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For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. - Isaiah 9:6godly_gals
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In a recent devotional by Elisabeth Elliot, she listed 8 questions to ask before a church should decide to boot out a pastor.(taken from godly_gals and GodlyGals boards)
"Before we take such a position of sovereignty, assuming we know the root of the trouble and are warranted in enforcing our "solution," might we not ask ourselves a few questions? (I do not refer here, of course, to cases which unequivocally call for dismissal, such as immorality or heresy.)
1. Who called this pastor? Was it the bishop? The church? Was the decision prayed over? Do we believe in the Holy Spirit's guidance?
2. Do we understand the shepherd of the flock to be one who bears responsibility and authority? "Encourage and rebuke with all authority" was the apostle Paul's word to a young shepherd (Titus 2:15, NIV). To Timothy he said, "Command and teach" (1 Timothy 4:11, NIV). "Obey your leaders and submit to their authority...so that their work will be a joy, not a burden" (Hebrews 13:17, NIV). Have we respected that divine assignment?( Read more...Collapse )
Hi everyone! I was searching through some interests and this community came up. I thought this would be a great place share the following with you. (Mods, if there is anything wrong with me posting this, please let me know and I'll delete it. My aim isn't to upset anyone...just trying to fellowship with other believers!)
My name is Liz and I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you all about an online ministry geared toward young women. It's called GodlyGals. We've had a community here on lj for some time now (godly_gals
), but now things are getting started in other areas. Our message board is up (http://godlygals.com/board
) and very soon we will have our online magazine going (http://godlygals.com
- nothing there yet!).
We discuss current events, issues that are a concern, dating, health, and lots of other things that are deemed appropriate. Soon we will also have a Bible study, book club, prayer list, and lots of discussion over Biblical topics. We need people to join and help us build this ministry!
God has laid it on my heart to minister to young women and I am using the talents he has given me and the avenues he has opened for me to do so. I would really appreciate you taking a look at what we have and becoming a part of what I truly believe is something that will bring glory to God. Thank you!
Hey everyone! I created a colorbar to promote sexual purity until marriage! If you believe in this please post it in you userinfo to show your support. The code for the colorbar can be found by clicking on "True love waits"
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I was wondering if anyone would be intersted in a Christian text-based RPG if I were to create one on PlayByWeb. I really enjoy going on that site, but the one damper is, most of the games are deffinately not Christian. But the thing is, I can't play a game by myself. I need at least three other people. If anyone is interested, please let me know. If there's enough interest, I will make one and advertise it here.
Also, ideas would be appreciated right about now. If you've got an idea about what you want to play- like a sci-fi, end-times, bible times, etc sort of story- please let me know.
And for those of you who don't know the site, the adress is www.playbyweb.com.
Thank you for your interest.
I'm trying to compile a list of Bible verses for a friend. However, my knowledge of this specific subject in the Bible is between minimal and nonexistant, so I'm asking for some help.
Specifically, my friend is going through a really hard break up, and I am looking for verses to help them. This includes verses such as ones that encourage telling us that God will continue loving us even if the world turns it's back, and anything else that could help them through this time. It's kinda a last munite thing I am putting togeather, as they are leaving tomorow, and I won't see them for a couple weeks at least, and I accept that most people don't have the verses memorized, but if you can even remember the gist of a verse related to this, it would be much appreciated.
Thanks for reading this, even if you can't help, please just say a little prayer for them in this tough time they are going through, and also please pray that God may give me the words to say to support them in this time.
As the title says, this prayer request is quite urgent, so I won't go into the backstory of it. There is a girl who lives on campus at my school, and the skinny of it is that she was recently taken by the RA's of her dorm, to the hospital, because of something wrong with her heart. She is only 20, and I don't know what it is (Not sure if she does either) but I just ask you all to pray for her, and her safety. I also ask that you pray for me, because I don't know what I would do should anything happen, and right now I am feeling a disturbing feeling, both physically and emotionally, which I have never felt before, and I would think it is safe to assume that a feeling like this can't be good for me.