April 28 Bible Study

Correct me if I am mistaken.  This week’s Bible study continued the previous outline.  They discussed the question, “Why did Christ die for us?”

The 4 reasons were 1) to rescue us from evil; 2) it was the Fathers will; 3) to bring us to his Father; 4) because he loves us……

I am not sure why the transcript isn’t showing up after Tomi has attempted to post it.  I will place it in the comments for this entry.  We will attempt from here on to post an outline in advance of each chat, and the transcript in the comments for that entry for each chat.  Please read the comments for the full discussion, or to add your own comments or ask questions.

5 Comments to April 28 Bible Study

  1. rapunzel says:

    Bible Study April 28, 2008

    SeptemberMorn entered the room.
    You are in At Jesus’ Feet.
    There are 1 people in the room.
    Room owner: SeptemberMorn
    sarahxxkristine entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: Hey there 🙂
    sarahxxkristine: heyy there 🙂
    SeptemberMorn: you here for the Bible study?
    sarahxxkristine: i thought id try it out
    SeptemberMorn: GREAT! 🙂
    sarahxxkristine ) what exactly do we do
    SeptemberMorn: It won’t start for another 10 min or so
    SeptemberMorn: We have a lady that presents the lesson. She allows us to interrupt and ask questions or make comments.
    SeptemberMorn: it’s pretty laid back
    sarahxxkristine: oo okay cool
    sarahxxkristine: this is new to me
    sarahxxkristine: i actually have my bible next to me, go figure
    SeptemberMorn: It’s new to us, too. LOL
    sarahxxkristine: haha okay good
    SeptemberMorn: can you hang on a sec? I need to get some links ready
    sarahxxkristine: yep yep
    SeptemberMorn: Ok. done! 🙂
    sarahxxkristine: cool!
    SeptemberMorn: what made you come in here, if I may ask?
    sarahxxkristine: nothing really, i just figured it’d be a new thing to try out
    SeptemberMorn: did you see the reminder on the General forum?
    sarahxxkristine: no…
    sarahxxkristine: what’d it say?
    SeptemberMorn: LOL It was just a reminder for tonight and w hat time.
    SeptemberMorn: So… did you just see the room and decided to come in?
    sarahxxkristine: ooo haha
    sarahxxkristine: yeah, basically…i had seen it a few other times but ever have come in so i thought id try it tonight
    SeptemberMorn: Great! Glad you did! 🙂
    SeptemberMorn: I send out the chat session for review (by PM) and also send out a newsletter now and then. Would you mind if I included you on our list?
    sarahxxkristine: i just want to warn u, I’m not a very religious person…
    sarahxxkristine: but i am interested in learning more about my religion
    SeptemberMorn: LOL Not necessary.
    sarahxxkristine: but sure if ud like to, id be more than glad to be on ur list
    SeptemberMorn: that’s great. this is the place for you then, because we aren’t pushy.
    sarahxxkristine: okay good…ive had to deal with that before and it drove me nuts
    SeptemberMorn: any time you want to be dropped off the list, just let me know, ok?
    sarahxxkristine: definitely 🙂
    SeptemberMorn: This group doesn’t believe in pushing.
    SeptemberMorn: 🙂
    sarahxxkristine: yaynesss
    SeptemberMorn: LOL
    sarahxxkristine: how many people usually come in
    SeptemberMorn: this is our second time. Last we had about 5 but not all participated… which is okay, too.
    sarahxxkristine: ooo okay
    SeptemberMorn: some just like to sit and read. 🙂
    sarahxxkristine: well ill try my best to keep up
    sarahxxkristine: yeah i usually do that
    SeptemberMorn: if at anytime we go too fast, just let us know.
    kelllie entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: Kelllie, Hi and welcome! 🙂
    kelllie: hi and thanks
    SeptemberMorn: glad you could make it. Sarah is here for the first time.
    eskielover entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: There’s our guest of honor! 🙂
    SeptemberMorn: Guest nothing! LOL
    eskielover: hi all……wow…not as late as I usually….lol
    sarahxxkristine: yep
    sarahxxkristine: haha
    eskielover: not a guest…..just part of the wonderful group
    SeptemberMorn: LOL Debbie, Sarah is here for the first time. She just saw the room and thought she’d try it.
    eskielover: welcome Sarah….I am pleased you are here this evening
    sarahxxkristine: 🙂
    SeptemberMorn: Ok… I’ll be quiet and let you get ready, Deb. 😉
    eskielover: This is a wonderful group & we are just getting our feet on the ground
    SeptemberMorn: yes ma’am! 😉
    eskielover: Did you want to wait a few minutes & see if we get some others before we start with prayer? & our song?
    SeptemberMorn: Recluse is supposed to give the prayer. We could wait or we could do a song.
    eskielover: awesome….recluse will give the prayer
    SeptemberMorn: Sarah and Kelllie, can you open a new browser window?
    kelllie: yes
    SeptemberMorn: will it cause you problems to go to Youtube?
    recluse1 entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: There she is!
    sarahxxkristine: im confused
    sarahxxkristine: already
    SeptemberMorn: WOW! Look at us! We’re growing!
    recluse1: uh oh! I’m late, lol
    eskielover: what are you confused about. it’s ok Sarah
    SeptemberMorn: LOL ok… on some browsers, where it says “File” it gives you a drop down menue that says NEW WINDOW
    sarahxxkristine: why am i opening a new browser window? lol
    SeptemberMorn: not really, Recluse
    SeptemberMorn: Because if you go to Youtube from here, you’ll get bumped out of the room. Of course, you can listen to the song and then come back.
    recluse1: i had that same problem too sarah
    SeptemberMorn: or you can just read the words that I’ll be putting up
    sarahxxkristine: ooooo
    sarahxxkristine: okay thank you
    SeptemberMorn: Ok… so let me know when you’re ready, ok?
    sarahxxkristine: yeady
    sarahxxkristine: ready
    SeptemberMorn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjiwAsjTdmU&feature=related
    SeptemberMorn: Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place
    SeptemberMorn: I can feel His mighty power and His grace
    SeptemberMorn: I can hear the brush of angels wings
    SeptemberMorn: I see glory on each face
    SeptemberMorn: Surely the presence of the Lord is in the place
    SeptemberMorn: In the midst of His children the Lord said He would be
    SeptemberMorn: It doesn’t take very many, it can be just two or three
    SweetSunshine entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: And I feel that same sweet spirit that I felt often time before
    eskielover: I am sorry….I had a phone call I was dealing with….very sorry
    SeptemberMorn: Surely I can say I’ve been with the Lord
    SeptemberMorn: Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place
    SeptemberMorn: I can feel His mighty power and His grace
    SeptemberMorn: I can hear the brush of angels wings I see glory on each face
    EHkittys entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: surely the presence of the Lord is in this place
    SeptemberMorn: Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place
    SeptemberMorn: I can feel His mighty power and His grace
    SeptemberMorn: I can hear the brush of angels wings
    SeptemberMorn: I see glory on each face
    SeptemberMorn: Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place
    SeptemberMorn: Bethy and EH, if you want to hear the song, I can resend the link. 🙂
    EHkittys: ok
    SweetSunshine: sure
    recluse1: loved that September!
    SeptemberMorn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjiwAsjTdmU&feature=related
    eskielover: I didn’t get a chance to listen earlier & have a problem getting while on here too, so will check it out after…..Tomi has wonderful music choices…& as we said last week. the voice of an angel
    SeptemberMorn: LMBO sure I do!
    SeptemberMorn: Let us know when you’re done with the song so we can start with a prayer. 🙂
    eskielover: I will listen after we are finished here since I get kicked out of chat when I access it
    SeptemberMorn: Sure, Debbie. 🙂 No pressure here. //33
    eskielover: I am sure there is a way around it….I just am not good at my way around chat yet
    eskielover: what a wonderful group we have gathered together tonight
    SeptemberMorn: You might try opening a new browser window for not… but I’m going to ask Clyde if he knows how we can do it.
    SeptemberMorn: We sure do! Two first timers! YAY!
    eskielover: Wonderful…..God is blessing us all
    SeptemberMorn: Re, can you start us with a prayer?
    recluse1: Heavenly Father, we pray tonight and ask for your protection and guidance. Being here allows us the opportunity to share our faith and develop a deeper relationship with you. Lord help us to be like-minded in the spirit of fellowship.
    Defective entered the room.
    recluse1: Put up a hedge of protection around us and bless us with your compassion and your grace.
    eskielover: welcome defective….we are in prayer….thus the silence
    Defective: understood 🙂
    recluse1: Empower us with the willingness to listen and put into action your plan in our lives.
    recluse1: Amen.
    SeptemberMorn: In Jesus name, Amen
    eskielover: thank you recluse…..that is beautiful
    recluse1: Welcome everyone!
    recluse1: so glad to see you all!
    SeptemberMorn: Glad you could join us, Defective. 🙂
    eskielover: I want to welcome everyone too
    EHkittys: hey guys i’m going to be in and out cause i’m kinda busy
    eskielover: that’s ok
    recluse1: that’s ok EH
    SeptemberMorn: That’s fine, Hon
    eskielover: the chat gets saved, so you can always go back & pick up what you miss
    SeptemberMorn: Welcome, Bethy! //1
    eskielover: I am glad to see you back kelllie also….& Beth & EH & defective & sarah…..wonderful to see new faces too
    SweetSunshine: sorry I just sat back down.. tried to take my antibiotic and it went down wrong.
    SeptemberMorn: oops! everything okay now?
    SweetSunshine: TY everyone
    eskielover: no choking…..don’t want to loose anyone
    SweetSunshine: I think till I try getting the pill back down lol
    SweetSunshine: didnt choke.. upchucked lol
