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#343694 A Medley Of Praise

Posted by irishman on 15 September 2013 - 06:21 AM

All parts of song or refrains except for a few words to link them together.



A Medley of Praise

“Because He lives”…
“I can face tomorrow;”
“I’m a child of the King,”
“I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold,”
And “All that thrills my soul is Jesus.”
I have that “Amazing Grace;”

“Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified;
Knowing not it was for me He died on Calvary.”
Now my soul doeth say,
“Beulah Land, sweet Beulah land,
As on thy highest mount I stand:”

“This is my story, This is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.”
My “Burdens are lifted at Calvary, Calvary, Calvary…”
“Search  me O God, and know my heart today”
“Day by day, and with each passing moment
Strength I find to meet my trials here;”
Now my soul doeth plead, “Draw me nearer,
Nearer blessed Lord
To the cross where thou hast died;”

“Faith is the victory…that overcomes the world.”
Now “Down in the valley with my Savior I would go”
“Some through the waters,
Some through the flood; some through the fire,
But all through the blood.”  “God leads His dear children along;”
“His grace is greater than all our sins.”
“He hideth my soul in the cleft of the Rock,”
And “He is able to deliver thee.”

“I serve a risen Savior, He’s in the world today;
I know that He is risen whatever men may say;”
“He touched me! He touched me! And oh the joy
That floods my soul…He touched me
And made me whole.” Then “Heaven came down
And glory filled my soul. “Lord lift me up,
And let me stand, by faith on heavens table land”
I can truly say, “It is well with my soul”.

“I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And He watches over me”
“Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee;
How great thou art! how great thou art!”
“I must tell Jesus all of my trials;
I cannot bear my burdens alone:”
“I need thee every hour, most gracious Lord…
I need thee, oh I need thee, every hour I need thee
Oh bless me now my Savior, I come to thee.”

“He walks with me, and he talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;”
And “In the sweet by and by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore”
“Jesus is the sweetest name I know,”
“I am so glad that Jesus loves me.”
I seek now, “Just a closer walk with thee
“Daily walking close to thee, let it be,
Dear Lord, let it be”

#343433 Please Pray

Posted by irishman on 13 September 2013 - 03:01 PM

I will also pray, but let us know occasionally how she fares so we can rejoice in answerd prayer (or the will of the Lord, whatever it may be in her case)

#342912 What Were You Doing On 9/11?

Posted by irishman on 10 September 2013 - 06:58 AM

I was in a doctors office with my wife.  A "towel head" at that!  He spent more time on the phone talking his gibberish than he did with the patients that day.  I believe we had to cancel our appointment while he chatted with his friends "over there".


Swath, you got me on your post!  I was trained on PBR's and all my comrades went to the Mekong Delta, I, fortunately, went north to a transportation company in Long Bien, and believe it or not, I am still alive today!

(but only by God's grace).

#342848 Jail Report

Posted by irishman on 09 September 2013 - 06:35 PM

The monthly jail report for the Rock of Ages ministry:


In August our results for all the facilities we are in are as follows;


Total Services- 45

Total Inmate Attendance-985

Total Salvations-137

#342632 Honoring Father & Mother

Posted by irishman on 07 September 2013 - 05:53 AM

I'm afraid I have miserably failed in this area.  My folks and I were not close after I got saved.  My dad kept making remarks about "henpecked men" and applying them to me.  They came over our house one time and my wife's apron was hanging on the handle of the oven, and dad said to me, "Is that your apron?"  They often tried to get me to drink a beer with dad, and it seemed like they were trying to break us up.  My mother would wait until my wife left the room for something, and then in a very low voice, tell me that my ex-girlfriend was in town.  They seemed to love my wife when she was around, but make similar remarks when she wasn't.


I withdrew from them, lest I said something hurtful, and believe me, I wanted to tell them off.  The withdrawal though lasted until the day they died.  The rest of my family and I are not close either, because I have a different lifestyle.  My older sister nearly raised me, I went with her wherever she went, and got involved in the things she became involved in.  My mom could hardly cook, so sis made dinner most of the time, but she left home at 17, and ran off with her boyfriend.  Anyway, It was hard to honor my parents, and again, I blew it, I did not know how to handle it.  Many things added to the problems, with my parents, such as as not even seeing my son until after he was 3 months old.  Never there for my wife, etc.  I became bitter, I'm afraid.


They are both gone now, and I have many regrets of the way I acted, but I cannot change a thing, of course.  My brother and I are a tad closer, but there are too many memories standing between us; the same with the two sisters.  Only one sister claims to be "Christian" but she remained in the Catholic church, and doesn't seem to understand real Christianity. (I was brought up as a professing Catholic, but without a personal knowledge of Christ.


Anyway, take heart, you are not alone in these kinds of heartaches.  Hold fast to the Words of life, and the Lord will see you through.  There may be mistakes, misconceptions, even a little animosity, but it is important that YOU do right, whether they do or not. 


