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Q20191776 2 points ago +2 / -0

I love the way GOD works through the most unexpected people and situations.

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Q20191776 4 points ago +4 / -0

I can tell you are honest, as I've experienced that too. No need to swear, instead, use an extra carriage return on the lines. That's what I do.

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Q20191776 9 points ago +9 / -0

Doom Doom Doom Doom Doom

Doom Doom Doom Doom Doom Doom Doom

Doom Doom Doom Doom Doom

Form matters...just saying, for Haiku.

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Q20191776 4 points ago +4 / -0

OK has 24 month retention requirement--2 more moths than the 22 month retention requirement in the Federal Voting Act.

Still, good reminder to us all!

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Q20191776 1 point ago +1 / -0

Not sure if and where anything has changed, just thinking and wondering if they take any of this into consideration in their decisions...and if not, why not.

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Q20191776 20 points ago +20 / -0

I just praise God for folks that actually read the bills submitted in Congress.

May God bless them

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Q20191776 6 points ago +6 / -0

God is greater. He's the Almighty Creator of all. Wonder if she consulted with God first. Wouldn't doubt that she did.

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Q20191776 4 points ago +4 / -0

I wonder about all the changes underwriting has made since "covid" and the great reset.

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Q20191776 6 points ago +6 / -0

A start that needs to be updated...But how to update? Needs update interface, plus editor, I suppose...plus maintenance funding.

https://www.resignation.info/

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Q20191776 4 points ago +4 / -0

Rick Scott is a co-sponsor, I believe I read.

I imagine both are unaware of the debauchery in the companion bill...at least that's my hope.

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Study Notes Continued:

2:23-26 As a teacher, Timothy helped those who were confused about the truth. Paul's advice to Timothy, and to all who teach God's truth, is to be kind and gentle, patiently and courteously explaining the truth. Good teaching never promotes quarrels or foolish arguments. Whether you are teaching church school, leading a Bible study, or preaching in church, remember to listen to people's questions and treat them respectfully, while avoiding foolish debates. If you do this, those who oppose you will be more willing to hear what you have to say and perhaps turn from their error.

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2 TIMOTHY Preface

"FAMOUS last words" is more than a cliche. When notable men and women of influence are about to die, the world waits to hear their final words of insight and wisdom. Then those quotes are repeated worldwide. This is also true with a dying loved one. Gathered at his or her side, the family strains to hear every whispered syllable of blessing, encouragement, and advice, knowing that this will be the final message.

One of the most knowledgeable, influential, and beloved men of history is the apostle Paul. And we have his famous last words.

Paul was facing death.He was not dying of a disease in a sterile hospital with loved ones gathered nearby. He was very much alive, but his condition was terminal. Convicted as a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, Paul lay in a cold Roman prison, cut off from the world, with just a visitor or two and his writing materials. Paul knew that soon he would be executed (4:6), and so he wrote his final thoughts to his "son" Timothy, passing to him the torch of leadership, reminding him of what was truly important, and encouraging him in the faith. Imagine how Timothy must have read and reread every word--this was the last word from his beloved mentor, Paul. Because of the situation and the recipient, this is the most intimate and moving of all Paul's letters, and his last.

Paul's introduction is tender, and the love he has for Timothy exudes from every phrase (1:1-5). He then reminds Timothy of the qualities necessary for a faithful minister of Jesus Christ (1:6--2:13). Timothy should remember his call and use his gifts with boldness (1:6-12), keep to the truth (1:13-18), prepare others to follow him in the ministry (2:1, 2), be disciplined and ready to endure hardship (2:3-7), and keep his eyes and mind focused on Christ (2:8-13). Paul challenges Timothy to hold to sound doctrine, reject error and avoid godless chatter, correctly handle the word of truth (2:14-19), and keep his life pure (2:20-26).

Next, Paul warns Timothy of the opposition that he and other believers would face in the last days from self-centered people who use the church for their own gain and who teach false doctrines (3:1-9). Paul tells Timothy to be prepared for these unfaithful people by remembering his example (3:10, 11), understanding the real source of the opposition (3:12, 13), and finding strength and power in the Word of God (3:14-17). Then Paul gives Timothy a stirring charge --to preach the Word (4:1-4) and to fulfill his ministry until the end (4:5-8).

Paul concludes with personal requests and items of information. In these final words, he reveals his loneliness and the strong love for his brothers and sisters in Christ (4:9-22).

