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YOUR CITY [Apr. 24th, 2007|03:31 pm]
Surrendering to the call of Christ


A girl went to a party and she ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn't afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away. As she walked along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger. When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she decided to take it. However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her. She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God's protection. Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped round her, she felt as though someone was walking with her. When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man and arrived home safely. The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there. Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been her, she began to weep. Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman, she decided to go to the police station. She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story. The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see if she could identify him. She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the alley the night before. When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and confessed. The officer thanked Diane for her bravery and asked if there was anything they could do for her. She asked if they would ask the man one question. Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her. When the policeman asked him, he answered, "Because she wasn't alone. She had two tall men walking on either side of her." Amazingly, whether you believe or not, you're never alone. Did you know that 98% of teenagers will not stand up for God? Repost this as (your city) if you truly believe in God..,

PS: God is always there in your heart and loves you no matter what "If you deny me in front of your friends, I shall deny you in front of my Father"

93% wont repost this

I do not care if you repost this all I care about is that you read it, it is a great story.

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Hello [Apr. 2nd, 2007|11:50 am]
Surrendering to the call of Christ

[Current Mood |curiouscurious]

Hey everyone hows it going? I am doing pretty fine. I went to Fort Wayne in Indiana, I had a great time there, it was a lot of funn hanging out with the leaders in my church. What I learned there is what to look for when you are a leader. There was a phrase that kept rolling through my head and that phrase was "Mind The Gap". What it means is mind the gap beween the older generation and the younger generation. Also for the older generation to let go for the younger generation to step forward. Not have the older generation to hold on to the very end but let the younger generation go. One of the worship leaders had made a song and it was truly amazing, it touched everyones heart, and God was in that place. SO I had a wonderfull time. TTYL. God Bless

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Hey everyone [Mar. 28th, 2007|01:47 pm]
Surrendering to the call of Christ

[Current Mood |calmcalm]

Hey everyone hows it going? You ever wonder if walk in the Lord is on the right track or you feel dry? Right now in my walk I am listening for him and trying to stay on the right path. recently I have been thinking about my walk, I don't want to serve the Lord because it is the right thing to do. I want to serve him because I love him. and I have been reading this bible called the message remix and earlier on this month, ( it has daily reading then it asks questions after) it had a question - What the difference between living by faith and trying to impress God? baisically it is asking do I live by rules or by faith and I am thinking about it a lot, am I living to impress God or a I doing it because I know it is right and that i love him. Take for example reading the word daily do I do it because I feel that it is a rule or because I want to. I have all these questions running through my head all the time. Plus I feel as thou I am not getting anything when I read the bible that I am reading it to basically ompress the Lord and I don't want to keep doing that so I have been talking to the Lord about it a lot. But the same question runs through my mind. "Am I living by Faith or am I living by rules?" TTYL. God Bless

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Hey [Mar. 27th, 2007|04:33 pm]
Surrendering to the call of Christ

[Current Mood |accomplished]

Hey everyone hows it going, I just got this new CD which is not relly new it is from 2003 it is called Dwell it has 14 new worship songs. I downloaded it to my computer. So any of you guys ever feel like you are not near the Lord or you feel as though you have done something wrong and are just down? I fell the Lord was with me and I had screwed up this week so I had been feeling down and out but today I had talked to the Lord and feel as though and had reconnected, I know it sounds weird and all, but I feel a bit different. The hardest thing I would have to say is listening for the Lord and not knowing if I am truly on the right course with him, if I am listening for the Lord, I usally will jump at the first thing I fell then I have second thoughts, I think that I might have made up this thing and that I might not be the Lord but I usally stick with it. I try to listen for the Lord for a verse or for a prophetic word and I sometimes worry that I have the wrong verse or said something wrong, anyways what I am trying to say is if you feel it in your heart and you believe that it is true and that it does not put down you or someone else, go with it, that is what i believe, talk to you guys later. God Bless

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Am I where God wants Me? [Mar. 16th, 2007|08:43 am]
Surrendering to the call of Christ

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So how is evryone? I am doing alright. You ever wonder if you are missing to what God is saying? I fell sometimes that I am completly off track and that I am going the wrong way. For instance I am looking into Film Studies and am wondering is this what God wants me in or is it something else. I asked this to my mother and she said that I can not live my life in fear of always wondering if I am in the place that God wants me in. God may not want me there but through that I may be going where God wants me too, and that helped calm my nerves about what I want to go into. Anyways that was all I wanted to say I will talk to you guys later. Oh I have been reading the word and that past couple of days it has been on Love the Lord with all your heart the first comandment.