    SeptemberMorn: Bethy, you can stop Debbie any time you want to or need to okay? You can ask questions and make comments, too.
    SweetSunshine: anywhooo.. go one
    SweetSunshine: LOL
    recluse1: yes, everyone feel free to participate.
    eskielover: we are open for comments also….while I am presenting the points
    sarahxxkristine: can i ask a question
    SeptemberMorn: Debbie, if you’re ready, you have the floor.
    SeptemberMorn: sure!
    eskielover: sure
    SweetSunshine: You saying Debbie is the only one that has a chance to comment? LOL
    SweetSunshine: oooooo sorry i get it now lol
    SeptemberMorn: no, silly. YOU do
    SweetSunshine: //11
    sarahxxkristine: can someone explain to me the different colors of skin and how they came out of adam and eve
    sarahxxkristine: i was told it once before but i cant remember
    eskielover: wow….that is a whole topic of it’s own
    sarahxxkristine: u dont have to answer if u dont wanna
    SeptemberMorn: yeah… we’re doing a study on the Fruit of the Spirit
    sarahxxkristine: ooo
    sarahxxkristine: my bad.
    SeptemberMorn: 😉
    sarahxxkristine: well i gotta go anyways
    sarahxxkristine: bye
    SeptemberMorn: bye
    SeptemberMorn: good you dropped by
    SweetSunshine: bye Sarah
    recluse1: tc sarah
    eskielover: bye thank you for stopping by
    Defective: take care sarah
    sarahxxkristine: cya
    sarahxxkristine has left the room.
    eskielover: we will let her know the chat is saved so she can go back & read it
    SeptemberMorn: I’ll send it to her, Debbie
    recluse1: tomi, help me remember to give her the blog info later
    SeptemberMorn: yes, dear. 🙂
    recluse1: lol
    recluse1: go ahead eskie
    eskielover: Tonight, I am still on a bit of an introduction still…..there is a bit to introducing the fruit of the spirit in the workbook & don’t want to miss anything
    SweetSunshine: Does the study come from a certain book?
    eskielover: yes, the book that is used it the Beth Moore series
    eskielover: the fruit of the Spirit….Living beyond yourself
    SweetSunshine: gosh this sounds familiar .. I think I might have it here somewhere
    SeptemberMorn: great! 🙂
    eskielover: If you have it that will be wonderful
    eskielover: I am following it directly…..it can also be purchased at the LifeWay Christian book stores around the country
    EHkittys: sorry i’m getting impatient guys
    Court_Knee1580 entered the room.
    eskielover: She presents it so wonderfully….I was so moved by it….it changes my life completely from just the sunday (not even that much) Christian
    SeptemberMorn: Hi, Court! 🙂
    recluse1: welcome court knee
    eskielover: Starting….with Galatians chap 1
    mandazzle1760 entered the room.
    Court_Knee1580: hey
    eskielover: Pleasing God
    eskielover: Galatians 1:10 Am I now trying to win the approval of men or of God?
    eskielover: or am I trying to please men?
    eskielover: If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.
    recluse1: BIG question there…
    eskielover: Paul was saying that he had been a slave to the law (old testament)
    Court_Knee1580: who is in charge here
    eskielover: but was set free by redemption in Christ, became a slave to righteousness, a slave of ‘g
    eskielover: God
    SeptemberMorn: Debbie is teaching, Court, but I do the kicking if we have trouble
    Court_Knee1580: no i just have a question is all
    Court_Knee1580: sorry
    SweetSunshine: nope it was Elizabeth George and Kay Arthur sorry
    eskielover: sure….questions are ok
    recluse1: questions pertaining to the study are welcome Court!
    eskielover: yes, we are focusing on the study during the study….other questions are open after the study
    Court_Knee1580: got it
    EHkittys has left the room.
    eskielover: The question we are looking at right now is Why did Christ die for us?
    eskielover: I used to wonder this….too.. why would God go to the trouble of saving us & having Christ die for our sins?
    eskielover: Gal 1:4 (to rescue us from evil)
    SweetSunshine: so that we have eternal life?
    eskielover: Who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God & Father
    recluse1: that too Sweet
    eskielover: so that we have eternal life….yes, but there is even more which I found interesting
    eskielover: 1 Peter 3:18 (It was the Fathers will)
    eskielover: For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous
    eskielover: to bring you to God.
    eskielover: John 3:16 (bring us to his father)
    eskielover: For God so loved the world that he gave his one & only
    eskielover: son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life….(Beth’s answer)
    recluse1: //0
    eskielover: Romans 5:8 (he loves us)
    eskielover: But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:
    eskielover: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us
    eskielover: and the summary is Psalm 115:3
    eskielover: Our god is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.
    eskielover: the 4 reasons were 1) to rescue us from evil; 2) it was the Fathers will; 3) to bring us to his Father; 4) because he loves us……
    darco entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: Hi, Darco. Welcome to our Bible Study. 🙂
    recluse1: welcome
    darco: hi
    eskielover: The study goes into Paul’s Galatians chapter 1 which discusses Paul’s teaching & telling the Jewish people about Christ & his dying for our sins
    darco: how strange that i should enter here when i have been fighting all things to do with church
    eskielover: you are welcome….
    SeptemberMorn: Do what you need to do for yourself, Darco. 🙂
    darco: that is the hard part septmorn
    SeptemberMorn: you’re welcome to stay and just read then 🙂
    Court_Knee entered the room.
    Court_Knee has left the room.
    darco: thanks
    eskielover: Paul had gone back to some churches he had previously started & they were falling away from the Christian teachings already
    eskielover: That was why he was talking to them about who they were trying to please or not
    eskielover: his key message he was trying to get across
    eskielover: was Gal 1: 11,12
    eskielover: The Gospel I preach is not something man made up
    eskielover: & it wasn’t received from man nor taught it….
    eskielover: I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ
    eskielover: it is important for us to know that salvation is for all & is received by grace through faith in Christ….not by keeping the laws like in the old testament
    eskielover: What was fascinating is that Paul persecuted the Christians previously
    eskielover: & held onto following the traditions of the law of Moses
    eskielover: until he was called by Jesus
    eskielover: This is something we can think about ourselves….it that we are set apart from birth as Christians
    eskielover: Gal 1: 15-17
    eskielover: God set me apart from birth & called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles
    eskielover: This brought up the point of predestination
    eskielover: This is not about the fruit of the spirit exactly…but it is about the Spirit being in us & that we are all chosen to be God’s children
    eskielover: Eph 1:4-5
    eskielover: For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy & blameless in his sight
    SeptemberMorn: just a comment; the whole predestination thingy gives me pause.
    eskielover: In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure & will
    eskielover: I know it does me too sept
    eskielover: I have talked about it quite a bit…..& much are in agreement that ALL are predestined…to be believers….it is the freewill that changes that
    SeptemberMorn: THAT is the core thing for me.
    eskielover: Since God created us all in his image
    SeptemberMorn: predestination vs free will
    recluse1: i can agree with that eskie, makes sense when you put it in those terms
    eskielover: I know it was bothering me when I first read about the predestination in the bible study
    eskielover: Just like with Judas that betrayed Christ
    SeptemberMorn: yep!
    darco: how do you get back to being the believer you once were when you feel like the judgment cast upon you will just be too great to handle?
    kelllie tells you: thanks for letting me watch i have to go.
    kelllie has left the room.
    recluse1: judgment from God or people?
    eskielover: Ah….the judgment of God is free when you repent & ask for forgiveness
    eskielover: Christ died for our sins…..that was the point to rescue us from evil
    recluse1: yes amen and thank God!
    SeptemberMorn: by accepting Christ and his blood sacrifice, you are justified… “just as if” I hadn’t sinned
    eskielover: as long as we repent of the sin & stop the sin we repent for……..then we are forgiven & the slate is cleaned
    darco: mostly from GOD – failure you can most times handle it is when you feel that you have disappointed the ultimate Being
    recluse1: we all fail and come short, but He loves us and forgives us anyway. That’s the beauty of His grace and mercy!
    eskielover: God knows that we all disappoint him…that was why he sent Christ to die for our Sins
    SeptemberMorn: that fear goes away the longer you walk with Him
    SeptemberMorn: exactly, Recluse. : )
    recluse1: would love to talk to you more about it here shortly Darco!
    eskielover: it does take time to understand that concept because we are human & we aren’t able to forgive like God
    SeptemberMorn: oooo boy! I’ll say!
    SeptemberMorn: He knows our weaknesses, though and loves us anyway
    SweetSunshine: //33
    eskielover: this will be a great discussion later……& it is actually a part of the fruit of the spirit in later parts of this study
    SeptemberMorn: //11
    darco: i am yearning to be back in His fold just don’t know what is holding me back!
    recluse1: (((((darco))))) then you have found a good start here.
    eskielover: I was the same way….then I went to this bible study in Feb……I was amazed at how it brought me back to the Christianity I had lost
    darco: ok
    eskielover: Back in the bible study, Paul was having problems with the churches dealing with false teaching…as we have problems with daily