There has never been another person like Paul, the missionary apostle. He was a man of deep faith, undying love, constant hope, tenacious conviction, and profound insight. And, he was inspired by the Holy Spirit to give us God's message. As you read Timothy 2, know that you are reading the last words of this great man of God--last words to Timothy and to all who would claim to follow Christ. Recommit yourself to stand courageously for the truth, knowing the Word, and being empowered by the Holy Spirit.

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Study Notes Continued:

1:12 The phrase "guard what I have entrusted to him" could mean: (1). Paul knew that God would guard the souls of those converted through his preaching; (2) Paul trusted God to guard his own soul until Jesus' second coming; or (3) Paul was confident that though he was in prison and facing death, God would carry out the gospel ministry through others such as Timothy. Paul may have expressed this confidence to encourage Timothy, who was undoubtedly discouraged by the problems in Ephesus and fearful of persecution. Even in prison, Paul knew that God was still in control. No matter what the problems or setbacks we face, we can trust fully in God.

1:13, 14 Timothy was in a time of transition. He had been Paul's bright young helper; soon he would be on his own as leader of a church in a difficult environment. Although his responsibilities were changing, Timothy was not without help. He had everything he needed to face the future. If he would hold on tightly to the Lord's resources. When you are facing difficult transitions, it is good to follow Paul's advice to Timothy and look back at your experience. Who is the foundation of your faith? How can you build on that foundation? What gifts has the Holy Spirit given you? Use the gifts you have already been given.

1:15, 16 Nothing more is known about Phygetus and Hermogenes, who evidently opposed Paul's ministry. These men serve as a warning that even leaders can fall. Onesiphorus was mentioned as a positive example in contrast to these men.

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Q20191776 2 points ago +2 / -0

Part of the awakening process for Normies who are now starting to recognize it. Soon it will be added to the "congressional behavior techniques" drinking bingo card.

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Q20191776 5 points ago +5 / -0

Outburst of laughter awakened spouse. Now I am in trouble. Thanks a lot.

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Q20191776 10 points ago +10 / -0

Wowed. Great compilation today. There are several that are individual post-worthy. The TGP article about Maricopa County ballot envelope malfeasance and the American Thinker article about Secretary of State participation in elections debauchery...made me think about NASS sponsors and Zuckerbucks.

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Study Notes Continued:

4:14 The Philippians shared in Paul's financial support while he was in prison.

4:17 When we give to those in need, there is not only benefit to the receiver, but we are benefited as well. It was not the Philippians' gift, but their spirit of love and devotion that Paul appreciated most.

4:18 Paul was not referring to a sin offering but to a thank offering, "a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God" (Leviticus 7:12-15 contains the instructions for thank offerings). Although the Greek and Roman Christians were not Jews, and they had not offered sacrifices according to the Old Testament laws, they were well acquainted with the pagan rituals of offering sacrifices.

4:19 We can trust that God will always meet our needs. Whatever we need on earth he will always supply, even if it is the courage to face death as Paul did. Whatever we need in heaven he will supply. We must remember, however, the difference between our wants and our needs. Most people want to feel good and avoid discomfort or pain. We may not get all that we want. By trusting in Christ, our attitudes and appetites can change from wanting everything to accepting his provision and power to live for him.

4:22 There were many Christians in Rome; some were even in Caesar's household. Perhaps Paul, while awaiting trial, was making converts of the Roman civil service! Paul sent greetings from these Roman Christians to the believers at Philippi. The gospel had spread to all strata of society, linking people who had no other bond but Christ. The Roman Christians and the Philippian Christians were brothers and sisters because of their unity in Christ. Believers today are also linked to others across cultural, economic, and social barriers. Because all believers are brothers and sisters in Christ, let us live like God's true family.

4:23 In many ways the Philippian church was a model congregation. It was made up of many different kinds of people who were learning to work together. But Paul recognized that problems could arise, so in his thank-you letter he prepared the Philippians for difficulties that could crop up within a body of believers. Though a prisoner in Rome, Paul had learned the true secret of joy and peace--imitating Christ and serving others. By focusing our minds on Christ we will learn unity, humility, joy and peace. We will also be motivated to live for him. We can live confidently for him because we have "the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ" with us.

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Q20191776 11 points ago +11 / -0

May God bless you and your family and comfort all of you.

From my morning Bible read today (Philippians 3)...

20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

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