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Pat Chambers

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. This past Tuesday August 24th, in Bridgeton, NJ we buried Connie's 95 year old mother, Pat Chambers. For the past 48 years she was my mother-in-law.The memorial service was a fitting tribute to a wonderful, Godly woman, who I had no difficulty calling "Mom" and grew to love.Our entire family put as...

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It is well with my Soul

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This Sunday we continue looking at the back story of some of the great hymns of our faith and the scriptural bases for that hymn. We all have our favorite hymns and worship songs, and many times; particularly with hymns we don't always know the origin or meaning behind that hymn. Many are based on scripture and have a special meaning to the writer. Among the most belov...

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INTRODUCTION TO THE PSALMS (PART 1)

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Now these are the last words of David. Thus says David the son of Jesse; thus says the man raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel(2 Samuel 23:1, NKJV) The book of Psalms is full of wonder, praise and love for God our creator, In the Psalms you can read about worship, lament, desperation, despair, creation, humanity, all of th...

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Our Unique Roads

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. Recently I read about a young lady named Amanda Coker, 24, who over the course of a year rode her bike the equivalentof almost four times around the Earth.From May 15, 2016, to May 14, 2017, Coker rode 86,500 miles; setting a Guinness World Record for most miles ridden in a year. The old record, se...

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Knowing Jesus as Lord

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You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4: 7-8 Today our guest speaker is Pastor Dan. Pastor Dan is no stranger to MBC and has been a pastor for over 4 decades. He retired 2 years ago from Grace Community Bible Church in Sandy. Pastor Dan...

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JEOPARDY

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And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven; this burdensome task God has given to the sons of man, by which they may be exercised,(Ecclesiastes 1:13, NKJV) In our lives we all have special things we like to do to keep us busy or entertained. Some like to travel, read a book, play sports, spend time outdoors, etc. One of my...

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Patiently Waiting for Death

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. Connie and I are in South Carolina at Connie's sisters house.Yesterday, was Connie's Mom, Pat Chambers', 95thbirthday.We gathered around her bed and sang happy birthday.Not sure she was aware what was going on because she is dying.The hospice nurse has said she could depart this life at any moment....

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I must tell Jesus

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Life is complicated, complex full of ups and downs. It is up to us to lay all of our worries at Jesus' feet. We also need to share with Him what's in our hearts, what's occupying our minds and thoughts. Yet many of us rely in our own abilities to deal with life and all of our situations. A common temptation for all of us is the sin of worry. No one is completely immune....

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A JOURNEY INTO PUBLISHED WRITING

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Hear, all you peoples! Listen, O earth, and all that is in it! Let the Lord GOD be a witness against you. The Lord from His holy temple (Micah 1:2. NKJV) How many of you ever thought of becoming a writer? Too many of us have great ideas, but we don't know how to begin or where to begin. This happened to me. In short, what started as a family practice, writing for my famil...

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Death's Default

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. The first week of August never passes without reminding me that 13 years ago (August 3, 2008) my father passed away and went to heaven.Seven years later (November 28, 2015) my mother joined Dad.As I get older I've become increasingly more conscious of death.I hope no one will think of that as a mor...

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Who is Jesus Christ?

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Who is Jesus Christ? This question has been asked many many times. Even during Jesus' life, many asked, Who is Jesus? Is He reallty the Son of God, Is He the messiah? Is He the chosen one? Today we're going dive deeper into this topic and discuss who Jesus is and how we can present him to other? John Newton, a former English slave trader is best know for his hymn "Amaz...

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TOASTMASTERS

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A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver (Proverbs 25:11, NKJV Not everyone is comfortable speaking in a public setting. Many suffer from glossophobia, also known as fear of public speaking. I'm not talking about having jitters, or sweaty palms, I'm talking about physical fear, and discomfort. Early in my career as a rocket scientist, my supervisor...

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Love is...

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. This weekend Connie and I will be attending our niece's wedding in Texarkana. We are coming down to less than a half dozen nieces and nephews who remain single and like all our family weddings, we are looking forward to seeing our extended family. All my siblings will be there so it will be special...

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