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  1. oyster67

    Born Saved

    I have a question for all of you that have indicated on your profile page that you were saved at birth; Have you been 'born again' yet? John 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that...
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    New Creature

    2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. Does this imply that the old creature is completely replaced and dead and gone, or simply that we now have a choice of which voice to listen to and that...
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    Point Of No Return

    In what ways might a ship captain choosing to go beyond the point of no return be like a person deciding to follow Christ? In what ways might it not be? What might some of the deciding factors be for our ship captain?
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    Micah 6:8 Question

    Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what [is] good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Is this OT requirement also a NT requirement?
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    Men-Only Forum

    It has been suggested that there ought to be a men-only that corresponds to the women-only forum. Some of the Ladies want a place to direct some of the new male members.
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    Road Rules for New Believers

    God does not require a perfect driving record, but He does require complete coverage.
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    Just a few lucky dogs, we is.

    Matthew 22 22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 22:4 Again, he...
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    I am the Bread, Mine is the Blood

    Got a visit from the friendly people over at the JW yesterday. It got me to thinking about how Jesus declared "I am the Way...". I ended up reading the latter half of John 6. Jesus repeatedly declares that He alone is the Bread of Life. It is not only a great place to take a JW, but it is a...
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    Of Ants and Men

    I had just put another log on the fire. I noticed, on the near side, two little ants running around in a circle, seemingly trying to find an way to escape the increasing heat and the fire that was beginning to engulf the far side of the log. I found a small scrap of cardboard nearby and touched...
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    Justice and Mercy

    Love was compressed for all history in that lonely figure on the cross, who said that He could call down angels at any moment on a rescue mission, but chose not to - because of us. At Calvary God accepted His own unbreakable terms of justice. - Philip Yancey Without justice, there could be no...
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    Lay Aside All Weights

    Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith...
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    Do you believe God is Good?

    I used to think that perhaps just believing in Jesus and the sufficiency of His atonement might be good enough to please God. I would think of Hebrews 11:6 where it states that faith pleases God, but today it jumped out at me that Hebrews 11:6 says more than that: 11:6 But without faith [it is]...
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    To leave or be left?

    "One thing that might be even worse than realizing that your loved one has gone to the place of no hope is to be the one on the other side who went to that place and, with guilt, remorse, and regret, realize that you left your dear wife and children without any hope of seeing you again." That...
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    My grace is sufficient...

    Amen. God's grace is sufficient, and His thorns are our blessings.
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    Would an oasis still be an oasis if it were moved into the middle of a jungle, or would it become just another ordinary plot? We are to be like an oasis surrounded by dry barren land on every side. That is our calling, and that is how God can use us best. Heaven will come soon enough, but for...
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    How does God feel about you?

    God loves you. He may hate the way you act, think, and live, but He loves you as a person. It is good to notice how the well-known John 3:16 begins... John 3:16,17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have...
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    Can God Use Me?

    Can God Use Me? (Eph 2:10 [KJV]) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. I was just listening to a radio show, and got both a blessing and a punch in the head all at the same time. If we are created for...
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    Abilities, Attributes, and Attitudes

    When you think about God, which of His many great characteristics comes to mind first? Today, for me, it was his ability and willingness to forgive and forget. He is ready to freely impart this great grace-gift to whosover is wise and humble enough to plead the blood of His dear Son. It is so...
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    Unrevealed Revelation?

    (2Cor 12:1 [KJV]) It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. (2Cor 12:2 [KJV]) I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth) such an one caught...
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    The Sign Of Jonah