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Reminds me of some churches I've visited where they sing "come to Jesus" over and over again until someone comes forward, even if that means repeating the song for 20 or more minutes until someone, anyone, gets up and walks to the front.

 

:o is it just me, or does that seem a bit presumptuous?  What would happen if no one came forward?  Just seems like an awkward moment in the making...too much pressure for most people, I am thinking!

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My parents went to a church where the preacher liked to speak...long.  My Dad used to say the preacher would preach 'em into it and then preach 'em out of it, and then the invitation went on interminably!  (oh, and there were less than 20 in the services usually...)

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:o is it just me, or does that seem a bit presumptuous?  What would happen if no one came forward?  Just seems like an awkward moment in the making...too much pressure for most people, I am thinking!

In the services I was in where this occurred eventually someone from the congregation would go forward just to get the whole thing to come to an end. This wasn't a new convert, just a member ready to have the service ended.

 

I have often wondered just how long they would continue to sing and ask for someone to come forward if no one did.

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When it comes to altar calls, either someone has submitted to the call of the Lord or they haven't. Singing a song over and over for a quarter hour isn't going to sing someone into heaven.

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 Preconceived notions that people have conjured up in their minds is probably one of the biggest factors holding them back from stepping out in faith.  I know at one time prior to accepting Christ, I thought I had to be perfect, and in my heart I knew I couldn't be 100% all the time.  I thought, oh man if I do this and I fail I am really gonna be doomed......it took me some time to finally understand, that it wasn't about what I could do, but what Jesus had already did for me.  I was so accustomed to living my life, taking control of everything in it that I took HIM for granted.  Yes I believed in GOD, but I did not have a relationship with HIM until I finally realized it wasn't about me but rather me putting my faith in HIM.   :rolleyes:

 

Hebrews 11:1

 

11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

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Yes, I believe the bunny is in the back ground of this topic & its never ending with the bunny invloved.

 

Just a note, I am way behind on keeping up with replies, I've had to be away much lately, don't know when I will catch up.

 

Tomorrow I will be gone most of the day to get my eyes checked.

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If you post after this one; I'll report you to the NSA.  Then again, if you post on this website; they already know who you are and where you are. :godisgood:

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If you post after this one; I'll report you to the NSA. Then again, if you post on this website; they already know who you are and where you are. :godisgood:

You really shouldn't be paranoid.....


It distracts your attention from the people who are following you.

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Amen! And surely much better feeling bad at home than being forced back to work too soon.

 

Back when I got cement blown into my eyes, during the recover time I could not tell who anyone was by sight standing within 3 or 4 foot of them my eyes were so blurred, & my boss said, "Get the doctor to release you so you can go back to work."

 

Can you see me driving an 18 wheeler down the highway & I cannot recognize a person I know standing 3 to 4 foot from me?  :bigshock:

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Our God still works miracles!

 

We stopped by the doctors office after my wife's physical therapy yesterday to see if they could push back her going back to work. The doctor said no, she must go back on 8-29. One of my wife's physical therapists took a stand and pressed her view that my wife should not be returning to work so soon. Eventually, at the end of the day yesterday, the doctor agreed to give my wife one more week off. That was good news!

 

Yet there was some surprising news to come. When my wife called the workman's comp lady and told her about the extension, how she was doing and told her when her first post-op appointment with the doctor is, the workman's comp lady told her to not only take that other week, but to also take another week and a day off!! My wife now doesn't have to go back to work any sooner than 9-16!!!

 

Everyone said it was impossible that my wife would get more than one week off. They all said the doctor would never approve it and workman's comp would be even worse to talk to. They seem to have not considered what God can do!

 

Our God is able to do abundantly more than we hope and pray for!

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