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KNOWING HIM

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

· We can suppose that God is.
· We can know about God.
· We may even recognize His presence.

But do we really KNOW God?

· We do not get to know Him by attending church services and programs.
· We do not get to know Him by reading the Bible.
· We do not get to know Him by praying.

By these activities we may get to know about Him. I am not discouraging scholarship, it is very important, but not the means to know God. I am not encouraging any religious activity or sacrifice to aid in knowing God. They are all insufficient to introduce us to the God of Heaven. It is impossible for the finite human mind, at it’s best, to comprehend the infinite God, our creator. Our initial introduction to God is through His Son, God the Son, Jesus Christ. He became a man to reveal God and His plan of redemption to mankind. Our first and only effort to get to know God is our responding to the Holy Spirit’s calling of us to repentance and salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ, by His death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead. He paid the penalty for our sin and satisfied the justice of God to enable God’s grace to be poured out upon us. Before we came to Christ and were born-again we were, all of us, at enmity with God. We treated Him as our adversary, both consciously and unconsciously. It was impossible for us to know God. We were “dead in trespasses and sins” and totally incapable of knowing a righteous and holy God.

Thank God for Calvary and redemption. Thank God that you were saved, born-again, converted, regenerated, became a new creature in Christ Jesus. You pick the term you like. But, sadly most Christians never progress beyond the “new birth”, never get out of the spiritual nursery. Paul told the Corinthians that he could not feed them spiritual meat, because they were still babies needing milk. Bible reading and prayer, witnessing and giving…

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would love to start a recipe exchange part of the forum…

Hi all,
I know there are recipes here and there throughout different areas of the forums, but I would love it if we could start an actual part of the forums for recipes with perhaps different threads for appetizers, entrees, desserts, etc.. I would do this myself, but unsure how and if I can start a new part of the forum myself? Does this sound like a good idea to anyone else? If so how do we go about starting this?
:) Kacy

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South Dakota — such a nice place

Of Me.
I was born in So Cal and left about 15 years ago. I became a follower of King Messiah while late in school. After high school, I joined the army and travelled Europe. After the army I was married and worked for 15 years in the computer field. During this time we had 4 kids in about 6 years. We moved to Knoxville, TN where I became a Messianic Rabbi for about a year. I was still working in the computer field.

I left the computer field for to attend Bible College, I still did computer work at college, and then became a pastor. As a pastor: I attended seminary, had two churches in three years, and had HaShem move me in differing directions.

Between the first and second church, I subbed at a local school. I was asked by a fifth grade class, what is a transitive and intransitive verb, as their teacher could not explain it to them. I explained how to tell the difference, gotta love three years of Greek, and I saw the lights go on. I then explained poetry to them, and they were in love. Still one of the best days of my life, well at least in the top ten.

After pastoring I went up to Minnesota (eh) and taught Bible for three years at a Christian school. Because of the local conditions half the high school teachers were let go. I spent the next year getting a teaching certificate in Social Studies and working part time.

I now teach high school social studies at a long term treatment facility for juvenile offenders. While I work on a MA in history and political science. Oh the stories I could tell. My wife and I are still married. I have three kids in college and one still in high school. My wife home schooled all the kids all the way through.

Of HaShem (Hebrew for THE Name)
We are Messianic Jewish. I am a tish more eclectic in theology then most. We follow the traditions of the fathers and keep shabbos, kosher, and follow Torah as best as we can. At school I am known as the local (and only) Jew. I seldom talk about King Messiah, in that way I can preach the gospel at…

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Nebraska woman open to friendships in surrounding states.

;) Hometown: Hutchinson, Kansas Current City: Lincoln, NE
Political Views: Conservative
Religious Views: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!
I am a traditional, old-fashioned midwestern gal who grew up in a very rural area of Kansas surrounded by soybean and wheat fields and farming values of hard work, good Christian upbringing, having a good education, and a family who isn’t afraid to show lots of love, affection and attention to one another. I was brought up Catholic, married many years ago into the Lutheran faith, divorced after 14 years of marriage, and in the process my religious beliefs about marriage changed. My religion now is more of a Southern Baptist-Native American blend. I love worshiping the Lord with fellow Christian’s in a church setting, but also treasure those times where I just sit and talk with "the Great Spirit" in the quiets of the woods.
After years of Bible studies and much thought and prayer, I am opening my heart and life to the possibility of being a sister wife. It is in God’s hands, but before God can do anything in one’s life, you have to say "Yes, Lord- if it is your will."

