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erica white
Feb 21, 2021
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“If you can’t make your own self what you desire, how will you be able to fashion another to your own liking? We are ready to see others made perfect and yet we do not amend our own shortcomings.” -Thomas a Kempis, “The Imitation of Christ.” Brothers and Sisters, earlier this week I was finding myself rather consumed with how far short my family members were falling in meeting my needs. We had been cooped up in a house that was stocked with food and heated. I had so much to be thankful for but I was letting myself be pulled down by sinful thoughts. The house couldn’t stay clean. Might as well give up or... become bitter and irritated??? I woke up Wednesday or Thursday morning, can’t remember which, and the Lord brought to mind this wonderful read from which I’ve quoted. It has frequently challenged my heart to examine itself, to remember who the standard is in this house. It is not me. It is not Josh. It is Christ, the Living Word. He is the standard and I had fallen into the trap of making myself the standard that everyone was failing to reach. This is one quite amongst many worth of reciting from this wonderful book, but it’s what I need to remember. How imperfect I am! How perfect Christ is and yet He loves me. ❤️ Repentance followed. Private repentance between me and my Father came first but then also and so importantly, repentance of all this to my husband. He had borne the brunt of my frustration, withholding of love, pouting, etc. He forgave me. God forgave. It’s already been covered by Calvary but repentance is so necessary in order for one to be accountable to God, to oneself, and to others. Thankfully there is always the opportunity for new beginnings, a new leaf, etc. I hope this testimony is helpful to someone!
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erica white
Apr 25, 2020
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erica white
Apr 19, 2020
In General Discussions
Here are the songs we will sing today during the live stream. -Josh “I Love You, Lord” I love You, Lord And I lift my voice To worship you Oh my soul, rejoice! Take joy, my King In what You hear May it be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear I praise you, Lord And I lift my voice To honor you Oh, my soul, rejoice Take joy my King, In what You hear May it be a sweet, sweet Sound in Your ear "I Need Thee Every Hour" 1 I need thee every hour, most gracious Lord; no tender voice like thine can peace afford. Chorus: I need thee, O I need thee; Ev'ry hour I need thee! O bless me now, my Savior, I come to thee. 2 I need thee ev'ry hour, stay thou nearby; temptations lose their pow'r when thou art nigh. [Chorus] 3 I need thee ev'ry hour, in joy or pain; come quickly and abide, or life is vain. [Chorus] 4 I need thee ev'ry hour, teach me thy will; Thy promises so rich in me fulfill. [Chorus] 5 I need Thee ev'ry hour, Most Holy One; O make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son. [Chorus] "In Christ Alone" In Christ alone my hope is found He is my light, my strength, my song This cornerstone, this solid ground Firm through the fiercest drought and storm What heights of love, what depths of peace When fears are stilled, when strivings cease My comforter, my all in all Here, in the love of Christ, I stand In Christ alone, who took on flesh Fullness of God in helpless babe This gift of love and righteousness Scorned by the ones he came to save 'Til on that cross, as Jesus died The wrath of God was satisfied For every sin, on him, was laid Here, in the death of Christ, I live There in the ground, his body lay Light of the world, by darkness, slain Then bursting forth in glorious day Up from the grave, he rose again And as he stands in victory Sin's curse has lost its grip on me For I am his and he is mine Bought with the precious blood of Christ No guilt in life, no fear in death This is the power of Christ in me From life's first cry to final breath Jesus commands my destiny No power of hell, no scheme of man Could ever pluck me from his hand 'Til he returns or calls me home Here, in the power of Christ, I stand
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erica white
Apr 12, 2020
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erica white
Apr 12, 2020
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HE AROSE 1Low in the grave He lay, Jesus, my Savior, Waiting the coming day, Jesus, my Lord! CHORUS: Up from the grave He arose, With a mighty triumph o'er His foes, He arose a Victor from the dark domain, And He lives forever, with His saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose! 2Vainly they watch His bed, Jesus, my Savior; Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus, my Lord! 3Death cannot keep his Prey, Jesus, my Savior; He tore the bars away Jesus, my Lord. CHRIST THE LORD IS RISEN TODAY 1 Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia! 2 Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia! Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia! 3 Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia! Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia! Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia! Where's thy victory, boasting grave? Alleluia! 4 Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia! Following our exalted Head, Alleluia! Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia! Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia! 5 Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia! Praise to thee by both be given, Alleluia! Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia! Hail the Resurrection, Thou, Alleluia! ONE DAY 1 One day when Heaven Was filled with His praises, One day when sin was As black as could be, Jesus came forth To be born of a virgin, Dwelt among men, my example is He! CHORUS: Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me; Buried, He carried My sins far away; Rising He justified freely forever: One day He's coming-- O glorious day! 2 One day they led Him Up Calvary's mountain, One day they nailed Him To die on the tree; Suffering anguish, despised and rejected: Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He![Chorus] 3 One day they left Him Alone in the garden, One day He rested, from suffering free; Angels came down o'er His tomb to keep vigil; Hope of the hopeless, my Savior is He![Chorus] 4 One day the grave Could conceal Him no longer, One day the stone rolled away from the door; Then He arose, over death He had conquered; Now is ascended, my Lord evermore![Chorus] 5 One day the trumpet Will sound for His coming, One day the skies With His glory will shine; Wonderful day, my beloved One bringing; Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine![Chorus]
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erica white
Apr 07, 2020
In General Discussions
https://founders.org/2020/04/07/counterfeit-communion/?unapproved=24754&moderation-hash=1316d06f63d5eb6c6bb575b86e3fc6aa#comment-24754 Excellent read, Brethren. Lots of scripture to explain how to properly observe the Lord’s Supper during this time apart, or as he calls it, “Exile.”
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erica white
Apr 06, 2020
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