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by Nicodemus
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: The soul...
Replies: 9
Views: 5520

The soul...

Not rambling...trying to express some hard to conceptualize thoughts. I tend to veer between thinking I should be able to think and talk this through rationally to thinking that we aren't meant to know, but is that a big cop out? [ Post made via Mobile Device ] http://www.i-church.org/courtyard/imag...
by Nicodemus
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: The soul...
Replies: 9
Views: 5520

The soul...

I spent some time trying to find an answer to this question on the interweb, but got nowhere. I was quite shocked to find that there has even been any debate about whether the souls of babies go to heaven in the first place? Gladly, it now seems to be accepted doctrine that they do. I think my probl...
by Nicodemus
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: The soul...
Replies: 9
Views: 5520

The soul...

'The Soul'. Now that's a mighty topic I suppose, several books worth in there, if not a complete library! I have heard and read about numerous peoples opinions and ideas and thoughts on our everlasting souls and what happens to them in heaven, and am reasonably happy to admit that I don't really kno...
by Nicodemus
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Onward Christian soldiers
Replies: 10
Views: 3753

Onward Christian soldiers

Hmm....a trip to the Holy Lands would go down well about now, but I promise to leave the sword and armour at home! On reflection, might need the armour!

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by Nicodemus
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Onward Christian soldiers
Replies: 10
Views: 3753

Onward Christian soldiers

A friend is organising a simple service of favourite hymns and has asked all for our lists of favourites to see what comes out on top. I thought for a while and from out of nowhere came an image of schooldays, 600 boys in hall ranging from 11 to 18 belting out Onward Christian Soldiers with great gu...
by Nicodemus
Thu May 23, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Woolwich
Replies: 7
Views: 4105

Woolwich

As the events in Woolwich were bought to us by our seemingly instantaneous news media yesterday, I was immediately struck by one thought. What drives a person to the point where they are so consumed by blind hatred and anger that they can hack a total stranger to death? I am a psychology student (a ...
by Nicodemus
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Psalm 22......puzzled!
Replies: 6
Views: 3696

Psalm 22......puzzled!

Thank you everybody. It really is wonderful to be able to discuss and learn. thank you for taking the time to reply.
by Nicodemus
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Do I need to go to Church to be a Christian?
Replies: 20
Views: 8230

Do I need to go to Church to be a Christian?

I don't pretend to know the answers, but I believe, rock bottom, all that is asked of us is that we believe. The rest is bells and whistles!
by Nicodemus
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Do I need to go to Church to be a Christian?
Replies: 20
Views: 8230

Do I need to go to Church to be a Christian?

Personally speaking, my faith leads me to go to this building called 'Church'. I enjoy the fellowship and welcome that I find there. I enjoy the communal worship and everything that goes with it. I feel uplifted and recharged when I leave and I feel connected to my community through Christian fellow...
by Nicodemus
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Psalm 22......puzzled!
Replies: 6
Views: 3696

Psalm 22......puzzled!

Thanks for that Andrew. I think I am probably tending to look at the two testaments as separate entities where they are of course all part and parcel of the same whole to one degree or another.
by Nicodemus
Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Psalm 22......puzzled!
Replies: 6
Views: 3696

Psalm 22......puzzled!

In my very limited understanding, I thought the psalms were written around 600bc. Reading psalm 22 this morning I come across two plain references to the crucifixion. Vv16 and 18. Is this assumed to be prophetical, coincidental, or have other meaning? Is it a reference to other OT prophecies? Theolo...
by Nicodemus
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Preparing for Easter
Replies: 23
Views: 9593

Preparing for Easter

I will be at our beautiful little Parish church toninght for the Ash Wednesday service. I will be attending our weekly churches together lent activity which this year is 'Table Talk'...a game of conversations. Should prove interesting! Oh yes, and I have waved bye bye to chocolate which will do me n...
by Nicodemus
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Why do bad things have to happen ?
Replies: 30
Views: 13402

Why do bad things have to happen ?

Speaking as an ordained person, there is often a very particular pressure at times of bereavement to act as a priest to the rest of the family. It doesn't sound very fair, but it's something I've heard other ordained people mention as well. Just being there when he needs you and not expecting him t...
by Nicodemus
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Worshippers in spirit and truth
Replies: 20
Views: 9645

Worshippers in spirit and truth

This surely begs the question, 'What is church?' Is it the building, or is it the people? I think the answer is probably both, but most of all the people. I enjoy going to church. I enjoy the structure of the service, I enjoy listening to a well crafted sermon delivered from the pulpit, I enjoy the ...
by Nicodemus
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Our Daughter
Replies: 65
Views: 25545

Our Daughter

Close your eyes, try to relax and feel God's loving arms enfold you. He'll always be there for you.
by Nicodemus
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: My Brother
Replies: 37
Views: 12299

My Brother

I will pray for you both. I pray our Father will give you all the strength you need to support your brother. Our family ties are so important.
by Nicodemus
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Joe R.
Replies: 24
Views: 7743

Joe R.

:votive1:
by Nicodemus
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Thank You Lord
Replies: 6
Views: 2738

Thank You Lord

Thank you Lord. I saw my daughter today. Nothing strange I hear you say, but for me this is the first time in nearly two years. Thank you Lord. I have prayed almost daily for this moment to come and You answered my prayers. Thank you Lord. Not only do I have your gift to all mankind to celebrate, I ...
by Nicodemus
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Emma
Replies: 19
Views: 6786

Emma

My prayers for them all.

:votive1:
by Nicodemus
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Please pray for my friend
Replies: 34
Views: 10312

Please pray for my friend

This morning we got the news that we all hoped we would never get, but feared would arrive all too soon. Min died yesterday. She is at peace wrapped warm in Gods arms forever and we are left to mourn and cry.

Please pray for her husband, children and family.

:votive1:
by Nicodemus
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Poetry Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 11793

Poetry Thread

I wrote this for our Sunday school's discussion on creation: On The First Day The question we now have to answer Is perhaps one not ours to ask. Was this world of ours Made by God’s hand in a week Or were eons set by for the task? There are those who believe The Word is the Word And each phrase is e...
by Nicodemus
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Why do bad things have to happen ?
Replies: 30
Views: 13402

Why do bad things have to happen ?

I have read this thread with interest because I have a friend (ordained) who is about to loose his young wife and mother of his three young sons to cancer. What do I say to him? How can I comfort him? I want to reach out and hold him and yet I know anything and everything I say will sound meaningles...
by Nicodemus
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Holly
Replies: 21
Views: 7349

Holly

Please Lord be with Holly. Heal her and give her back to those who love here on Earth whole and well. Strengthen those around her and lead her carers and doctors so that they can help her back to health.

Amen
by Nicodemus
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Please pray for my friend
Replies: 34
Views: 10312

Please pray for my friend

I'm so sad to say that last week's small improvement has been short lived. Please pray now for Min's peace and comfort and also for her husband and children who must be suffering so much.

We need a real miracle now Lord.
by Nicodemus
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Prayers for Sarah, biopsy tests
Replies: 12
Views: 4505

Prayers for Sarah, biopsy tests

My prayers go out ot you.