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Dear readers,

How is your TBR pile looking these days? I have a TBR pile that will out live me but right now I have a ton of books on my review pile to tackle. So much good stuff coming out right now I can't even keep up.

Did you drop by to request a review or tour stop? I am currently accepting promotional invitations (blog tours, cover reveals, etc.) for early September through early October. I am booked for reviews until September and am booking mid-September and later titles so please feel free to contact me for those. Please drop me an email for promotional event invites.

♥ -- Rhi


Friday, February 21, 2014

Weekend Reading [02/21-02/23] :: Friendship & Insanity


It's the weekend again. Whuuuut? Hate when it creeps up on me so fast. It's been a busy few weeks between special occasions and everyday stuff. I'm beginning to realize that as much as I like to think I'm not... I am very, very much an introvert. I'm also far more easily hurt by the things people say than I want them to know. This week an old friend made a comment that basically said that a trait I felt was becoming a bit noticeable (in a negative way) that I had made a generalized apology about, was pretty much how I had always been. And it hurt. A lot. I don't know why the friend would say it unless she didn't mean it as an insult but it certainly didn't feel like it was intended as teasing in a friendly way. :/

But this week I also received a text from a friend that thanked me for something I had said, for being supportive when she really needed it. It makes me wonder if sometimes we just need to step back and think about how someone might feel about the things we say. That same friend once owned the book featured in this photo. When she and her sibling outgrew their books from childhood their mom packed them up and sent them to my son. Now, when I read them to my daughter I get this warm fuzzy feeling because I know that these were stories once loved by someone I call my friend with the utmost sincerity.

This upcoming week is going to be insanely busy here at RhiReading and all over the web. Lots of books release next week. Goooood ones! Which means I have a lot of cramming to do this weekend even though I have a conference to attend—and teach at!—tomorrow. What hijinks are on your weekend agenda?

I've got PAN'S CONQUEST and HARD AS YOU CAN to work on. Here's hoping between my conference, a party, and life I'll get them both chowed down. :) Have a good one! -- Rhi

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...

CALLING ON THE NAME OF THE LORD?

On the Day of Pentecost Peter quoted the prophet Joel (Acts 2:21'And it shall be that everyone who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.')

To call on the name of the Lord is to acknowledge the authority and power of the Lord, and follow in obedience by meeting the terms of pardon.

The apostle Peter did not tell those on the Day of Pentecost to say the "sinner's prayer." Saying the "sinner's prayer" is not calling on the name of the Lord.

Peter preached the death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus. Peter declared the Jesus was Lord and Christ. (Acts 2: 22-26) They obviously believed Peter's preaching because they asked the question(Acts 2:37 ....."Brethren what shall we do?")
Peter did not tell them to say the "sinner's prayer." What was Peter's response to their question? (Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.)


THE NARRATIVE OF CALLING ON THE NAME OF THE LORD.
1. FAITH: Believe in the death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus. Accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.
2. CONFESSION: Acknowledge Jesus as the Christ and the Son of God.
3. REPENTANCE: Make the commitment to turn from sin and turn toward God.
4. WATER BAPTISM: Be immersed into Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.


HOW DID THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD? (Acts 8:25-40


1. Philip preached Jesus to him. (Acts 8:35)
2. He confessed Jesus as The Christ the Son of God. (Acts 8:37)
3. He was baptized in water. Immersed by Philip. (Acts 8:38-39)
The Ethiopian eunuch did not say the sinner's pray nor was he asked to do so by Philip.


Romans 10:13 for "WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED."


Romans 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.


To call on the name of the Lord is to acknowledge His power and authority and confess Him as Lord and Christ . (Acts 2:26,Acts 8:37, Romans 10:9-10) To call on the Name of the Lord is to repent and be baptized. (Acts 2:38)


WE ARE TOLD TO CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD TO BE SAVED.


We are never told we are saved by "faith only." We are never told that saying the "sinner's prayer" is calling on the name of the Lord.


IF SAYING THE "SINNER'S PRAYER" IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR SALVATION? THEN WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SALVATION.


THE REQUIREMENTS!
1. Faith: John 3:16
2. Belief and baptism: Mark 16:16
3. Confession and belief: Romans 10:9-10
4. Born of water and Spirit: John 3:5
5. Grace and faith: Ephesians 2:8
6. Buried through baptism: Roman 6:4-5
7. Water baptism: 1 Peter 3:20-21
8. Baptism: Acts 22:16
9. Baptized into Christ: Galatians 3:27
10. Believe: Acts 16:30-31
11. Repentance and baptism: Acts 2:38
12. God's mercy, water baptism, and the Holy Spirit: Titus 3:5
13. Water baptism: Colossians 2:12-13
14. Repentance: Acts 3:19


IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THESE REQUIREMENTS---THEN YOU HAVE CALLED ON THE NAME OF THE LORD!

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