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Repeaters

  • The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Beroea. When they arrived, they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Acts 17:10 WEB

    The first mechanical repeater was a telegraph machine, but the practice was in use long before that. A repeater hears a signal and then repeats it verbatim. With the telegraph, someone tapped a signal at one end and the repeater at the other end of the line regenerated it. In wireless networks today, repeaters are used to expand the coverage area, and each repeater says the same thing. It does not question the signal sent to it, but passes it down the line just as it was received.

    For a season in my life, I was merely a repeater. I heard things at church or seminary, then repeated them as the gospel truth and I would staunchly defend them. I am now embarrassed to say that at least forty percent of it was rubbish, traditions of men, and fairy tales. That is being polite because it was probably more like sixty percent.

    There are so many pet doctrines floating around out there that have absolutely nothing to do with God. Jesus said in Mark 7:7 'In vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' I was taught commandments of men, and then I began teaching others the things that I had learned just like they had.

    Don't just be a repeater like I was. The more that I studied the Bible, the more rubbish was revealed in my life. Listen or read the Bible for yourself. The Berean Christians received the word eagerly, but then searched the scriptures to see if it was true. If you do not know what is in the Bible, you will almost certainly be deceived.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You give me a hunger for Your Word. Stir up that desire in me and open my mind so that I can understand the scriptures. Help me discern what is from You, and what is not. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!!                    Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

 

Father, help me to descern what is from you. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You give me a hunger for Your Word. Stir up that desire in me and open my mind so that I can understand the scriptures. Help me discern what is from You, and what is not. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! <3

February 25, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Diane <3!

February 25, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Amen.

February 25, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

I'm inquizative-notions, dirtections hearing-I've set My own views!!!!!!!!!

February 25, 2017
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen!

February 25, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

hallelujah thank you  lord  for  your  word amen

 

February 25, 2017
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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith

Great word Pastor D.

February 25, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Hey Jeff, great to hear from you! Hope all is well :)!

February 25, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

One of the more interesting things Dion mentioned encountering is that there are churches will preach on neckties. I thought for sure that must mean that they were in favor of neckties, seeing that many churches want a person to dress pretty formally. Instead, they were apparently saying neckties were a sin! Now, I would agree that it's a disadvantage in a fight, giving one's opponent something easy to grab, but calling it a sin is going a bit far :D.

February 25, 2017
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi

Lol

February 25, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

I have to second what Matthew said; LOL!

February 25, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

This is so true! Gods word is very powerful, It penatrates deep into our heart, and the Holy Spirit helps us understand it.

February 25, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

I ask the LORD GOD to help me live by his word and law and not by man's. Pastor you been on a roll this week. Keep them coming. You are blessing your flock with truth and knowledge. Thank you.

February 25, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank you Pastor for these words. I do pray this for my family whom I feel are drifting far away from his word. 

February 25, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

February 25, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. So many false doctrines are in this world. The only way to discredit them is by learning what God's Word is. No wonder so many people in this nation are so confused and run amuck. They are not reading the Bible, so they have no idea what is true.

February 25, 2017
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi

Amen

February 25, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Thanks Pastor Dion, this is the best advice anyone can give, READ THE BIBLE FOR YOURSELF!

February 25, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen

 

February 25, 2017
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin

Amen

February 25, 2017
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider

Wow, another great devotion! You have really touched my heart all week!! My mother sent me to every church in town and i accumulated quite a collection of "rules" ! thank you so much!

February 25, 2017
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

February 25, 2017
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Gina Blakey
Gina Blakey

That's right and good. Personally, I know I've had to unlearn a lot of what I was taught about God so I could know Him. 

February 25, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lordedited: February 25, 2017

Thanks Pastor Dion. My late husband told me that you can check things out by seeing if they line up in the Bible. If they don't, forget them...There are so many man made doctrines around its easy to get confused and even about the type of Bible you should read. Pastors prayer: Heavenly Father I pray you give me a hunger for Your word. Stir up that desire in me and open my mind so that I can understand the scriptures. Help me to discern what is from You and what is not. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

February 25, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, the WORD of God is the same: yesterday, today, and tomorrow-it changes not!

 

February 25, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes my Lord, amen. 

February 25, 2017
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Donna Darling
Donna Darling

Heavenly Father, I pray that You give me a hunger for Your Word. Stir up that desire in me and open my mind so that I can understand the scriptures. Help me discern what is from You, and what is not. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

February 25, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Good morning!  Thanks Pastor Todd, I definitely want to internalize the word of God!  Heavenly Father, I pray that You give me a hunger for Your Word. Stir up that desire in me and open my mind so that I can understand the scriptures. Help me discern what is from You, and what is not. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

February 26, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I pray that you give me a hunger for your word. Stir up that desire in me and open up my mind so that I can understand the scriptures. Help me discern what is from you, and what is not. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

February 26, 2017