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Need To Ask! RE: Thanks giving!

Discussion in 'Fellowship Forum' started by Angelina, Nov 25, 2021.

  1. amigo de christo

    amigo de christo Well-Known Member

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    That is an example of the end of one who built not their HOUSE on JESUS CHRIST and HIS teachings .
     
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    amigo de christo Well-Known Member

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    Rejoice in the glorious Lord . let all that draws breath praise and thank the Lord .
     
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    amigo de christo Well-Known Member

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    Now that is one happy orange tabby .
     
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    FluffyYellowDuck Well-Known Member

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    I just got back from the store and I realized now what made me think of it.

    It was because you were talking about Pilgrims. John Bunyan wrote Pilgrim's Progress.

    If you haven't read it, read it, and if you hate words, here is the movie for free and actually I think @Mayflower would like it.



    If not for yourself, to help lead you to encourage others.

    To quote that song Voice of God, "It can make a grown man cry..." Even though that song is about God's voice, fair warning, this movie will make you cry.
     
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    Mayflower Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Fluff!!!! I've always wanted to check out Pilgrims Progress. What I watch on my phone though is normally worship songs here and there. Maybe before the weekend ends and I go back to work I can watch this.
     
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    Hidden In Him Well-Known Member

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    Hey, a video version! Honestly, I never read the book, so maybe I'll sit down and watch it tomorrow.

    Looks kinda interesting, so thanks for the link. Hope you have a blessed night. Maybe I can give you my thoughts after watching it tomorrow or something (God willing).
    - H
     
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    FluffyYellowDuck Well-Known Member

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    @Mayflower and @Hidden In Him You're welcome... Its great!! And I am not an animated film person.

    The trailer is on YouTube also for anyone else that wants a glimpse.

    Very, very powerful story. Extremely moving. Like Paul, John Bunyan, wrote it in prison. He was sent there because he refused to stop preaching.


    Hope you guys get the chance!
     
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  8. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Mayflower John Bunyan is a great writer; and I love his hymn classic: 'He who would valiant be, 'Gainst all disaster, Let him in constancy, Follow the Master, There's no discouragement Shall make him once relent, His first avowed intent To be a pilgrim.'
     
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    FluffyYellowDuck Well-Known Member

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    One of my favorite lines of his:

    "He that is down needs fear no fall,
    He that is low no pride;
    He that is humble ever shall
    Have God to be his guide."

    Meaning, if you have nothing to lose there is less risk.
    If you are low, you're not puffed up with pride.
    And a humble person is dependent on the Lord's guidance, rather than depending on themselves.
     
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    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @FluffyYellowDuck More, great lines from Bunyan, there.... :)
     
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    CadyandZoe Well-Known Member

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    If you like, you can start your own tradition. The locus of the concept is this: a humble confession to God that he is the ultimate source of life, whether we are talking about our material life, spiritual life, or other aspects of life such as love, charity, fellowship, family, loyalty, aide, help, gifting, blessing, hard work, sacrifice, special attention, and much more. Thanksgiving is a day when all of these come together in one form or another, when we practice what we know to be true. That is, we serve God when we serve others. And we confess, "Lord, you made it all possible."
     
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    1 Thessalonians 5.18 says: "In every thing give thanks..." :)
     
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    WalterandDebbie Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Also, I wanted to mention this book: A FamilyLife Book Thanksgiving "A Time To Remember" by Barbara Rainey ISBN 1-58134-538-0

    The Pilgrims And Persecution

    The Pilgrims, who celebrated the first thanksgiving in America, were fleeing religious persecution in their native England. In 1609 a group of Pilgrims left England for the religious freedom in Holland where they lived and prospered. After a few years their children were speaking Dutch and had become attached to the Dutch way of life. This worried the Pilgrims. They considered the Dutch frivolous and their ideas a threat to their children's education and morality.

    One of their leaders was Eilliam Bradford. In Holland, they began to explore the idea of moving across the ocean to the "new world" where they could practice their faith freely, without persecution from England, which had imprisoned and put to death some of them, and who might exert pressure on the Dutch to do the same.

    Despite of warnings of savages and hardships which befell the Jamestown colony, the Pilgrim church at Leyden believed God would grant them success if they sent a party to settle in America. "After all the discussion and agonizing decision making and before departing from Holland --the church spent a day in fasting and prayer for the journey ahead."

    The pastor chose as his tect Ezra 8:21 -- "Then I proclaimed a fast that we might humble ourselves before God to seek from Him a safe journey for us, our little ones, and all our possessions"(Thanksgiving, a Time to Remember, Barbara Rainey, P.19).

    The "Separatists," ready to depart from England for the new land, fasted in a manner reminiscent of the fasts held by the Israelites before any new undertaking. Their Pastor Robertson read 1 Samuel 23:3-4 and then they sailed to the New Canaan in America. The biblical basis for this procedure is manifest; just as the ancient Israelites prayed and fasted before undertaking an uncertain venture, so did the Puritans. Once settled in America, the custom was retained and frequently renewed.

    LOL, Walter and Debbie
     
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    You mean Puritans?
     
  15. WalterandDebbie

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    Who Were The Puritans And Pilgrims?

    A Puritan is a name often misunderstood. During the 17th. century English Civil War(known as the Puritan Revolution), the Puritans were Protestant fundamentalists who wished to "purify" the Church of England. Some of the Puritans, known as Separatists "separated" forming their own church. The Puritans felt that Parliament, and not the King, should have the final say and that the moral guidance for all legal decisions should come from the Jewish Bible which to be the highest authority in all matters.

    The Puritans were obsessed with the Bible and came to identify their political struggle against England with that of the ancient Hebrews against Pharaoh or the King of Babylon. Because they identified so strongly with ancient Israel, they chose to identify with the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible). In 1620, the "Separatists" sailed for America on the Mayflower. The Separatists/Puritans who settled at Plymouth Colony called themselves "Pilgrims" because of their wanderings in search of religious freedom.

    The Puritan culture of New England was marked from the outset by a deep association with Jewish themes. No Christian community in history identified more with the Israelites of the Bible than did the first generations of settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, who believed their own lives to be a literal reenactment of the biblical drama of the chosen people-they were the children of Israel and the ordinances of God's Holy covenant by which they lived were His divine law.

    Since they viewed themselves as the persecuted victims of the sinful Christian establishment of the Old World (England), the Puritans also had a natural sympathy for the Jews of their own time.

    LOL, Walter
     
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    JohnPaul Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for taking the time to explain.
     
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    WalterandDebbie Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Amen! you are welcome

    Love, Walter
     
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    JohnPaul Well-Known Member

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    Likewise brother, much love in God and Christ.
     
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