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Initial post: Nov 27, 2012 7:51:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 8:07:38 PM PST
Agapao says:
Let's make a gift list that Saint Claus might deliver. If Children can ask a big bearded Man to hear their request, why not adults on Amazon. I ask Santa to give me a nut cracker so I can crack nuts. Those who seek prayers can go to the prayer meeting post.

Santa Claus lives at the North Pole, with a large number of magical elves, and nine (originally eight) flying reindeer. I remember the first time I should of heard Santa Claus on my roof, my sister said, "do you hear the footsteps on the roof?" I didn't, but the idea intrigue me.

Share your funny Christmas story with us and we can all have a chuckle.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 8:40:18 PM PST
nothing

i have too much stuff
dont want more of it

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 8:40:55 PM PST
where does the bible say that

not in my edition

you seem to be giving somebodys interpretation
perhaps some tv preacher ?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 9:17:02 PM PST
Agapao says:
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 18:19.
This is a handed down promise to his Disciples and to us today, The last part of Christ's commission,

"Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:20).

A disciple is one who receives instruction from another. This teaching or instruction the disciples are to receive is everything Christ had commanded His Disciples to observe. These new disciples are to be taught, encouraged, empowered, and then employed in the service of Christ.

It does sound like its from a name it, claim it, preacher. If you have another interpretation. I would respect your reply.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 10:52:11 PM PST
DocMMV says:
I don't want to get too involved here, but let me just say that being a disciple has a whole lot more meaning than merely receiving instruction. Children receive instruction in their classrooms every day. That does not make them disciples. The 5000 and the 4000 received instruction, but that didn't make them disciples.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 10:56:06 PM PST
OldAmazonian says:
ammo

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 12:51:29 AM PST
Jack Vix says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 3:42:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 3:44:47 PM PST
the problem is that a million dallas fans pray for cowboys to win
while a millions skins fans are praying that their team win
half of them are going to be very disappointed
all of them if it were a tie game

and even many examples of small groups not getting what they asked for that you must have seen firsthand

i have no idea what many verses mean including those
but they are provably not meaning what you first said
as the examples show

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 3:43:05 PM PST
okay
what were they

and what makes a disciple then

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 3:44:08 PM PST
if she gets well would you repent and believe in christ and God and stop being an atheist?

do you want her well enough to dare us to get her cured ?

how can we know your answer is true ???

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 4:50:44 PM PST
Agapao says:
Your right there is more than receiving instruction to become a disciple. I quoted the last part of the commission. The Bible also says, And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Luke 6:46

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 4:58:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 4:59:34 PM PST
Agapao says:
I'm standing on this verse, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 18:19. I know that answered prayer or how to get answered prayer is a study unto itself, if you like, quote your favorite verse for standing on like, "And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you." Matthew 17:20. It doesn't matter what verse you stand on, it matters more whether God will answer your prayer.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:18:43 PM PST
you can stand on it
i proved that it does not mean what you want it to mean

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 5:19:00 PM PST
Agapao says:
dthehorseirodeinontoo? says:
you can stand on it
i proved that it does not mean what you want it to mean
MDS SPEAKS: I'm going to pray for the Pittsburgh Steelers and stand with their fans.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 6:50:21 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 6:54:45 PM PST
Heaven101 says:
Hmmm--for Christmas...I need a new android cell phone. It needs to have unlimited talk, text, data & internet for $50/mo for the service and I want to recieve the phone as a gift!

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 6:54:44 PM PST
Astrocat says:
For Christmas I would really like to see the leaders of the world meet together and form a pact to no longer go to war against each other. For Christmas, and New Year's, and every holy day from now to the end of time.

This is not a prayer. I do not pray, because I do not think any of this is up to any separated god. But it is up to us, so I will visualize all of us coming together in loving peace and right human relations.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 7:41:44 PM PST
How about some of that "peace on earth" stuff? One size fits all of humanity.......

http://youtu.be/shoacUx1aWM

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 8:12:13 PM PST
Pease Bay says:
God does not give give people deseases jack; Because of sin, things like cancer and heartache came into the world. People blame and falsly accuse God even though it is not His fault - sometimes you should be blaming the Devil. A good story to read to illustrate my point is Job (In the Bible). Hope that helps

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 10:51:39 PM PST
Jack Vix says:
"Hope that helps"

Nope, she's still frail and dying.

If you stood by and let someone beat someone to death you would be condemned, and you are a mere human. God in his omnipotence, if he let's people suffer and die, somehow he's not responsible when he could easily help? Why are we held to higher standards than God?

God destroyed Job's life and family for no good reason, as a bet with the Devil, like a child caving into pressure to make a dare. He gave him a new family eventurally but no care was paid to the family God destroyed. God was playing a cruel experiment. God is evil.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 2:51:03 AM PST
Joe Anthony says:
"What do you want for Christmas?"

I say:

Since I was a kid, Christmas has always been my favorite holiday; it always was and always will be that way...and I enjoy getting presents as much as anyone.

Even so, in my mind, the spirit of the season is not about what you want but you are willing to give; and here, I'm particular thinking about Jack Vix and his attempts to demean and ridicule the OP.

Indeed, while there is the "American Christmas" which I celebrate as more-or-less a secular holiday that concerns lights and Christmas trees and food and Santa Clause and so forth...I also celebrate the holiday in the very Christian sense; that it is the time of year to give thanks for the birth of Christ. In this sense, Christ has already given us the gift of salvation; that is inner peace in sickness, in poverty, and in all adversity, we know that we are saved and forgiven because we have surrendered it all to the love of Christ.

What we "get" is what we "give". In this sense, what we "get" is up to us.

The OP poster talked about his sick wife and Jack Vix talked about his sick friend.

I say as it is said in the book of Acts that the "kingdom of God is in you"; it's in the love and the care that you show to your sick wife or friend; indeed, the "gift" is within you. Jesus Christ didn't just preach the word, he also lived the word. Jesus healed the sick and washed the feet of his disciples; and he calls us to do the same.

The "gift" is in the surrendering ourselves to Christ and in humbly following him; and that means that when someone we love is sick, it is up to us to be the "Christ" in that person's life.

It may be the only "Christ" that that person will ever know.

As for "world peace"; well, I say, that "peace" begins in one's heart and we Christians believe that Christ has already given it to us freely whether we deserve it or not.

That's quite a Christmas present...don't you think?
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