“But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”
King James Version (KJV)
S Spencer's comment on 2022-05-05 18:38:32:
Enjoy your time, It's great hearing you're ok and doing well.
Enjoy your time.
Chris's comment on 2022-05-05 17:38:37:
Thanks for enquiring, brother. All is well - it's just that I prefer to have a large block of time to devote to folk here (i.e. without interruptions that interfere with my meditations & Lord's directing). Unfortunately, that's not always possible in life, even in retirement. However, I do go through all the comments & particularly enjoyed what you shared on 'Replacement Theology', agreeing with your position on it & your various interactions with others, yet refraining from commenting since I felt I had no more to add to that long thread. May the Lord continue to use you to challenge & build up others in our most precious faith.
S Spencer's comment on 2022-05-05 14:31:15:
Hi Brother Chris.
Hope all is well, Haven't heard much from you here lately,
May God bless you and all you do.
Chris's comment on 2022-04-28 20:15:55:
Pardon me. That should be Hebrews 12:14, not 12:4.
Chris's comment on 2022-04-28 19:42:59:
Be strengthened & comforted dear one, that the Lord is mindful of what you're going through & will give you grace to bear up or give you a way around them. Search out good company with a good moral standing or even believers that you can pray with. Share what you're going through with your teacher or principal & leave the matter with them.
Hebrews 12:4, "Follow peace with all men"; Matthew 5:44; & I would leave you with Matthew 5:11-16. May the Lord be very near to you & give you strength & wisdom during those times of trial.
Chris's comment on 2022-04-28 19:42:10:
Thank you for sharing some of the pain you are going through at school, Sanaytrah - for being open & honest with us. Unfortunately, bullying, whether at school, workplace, or wherever, is a fact of life & many suffer because of those mindless, sick individuals.
There could be many reasons for bullying; but two that would be high on the list would be that the bullies themselves are being harshly treated or disciplined at home or by others & they then reciprocate by venting their pent-up emotions on others. Another reason would be that they get into bad company & become part of the group mentality, so whatever evil plans the group decide to do, that then becomes an act by the whole group or individual. Do they know that they do wrong by unnecessarily hurting someone? Yes, they do, but the thrill of afflicting pain on another (helpless) one is greater than considering the grief caused to the victim.
We can look upon those evil people with sadness, because of their immature callous acts against the innocent & we can pray for them, but so often bullying continues because those in authority (whether at the school or govt. level), refuse to take suitable action against them. Being a much older person than you, I'm dismayed as I look back over the past decades, how far the 'rule of Law' has degenerated, where wickedness is now allowed to thrive. In those days, bullying at school was quickly dealt with, usually by expulsion from school & no other school would accept the bully. If I couldn't answer a question by the teacher, an answer I should have given if I was attentive, almost certainly brought out his boxed set of various sized canes for me to choose from. The 'stick' can often teach us important lessons very quickly. All that's now gone, for fear of 'hurting' these young one's tender hearts & lives - all we do now is breed a generation of rascals, with callous minds intent on evil.
sanaytrah's comment on 2022-04-28 07:11:09:
Yes you are right. We need to pray for what we need. Not what we want. And we also need to pray for everyone as God says to. And also love one another when things are not going right we need to trust in Jesus and be an example, and do as we are told. It is really hard sometimes, I go through perscution at school. I don't like the school that I am going to. Everyone that I know is mean, and some are really selfish. They don't care about others or don't care about how others feel when they are getting bullied. They also make conclusions that are not even true. Perscution and evil people are everywhere. Christians are the number one people that get it. I'd rather be home schooled to be honest. They judge you and they don't even know you, very well and others are bullied for no reason. I know that we are not perfect no not one is perfect, and that everyone is not going to be a good friend. But if others were in other peoples shoes and seen how they felt or what they were going through. Then they would defeintly change their ways. And just because someone is just not like you. It doesn't give others a right to bully or to judge them. Before others go judging they should take a look at themselves and think about what they were saying. Every single person is guilty and has either bullied someone or even disobeyed their parents. It doesn't change the way we feel but have we ever thought what Jesus thought or what he thinks about bullying or disobeying we need to think of others and care and pray for them. This world need prayer and also Jesus. I am not playing around or joking but I am being honest.
