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I like to make others laugh and enjoy simple things in life. I also play video and roleplaying games. I am a minister of sorts and also enjoy discussing scripture of the Bible when it is not useless debate.

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prairwarur: Such a blessing, Artist! He's adorable and you look so happy.
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ArtistOfWords: HOW THE APOSTLES DIED.
1. Matthew
Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, Killed by a sword wound.
2. Mark
Died in Alexandria, Egypt , after being dragged by Horses through the streets until he was dead.
3. Luke
Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous Preaching to the lost.
4. John
Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge Basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution In Rome. However, he was miraculously delivered From death.
John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison Island of Patmos. He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos . The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve As Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey . He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully
5. Peter
He was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross.
According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die In the same way that Jesus Christ had died.
6. James
The leader of the church in Jerusalem , was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his
enemies beat James to death with a fuller's club.
* This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.
7. James the Son of Zebedee,
was a fisherman by trade when Jesus Called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer Walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and Knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian.
8. Bartholomew
Also known as Nathaniel Was a missionary to Asia. He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.
9. Andrew
Was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: 'I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.' He continued to preach to his tormentors For two days until he expired.
10. Thomas
Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Sub-continent.
11. Jude
Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.
12. Matthias
The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.
13. Paul
Was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many
epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational Doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.
Perhaps this is a reminder to us that our sufferings here are indeed minor compared to the intense persecution and cold cruelty faced by the apostles and disciples during their times For the sake of the Faith. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: But he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Pass on to encourage other Christians
Why Do we feel sleepy in Prayer,
But stay awake through a 3 hour movie?
Why are we so bored when we look at the HOLY BOOK,
But find it easy to read other books?
Why is it so easy to ignore a msg about God,
Yet we forward the nasty ones?
Why are Prayers getting smaller,
But bars and clubs are expanding
Why is it so easy to worship a celebrity,
But very difficult to engage with God?
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Wheelgirl: Wow
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Super Esquire: Mormons believe John the apostle still is alive, as is hinted at in the new testament
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Super Esquire: Powerful post, though. Ty
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ArtistOfWords: Our churches are not to be hierarchies of bosses, but "lower-archies" of servants, where Christians compete not to lead and rule, but to love and serve...In the church we have popes, bishops, priests, reverends, chairmen, superintendents, and authorities of every description. We even have unofficial "church bosses" and "power brokers" ---those individuals in the church who are feared and obeyed, even when they have no official title or job description in the church structure. But that is not the kind of authority Jesus modeled and taught to His church. He taught that those who serve, regardless of their title, are the ones who earn the mantle of authority in His church. ---Ray Steadman
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Super Esquire: He that is least is greatest in kingdom of heaven, said "the man" (Jesus).
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Kaci_: I agree fully
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I_am_7th_archangel: "But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your minister."
(Matthew 20:25-27)

Point well made. Totally agree. Definitely needs to be applied in all aspects of ministry leadership.
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ArtistOfWords:
A pastor fell out with his church council over various church policies and procedures, including how the finances were handled. After bitter arguments and many nights of lost sleep, he decided to leave the congregation to take a job as a prison chaplain. He preached his last sermon at the church on John 14:1: “I go to prepare a place for you.”
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ArtistOfWords: Anytime.
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ArtistOfWords: You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally. I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself.
1 Corinthians 9:24‭-‬27 MSG
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michalhall921: Amen!
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I_am_7th_archangel: Amen!! Preach!!
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I_am_7th_archangel: Saw this before. Beautiful.
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ArtistOfWords in reply to I_am_7th_archangel: someone asked me about this on facebook so I decided to repost it here as well
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ArtistOfWords: Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. Finally, your character becomes your eternal destiny. But it all begins with watching your thoughts.
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MsCC: Well said Artist!
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ArtistOfWords: Posterity shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation; they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn, that he has done it.
Psalms 22:30‭-‬31 ESV
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WonderWoman1: Thank you God
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ArtistOfWords: "Of one hundred men, one will read the Bible; the ninety-nine will read the Christian." -D.L. Moody
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I_am_7th_archangel: Amen....and, Amen again.
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ArtistOfWords: "If we are ever going to be made into wine, we will have to be crushed-you cannot drink grapes. Grapes become wine only when they have been squeezed." - Oswald Chambers
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prairwarur: ouch
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prairwarur: He was crushed, bruised, broken, for us. Maybe we should return this to Him and allow Him to make us into what He wants. amen
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ArtistOfWords: Agreed.
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ArtistOfWords: If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.
Colossians 3:1‭-‬11 ESV
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Super Esquire: Purifying scripture
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Wheelgirl: Amen.
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flowing2hands: Amen.
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