SSB Gathering – May 17, 2015

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format.

 by Kathi

oswald west

Romans 12: 9-21

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what it good.

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor , serving the Lord.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

Live in harmony with one another.

Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Do not repay anyone for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you: wherever he may send you;

may he guide you through the wilderness: protect you from the storm;

may he bring you home rejoicing: at the wonders he has shown you;

may he bring you home rejoicing: once again into our doors.

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Feel free to join the discussion.
You can share your church struggles and concerns.
Let’s also use it as a time to encourage one another spiritually.
What have you found spiritually encouraging lately?
Do you have any special Bible verses to share, any YouTube songs that you have found uplifting?

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photo credit: Brian Bonham

8 comments on “SSB Gathering – May 17, 2015

  1. Kathi, I’ve never heard of that choir/orchestra before. So beautiful to hear one of my favorites songs in orchestra and choral arrangement. Brian’s picture is spectacular, too. Do you know where it was taken?

    Like

  2. Julie Anne – I love that choral arrangement too. Why is it usually reserved for Christmas?

    The picture was taken at Oswald West State Park. It’s about 10 miles south of Cannon Beach. It’s a bit of a walk to get to the beach, but it’s one of our favorite spots because it’s a bit more secluded.

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  3. Beautiful, wonderful service this morning via the internet Body of Christ!
    Thank-you from my broken heart as it moved me so. Praise be to our LORD Jesus, the Christ, this day.

    Blessings to all on SSB.

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  4. Did anyone else see this? The body of Christ in action (via go fund me) raised $ to help Darrell Dow (of Stuff Fundies Like) purchase a working vehicle.

    Once Upon a Time A Minivan Died…
    85
    ELLENVILLE, NY
    $3,775 of $3,000
    Raised by 91 people in 4 days
    Donate Now
    SHARE ON FACEBOOK
    115TOTAL
    SHARES1069
    Created May 13, 2015
    Darrell Dow

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  5. Kathi, I loved the purity and simplicity of the song “Come Alive (Dry Bones). The singer looks a bit like Miley Cyrus before she went druggy. Your Sunday posts bring me back to the basic truth and love of God. The music keeps me out of the mindset of the prosperity gospel AKA as “Oh Lord, Won’t You Buy Me A Mercedes Benz” attitude. Although the song was written tongue in cheek, too many pastors take it way too seriously! Have a great week to all! Ann

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  6. Thanks, everyone, for being an important part of community on here. I was telling Julie Anne the other day that I am sometimes overwhelmed by meaningful connections online.

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  7. Two thumbs up in the “Like!!!!!” department to:

    Julie Anne
    Kathi
    gm370
    Ann

    Sunday morning worship here is a breath of fresh air from the true Bread of Life in just plain “being one in Christ,” instead of “proving oneself” in the religious mindset of our day. There is respect and love for what A. Amos Love said about the Oneness of the Body in a previous post. What a deep love Christ has for us, His chosen people.

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  8. Even though I do not comment here much I appreciate all of you and love reading your comments. The body of Christ “knows no bounds”; it has no barriers because the Spirit goes where He wants, not confined to four walls.

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