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4th month, 2nd, 2017 Message

Prior to attending Norristown Meeting I sat for preparation for meeting for worship. Starting with the brief prayer that my reading be profitable to worship that morning, I found myself unable to give way and instead waited. Here's why: the Lord opened to me my anger. In that moment of opening, He gave me words. This blog are the words.

Many who self-identify as Quaker are unaware that Quakers are Christian; so when a Quaker comes in the midst of them and speaks the things of…

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Added by Rhonda Fuller on 4thMo. 6, 2017 at 15:31 — 6 Comments

Increase Our Faith (Some observations on Luke 17:1-10)

Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I…

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Added by Patricia Dallmann on 4thMo. 2, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Hearing the Voice of God

All Christians affirm that they must listen to God. About 35 years ago, early in my own journey, I soon discovered that “listening to God” did not mean the same thing to every Christian I met. This plethora of assumptions—and the many different doctrines it produced—confused me until I felt there was no escape. All I could do was hang on, read the Bible, pray, go to church and hope that someday I would be liberated from the burden of this confusion.

I recall certain…

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Added by Rebecca Hein on 3rdMo. 18, 2017 at 15:04 — 1 Comment

FREEDOM

I was thinking in worship how i've wanted to to be freed from the constraints of the dictates from other sources. and thinking, envisioning in my mind going outward to some place, some lonely place to be freed from the constraints, the dictates and the lord let me see that it's not outward, the freedom is not outward and the freedom is not inward. the freedom is in him. And when the…

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Added by Rhonda Fuller on 3rdMo. 16, 2017 at 15:10 — No Comments

The New Church Order

When George Fox emerged on the scene, something new appeared in Christendom. The message Fox was commanded to preach laid an unheard of foundation for one’s life in God. So unheard of that it was often labeled “the Quaker’s new gospel.” The scriptures record the voice of God saying on the Mount of Transfiguration, “This is my son, my chosen one. Hear him.” Fox maintained by argument and convincing demonstration that the builders of the churches of his day began by rejecting God’s cornerstone…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 3rdMo. 11, 2017 at 12:53 — No Comments

WE HAVE IN US

WE HAVE IN US

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Added by Rhonda Fuller on 3rdMo. 6, 2017 at 17:57 — No Comments

FORERUNNER

Yesterday I wrote in my notebook this question: Can you imagine living in a place where there is no deception? I answered: That place would be God's Kingdom. I thought of it because in my brief, silent settling prior to worship, I saw this world as the deception it is. How did I surmise it's deception? Because of the worshiping of all its attributes.

This morning the Lord blazed my mind with His Spirit and opened to me that the deception is beliving this world is substance. The reason…

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Added by Rhonda Fuller on 3rdMo. 3, 2017 at 17:59 — No Comments

Does The Rooster Crow In Vain?

But Peter answered and said to Him, "Even though all may fall away because of You, I will never fall away." Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you that this very night, before a cock crows, you shall deny Me three times." Peter said to Him, "Even if I must die with You, I will not deny You." (Matt. 26:33-35)

Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a certain servant-girl came to him and said, "You too were with Jesus the Galilean." But he denied it…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 2ndMo. 26, 2017 at 20:32 — 2 Comments

“The Spring of Living Water…” Jer. 2.:13- The Transforming Power of Prophetic Voice

This is the title of a workshop I would like to give soon. After reading Terry H.S. Wallace's None Were So Clear: Prophetic Quaker Faith and the Ministry of Lewis Benson and Catholic Quakerism by Lewis Benson, I am in the process of creating a workshop for New England Yearly Meeting Friends on the importance of the historical prophetic voice and what the prophetic voice means to Friends, and beyond, today. I've drafted some ideas about this workshop, and would appreciate…

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Added by Rebecca B MacKenzie on 2ndMo. 20, 2017 at 5:30 — No Comments

The marks of true religion, Part 1

How are we to know the difference between true and false religion? religions, subsets of religions, and anti-religions abound, each one claiming to be the best. Over all, the banner of tolerance and respect is held high, in a manner that amounts to an admission of defeat. Since we can’t agree on the truth, proclaim one and all, we may as well resign ourselves to a life without it. This attitude has it’s good points; it is far better than wars fought by fanatics. But it is far from what we…

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Added by Lewis Hein on 2ndMo. 5, 2017 at 4:37 — 2 Comments

Rediscovering the Teaching of George Fox: The New Worship (lecture four)

Fox repeats this call over and over: "Keep your testimony...for your worship in the spirit and in the truth, that Christ Jesus hath set up" (Works, 8:34); "keep up your testimony in the light, power, and spirit of God, for the worship that Christ set up above sixteen hundred years since, in spirit and in truth,...which is a worship that cannot be shaken." (8:84) This is a testimony that the Quakers had before the peace testimony was formulated in 1660, and I think in Fox's mind it was the…

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Added by Patricia Dallmann on 1stMo. 30, 2017 at 17:00 — 4 Comments

YOU ONLY LORD

You can tell someone something

or they can tell you.

