1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 Apr '16 19:32
    "For who hath despised the day of small things?" Zechariah 4:10 (A Sermon No. 3489 Published on Thursday, December 9th, 1915. by Charles H. Spurgeon, At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington On Lord's-day Evening, 27th, August 1871)

    "Zechariah was engaged in the building of the temple. When its foundations were laid, it struck everybody as being a very small edifice compared with the former glorious structure of Solomon. The friends of the enterprise lamented that it should be so small; the foes of it rejoiced and uttered strong expressions of contempt. Both friends and foes doubted whether, even on that small scale, the structure would ever be completed. They might lay the foundations, and they might rear the walls a little way, but they were too feeble a folk, possessed of too little riches and too little strength, to carry out the enterprise. It was the day of small things. Friends trembled; foes jeered. But the prophet rebuked them both-rebuked the unbelief of friends, and the contempt of enemies, by this question, "Who hath despised the day of small things?" and by a subsequent prophecy which removed the fear.

    Now we shall use this question at this time for the comfort of two sorts of people-first, for weak believers, and secondly, for feeble workers. Our object shall be the strengthening of the hands that hang down, and the confirming of the feeble knees. We will begin, first of all, with:-

    I. WEAK BELIEVERS

    Let us describe them. It is with them a day of small things. Probably you have only been lately brought into the family of God. A few months ago you were a stranger to the divine life, and to the things of God. You have been born again, and you have the weakness of the infant. You are not strong yet, as you will be when you have grown in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It is the early day with you, and it is also the day of small things. Now your knowledge is small..." (to be continued)https://www.blueletterbible.org/comm/spurgeon_charles/sermons/3489.cfm
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    Question: Ever feel discouraged with the way in which life's pressures and adversities at times seem insurmountable?
  2. Standard memberfinnegan
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    11 Apr '16 19:38
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"For who hath despised the day of small things?" Zechariah 4:10 (A Sermon No. 3489 Published on Thursday, December 9th, 1915. by Charles H. Spurgeon, At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington On Lord's-day Evening, 27th, August 1871)

    "Zechariah was engaged in the building of the temple. When its foundations were laid, it struck everybody as ...[text shortened]... discouraged with the way in which life's pressures and adversities at times seem insurmountable?[/b]
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/sanders-become-democratic-nominee-even-if-clinton-leads-in-delegates_b_9657952.html

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeremy-corbyn-wins-labour-leadership-6428934

    Have faith in the wisdom of the people.
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    16 Apr '16 19:39
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"For who hath despised the day of small things?" Zechariah 4:10 (A Sermon No. 3489 Published on Thursday, December 9th, 1915. by Charles H. Spurgeon, At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington On Lord's-day Evening, 27th, August 1871)

    "Zechariah was engaged in the building of the temple. When its foundations were laid, it struck everybody as ...[text shortened]... discouraged with the way in which life's pressures and adversities at times seem insurmountable?[/b]
    (1 Peter 5:7) while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.

    It's not about us.
    It was our Creator that was reproached in the Garden of Eden.
    Satan said He is a liar and not a good ruler over man.
    God allowed Satan to take over for a time to prove himself wrong and our Creator right.
    So, all the trials and tribulations we undergo are due to Satan's and our rebellion.
    Take heart, the period of time God allowed is in it's last days.
    Soon God will set all things straight and reverse the bad we have experienced even as
    He did in Job's case.
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    19 Apr '16 13:33
    Originally posted by finnegan
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/sanders-become-democratic-nominee-even-if-clinton-leads-in-delegates_b_9657952.html

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeremy-corbyn-wins-labour-leadership-6428934

    Have faith in the wisdom of the people.
    Trump gives this two thumbs up! 😵
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    19 Apr '16 18:03
    Originally posted by whodey
    Trump gives this two thumbs up! 😵
    Mr and Mrs Obama are coming to the UK to have lunch with the Queen, should be a right snore fest for them cause the ol bats a bit doddery, never the less its a real coup since I doubt Donald would be invited, hes too straight talking for the British establishment kinda like Rod Stewart who never gets invited cause he calls Elton John, Nancy.
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    22 Apr '16 23:14
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"For who hath despised the day of small things?" Zechariah 4:10 (A Sermon No. 3489 Published on Thursday, December 9th, 1915. by Charles H. Spurgeon, At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington On Lord's-day Evening, 27th, August 1871)

    "Zechariah was engaged in the building of the temple. When its foundations were laid, it struck everybody as ...[text shortened]... discouraged with the way in which life's pressures and adversities at times seem insurmountable?[/b]
    another good verse to keep in mind is:
    (1 Peter 5:7) while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.
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    23 Apr '16 22:45
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"For who hath despised the day of small things?" Zechariah 4:10 (A Sermon No. 3489 Published on Thursday, December 9th, 1915. by Charles H. Spurgeon, At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington On Lord's-day Evening, 27th, August 1871)

    "Zechariah was engaged in the building of the temple. When its foundations were laid, it struck everybody as ...[text shortened]... discouraged with the way in which life's pressures and adversities at times seem insurmountable?[/b]
    "Question: Ever feel discouraged with the way in which life's pressures and adversities at times seem insurmountable?"

    Sure, but most of it is my fault. 😉 Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

    Good and/or bad.

    Nevertheless: "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus". Philippians 3:14
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