ArtistOfWords I know of him but they quit making wheels out of rocks by my time lol jk
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prairwarur try youtube
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prairwarur Don called people "you hockey puck"
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prairwarur meaning dumb
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ArtistOfWords Last night I was in another room and ppl begsn debating flat earth vs globe via scripture. I gave them their answers but it still didnt end...made the whole chat go downhill
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ArtistOfWords Maybe I should call Chris that lol
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prairwarur my little hockey puck
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prairwarur Chris gives back as good as he gets, for sure.
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ArtistOfWords Yes he does
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prairwarur I Just heard a great saying on the marilyn and Sarah show
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prairwarur talking about healing
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prairwarur talking about forgiveness
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ArtistOfWords Dont know the show but go on
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prairwarur the preacher said a lot of tmes, folks value their loss more than they value the cross
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prairwarur the put the pain over Jesus' pain of Calvary
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ArtistOfWords It is an elevation of self which is the root of pride
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prairwarur when we value what Jesus did for us more than what people did to us, then the bitter waters turn sweet.
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prairwarur oh amen!
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ArtistOfWords Even in our downed state sin still suggests we glorify ourselves instead of God
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prairwarur we can't let others and circumstances have control over us
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prairwarur Jesus wants us free
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prairwarur depression, too
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prairwarur rooted in selfishness
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prairwarur rooted in "why me, Lord?"
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ArtistOfWords And here is the main idea for the last 2 months teaching on Acts....how do we then give the gospel to that person in a way that they understand?
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prairwarur you and I speak bible speak. They don't know it yet.
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prairwarur bible speak is a foreign language to the lost.
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prairwarur someone who never read a Bible? come on, now!
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ArtistOfWords I am fluent in scripture but starting to identify more as Paul did in Athens where the verses are not what I always use to make a point
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prairwarur we can tell them what is written, but we need to break it down.
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ArtistOfWords I do know my mission field in my calling now btw
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prairwarur and that is easy to do if we hve internalized God's Word
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ArtistOfWords A place or time I do not know but I know the people are the rougher sort who do not understand big words or Christian terms and practices of the modern church
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prairwarur when I grew the most is when I taught little children. Sometimes children's material is really a good way.
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ArtistOfWords I know who I am preparing for is the people who don't understand scripture when it's quoted to them for instance
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ArtistOfWords So as you say I need to know it, live it, breath it....etc
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prairwarur actions speak louder than words, too.
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prairwarur many times folks would say that it's not so much what is said as what is done and shown.
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prairwarur like the mexican camp
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ArtistOfWords Only by absorbing it can we give it in a way other than to read it aloud....sometimes we gotta get out in the field and help change the tractir tire that's stuck in the mud
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prairwarur they kept saying to us, "Why do you care? Why do you help?" The same answser each time, "Jesus! "
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prairwarur changing someone's tire for them - Jesus
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prairwarur washing dishes, mowing their lawn, washing windows.
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ArtistOfWords Works the same way in ither parts of the country and world too
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prairwarur the kids at church have a group that does handy work for the elderly.
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prairwarur shut ins
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ArtistOfWords I've long encouraged our church to just walk the streets of our neighborhood and pick up trash
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prairwarur I gave our youth group the choice of a going to their party at public school at christmas time, or going with me and the church group to the nursing home. They chose the nursing home.
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ArtistOfWords Good choice
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prairwarur blessed me so much!
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ArtistOfWords Csn you imagine what may happen if churches cleaned their own neighborhood?
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prairwarur and I really respected them for the choice they made.
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prairwarur well we do, Art
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ArtistOfWords Think of it from the sinner's perspective on thst one lol
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ArtistOfWords Not all do though is my point
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prairwarur we have programs like that, too. Cleaning the highway, etc. Not just the churches, though. It's sort of a big deal here.
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prairwarur we are to take care of God's earth
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ArtistOfWords You want an outreach into the lives of others...show them you care and love them for no other reason than cause you care
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prairwarur that is a Biblical principal
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prairwarur and God's animals
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ArtistOfWords Yes it is but Im speaking from a purely evangelical view here
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prairwarur of course, Artist! love for the sake of love
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prairwarur that's the unconditional kind of love
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prairwarur 1 John 4:8
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prairwarur God is love
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ArtistOfWords Ppl may ask what are those guys doing? What are they up to? Then the next week they see you again and the next and the next
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prairwarur God does not withhold His love if we disobey. He can't. He is love.
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ArtistOfWords Eventually they will get curious enough to ask why and you say simply cause it was dirty and needed to be clean
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prairwarur people do that. People say, "Ill love you when you do what I think you need to do, or be."
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ArtistOfWords When they recognize you as the church and say why Jesus? You simply say cause I was dirty and needed to be clean.
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prairwarur and they will see the Jesus in you!
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ArtistOfWords I could do a sermon just on that right now...fired up today
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prairwarur Praise God!
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prairwarur then God is telling you it needs to be heard!
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prairwarur go for it!
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prairwarur you know folks ghost all the time
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ArtistOfWords My time at work is limited. I cam share for a time but never know when my time will be up
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prairwarur of course
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prairwarur same with many of us. Time presses. things to do in 3D.
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ArtistOfWords Gotta go lol
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prairwarur God's speed!
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