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282Mikado last won the day on February 20 2020

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  1. I've always liked bluegrass music and have been to a number of big name festivals, so when I got saved it was just natural that I would turn to Bluegrass Gospel. Unfortunately, "gospel" music in just about every genre often preaches "another gospel". The first time I ever heard this song it was recorded by the Statler Brothers back in the '90s. It was written by Don Reid's son, Langdon. We (Christians) are an often untapped market in the music world. We have money that these groups want to exploit so these secular "artists" compose lyrics about that which they have little to no knowledge. Even the Statler Brothers. Sad.
  2. Sweet Springs Baptist Church is worth the 1/2 hour drive north. Pastor is Brent Logan.
  3. Attached is the chapter on Mormonism that I have been developing for a Bible study. It is not complete as yet because I have gotten sidetracked by various other concerns, but it gives a good background of the religion, their beliefs on critical doctrine and then the Biblical truth regarding those doctrines. It is not complete but close. I realize it is a bit long (33 pages), but you must understand the enemy to properly defend against him. Hope this helps. 3 - Mormonism.pdf
  4. Please pray for the Hanson family: https://www.gofundme.com/5sf4as3e James Hansen was my son's LPO and friend aboard the USS Kearsarge. He and his wife often opened their doors and shared their family with those in his division. I don't believe they were saved (that is the most critical need), but they were a giving and caring family. This is not a plea for donations, this is a plea for prayer. Please place this young family before the Lord...; God will take care of the rest, amen?! Thank you.
  5. Regardless, what they gave and how much they actually gave was all by individual choice. Nowhere is it mandated that a Christian must give all they have to the community chest. Another interesting reference is: Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. The word used for weak here is astheneo which means feeble, diseased, impotent or sick. It is not socialism to care for these types of people, it is common decency. Notice, we are ALL to labor for those who cannot labor due to some circumstance beyond their control. Not those who won't labor. Taking care of those who are capable of taking care of themselves is clearly against all scripture.
  6. Two of the most obvious scripture references I see that refutes the socialism view are: 1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. Most every time I hear the "Jesus was socialist" argument it usually stems from Acts 4:32. Of course if you read this carefully and in context you can easily see that this was not a directive from Jesus, nor was it even a mandate from the church leaders. It just explains how these people happened to do things at this time. Chapter 5 then tells of some of the problems that stemmed from this socialistic approach.
  7. Thank you for the updates. Continuing in prayer.
  8. Connie cannot be released until tomorrow. The surgery went fine and she was out of recovery at 4 PM, but she is not improved enough for a release tonight. It will be nice to have her home again. Thanks for all the prayers. God is good!
  9. Connie is being prepped for surgery now (1226) and is expected to be through surgery and recovery in 3 - 4 hours. Will let you know how she made out when I find out. Thank you again for the prayers!
  10. That is the plan as of now. Thank you for the prayers!
  11. ...and not just because she's married to me. Found out early this AM that she has an inflamed Gall Bladder that must be removed. Surgery will be some time tomorrow (9/8/15) morning. We are hoping to have her home by tomorrow evening. Please pray as you feel led. This house is (I'M) dysfunctional without her. Thanks!282
  12. I don’t see how this question can be answered by anyone other than the actual person faced with the two opportunities. We do not specifically know your capabilities and limitations We do not know what each opportunity is or how you do or do not qualify for each.The most obvious thing that should be done is to earnestly pray about the situation. Ask to be provided godly counsel through God’s word and God’s people. Following and along with prayer, get in the word. It’s amazing how God can grant an answer through scripture we’ve read countless times before. Seek counsel through your pastor(s), and true Christian friends and family. Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety. Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellers they are established. I don't think any of these three things should be left out. I have reaped there benefits many times. As for the "still small voice", I don’t put much stock in listening for that. As you said, that all sounds nice and spiritual, but I believe that Satan is just as capable of using a still small voice. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14) People fail to remember that before Elijah heard that still small voice he fully experienced “a great and strong wind”, “an earthquake”, and “a fire”. I suppose if you were to experience all three of those things and a “still small voice” were to follow, you may then be able to attribute that to God.
  13. I was all of 1 year old when you got married and I've had a hard enough time living with myself for that long. Isn't it amazing how God can place us with just the right person that will overlook all our shortcomings and key in on that little bit that is pleasing in their eye (I'm speaking of my wife looking at me). Little is much when God is in it. Congratulations! It sure is a sweet blessing from God to be in a godly marriage. Enjoy each moment!
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