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The Unashamed Workmen


james1948:

Excellent commentary on the depth of God’s word.

Originally posted on Levi's Daily Thoughts:

Last week Kate Bortell wrote a wonderful post entitled “The More I Learn The Less I Know”. Kate, after 40 years I can still say the same thing. The Word of God is so immense that in 100 life times we would only begin to fathom only the fringes of the richness of God’s Holy Word. For some this may be discouraging. To me it is encouraging. Golf courses are forever occupied with players trying to more accurately put the ball in that little bitty hole. If it were easy not many would play it.

The reasons that we should study Scripture is because we are instructed to. We aren’t commanded to read just about the Bible, but the very Word of God itself. All of the words of the Bible are God-breathed (inspired) for us.

The Bible is the only source of absolute divine authority, and will inform us…

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The Nothing Box.

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The Hound Dogs Of Heaven!!!


Originally posted on Levi's Daily Thoughts:

If any of you have ever lived on a farm, or stayed on one for long, you may have had some unique animal experiences. Over the years I have had many. Animals have personalities just like people. They are pretty predictable if you know them. When dealing with cattle you get to know them really well when feeding and just observing them out in the pasture.

What is not seen in the above settings is when the animal is under some kind of stress. Cattle can get stressed for many reasons. You may have them penned up to vaccinate, you may be loading them onto a trailer, or a cow or heifer may be having calving problems. This is when their normally tranquil personality can change very quickly. In my time I have been knocked down, kicked, rammed, penned up, trapped, stepped on, and a couple of times thought I…

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I’ve Never Seen God


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scan00021.jpg On June 23, 1973 the young lady pictured in the thumbnail (Jane Smith) gave me a birthday card.  The card has been an inspiration for these many years, and today sits on my desk reminding me of how I should live each day.  The poem written by Helen Steiner Rice is entitled “I’ve Never Seen God.”

I’ve never seen God but I know How I feel,

It’s people like you

who make Him “So Real”…

My God is no stranger,

He’s friendly and gay

And He doesn’t ask me to weep when I pray…

It seems that I pass Him

so often each day

In the faces of people I meet on my way…

He’s the stars in the heaven,

a smile on some face,

A leaf on a tree or a rose in a vase…

He’s winter and autumn

and summer and spring…

In short, God is Every

Real…

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One of the Most Important Verses in the Bible


Originally posted on Levi's Daily Thoughts:

Everyone has their favorite Bible verse, that one verse that has really spoken and has had a lasting impact on your life. Mine is Phillipians 1:6, followed by Zephaniah 3:17. But let me share with you what I believe to be one of the most amazing verses in Scripture. By “amazing” I mean incomprehensible, incredible, beyond the capacity of the human mind to fully grasp it. For me, it is John 1:14  “The Word became flesh”!
 
John’s statement is more amazing when it is seen in the light of John 1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Notice the differences. In John 1:1 the Word “was”. In John 1:14 the Word “became”. In 1:1 the Word was “with God” where in 1:14 the Word dwelt “among us”. In 1:1 the Word was “God” but in 1:14 the Word became “flesh”. The eternal, unchanging God “became” “flesh”…

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The Friend of God


Originally posted on Levi's Daily Thoughts:

Abraham was called “the friend of God”. This is an amazing thing to be called. One of the places where we see this friendship at its most tender time is when God calls Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. What happened on that mountain trembles throughout all of history, and Abraham shared some of the most painful emotions from his friend, God.

The first thing to notice in the story found in Genesis 22 is Abraham’s response to God’s call. God calls his name, “Abraham”, and Abraham responds, “Here I am” which is an expression of unconditional availabiltiy.

The second thing to notice is what God says next. The original text shows us that the wording God uses is not a command, but a request. “Please take your son, your only son, the son that you love”…. This reminds us of His first command to Abraham, when He told him…

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Unique People


james1948:

Very good story and excellent relation to scripture.

Originally posted on Levi's Daily Thoughts:

I have mentioned in the past that most of my adult life I have been a regular at certain coffee shops. I have been meeting at my current place for around 20 years now. Pretty much our group is made up of the regulars. Friends meeting with friends. Since it’s in a small town of only about 6,000 people we are familiar with most of the people that come through.

This morning when I walked in the door I smiled. When I looked over at my table there sat Pless Sanders. Pless is quite the unusual guy. He only comes in every few months or so. He is a bricklayer by trade. I think he is in his 60s. He is one of the funniest people that I have ever been around. He’s the kind of fellow that a person like me can really get going. When I say get…

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Boom! Ravi Zacharias Completely Destroys Moral Relativism | Clash Daily


Boom! Ravi Zacharias Completely Destroys Moral Relativism | Clash Daily.

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38 – February 07 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST


 

 

Blaurock, GeoGeorge Blaurock

A man that they could not silence

1525 – ANABAPTISTS IN SWITZERLAND ARRESTED AND BURNED AT THE STAKE FOR REFUSING TO BAPTIZE THEIR CHILDREN IN THE EARLY 16TH CENTURY – George Blaurock was arrested on February 7, 1525, along with Felix Manz and 24 other Swiss Anabaptists for refusing to have their children  baptized. He was held for a week in the Augustinian cloister and then released. On Nov. 6 he was rearrested and placed in chains. On the 18th he was sentenced to imprisonment in the New Tower, to be kept on a diet of bread and water. On Jan. 5, 1527, the day of Felix Manz’s glorious martyrdom, the following report is given of Blaurock: His hands were bound, his body stripped to the waiste, and he was made to walk along the street, while being beaten with rods until the blood flowed from his wounds. When he was finally released, as he left Zurich, he shook the dust from his blue coat and shoes as a testimony against his persecutors. Blaurock a man of conviction who could not be silenced continued for two years to carry on the work of the Anabaptists in Switzerland. On September 6, 1529, when he was the pastor of a small flock of believers in Tyrol, Blaurock was burned at the stake. The little church’s former pastor had also been burned three months prior. Blaurock had been born in Bonaduz, a village in Grisons, Switzerland in 1491.  He was therefore only 38 years of age when he was called home to meet the Lord Jesus.
Dr. Greg J. Dixon, from: This Day in Baptist History Vol. I: Cummins Thompson /, pp. 51.

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Mennonite Church USA Ordains First Openly Homosexual ‘Pastor’ | Christian News Network


Mennonite Church USA Ordains First Openly Homosexual ‘Pastor’ | Christian News Network.

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