Thank you for your honesty and openness, it means a lot,to me and everyone else who is looking in. To be honest and open means that you are humble. God loves us and we can be very proud of that! He loves us unconditionally. As…"
"I do not know what to say or how to say it but I do know, as you do, that Jesus is my Lord and Saviour and that He died that we might live. So when you pray thank God for giving us Jesus and the Holy Spirit . Ask God to be with you and comfort…"
"As someone who struggles with depression and disability, Psalm 42 verses 5 and 8 in particular, really encourage and strengthen me.
Verse 5 says:
"Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
"ah-I remember it well! I also remember my 3 brothers and I using our sunday school 3d.bit to get wriggleys gum out of a slot machine on the way to church. So much for our parents trust in us! Sunday school was at 2pm. on Sunday afternoon…"
"I am also isolated here in upstate New York and would love to do a bible study with you. Please reply and tell me what you would like to study. For myself I would like to read one of Pauls epistles a few verses at a time and each one in the group…"
"Greetings to Mary Zamba-thank you for your email. It is not often that I hear anything from the London Internet Church. At first I was very discouraged by that. Now that you have written I am very happy. You say that love matters a…"
"a familiar verse and central to our salvation and what God wants us to do and be. we become Christians through God's grace, not by any merit or effort of ourselves. We are to serve God and others. May we do his will only. amen"
"todays verse from Isaiah 33 gives a lot of hope and comfort----this is Judah comforting itself saying God is our judge God is our lawgiver God is our King---and since God is all is all-powerful, omnipotent ---we who give him alleigeance can expect…"
"hello Mr. P.Selvapathy Retnakumar--we do have a active Bible Study Group in the sense that many people follow the postings. Most, however do not share probably because they are not so computer literate. Whatever the reason they are valued members.…"
Susan, sorry for not replying sooner. My phone line has been dead so I've had no internet since last Friday. BT aren't going to start repairs until this Thursday though the fault is at their exchange and must be affecting lots of people.
I'm on a library computer so have limited time.
Your discussion is OK, posted in the right place. Don't worry if you don't receive replies immediately since most people don't check the forum every day. There may be comments weeks after you posted something. Since several people have expressed interest, they'll probably look to see what you've posted.
I see that Jean has already replied and I'm sure other people will post comments at some point.
Glad to see so many interested in rejuvenation of the Bible Study group. When I used to post a reading daily, I never got any response so this is a welcome chang. Thanks to Susan for offering to lead a revival.
You could keep a topic open for a fixed period then close the discussion or just leave it open and start another topic. Most of our members don't check in to the forum every day or on a regular basis so people might not see a topic until it's been up for some time but then might want to add something to it.