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  • How Often Do You Visit those Sick

    Hospitals aren't easy to do now because of privacy laws... I know. It isn't impossible to do but it is more complicated even for licensed ministers. Nevertheless... there are homes, apartments, etc... all sorts of folks that are sick and yet not in the hospital. They are starving for company... some even starving for fellowship with other believers. How often are you visiting those?
    11
    Never do really
    9.09%
    1
    When the opportunity comes my way but not like I look for that opportunity
    63.64%
    7
    As often as I possibly can... no excuses but serious about the as often as I can part
    27.27%
    3
    No excuses... I don't and I'm not inclined to
    0.00%
    0
    I cannot get out and about because of own health but I do things for them otherwise
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    0
    This is legalism and we don't have to do this sort of thing
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    0

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  • #2
    I have in the past while at Bible College (we had a weekly ministry to the local hospital), and also whenever my sister's been sectioned in a mental health unit. I used to wash and style hair for various people, and just talk to them. I vividly remember one Hungarian lady called Anna who took a liking to my socks and removed them from me

    You know, one thing your threads this afternoon have shown me is that I used to do things that I don't do now. That's a personal challenge.

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    • #3
      Good... tis a goal of mine in starting the threads.


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      A.W. Tozer said,
      "To escape the error of salvation by works we have fallen into the opposite error of salvation without obedience.

      GO.... SERVE YOUR KING!

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      • #4
        Don't forget nursing homes and simple assisted living places. If the building isn't secured, just walk in and let people get used to seeing you for a time. Never know who will come over to chat, help someone with a wheel chair, pick up a newspaper that was dropped, refill their coffee, etc.

        Many places have a volunteer coordinator, and it's not too hard to get on that list usually. Also, contact home health care services, and if it's your thing hospice services in homes. They use A LOT of volunteers! Learned that recently.

        Tons of places, just gotta think and be a bit creative.
        Seek ye FIRST the kingdom.
        Not second or third, but first.
        Only when all else pales to God, when He receives all glory,
        when He is the source of all hope,
        when His love is received and freely given,
        holding not to the world but to the promise to come,
        will all other things be added unto to you.

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        • #5
          Nowhere near as much as I should. I did years ago but haven't in a long while.
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          I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
          - Mahatma Gandhi



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          • #6
            I work at a hospital, so ... at least 5 or 6 or even 7 days a week!
            Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
            Proverbs 3:5

            My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgements come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.
            Isaiah 26:9

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            • #7
              I go when I know the person...hasn't been anyone though in a long time which I think is good...means they are staying out of the hospitals!

              Nursing homes don't let people just walk in here...at least not around here...you will be stopped and questioned...especially since we had some elderly ladies raped here last spring and one murdered... When I tried walking my dog with Nate on his bike in the assistance living center behind us we were closely watched...I couldn't get out of there fast enough. I didn't think we looked very threatening but we sure weren't welcomed! But I understood...everyone was just really scared and on edge.

              I have tried to visit in nursing homes before (when the person had requested visitors) it didn't go very well at all...I guess I am not much of a people person...

              God Bless
              "People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; We drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; We drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated?" - D A Carson

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              • #8
                You can listen to the two messages that I preached here. It is the top blog post... two parts which are really two Sunday sermons.

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                Visit our new website
                ! The Blog might interest some.. and Lord help me!!!... for those that twitter... there as well.

                A.W. Tozer said,
                "To escape the error of salvation by works we have fallen into the opposite error of salvation without obedience.

                GO.... SERVE YOUR KING!

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                • #9
                  Hospitals and nursing homes... are the obvious places to find the sick, in Christ Jesus our eyes can also be open that there are those that are spiritually sick, ministering in prisons, has shown me such.

                  These are believers that are broken hearted, spiritually depressed, they are being sifted by the devil,

                  Luke 22:31
                  And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:


                  I do not have a calling to hospitals, nursing homes.... and such, they grieve me, and the situations are hard for me to let go.
                  It takes love to embrace those ones who are weak, and strength to endure the weakness, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

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