material sense, but in the important area which is joy for eternity with Christ.</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">If we are insistent on concentrating on our worldly or physical desires, caring only for the needs of our flesh, and nothing for the needs of our soul and spirit, we will end up in a cycle of tending to the needs of our bodies, without any lasting satisfaction. &nbsp;</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">It is an interesting phenomenon that when we walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit, every part of us--spirit, soul, and body--comes into alignment.&nbsp; </span></span><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4HU_icfr3PM/VNG6eErJzBI/AAAAAAAAKug/2GrGeqpYtuY/s1600/I%2Bdo%2Bnot%2Bunderstand%2Bwhat%2BI%2Bdo--Paul.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4HU_icfr3PM/VNG6eErJzBI/AAAAAAAAKug/2GrGeqpYtuY/s320/I%2Bdo%2Bnot%2Bunderstand%2Bwhat%2BI%2Bdo--Paul.jpg" height="229" width="320" /></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">We get "fed" throughout our whole body.&nbsp; Our spirits experience God's presence, and our minds are refreshed and renewed.&nbsp; We begin to hear G0d's voice more clearly in our hearts and make the right choices which allow our emotions to be settled. &nbsp;</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">In turn, this helps or causes our bodies to become healthy, and free of stress-induced sickness.&nbsp; Let me say that this does not mean to sit back and pray and expect to lose weight.&nbsp; God expects us to put effort into everything we do.&nbsp; He does His part, but we must do ours as well.&nbsp; Our body is His temple and we should treat it as such.&nbsp; Our bodies belong to Him, just as our hearts and minds do.&nbsp; We are just "borrowing them", so we should take care of them just as we would expect others to take care of things which they borrow.&nbsp; </span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">When we finally get our complete focus upon Him,&nbsp; we actually begin to understand what Jesus mean when He said<b><span style="color: #990000;">, "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.&nbsp; Let not your heart be troubled, neither be afraid"</span></b>&nbsp;<b> (John 14:27)</b>.</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">We MUST realize that we shall reap what we sow.&nbsp; In other words what we feed will grow.&nbsp; If we feed the flesh or our carnal nature, then the things which we reap will be temporary and will lead to our destruction, because God tells us NOT to love the things of this world.&nbsp; If we sow into our spirit, our reaping will bring us rewards here on earth as well as abundant life eternally </span></span>.<br /><br /><b>&nbsp;Good Night and May God Bless! </b><br /><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt308/TheRedHeadRiter/2009%20TEMPLATE/9f72efb0.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkname=PJ%27s%20Prayer%20Line&amp;linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpjsprayerline.blogspot.com"><img alt="Share/Bookmark" border="0" src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" height="16" width="171" /></a><script type="text/javascript">a2a_linkname="PJ's Prayer Line";a2a_linkurl="http://pjsprayerline.blogspot.com";</script><script src="http://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" --><!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi622.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt308%2FTheRedHeadRiter%2F2009%2520TEMPLATE%2F9f72efb0.png&amp;container=blogger&amp;gadget=a&amp;rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JAYGxF66qSEJcOCkRvHUZveywvPZdDVwXpBLW8TNSbFZhjlV5R5d3cQe83CEPD0eignQ75a2_Fd8kx8eWaAnnTbGCsTJIbWlCeyRUyiroMYFYpzx9OMsdkmPa-_gUJj08Wf39vxq9r3s" -->PJhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02807442587587976098noreply@blogger.com1