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PreacherB

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    PreacherB got a reaction from Thief on the Cross in "I Knew You Were a Baptist!"   
    This morning a couple JW ladies stopped by our house while my wife was at home.  Of course, they immediately wanted to talk about end times (their "go-to" topic).  My wife asked a question of them, "How would you describe your relationship with God?"  The speaker was flummoxed, and the 2nd lady had a stricken look on her face.  My wife just waited in silence.  After a long, uncomfortable silence, the speaker turned to the 2nd lady and looked at her for help.  The 2nd lady said, "Um, I guess I would say, 'Necessary'?"  The first lady looked back at my wife and simply shrugged, but said nothing.  My wife said, "You, know, I agree that it is necessary to have a relationship with God for the sake of your soul's eternity, but I think I would choose a different word... I think I would say, 'Intimate'."  She then briefly gave her testimony, focusing on the personal relationship she enjoys with God through salvation in Jesus Christ.  She then asked if she could show them from the Bible how they could have a close, personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.  At that point, the 2nd person said, "Well, it's obvious that we are not going to agree on a lot of things, so I think we won't take up any more of your time.  But I do have one question, What church do you go to?"  My wife told her the name of our church, to which the lady said, "I knew you were a Baptist!  The only people who seem to know what they believe and who talk like you do about a relationship with God are Baptists.  But, honestly, most of them aren't as kind as you."
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    PreacherB got a reaction from heartstrings in "I Knew You Were a Baptist!"   
    This morning a couple JW ladies stopped by our house while my wife was at home.  Of course, they immediately wanted to talk about end times (their "go-to" topic).  My wife asked a question of them, "How would you describe your relationship with God?"  The speaker was flummoxed, and the 2nd lady had a stricken look on her face.  My wife just waited in silence.  After a long, uncomfortable silence, the speaker turned to the 2nd lady and looked at her for help.  The 2nd lady said, "Um, I guess I would say, 'Necessary'?"  The first lady looked back at my wife and simply shrugged, but said nothing.  My wife said, "You, know, I agree that it is necessary to have a relationship with God for the sake of your soul's eternity, but I think I would choose a different word... I think I would say, 'Intimate'."  She then briefly gave her testimony, focusing on the personal relationship she enjoys with God through salvation in Jesus Christ.  She then asked if she could show them from the Bible how they could have a close, personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.  At that point, the 2nd person said, "Well, it's obvious that we are not going to agree on a lot of things, so I think we won't take up any more of your time.  But I do have one question, What church do you go to?"  My wife told her the name of our church, to which the lady said, "I knew you were a Baptist!  The only people who seem to know what they believe and who talk like you do about a relationship with God are Baptists.  But, honestly, most of them aren't as kind as you."
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    PreacherB got a reaction from swathdiver in "I Knew You Were a Baptist!"   
    This morning a couple JW ladies stopped by our house while my wife was at home.  Of course, they immediately wanted to talk about end times (their "go-to" topic).  My wife asked a question of them, "How would you describe your relationship with God?"  The speaker was flummoxed, and the 2nd lady had a stricken look on her face.  My wife just waited in silence.  After a long, uncomfortable silence, the speaker turned to the 2nd lady and looked at her for help.  The 2nd lady said, "Um, I guess I would say, 'Necessary'?"  The first lady looked back at my wife and simply shrugged, but said nothing.  My wife said, "You, know, I agree that it is necessary to have a relationship with God for the sake of your soul's eternity, but I think I would choose a different word... I think I would say, 'Intimate'."  She then briefly gave her testimony, focusing on the personal relationship she enjoys with God through salvation in Jesus Christ.  She then asked if she could show them from the Bible how they could have a close, personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.  At that point, the 2nd person said, "Well, it's obvious that we are not going to agree on a lot of things, so I think we won't take up any more of your time.  But I do have one question, What church do you go to?"  My wife told her the name of our church, to which the lady said, "I knew you were a Baptist!  The only people who seem to know what they believe and who talk like you do about a relationship with God are Baptists.  But, honestly, most of them aren't as kind as you."
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    PreacherB got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in "I Knew You Were a Baptist!"   