    eskielover: This is another topic that is introducing the fruit of the Spirit….giving us food for thought as we continue the study
    eskielover: Why are Christians so susceptible to false teaching?
    recluse1: IDK
    eskielover: Churches nourished on truth it is easy for infiltration of lies & poison of false doctrine to set in
    SeptemberMorn: one word: Satan
    eskielover: Mat 24: 24
    darco: because they fear their own insecurities?
    eskielover: For false Christs & false prophets will appear & perform great signs
    eskielover: & miracles to deceive even the elect
    eskielover: Motivation of false teachers greedy for power, position & popularity.
    recluse1: please forgive me, but not sure I understood the previous verse….
    eskielover: They draw attention to themselves & away from the WORD so followers have a hard time or can’t discern Truth from lies….very subtle
    recluse1: TY, for the clarification. i got it now.
    EHkittys entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: wb
    EHkittys: ty
    eskielover: It is warning about people who will say they are Christ…& there will be false prophets telling of a savior that isn’t Christ but claiming to be
    SeptemberMorn: Like that guy in Fla that says Jesus is dead but that HE is Jesus
    recluse1: ok
    eskielover: they even have the ability to perform signs & miracles that can be strong enough to deceive us & sound like being Christian
    eskielover: They try to commercialize Christian faith
    eskielover: The sad part is that sometimes we can’t really see it & it looks like the real thing….but God knows & they will be judged in the end by God
    eskielover: The bible study pointed out 4 major reasons why Christians are easy targets
    recluse1: i think a situation like that is when we REALLY need to be open to the Holy Spirits voice for guidance and direction
    eskielover: 1) If we don’t know the truth & are Ignorant of God’s word, we are easy targets for false teaching because we just don’t know better
    eskielover: 2) It is easy to get bored with constant devotion to One & only One if you tend to seek some or a lot of thrills
    eskielover: & sensationalism….When you become uninterested in growing in God’s work & faith
    eskielover: 3) We try to win the approval & affirmation of someone
    SeptemberMorn present 🙁
    eskielover: Our worldly nature seeks someone’s approval, their acceptance, we need to feel like we fit in
    eskielover: These desires tent to cause us to make poor choices. We constantly try something else to see if that will work better at getting their attention
    eskielover: approval, acceptance, or just trying to fit in
    EHkittys is going to Lobby
    EHkittys has left the room.
    recluse1: that is a big temptation sometimes
    eskielover: oops….only 3 major reasons…not 4
    eskielover: we can ask…how can we guard against false teachers /prophets?
    recluse1: i like how that was broken down. makes me think about my potential weaknesses
    eskielover: yes…..it points out the major areas of weaknesses
    eskielover: I know for me, that reading the word provides me the information to look for
    SeptemberMorn: needing approval for me
    eskielover: The bible versus that support this are 2 Peter 2:1-2 for #1, 2 Corinthians 11:3-4 for #2, & Gal 1:10 for #3
    eskielover: That was the questioning in Gal 1:10 Am I now trying to win the approval of men or of God?
    EHkittys entered the room.
    Court_Knee1580: has anyone
    Court_Knee1580: read
    recluse1: just want to say that I appreciate your lending scripture for us to read for ourselves on what we are discussing
    Court_Knee1580: mark
    eskielover: I thought the idea of getting bored was quite interesting too
    Court_Knee1580: chapter 5
    recluse1: Not sure, is there something you want to share?
    SeptemberMorn: Is Debbie done?
    eskielover: That is about healing
    eskielover: not quite yet
    Court_Knee1580: which one is debbie
    SeptemberMorn: Eskielover, Court
    eskielover: I thought I would end with God’s relationship with man
    eskielover: to finish off tonight on a very positive note
    SeptemberMorn: go for it!
    eskielover: 1) God never asks anything of us to make himself look better
    eskielover: 2) The demands He makes on our lives are NEVER for his personal gain.
    eskielover: 3) We cannot make Him anymore God than He already is. He would be no less Lord if no one believed.
    SeptemberMorn: AMEN!
    Court_Knee1580 has left the room.
    eskielover: 4) Every urge & exhortation of God to us is because He desires that we have the pleasure of knowing, serving, & sharing Him
    eskielover: 5) God has sovereign right to be the only authority over our lives for our good, for our completion, & for conforming our lives to that of His Son. Why is seeking approval of man harmful to us?
    Defective: I have to go but thanks for letting me listen in 🙂 take care all
    Defective has left the room.
    eskielover: 6) Approval & servanthood are connected because we become immediate slaves to the person(s) we seek approval from
    eskielover: servanthood
    eskielover: 7) Only One you can trust to constantly lookout for your best interest
    eskielover: 8) Only One holds the future in His hands & knows your part in that future.
    eskielover: 9) Only One cares for you with perfect & unconditional Love
    Court_Knee entered the room.
    Court_Knee: boooooooooooted
    eskielover: 10) Only One can make all things work together for good Rom 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose
    SeptemberMorn: wb
    Court_Knee: thanks
    eskielover: oops, I cleared my chat area…..blank screen
    SeptemberMorn: you were on 10
    eskielover: 11) Only One can safely & gloriously enslave us.
    eskielover: We need to realize that it’s ok go get the approval & please others when we are seeking to please God first
    recluse1: great point
    eskielover: you can read Rom 6: 19-23..for the Bible’s explanation on this
    SeptemberMorn: I’d rather please God even if it makes others angry
    eskielover: We can ask ourselves…what were we enslaved to before believing in Christ?
    eskielover: What are we enslaved not we believe in Christ?
    darco: but when you please others that are created in His image do you not then please Him?
    eskielover: only if you are doing what pleases God above all else
    SeptemberMorn: That’s a fine line, Darco
    eskielover: If you make pleasing God & following God’s word the highest priority…..they if it pleases others fine….otherwise, just because they are created in His image doesn’t mean they are in his image
    SeptemberMorn: you bet!
    SeptemberMorn: I know all about that! 🙁
    eskielover: The last point is that God provides when we are obedient to his word
    eskielover: That supporting scripture is Isaiah 48:17-19
    darco: sorry don’t mean to interrupt if your are still busy with bible sessions – i do apologize
    eskielover: I am basically finished at this point
    SeptemberMorn: no problem, Hon
    Court_Knee: well i have to go guys
    Court_Knee: good night
    eskielover: the only question I was going to leave us with is how do we seek God?
    Court_Knee: 🙂
    recluse1: tc court
    eskielover: nite Court….glad you could be here
    SeptemberMorn: night C
    Court_Knee: mmhm
    SeptemberMorn: Court?
    Court_Knee: yup?
    SeptemberMorn: why don’t you ask Sky your question?
    Court_Knee: because sky hates me?
    SeptemberMorn: LOL No she doesn’t. She’d be happy to answer you.
    Court_Knee: riiight
    recluse1: awww, you can pm me when you have time if you like hon.
    eskielover: your question was about the colors of the skins:
    darco: eskie so how do we seek God?
    SeptemberMorn: She knows a lot about that subject
    Court_Knee: my question?
    Court_Knee: no it wasn’t about colors
    recluse1: i think that was sarah eskie
    SeptemberMorn: I know what Court is talking about. Mark 5
    eskielover: sorry, I lost the question when I accidentally cleared my screen
    eskielover: oh yes, mark 5
    Court_Knee: believe me; sky hates me. I am an easy person to hate. so i will just save my question for another time
    SeptemberMorn: suit yourself, Hon.
    eskielover: You can PM me or we can find a chat time if you would like court
    Court_Knee: night!
    SeptemberMorn: Ok… how do we seek God?
    recluse1: gnight
    darco: ‘the only question i was going to leave us with is how do we seek God?”
    Court_Knee: thanks eskie
    Court_Knee has left the room.
    eskielover: Yes, I thought I would leave you with a question to think about in terms of what has been studied
    recluse1: wow, now that is something to really make your wheels turn.
    SeptemberMorn: Oh, I was gonna give an answer. LOL
    recluse1: go for it
    darco: please do!
    eskielover: yes…giving an answer is wonderful
    SeptemberMorn: first you need to know who God is. You do that by reading His Word.
    SeptemberMorn: The Bible.
    SeptemberMorn: by asking questions of those you know, know Him.
    SeptemberMorn: you go from there
    recluse1: who He is to me personally…my Father, my creator
    recluse1: My protector and my strength
    SeptemberMorn: exactly!
    SeptemberMorn: It’s a strictly personal experience.
    eskielover: You have to be interested in wanting to know God…..seek & you will find, knock & it will be opened unto you
    darco: i admire your faith
    SeptemberMorn: thank you, Debbie!
    eskielover: He will not force himself on us unless we want him either
    SeptemberMorn: Darco, it’s a journey.
    eskielover: It’s an awesome journey
    SeptemberMorn: it sure is!
    recluse1: I am also just finding my way back darco.
    eskielover: so am I
    recluse1: just in this past year actually
    recluse1: but i am so eager to learn and share and grow in my faith
    eskielover: I was born into a Christian family….from birth…Sunday school, church….believed but was bored & wanted to think farther
    darco: i have to be honest – i have not found my way back – but i know i want to
    SeptemberMorn: so am I, because God has revealed Himself to me in so many wonderful ways, I want…. MORE!
