You shall love him!

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You shall love him!

(J. R. Miller, “Loving Your Neighbor”)

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“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12:31

What is it to love our neighbor? It is the loving that is hard. We could do almost anything else, short of loving unpleasant neighbors.

But love is the word–and no revised version changes it. No matter how disagreeable, unlovely, unworthy, our neighbors may be–still the commandment persistently and relentlessly says to us, “You shall love him!

Our neighbors are around us all the time, needing our love. Indeed, they touch our lives so continually, that we must guard our every look, word, and act–lest we hurt some sensitive spirit. 

Some people seem to forget that other people have feelings. They are…

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Marriage Matters

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He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Matthew 19:4-6 ESV


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When Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, he was alarmed that the percentage of black children born to unmarried mothers had risen from 16% in 1940 to 24% in 1963. But that turned out to be the canary in the coal mine of a national trend. The percentage of white children born to unmarried mothers has risen from 15% in 1990 to 28% today. Overall, 40% of all children born in the United States today are born outside of marriage…

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Lord Of My Strength ~

I like this, especially the last verse. Far to many time in modern evangelical circle I hear folks take this scripture (out of context) and run with it, think they can do anything because of Christ.

Paul here is describing the ability to endure hardship, persecution, etc. Not our ability to do anything else just because we are saved by Christ.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

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Lord, my strength isn’t in my bones,
for they’re too weak and frail . . .
my strength is in the knowledge
Your Spirit in me will never fail.

My strength does not come,
from anything that I can do
for, I have very little power
if it does not come from You.

Lord, my strength can’t be found,
by going to the gym or spa . . .
it shows up when I exercise
to You, my holy awe.

My strength is thin and feeble,
and sometimes I cannot stand
but, when I draw close to You
I feel the power of Your hand.

Lord, my strength doesn’t measure up,
when compared to Your own . . .
my burdens would be too heavy
if I had to carry them alone!

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Philippians 4:13

I can do all things
through Christ which
strengtheneth me.

King…

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“Trees of God”

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“The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” – Psalm 92:12

“Palms and Cedars are “trees of the Lord,” and it is by His care that they flourish. So it is with the saints of the Lord: they are His own care.

These trees are evergreen and are beautiful in all seasons. Believers are not sometimes holy and sometimes ungodly; they stand in the beauty of the Lord under all weathers. The followers of Jesus are the observed of all observers; like a city set on a hill, they cannot be hid.

The child of God flourishes like a palm tree, which pushes all its strength upward.

It has no growth to the right or left, but sends all its force heavenward and bears its fruit as near the sky as possible.

The cedar braves all storms and grows near the eternal…

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What is the Devil’s strategy?

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This is way too prophetic. Commentary by Paul Harvey. In 1965, Paul Harvey broadcasted “If I Were the Devil.” It is really amazing to realize how accurately he “prophesied” the future spiritual condition of the United States. Many of his statements were considered ridiculously outlandish at that time in history. Yet, we find ourselves today…

What do you think?

  PAUL HARVEY’S ‘IF I WERE THE DEVIL’ TRANSCRIPT

If I were the devil … If I were the Prince of Darkness, I’d want to engulf the whole world in darkness. And I’d have a third of its real estate, and four-fifths of its population, but I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree — Thee.  So I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first — I’d begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of…

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‘The Jesus Music’ Doc Avoids Hard Questions To Preach To The Choir

‘The Jesus Music’ charts the rise of contemporary Christian music (CCM) back to the 1970s. But is the sprawling narrative too sanitized?

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Into the battle of ideas

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We are living in one of the great epochs of human transition, and most of us are aware that the civilization our grandchildren will inherit may bear little resemblance to the civilization we now know, or at least once knew. Christians, increasingly aware of what is now at stake, must also realize that the dominant ideas of any age will eventually determine the shape of civilization. In our moment, this is not a comforting thought…

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEMINIZE THE CHURCH?

It is amazing how feminized (and unbiblical) even once acceptable (Hallmark for example)programing has become never mind main stream TV and commercials.

Unfortunately the Biblical roles of men and women have been misconstrued to be something evil, i.e.. women is subject (Col 3) meaning a slave, to man while that is totally contradictory to Biblical Truth.

Prov. 31, Ephesians 5 and 1 Peter 3 should be mandatory reading in order to obtain a marriage license. Okay so a brother can dream :).

Citizen Tom

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Serious subject? I suppose so, but try to define the difference between masculine and feminine these days. The dictionary is no help. So, I won’t waste pixels posting the definitions. Instead, I will just link to the post that led to this post, describe the discussion I had there, and explain what I think a princess and her frog has to do with the feminization of the Christian church in America.

Where did this all start? I’ll Take Wrath for 200, Alex! (insanitybytes2.wordpress.com). insanitybytes22 has a nice little rant condemning someone who apparently claims to be a proud member of the male patriarchy. I am not unsympathetic, and I suppose I should have just shut up and moved on to something else, but think about what happens when a gal like insanitybytes22 vents. Some stupid guy is not content to just listen and let the…

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I See The Light ~

We all know that some unfortunately will continue to cling to John 3:19; “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” never coming to the light. But GLORY in those that do.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

I see the Light,
I see it glowing . . .
I see the shadows
on sin it’s throwing.

It shines the Truth
upon the Way
it radiates Hope
of a more joyful day.

It reflects Love,
strength and power
its radiance makes
the darkness scour.

It glistens with grace,
it illuminates life
it opens the eye
to everlasting strife.

I see the Light,
I see it glowing . . .
and I know from Jesus
is where it is flowing!

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John 8:12

Then spake Jesus again unto them,
saying, I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk
in darkness, but shall have
the light of life.

Acts 26:18

To open their eyes, and to turn them
from darkness to light, and from
the power of Satan unto God,
that they may receive forgiveness
of sins, and inheritance among
them which are sanctified…

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