Sign a song / Here I Am to Worship in ASL & CC by Rock Church Deaf Ministry

Nothing can keep us from praising God.

2 Samuel 22:50 – Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.

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Thoughts / August 27, 2017 / Offenses

Who among us is not offended by one thing or another. This morning I watched a good message on being offended by Gregory Dickow.

I have been studying on how to handle offenses with a better attitude for a while but I realized this morning as I watched this message that I have slacked off ob this study. I can make many excuses, such as having to move has taken up so much of my time especially since there have been multiple plumbing issues and having a plumber come to make repairs 4 times in an 8 day period. Then being blamed for the plumbing issues even though they began before I was moved in. I then took offense. This however is just an excuse. So I am going back to my studies and listening to messages on how God wants me to deal being offended. When I remember 1 Corinthian 13 the chapter on love I am reminded of what God say love is and what it is not. The fact that I am still offended but what others do is a red flag to me that says that I am not operating in His love at that moment. I do not react to offenses in a loving way the way I know He tells me to do.

1 Corinthians 13:5 (AMP)  It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured

I also would like to share a great book on this subject titled Satan’s Bait by John Bevere, you can find it on Amazon if you are interested.

https://www.amazon.com/satan-bait-Books/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Asatan%20bait

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I have this book in my library and found it to be a good study tool on the topic of offenses.

What is the difference between remorse and repentance?

The Domain for Truth

As a Christian this might be an important question to think about: What is the difference between remorse and repentance?

Both repentance and remorse is associated with the emotions of sorrow. But there are differences between the two.  So what are those differences?

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How Does One Determine Happiness?

New Creations Ministries

How many times have we overheard someone say, “If I could only win that lottery, my troubles would be over!” “If only we lived in a larger home, we wouldn’t fight all the time.” or “If only I were thinner, I would be happy!”

Would incredible wealth, a great home, a CEO position, perfect body or perhaps gourmet meals with servants to wait on you every night really make us happy?

What happens when you reach that goal but there is still emptiness within your soul? What fills the void then? Food? Food can’t hug anything but your hips.

Adam was created by God Himself, with the perfect physique, placed in a perfect world but he still wanted something more. Walking with God wasn’t enough for him, and he reached for something he shouldn’t. Even living in a perfect environment didn’t bring happiness!

Don’t judge him too harshly. Today we…

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Seeing What You Want To See

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If you want to see the beauty that is around you, you will see beauty. If you want to see the ugliness of this world you will see ugly. Yet if you really want to see the truth, then you will see both. This world around you has both love and hate, beauty and ugliness. Yet this world is temporary, and for those of us who have received Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are pilgrims only traveling through it.

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1 Corinthians 13:12 (ESV) 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

intheeyeofthedragonwithtxtPsalm 146:8 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous;

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Acts 26:18 to open their eyes so that…

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Is Love Blind?

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Is Love Blind?  Julie Sheppard

     You have heard the saying that love is blind. I recently came across something that caused me to think about this saying as more than an excuse for allowing hurtful or destructive behavior of one we love. This then made me think about how much God loves us.

John 3:16 (NKJV) 

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

    God sent His Son, Jesus to this earth, to pay the price for our sins. The price was His life. Both the Father and the Son knew that Jesus would not be coming to live a life of royal comfort. He came knowing that He would be ridiculed, rejected, hated, beaten, abandoned, and crucified. He did this to show us how…

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