    eskielover: That’s the starting place is wanting to
    recluse1: yep, great starting place!
    SeptemberMorn: you bet!
    eskielover: I saw God directing my life….it wasn’t until I was invited to this bible study in Feb that it really made sense in my life & God & Christ came into understanding
    recluse1: so glad all of you joined us here. I have really enjoyed this and i hope you have as well
    eskielover: I started understanding how God really fit into all parts of my life…..
    SeptemberMorn: do we have time for one more song?
    eskielover: I know that when we really get into the meat of this study….it’s really awesome
    darco: but i do not want to go back to Him still tainted – and i know if i truly repent the Holy Spirit will wash me clean. I just feel that I have done these things and I should get rid before seeking Him again.
    SeptemberMorn: He’ll help you get rid of them, Darco
    recluse1: I understand what you are saying darco
    eskielover: You will find that when the Holy Spirit helps you understand & see things you can’t understand as a human, this will happen
    recluse1: I was there too, felt ashamed like I wasn’t good enough to be back with Him yet.
    eskielover: you will feel things you didn’t believe you could feel & understand how God’s love sent Christ to wash you clean
    recluse1: But someone told me this and it really hit me hard
    eskielover: There were many things I did that were completely against God’s will
    SeptemberMorn: we aren’t saved by our own works but by the blood of Jesus Christ
    recluse1: We aren’t good enough to stay out and aren’t too good to be in
    SeptemberMorn: we can’t do anything on our own. We need Him to help us and lead us.
    eskielover: I like that recluse
    recluse1: with Him is where we always belong, no matter where we find our self in life
    eskielover: He always has a place for us & loves us no matter what we do…..the love is the first fruit of the spirit that we will be talking about….that unconditional love that only comes through the Holy Spirit & doesn’t exist anywhere else
    SeptemberMorn: Darco, may I send you links to a couple of songs that tell it like it is? I relate pretty heavily to music.
    SeptemberMorn: I’ll send them to you by PM, if you don’t mind.
    recluse1: so thankful for each of you! thank you all for being here and sharing. I have truly enjoyed this!
    darco: i know the scripture, i know His teaching, once i fully walked in the light!
    darco: dont mind
    SeptemberMorn: then you know you can come back home.
    eskielover: I know what you are talking about….then I came to a point where I thought that believing was just the safest choice
    SeptemberMorn: If you all don’t mind, I have one more song. It goes so well with this Bible Study.
    recluse1: yea, go ahead.
    eskielover: That would be wonderful Tomi
    darco: go ahead
    SeptemberMorn: besides, I told Darco that we don’t “push” 😉
    darco: //6
    eskielover: we dont…..just answer when asked
    SeptemberMorn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXj3O2TeMzo
    SeptemberMorn: LOL
    SeptemberMorn: The words are…
    recluse1: i hope i wasn’t pushing. just trying to be of help
    eskielover has left the room.
    SeptemberMorn: Fully alive in your Spirit
    SeptemberMorn: Lord, make me fully alive
    eskielover entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: Fully aware of your presence, Lord
    SeptemberMorn: Totally, fully alive x2
    mandazzle1760: i’m gonna go to sleep now. it was nice to listen though.
    SeptemberMorn: Don’t let me miss all the glory around me
    recluse1: tc mandazzle
    eskielover: thanks Mandy…..tc
    SeptemberMorn: Waiting for Heaven someday to come
    recluse1: come back
    SeptemberMorn: Open m y mind to miraculous Mondays
    mandazzle1760: thanks, tc everyone. //33
    mandazzle1760 has left the room.
    SeptemberMorn: And make my feet march to eternity’s drum
    eskielover: we appreciated you being here Mandy
    EHkittys: i’m not feeling well guys g2g
    SeptemberMorn: Fully alive in Your Spirit, Lord
    SeptemberMorn: make me fully alive
    recluse1: tc EH. feel better soon
    eskielover: nite EH….hope you feel better
    SeptemberMorn: Fully aware of your presence, Lord
    SeptemberMorn: Totally, fully alive
    EHkittys: say a prayer for me please
    SeptemberMorn: Don’t make wait for tomorrows forever
    recluse1: promise! will do
    EHkittys: ok thanks bye
    SeptemberMorn: To say what I feel to those I hold dear
    EHkittys has left the room.
    SeptemberMorn: Risking the pain and joys of loving
    SeptemberMorn: Keep me awake and alive while I’m here
    SeptemberMorn: Fully Alive in Your Spirit, Lord
    SeptemberMorn: make me fully alive
    SeptemberMorn: Fully aware of Your presence, Lord
    SeptemberMorn: Totally, fully alive
    SeptemberMorn: end…
    recluse1: beautiful song choice Tomi
    darco: //34
    SeptemberMorn: ty… I came upon it by “accident”
    recluse1: love it when that happens
    eskielover: that was wonderful Tomi…thank you
    SeptemberMorn: me too! It was so exciting!
    recluse1: someone want to close with requests and prayer?
    darco: yes if i could a request?
    SeptemberMorn: My requests are the same but I do have a small “thank you”
    SeptemberMorn: sure
    eskielover: Last week, we put together a prayer request list
    SweetSunshine: had a prayer answered today.. and it should be on the news soon here. The dispute on the company’s behalf of not giving the employees at Toms work unemployment benefits was overturned. They will get the unemployment checks for sure now!!!
    eskielover: I think that is a wonderful go ahead darco
    SeptemberMorn: Praise God!!
    recluse1: alright! that’s great sunshine
    SweetSunshine: yep!~
    SeptemberMorn: Darco, anything specific?
    darco: my reguest is that you pray for all those that by accident stumble on Gods word and that it touch even a small part so that they could find the courage to come back and glorify His name.
    SeptemberMorn: AMEN!
    eskielover: yes, amen
    recluse1: yes, AMEN, wonderful request!
    SeptemberMorn: Re, how about you?
    SeptemberMorn: how are your situations?
    recluse1: Request prayer for my family
    SeptemberMorn: you got it!
    SeptemberMorn: Debbie?
    eskielover: for guidance in what to do since refi fell trough
    SeptemberMorn: you bet!
    eskielover: with going through with the divorce & all
    SeptemberMorn: Bethy, I’ve got you down for a thank you/praise. Any requests?
    eskielover: wanted to let all know about the prayers for our group
    SeptemberMorn: you got it, Debbie. OH yeah!
    recluse1: also ask that God touch and bless each person that was here, he knows all our needs.
    SeptemberMorn: yep
    SeptemberMorn: Debbie has some wonderful news!
    recluse1: oh great!
    SweetSunshine: Just that hubby’s work figures something out to get back to work or he finds another job soon. Benefits run out Wednesday. And that my new endeavor of losing weight is a success
    SeptemberMorn: Got it, Hon!
    eskielover: The bible study group that I attended which was this study….we had a party & I told them about this group & how it was forming & how it came to be
    recluse1: yes…
    eskielover: they were so excited at hearing about how it is on the internet
    eskielover: they are all praying for us & for God’s word to be able to be heard loud & clear & freely
    recluse1: YAY! that is wonderful news!
    SweetSunshine: Sounds great Debbie!
    SeptemberMorn: YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! Thank you, Jesus!!
    eskielover: That is a group of about 25….so that is wonderful
    SeptemberMorn: it sure is!
    recluse1: OH, I’ve got chills. that is wonderful
    SeptemberMorn: if God be for us, who can be against us?
    eskielover: They suggested something about it being on the internet…Beth Moore’s presentation I am looking into that if we can use it or not
    SweetSunshine: Hey I was waitin and waitin for one of you to post something last week for my bday lol
    SeptemberMorn: *I* did!!
    recluse1: seriously though, will pray for each request made here. It would be my pleasure!
    SweetSunshine: ohhh I seen that and thanked ya!!
    SeptemberMorn: I’ll make a list of the praise/requests and send them out.
    recluse1: great Tomi! thanks
    SeptemberMorn: Debbie, can you remember the blessing today? 😉
    eskielover: That will be wonderful….shall we close with prayer & the benediction?
    SeptemberMorn: yes
    eskielover: yes…sure can
    SeptemberMorn: go for it then.
    eskielover: We want to thank you God for bringing us together to start this week studying your Word
    eskielover: Pray that the Holy Spirit will take these words & let them come alive within us throughout the week
    eskielover: so that we can think about what we do in light of your Word
    eskielover: We pray that you will look over us & guide us throughout the week & keep us safe from all harm.
    eskielover: We pray this in Jesus Name
    eskielover: The Lord bless you & keep you
    eskielover: The Lord make his face shine upon you & be gracious to you
    eskielover: The Lord turn his face toward you & give you peace
    eskielover: Go in peace…..Amen
    SeptemberMorn: Amen
    recluse1: Amen
    SeptemberMorn: thanks, Debbie
    SweetSunshine: Amen
    SweetSunshine: Thanks gals
    eskielover: Thank you for being here Beth
    SeptemberMorn: thanks for being here, Bethy. You, too, Darco!
    SweetSunshine ) I will be if at all possible
    SeptemberMorn: //33 //33
    SweetSunshine: 🙂
    recluse1: love to you all!
    darco: thx
    SweetSunshine: xoxoxoxoxo
    SeptemberMorn: and to you!
    SweetSunshine: nice meeting you Darco
    recluse1: yes, nice meeting you darco
    eskielover: yes, darco, thank you for stopping by….it is wonderful that you came
    darco: tc all
    SeptemberMorn: You’re an answer to prayer, Darco.
    recluse1: really enjoyed sharing with you
    SeptemberMorn: 🙂
    eskielover: yes, We are praying that we will be able to reach out to others & share the blessings we feel.

