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"I don't want to mislead people in what I know.  I ask God to show me the way."


----- Original Message -----
From: Name Withheld
To: Paul Stringini
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 9:41 AM
Subject: Study of Shepards Chapel

Hi Paul,
Thank you so much for your biblical advice.  I have been studying Shepard's Chapel for about a year now.  I like some of his teachings but some has given me difficulty in understanding or believing. I am seeking and I have asked God to please show me the way.  I don't want to be lost in something that is not of the truth. I have difficulty with comprehension some times so I look to others.  I know in my spirit when something doesn't sound right.  Many years of my life had been spent in sin. I must of broken Gods heart a million times.  I only want to serve Him in truth. I don't want to mislead people in what I know.  I ask God to show me the way.  Again thank you for your knowledge and I pray that I may be of help to someone else from what I learn from you.
In Christ,
Name Withheld

My Response:

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Stringini
To: Name Withheld
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2011 12:19 PM
Subject: Re: Study of Shepards Chapel
Name Withheld,  Thank you very much for writing.  A broken and contrite heart will not be despised.  I can see the Lord is strong for you because this spirit is in you.  The wicked are always boasting themselves and their hearts are hardened, but I see God's grace and mercy towards you by the fruit of your lips. God has led you this far and he will surely lead you the rest of the way because you truly place your trust in him.  Sometimes people think it is best to be smartest, but really all it does is tempt us to rely on our intelligence instead of trusting him to lead us on the true path.  Not that we should not use our gifts, but even the wise are led astray by other wisdom.  True wisdom is in trusting the Lord.
 I am glad that you were able to learn something from my ministry, I want the same things you do.  But my desire is not what justifies my deeds, because those who kill the righteous think they do God's service.  (John 16)  What justifies us is the blood of Christ and when we see it's fruit in our deeds we rejoice.  Sometimes when we start out we think we have everything figured out and when the truth is revealed we feel like we are going backwards but it is an illusion, the revelations of God, however disturbing, are progress, whether our folly be revealed or knowledge overturned, it is progress, so rejoice in that.
I  don't know if you were reading my writings of listening to my bible studies but I wanted to give you the link to the line by line bible studies in case you had not heard them
Paul Stringini

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