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David Kowalski
Worked at -- I have worked as a Bible College Professor (Global University, Pastor (Two Assemblies of God Churches), Associate Pastor (two Assemblies of God Churches), High School administrator (ACE), English teacher (Abeka), In school suspension teacher (public schools)
Attended Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Lived in New Orleans, LA
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Seems like a nice place to stay. You can hang out of the window and shoot anything other than deer.
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"On how many occasions we have taken up a task in the name of the Lord only to withdraw, beaten, discouraged, and baffled, and yet, somehow, baffled to fight better. For every discouragement has been allowed to come to us in order that through it we may be cast in utter helplessness at the Saviour's feet. Then we return to the battle again, no longer trusting in the false and insufficient human resources which so foolishly we had taken into the battle, but now trusting in the limitless resources of our risen Lord." -- Alan Redpath
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Posted with those other social media sites in mind. 
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+David Kowalski This is such fun. And to think all it took was the advent of social media to look back in time to fully grasp the concept of propelling us forward far enough to invent the very media we can use to look back and learn so we can prevent global warming from killing us before G+ became a tool to empower humanity into perfection......Zzzzz.
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Distinguishing Between Worship and Celebration -- Ron Owens

"The word 'worship' has numerous connotations in today's churches. This in itself has resulted in many of the problems we face. In order to truly worship God as He desires to be worshiped, we must understand what worship is from His perspective. We must allow His Word to give us a true definition of worship.

The primary word used in the Old Testament for worship is the Hebrew word shachah. In each of its 170 uses, it has the same meaning: to prostrate oneself, to bow down or stoop. In the New Testament, the Greek word for worship, proskuneo, has virtually the same meaning: to crouch, prostrate oneself, to kiss the hand, do reverence, to adore. True worship, therefore, must begin with a heart attitude of bowing or prostrating oneself in adoration and reverence before the One Who is being worshiped. In many instances there may be a physical expression of worship as well.

      'And they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground' (Neh. 8:6b).

      'And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.' (Rev. 5:14b)

Today, we see very little of this attitude of stooping, of humbling oneself in worship. Instead, it seems the church is spending an inordinate amount of time standing and celebrating. Although both worship and celebration should be part of the life of the church, there is a significant difference between the two. In worship, there is a sense of awe and reverence for who God is. He is the focus of worship. In celebration, we rejoice and enjoy what God does, or has done. In actuality, the truest celebration springs from a worshiping heart. There is obviously a place for celebration in the life of the church, but it ought never to replace worshiping God!

 In today's church climate, with its focus on celebration rather than worship, an unbeliever or backsliding Christian can actually feel 'at home' and enjoy himself in many of our services. In true worship, however, when the focus is on God, a sinner will not feel 'at home.' In God's presence, sin is revealed. A sinner will be faced with his sin and his need to bow before a holy God in repentance.

There is no record of revival beginning among a people who were always celebrating, but never worshiping. The record, however, is full of those times God came in revival blessing while His children were on their faces before Him. God's requirements have not changed: 'if My people . . . will humble themselves' (2 Chron. 7:14)." -- Ron Owens
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+Jeremy Seifert Your second "bird" is the posture of interfaith spirituality that is invading some segments of Christendom. The three places in which I have most often seen this are in theological liberalism in general, the emerging church movement in particular, and within some Roman Catholic groups. 
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Thanks to +Luke Shiras for sharing this hilarious video in the comments thread of another post. The "perfect" small group.
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"Well, yomama's so poor he had to get a job playing the cello...wait, never mind."  -- http://www.yo-yoma.com/
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This photo is of Beachy Head, a chalk headland in East Sussex, England, which is about 70 miles from the famed, White Cliffs of Dover. Via +DAVID CHOI 
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Beautiful, it's like something straight out of Middle Earth. 
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Then there was Ananias and Sapphira...imagine today in some church parking lots filled with ambulances on Sunday morning waiting for those who think lying is "misspeaking"  or "misdirection"!
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“Jesus is my only defence,” he said. “I cannot deny Him.”
STORMS ARE INEVITABLE “That day when evening came, he [Jesus] said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side." Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also o...
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+Jeremy Hodges​, this sounds like our week.
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"Our lives are to be filled with good works. Notice: the “honorable . . . conduct” of the first half of the verse is connected to the “good deeds” of the second half. In other words, we are called to honorable conduct, which is nothing less than doing good deeds. It is nice to know that Christianity is more than a call to abstain from a list of activities. We are to be people who are busy filling our lives with good things as well."
This post is adapted from 1 Peter & Jude: Sharing Christ's Sufferings by David R. Helm, which is part of the Preaching the Word commentary series. Living As Worthy Citizens What is required of us to live in this world...
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+Yaw Ansong Good to see you still around on Google+ old friend. 
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Welcome! I am on Google+ primarily for the purpose of sharing biblical thoughts with others, but also for sharing other posts that I find interesting, enjoyable, or funny. It has delighted me to make some friends in the process. My philosophy of proper conduct on Google+ can be found at this post -- https://plus.google.com/115849606049187132320/posts/5wzwoxysxxH. I also endorse the principles discussed by Google+ veteran Guy Kawasaki in his post about Google+ comments -- http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130620123128-2484700-the-art-of-google-comments

Anyone who does not believe they can abide within the boundaries of etiquette and civility described in these two posts should probably consider not adding me to their circles. I welcome differing opinions and discussion within those boundaries (and I understand that we all sometimes stray from them!) but I try to keep my account a generally pleasant environment for all who visit with kind intentions. 

I appreciate comments that are logical and civil. Uncivil and/or obscene comments are usually deleted and their sources often blocked (unless the source is an established friend). Still, those who differ with me or others need not be timid in saying so if they focus on the substance of matters discussed without name-calling, ridicule, or personal attacks on others in the thread. 

I have learned from experience that protracted debate (or whatever name one wants to call it) beyond two or three rounds usually leads to incivility and it is therefore generally not practiced any longer in my threads. On rare occasions I have disabled further comments.Those who are seeking for any kind of protracted disputation should look for it elsewhere. 

Please do not simply pontificate in an arrogant or belligerent manner about disputable matters without providing any reasons for your views. Please do not try to characterize a view that differs from yours if you have not done any primary source research in and reading of that view as it is explained by its most articulate advocates. Also, please do not pretend to have a level of education your comments reveal you do not have. 

I will be happy to dialogue with representatives of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (Jehovah's Witnesses) about my article at http://www.apologeticsindex.org/563-trinity-doctrine-2. A thorough discussion of this article is a prerequisite to further dialogue. 

My health problems may sometimes delay my ability to respond to your comments and I appreciate your patience with me when this is the case. Otherwise, I look forward to your input and to becoming friends.

"To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit." 1 Peter 3:8 NASB
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