  2. rapunzel says:

    Can anyone see the transcript? The computer is insisting that it is here, but I’m not seeing it.

    Okay, it looks like the length may have been the problem. I posted it in chunks, and that seems to work.

  3. rapunzel says:

    Bible Study April 28, 2008

    SeptemberMorn entered the room.
    You are in At Jesus’ Feet.
    There are 1 people in the room.
    Room owner: SeptemberMorn
    sarahxxkristine entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: Hey there 🙂
    sarahxxkristine: heyy there 🙂
    SeptemberMorn: you here for the Bible study?
    sarahxxkristine: i thought id try it out
    SeptemberMorn: GREAT! 🙂
    sarahxxkristine ) what exactly do we do
    SeptemberMorn: It won’t start for another 10 min or so
    SeptemberMorn: We have a lady that presents the lesson. She allows us to interrupt and ask questions or make comments.
    SeptemberMorn: it’s pretty laid back
    sarahxxkristine: oo okay cool
    sarahxxkristine: this is new to me
    sarahxxkristine: i actually have my bible next to me, go figure
    SeptemberMorn: It’s new to us, too. LOL
    sarahxxkristine: haha okay good
    SeptemberMorn: can you hang on a sec? I need to get some links ready
    sarahxxkristine: yep yep
    SeptemberMorn: Ok. done! 🙂
    sarahxxkristine: cool!
    SeptemberMorn: what made you come in here, if I may ask?
    sarahxxkristine: nothing really, i just figured it’d be a new thing to try out
    SeptemberMorn: did you see the reminder on the General forum?
    sarahxxkristine: no…
    sarahxxkristine: what’d it say?
    SeptemberMorn: LOL It was just a reminder for tonight and w hat time.
    SeptemberMorn: So… did you just see the room and decided to come in?
    sarahxxkristine: ooo haha
    sarahxxkristine: yeah, basically…i had seen it a few other times but ever have come in so i thought id try it tonight
    SeptemberMorn: Great! Glad you did! 🙂
    SeptemberMorn: I send out the chat session for review (by PM) and also send out a newsletter now and then. Would you mind if I included you on our list?
    sarahxxkristine: i just want to warn u, I’m not a very religious person…
    sarahxxkristine: but i am interested in learning more about my religion
    SeptemberMorn: LOL Not necessary.
    sarahxxkristine: but sure if ud like to, id be more than glad to be on ur list
    SeptemberMorn: that’s great. this is the place for you then, because we aren’t pushy.
    sarahxxkristine: okay good…ive had to deal with that before and it drove me nuts
    SeptemberMorn: any time you want to be dropped off the list, just let me know, ok?
    sarahxxkristine: definitely 🙂
    SeptemberMorn: This group doesn’t believe in pushing.
    SeptemberMorn: 🙂
    sarahxxkristine: yaynesss
    SeptemberMorn: LOL
    sarahxxkristine: how many people usually come in
    SeptemberMorn: this is our second time. Last we had about 5 but not all participated… which is okay, too.
    sarahxxkristine: ooo okay
    SeptemberMorn: some just like to sit and read. 🙂
    sarahxxkristine: well ill try my best to keep up
    sarahxxkristine: yeah i usually do that
    SeptemberMorn: if at anytime we go too fast, just let us know.
    kelllie entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: Kelllie, Hi and welcome! 🙂
    kelllie: hi and thanks
    SeptemberMorn: glad you could make it. Sarah is here for the first time.
    eskielover entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: There’s our guest of honor! 🙂
    SeptemberMorn: Guest nothing! LOL
    eskielover: hi all……wow…not as late as I usually….lol
    sarahxxkristine: yep
    sarahxxkristine: haha
    eskielover: not a guest…..just part of the wonderful group
    SeptemberMorn: LOL Debbie, Sarah is here for the first time. She just saw the room and thought she’d try it.
    eskielover: welcome Sarah….I am pleased you are here this evening
    sarahxxkristine: 🙂
    SeptemberMorn: Ok… I’ll be quiet and let you get ready, Deb. 😉
    eskielover: This is a wonderful group & we are just getting our feet on the ground
    SeptemberMorn: yes ma’am! 😉
    eskielover: Did you want to wait a few minutes & see if we get some others before we start with prayer? & our song?
    SeptemberMorn: Recluse is supposed to give the prayer. We could wait or we could do a song.
    eskielover: awesome….recluse will give the prayer
    SeptemberMorn: Sarah and Kelllie, can you open a new browser window?
    kelllie: yes
    SeptemberMorn: will it cause you problems to go to Youtube?
    recluse1 entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: There she is!
    sarahxxkristine: im confused
    sarahxxkristine: already
    SeptemberMorn: WOW! Look at us! We’re growing!
    recluse1: uh oh! I’m late, lol
    eskielover: what are you confused about. it’s ok Sarah
    SeptemberMorn: LOL ok… on some browsers, where it says “File” it gives you a drop down menue that says NEW WINDOW
    sarahxxkristine: why am i opening a new browser window? lol
    SeptemberMorn: not really, Recluse
    SeptemberMorn: Because if you go to Youtube from here, you’ll get bumped out of the room. Of course, you can listen to the song and then come back.
    recluse1: i had that same problem too sarah
    SeptemberMorn: or you can just read the words that I’ll be putting up
    sarahxxkristine: ooooo
    sarahxxkristine: okay thank you
    SeptemberMorn: Ok… so let me know when you’re ready, ok?
    sarahxxkristine: yeady
    sarahxxkristine: ready
    SeptemberMorn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjiwAsjTdmU&feature=related
    SeptemberMorn: Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place
    SeptemberMorn: I can feel His mighty power and His grace
    SeptemberMorn: I can hear the brush of angels wings
    SeptemberMorn: I see glory on each face
    SeptemberMorn: Surely the presence of the Lord is in the place
    SeptemberMorn: In the midst of His children the Lord said He would be
    SeptemberMorn: It doesn’t take very many, it can be just two or three
    SweetSunshine entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: And I feel that same sweet spirit that I felt often time before
    eskielover: I am sorry….I had a phone call I was dealing with….very sorry
    SeptemberMorn: Surely I can say I’ve been with the Lord
    SeptemberMorn: Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place
    SeptemberMorn: I can feel His mighty power and His grace
    SeptemberMorn: I can hear the brush of angels wings I see glory on each face
    EHkittys entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: surely the presence of the Lord is in this place
    SeptemberMorn: Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place
    SeptemberMorn: I can feel His mighty power and His grace
    SeptemberMorn: I can hear the brush of angels wings
    SeptemberMorn: I see glory on each face
    SeptemberMorn: Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place
    SeptemberMorn: Bethy and EH, if you want to hear the song, I can resend the link. 🙂
    EHkittys: ok
    SweetSunshine: sure
    recluse1: loved that September!
    SeptemberMorn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjiwAsjTdmU&feature=related
    eskielover: I didn’t get a chance to listen earlier & have a problem getting while on here too, so will check it out after…..Tomi has wonderful music choices…& as we said last week. the voice of an angel
    SeptemberMorn: LMBO sure I do!
    SeptemberMorn: Let us know when you’re done with the song so we can start with a prayer. 🙂
    eskielover: I will listen after we are finished here since I get kicked out of chat when I access it
    SeptemberMorn: Sure, Debbie. 🙂 No pressure here. //33
    eskielover: I am sure there is a way around it….I just am not good at my way around chat yet
    eskielover: what a wonderful group we have gathered together tonight
    SeptemberMorn: You might try opening a new browser window for not… but I’m going to ask Clyde if he knows how we can do it.
    SeptemberMorn: We sure do! Two first timers! YAY!
    eskielover: Wonderful…..God is blessing us all
    SeptemberMorn: Re, can you start us with a prayer?
    recluse1: Heavenly Father, we pray tonight and ask for your protection and guidance. Being here allows us the opportunity to share our faith and develop a deeper relationship with you. Lord help us to be like-minded in the spirit of fellowship.
    Defective entered the room.
    recluse1: Put up a hedge of protection around us and bless us with your compassion and your grace.
    eskielover: welcome defective….we are in prayer….thus the silence
    Defective: understood 🙂
    recluse1: Empower us with the willingness to listen and put into action your plan in our lives.
    recluse1: Amen.
    SeptemberMorn: In Jesus name, Amen
    eskielover: thank you recluse…..that is beautiful
    recluse1: Welcome everyone!
    recluse1: so glad to see you all!
    SeptemberMorn: Glad you could join us, Defective. 🙂
    eskielover: I want to welcome everyone too
    EHkittys: hey guys i’m going to be in and out cause i’m kinda busy
    eskielover: that’s ok
    recluse1: that’s ok EH
    SeptemberMorn: That’s fine, Hon
    eskielover: the chat gets saved, so you can always go back & pick up what you miss
    SeptemberMorn: Welcome, Bethy! //1
    eskielover: I am glad to see you back kelllie also….& Beth & EH & defective & sarah…..wonderful to see new faces too
    SweetSunshine: sorry I just sat back down.. tried to take my antibiotic and it went down wrong.
    SeptemberMorn: oops! everything okay now?
    SweetSunshine: TY everyone
    eskielover: no choking…..don’t want to loose anyone
    SweetSunshine: I think till I try getting the pill back down lol
    SweetSunshine: didnt choke.. upchucked lol
