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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Forgiving Others: Difficulties and Benefits

For a follower of Jesus, forgiving others becomes a way of life. God’s word about this is clear, I am to “forgive just as God in Christ has forgiven me”

Ask not what your church can do for you

We are a small church with limited attractions for young families. We can’t compete with the programs the larger churches in our area have to offer. Not that we are in competition, per say. After all, we are all on the same team working for His kingdom.

Stupidity Not a Crime, But Consequences May Catch Up With You

Someone said, “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear dumb than it is to open it and remove all doubt.” Or, as Forest Gump’s mother said, “Stupid is as stupid does.” Sometimes, mental aptitude is demonstrated by the stupid things a person does.

‘100 Houses’ evangelism effort in New Orleans

by Gary D. Myers Reprinted from Baptist Press, news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Don't tell seminary professor Preston Nix that door-to-door evangelism in New Orleans...

Reflecting on Privileges, Burdens of Ministry

Pastors love walking with their people through life’s celebrations and tribulations, but in ministry, pastors often carry burdens of their own.

A Place Called Home

Ahh, to be home! Nearly all people, and animals, have a place called home where they live and grow before leaving and establishing a home of their own.

Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord

In Ephesians 1, Paul didn’t pray for material blessings, but for spiritual perception. In verse 19, he prayed “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” The word understanding means heart.

5 Things Replacing God’s Direction in Your Life

Here are five things you may be using to replace Christ’s direction in your life:

At God’s chalk board

BOYNE CITY, MICH. — Artist and speaker Matt Bowman has an international ministry which brings people from around the world to learn how to do chalk art as way...

A Papal Allegation with Hellish Implications

Last week, several news sources, including The Guardian, reported a shocking comment allegedly made by Pope Francis. The Vatican quickly shifted into full-blown crisis management and scrambled to contain the fallout and take counteractive measures (see article in the National Catholic Reporter).
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