    This morning a couple JW ladies stopped by our house while my wife was at home.  Of course, they immediately wanted to talk about end times (their "go-to" topic).  My wife asked a question of them, "How would you describe your relationship with God?"  The speaker was flummoxed, and the 2nd lady had a stricken look on her face.  My wife just waited in silence.  After a long, uncomfortable silence, the speaker turned to the 2nd lady and looked at her for help.  The 2nd lady said, "Um, I guess I would say, 'Necessary'?"  The first lady looked back at my wife and simply shrugged, but said nothing.  My wife said, "You, know, I agree that it is necessary to have a relationship with God for the sake of your soul's eternity, but I think I would choose a different word... I think I would say, 'Intimate'."  She then briefly gave her testimony, focusing on the personal relationship she enjoys with God through salvation in Jesus Christ.  She then asked if she could show them from the Bible how they could have a close, personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.  At that point, the 2nd person said, "Well, it's obvious that we are not going to agree on a lot of things, so I think we won't take up any more of your time.  But I do have one question, What church do you go to?"  My wife told her the name of our church, to which the lady said, "I knew you were a Baptist!  The only people who seem to know what they believe and who talk like you do about a relationship with God are Baptists.  But, honestly, most of them aren't as kind as you."
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    PreacherB got a reaction from HappyChristian in "I Knew You Were a Baptist!"   
    This morning a couple JW ladies stopped by our house while my wife was at home.  Of course, they immediately wanted to talk about end times (their "go-to" topic).  My wife asked a question of them, "How would you describe your relationship with God?"  The speaker was flummoxed, and the 2nd lady had a stricken look on her face.  My wife just waited in silence.  After a long, uncomfortable silence, the speaker turned to the 2nd lady and looked at her for help.  The 2nd lady said, "Um, I guess I would say, 'Necessary'?"  The first lady looked back at my wife and simply shrugged, but said nothing.  My wife said, "You, know, I agree that it is necessary to have a relationship with God for the sake of your soul's eternity, but I think I would choose a different word... I think I would say, 'Intimate'."  She then briefly gave her testimony, focusing on the personal relationship she enjoys with God through salvation in Jesus Christ.  She then asked if she could show them from the Bible how they could have a close, personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.  At that point, the 2nd person said, "Well, it's obvious that we are not going to agree on a lot of things, so I think we won't take up any more of your time.  But I do have one question, What church do you go to?"  My wife told her the name of our church, to which the lady said, "I knew you were a Baptist!  The only people who seem to know what they believe and who talk like you do about a relationship with God are Baptists.  But, honestly, most of them aren't as kind as you."
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    PreacherB got a reaction from John Young in "I Knew You Were a Baptist!"   
    This morning a couple JW ladies stopped by our house while my wife was at home.  Of course, they immediately wanted to talk about end times (their "go-to" topic).  My wife asked a question of them, "How would you describe your relationship with God?"  The speaker was flummoxed, and the 2nd lady had a stricken look on her face.  My wife just waited in silence.  After a long, uncomfortable silence, the speaker turned to the 2nd lady and looked at her for help.  The 2nd lady said, "Um, I guess I would say, 'Necessary'?"  The first lady looked back at my wife and simply shrugged, but said nothing.  My wife said, "You, know, I agree that it is necessary to have a relationship with God for the sake of your soul's eternity, but I think I would choose a different word... I think I would say, 'Intimate'."  She then briefly gave her testimony, focusing on the personal relationship she enjoys with God through salvation in Jesus Christ.  She then asked if she could show them from the Bible how they could have a close, personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.  At that point, the 2nd person said, "Well, it's obvious that we are not going to agree on a lot of things, so I think we won't take up any more of your time.  But I do have one question, What church do you go to?"  My wife told her the name of our church, to which the lady said, "I knew you were a Baptist!  The only people who seem to know what they believe and who talk like you do about a relationship with God are Baptists.  But, honestly, most of them aren't as kind as you."
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    PreacherB got a reaction from DaveW in "I Knew You Were a Baptist!"   