    SeptemberMorn: Bethy, you can stop Debbie any time you want to or need to okay? You can ask questions and make comments, too.
    SweetSunshine: anywhooo.. go one
    SweetSunshine: LOL
    recluse1: yes, everyone feel free to participate.
    eskielover: we are open for comments also….while I am presenting the points
    sarahxxkristine: can i ask a question
    SeptemberMorn: Debbie, if you’re ready, you have the floor.
    SeptemberMorn: sure!
    eskielover: sure
    SweetSunshine: You saying Debbie is the only one that has a chance to comment? LOL
    SweetSunshine: oooooo sorry i get it now lol
    SeptemberMorn: no, silly. YOU do
    SweetSunshine: //11
    sarahxxkristine: can someone explain to me the different colors of skin and how they came out of adam and eve
    sarahxxkristine: i was told it once before but i cant remember
    eskielover: wow….that is a whole topic of it’s own
    sarahxxkristine: u dont have to answer if u dont wanna
    SeptemberMorn: yeah… we’re doing a study on the Fruit of the Spirit
    sarahxxkristine: ooo
    sarahxxkristine: my bad.
    SeptemberMorn: 😉
    sarahxxkristine: well i gotta go anyways
    sarahxxkristine: bye
    SeptemberMorn: bye
    SeptemberMorn: good you dropped by
    SweetSunshine: bye Sarah
    recluse1: tc sarah
    eskielover: bye thank you for stopping by
    Defective: take care sarah
    sarahxxkristine: cya
    sarahxxkristine has left the room.
    eskielover: we will let her know the chat is saved so she can go back & read it
    SeptemberMorn: I’ll send it to her, Debbie
    recluse1: tomi, help me remember to give her the blog info later
    SeptemberMorn: yes, dear. 🙂
    recluse1: lol
    recluse1: go ahead eskie
    eskielover: Tonight, I am still on a bit of an introduction still…..there is a bit to introducing the fruit of the spirit in the workbook & don’t want to miss anything
    SweetSunshine: Does the study come from a certain book?
    eskielover: yes, the book that is used it the Beth Moore series
    eskielover: the fruit of the Spirit….Living beyond yourself
    SweetSunshine: gosh this sounds familiar .. I think I might have it here somewhere
    SeptemberMorn: great! 🙂
    eskielover: If you have it that will be wonderful
    eskielover: I am following it directly…..it can also be purchased at the LifeWay Christian book stores around the country
    EHkittys: sorry i’m getting impatient guys
    Court_Knee1580 entered the room.
    eskielover: She presents it so wonderfully….I was so moved by it….it changes my life completely from just the sunday (not even that much) Christian
    SeptemberMorn: Hi, Court! 🙂
    recluse1: welcome court knee
    eskielover: Starting….with Galatians chap 1
    mandazzle1760 entered the room.
    Court_Knee1580: hey
    eskielover: Pleasing God
    eskielover: Galatians 1:10 Am I now trying to win the approval of men or of God?
    eskielover: or am I trying to please men?
    eskielover: If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.
    recluse1: BIG question there…
    eskielover: Paul was saying that he had been a slave to the law (old testament)
    Court_Knee1580: who is in charge here
    eskielover: but was set free by redemption in Christ, became a slave to righteousness, a slave of ‘g
    eskielover: God
    SeptemberMorn: Debbie is teaching, Court, but I do the kicking if we have trouble
    Court_Knee1580: no i just have a question is all
    Court_Knee1580: sorry
    SweetSunshine: nope it was Elizabeth George and Kay Arthur sorry
    eskielover: sure….questions are ok
    recluse1: questions pertaining to the study are welcome Court!
    eskielover: yes, we are focusing on the study during the study….other questions are open after the study
    Court_Knee1580: got it
    EHkittys has left the room.
    eskielover: The question we are looking at right now is Why did Christ die for us?
    eskielover: I used to wonder this….too.. why would God go to the trouble of saving us & having Christ die for our sins?
    eskielover: Gal 1:4 (to rescue us from evil)
    SweetSunshine: so that we have eternal life?
    eskielover: Who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God & Father
    recluse1: that too Sweet
    eskielover: so that we have eternal life….yes, but there is even more which I found interesting
    eskielover: 1 Peter 3:18 (It was the Fathers will)
    eskielover: For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous
    eskielover: to bring you to God.
    eskielover: John 3:16 (bring us to his father)
    eskielover: For God so loved the world that he gave his one & only
    eskielover: son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life….(Beth’s answer)
    recluse1: //0
    eskielover: Romans 5:8 (he loves us)
    eskielover: But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:
    eskielover: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us
    eskielover: and the summary is Psalm 115:3
    eskielover: Our god is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.
    eskielover: the 4 reasons were 1) to rescue us from evil; 2) it was the Fathers will; 3) to bring us to his Father; 4) because he loves us……
    darco entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: Hi, Darco. Welcome to our Bible Study. 🙂
    recluse1: welcome
    darco: hi
    eskielover: The study goes into Paul’s Galatians chapter 1 which discusses Paul’s teaching & telling the Jewish people about Christ & his dying for our sins
    darco: how strange that i should enter here when i have been fighting all things to do with church
    eskielover: you are welcome….
    SeptemberMorn: Do what you need to do for yourself, Darco. 🙂
    darco: that is the hard part septmorn
    SeptemberMorn: you’re welcome to stay and just read then 🙂
    Court_Knee entered the room.
    Court_Knee has left the room.
    darco: thanks
    eskielover: Paul had gone back to some churches he had previously started & they were falling away from the Christian teachings already
    eskielover: That was why he was talking to them about who they were trying to please or not
    eskielover: his key message he was trying to get across
    eskielover: was Gal 1: 11,12
    eskielover: The Gospel I preach is not something man made up
    eskielover: & it wasn’t received from man nor taught it….
    eskielover: I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ
    eskielover: it is important for us to know that salvation is for all & is received by grace through faith in Christ….not by keeping the laws like in the old testament
    eskielover: What was fascinating is that Paul persecuted the Christians previously
    eskielover: & held onto following the traditions of the law of Moses
    eskielover: until he was called by Jesus
    eskielover: This is something we can think about ourselves….it that we are set apart from birth as Christians
    eskielover: Gal 1: 15-17
    eskielover: God set me apart from birth & called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles
    eskielover: This brought up the point of predestination
    eskielover: This is not about the fruit of the spirit exactly…but it is about the Spirit being in us & that we are all chosen to be God’s children
    eskielover: Eph 1:4-5
    eskielover: For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy & blameless in his sight
    SeptemberMorn: just a comment; the whole predestination thingy gives me pause.
    eskielover: In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure & will
    eskielover: I know it does me too sept
    eskielover: I have talked about it quite a bit…..& much are in agreement that ALL are predestined…to be believers….it is the freewill that changes that
    SeptemberMorn: THAT is the core thing for me.
    eskielover: Since God created us all in his image
    SeptemberMorn: predestination vs free will
    recluse1: i can agree with that eskie, makes sense when you put it in those terms
    eskielover: I know it was bothering me when I first read about the predestination in the bible study
    eskielover: Just like with Judas that betrayed Christ
    SeptemberMorn: yep!
    darco: how do you get back to being the believer you once were when you feel like the judgment cast upon you will just be too great to handle?
    kelllie tells you: thanks for letting me watch i have to go.
    kelllie has left the room.
    recluse1: judgment from God or people?
    eskielover: Ah….the judgment of God is free when you repent & ask for forgiveness
    eskielover: Christ died for our sins…..that was the point to rescue us from evil
    recluse1: yes amen and thank God!
    SeptemberMorn: by accepting Christ and his blood sacrifice, you are justified… “just as if” I hadn’t sinned
    eskielover: as long as we repent of the sin & stop the sin we repent for……..then we are forgiven & the slate is cleaned
    darco: mostly from GOD – failure you can most times handle it is when you feel that you have disappointed the ultimate Being
    recluse1: we all fail and come short, but He loves us and forgives us anyway. That’s the beauty of His grace and mercy!
    eskielover: God knows that we all disappoint him…that was why he sent Christ to die for our Sins
    SeptemberMorn: that fear goes away the longer you walk with Him
    SeptemberMorn: exactly, Recluse. : )
    recluse1: would love to talk to you more about it here shortly Darco!
    eskielover: it does take time to understand that concept because we are human & we aren’t able to forgive like God
    SeptemberMorn: oooo boy! I’ll say!
    SeptemberMorn: He knows our weaknesses, though and loves us anyway
    SweetSunshine: //33
    eskielover: this will be a great discussion later……& it is actually a part of the fruit of the spirit in later parts of this study
    SeptemberMorn: //11

