Monday, August 30, 2010

Read through the Bible 2010”

1. Eze 4-6 God told Ezekiel in 6:11 to do something that would get the people’s attention, what was it he did? ____________________________________________________

2. Eze 7-9 How many men came from the way of the higher gate? ________________

3. Eze 10-12 The Lord told Ezekiel, Son of Man thou dwellest in the midst of what type of house? _____________________

4. Eze 13-15 Name the 3 men that could deliver only their own souls by their righteousness? ________________________________________________________

5. Eze 16-18 Write Out Ezekiel 18:23 ________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________

6. Eze 19-21 God said unto Israel, “What is the high place whereunto ye go?” The name thereof is called what? __________________

7. Eze 22-26 Write Out Eze 22:30. ____________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

8. Eze 27-29 God said he would give the Land of Egypt to what king of Babylon? ______ _______________________________________________________________________

9. Eze 30-32 How many times do you find the phrase “land of the living” in Ezekiel 32? __________

10. Eze 33-35 God has no pleasure in the death of the who? ______________________

11. Eze 36-38 The Lord set Ezekiel down in a valley which was full of what? ___________

12. Eze 39-41 How many months will Israel be burying Gog that they may cleanse the Land? __________________

13. Eze 42-44 What direction does the Gate face that God commanded to be shut? _______

14. Eze 45-48 Give the three names of the gates of the city northward? ________________ _______________________________________________________________________

15. Dan 1-3 King Nebuchadnezzar looked into the furnace and saw a fourth man that was like who? _________________________________

16. Dan 4-6 What king ordered Daniel to be thrown into the lions den? ________________

17. Dan 7-9 Who was it that flew swiftly to Daniel to give him understanding of his vision? _______________________________________________________

18. Dan 10-12 Write out Daniel 12:2. __________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________

19. Hos 1-3 What was the name of Hosea’s wife? _____________________

20. Hos 4-6 God said since his people had forgotten the law of thy God, He would forget who? __________________________________________

21. Hos 7-11 They have sown the wind and they shall reap what? __________________

22. Hos 12-14 For the ways of the Lord is right and who shall walk in them? ___________

23. Joel 1-3 For the Day of the Lord is near in what valley? ________________________

24. Amos 1-3 What is the answer to the question found in 3:3? ____________________

25. Amos 4-6 Write out Amos 4:12. ___________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________

26. Amos 7-9 God states He is going to send a famine not of bread and water but of what? ______________________________________________________________________

27. Obadiah & Jonah How long was Jonah in the belly of the fish (whale)? ____________ ______________________________________________________________________

28. Micah 1-4 How did the heads of Jacob and the princes of Israel regard good and evil as found in 3:2? __________________________________________________________

29. Mic 5-7 What 3 things does the Lord require of thee? __________________________ ______________________________________________________________________

