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Taxidev last won the day on August 30

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  1. I didn't realize this is where it came from. So VPW didn't know we are living in the new testament times?
  2. Taxidev

    My newe toy

    I wasn't implying that. I was qualifying my use of Chrome.
  3. Taxidev

    My newe toy

    Believe it or not, you're safer the other way around now. I use Chrome only for watching videos because it does that better than Firefox. However, I no longer use Google search. Instead I use DuckDuckGo - it doesn't track anything.
  4. Taxidev

    Revival and Restoration

    I never lived with way corps, never wanted to. I saw early on that they would have been stifling, and I wasn't interested in a restricted lifestyle living by others' rules.
  5. Taxidev

    Revival and Restoration

    Weren't you referring to TWI? I thought you were, and that's what my response was about.
  6. Taxidev

    Revival and Restoration

    The isolationism changed to exclusivity. Either you're part of the club, or you're not. And if you're not, then you aren't welcome at anything they do.
  7. I would really like to see that article. My friend and I have had discussions about how no one in the body is above anyone else in the body, and the only head is Jesus Christ. It would be great to see your biblical references and thoughts.
  8. Thank you, penworks. I saw this from the Way Beyond fb page. Ralph had already shared a lot of that with me here, but this gave me a few more details. There's some interaction in the Part 1 post that you might be interested in seeing, if you can.
  9. Taxidev

    Christian leadership

    You gave some excellent examples of them: "What of the person who doesn’t have an assigned or chosen church role, yet s/he is the one who gets the neighbourhood cleaned up, gets the kids’ playground fixed, is a source of tea and sympathy when there’s a local disaster (flood, storm, accident). What of the person who organises the night shelter for homeless people, or a soup run, or outreach to street kids or street (sex) workers?" I see it as someone who, even imperfectly, strives to live as God would have us live. And, aside from learning the entire bible, we can look at two guiding principles that Jesus Christ pointed to: 1 - Love God above all else, and 2 - Love your neighbor as yourself. In everything we say and do, if we can be sure they fit into these two principles, then we are on the right track. Then, add to that, taking action to serve - and that isn't restricted to serving the believers in our own church group, that's people in our communities, and inspiring others to follow in that action. Inspiring others is the key. A leader doesn't tell anyone what to do, unless they are asked for suggestions. It's interesting that there are secular speakers who describe how to inspire people to action, but not many church leaders. One secular speaker in particular that I have enjoyed has said that a leader will say, "Let's do this or that", while a boss will say, "Go do this or that". But whatever other actions are taken, a true Christian leader has to be living the love of God as described by Jesus Christ.
  10. Taxidev

    My newe toy

    Follow this guy's instructions. https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-or-uninstall-onedrive-windows-10
  11. Taxidev

    My newe toy

    Yes, that can be helpful. I think it's a whopping $5/month for a personal account. It's great if you believe you need daily backups, which they do, and to be able to get to your email from a multitude of devices, and to have a linked calendar. I like LibreOffice for the office suite, and I use Mozilla Thunderbird for my email. The only thing they don't have, which I don't really need, is the linked calendar. So, really, it's just a matter of preference. As for your date, you may want to consider an external drive specifically for that, and a solid state drive would probably be the best choice. Have fun with your new toy!
  12. Taxidev

    The Way "Gift Ministries"

    This is actually the natural way of finding the leader. They are part of the group, but have a tremendous influence on the others in the group. They can all see the leadership qualities of that person, and that person is a true leader. As opposed to the boss, who just gives orders, and garners resentment. Good for you, you most certainly did NOT take that the wrong way.
  13. Taxidev

    My newe toy

    This would depend on what type of computer you had before, meaning a Mac or a PC. Then it depends on what you used to backup your "stuff". You might have to install an app on your newe toy first. BTW: If you don't need MS Office specifically, LibreOffice has a great word processor and spreadsheet, and the entire office suite is free.
  14. Taxidev

    My newe toy

    I am a techie, both by nature and by profession. Don't use Edge. Stick with Firefox. And to be safe while browsing, don't use the Google search engine, use Duck Duck Go. Google tracks everything you do, Duck Duck Go does not. I'm not sure about Yahoo yet. If you find you need to use a Microsoft browser for some insane reason, use the regular Internet Explorer rather than Edge.
  15. Taxidev

    The Way "Gift Ministries"

    Paul gives us a clue, I think. 2Ti 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. But this could mean, Timothy was an evangelist so he should do his job, or he was not an evangelist but he needs to act like one for one reason or another. If it is the second case, then I would say the function can change. And then, in response to: maybe you are seeing something that wasn't so obvious. Maybe God activates these "gift ministries", for lack of a better term, as He sees fit for the body, or maybe enables us to act in that capacity where there is a need. This is worth further study.