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Self interest isn't a principle - It's just self-interest!

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! I'm anxious to be back and hope you will join us in person or on line. During our time of confinement, I decided to re-read associate justice of the Supreme Court Clarence Thomas' book entitled, My Grandfather's Son. Thomas has been a justice for almost 3...

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PPP vs Trust in God!

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! The following article is longer than most, but it contains something that needs to be said. Last week I was reminded that earlier this summer some of the largest and more prosperous mega-churches in the country received anywhere from $5 to $10 milli...

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CHANGED

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Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that we have been freely given to us by God.(1 Corinthians 2:12, NKJV) When God enters our lives, we're changed by His grace, even if we don't think it worked. One day some friends invited a student nurse to a camp meeting in the suburbs. Wavering but not wanti...

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LET’S ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER

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And he (Josiah) set the priests in their duties and encouraged them for the service of the house of the LORD. (2 Chronicles 35:2, NKJV) When life gives you lemons, do you make lemonade? In times of trouble and despair, do you have friends you can trust and turn to for guidance? Each day I learn of people pummeled by put downs, conquered by criticisms, and egged on by egos...

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LESSONS FROM MOHS SURGERY

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But the fruit of the Spirit is gentleness. (Galatians 5:22-23, NKJV) Our lives are full of lessons, in my case; this particular lesson has to do with skin cancer and parenting. Within the last year I had two cancers on my face which required Mohs surgery. One was on my left cheek and the other was behind my left ear. Because of these critical locations, my dermatologist r...

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Reaping Great Rewards!

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this coming Lord's Day Dr. John Ed Mathiston was the pastor of Frazier Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. A number of years ago he told his congregation the following story: about kindness. "Not long ago, a man from the Middle East walked into a new car showroom an...

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COVID-19 & A MESSAGE OF HOPE!

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, In the last four weeks, our world has changed dramatically with the spread of COVID-19. The question on many folk's minds is this: When will a vaccine be found to protect us from this terrible virus? I'm confident, given the fact that the entire health care and scientific community around the world is focused on potential treatments and ...

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Next Week’s Message Paul’s Concluding Arguments Galatians 6:11-18

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Next Sunday we bring to a close our long and methodical journey through the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians. 29 messages ago, one Sunday shy of one year (2/22/2019) we began our study of this marvelous letter. It's been an exciting trip. The topic of God's grace has been dealt with so forcefully and effectively in this book that one cannot escape the overwhelming truth ...

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The Master Shipbuilder

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What do we do when bad things happen? What do we do when violence erupts, like with the most recent shootings? Life doesn't always make sense. But we need to continue to trust the Master Shipbuilder of our lives....

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Next Week’s Message: Two Mothers, Two Sons, Two Covenants Galatians 4:21-31

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Are we redeemed by faith alone? What about The Law given to Moses? Are we saved by grace also?...

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