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MaryM

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What a useful space to talk of whatever is on our minds.

As I read of Jesus saying 'follow me', I wonder what compelled the first disciples such as Peter to drop all they were doing and do just that? Levi, Mathew, the tax collector, only needed a quick prompt and away he went, leaving a very lucrative though unpopular business. At this stage, I wonder if they knew much about Jesus? Yet they jumped into the deep end and never regretted it, except Judas.
 

BonnieClaire

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What a useful space to talk of whatever is on our minds.

As I read of Jesus saying 'follow me', I wonder what compelled the first disciples such as Peter to drop all they were doing and do just that? Levi, Mathew, the tax collector, only needed a quick prompt and away he went, leaving a very lucrative though unpopular business. At this stage, I wonder if they knew much about Jesus? Yet they jumped into the deep end and never regretted it, except Judas.
The Holy Spirit :)
 

p_rehbein

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God be with all the peoples in the North Central States as terrible storms race across our Country. Those who were effected last night, and those who are facing danger this morning.

Here yesterday afternoon it was 84. This morning it is 27 with a lower "feels like." We are blessed because we have not had the tornado threat and severe thunder storm threats.

Prayers to all under the gun....
 

p_rehbein

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“For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latterday upon the earth:”

Job 19:25 (KJV)

I like how (in the Old Testament) the need to be redeemed was so prevalent long before the "Redeemer" came to earth.... :) Redemption then delt with being freed from bondage (slavery).

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Redeem, Redemption
Finding its context in the social, legal, and religious customs of the ancient world, the metaphor of redemption includes the ideas of loosing from a bond, setting free from captivity or slavery, buying back something lost or sold, exchanging something in one's possession for something possessed by another, and ransoming.


The Old Testament. In the Old Testament, redemption involves deliverance from bondage based on the payment of a price by a redeemer. The Hebrew root words used most often for the concept of redemption are pada [h'd'P], gaal [l;a"G] and kapar [r;p'K].


(Article)

Redeem, Redemption - Bible Meaning & Definition

May our Redeemer return soon!

 

notmyown

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God be with all the peoples in the North Central States as terrible storms race across our Country. Those who were effected last night, and those who are facing danger this morning.

Here yesterday afternoon it was 84. This morning it is 27 with a lower "feels like." We are blessed because we have not had the tornado threat and severe thunder storm threats.

Prayers to all under the gun....
and prayers for the folks in the Texas panhandle (and, i would guess, Oklahoma) as they undergo the terrible wildfires.
 

p_rehbein

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and prayers for the folks in the Texas panhandle (and, i would guess, Oklahoma) as they undergo the terrible wildfires.
Yes! Terrible wild fires ravaging the Panhandle. Govenor declared State of Emergency. God be with the peoples losing property and the firefighters risking their lives to control the fires.
 

p_rehbein

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Highly Scientific Survey:

Question posed: Will there be coffee, n chocolate n, pizza in Heaven?

1: Yes

2: No

3: Oh my goodness, I pray there is.

WARNING! Your responses will be visible to one and all,,, just saying :D
 

p_rehbein

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The wild fire in Texas, and now into Oklahoma, is getting worse. God be with all of the peoples in its parth, and with the firefighters trying to contain it. So much destruction. Two people have died, and countless numbers of animals as well. The land itself is being ravaged. IMO, God will have to intervene to make a rapid difference in the control and extinguishing of this fire.

As well, prayers for all those in California and other States that are being hit with the biggest snow storm this Winter. Some places getting seven to ten feet of snow.......goodness. Again, property damage, as well as numerous accidents taking place. I do not know if any have died because of the storm, but prayers are needed.
 

p_rehbein

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I was gonna tell y'all a joke about Science,
but they make me numb.
Then I thought I would tell y'all a joke about Math,
but they make me number.