Today, I can live for the Lord in the comfort of another family, my church family.  They were there when my wife needed them (I never learned to cook!) and when I needed food, and in effect, they have become my family.  Any time we were hospitalized, or the kids were, they were there, but none of my family ever was. (I guess I am still a little bitter since I mentioned it here). 


Keep praying, and try not to let your ordeal ruin your walk with the Lord.  Each of you will answer for yourselves, and some people will never change it seems.  Strained relationships are always hard to patch up, especially with family.


I said more than I probably should have, so I leave it at this: pray diligently for yourself and your mother, and remember, sharing memories of good times together often gets you back in the right direction.  I believe that is the beginning of fixing a broken relationship--sharing mutual experiences whether funny, or comforting, or just loving times.


Hope this helps.

#342418 Good Tips On Saving Money…. $$$

Posted by irishman on 05 September 2013 - 12:00 PM

Tips on saving money....get rid of those expensive toys! 


I live in Michigan, the Great Lakes state, but the lakes are quite far from here, so why would I buy a big boat?  A camper?  To enjoy the leisure of this world?  Why would I like to do that? 


Motorcycle?  Good for saving money on gas, but hard on the family when one can ride alone, or two only; it's hard to bring home the groceries too.


What about hunting and fishing gear?  Does that bass care if we have the best lures, or the deer, perhaps they prefer a high powered rifle with a scope to kill them.  And the camo deer suits?  Is it against the rules to wear jeans and a sweat shirt? 


We could all save a little money if we really wanted to.


Oh, and cell phones that do everything but fly?  What's wrong with one that just makes calls?


(Getting back on topic)

#342317 Good Tips On Saving Money…. $$$

Posted by irishman on 04 September 2013 - 03:59 PM

The best way to save money is don't spend so much! :amen:

#342002 Message For Owner Of This Website.

Posted by irishman on 01 September 2013 - 06:09 AM

Gail Riplinger did a lot of research in her book (New Age Versions), and much of it was useful for those who are "hanging in the balance".  Even Bill Grady was not as thorough and down to earth as she was.  Too bad she went a little overboard in other areas.

#341212 The Godly Way Women Are To Dress And Look

Posted by irishman on 28 August 2013 - 06:00 AM

The text verse you had referred to does not say "modest apparel" (Deut. 22:5) it says "that which pertaineth unto a man"...and, in spite of your ignoring the correct translation, from some so-called scholar, you miss the entire point.  Heartstrings got it right..this was the "birth" of the homosexual movement and the breaking down of the genders which expanded into the ecumenical movement in society and the church.  We need not refer to the Hebrew when it is already translated for us, else why bother staying on a board that is KJB and KJBO?


It is pretty clear what the verse says if taken literally, and we quit questioning it and re-translating it.


BTW, there is a paragraph sign before and after this verse, and like many in Deut. it stands on its own merit.  The text teaches several different things here.


I figure that most men are afraid to stand up to their wife in this area, or even talk about it with her.

#341044 Tithe With Out A Cheerful Heart?

Posted by irishman on 27 August 2013 - 07:07 AM

SFIC you and your wife use the Old Testament tithing law to make your point, but deny it when it comes to tihting!  How hypocritical that is! 


The tribes did tithe, and A PORTION went to the Levites, from which they also tithed. 


Lev. 27:30 emphatically says "The tithe is the Lords" and it is Holy:


"And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD'S: it is holy unto the LORD."

Perhaps He changed His mind in the N.T.?


Sure, they tithed from crops, money was scarce for the average person, the poor could afford to tithe that which they had, but few had much money.


Jesus mentioned tithing in the N.T. too, and said that ye ought to have done AND NOT LEFT THE OTHER UNDONE.


 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. (Mt 23:23)


But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. (Lk. 11:42)


I have tried to avoid a long drawn out discussion the last time, but I see that you are obsessed with this falsehood, and figured, for the sake of others, that we might as well go over some old ground again.  Not that I suppose you will be convinced, you are to hung up on the thought that God doesn't deserve a tithe, but for the sake of a few others who have not studied so much that they have become dogmatically, stubborn.  "Much study has made (some) mad"



First, let me say your attitude stinks.  No one that I know of feels compelled to tithe "forcibly", as you seem to think the teaching implies.  That is a matter of attitude.  It is obvious that you cannot give cheerfully, as was already mentioned that we should.


Secondly, The idea of "grace giving" (as so called by John MacArthur, who denied the blood of Christ) opens the door to no giving at all "if you feel you can't afford it".  That leaves it up to man to decide if the tithe is the Lord's or his.


IN 2 Cor. 9:7, which is often quoted in the subject of tithing, bears out a blessing for those that give--contrary to what you sem to believe.  If one would read the rest of the text, they would see that we are still not to ignore the poor, which you say we do if we tithe. 


Can you read?


2Co 9:7  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
2Co 9:8  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

God is able to provide that which you lack.