    This morning a couple JW ladies stopped by our house while my wife was at home.  Of course, they immediately wanted to talk about end times (their "go-to" topic).  My wife asked a question of them, "How would you describe your relationship with God?"  The speaker was flummoxed, and the 2nd lady had a stricken look on her face.  My wife just waited in silence.  After a long, uncomfortable silence, the speaker turned to the 2nd lady and looked at her for help.  The 2nd lady said, "Um, I guess I would say, 'Necessary'?"  The first lady looked back at my wife and simply shrugged, but said nothing.  My wife said, "You, know, I agree that it is necessary to have a relationship with God for the sake of your soul's eternity, but I think I would choose a different word... I think I would say, 'Intimate'."  She then briefly gave her testimony, focusing on the personal relationship she enjoys with God through salvation in Jesus Christ.  She then asked if she could show them from the Bible how they could have a close, personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.  At that point, the 2nd person said, "Well, it's obvious that we are not going to agree on a lot of things, so I think we won't take up any more of your time.  But I do have one question, What church do you go to?"  My wife told her the name of our church, to which the lady said, "I knew you were a Baptist!  The only people who seem to know what they believe and who talk like you do about a relationship with God are Baptists.  But, honestly, most of them aren't as kind as you."
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    PreacherB got a reaction from Alan in "I Knew You Were a Baptist!"   
    This morning a couple JW ladies stopped by our house while my wife was at home.  Of course, they immediately wanted to talk about end times (their "go-to" topic).  My wife asked a question of them, "How would you describe your relationship with God?"  The speaker was flummoxed, and the 2nd lady had a stricken look on her face.  My wife just waited in silence.  After a long, uncomfortable silence, the speaker turned to the 2nd lady and looked at her for help.  The 2nd lady said, "Um, I guess I would say, 'Necessary'?"  The first lady looked back at my wife and simply shrugged, but said nothing.  My wife said, "You, know, I agree that it is necessary to have a relationship with God for the sake of your soul's eternity, but I think I would choose a different word... I think I would say, 'Intimate'."  She then briefly gave her testimony, focusing on the personal relationship she enjoys with God through salvation in Jesus Christ.  She then asked if she could show them from the Bible how they could have a close, personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.  At that point, the 2nd person said, "Well, it's obvious that we are not going to agree on a lot of things, so I think we won't take up any more of your time.  But I do have one question, What church do you go to?"  My wife told her the name of our church, to which the lady said, "I knew you were a Baptist!  The only people who seem to know what they believe and who talk like you do about a relationship with God are Baptists.  But, honestly, most of them aren't as kind as you."
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    PreacherB got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in "I Knew You Were a Baptist!"   
    This morning a couple JW ladies stopped by our house while my wife was at home.  Of course, they immediately wanted to talk about end times (their "go-to" topic).  My wife asked a question of them, "How would you describe your relationship with God?"  The speaker was flummoxed, and the 2nd lady had a stricken look on her face.  My wife just waited in silence.  After a long, uncomfortable silence, the speaker turned to the 2nd lady and looked at her for help.  The 2nd lady said, "Um, I guess I would say, 'Necessary'?"  The first lady looked back at my wife and simply shrugged, but said nothing.  My wife said, "You, know, I agree that it is necessary to have a relationship with God for the sake of your soul's eternity, but I think I would choose a different word... I think I would say, 'Intimate'."  She then briefly gave her testimony, focusing on the personal relationship she enjoys with God through salvation in Jesus Christ.  She then asked if she could show them from the Bible how they could have a close, personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.  At that point, the 2nd person said, "Well, it's obvious that we are not going to agree on a lot of things, so I think we won't take up any more of your time.  But I do have one question, What church do you go to?"  My wife told her the name of our church, to which the lady said, "I knew you were a Baptist!  The only people who seem to know what they believe and who talk like you do about a relationship with God are Baptists.  But, honestly, most of them aren't as kind as you."
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    PreacherB reacted to 2bLikeJesus in Greetings from the Pacific Northwest   
    Welcome aboard! I am also in the PNW though probably south of you. I am in Roseburg, OR.  I stepped away about 2 years ago and just coming back.
    2bLikeJesus
     
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    PreacherB reacted to HappyChristian in Greetings from the Pacific Northwest   
    Welcome aboard. We are also in the PNW, although further north than you (just about to the Strait). 
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    PreacherB reacted to Alan in Greetings from the Pacific Northwest   
    PreacherB,
    Welcome to OnLineBaptist!
    Looking forward to some good fellowship and discussions.
    8 grandchildren! and foster children! Wow!!!  Congratulations!
    Alan
     
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    PreacherB reacted to PastorMatt in Greetings from the Pacific Northwest   
    Hello PreacherB, welcome to Online Baptist. I'm way over on the East Coast, but we will allow you here anyways. lol Just kidding, looking forward to getting to know you.
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