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Bouncing Bill

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  1. You put in a quote and a comment. It seemed to me that the two went together as they were in one post. So, I commented. If the quote had been in one post and your comment in another I would not have tied them together.
  2. Where can I find the rules. I have look but have not found them.
  3. It is impossible to separate works from faith, yea just as impossible as to separate burning from shining from fire. Martin Luther
  4. “If you get to thinking you're a person of influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.” – Will Rogers
  5. Works, i.e. social service does not save, but faith without works is dead. Show me your works and I will show you your faith.
  6. "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience." Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  7. We can't change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust the sails. Indian proverb
  8. On the African proverb. I take it to mean the Chief has power over you and your life. With a rope, he can tie you up or, at worst, hang you. He, the Chief, has the power you do not have.
  9. When you befriend a chief remember that he sits on a rope. Ugandan proverb
  10. "The Baptist preacher Carlyle Marney visited a college campus. A student asked, ’Dr. Marney, would you say a word or two about the resurrection of the dead?’ Marney answered, ’I will not discuss that with people like you.’ When the student wanted to know why, Marney said, ’Look at you, in the prime of the life, potent -- never have you known honest-to-God failure, heart-burn, impotency, solid defeat, brick walls, mortality. So what can you know of a dark world which only makes sense if Christ is raised?’" 1 1 from PreachingNow Marney was a great influence on my life.
  11. I have good friends at Spurgeon's College in London.
  12. Notable Quotes “The great masquerade of evil has played havoc with all our ethical concepts. For evil to appear disguised as light, charity, historical necessity or social justice is quite bewildering to anyone brought up on our traditional ethical concepts, while for the Christian who bases his life on the Bible, it merely confirms the fundamental wickedness of evil.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Letters and Papers from Prison — 1967; 1997)
  13. "We are too small to send missionaries all over the world. If we send missionaries to China and successfully convert the Chinese, they are large enough to send missionaries over the entire world." A young Korean woman said this to me on a train in China as we traveled from Xi'an to Tianjin ... about a 26 hour trip.
  14. "Lord, let us be as great as we think we are." Prayer by Carlyle Marney in front of 10,000 attendees at a Southern Baptist convention. A short, but insightful prayer. He said he was never invited to pray or speak at an SBC convention again. He greatly influenced my theology.
  15. The wise man puts himself last and finds himself first. Confucius
  16. I heard this on the podcast, On Being, this morning. Men marry women thinking they [women] will stay the same. Women marry men thinking they [men] will change. Your quote reminded me of three quotes from Mark Twain. 1. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. 2.The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's. 3. The more I learn about people the more I like my dog.
  17. Someone said it to me. I do not remember who. But I think it is a very true statement.
  18. Adversity and loss make a man wise.
  19. Fame is empty. Tao Quan, Eastern Jin Dynasty.
  20. The word 'but' in a sentence is an eraser. It erases everything before it.
  21. Every morning you wake-up is a successful day.
  22. If the sun is shining while it rains, it will rain tomorrow. Heard this as a kid. I don't think it holds however. If it starts to rain and the chickens go inside, it will soon stop. If it starts to rain and the chickens stay outside, it will rain all day. This one seems true. It hold for birds in your yard as well. Watch them the next time it rains.
  23. Simply trying to add to the discussion. Hope I did not offend you.
  24. Where I live the large majority of folk see the words 'Southern Baptist' and they think intolerant, bigoted and racist. Just the work Baptist is a negative. We have struggled with this for years and have considered dropping the word 'Baptist' from our church title. We haven't and I doubt we will. There are some Baptist churches who have given us a hard time as we are very diverse racially. We welcome all as we believe all need Christ.
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