  4. rapunzel says:

    darco: i am yearning to be back in His fold just don’t know what is holding me back!
    recluse1: (((((darco))))) then you have found a good start here.
    eskielover: I was the same way….then I went to this bible study in Feb……I was amazed at how it brought me back to the Christianity I had lost
    darco: ok
    eskielover: Back in the bible study, Paul was having problems with the churches dealing with false teaching…as we have problems with daily
    eskielover: This is another topic that is introducing the fruit of the Spirit….giving us food for thought as we continue the study
    eskielover: Why are Christians so susceptible to false teaching?
    recluse1: IDK
    eskielover: Churches nourished on truth it is easy for infiltration of lies & poison of false doctrine to set in
    SeptemberMorn: one word: Satan
    eskielover: Mat 24: 24
    darco: because they fear their own insecurities?
    eskielover: For false Christs & false prophets will appear & perform great signs
    eskielover: & miracles to deceive even the elect
    eskielover: Motivation of false teachers greedy for power, position & popularity.
    recluse1: please forgive me, but not sure I understood the previous verse….
    eskielover: They draw attention to themselves & away from the WORD so followers have a hard time or can’t discern Truth from lies….very subtle
    recluse1: TY, for the clarification. i got it now.
    EHkittys entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: wb
    EHkittys: ty
    eskielover: It is warning about people who will say they are Christ…& there will be false prophets telling of a savior that isn’t Christ but claiming to be
    SeptemberMorn: Like that guy in Fla that says Jesus is dead but that HE is Jesus
    recluse1: ok
    eskielover: they even have the ability to perform signs & miracles that can be strong enough to deceive us & sound like being Christian
    eskielover: They try to commercialize Christian faith
    eskielover: The sad part is that sometimes we can’t really see it & it looks like the real thing….but God knows & they will be judged in the end by God
    eskielover: The bible study pointed out 4 major reasons why Christians are easy targets
    recluse1: i think a situation like that is when we REALLY need to be open to the Holy Spirits voice for guidance and direction
    eskielover: 1) If we don’t know the truth & are Ignorant of God’s word, we are easy targets for false teaching because we just don’t know better
    eskielover: 2) It is easy to get bored with constant devotion to One & only One if you tend to seek some or a lot of thrills
    eskielover: & sensationalism….When you become uninterested in growing in God’s work & faith
    eskielover: 3) We try to win the approval & affirmation of someone
    SeptemberMorn present 🙁
    eskielover: Our worldly nature seeks someone’s approval, their acceptance, we need to feel like we fit in
    eskielover: These desires tent to cause us to make poor choices. We constantly try something else to see if that will work better at getting their attention
    eskielover: approval, acceptance, or just trying to fit in
    EHkittys is going to Lobby
    EHkittys has left the room.
    recluse1: that is a big temptation sometimes
    eskielover: oops….only 3 major reasons…not 4
    eskielover: we can ask…how can we guard against false teachers /prophets?
    recluse1: i like how that was broken down. makes me think about my potential weaknesses
    eskielover: yes…..it points out the major areas of weaknesses
    eskielover: I know for me, that reading the word provides me the information to look for
    SeptemberMorn: needing approval for me
    eskielover: The bible versus that support this are 2 Peter 2:1-2 for #1, 2 Corinthians 11:3-4 for #2, & Gal 1:10 for #3
    eskielover: That was the questioning in Gal 1:10 Am I now trying to win the approval of men or of God?
    EHkittys entered the room.
    Court_Knee1580: has anyone
    Court_Knee1580: read
    recluse1: just want to say that I appreciate your lending scripture for us to read for ourselves on what we are discussing
    Court_Knee1580: mark
    eskielover: I thought the idea of getting bored was quite interesting too
    Court_Knee1580: chapter 5
    recluse1: Not sure, is there something you want to share?
    SeptemberMorn: Is Debbie done?
    eskielover: That is about healing
    eskielover: not quite yet
    Court_Knee1580: which one is debbie
    SeptemberMorn: Eskielover, Court
    eskielover: I thought I would end with God’s relationship with man
    eskielover: to finish off tonight on a very positive note
    SeptemberMorn: go for it!
    eskielover: 1) God never asks anything of us to make himself look better
    eskielover: 2) The demands He makes on our lives are NEVER for his personal gain.
    eskielover: 3) We cannot make Him anymore God than He already is. He would be no less Lord if no one believed.
    SeptemberMorn: AMEN!
    Court_Knee1580 has left the room.
    eskielover: 4) Every urge & exhortation of God to us is because He desires that we have the pleasure of knowing, serving, & sharing Him
    eskielover: 5) God has sovereign right to be the only authority over our lives for our good, for our completion, & for conforming our lives to that of His Son. Why is seeking approval of man harmful to us?
    Defective: I have to go but thanks for letting me listen in 🙂 take care all
    Defective has left the room.
    eskielover: 6) Approval & servanthood are connected because we become immediate slaves to the person(s) we seek approval from
    eskielover: servanthood
    eskielover: 7) Only One you can trust to constantly lookout for your best interest
    eskielover: 8) Only One holds the future in His hands & knows your part in that future.
    eskielover: 9) Only One cares for you with perfect & unconditional Love
    Court_Knee entered the room.
    Court_Knee: boooooooooooted
    eskielover: 10) Only One can make all things work together for good Rom 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose
    SeptemberMorn: wb
    Court_Knee: thanks
    eskielover: oops, I cleared my chat area…..blank screen
    SeptemberMorn: you were on 10
    eskielover: 11) Only One can safely & gloriously enslave us.
    eskielover: We need to realize that it’s ok go get the approval & please others when we are seeking to please God first
    recluse1: great point
    eskielover: you can read Rom 6: 19-23..for the Bible’s explanation on this
    SeptemberMorn: I’d rather please God even if it makes others angry
    eskielover: We can ask ourselves…what were we enslaved to before believing in Christ?
    eskielover: What are we enslaved not we believe in Christ?
    darco: but when you please others that are created in His image do you not then please Him?
    eskielover: only if you are doing what pleases God above all else
    SeptemberMorn: That’s a fine line, Darco
    eskielover: If you make pleasing God & following God’s word the highest priority…..they if it pleases others fine….otherwise, just because they are created in His image doesn’t mean they are in his image
    SeptemberMorn: you bet!
    SeptemberMorn: I know all about that! 🙁
    eskielover: The last point is that God provides when we are obedient to his word
    eskielover: That supporting scripture is Isaiah 48:17-19
    darco: sorry don’t mean to interrupt if your are still busy with bible sessions – i do apologize
    eskielover: I am basically finished at this point
    SeptemberMorn: no problem, Hon
    Court_Knee: well i have to go guys
    Court_Knee: good night
    eskielover: the only question I was going to leave us with is how do we seek God?
    Court_Knee: 🙂
    recluse1: tc court
    eskielover: nite Court….glad you could be here
    SeptemberMorn: night C
    Court_Knee: mmhm
    SeptemberMorn: Court?
    Court_Knee: yup?
    SeptemberMorn: why don’t you ask Sky your question?
    Court_Knee: because sky hates me?
    SeptemberMorn: LOL No she doesn’t. She’d be happy to answer you.
    Court_Knee: riiight
    recluse1: awww, you can pm me when you have time if you like hon.
    eskielover: your question was about the colors of the skins:
    darco: eskie so how do we seek God?
    SeptemberMorn: She knows a lot about that subject
    Court_Knee: my question?
    Court_Knee: no it wasn’t about colors
    recluse1: i think that was sarah eskie
    SeptemberMorn: I know what Court is talking about. Mark 5
    eskielover: sorry, I lost the question when I accidentally cleared my screen
    eskielover: oh yes, mark 5
    Court_Knee: believe me; sky hates me. I am an easy person to hate. so i will just save my question for another time
    SeptemberMorn: suit yourself, Hon.
    eskielover: You can PM me or we can find a chat time if you would like court
    Court_Knee: night!
    SeptemberMorn: Ok… how do we seek God?
    recluse1: gnight
    darco: ‘the only question i was going to leave us with is how do we seek God?”
    Court_Knee: thanks eskie
    Court_Knee has left the room.
    eskielover: Yes, I thought I would leave you with a question to think about in terms of what has been studied
    recluse1: wow, now that is something to really make your wheels turn.
    SeptemberMorn: Oh, I was gonna give an answer. LOL
    recluse1: go for it
    darco: please do!
    eskielover: yes…giving an answer is wonderful
    SeptemberMorn: first you need to know who God is. You do that by reading His Word.
    SeptemberMorn: The Bible.
    SeptemberMorn: by asking questions of those you know, know Him.
    SeptemberMorn: you go from there
    recluse1: who He is to me personally…my Father, my creator
    recluse1: My protector and my strength
    SeptemberMorn: exactly!
    SeptemberMorn: It’s a strictly personal experience.
    eskielover: You have to be interested in wanting to know God…..seek & you will find, knock & it will be opened unto you
    darco: i admire your faith
    SeptemberMorn: thank you, Debbie!
    eskielover: He will not force himself on us unless we want him either
    SeptemberMorn: Darco, it’s a journey.
    eskielover: It’s an awesome journey
    SeptemberMorn: it sure is!
    recluse1: I am also just finding my way back darco.
    eskielover: so am I
    recluse1: just in this past year actually
    recluse1: but i am so eager to learn and share and grow in my faith
    eskielover: I was born into a Christian family….from birth…Sunday school, church….believed but was bored & wanted to think farther
    darco: i have to be honest – i have not found my way back – but i know i want to
    SeptemberMorn: so am I, because God has revealed Himself to me in so many wonderful ways, I want…. MORE!
    eskielover: That’s the starting place is wanting to
    recluse1: yep, great starting place!
    SeptemberMorn: you bet!