S Spencer's comment on 2022-04-27 17:05:41:
God bless you.
Philip Christian Parks's comment on 2022-04-27 09:19:35:
1Tim. 2:1 = I exhort therefore , that, first of all , supplications , prayers , intercessions , and giving of thanks , be made for all men.
Paul wrote this exhortation to Timothy, whom Paul commissioned as a spiritual leader among the saints and church at Ephesus to "charge some that they teach no other doctrine" (1:3). The force behind this exhortation is that every church pastor, teacher, and spiritual leader must adopt this same manner and habit of praying "for all men".
Supplications are the saints' highly emotional pleas to GOD to grant desperately needed requests that are far beyond the requesters' normal human resources. Supplications express an attitude of helplessness while begging GOD for HIS DIVINE intervention to supply urgent needs.
The general term "prayer" includes all addresses to GOD of every type and characteristic such as praise, confession, thanksgiving, rejoicing, interceding, and supplication.
The word "intercessions" describe praying on behalf of others for GOD to supply their needs. By interceding for all men, the praying intercessor acts on their behalf in the same manner The HOLY SPIRIT and CHRIST HIMSELF intercedes for the same before GOD The FATHER (e.g. Rom. 8:26-27; 8:34; Heb. 7:25).
The expression "giving of thanks" translates from the Greek verb root (transliterated "eucharisteo"; pronounced "yoo-khar-is-TEH-"), meaning ex-pressing deep heartfelt thanks. Its prefix "eu - " means "good" and "well" and implies an attitude of rejoicing. Thanksgiving describes sincere, heartfelt acknowledgment of appreciation to GOD. Scriptures record the term "thanksgiving" approximately twenty-seven times, and in each reference, it is linked with expressing thanksgiving to GOD during prayer (e.g. v.18).
Paul urge Timothy to pray with great emphasis and purpose for "all men" using the four types of prayer immediately listed. Synonyms for "exhort" include "appeal to", "encourage", and even "beg".
Rose's comment on 2021-02-20 17:22:42:
This was not to say that men do not do likewise. In general I was referring to the scriptures of those days when Paul, had to stop the disruptive behavior within the church. Once upon a time men respected God. They sat in completely awe and marveled at the words of Jesus' teachings.
However, today I agree that men are just as bad as women in the distractions within the churches. If its not upcoming sporting events its negotiations oversome sort of sell, trade, or buying venture they are whispering about. The lack of respect towards God today is mind boggling, troubling, a sad.
I saw a vision of them standing in a huddled mass outside of the gatesof God's Kingdom. Busy Bodies, Gosspiers, Deal Takers/Dodgers, Goods Swappers, etc. Repeatedly Saint Paul called out to them but they heard him not. For they were caught up in their Chatters. Then closed the gates of Heaven with a huge blinding flash of light. For a millisecond I felt my heart as though it were sinking because those people had been locked outside the gate, but that millisecond came and was gone as the light of God's love filled every corner of Eternity.
There is a time and place for everything. God's time is eternal. When He calls out that final time and slams those gates shut for all of eternity it is then too late to remember that respect for God and His time.
How important is a car deal when the last call from God comes?
How inportant is a recipe for vegetable soup when the last call from God comes?
I don't have to bring this to your attention. Its not like you don't already know this.
God Bless and I know that God is with you always.
S Spencer's comment on 2021-02-19 20:37:05:
I understand, and yes that's sad but it does happen by men and women, I've witnessed worse as a leader in the Church, sometimes the battle is within the gates,
Stay true in the light of the Lord brother .
God bless you.
Rose's comment on 2021-02-19 15:52:20:
This was a a place to where I had been invited as a guest to hear a guest speaker on a few occassions and to approach one of the ladies would have been no doubt a battle not to be entered into as her position within the church was as equal to the Pastor himself. Not to mention she seemed to also have the authority to have people removed from the church permenantely.
It was far wiser and ordered by God to not step foot in those doors again to which I obeyedand continue to obey. What has happened since those days is between them and God. Not me.
The guest speakers at all of those meeting to which I was invited have contacted me inviting me to other places to meet with them to hear the sermons. It has truly been a blessing.
