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  1. By dying and entering the spirit world, Christ went to the "prison" and preached Hope to those who had died before the flood. I do not believe he preached this to the wicked dead such as Cain, Nimrod, or Lamech(The murdering one with two wives) because I believe their fate was sealed and they went to Hell. But I believe He preached to those "sons of God" AKA believers, who had "called upon the name of the Lord" back in Genesis 4, contributed progeny to the lineage of Christ in Genesis 5, but had disobeyed in Genesis 6. But the "gist" of this has to be something along the lines that Christ was put to death in the flesh and "quickened by the Spirit" and this made it possible for Him to go and preach to the dead "in prison". Likewise we who are "put to death in the flesh" have also been "quickened by the Spirit, which is the only way possible for us to preach the "hope that is in us" to those dead in trespasses and sins, in this world.
  2. Our pastor presented this to us for Bible study last night and mentioned that verses 18 -21 appeared to him to be Peter's "oh look... a squirrel" moment, going off on a tangent, but then acknowledged that it was there for a reason. He also interjected the possibility of the passage's meaning Christ had preached through Noah. He then asked for opinions. I gave my opinion that it could not have been "Christ preaching through Noah" because it mentions His being "put to death in the flesh" to do so. I also pointed out that some of the "disobedient" "spirits" might include "Lamech" and "Methuselah" because both of them were alive during the time Noah preached and built the ark, and that they were believers, ancestors in lineage of Christ. I only got silence in response to that. So I wonder if, instead of a "look a squirrel": moment, the passage of verses 18-21 correlates with verses 14-17. I've colored possible correlations in corresponding colors. What say ye? 1 Peter 3 13And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? 14But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 16Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 18For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 19By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 20Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 21The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 22Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
  3. Yeah, they're not playing. That dormer might slow them down a bit but looks like they'll be done pretty quick.
  4. Yes, one of the church men, helping me hang drywall upstairs mentioned that I should put a hot tub in that dormer. So, my wife and I found one of the perfect size on clearance at Lowes. They didn't keep that size in stock so it had to have been a special order one. It's perfect size, color and everything. The motor, controls, and all were even on the side they needed to be on to access connection from the kneewall closet. It would have been very difficult to access them had they been on the other side. I assume the unit had been rejected by a customer because the plug-control knob was off center, That's the only thing I could see wrong with it but it's no big deal to us, the thing works perfectly. There were already "king pin" truss webs of yellow pine, three of them, in that section of roof which are very strong. I build headers at the top and bottom, cut out one center web, nailed a 2x8 all along the bottom side of each truss and spanning both load bearing walls, then another 2x8 down the center connected to the bottom web of the truss I had altered. I then installed short floor joists between them and covered with 3/4'' plywood. The tub weighs around 900 to 1000lbs when occupied and full of water but the two kingpin truss sections and nailed-on 2x8's hold it just fine.
  5. For awhile now, my wife and daughter haven't been wild about my doing stuff like bringing drill batteries into the house and charging them on the fireplace mantle, or hanging a ballcap or my solar-powered auto-dark welding helmet on the fire poker rack. Then there's the mount of the 8-point buck staring down at them with cold-dead eyes from above the fireplace mantle. They would also prefer that my banjo, mandolin, guitars and (sometimes) guns didn't junk up the living room either.. So, my Wife has come up with a brilliant solution: she said I need to build myself a man cave. It only took about 3 seconds for me to get over being dejected about being practically banished from the rest of the house. Right away I began thinking of all the stuff I can put in there. I could finally set up a small sound system, computer interface and mixer board and record some songs. Then there's some antique stuff out in the barn such as my crosscut saw, an old hand corn grinder, and my grandpa's old tools including his "cotton scales"(he was once a sharecropper/mooshiner) umm no, I don't have his old still. I could put three windows, about 10' of them, on the north wall for bird/squirrel watching and maybe a potbelly stove in one corner. My mind is racing now. It probably won't be large enough for me but, maybe it will keep the women happy. :)
  6. I used screws in my house and shop with no problems. What's happening is, since your stair structure is being subjected to a "live load",. Likely, it flexes every time someone walks on it. This is causing the nails to work themselves outward and pop out the plaster (drywall mud) which was put over the nail heads. Put drywall screws straight down each stud, about 6'' to 8'' apart. Make sure each screw 'countersinks' into the drywall a little without breaking the paper. Then cover the heads with a little mud, with a 4'' knife, feather out the mud, sand lightly, and repaint.
  7. An old timer once told me; never have any work done on a Friday. I've found that to be true more than once. Just a few weeks ago, I hired some guys to sandblast some signs for me. When I brought the prepared blanks in ,early Friday morning, the first thing out of the employee's mouth was "It's Friday, and I don't even want to be here", or something to that effect. That was the first red flag. The guy goofed up part of one of the signs, because he wasn't listening to my instructions. Fortunately, I was able to repair it and, in the end, the customer was very happy with their signs. But this reinforced my resolve to heed the warning about Fridays from now on.
  8. Nice looking digs.
  9. Somebody took some shapes and reverse-morphed them into what they wanted to portray.. Proves nothing.
  10. Looks like enough shingles. Are they the architectural ones?
  11. The World portrays Stephen Hawking as some kind superhuman mega-genius, when I fear the poor guy is just being used as a pawn for the atheist "scientific" agenda.
  12. Hallelujah!
  13. Most any of my farm animals, including my dogs, horses, donkey, cows and sheep, will get under a shed if one is available. But I never saw anything with such an urgent aversion to rain as the goats when I had those(I had over 50 at one time). Just a few drops coming down and my goats would dash for cover. The sheep will get under a shed if it's pouring but they don't freak out about it. Sometimes they will just stand out there in it or keep grazing, especially if it's a light rain. Rain is not that big of a deal to sheep. from my observation, compared to goats. Most four-footed farm animals would rather not swim. except things like ducks and labrador retrievers, but all can, No sir, sheep don't seem to have an extraordinary fear of water anymore than anything else. I think the "leadeth me beside the still waters" means something we haven't quite fully understood yet.
  14. ...and in this one, the sheep have plenty of wool (turn volume down unless you like Arab music)......
  15. Sunday school teacher at my church, tonight at VBS, asked me a couple of questions about sheep. He said he had heard they would not drink running water. I'm going to show him this..... ...and here's one that debunks both the "stupid" and the "running water" myths...