Oh wow, those that know and love the Grahams including Ruth Graham who was a blessing and inspiration to me in my growing years as a young Christian wife and mother, are infatuated with big name preachers??š Guilty as charged because I also love to read and learn from; Jonathan Edwards, CH Spurgeon, AW Tozer, DL Moody,RA Torrey, Corrie Ten Boone, and many others through the years. My pastor is pretty well known and Sunday School Class prayed for him today because he is one of the group that are in the new movement against the changes (for the worst) in the SBC since this new president has taken over. We run 2,000 and every week or so a Baptism. I went to the altar at age 12 and no one asked me to repeat a prayer. I just wanted to belong to Christ and it has been a wonderful life with lots of blessings and some pain and suffering.
Iām not into links or other people that have agendas for why they feel the way they do about certain people or whatever, so I give as what has been shown me through the scripture. These keep coming to my mind (thatās how I am led by the Holy Spirit ) scripture brought to mind. are Phillipians1:12-18 Mark 9:33-42 These are written by men of God inspired by the Holy Spirit. Have a blessed Day everyone. Find a Church and fellowship with other Christians thatās the Lordās way of helping us to grow and serve,be a blessing and in turn be blessed. Amen??
Yes, John , I feel so blessed being in a church with a pastor who doesnāt mind preaching truth no matter whose toes he steps on. On sermon was on guard rails along the road are for our protection and warning and preaching against sin is for our good to keep us from going down a mountainside into a dangerous situation.
My thoughts exactly and you said it well. I have read that a narcissist gets as much enjoyment from bad comments as good comments to him. Like you, I donāt want to give him the satisfaction of any comments although like you I have a few times in the 2yrs I have been on here. How horrible this abortion issue is, that any woman could sacrifice her baby to the god of convenience and greedy people uses the parts! So thankful we have Trump as our president. Prayers for him as he leads our nation.
Well I will pray for them and that they will be successful in their mission. We have a group from our church going on a mission trip to Chiapas, Mexico. The team will be building a small church in the rural mountains of southern Mexico. Itās a father/son mission team with several teenagers and their dads.
Dr. Tim, you know I have noticed the same thing you mentioned, kinda strange isnāt it now that you stop and think about it. John Uk so true, we need to stop and think about the words spoken and by whom and what did the other person mean when he said what he said. Too much taking things said and adding to it and pretty soon it sounds way worse than it was intended. I do believe we will be held accountable for this type thing. Amen?
Thanks John and I do have a channel that has older movies and mostly black and white and they are refreshing to watch ever so often. I like a good mystery and have watched Perot and a few other favorites like Midsummer Murders on the British network BBC mostly I read and you have to be careful of books now. I get mine out of the Church Library mostly. Seems like filth has been poured out on the world today. The only station I can watch movies is Turner Classic Movies.
You are right about the media influence in our world today and kids are even more influenced by the music they listen to and since you we have no clue where he is at with God (only God knows that) at least he is using his influence to speak about my Lord and Savior, I give him šš»and prayers for his journey ahead because Satan will try to destroy that witness by destroying him.
John Uk, of course I was speaking of the older movies and the old western movies is all heāll watch. Even the sitcoms are not what they used to be. Cartoon shows were actually fun to watch but nothing in the movie industry holds any interest for me at all! One reason I like Sermon audio which I just happened on one day.
Fast forward to years later and I had to deal with a gay daughter and God brought to my mind these thoughts. She is still my daughter and I still love her dearly and a son still on drugs in Alabama and havenāt heard from in years. He is still my son and I pray for them and cry when I hear the song, The Birmingham Jail and Iām crying now as I write this. Do I condemn and hate preachers that preach against homosexuality, drugs and divorces of course not because God hates these sins and knows what unhappiness it brings to a person, a family and for me personally.So it shows His love to be forewarned of His coming judgement against sins of all kind.
Iāll start with my thoughts on this unknown person and the same person that said Franklin Grahamās salary is 1,000,000 . Had to shake my head on that one. š I think their committee, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association might faint over that one.Heās open about what he makes. Think of the people they have won to Christ over the years that are not even Catholics, which I donāt really believe they preached as much on that as they preached on Jesus Christ as the way to God. I get their Decision magazine every month and you see how they believe and who writes their articles etc. Billy Graham was on Oprah Winford show once and I happen to watch that day or God led me? She asked him what he would do if he had a gay daughter? Iāll never forget his answer,āI would love her even more than his other children because she would need it the most.ā My mother had that same love for me when I was the most unlovable and going through a rebellious period of my life and I knew it.
Itās Godās Job to Judge Holy Spiritās Job to convict Our Job to love Billy Graham I have been called ms ecumenical and treated unkindly on this forum because I donāt agree with their way of believing. Am I ecumenical? Of course not, whether they believe it or not and think all manner of evil against me, matters not because I know who I am in Christ and His love for me. Jesus said that his followers would have tribulations and all manner of evil spoken against them just as he did and we can expect it. So I go on speaking as the Holy Spirit leads. So sad that others have to down another Christian thatās doing a mighty work for God as The unconverted are already doing a good job of that.
I am thankful that he is a witness especially to young people about his salvation experience. I remember what my son as a teenager used to listen to and what turmoil it brought to him and our family. Guns nā.Roses. being one. So kudos to Justin Bieber and prayers for the continued growth of his Christian life.
No, but one should feel that exact way and hopefully those kids still think of those songs they sang as a child and boy did they enjoy that one and it was so fun for them. Another they sang and liked was ā the Devil is a sly ole fox, if I could catch him, Iād put him in a box, lock the box and throw away the key for all those tricks he plays on me! Iām glad I am a Christian, Iām glad I am a Christian and living for the Lord. Another is,āTake off the old robe and put on the new. The old robe is tattered and torn but the new robe is clean and never been worn so take off the old robe and put on the new. Just saying the gospel message is so simple a child can understand it. I still canāt explain why I thought of a song in the middle of the night that I had never thought of in 20 years. I just see the Holy Spirit at work teaching me that if you have ever been saved then you will know it and the fruit you bear will show it. There are things I donāt understand but thereās a reason for that and I know God reveals what I need to know and so I can rest in Him.
I woke up in the middle of the night at 3am with this song playing in my mind. It was a song I used to hear the children sing in Bible School many years ago when I had small children. Simple song with powerful words, that even a child can understand. If you are saved and you know it clap your hands. If youāre saved and you know it clap your hands. If youāre saved and you know it then your lives will surely show it. If youāre saved and you know it clap your hands. Then the word say amen was added, stomp your feet and finally do all 3 at the same time which the kids really enjoyed doing. I felt led to share this for whatever itās purpose. Interesting that I felt blessed by this song in the night hours and see the Holy Spirit ās message to me. I know Iām saved and my life shows it.
John Uk, the scripture you gave is great advice for any of us. Sometimes we just have to shake the dust off our feet and move on because if you donāt discouragement sets in which Satan will use to keep you from moving on to other places with his message to those who will hear and respond.