And what is told is true and good.

But You only, LORD, can give the substance to true and good.

You breathe its life into us

that we might see and know;

know in a way only you can impart.

The world is full of wisdom 

that grinds night to night;

its lite of little stature;

its mouth of little heed.

But to tell the truth of it to another, 

to plead…

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Added by Rhonda Fuller on 1stMo. 21, 2017 at 1:40 — No Comments

Be a Blessing!

Be a Blessing!  Be Kind to One Another!

These exhortations from one person to another were common in the holiday season in December 2016 and have continued on into a hard winter in 2017.  I have heard them from folks across the religious and political spectrum.  It is an unusually cold and wet winter in many parts of North America and political change has many uncertain or even fearful.

These sentiments seem right at first take.  I want people to do these things also.  But on…

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Added by Dan Davenport on 1stMo. 15, 2017 at 14:35 — 2 Comments

Who Will Be Gathered

8th day, 1st month, 2017

Autobiography of George Fox, location 1303

"As we travelled we came near a very great hill, called Pendle Hill, and I was moved of the Lord to go up to the top of it; which I did with difficulty, it was so very steep and high. When I was come to the top, I saw the sea bordering upon Lancashire. From the top of this hill the Lord let me see in what places he had a great people to be gathered."

And gather them he did. And those people gathered are…

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Added by Rhonda Fuller on 1stMo. 9, 2017 at 16:02 — 2 Comments

Parable for the New Year

This poem (parable, what have you) came to me last summer, and I felt drawn to share it here.

The Heretic

I built my house in the lonely mountains,

I built a place where I might rest.

For of this world I was so weary

That all I asked was one request.

I said good neighbors, can't you leave me be?

I said the peace of the Lord is here,

I said your church is not for me,

They said I blasphemed, it was clear.

They said old…

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Added by Annette Estella Hein on 1stMo. 5, 2017 at 23:59 — 3 Comments

The Relation of Fox's Message to the Bible

A common phrase you may see describing a particular denomination or church is, “Bible based.” But the Biblical basis of Fox’s message was not a surface adherence to certain passages, but a comprehensive alignment with God’s purpose throughout history.

Fox lived in a period that was Biblically literate and highly religious. Since Fox rejected all the various forms of Christianity of his day, an appropriate question might be, “Was Fox a Christian?” Lewis Benson’s lecture no. 3,…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 12thMo. 30, 2016 at 4:00 — 4 Comments

The Mediate Role of Virtue

Love mercy and true judgment, justice and righteousness; for the Lord delighteth in such. Consider these things in time, and take heed how ye spend your time. Now ye have time, prize it; and show mercy, that ye may receive mercy from the Lord: for he is coming to try all things, and will plead with all flesh as by fire (Works, 1:115)

This statement is from a letter that Fox wrote in 1651 while he was being held in Darby jail. In this letter, Fox…

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Added by Patricia Dallmann on 12thMo. 15, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

To Understand Scripture, Listen to God's Inward Teaching

When Jesus walked the earth in the flesh, those who recognized him as the Messiah must have been seized by the conviction, "EVERYTHING this man says and does is important." Therefore, they wanted to record it all for future generations, and did their best.

However, earthly life dictates that a certain percentage of our actions and words are mundane and everyday, tied to the necessary tasks of living, such as eating, working, or repairing and maintaining machinery. In living on…

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Added by Rebecca Hein on 12thMo. 7, 2016 at 16:11 — No Comments

WISHING ALL JOY & BLESSING AT CHRISTMAS 2017

A Christmas message from John Gibbs in Dorset UK - Quaker @ Bournemouth Meeting

 

 

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Added by JOHN GIBBS on 12thMo. 1, 2016 at 8:53 — 2 Comments

Time To Plow

"For God hath raised up his own seed in his saints, which seed, Christ, is but one in all....So in that, which is raised up in us, which trampleth upon the earthly, dark power, have we unity with God, and fellowship with his son, and unity one with another.... And so, our unity and fellowship with vain man are lost, and all his evil ways are now turned into enmity; and all his profession is now found to be deceit, and in all his fairest pretences lodgeth cruelty; and the bottom and ground of… Continue

Added by Ellis Hein on 11thMo. 28, 2016 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

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