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BrotherTony

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BrotherTony last won the day on April 26

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  1. Welcome, Helen. I hope that you will find this an uplifting site. There are many helpful and gracious people here.
  2. I've heard of him, but have no connection to him. Someone gave me some notes on his preaching, but I don't have them readily available or I could give you more information. I know someone gave me a link a while back on his YouTube videos. SureWord, I see, has also mentioned YouTube.
  3. I was told a certain company, who will remain nameless for now, that if I was to re-purchase a site that my old partner and I had on the web and started publishing again, they would have to place notices on it as "hate speech" as well. It's disgusting to see how low some of these places are going in trying to silence Christian and conservative voices.
  4. That's what I have been told by other pastors in the NE. I haven't been to any churches up there over the past 40 years, They seem to like it that way.
  5. At present, our church has seven deacons, I believe. We have added two within the last year. I really don't understand the need for so many for the amount of people we have in our church. On an average Sunday we only have between 70 to 100 people counting children. Sometimes there are more. Pre-pandemic we had a larger number of attendees. One of the "new deacons" that was added then was a younger brother of another deacon in the church. He later left. I don't know all the reasons, but I was told that he took several families with him. I wouldn't know who they are, and don't want to know. I ha
  6. PastorMatt, could I get that link as well? I'd love to hear some music. Thanks.
  7. I have notice that. I see a lot of Calvinist use that on a regular basis. Those who are in the Arminian camp also use it, but say that God's sovereignty and his allowance of "free will" doesn't in any way negate the fact that he IS sovereign. The debate still rages on after 400 years!
  8. I know that my wife and I depend daily upon Jesus Christ to help us through the day. Being disabled isn't something fun, believe me. I've been disabled since May of 1997, but fought being placed on SS disability until they forced me to apply for it in April of 2000. My wife should be on disability, but, she, like me, is one who is fighting going on disability. She soon have to go on it anyhow. The accident she was in in 2015 nearly took her life, broke her back, most of her ribs, punctured her heart, aorta, kidney, liver and busted her spleen. She was revived 3x from the time she was extracted
  9. I love your answer. It makes me very happy to hear that some churches still have some standards! At times, the music in the church we are members of seems to get "out of hand," and the drums and guitar get to be the main focus, and it seems more like a show than a worship service. It saddens me. Our youth/associate pastor has pushed for the youth to go to a CCM concert now and again, and this bothers me somewhat. At what point do we draw a line? We tell the youth to stay away from certain kinds of music, and then take them to a "show," allegedly involving Christians, with hard rock music, rap
  10. I have learned over the years to NEVER limit God. I was reminded of His providence yesterday, though I had not even prayed for it. I should have, but being a bit sidetracked for the day by other concerns, I was letting what certain groups of people affect what I thought would happen. After speaking with my physicians office, the Lord provided the need though I hadn't even asked him about it. I'm supposed to have decadron injections in my left ear next Monday, and the following two Mondays for vertigo attacks and tinnitus caused by bilateral Meniere's disease. I couldn't afford to pay for the c
  11. The church we are in have "blended" services. I've found, though, depending on whose leading worship, that sometimes when we sing a regular hymn it is a lead-in to a CCM song. Some like that, some don't. Many don't believe that it holds to the established principles of music being composed correctly. They believe the adversary has infiltrated and changed the music. As stated, I'm not saying where I fall in this. I'm just doing a bit of research on how some on this forum feel. It's always been an interesting subject to me, especially since Rock and Country were for many decades considered the "
  12. The Bible says that we should be be speaking to ourselves in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. I used to be really heavy into the rock-and-roll scene and the County and Western scenes, and still find myself "drawn" to these types of music. When I was in a teen in the 70s, I was introduced to "Christian Rock." In the church I grew up in it was a DEFINITE "no-no!" The teachings of the church was that Lucifer used to over the music that was in Heaven, and that he, in his knowledge of what appealed to the flesh changed these teachings little by little until Christians and the world finally accept
  13. I'm glad I read some of this thread, PastorMatt. I usually answer with Biblicist myself. I don't reveal whether or not I agree with TULIP, etc. It's irrelevant what I as a person think. The only thing that matters is what the Bible teaches, and though both "sides" can back up their stances with Scripture, they don't settle the question! I guess that's why God only reveals what we truly need to know about living the Christian life!
  14. Well, this evening for us it is a store-bought pizza...Wild Mikes is the name of it, I believe! We love it. It's got some packets in it to really spice it up if one wants to do that! Tonight I may just do it. I know it will aggravate my ulcer, but I'm just to the point that I NEED some flavor on my food! I can't eat bland any more! LOL
  15. A lot of people don't realize that about eggs. My grandparents used to never refrigerate their eggs or their butter. It would sit on the table in a butter dish. The eggs would sit by the stove in a bowl. I got used to that. But, later, when milk deliveries stopped in the town where we were living, we couldn't get our eggs, milk or other dairy products and had to go and get them from the supermarket. I wish they would start milk and egg delivery again. But, we live so far out in the country we probably need to buy our own cow for milking and a couple of dozen laying hens for eggs. We're defini
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