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  • 5 hours ago
    Posted by Jeffrey Smith
    Acts 3:2-5: Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.  When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.  Peter looked straight at him, as did Jo...
  • 13 hours ago
    Posted by Dion Todd
    'He said to another, 'Follow me!' But he said, 'Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.' But Jesus said to him, 'Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God.' Another also said, 'I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to bid farewell to those who ...
  • Wed at 3:01 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    And on the seventh day God finished his work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all His work that He had done in creation. Genesis 2:2 ESVAfter coming home from church, ...
  • Tue at 8:00 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    He said, 'Abba, Father, all things are possible to you.' Mark 14:36 WEBAfter growing up in the Bible Belt, my image of God was as a complete disciplinarian, an angry, white-haired, lightning bolt wielding being who stalked me. He was rightly called 'The Lion of Judah.' He was always watching, ready ...
  • Mon at 1:36 PM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    The Birthday of The Church   The Birthday of the Church from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo.   We just finished our series on the Holy Spirit. This week I want to talk about the first birthday of the Church. Jesus ascended to heaven and the Holy Spirit descended on His followers...

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    Posted by Sylvia Todd Mon at 8:06 AM

    The recording of this Sunday's message is now available! The Birthday of the Church

     

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  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    If you look at the names of the days of the week and their origins (here is a reference: http://www.crowl.org/lawrence/time/days.html), you will see they are named after things like the Sun, the Moon, and Norse and Greek gods. I don't believe it's...  more

    If you look at the names of the days of the week and their origins (here is a reference: http://www.crowl.org/lawrence/time/days.html), you will see they are named after things like the Sun, the Moon, and Norse and Greek gods. I don't believe it's very fruitful for the body of Christ to be divided over such things. As Cheryl Hepler mentioned in a comment below, her best friend was saved by a doctor who agreed to take a shift on Sunday, and thank God for that. 

     
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  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia ToddRev.Donald L Mercer: Happy birthday, brother :)!
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  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia ToddLinda Lauver: Happy birthday, Linda :)!
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  • Dion Todd
    Dion Todd commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    The Sabbath was created to give mankind a rest from their labor: And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.” (Mark 2:27 NKJV)


     


    As for arguing about it, Paul wrote us: &ldqu...  more

    The Sabbath was created to give mankind a rest from their labor: And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.” (Mark 2:27 NKJV)


     


    As for arguing about it, Paul wrote us: “One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind” (Romans 14:5 NKJV).


     


    And again: “So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths” (Colossians 2:16 NKJV).


     


    Personally we attend church on Sunday here, always have, and probably always will. If you go to our church on Saturday you will only find the janitor there. Also we are not the first to do this, Paul and the disciples met on the first day of the week (Sunday), had communion (the breaking of bread) and then he gave a message that lasted until midnight, so it was not forbidden. This was on Sunday and it sounds like a typical church service today, but it was called the "First day of the week" and not the "Sabbath day": 

    “Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.” (Acts 20:7 NKJV)


     


    For a couple of years, I had to work 12 hours every Saturday and Sunday and could only attend church services on Wednesday or Thursday. During that time, I learned to fellowship with God wherever I was and led several people to the Lord Jesus. For a while I played in the praise team at a Seventh Day Adventist church on Saturday, and then in my own church on Sunday morning. We do not have to look for reasons to disagree because we are still brothers and sisters in Christ. Taking a different day off to rest from work should not make us enemies. 

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  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia ToddFitness Challenge: Stronger in September: Have not done much on my exercises this week, sorry! We have been at a conference this week and meetings today. That said, the conference was such a blessing and filled with timely messages :)!
    • 35 minutes ago
  • Deng Tembreza
    Deng Tembreza commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    All my life I walk with OUR LORD GOD, but there are many times in my life that I stumble.  But HE is always there for me.  Holdng my hands and helping me to get up and walk forward following  HIM again.  It has been a cycle for...  more

    All my life I walk with OUR LORD GOD, but there are many times in my life that I stumble.  But HE is always there for me.  Holdng my hands and helping me to get up and walk forward following  HIM again.  It has been a cycle for me but our LORD GOD never get tired of me.  HE is always there for me, today, tomorrow and forever.  HE is so merciful, faithful, and loving GOD.  Praise our LORD GOD with all our heart and most of all love HIM and trust HIM with all our heart forevermore.

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  • Wesley Paulus
    Wesley Paulus commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    Amen

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  • Wesley Paulus
    Wesley Paulus commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    Amen

    • 50 minutes ago
  • Wesley Paulus
    Wesley Paulus commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    Amen

    • 55 minutes ago
  • Cheryl Hepler
    Cheryl Hepler commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    I remind myself that nurses & doctors work on Sundays & my best friend was given an emergency surgery that saved her life.  God cares of our bodies & knows we are weak.  Rest in doing something together or longing or walking our dogs in the p...  more

    I remind myself that nurses & doctors work on Sundays & my best friend was given an emergency surgery that saved her life.  God cares of our bodies & knows we are weak.  Rest in doing something together or longing or walking our dogs in the park.  Balance is a great word for me.  I knew younger as a Mom ohhh I needed rest...lol.  Blessings!

     
    • 1 hour ago
  • Cheryl Hepler
    Cheryl Hepler commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    Also every day is the Lord's day so to live it for Him,😊

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  • Cheryl Hepler
    Cheryl Hepler commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    Sunday for all Christians is the day Christ arose hallelujah!!

