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The whole world lieth in wickedness (I John 5:19). For by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned (Romans 5:12). As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes (Romans 3:10-18). For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). . . .
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B. Spivey Ferguson - Eric L. Padgett if you EVER sing along with musical instruments on a radio or any IMs ANYWHERE ANYTIME...you are THE CHURCH 24/7! OUR WORSHIP is to be OUR WHOLE LIVES! It is hypocritical for ANYONE to think it is wrong to EVER sing with IM or play any or anything with them IF one thinks it is wrong for a couple of hours on Sunday!
Plus ...PSALMS are by definition with instruments.
Eric L. Padgett - B. Spivey Ferguson: Becky: "you are THE CHURCH 24/7! OUR WORSHIP is to be OUR WHOLE LIVES!"
ELP: Your argument is that everything we do is worship, and since we can sing outside the corporate assembly with an instrument, then we can sing in the assembly with an instrument. If that is the case, then since everything we do is worship, and since you can be. . . .
Never worry about who will be offended if you speak the truth, worry about who will be misled, deceived and destroyed if you don't.
THE SACRED DOOR
Out the open door they flew.
A mean little word or two.
Like arrows from a tightened bow,
Meant for nothing else but woe.
Without a moments second thought,
This careless work was quickly wrought,
Oh the hurtful pain they bring,
Like rocks shot from a reckless sling.
The unkind words we often speak
See the havoc that they wreak?
Like knife or dart or piercing spear,
Designed but for to bring a tear.
For what joy can anger bring?
Or what song can hatred sing?
Then but guard the sacred door
And speak in haste again no more.
Eric L. Padgett
Bible Question of the Week
(All questions come from the Scripture readings.) Who will God blot out of His book?
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION AND ANSWER What things did angels desire to look into?
ANSWER: I Peter 1:12 - Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
WEEKLY BIBLE READING SCHEDULE
(Theme: Sin) Monday, February 25 - Gen. 3:9-13; 4:1-7; 18:20; I John 5:17; John 8:44; James 4:17; Rom. 5:12; 14:23 Tuesday, February 26 - Matt. 15:10-20; James 1:13-15; Eph. 5:3-20; Gal. 5:19-21; I Cor. 6:9-20; Rom. 3:9-18 Wednesday, February 27 - Ex. 30:10; 32:30-35; Heb. 9:9,10,23; 10:1-6 Thursday, February 28 - Heb. 4:13; 7:26; Is. 53:9; John 8:46; II Cor. 5:21; I Pet. 2:22 ; I John 3:5 Friday, March 1 - Mic. 6:7; Zech. 13:1; John 1:29; I John 2:2; 3:4-9; Eph. 1:7; I John 1:7; Rev. 1:5
Weekly Memory Verses
I John 1:7 - But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.