    eskielover: I saw God directing my life….it wasn’t until I was invited to this bible study in Feb that it really made sense in my life & God & Christ came into understanding
    recluse1: so glad all of you joined us here. I have really enjoyed this and i hope you have as well
    eskielover: I started understanding how God really fit into all parts of my life…..
    SeptemberMorn: do we have time for one more song?
    eskielover: I know that when we really get into the meat of this study….it’s really awesome
    darco: but i do not want to go back to Him still tainted – and i know if i truly repent the Holy Spirit will wash me clean. I just feel that I have done these things and I should get rid before seeking Him again.
    SeptemberMorn: He’ll help you get rid of them, Darco
    recluse1: I understand what you are saying darco
    eskielover: You will find that when the Holy Spirit helps you understand & see things you can’t understand as a human, this will happen
    recluse1: I was there too, felt ashamed like I wasn’t good enough to be back with Him yet.
    eskielover: you will feel things you didn’t believe you could feel & understand how God’s love sent Christ to wash you clean
    recluse1: But someone told me this and it really hit me hard
    eskielover: There were many things I did that were completely against God’s will
    SeptemberMorn: we aren’t saved by our own works but by the blood of Jesus Christ
    recluse1: We aren’t good enough to stay out and aren’t too good to be in
    SeptemberMorn: we can’t do anything on our own. We need Him to help us and lead us.
    eskielover: I like that recluse
    recluse1: with Him is where we always belong, no matter where we find our self in life
    eskielover: He always has a place for us & loves us no matter what we do…..the love is the first fruit of the spirit that we will be talking about….that unconditional love that only comes through the Holy Spirit & doesn’t exist anywhere else
    SeptemberMorn: Darco, may I send you links to a couple of songs that tell it like it is? I relate pretty heavily to music.
    SeptemberMorn: I’ll send them to you by PM, if you don’t mind.
    recluse1: so thankful for each of you! thank you all for being here and sharing. I have truly enjoyed this!
    darco: i know the scripture, i know His teaching, once i fully walked in the light!
    darco: dont mind
    SeptemberMorn: then you know you can come back home.
    eskielover: I know what you are talking about….then I came to a point where I thought that believing was just the safest choice
    SeptemberMorn: If you all don’t mind, I have one more song. It goes so well with this Bible Study.
    recluse1: yea, go ahead.
    eskielover: That would be wonderful Tomi
    darco: go ahead
    SeptemberMorn: besides, I told Darco that we don’t “push” 😉
    darco: //6
    eskielover: we dont…..just answer when asked
    SeptemberMorn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXj3O2TeMzo
    SeptemberMorn: LOL
    SeptemberMorn: The words are…
    recluse1: i hope i wasn’t pushing. just trying to be of help
    eskielover has left the room.
    SeptemberMorn: Fully alive in your Spirit
    SeptemberMorn: Lord, make me fully alive
    eskielover entered the room.
    SeptemberMorn: Fully aware of your presence, Lord
    SeptemberMorn: Totally, fully alive x2
    mandazzle1760: i’m gonna go to sleep now. it was nice to listen though.
    SeptemberMorn: Don’t let me miss all the glory around me
    recluse1: tc mandazzle
    eskielover: thanks Mandy…..tc
    SeptemberMorn: Waiting for Heaven someday to come
    recluse1: come back
    SeptemberMorn: Open m y mind to miraculous Mondays
    mandazzle1760: thanks, tc everyone. //33
    mandazzle1760 has left the room.
    SeptemberMorn: And make my feet march to eternity’s drum
    eskielover: we appreciated you being here Mandy
    EHkittys: i’m not feeling well guys g2g
    SeptemberMorn: Fully alive in Your Spirit, Lord
    SeptemberMorn: make me fully alive
    recluse1: tc EH. feel better soon
    eskielover: nite EH….hope you feel better
    SeptemberMorn: Fully aware of your presence, Lord
    SeptemberMorn: Totally, fully alive
    EHkittys: say a prayer for me please
    SeptemberMorn: Don’t make wait for tomorrows forever
    recluse1: promise! will do
    EHkittys: ok thanks bye
    SeptemberMorn: To say what I feel to those I hold dear
    EHkittys has left the room.
    SeptemberMorn: Risking the pain and joys of loving
    SeptemberMorn: Keep me awake and alive while I’m here
    SeptemberMorn: Fully Alive in Your Spirit, Lord
    SeptemberMorn: make me fully alive
    SeptemberMorn: Fully aware of Your presence, Lord
    SeptemberMorn: Totally, fully alive
    SeptemberMorn: end…
    recluse1: beautiful song choice Tomi
    darco: //34
    SeptemberMorn: ty… I came upon it by “accident”
    recluse1: love it when that happens
    eskielover: that was wonderful Tomi…thank you
    SeptemberMorn: me too! It was so exciting!
    recluse1: someone want to close with requests and prayer?
    darco: yes if i could a request?
    SeptemberMorn: My requests are the same but I do have a small “thank you”
    SeptemberMorn: sure
    eskielover: Last week, we put together a prayer request list
    SweetSunshine: had a prayer answered today.. and it should be on the news soon here. The dispute on the company’s behalf of not giving the employees at Toms work unemployment benefits was overturned. They will get the unemployment checks for sure now!!!
    eskielover: I think that is a wonderful go ahead darco
    SeptemberMorn: Praise God!!
    recluse1: alright! that’s great sunshine
    SweetSunshine: yep!~
    SeptemberMorn: Darco, anything specific?
    darco: my reguest is that you pray for all those that by accident stumble on Gods word and that it touch even a small part so that they could find the courage to come back and glorify His name.
    SeptemberMorn: AMEN!
    eskielover: yes, amen
    recluse1: yes, AMEN, wonderful request!
    SeptemberMorn: Re, how about you?
    SeptemberMorn: how are your situations?
    recluse1: Request prayer for my family
    SeptemberMorn: you got it!
    SeptemberMorn: Debbie?
    eskielover: for guidance in what to do since refi fell trough
    SeptemberMorn: you bet!
    eskielover: with going through with the divorce & all
    SeptemberMorn: Bethy, I’ve got you down for a thank you/praise. Any requests?
    eskielover: wanted to let all know about the prayers for our group
    SeptemberMorn: you got it, Debbie. OH yeah!
    recluse1: also ask that God touch and bless each person that was here, he knows all our needs.
    SeptemberMorn: yep
    SeptemberMorn: Debbie has some wonderful news!
    recluse1: oh great!
    SweetSunshine: Just that hubby’s work figures something out to get back to work or he finds another job soon. Benefits run out Wednesday. And that my new endeavor of losing weight is a success
    SeptemberMorn: Got it, Hon!
    eskielover: The bible study group that I attended which was this study….we had a party & I told them about this group & how it was forming & how it came to be
    recluse1: yes…
    eskielover: they were so excited at hearing about how it is on the internet
    eskielover: they are all praying for us & for God’s word to be able to be heard loud & clear & freely
    recluse1: YAY! that is wonderful news!
    SweetSunshine: Sounds great Debbie!
    SeptemberMorn: YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! Thank you, Jesus!!
    eskielover: That is a group of about 25….so that is wonderful
    SeptemberMorn: it sure is!
    recluse1: OH, I’ve got chills. that is wonderful
    SeptemberMorn: if God be for us, who can be against us?
    eskielover: They suggested something about it being on the internet…Beth Moore’s presentation I am looking into that if we can use it or not
    SweetSunshine: Hey I was waitin and waitin for one of you to post something last week for my bday lol
    SeptemberMorn: *I* did!!
    recluse1: seriously though, will pray for each request made here. It would be my pleasure!
    SweetSunshine: ohhh I seen that and thanked ya!!
    SeptemberMorn: I’ll make a list of the praise/requests and send them out.
    recluse1: great Tomi! thanks
    SeptemberMorn: Debbie, can you remember the blessing today? 😉
    eskielover: That will be wonderful….shall we close with prayer & the benediction?
    SeptemberMorn: yes
    eskielover: yes…sure can
    SeptemberMorn: go for it then.
    eskielover: We want to thank you God for bringing us together to start this week studying your Word
    eskielover: Pray that the Holy Spirit will take these words & let them come alive within us throughout the week
    eskielover: so that we can think about what we do in light of your Word
    eskielover: We pray that you will look over us & guide us throughout the week & keep us safe from all harm.
    eskielover: We pray this in Jesus Name
    eskielover: The Lord bless you & keep you
    eskielover: The Lord make his face shine upon you & be gracious to you
    eskielover: The Lord turn his face toward you & give you peace
    eskielover: Go in peace…..Amen
    SeptemberMorn: Amen
    recluse1: Amen
    SeptemberMorn: thanks, Debbie
    SweetSunshine: Amen
    SweetSunshine: Thanks gals
    eskielover: Thank you for being here Beth
    SeptemberMorn: thanks for being here, Bethy. You, too, Darco!
    SweetSunshine ) I will be if at all possible
    SeptemberMorn: //33 //33
    SweetSunshine: 🙂
    recluse1: love to you all!
    darco: thx
    SweetSunshine: xoxoxoxoxo
    SeptemberMorn: and to you!
    SweetSunshine: nice meeting you Darco
    recluse1: yes, nice meeting you darco
    eskielover: yes, darco, thank you for stopping by….it is wonderful that you came
    darco: tc all
    SeptemberMorn: You’re an answer to prayer, Darco.
    recluse1: really enjoyed sharing with you
    SeptemberMorn: 🙂
    eskielover: yes, We are praying that we will be able to reach out to others & share the blessings we feel.

  5. drjean says:

    I think those are all good reasons why Christ came to earth. The reason why he had to die was because man can do nothing in his sinful state, to reach heaven on his own. It took a sinless sacrifice as an offering to God to fulfill the requirements He had long set before mankind.
    But it wasn’t just to die, but to live again. There are many great prophets of God, but they’re all dead, except for Christ. He resurrected defeating death and hell and proving His redeeming quality.
    Redemption is an interesting study in itself. Christ came because only He could be our Redeemer-Kinsman, again as required as in the Old Testament.
    Christ came because we can not save our selves. There is nothing we can do to be allowed in the eternal presence of God but to accept His Gift: Christ’s payment on the cross and resurrection.
    Peace.

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