    • 1 hour ago
  • Cheryl Hepler
    Cheryl Hepler commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    Thanks... Blessings to you and Sylvia 

    • 1 hour ago
  • Carol  Pady
    Carol Pady commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    Although the moral principles expressed in the commandments are reaffirmed in the New Testament, the command to set Saturday apart as a day of rest and worship is the only commandment not repeated. There are very good reasons for this. New Testament be...  more

    Although the moral principles expressed in the commandments are reaffirmed in the New Testament, the command to set Saturday apart as a day of rest and worship is the only commandment not repeated. There are very good reasons for this. New Testament believers are not under the Old Testament Law (Romans 6:14; Galatians 3:24-25; 2 Corinthians 3:7, 11, 13; Hebrews 7:12). By Christ's resurrection on the first day of the week (Matthew 28:1), His continued appearances on succeeding Sundays (John 20:26), and the descent of the Holy Spirit on Sunday (Acts 2:1), the early church was given the pattern of Sunday worship. The early church met on Sunday regularly (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2). Sunday worship was further hallowed by our Lord who appeared to John in that last great vision on "the Lord's day" (Revelation 1:10). It is for these reasons that most Christians worship on Sunday, rather than on the Jewish Sabbath

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  • Kevin Cosse
    Kevin Cosse is now friends with Karen Stoeger .
    • 2 hours ago
  • Kevin Cosse
    Kevin Cosse Anxious cares and grief depress the spirit of a man, and disable him from exerting himself with any vigor in fulfilling his duty in his place and station, and from bearing with fortitude the sufferings to which he is exposed, in the course of divine provi...  more
    • 2 hours ago
  • James Worobe
    James Worobe commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    De Lynn,


    Exactly. The verse reads, "Remember THE Sabbath," not A Sabbath.  If the 10 commandments are law, and violation the law is sin, and the penalty for sin in death, why do so many risk death? And, if it is ok to violate one of the ten...  more

    De Lynn,


    Exactly. The verse reads, "Remember THE Sabbath," not A Sabbath.  If the 10 commandments are law, and violation the law is sin, and the penalty for sin in death, why do so many risk death? And, if it is ok to violate one of the ten commandments, should it not be of ok to violate all of them.

     
    • 2 hours ago
  • Joseph Adams Jr
    Joseph Adams Jr replied to a topic in the forum Testimonies:
    The Grace of God is beyond measure. Thanks Chris for sharing this testimony, it will help me in facing my mother's cancer fight.
    • 3 hours ago
  • Pastor Marty Pena
  • Pastor Marty Pena
    Pastor Marty Pena In the kingdom, there are no great men of God, just humble men whom God has chosen to use greatly. How do we know when we are humble? When God speaks, we tremble. God is looking for a man who trembles at His word.  Such a man will find the Spirit of God ...  more
    • 3 hours ago
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  • Joseph Adams Jr
    Joseph Adams Jr commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    "Redeeming the time, for the days are evil." ~ Eph. 5:16 (KJV)


    "Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time." ~ Col. 4:5

    • 3 hours ago
  • Christian Iyoha
    Christian Iyoha Jesus said in John 15:1-2, “My Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch that bears no fruit.” God will take things out of our life that are not productive, not moving us forward. God is the master gardener. He’s not going to cut anything back unle...  more
    • 3 hours ago
  • Christian Iyoha
    Christian Iyoha Don’t let someone else name your future, don’t let them put limitations on you and convince you that you can’t accomplish your dreams. You know what God put in your heart—you can’t please people all the time and please God all the time. Follow Him.
    • 3 hours ago
  • Christian Iyoha
    Christian Iyoha Things looked dim when Daniel was in the den of lions. It looked hopeless as well for Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego when they were thrown into the fiery furnace. But then God stepped in and turned events around. You might look at your situation and say t...  more
    • 4 hours ago
  • Christian Iyoha
    Christian Iyoha The road may be very long and there may be mountains in your way. But don't worry with Jesus you will climb higher everyday. He will lift you up to where you belong. He will lift you above the storms of life! Don't give up.
    • 4 hours ago
  • Christina Ocasio
    Christina Ocasio commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    Amen♡

    • 4 hours ago
  • Christian Iyoha
    Christian Iyoha Press Through
    In Mark chapter five, there was a woman who had been sick for twelve years. The doctors gave her no hope. But, she heard that Jesus was passing through her town. Something deep down on the inside was saying, “This is your season. This is...  more
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  • Donald Woodard
    Donald Woodard Thank You Father for loving and leading us in Your ways.
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  • Jeffrey Smith
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  • De Lynn
    De Lynn commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

     In the Bible the Sabbath day is Saturday (an God has never changed this day, only man) and this is for all people not just the Jewish or SDA. The last day of rest has Always been Saturday but was changed by the Catholic church to Sunday. I think ...  more

     In the Bible the Sabbath day is Saturday (an God has never changed this day, only man) and this is for all people not just the Jewish or SDA. The last day of rest has Always been Saturday but was changed by the Catholic church to Sunday. I think we all need to check this out for your selves and see this. I think it is very important since it is in the Ten commandments to Keep The Sabbath Holy and remember. 

     
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  • Charlene Girardi
    Charlene Girardi is now friends with Sylvia Todd.
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  • Charlene Girardi
    Charlene Girardi is now friends with David and Dianna Wyles.
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  • Rick Doran
    Rick Doran commented on Dion Todd's blog entry:

    Amen!


    Now that's good Preaching Pastor Dion.

    • 7 hours ago