Rose's comment on 2021-02-19 15:42:31:
Please don't assume that none of the member are here at this site because they are. Yet that is for nobody to really know but the members and of course God who knows all things. Thank you for your comment however and God Bless.
S Spencer's comment on 2021-02-19 14:28:25:
This must have bothered you tremendously seeing you bring this to a website where there may be none of your members, I've experienced similar situations but it was men as well, I've seen worse. Don't let it render you unprofitable. God bless you
sacha's comment on 2021-02-19 06:48:57:
This has never been a problem in any church service i have ever been to ,you need to speak to those involved privately ,if they dont respect the service they shouldnt be at it and if they dont shut up after you have spoken to them then you need to speak to your minister ,is it only you that has noticed this ? My guess is that others are just as annoyed as you ,its not good for us to be annoyed at others ,it can breed resentment and even hostility ,best to talk about it and sort it out so there is no bad feelings ,forgive and move past it .
Rose's comment on 2021-02-18 23:29:37:
This is precisely why we are told to follow God, place our faith, belief, and trust in Him. Not man.
Man has been scrambling these books of the Bible for years upon years.
Paul was brought to see the problem arising in the church with women "busy bodies" that would become a distraction to all. Men trying to hear the teachings couldn't keep focused on the lessons being taught because the women of the church were chatting among each other over many subjects having nothing to do with anything that needed being taught.
I know some ladies night get mad with me for saying this, but...
To this very day this tends to be a problem. Today we call them "Gossipers, Busy Bodies, Chatter Boxes" and often the subjects of their conversations are filled with partial truths and extra padding that makes it sound juicier than it really is. Yet doing this during church creates a distraction for everybody else that is trying to pay attention to the lessons being taught. Having not heard a single word of the lessons themselves these ladies will then go about trying to witness to others without fully knowing nor understanding what it is they are speaking about.
I love each and everyone of you... I pray for you as well.
The truth shall set me free whether you get mad at me for saying this or not, but at times even I have had to turn in my seat to look back at the Chatter Boxes in an effort to get them to understand that I'd love to be able to hear the lessons being spoken of during a service.
There is a time and place for everything, but during a service is not the time nor the place for Chatter Boxes.
Sure.. I know the Bible from front cover to back cover many times through and through, but who is to say in this very moment during a service that God doesn't have something that He needs and wants me to hear and understand. Yet the Chatter Boxes are keeping me from being able to hear what it is that I need to hear.
God has shown me a lot of His Truth throughout my Life's Journey.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU 's comment on 2020-10-13 00:52:37:
I grew the most as a Christian, just reading the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Paying close attention to everything Jesus said or did, or revealed. How did he act?
I read it real slow so I wouldn't skim by and miss something. I learned who he is; I saw how he reacted. He doesn't get explosive on people. He's patient, kind, righteous: he likes to tell stories; so do I.
If no one would listen, he moved on to the next place. He won people's hearts by telling them of Gods heart. He has a deep love for kids.
I went to the same church with a guy named, CARMAN. He's lived his life doing concerts at Churches, for kids and their families. He's a very kind, funny at times and loves to sing about Jesus. Check out some of his videos on YouTube. Type in YO KIDZ. My favorite song is The Champion.
Happy Birthday :D
May the Lord of all keep his Hand on You and bless you with Wisdom, Understanding and Knowlege of the mysteries of the Bible. May the Holy Spirit Keep you near to his heart. I pray the Lord would bless you with angels to keep you safe; and all of your family. May all of you find favor with the Lord. Ask for what you Need.
Sj's comment on 2020-10-12 16:32:11:
That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace
And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby
And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord
Earl Bowman's comment on 2020-10-12 15:45:31:
Lidya, the Spirit of understanding be with you. Isaiah 46:3-4 ..... which (you) are borne (carried) by me (Christ) from the belly (birth), which (you) are carried (by Christ) from the womb (birth). (vs) 4 And even to your old age am I he; and even to hoar hairs will I (Christ) carry you; I (Christ) have made (created you), and I (Christ) will bear; even I (Christ) will carry; and deliver you. Jesus told his disciples that the Son of Man was sent to be a servant; isn't it nice that Jesus does everything for us; therefore, we can cease from our works and come into his rest.
Sj's comment on 2020-10-12 14:52:32:
"But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
"Neither give place to the devil."