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• In the Old Testament, the Sabbath day was thought of as Saturday, the seventh day of the week. There were extra Sabbaths and special Sabbath observances from time to time. But by and large, Saturday and the Sabbath were linked together in Jewish thinking, and over the years the Jews became very strict about their observance of the Sabbath.
• Many Christians believe this changed in the New Testament. Little is said in the gospels…Continue
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Levels of Communication
The authors of the book, Who Cares About Love, suggest that there are four levels of communication.
The first is the exchange of cliches: “Hi, how are you? Have a nice day.”
The second level of communication shares data and information. Talk is about things that are impersonal and non-threatening—the weather, sports, world events.
The third level is when we begin to share something about who we are—our opinions and attitudes,…Continue
In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey tells of a father who came to him saying, “I can’t understand my kid. He just won’t listen to me.” Covey patiently tried to get the dad to see the inconsistency of his statement. You don’t understand people by getting them to listen to you. You understand them when you listen to them.
Covey suggests that there are five levels of listening:
• We may be ignoring…Continue
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Communication in Marriage
There are five types of communication that make up the fabric of our relationships, and they play a special role in keeping our marriages from unraveling.
The first is Small Talk.
Sydney Smith, nineteenth-century English essayist, said, “One of the great pleasures of life is conversation.”
Laurie Chock of Chock and Goldbert, a communications consulting firm in New York, said, “Small talk is a misnomer. Those little…Continue
Added by Joe Bose on January 23, 2011 at 4:38pm — No Comments
Blood Bought Benefits
The blood of Jesus:
(1) Gives SALVATION. Births us into His Kingdom and keeps us from eternal damnation.
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (Mark 16:16) NKJV
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” For God did not send His Son into the…Continue
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Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God’s behalf. (Job 36:2) KJV…Continue
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And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s. (1 Corinthians 3:23) KJV
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But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. (Luke 22:32) KJV…Continue
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They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. (Luke 8:13) KJV…Continue
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Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. (2 Timothy 4:8) KJV…Continue
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And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: (Job 19:26) KJV…Continue
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But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. (Jeremiah 31:33) KJV…Continue
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Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. (Psalm 100:2) KJV
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Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine. (Song of Solomon 1:2) KJV…Continue
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And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD. (Exodus 28:38) KJV…Continue
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For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:21) KJV
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A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. (Song of Solomon 4:12) KJV…Continue
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Now the hand of the LORD was upon me in the evening, afore he that was escaped came; and had opened my mouth, until he came to me in the morning; and my mouth was opened, and I was no more dumb. (Ezekiel 33:22) KJV…Continue
Added by Joe Bose on January 5, 2011 at 6:20pm — No Comments