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In Topic: Pet Peeves

19 August 2014 - 02:24 PM

It drives me nuts when people say they do something "24/7". I asked someone if they prayed and they told me "Yup! 24/7!". I said, "really? when do you sleep?"


Also, "blah blah blah". Drives me nuts! Now I will say it as a joke to my wife, but only because she knows I hate it when someone says it because they are too lazy to finish a sentence.

In Topic: Under The Skin

19 August 2014 - 02:20 PM

Sadly, preachers do this all the time-they hear a good allegory or object lesson, which they use, and someone else hears and passes them on and they virtually become fact until someone looks it up and finds it to be false.


I found this to be the case with most preachers' comments about sheep. "Sheep are stupid-they don't know to come out of the rain! They'll just fall into the water when they drink if someone's not there to keep them from it." et al.  yet, now having kept sheep, they are not stupid at all-they don't come in from the rain because their wool insulates them and often they don't need to. If its real bad, their woll may become waterlogged and they may not be able to-not about being stupid.


Sheep are experts at escaping enclosures-they will find a weakness and exploit it. And want a real challenge hunting? hunt wild sheep-they are very canny.


No, the thing with sheep is, kept sheep are very needy-they need all their needs met by the shepherd because they are otherwise not able to have access to food and water. So like kept sheep, Christians rely on Jesus our Shepherd to supply our needs. But we aren't stupid and neither are sheep.

In Topic: New Mem

18 August 2014 - 06:38 PM

Welcome to OB, Susan. I live on the other side of the country-heh. Left coast, but only because the Lord sent me here.

In Topic: Need Finances

18 August 2014 - 06:33 PM

Can't help with $$, but as for the books, if you know what they are, you might look for them used at various online sources like Amazon-my wife did that when she went to school and spent a LOT less money.


Just a thought.

In Topic: Near Confrontation During House To House

18 August 2014 - 11:22 AM

My primary door-to-door is not to try specifically to get people saved-I have had far too many ineffective supposed 'conversions' that way. But what I WILL do is go out to give small tracts, often about our churc, with the gospel on them, and just let them know we are here-some are more responsive to that. I also make myself available to Bible studied if people desire them-I notice this seems to work well with the JW's and LDS, why shouldn't we do that?


Mostly, though I just let them know we are here-after all, everyone needs a church at least twice in life: once for marrying and once for burying.


In our little town, though, it only takes about two or three good weekends to hit every house, so its not a year-round thing, else we become tiring to them.

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