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  • Life in Christian Community

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    February 11, 2024 Sunday School Lesson (AG) Acts 2:42-47 NLT All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. (43) A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. (44) And…

  • The Spirit-Empowered Church

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    February 4, 2024 LESSON 10 Luke 24:46-49 NLT And he said, “Yes, it was written long ago that the Messiah would suffer and die and rise from the dead on the third day. (47) It was also written that this message would be proclaimed in the authority of his name to all the nations, beginning…

  • Origins of the Church

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    Sunday School January 28, 2024 Winter Quarter #8 Background Watchout Deuteronomy 4:9-14 NLT “But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren. (10) Never forget…

  • People are More than What You See

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    Everyone my age has spent some time watching The Beverly Hillbillies. We all laughed at Jethro Bodine childishly stumbling through math. However, the actor, Max Baer Jr., had a very firm grip on math. He wrote and produced Macon County Line in 1974. He spent $100,000 to produce it and it grossed 25 million at…

  • Great Quote

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    God has one to preach and one to rock babies and another to get up in the night and give them milk, another to write about them, another to send money and another to work in the shop and earn money to send. Lillian Thrasher

  • King James Version

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    Well, I have went back and forth on which version of the Bible that I use in my ministry. I am going back to the King James Version because it is the version that I know. I am not getting into any debates on subjects I know virtually nothing about — Greek grammar and textual…

  • Gabriel’s Oboe

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    I have the most visceral reaction to that music. I choke up and tears well in my eyes. I am sure it is because of the movie, “The Mission.” I think everyone in the ministry needs to watch that movie. It highlights the purpose of the Gospel and the easy out can be misused. We…

  • Much to be Thankful For

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    I have much to be thankful for today. Lindy is getting better every day. We were very surprised that they are not recommending surgery. God is so very good. She is incrementally getting stronger. She still cannot walk without her walker but she can at least get around. There are a few things we can…

  • The Little Things

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    I have been reminded of something I learned long ago but often forget — the little things are so important. Lindy has broke her kneecap. Working with her has reminded me how important those things were never consider can be. Little things like bending your leg. Little things like being able to put your weight…

  • Life has Unexpected Twists

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    This last week has been an adventure. My wife, Lindy, fell and broke her kneecap. She has been in our living room without being able to walk or even bend her leg since the accident. Poor thing has been in so much pain. We are so fortunate that I went on social security just weeks…