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    Robert Petry 7:02 am on January 28, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: , happiness, , , patience, peace, personal growth, ,   

    Here’s something to try for the rest of the day. Why, one could even do it for the whole week, the year, or even for your lifetime. Why not give it a go? It will change your life for the better.

    W. Clement Stone began with $100 and turned a small insurance operation into millions of dollars of personal wealth. This method of gaining those millions was based on what you should begin using in your life. Here it is, a simple slogan, that Mr. Stone taught should be repeated to one’s self multiple times a day until it becomes a HABIT.

    “DO THE RIGHT THING BECAUSE IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO!”

    Can you do that for yourself? Repeat it outloud daily when you are alone till it becomes your method of operation. You might like the results. Try it, you will like it.

     
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    Robert Petry 10:23 pm on January 27, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: apostle john, , Ekklesia, personal growth,   

    Have you ever read the book of Revelation? Understand it? Well, if you think so, or haven’t, here’s just one topic to consider.
    Beginning in ch. 2 the subject of seven “churches” is brought up. I put the word in quotes because “assembly” is a better translation. Revelation is talking about a group of people, NOT a church building.
    Anyway, today, some believe these seven groups were seven different groups. That is not true. They also believe these seven were seven eras of “church” history, and that today we are in that last era. This is not exactly totally true. For, on a close reading all seven exist in the story at the same time.
    But, for this post, here is a point for you to think about, especially if you think you represent one of those groups. The seven “churches” were NOT seven “churches.” Here’s why.
    Those were seven CITIES that had the ONE same EKKLESIA with members who lived in the different CITIES. Read the NT and you will find there is only ONE spiritual EKKLESIA.
    Now, John’s words were addressed actually to the LEADER of each CITY ekklesia. The instructions were to the leaders, not the group as a whole.
    Yet, within each separate letter was a statement for the groups to follow some point given in each letter. It would take a longer article to explain fully, but think about this.
    What EKKLESIA do you know today that follows all seven of those instructions? There is only ONE, and has always been only ONE. Do you know where it is? Do you know who is the HEAD of that ONE EKKLESIA today? You might want to find out, and then act accordingly.

     
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