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General Discussion / When preaching interferes with...
Last post by Bryan - February 02, 2019, 08:26:36 AM
So the two of these need not be in conflict with each other, but something Ive always wondered is how many opportunities do we as a church or even individuals lose out on because we want to preach at people instead of talking time to teach them about sin or even life in general.

What I mean is best explained by a familiar rebuttal I've heard people express:

Stop preaching at me!

Usually said in response to a rebuke or the sort.

Now before I go further I would like to express Im not saying preaching is bad, but really am just curious about its effectiveness in situations.

Instead of approaching a person who needs correcting with a sharp tone, perhaps an opportunity for true discipleship can be fostered by taking the individual to the side and explaining what went wrong and how they can correct it.

I have seen and done (probably more times than I care to admit) the exact opposite, when someone makesma mistake or even disagrees with me.  I jump on my soapbox and take a rather preachy tone instead that Sunday School Teacher tone thats more welcoming and inviting.

I think if I approached more people in the latter sense, theyd be far more willing to listen and perhaps, just perhaps, a live and spirit can be redeemed.
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General Discussion / Re: A new thread
Last post by flaglady - February 02, 2019, 07:32:56 AM
Three in a row, David? Why do you bother in the first place?
Don't you know we'd LOVE to hear from you?
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General Discussion / Re: .
Last post by flaglady - February 02, 2019, 07:31:06 AM
Another '.' David?
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General Discussion / .
Last post by DavidMcClean - February 01, 2019, 09:52:32 PM
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Last post by DavidMcClean - February 01, 2019, 09:46:08 PM
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General Discussion / Re: A new thread
Last post by Hisgirl - February 01, 2019, 09:35:05 PM
Just saw them now! Weird, I missed it first time
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General Discussion / Re: A new thread
Last post by Hisgirl - February 01, 2019, 09:33:31 PM
Quote from: DavidMcClean on February 01, 2019, 08:16:32 PMDid you listen to the links I posted by any chance?

What did you mean by "honor her life in any way I can"?

TBH it was hard for me to share very personal things about her, and it seemed...I dunno....more about my job.

O well...whatever.

I believe acknowledging someone's life, sharing a memory, remembers that person and honors the good things. And, no, I didn't see any links? 
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General Discussion / Re: A new thread
Last post by DavidMcClean - February 01, 2019, 08:16:32 PM
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General Discussion / Re: A new thread
Last post by Hisgirl - February 01, 2019, 05:30:13 PM
I'm very happy for your new job!


Ya know. People. They sure can change when they grow up and get influenced by all kinds of crapola. And yes, your little girl with the smiles and disney dresses. I love that. And there, under all the yuck, that little girl's heart was still there, it just got, polluted.

You've a good heart David, and a smart mind. I think things are turning around for you. Enjoy your new job and all of the adventures this year will bring. Plant some mint and a tomato plant or two. Life is coming. :-)
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General Discussion / Re: A new thread
Last post by DavidMcClean - February 01, 2019, 05:09:31 PM
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