30. Nahum 1-3 Write Out Nahum 1:7. ___________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Storm
Author Unknown
After a few of the usual Sunday evening hymns, the church's Pastor slowly stood up, walked over to the pulpit and, before he gave his sermon for the evening, briefly introduced a guest Minister who was in the service that evening. In the introduction, the Pastor told the congregation that the guest Minister was one of his dearest childhood friends and that he wanted him to have a few moments to greet the church and share whatever he felt would be appropriate for the service. With that, the elderly gentleman stepped up to the pulpit and began to speak.
"A father, and his son, and a friend of his son were sailing off the Pacific coast," he began... "when a fast storm blocked any attempt to get back to the shore. The waves were so high, even though the father was an experienced sailor, he could not keep the boat upright and the three were swept into the ocean as the boat capsized."
The old man hesitated for a moment, making eye contact with two teenagers who were, for the first time since the service began, looking somewhat interested in his story. The aged minister continued with his story...
"Grabbing a rescue line, the father had to make the most excruciating decision of his life: to which boy would he throw the end of the life line? He had only seconds to make the decision. The father knew that his son was a Christian and he also knew that his son's friend was not. The agony of his decision could not be matched by the torrent of waves.
As the father yelled out 'I Love You, Son!' he threw out the life line to his son's friend. By the time the father had pulled the friend back to the capsized boat his son had disappeared beneath the raging swells into the black night. His body was never recovered," the old man said sadly.
By this time, the two teenagers were sitting up straight in the pew, anxiously waiting for the next words to come out of the old Minister's mouth.
"The father," he continued, "knew his son would step into eternity with Jesus and he could not bear the thought of his son's friend stepping into an eternity without Jesus. Therefore, he sacrificed his son to save the son's friend. How great is the love of God that he should do the same for us? Our Heavenly Father sacrificed His only begotten Son so that we could be saved. I urge you to accept His offer to rescue you and take hold of the life line He is throwing out to you in this service."
With that, the old man turned and sat back down in his chair as silence filled the room. The Pastor again walked slowly to the pulpit and delivered a brief sermon with an invitation at the end. However, no one responded to the appeal. But, within moments after the service ended, the two boys were at the old man's side.
"That was a nice story," politely stated one of the boys, "but I don't think it was very realistic for a father to give up his only son's life in hopes that the other would become a Christian."
"Well, you've got a point there," the old man replied, glancing down at his worn Bible. As a big smile broadened his narrow face, he looked up again at the boys and said, "It sure isn't very realistic, is it? But I'm here today to tell you this story gives me a glimpse of what it must have been like for God to give up His only Son for me. You see...I was that father, and your Pastor is my son's friend."

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I thought the following story was cute. My husband is a Baptist Pastor. We also have two dogs. Able and Gabe. So I enjoyed this story.

A Baptist preacher and his wife decided to get a new dog. Ever mindful of the congregation, they knew the dog must also be a Baptist. They visited kennel after kennel and explained their needs. Finally, they found a kennel whose owner assured them he had just the dog they wanted. The owner brought the dog to meet the pastor and his wife.
"Fetch the Bible," he commanded. The dog bounded to the bookshelf, scrutinized the books, located the Bible, and brought it to the owner. "Now find Psalm 23," he commanded. The dog placed the Bible on the floor and showing marvelous dexterity with his paws, leafed through and finding the correct passage, pointed to it with his paw. The pastor and his wife were very impressed and purchased the dog.
That evening, a group of church members came to visit. The pastor and his wife began to show off the dog, having him locate several Bible verses. The visitors were very impressed. One man asked, "Can he do regular dog tricks, too?"
"I haven't tried yet," the pastor replied. He pointed his finger at the dog. "HEEL!" the pastor commanded.
The dog immediately jumped on a chair, placed one paw on the pastor's forehead and began to howl.
The pastor looked at his wife in shock and said, " He's Pentecostal!!!"

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sorry, I have not been so good about blogging. Things have kept me busy.
I am working on a baby afghan. It is a soft green color. But, I am having a time with it. It should have been done long before this. I can't believe it is taking me this long. I am doing 5 rows of a stitches Hsc and then a row of popcorn stitches. It looks pretty. But I have got to the middle and when I make the popcorn sitch they don't line up with the other popcorn stitches. So rip out and start back over. Then I get it right and then continue then I have to rip again. I have done this patterns so many times I can't believe I am having such a problem with it. One area I had to keep ripping out. I didn't think I was ever going to get it right. I thought maybe I just am going to throw this out and be done with it. But I didn't. I just kept at it. This gave me a couple of thoughts. 1) Sometimes in life we have to keep going thru trails because we havn't got it right yet. 2. We keep praying for someone or something. It doesn't seem to be answered. So we think about forgetting it. But that next prayer might be the time you see it answered. Remember it is God's timetable not ours! 3. God isn't done molding us. These are just a couple of thoughts. If you think about it you can probably think of thoughts also about this.