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Worship Leaders United [Mar. 15th, 2007|10:37 am]
Surrendering to the call of Christ


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A Story [Mar. 14th, 2007|02:29 pm]
Surrendering to the call of Christ

[Current Mood |awake]

Hey everyone, i got this email about 2 weeks ago. It is a story and it is true, here it is:


John Harper was born to a pair of solid Christian parents on May 29th, 1872. It was on the last Sunday of March 1886, when he was thirteen years of that he received Jesus as the Lord of his life. He never knew what it was to "sow his wild oats." He began to preach about four years later at the ripe old ago of 17 years by going down to the streets of his village and pouring out his soul in earnest entreaty for men to be reconciled to God.

As John Harper's life unfolded, one thing was apparent.he was consumed by the Word of God. When asked by various ministers what his doctrine consisted of, he was known to reply, "The Word of God!" After five or six years of toiling on street corners preaching the gospel and working in the mill during the day, Harper was taken in by E. A. Carter of Baptist Pioneer Mission in London, England. This set Harper free to devote his whole time and energy to the work so dear to his heart.
Soon, John Harper started his own church in September of 1896. (Now known as the Harper Memorial Church.) This church which John Harper had started with just 25 members, had grown to over 500 members when he left
13 years later. During this time he had gotten married, God did bless John Harper with a beautiful little girl named Nana.

Ironically, John Harper almost drowned several times during his life.
When he was two and a half years of age, he almost drowned when he fell into a well but was resuscitated by his mother. At the age of twenty-six, he was swept out to sea by a reverse current and barely survived, and at thirty-two he faced death on a leaking ship in the Mediterranean. Perhaps, God used these experiences to prepare this servant for what he faced next.

It was the night of April 14, 1912. The RMS Titanic sailed swiftly on the bitterly cold ocean waters heading unknowingly into the pages of history. On board this luxurious ocean liner were many rich and famous people. At the time of the ship's launch, it was the world's largest man-made moveable object. At 11:40 pm on that fateful night, an iceberg scraped the ship's starboard side, showering the decks with ice and ripping open six watertight compartments. The sea poured in.

On board the ship that night was John Harper and his much-beloved six-year-old daughter, Nana. According to documented reports, as soon as it was apparent that the ship was going to sink, John Harper immediately took his daughter to a lifeboat. It is reasonable to assume that this widowed preacher could have easily gotten on board this boat to safety; however, it never seems to have crossed his mind. He bent down and kissed his precious little girl; looking into her eyes he told her that she would see him someday. The flares going off in the dark sky above reflected the tears on his face as he turned and headed towards the crowd of desperate humanity on the sinking ocean liner. As the rear of the huge ship began to lurch upwards, it was reported that Harper was seen making his way up the deck yelling, "Women, children, and unsaved into the lifeboats!" It was only minutes later that the Titanic began to rumble deep within. Most people thought it was an explosion; actually the gargantuan ship was literally breaking in half.
At this point, many people jumped off the decks and into the icy, dark waters below. John Harper was one of these people.

That night 1528 people went into the frigid waters. John Harper was seen swimming frantically to people in the water leading them to Jesus before the hypothermia became fatal. Mr. Harper swam up to one young man who had climbed up on a piece of debris. Rev. Harper asked him between breaths, "Are you saved?" The young man replied that he was not.

