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Giving Thanks

Authored by boomervet on Tue, Sep 13 2005 - 08:33 AM

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When you thank God for His blessings in your life, is it more like a thank-you card your parents have forced you to write, or a love letter from your heart? I don't know about you but sometimes (probably more thimes than I would like to admit) mine are more like a thank-you card I was forced to write. Meals for most of us here in the United States ...

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Instruments of God's Peace

Authored by boomervet on Sat, Sep 10 2005 - 08:37 AM

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This morning as I was having my quiet time I came across a statement made by Francis of Assisi that we should all take to heart as we are recovering from Hurricane Katrina. Here is what he said, "Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me show love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where ...

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The Blame Game

Authored by boomervet on Fri, Sep 09 2005 - 09:01 AM

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As I continue to watch the news around Hurricane Katrina I am so amazed at how people are playing the blame game rather than focusing on what needs to be done to help people recover from this. I understand mistakes were made by the local, state and federal governments, but that is a reflection of how fallible we are as human beings.When I see all ...

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Praise Reports

Authored by fbcprayer on Thu, Sep 08 2005 - 06:24 PM

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Praise Reports related to our prayer requests"New Jr. High SS teacher.....Cara McDonald  New building has been paid for. ...

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Backslidden Prayer Requests

Authored by fbcprayer on Thu, Sep 08 2005 - 06:23 PM

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Backslidden prayer requests:David and Tonya Davis  8/17Anthony Davis  8/17Blake Davis   8/17Steve and Peggy Henry  8/17 ...

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Salvation Prayer Requests

Authored by fbcprayer on Thu, Sep 08 2005 - 06:22 PM

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Salvation related requests:  Names and Initials and the date received.Ted Pruitt  8/17Don Gift   8/17James Fairchild 8/17Lynn Madsen  8/17MB     8/17Jackie Climer   8/17B & T    9/1 ...

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Attention FBC church members and attenders

Authored by fbcprayer on Thu, Sep 08 2005 - 04:26 PM

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Dear FBC,This is our prayer request blog.  You may add prayer requests and praises at any time.  Please post a "comment" to each prayer request when it (or part of it) has been answered.If you have any questions about how to use the blog, please contact Shelley Noble at nobleone@ptsi.net.To visit the blog please add this weblink to your favorites ...

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Looking Like Others

Authored by boomervet on Thu, Sep 08 2005 - 08:30 AM

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One thing my wife and I noticed from the times we have had to move our family was that it didn't take our children long to adjust once they got around other kids. Within just a couple of weeks they began to dress like the other kids, act like the other kids, and talk like the other kids; you couldn't tell they had only been together for a few ...

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Ceaseless Prayer

Authored by boomervet on Wed, Sep 07 2005 - 09:03 AM

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In I Thessalonians 5:16 - 18, we read, "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ." (NIV) In this tragedy we are facing on the Gulf Coast, I think this is a time for us to take the Apostle Paul's words to heart. But, can we pray unceasingly? What does it mean? Are we to ...

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Kingdom Living

Authored by boomervet on Tue, Sep 06 2005 - 09:02 AM

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This past Sunday I just finished preaching through the Sermon on the Mount and what a blessing it was for me as I prepared the message each week. Kingdom living is not just for heaven, its for now as well. Jesus said, "Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." That means it is here and we can walk in it every day.If we, as Christians, ...

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Let the World See the Fruits

Authored by boomervet on Sat, Sep 03 2005 - 09:47 AM

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Farming is very difficult work and requires working long hours in uncomfortable weather. But once the harvest comes, all the toil and sweat seem like such a small price to pay. It is the same way with the pursuit of holiness.F. B. Meyer had this to say about the pursuit of holiness:"We all love sunshine, but the Arabs have a proverb that all ...

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Continuing my last blog....

Authored by boomervet on Fri, Sep 02 2005 - 10:12 AM

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Over the last couple of days I have listened to a lot of talk radio shows where people have called in to voice their opinion as to why God allowed Hurricane Katrina to happen. On one particular program the caller, a pastor from a town just outside of Fort Worth, Texas, called in and said it was God's judgment against New Orleans for it's support ...

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Pray for the victims of Katrina

Authored by boomervet on Wed, Aug 31 2005 - 04:11 PM

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My prayers go out to all those who lost family, homes, jobs, etc., to Katrina. The devastation is incredible.I know I will probably receive some responses to what I am about to say, but it is something that we should think about. Yesterday, Germany's environmental minister blamed Hurricane Katrina on global warming. He said, "The increasing ...

