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Welcome to our community. Here are some nice links to visit if you're looking for something to occupy your time:

http://purposedrivenlife.com
http://maxlucado.com
http://biblegateway.com

if you can suggest any other links that you think other would enjoy, please post them in an entry and i'll add them to this list.. :)

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Jul. 17th, 2006 @ 05:48 pm My verse...
Current Location: home
Current Mood: gratefulgrateful
I did something different today. Got the idea from a packet my Church gives to new believers. I've been reading through the Bible, started in Genesis, and I'm now reading about David, before he became King. When that gets boring, or if I don't read anything that really speaks to me, I read a Psalm.

So today I read one chapter about David, and one Psalm, and picked out the one verse that spoke to me. I wrote it in my journal, and then wrote some comments about it. Here it is.

Psalm 36:9
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.

If God has the 'fountain of life', then apart from Him there is only death.

If in His light I can see light, without Him there is only darkness.

Praise God who gives life, and light by which to live!
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33shadow:
Jun. 14th, 2006 @ 09:44 am Bragging on God
Current Location: home
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Lifehouse - Come Back Down
(Cross-posted from my journal, originally posted May 26, but LJ won't let me backdate on a community journal.)

O.k., this is just incredibly cool. I'm raising money for my trip to Colombia in July, and this past Sun. I had to turn in $800. I already had $150 from one friend, so I still needed $650.

Dave's distant cousin Janie said she was going to send a check to the Church, and I told her, "I'm not even going to tell you how much to make it out for, because I know God will tell you the right amount."

On Sunday, a friend handed me a check, made out to the church, for $25. My mom called to tell us she was transferring some money to my bank account, and I told her I'd check it and then write a check to the Church.

I hadn't checked it as of Tues., but Dave told me he'd dropped off the $25 check at the Church, and while he was there he asked how much had been given. They had all but $25 of the $800, after adding in that check.

Well, I immediately knew how much my Mom had given. I checked my bank account, and found a deposit for $25!

I called my Mom to tell her how awesome it was, and she said she'd originally been planning to only give $20, but when she made the transfer she told me she just had to give $25. God nudged her to up the amount by $5, so that I would meet the goal!

God is incredibly awesome! And to think so often I don't trust Him. Kinda shames me.
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33shadow:
Oct. 10th, 2005 @ 10:44 am Grace Identity
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Big Tent Revival - Choose
(Crossposting to my journal, bible_study, joshuaproject, pureagape.)

If you are a Christian, if you have ever invited Christ into your heart – a.k.a., been born again, made Jesus the Lord of your life, or whatever else you might call it – then you need to know your new identity. The congregation of believers I meet with has summarized our identity in Christ, and called it our “Grace Identity.” Here is the short sentence, and the verses it is derived from.

Solely by God's gift of faith, and not dependent on my works(1), I have exchanged (2) my life for life in Christ (3), I am a new creation in Christ (4), freed (5), and forever approved.

1. Ephesians 2:8-9
8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast.

2. Luke 9:24
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.

3. Romans 6:3-6
3Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. 6For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin...

4. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

5. Galatians 5:1
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
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Oct. 9th, 2005 @ 05:17 pm A brief thought.
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: David Crowder Band - Stars
(Crossposting to my journal, bible_study, joshuaproject, pureagape.)

My life speaks without me saying a word. So, what am I saying?
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Sep. 28th, 2005 @ 02:41 am hello

1nightwithaking is my new community I just made, I have abible study that I need input on and will hopefully help people in their spiritual journey...the name I Snagged after the book and movie about Queen Esther...and her audience with a king...what are we doing to prepare for our audience?  This community is really for believers...nd growth spiritual...

Please link it and join!

Rev Mary Cyrus

Licensed local pastor for the United Methodist Church

and seminary student

 

handmaiden777   is my name in that community
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Jul. 31st, 2005 @ 10:31 pm Nehemiah 1:11 : " I was cupbearer to the King"
Current Mood: pensivepensive
From: "Jeff Harris" <jharris@gracepoint.org>
Senior Pastor at Grace Point Church
Weekly Newsletter

The Way of the Warrior Poet
A Devotional for my son and daughters
Nehemiah 1:11 : " I was cupbearer to the King"

Warrior Poet,

You are in a unique position today.You are called and set apart for a purpose. The influence and relationships you have are God ordained and nobody in history fills the unique and specific role that you fill today. What if you are in the cubicle, desk, house, neighborhood, class etc. for a reason? What if God placed you there to make himself known to the person on the right or left? This is the truth and we have been lulled to sleep by the enemy to marginalize and compromise the heroic call of our lives. It's up to you! Christ has completed the work - "it is finished" - and now He has given us the great call to make it known by ministering grace and truth to the world around us. Each of us is where we are at this very moment for a very specific reason. Look around and with your spiritual eyes realize that position and opportunity equal a divine appointment.

www.gracepoint.org



***If you would like to receive weekly e-mails from Pastor Jeff Harris, let me know and I will send them to you.
(Cross-posting to 33shadow, bible_study, joshuaproject, pureagape.)
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33shadow:
Jul. 6th, 2005 @ 02:35 pm A guide to witnessing.
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Avalon - Take You At Your Word
I got this a long time ago from a tract. I don't remember the name of the tract, or who put it out. But I copied this down, and it's been a huge help.

There are 5 questions, 10 Scripture passages, 5 more questions, and 2 more Scripture references. You don't have to go through the whole thing all at once, as you'll see.

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33shadow:
May. 8th, 2005 @ 10:30 pm (no subject)


Join vanisle4christ, a community for the fellowship and support of Vancouver Island Christians. This community is open not only to Christians living on Vancouver Island but also to anyone living nearby, thinking of traveling to the island or anyone with an interest in the island. Also if anyone would like to pray for the growth and purpose of this community that would be great! God bless!
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sulphi:
May. 2nd, 2005 @ 01:47 pm (no subject)
i hope this is allowed.. if not, go ahead and delete.

i'm the new mod at musicforchrist



if you want to check it out ;)
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velva:
Apr. 21st, 2005 @ 07:05 pm (no subject)
pure agape love...thats all i desire! why is it out of my reach?
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