Post by Brother Ben on May 24, 2006 22:53:37 GMT -5
Imagine walking into a nice little chapel in the country. It's up the Hollar and the birds are singing in the trees. The children are playing in the church yard. They are behaving You walk inside and we are sitting around just having sweet fellowship. The brothers and sisters are sharing their hearts, burdens, prayer requests, and the sweet Spirit of God is there like a descended dove of peace. Christ is the grand topic.
You are who you are and you are accepted in the Beloved. Like others, you may not be all you want to be, but in the presence of the brothers and sisters, you are encouraged to go on with the Lord. You are not defeated, you are inspired.
We laugh, we talk, we cry, we search the scriptures, we search our hearts, we pray, we repent, we open our hearts and lives to each other, we are brethren. It is a place of blessing and encouragment.
This is what sister Darlene and I want the board to be like. Not some cold, TEXT ONLY, one demensional, message are.
Come in, have a seat, have a coffee, tea, juice, etc. Heave a sigh of relief. You are welcome here. We have convictions, but we are also human.
Learn to know Christ and him crucified. Learn to sing to him, and say, "Lord Jesus, you are my righteousness, I am your sin. You have taken upon yourself what is mine and given me what is yours. You have become what you were not so that I might become what I was not." --Martin Luther
Dear Brother Ben and Sister Darlene...You are both such a blessing to me...you have made me re-examine my walk with the Lord...and I am working on those areas of my life that are a struggle...Your vision of a country church where we can all come and fellowship with each other with the Lord as our center attention, what a wonderful vision...oh how I wish there was a place like that...Keep up the faith and your encouraging posts...Love ya...Sis Debbie
Post by Brother Randy on May 24, 2006 23:36:35 GMT -5
What a wonderful vision Brother Ben, And what was the address of the church ? I just might be moving there. If each one of us would desire and live this way then we can have sweet fellowship even if it is only an internet fellowship. I dare say that those of us that are regulars here do desire the same thing , we may not all be on the same page in life, but we do desire that closer walk with our Lord and Savour Jesus Christ.
Post by Sister Penny on May 25, 2006 6:46:51 GMT -5
Dear Brother and Sister Smith, This board already has made such an impact on many lives..we are "safe" here to discuss our faith and practices without fear and without the unloving touch of the world..
Thank you both for all of your hard work and dedication to keeping this flock together!