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Chicago, by Frankie

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by HAMel, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. HAMel

    HAMel Well-Known Member

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    Remember hearing Frank Sinatra sing about Chicago? Here (in part) are the lyrics...

    Chicago, Chicago that toddling town
    Chicago, Chicago I will show you around
    I love it bet your bottom dollar you'll lose the blues in Chicago, Chicago
    The town that Billy's Sunday couldn't shut down

    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/franksinatra/chicago.html

    Update:

    Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/...uth-chicago-east-garfield-park-west-englewood



    From what I read Billy Sunday was quite an outspoken preacher. He came down hard on the whiskey peddlers. Billy Sunday has been in paradise for a long time now. I wonder how ole' Blue Eyes is doing?

    I remember being in the military back in the 1960's and walking past all the drunks passed out on the streets late at night. A terrible sight to see.

    God blessed you Billy Sunday and for sure your preaching lead a lot of folks to the Lord.
     
  2. pk4life

    pk4life New Member

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    in short... no, no I do not
     
  3. Deacon

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    A quite a few decades ago I cared for my infirmed grandmother in the weeks before she died.

    Up until that time I never got to talk to her as an adult.
    It was a special time for us both.
    I quizzed her on her life and her faith, trying to assess whether she had made a decision of faith.

    As a youth she lived in Chicago.
    She related that as a teen, a Baptist friend invited her to go see Billy Sunday

    She saw him a couple of times and responded to his sermons.

    Rob
     
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  4. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member

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    Chicago you mean the band?

     
  5. prophet

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    I planted a church in West Englewood.

    The people there were all kicked out of the projects, that the City was tearing down.

    Last Dec. I was there for a visit, and the families testified of how their children were college graduates, instead of gangsters.
    Most are married, a rarity in W.E.

    Where sin did abound, grace did much more abound.

    There is Hope, Halelujah!
     
  6. corndogggy

    corndogggy Active Member

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    Englewood, always up to no good...
     
  7. Zaac

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    Hopefully ole Blue Eyes is in Paradise too.
     
  8. Bro. Curtis

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    He was a life-long Catholic, excommunicated at least once, for being married 4 times. But he was pretty private about any faith he had.

    He was great in "From Here To Eternity".
     
  9. padredurand

    padredurand Well-Known Member

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    Guys and Dolls.

    :BangHead:
     
  10. prophet

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    You aint lyin.
     
  11. HeDied4U

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    Not much has changed over the years. Still passed out on the streets.

    I am so glad I no longer live there.
     
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