2Co 9:9  (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
2Co 9:10  Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

then,backing up to verse 6:


2Co 9:6  But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

The implication is that God blesses a faithful giver.


Now, concerning percentage giving (remember, "tithe" means "the tenth") we are to give equally.  The only way to do that is percentage giving.  10% is always 10%, not matter what the income.


2Co 8:12  For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
2Co 8:13  For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
2Co 8:14  But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:


One of the biggest problems in the church today is applying scripture to our own beliefs.  Every post (nearly) that is doctrinal, will have many say why it doesn't apply today (dispensationalists?) or that it doesn't mean what it says, literally; most of us give it our own private interpretation.  I am afraid that is the problem here. 


There is not much more for me to say, take it or leave it, and let the Lord sort things out when He comes.


#340947 Atheist Vs Christian Online Debates Fruitful?

Posted by irishman on 26 August 2013 - 12:14 PM

Too many times we attempt to predict how things we say will be taken.  This thinking can hinder soul winning, and leaves out the power of the Holy Ghost working through His Word. 


I guess there are a lot of differences of opinion on this matter, One thing is for sure, they need to hear the Gospel whether they accept the Bible as true or not.  My sister was one of those who always questioned, and I witnessed to her any way, right after she attempted suicide.

#340946 Man Can Live With Out A Woman...

Posted by irishman on 26 August 2013 - 12:07 PM

My position is simply what I've been saying all along (and it encompasses more scripture than just 1 Tim. 3:2):


The man-made doctrine that a man HAS to be married in order to pastor is erroneous.  If a person holds to that belief, then, in order to not be inconsistent, that person HAS to teach that a man must also have children in order to pastor.  And even further, that person HAS to teach that a man who is or would be a deacon MUST be married and MUST have children.


So, yes, if a single man is pastoring, he can marry later.  Just as a couple (where the man is a pastor) can have children later.  And so too with deacons.


See, the problem is that we so often pull out one or two phrases and create a doctrine that simply isn't consistent with the rest of scripture.  And that is what the teaching that a pastor MUST be married is.  

 Not only that, but we often put too much weight on what the Bible "Doesn't say".  We (most of us) have enough problem keeping what it DOES say.

#340886 Upper Echelon Discussion

Posted by irishman on 25 August 2013 - 03:47 PM

Dwight D Eisenhower once was talking with John Foster Dulles about the legend concerning George Washingtons ability to throw a silver dollar across the Potomac River.  Dulles observed that the great width of the river would have made it impossible.  Ike, in turn, observed "But remember, a dollar went a lot further in those days"  :clapping: :nuts:

#340861 Man Can Live With Out A Woman...

Posted by irishman on 25 August 2013 - 05:56 AM

One problem I see with children is that parents don't want to tell them who to run with, and who to stay away from--even in the church unfortunately.  I chose my girls' friends, and even some youth meetings in other places where they were announcing separate sessions (dating, sex, etc being the focus).  At least they separated the boys and girls, probably ought to take a lesson from them when speaking from the pulpit! (Even with "mature" adults!).  Our children often suffer persecution from worldly friends and sometimes it's because of OUR silly, and so-called "convictions."


Often too, the kids feel like they were deprived of many things their friends enjoyed. (Christmas; Halloween, etc.) and many worldly activities.  Parents ought to be sure that they fully explain their reasons for separation, and promote other good, wholesome activities for them, if necessary, as well as fill their heads and hearts with the Word of God every day.


My kids were brought up with "Patch the Pirate" songs and skits.  Say what you will about Patch, he did teach morality, and all good things in his skits and songs.  All three of my children had never so much as stepped foot in public schools (With the exception of my son, he wanted to get into criminal forensics, and attended Perdu for a time, but after high school, of course)  They all graduated from Hyles-Anderson College, and are soul winners.  Even their friends at college asked them (several of them) if they were PK's because of their standards and love for the Lord.  It works if we work diligently at raising them.


Of course, it isn't us, but what the Lord does in their hearts through us. 


Deu 11:19  And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deu 11:20  And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
Deu 11:21  That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.

Good, sound advice.


(I know it was under "law" as some will say, but it behooves us to obey it--it is still the Word of God.)

#340858 My Mother

Posted by irishman on 25 August 2013 - 05:21 AM

Sorry for your mother STIF, I hope she is able to return hoe soon. 


I took the same drugs that "I am chief" said his mother takes, even "The Patch", but to no avail.  The Namenda caused nightmares (devils, etc.) and the others had other side affects--none of them helped because I was diagnosed wrong!  I have cirrhosis of the liver (non-alchaholic, called "NASH".)   It's along story, but the scirrhosis is not the worst problem right now, but thins that result from it are.  Anyway, I refused to have a social worker in my home, running my house.  My wife takes very good care of me, and I praise the Lord that she does it happily (most of the time!)


Anyway I will pray for both motherss, and families that are stressed in the care of them.  There is no one on earth like a mother.

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