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  • Started by alwaysakid Nov 10, 2008 at 12:41 pm
  • Last post by HURSTOLDZ Nov 22, 2008 at 3:02 pm
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  1. #1 Nov 10, 2008 at 12:41 pm

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    Thanksgiving is coming up. I would like to suggest we start giving thanks a little early. In fact, I would like to see how many posts of thanksgiving we can put under this topic.
    I'll start by thanking God for all of those who are a part of this group because it does my heart good to see so many loving Jesus!
     

     

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  2. #2 Nov 14, 2008 at 4:10 pm

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    Among MANY things, I am thankful for this group. It's encouraging to expand my view of the body of Christ outside the walls of the local church. It's not a small world, but it's good to know that Christ in us is never far away.
     

     



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  3. #3 Nov 14, 2008 at 11:31 pm

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    When I was a young boy I spent the night at a Tim's house. Sunday morning came and Tim was excited because the car was fixed and we were going to ride in it to church--OK big deal I thought. Moments after parking at the church several surrounded the car and looking at the motor. I was walking with Tim's Mom and sisters to church when I realized Tim wasn't next to me. I turned around just as Tim’s dad started the car, then the hood dropped and the guys had their hands in the air. Suddenly the motor raced and the back tires caught fire... confused why nobody was alarmed that the car was going to blow up I got closer and found myself in a cloud of smoke. Tim's Dad returned the car to the parking spot. I then noticed that it seemed to barely run at idle. These wide eyed excited men were going on and on about how cool and how fast the car was.... I didn't understand. My expression must have said it all. Mr. Rue had been watching me as he parked and when he placed his hand on my shoulder to walk to the building he said "What you don't think, Christians can have fun? God gave man the dream to build a car and make it fast... just think what we will be able to do in heaven"

    I am thankful that for the most part the auto hobby is filled with Christ loving people. That we live in a country that allows us to build our dreams and help those in need. That I can share this story across the wonders of the net... to other believers... God is good indeed. Let us go out and be bold to enguage others in simple conversation.... to plant the seed of Christ and the gospel.

    Lee
     

     

  4. #4 Nov 14, 2008 at 11:33 pm

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    Originally posted by desoto  When I was a young boy I spent the night at a Tim's house. Sunday morning came and Tim was excited because the car was fixed and we were going to ride in it to church--OK big deal I thought. Moments after parking at the church several surrounded the car and looking at the motor. I was walking with Tim's Mom and sisters to church when I realized Tim wasn't next to me. I turned around just as Tim’s dad started the car, then the hood dropped and the guys had their hands in the air. Suddenly the motor raced and the back tires caught fire... confused why nobody was alarmed that the car was going to blow up I got closer and found myself in a cloud of smoke. Tim's Dad returned the car to the parking spot. I then noticed that it seemed to barely run at idle. These wide eyed excited men were going on and on about how cool and how fast the car was.... I didn't understand. My expression must have said it all. Mr. Rue had been watching me as he parked and when he placed his hand on my shoulder to walk to the building he said "What you don't think, Christians can have fun? God gave man the dream to build a car and make it fast... just think what we will be able to do in heaven"

    I am thankful that for the most part the auto hobby is filled with Christ loving people. That we live in a country that allows us to build our dreams and help those in need. That I can share this story across the wonders of the net... to other believers... God is good indeed. Let us go out and be bold to enguage others in simple conversation.... to plant the seed of Christ and the gospel.

    Lee
     

     

  5. #5 Nov 21, 2008 at 1:18 pm

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    Hi Kid, Great news post as usual! Thanks for the opportunity to post some praise. smile image

    There are hundreds of things running through my mind right now that I am thankful for but the foundation of all of them is the biggest praise of all -

    our God is an everlasting God of love, compassion and forgiveness


    Hallelujah!

    Happy Thanksgiving all.
     

     

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  6. #6 Nov 21, 2008 at 1:43 pm

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    Happy Thanksgiving to You All !!!
     

     

  7. #7 Nov 22, 2008 at 3:02 pm

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    What is the origin of America's annual Thanksgiving Day?




    Pilgrim William Brewster holds a Bible as the Pilgrims pray for a safe journey as they leave for America from Delft Haven, Holland, on July 22, 1620.The Pilgrims left Plymouth, England, on September 6, 1620. Their destination? The New World. Although filled with uncertainty and peril, it offered both civil and religious liberty.

    For over two months, the 102 passengers braved the harsh elements of a vast storm-tossed sea. Finally, with firm purpose and a reliance on Divine Providence, the cry of "Land!" was heard.
    Arriving in Massachusetts in late November, the Pilgrims sought a suitable landing place. On December 11, just before disembarking at Plymouth Rock, they signed the "Mayflower Compact" - America's first document of civil government and the first to introduce self-government.

    After a prayer service, the Pilgrims began building hasty shelters. However, unprepared for the starvation and sickness of a harsh New England winter, nearly half died before spring. Yet, persevering in prayer, and assisted by helpful Indians, they reaped a bountiful harvest the following summer.

    The grateful Pilgrims then declared a three-day feast, starting on December 13, 1621, to thank God and to celebrate with their Indian friends. While this was not the first Thanksgiving in America (thanksgiving services were held in Virginia as early as 1607), it was America's first Thanksgiving Festival.

    Pilgrim Edward Winslow described the Pilgrims' Thanksgiving in these words:


    "Our harvest being gotten in, our Governor sent four men on fowling [bird hunting] so that we might, after a special manner, rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl as... served the company almost a week... Many of the Indians [came] amongst us and... their greatest King, Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted; and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought... And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet BY THE GOODNESS OF GOD WE ARE... FAR FROM WANT."

    In 1789, following a proclamation issued by President George Washington, America celebrated its first Day of Thanksgiving to God under its new constitution. That same year, the Protestant Episcopal Church, of which President Washington was a member, announced that the first Thursday in November would become its regular day for giving thanks, "unless another day be appointed by the civil authorities." Yet, despite these early national proclamations, official Thanksgiving observances usually occurred only at the State level.
    Much of the credit for the adoption of a later ANNUAL national Thanksgiving Day may be attributed to Mrs. Sarah Joseph Hale, the editor of Godey's Lady's Book. For thirty years, she promoted the idea of a national Thanksgiving Day, contacting President after President until President Abraham Lincoln responded in 1863 by setting aside the last Thursday of November as a national Day of Thanksgiving. Over the next seventy-five years, Presidents followed Lincoln's precedent, annually declaring a national Thanksgiving Day. Then, in 1941, Congress permanently established the fourth Thursday of each November as a national holiday.

    Lincoln's original 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation came - spiritually speaking - at a pivotal point in his life. During the first week of July of that year, the Battle of Gettysburg occurred, resulting in the loss of some 60,000 American lives. Four months later in November, Lincoln delivered his famous "Gettsysburg Address." It was while Lincoln was walking among the thousands of graves there at Gettysburg that he committed his life to Christ. As he explained to a friend:

    When I left Springfield [to assume the Presidency] I asked the people to pray for me. I was not a Christian. When I buried my son, the severest trial of my life, I was not a Christian. But when I went to Gettysburg and saw the graves of thousands of our soldiers, I then and there consecrated myself to Christ.

    As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving each year, we hope they will retain the original gratefulness to God displayed by the Pilgrims and many other founding fathers , and remember that it is to those early and courageous Pilgrims that they owe not only the traditional Thanksgiving holiday but also the concepts of self-government, the "hard-work" ethic, self-reliant communities, and devout religious faith.
     

     

    Vinny

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