House to House Heart to Heart

A few photos coming up. House to House Heart to Heart.www.housetohouse.comVolume 18 Number 5 I have been receiving this bulletin for some time now and have shared it numerous weekends for Sunday renewal. I received this edition in the mail yesterday and wanted to take the opportunity to share it with the community as I found it most interesting and feel that if you take the opportunity to read it that you will also be stricken with the Love of the Lord our God and be able to grow closer to him just as I have over the last several years of my missionary works here and at Word Press. Three buddies were discussing death, and one of them asked the others, What would you like people to say about you at your funeral?One said, I would like them to say about me, He was a great humanitarian, who cared about his community. The second said, I want them to say, He was a great husband and father, who wa an example for many to follow. The third guy said, I want them to say, Look, hes moving!Jesus “moved” ….. He is alive today!He is not here for he is risen. Matthew 28 : 6How we got the English Bible 1500 BC – HD 1800The bible came by the inspiration of God (2 Timothy 3 : 16) and was preserved by the  providence of God 1 Peter 1: 25). The Holy Bible is the best documented, most accurate book in all of history. The Journey of the text from the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek into modern English is both interesting and informative. 1500 BC – AD 100The Holy Spirit inspired the original authors. Early 400’s Latin Vulgate translated primarily by Jerome.c. 709Aldhelm translated portions of Psalms from the Vulgate into  Old English.1382John Wycliffe translated the Bible into Middle English from the Vulgate. It was banned and burned.c. 1450Gutenberg invented the printing press.He published the Bible in Latin 14551525 NT, 1535 William Tyndale published the Bible in English, translated from Hebrew and Greek. For this he was captured, imprisoned and burned at the stake. 1769 The revision to the King James Version that is commonly used today was completed.AD 100 – 400Early fragments, scrolls and codices along with citations and quotes from Anti Nicene Christian authors. c. 678 Caedmon translated some biblical texts into Old English songs and poems. c. 890 Alfred the Great translated portions of Exodus, Psalms, and Acts into the Old English.1408It became illegal to translate the Bible into English.1522 Martin Luther published the Bible in German.Early English Translations 1535 Coverdale1537 Matthew’s Bible1539 Great Bible 1560 Geneva Bible 1582 Douai Rheims1611 54 Scholars divided into six teams completed the King James Version. It became the most popular version for over 400 years. The 3 Planes of MarriageMarriage is made on three different planes. The first is Eros.The second plane is philia.The third is agape. As I am in a state of Chastity, I found this article most interesting. It discusses how Husbands should treat their wives and references Pslm 34 : 3 O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.I would love for you to visit in order to read the article in its entirety and totality. It is truly a love story in and of itself. (The 3 Planes of Marriage)Marriage is made on three different planes. The first eros is the physical plane and is fulfilled int he sexual relationship. The second plane is the mental or psychological relationship and relates to the companionship friendship aspect of the marriage. philiaThe third plane agape is the spiritual relationship and is enjoyed when Christians marry Christians. Many marriages never get beyond the first level and many do not last long. Elaine Walster, psychology and sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin, found that for most couples intense passion lasts from six months to about tow and a half years. If this type of love is the only mortar holding the marriage together, trouble looms ahead. When husband or wives have only the second kind of love, they feel that an obligation exists, so they try to keep the marriage together because of duty. With a marriage license and a marriage certificate, they feel they are bound together, but they may lack an emotional connection. Real love is binding, but it binds with the cords of voluntary service.No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love an do with a single threadWhen a husband has only the second kind of love, he and his wife have a lot of fun together. This love depends on worth and admiration. If ore worth and admiration arisies in somebody else, then he will change wives as he does bowling partners. But if it is a part of the whol his love, it can add a great dimension to his marriage. Ideally, when eros begins to lessen, philia can reinforce it, even enhance it. When a husband loves his wife with the deepest love, it is not based on good looks or legal backing or a flawless personality. It is based on no assignable causes, as God’s love for people is not understandable.The Bible commands, Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it. God could have said, Husbands eros your wives but He did not. He used the word agape. This word has to do with looking out for the other person’s hightest good. God’s way to a successful marriage focuses on what husbands and wives put into it, not on what they can get out of it. The wise man said A threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4 : 12. When you have God as the third partner in marriage, you can have a wonderful marriage.How can I find Peace?In Pslam 34, David is on his knees pouring out his heart to God in repentance, thanksgiving, faith and in request to God for assurance, strength, deliverance and instruction. He says, I sought the Lord and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.A main theme in this Psalm is peace :What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking fulie. Depart from evil, anddo good : seek peace and pursue it. 34 : 12 – 14Peace comes to those who refrain their tongues from evil.Peace comes to those who depart from evil.Peace comes from doing good. Toney L. SmithIn conclusion,To LOOK is One thing …A management axiom illustrates a spiritual truth that is important to keep in mind as we read God’s Word :To look is one thing,To see what you look at is another, To understand what you see is a third. To learn from what you understand is something else,But to act on what you learn is all that really matters. It is action based on faith that ultimately counts. Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. “James 1 : 22Please visit House to House, Heart to Heart atwww.housetohouse.comto receive your weekend and weekly “Blessing”, too. Thank you to all my continued readers and the loving and active support. Happy Blogging! Newton County’s Blog Laureate,Ms. April Christina Ramey Fuller Sasser

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