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Question?

Authored by boomervet on Mon, Aug 29 2005 - 10:40 AM

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Here is a question to ponder, "Is Christianity a segment of your schedule or the focus of your existence?"Is our faith something that we place on our calendar or is it something that is a part of who we are? I have actually been in seminars where the speaker has taught us how to schedule and plan our quiet time. How worldly! Our time ...

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God's direction

Authored by boomervet on Wed, Aug 24 2005 - 08:56 AM

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I haven't been able to post in a couple of days because I have been in a leadership workshop. Several times over the last month I have heard radio preachers telling their listeners that if they need direction for their life to ask God and He will give it to them. That is true He will, but many times we don't want to go the direction He is telling ...

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Love is an indicator of our relationship with God.

Authored by boomervet on Sat, Aug 20 2005 - 11:39 PM

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I was listening to Christian radio today and I heard the commentator make this statement, "When there is someone doing something that is irritating, we are forced to admit that we do not love God with all our hearts and all our souls and all our minds. We are more concerned about ourselves, our comforts and well-being, rather than about this ...

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A Pastor's Job

Authored by boomervet on Fri, Aug 19 2005 - 12:44 AM

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Today during my personal study time I was reminded by the Holy Spirit that the role of a pastor is bringing people to God not of growing churches. Please hear my heart on this. I believe too many of us pastors are getting carried away by the church growth movement that says more people in the pews is an indicator of how successful we are. It doesn' ...

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A Question for All!

Authored by boomervet on Thu, Aug 18 2005 - 10:09 AM

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A question that all of us believers should be asking ourselves is this,"Has God saved me only for the eternal resuce of my soul, or also to bring God's light to the world around me?" I think many Christians today believe it is only for the rescue of their soul.God has called us to share in the work of spreading the Gospel around the ...

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Do We Know God As Our Father?

Authored by boomervet on Wed, Aug 17 2005 - 09:29 AM

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For those of us who have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we have also become children of God. That means God is our Father. But, do we know Him that way?When my daughters need help, advice, or support of any kind, they know they can call me and I will always be there for them. If they need a word of encouragement, a shoulder to cry ...

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Is it possible?

Authored by boomervet on Tue, Aug 16 2005 - 09:31 AM

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Several times over the last week I have been asked, "Is it really possible to live a godly life in an ungodly world such as ours?" The answer of course is "Yes!"Jesus modeled it for us and commanded us to do as He has done; John 13:15, "For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you."Paul modeled it ...

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One Year Ago

Authored by boomervet on Thu, Aug 11 2005 - 12:24 AM

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It is almost too hard to believe that it was one year ago today that might wife and I were invited to come to Hawaii in view of a call to become pastor of First Baptist Church of Pearl City. I can remember the anxiousness within as I pondered over what God might be calling my wife and I to do. I was on staff at a church in Georgia and was content ...

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Continued thoughts about prayer

Authored by boomervet on Wed, Aug 10 2005 - 11:04 AM

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In my reading time yesterday I came across this statement from Alexander Whyte (great Scottish preacher in the mid to late 1800's); "Take good care lest you take your salvation far too cheaply. If you find your lilfe of prayer to be always too short, and so easy, and so spiritual, as to be without strain and sweat to you, you may depend upon ...

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I am Pumped!

Authored by boomervet on Tue, Aug 09 2005 - 10:12 AM

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This morning I came across this statement in my devotional, My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers: "God always hears the prayers of His Son, and if the Son of God is formed in me the Father will always hear my prayers." Does that not just want to make you jump a few pews? Think about it! If that statement is true, which it is, ...

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Where did the week go?

Authored by boomervet on Thu, Aug 04 2005 - 04:12 PM

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It is amazing! It seems like the last two days didn't even happen. Time is flying by. The work here in Hawaii is so exciting and there is never a dull moment. When people ask about ministering here in Hawaii, I tell them this is God's blessing to me for suffering 18 years out in the foreign mission field of west Texas.Sometimes it seems as if I go ...

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Contentment?

Authored by boomervet on Fri, Aug 26 2005 - 10:33 AM

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Can we say as the Apostle Paul did that we are content in whatever circumstances we find ourselves? (Philippians 4:11)Contentment is the result of a heart resting in God. It is the soul's enjoyment of the peace that passes all understanding.As A. W. Pink once wrote, "Contentment is only possible as we maintain the attitude of accepting ...

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