Friday, August 17Proclamation: 1 John 1:3 (NIV) We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

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A Boy, A Blanket and A Gift

Children, Christmas Fellowship, RiverAngel42, Thoughts, Uncategorized
By RiverAngel42 This story is about a little boy named Nigel.  Nigel lives in a small town with his Parents, Grandparents and other siblings. He is the youngest of his siblings and is often said to be "high spirited". While he has a good heart and knows right from wrong sometimes he gets a little excited and finds himself in a tad bit of trouble (of course you wouldn't know what that was like). One Christmas, as Nigel and his family were opening their presents, he noticed a package wrapped in brown paper stuffed way behind the tree.  The present had his name on it, however he did not know who the present was from.  So Nigel gave the package a shake, no sound.  He gave the package a squeeze, it was lumpy. Now he was totally confused as he had already received all the toys and clothes he c

Question of the Day- Does Size Matter?

RiverAngel42, Thoughts, Uncategorized
In today's society with new churches springing up like Daffodils in March, does the size of the congregation really matter? I have met several pastors who are just beginning their ministries and part of their conversation always comes to "Well we just started so we only have 15 members". At times I want to reply you see that church over there with the three services, they only have 15 MEMBERS/Workers as well. However, how do you feel. When you go to church on Sunday do you look around and judge how good service was based on how many people are there? Does it seem like the spirit didn't show if the congregation was too crowded? If a church had sound doctrine and good leadership but not enough members for all the boards (Mother, Deacon, Usher etc) Would you still attend? DO you feel more...

Where Is It Wednesday Answer: John 1

Bible Study, RiverAngel42, Scripture, Thoughts, Uncategorized, Where Is It Wednesday
Well done family! The correct answer was given! Here is John 1 where the well known verse "In the beginning was the word, and the word was God" can be found. Hopefully there was no peaking:) Be Blessed RiverAngel42 The Word Became Flesh 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understooda it. 6There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. 8He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the ligh...
Question Of The Day: Don’t You Wish You Had A Pray Button? Romans 8:26

Question Of The Day: Don’t You Wish You Had A Pray Button? Romans 8:26

Bible Study, Prayer, Scripture, Thoughts, Uncategorized
Times are hard and many of us are stressed well beyond our normal limits. During times like this don't you wish you had a "Pray Button"? A button that not only sends up a prayer, but a specific prayer that uttered the words that your mouth can not, the feelings that your mind can't even begin to process. Well in essence we all do, it's called the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:26 states: In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. So many of us think that the Holy Spirit is something that comes to us during a time of worship. That it is something that has one way travel in that it descends upon us only. However keep in mind as you go through your day to day head...

Question Of The Day – Love, With Spite or In Spite of Fault?

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WWJD? Was a popular term a few years back. There were T-shirts and bracelets and all kinds of paraphernalia that adorned the popular slogan. However many of us wore them on our chest and arms without adding them to our minds, hearts and spirit. So my question of the day is were you a letter wearer or did you actually subscribe to living a life full of choices that had what Jesus would do in mind? For example, when it comes to those you love, do you love them in spite or their flaws? Do you take the insults, bumps, bruises, heartache and disappointment that love will bring, erase them and move on? Do you say you still love them and harbor resentment, love them at a distance or just never forgive them? What happens to you when you love someone with spite? How does it affect your spirit an...
Thought For The Day Mosie Burks – What A Debt I Owe (Song and Lyrics)

Thought For The Day Mosie Burks – What A Debt I Owe (Song and Lyrics)

Gospel Music, Mississippi Mass Choir, Thoughts, Uncategorized
Many of us go into a mini-debt each Easter buying clothes, shoes and getting our hair done. Perhaps we should listen to this song and reflect on the debt we really owe, maybe then wearing old clothes or polishing our shoes won't be such a problem. After all the debt we owe new shoes, clothes and hair could never repay. Just something to think about. Be blessed, RiverAngel42 What A Debt I Owe (Lyrics) Can you see Him hanging on the cross look at Jesus how He paid the cost nails in His hands nails in His feet He could have come down but He stayed there for me what a debt I owe what a debt I owe what a debt I owe I can never repay Father forgive them thats what He said it is finished and my Jesus was dead the ransom was paid yes it was high though Jesus now lives for me He still had...
Question of the Day: Is It Possible To Write In Tongues

Question of the Day: Is It Possible To Write In Tongues

Jesus, popular, RiverAngel42, Thoughts
I have often heard and witnessed people speaking in tongues.  However, as I scour the internet and other blogs I often see where people have written in tongues.  Is this possible?  Where in scripture does it indicate that tongues can be written and read by us? If you have any thoughts or answers please let me know.  I have never seen where anyone has been able to write and read in tongues.  Was English even a language in Biblical days?  If not then how can we (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); transcribe this Spiritual gift into everyday letters, sounds and words?  There is scripture in Acts that says that when they spoke in tongues all in each language represented there all understood in their own language.  There is also a passage in Corinthians where Paul speaks of t
Thought For The Day: Bishop Eddie Long??? Are We Missing the Point?

Thought For The Day: Bishop Eddie Long??? Are We Missing the Point?

Bishop Eddie Long, Christian News, Interviews, Prayer, RiverAngel42, Thoughts, Uncategorized
Believers, Are we focusing too much energy on the who's and what's and missing the main point? The main point for me is that regardless of Bishop Long's guilt or innocence there is a larger problem that needs to be addressed. Perhaps this is not about did or didn't do, but a movement of God. Perhaps the accusations are all a part of God's plan to say that Christian's are not handling sexual misconduct in the proper way. It seems like as long as the perpetrators were catholic, we have been able to turn a blind eye to a problem we all know exists. But now, he is someone with whom a good deal of us can relate. He's not a distant person that we have never heard of we have watched him on TV in our homes.We might have even gone to his church. Now it is too close to ignore. Ponder this, wha...

Question of The Day- When Is Your Quiet Time With God

Prayer, RiverAngel42, Thoughts, Uncategorized
Matthew 26:36-44 Gethsemane 36Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." 37He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38Then he said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me." 39Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will." 40Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Could you men not keep watch with me for one hour?" he asked Peter. 41"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak." 42He

Question of The Day: Skipping Gospel Songs, Ever Feel Guilty?

Gospel Music, RiverAngel42, Thoughts, Uncategorized
Ok! As you all get to know us better you will find that I, RiverAngel42, can't always be serious. So today's question is on a lighter note than yesterdays. [ad] When you are listening to Gospel music and a song comes on that you just don't like or want to hear. Do you: a) Skip it and hope that "Your Jam" comes on next b) Feel a slight tinge of guilt for not liking a "Gospel" song and reluctantly skip c) Say a little prayer and try to "Meditate" on the words d) Suck your teeth, say forget it, turn the station to Hot 97 This was a real issue for me for a while. I know I'm not alone. I was a toss up between all of the options. But mostly "b'. I don't know why but I felt like God was watching and that there was something in every Gospel song that I should be able to use. So I really felt ...