Harper then tried to lead him to Christ only to have the young man who was near shock, reply "No". John Harper then took off his life jacket and threw it to the man and said, "Here then, you need this more than I do." And swam away to other people. A few minutes later Harper swam back to the young man and succeeded in leading him to salvation. Of the
1528 people that went into the water that night, six were rescued by the lifeboats. One of them was this young man on the debris. Four years later, at a survivors meeting, this young man stood up and in tears recounted how that after John Harper had led him to Christ, Mr. Harper had tried to swim back to help other people, yet because of the intense cold, had grown too weak to swim. His last words before going under in the frigid waters were, "Believe on the Name of the Lord Jesus and you will be saved."

Does Hollywood remember this man? No. Oh well, no matter.

This servant of God did what he had to do. While other people were trying to buy their way onto the lifeboats and selfishly trying to save their own lives, John Harper gave up his life so that others could be saved.

"Greater love hath no man that this, that he lay down his life for his friends.". John Harper was truly the hero of the Titanic!

Sources for this article: "The Titanic's Last Hero" by Moody Press 1997, Scriptures are quoted from the King James Bible.

I thought that this was a great story anyways have a good day. Talk to you later.

From Paul
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Hi [Mar. 13th, 2007|10:58 am]
Surrendering to the call of Christ

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Hey everyone I finished the book RESCUED and it was really amazing. Near the end it was touching me so much. It got me thinking on my walk with the Lord, where I am at and if I am believeing him because I want to I guess you would say 'to make sure' that I get into heaven, which is not how to live but too live for the Lord day by day and I now realize that I want to believe in the Lord and to do his work just to be with him daily and to do it because I Love Him. So if you can get a hold of that copy then you should read it. Well that was all I will talk to you guys later. May God Bless you and Pour his Holy Spirit over you guys. Talk To You Later.

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Hey [Mar. 7th, 2007|02:17 pm]
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Hi guys hows it going? I am doing fine right now. I went to a meeting last Tuesday and the leader asked all of us to read 1 Timothy. I havn'e yet but i hope to in the next two days. Anyways my walk with the Lord is bumpy right know I am trying to read the word daily and stick on the straight path but I fail sometimes. Anyways I hope everyone else is doing fine in all. Well I will talk to you guys later. Oh if you guys are looking for a good Christian book to read you should look up Rescued it is fiction but it just might help you in your walk with the lord and another good daily reading is MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST. Well that was all.

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The Actor [Jan. 30th, 2007|11:55 am]
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Hey I am new to this community I ahve this story that some one gave me here it is:

The Actor:
There was once a Shakespearean actor who was known everywhere for his
one-man show of readings and recitations from the classics. He would
always end his performance with a dramatic reading of Psalm 23.Each
night,without exception, as the actor began his recitation -"The Lord is
my shepherd, I shall not want"-the crowd would listen attentively. And
then, at the conclusion of the psalm, they would rise in thunderous applause in
appreciation of the actor's incredible ability to bring the verse to life.

But one night, just before the actor was to offer his customary
recital of Psalm 23, a young man from the audience spoke up. "Sir do
you mind if tonight I recite Psalm 23? "The actor was quite taken
back by this unusual request, but he allowed the young man to come
forward and stand front and center on the stage to recite the psalm,
knowing that the ability of this unskilled youth would be no match for his own talent.

With a soft voice, the young man began to recite the words of the psalm. When he
was finished, there was no applause. There was no standing ovation as on
other nights. All that could be heard was the sound of weeping. The audience
had been so moved by the young man's recitation that every eye was full of tears.

Amazed by what he had heard, the actor said to the youth, "I don't
understand. I have been performing Psalm 23 for years. I have a lifetime of
experience and training - but I have never been able to move an
audience as you have tonight. Tell me, what is your secret? "The
young man humbly replied, "Well sir, you know the psalm... but I know the shepherd."

It's not enough to just know the content of the Bible - its stories,
its sayings, and its teachings. Unless you know the author, the Bible is
nothing more than just another book. But when you put your faith in
Jesus Christ and have entered into a personal relationship with God
the Father, the Bible truly becomes "living and active - sharper than
any double-edged sword"(Hebrews 4:12)
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