JESUS PRAYS FOR ALL BELIEVERS  

fullofwisdom3 51M
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11/6/2005 10:21 pm

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JESUS PRAYS FOR ALL BELIEVERS


"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me." - John 17:20-21

JESUS PRAYS FOR ALL BELIEVERS

Few things are more precious than knowing that Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, thought to pray for us! So often, we read the words of John 17 and study them as a prayer for his apostles in the upper room. But if we look closely at this passage, we also see that Jesus prays for us, those who believe on him because of the apostles' testimony. He wants us to be one! He wants us to live with the same unity, purpose, and character of God that he did. If we do not, then how will the people of the world know that God sent his Son? How will they know what to believe? How will they find Jesus as their Savior?

Father, forgive us and change us and help us see what is most important in our lives as your disciples. Break down the barriers that divide us into different religious groups and help us find unity around the things, and the One, that matter most. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

blinky700 45M

11/8/2005 4:05 pm

I have to ask, why are you posting your religious beliefs on a sex site? Do you really think you are going to save some poor lost soul on this site. Give me a break. You are just as much a religious zealout as Osama Bin Laden. I don't care if you believe in God and that Jesus is your saviour, but why do you feel the need to try and push your beliefs on others? Why can't you just go live your life and leave everyone else alone. It is religous freaks like you and Osama that have fucked up what otherwise could be a peaceful planet.


fullofwisdom3 51M

11/11/2005 10:21 pm

"...I have come that they may have Life, and life to the full."
- John 10:10


LeftyMcNitty 41M
71 posts
11/23/2005 2:06 pm

Personaly I think a sex site is an execlent place for the words of Jesus. My bible has a little dust on it but as I recall Jesus said some thing about being willing to leave the majority of his flock safe in the pasture to look for the one that had gone astray.
However I would suggest that you look in the pews before you start the sermon. We see this in the gospels where texts meant for the Jews read diffrently from texts ment for the Romans of for the members of the early church.Posting Bible verses and your, fairly standerd, thoughts on them is not the way to "save" the souls reading this site.
If you can't speak the language of the natives it may be best to put your ego aside and admit this job would be done better by some one else.


LeftyMcNitty 41M
71 posts
11/23/2005 2:08 pm

Oh, by the way, happy Thanksgiving


fullofwisdom3 51M

11/25/2005 11:08 am

“Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” - 2 Timothy 2:22

CALL ON THE LORD OUT OF A PURE HEART

It's a much-talked-about discussion, with numerous books, sermons, and seminars calling us to lead pure lives. But among all the hype, have we completely missed the true meaning of purity? What is purity? What is it not?
I propose a revolutionary concept, one that was embraced by the biblical authors but that has been all but forgotten in our age of sexual openness. Purity is not simply the lack of sexual immorality or other evil; purity is the conscious, active pursuit of righteousness. Purity is not just "don't do that"; purity, rather, tells us to "do this." Look at today’s verse: this verse is the definition of purity. Flee evil desires; don't press the boundaries as far as you can and call that "purity." Rather- pursue righteousness. Setting boundaries of sin without setting goals of holiness traps us in a system of legalism that has no hope of delivering us from immorality. Only fixing our eyes on Jesus and His joy, casting aside the sin that entangles us, will enable us to rise above our sin-soaked culture and lives of compromise to be the men and women that God is calling us to be.

Holy Spirit, Guide me in Your paths of righteousness, for the glory of Your name. I want to be pure, Lord. Create in me a pure heart; give me not just the desire to shun evil, but give me a passion for Your holiness. In Jesus Christ’s holy name I pray, amen.


fullofwisdom3 51M

11/25/2005 11:09 am

“For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ… All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.” ‒ 2 Corinthians 4:6,15

LET LIGHT SHINE OUT OF DARKNESS

The knowledge of God illuminates our hearts and the result is thanksgiving. We can see what happens when you don't give thanks; and now through God, we see how to have a heart of thanksgiving. The grace of God in our lives is what transforms our hearts of stone into hearts pouring out thanksgiving to the glory of God. So here's a question to ask yourself this Thanksgiving- are you thankful?

Heavenly Father, Every good and perfect gift comes from You. Thank you so much for the immeasurable blessings that You pour out on me. I deserve nothing, and yet Your hand opens to me daily and provides me with everything I need. Continue to shepherd me and protect me, as I know You will, and cover me with Your incredible love and grace. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.


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