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Bio: I am a woman in my middle fifty’s who is 5 feet tall, a few extra pounds (on low carb-low fat diet), who loves reading a good book while sipping on a good cup of flavored coffee or tea, while listening to some of my favorite music, while outside under the shade of a large oak tree in the park, with a blanket spread on soft green grass, listening to the sounds of the wind through the trees, the birds singing sweetly, children laughing in the distance, and the feel of the warm sun on my skin. I love watching the rain clouds move in, the thrill of lightning and thunderstorms, and the taste of rain drops on my tongue. I love walking in the rain with the one I love (usually my youngest son), and watching a good movie with a cat curled up on my …

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Hello from CT

Hello. I am sweetshorty.I am a newbie, so I still have a lot to learn about the biblical family. I am from Connecticut, but i am planning to relocate to florida real soon. I am Bible believing Christian. I grew up in the Baptist church, but now I am nonDenominational. I belive anyone can worship Christ no matter what background or denomination you are. We are all one under the blood of the Lamb. I am a single mother of three, two girls and one boy. Their ages are almost 10, 7, and 8 months. I do teach my kids in the Bible. The two oldest are saved. I am a firm believer of family structure. I would love to be a stay at home mother, possibly homeschooling my children. I love to have a big family, and I do love children. I am willing to be the virtuous woman that is mentioned in Proverbs 31. I feel God has blessed me with a family already. I will become the second wife in the future. :) Pray for God’s will. God bless.

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The Right Time For Marriage

The right time for marriage is different for each person and unique to each situation. Maturity levels and life experiences are varying factors; some people are ready for marriage at 18, and some are never prepared for it. As the U.S. divorce rate exceeds 50 percent, it is obvious that much of our society does not view marriage as an everlasting commitment. However, this is the world’s view, which will usually contradict God’s (1 Corinthians 3:18).

A strong foundation is imperative for a successful marriage and should be settled before one even begins to date or court a potential life mate. Our Christian walk should include much more than just attending church on Sundays and being involved in Bible study. We must have a personal relationship with God that comes only through trusting in and obeying Jesus Christ. We must educate ourselves about marriage, seeking God’s view on it, before diving in. A person must know what the Bible says about love, commitment, sexual relations, the role of a husband and wife, and His expectations of us before committing to marriage. Having at least one Christian married couple as a role model is also important. An older couple can answer questions about what goes into a successful marriage, how to create intimacy (beyond the physical), how faith is invaluable, etc.

A prospective married couple also needs to make sure that they know each other well. They should know each other’s views on marriage, finances, in-laws, child-rearing, discipline, duties of a husband and wife, whether only one of them or both will be working outside the home, and the level of the other person’s spiritual maturity. Many people get married taking their partner’s word for it that they are a Christian, only to find out later that it was merely lip service.

Marriage is not only a commitment, but a covenant with God. It is the promise to remain with that other person for the remainder of your life, no matter whether your spouse is rich, poor, healthy, sick, overweig…

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The Second Fundamental of the Faith: Hope

There she was, laying there on the bed with her teenager friends gathered around her. Thousands upon thousands had been praying for her yet the disease had never been healed. The medical staff had done all they could do for her. Many were very upset, especially her parents.

Yet then the young girl, full of faith and love turned to her people in the room and told them all: "Why do you look as if you have no hope. In a few minutes I shall be healed and with the Savior. Take the love among us and go share with the world."

Her words inspired many of her friends to go forth for missions, for other work in the cause of the gospel, and to walk in a spirit of hope with great anticipation that the best is not past but still to come in the future.

I am amazed at the times that saints walk around in despair. One theologian wisely said: "Those who live in depression are often failing to see that God’s providence is at work in their life."

The word hope comes from the word elpizo. The ultimate meaning of this term means to have confidence for the future. This young lady I spoke of above had a solid, deep, unwavering hope that she spread and lavished upon her friends as she departed this world to go home to see the Savior face to face.

Yet the ole enemy hates for believers to walk in hope. He wants everyone to be gloomy, downcast, bitter, angry, biting at one another, nit-picking, fault-finding, and even in utter despair.

But, Romans 8:1 teaches us that there is "now no condemntation for those in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death" (Rom. 8:1-2). The ultimate freedom has been bought, applied, and revealed to us.

Sure, that is easy to see on the pages of Scripture. It is another thing to live in that spirit of hope, that spirit of anticipation for either Christ’s return or our death and reunion with him.
The stress of life often gets us down, the pressures of life drain us, and…

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