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The Path Across the Border

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Dear Friends, In 1941, when the Nazis began brutalizing the Jews of France, the parents of Maurice, 12, and Joseph Joffo, 10, told them they would be sending them to live with relatives in unoccupied France. Each was given 5,000 francs, or about 10 dollars, to pay his way on the train. They would travel to the border town of Dax, and then find a way to cross the border ...

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A Reminder about Falls!

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to theLord's Day. Witnessing the fall of someone people greatly admire elicits deep, painful emotions. We feel betrayed, embarrassed and angry over what they've done. The more public our faith in them, the more public our shame and the deeper our anger. Those emotions describe the way many of us have f...

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Apologies

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to theLord's Day. Bill Glass played a full career with the Cleveland Browns as an All-Pro defensive end before retiring for another career spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. In his bookGet in the Game, Bill Glass tells of the time his team was battling the St. Louis Cardinals (back when they were st...

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An Example of GRACE

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Today we continue with our sermon series "God's Blueprint for the Church." Our 4th message, An Example of Grace focuses on the writer of Amazing Grace, John Newton. Join us again and for the next few weeks as we continue to carefully study 1st Timothy a marvelous letter. John Newton, was a wild, drunken sailor. His language was so foul that the captain, hardly a model o...

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Burnt Biscuits

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to our service this coming Lord's Day! Joe McKeever is a godly, seasoned Southern Baptist preacher who writes a blog for pastors. I always enjoy his insights because he doesn't write from an ivory tower. He's pastured for over 60 years! Recently he related the following story about a good ...

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BY THE RULES

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And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. (2 Timothy 2:5, NKJV) We all have to live by the rules. God gave us His 10 commandments for us to live by them. However we also have to live and abide by rules set by our elected officials. In athletic competitions one has to play by the rules. I became painfully aware o...

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THANKSGIVING IN PRAYER

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In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18, KJV God has an interesting way of convicting us, and His timing is always perfect and impeccable. One day during my daily prayer time, I was convicted about the lack of thanksgiving in my prayer life. This was such a powerful moment the only thing I could think of ...

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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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Next Week’s Message Restoring a Fallen Brother Galatians 6:1-6

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Following the all-important passage about life in the Spirit, Paul begins his final chapter with a focus on the practical. In it, he says nothing about signs and wonders, and he does not go into detail about spiritual gifts. He talks about how the community of faith operates when the Spirit is leading. Life in the Spirit involves healthy relationships within the body o...

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Dear God, help us all!

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Do we have a recovery plan for when we make major mistakes? Aren't you glad God doesn't make mistakes?...

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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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Failure's Recipe: Overconfidence

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Are you confident or over-confident? Do you know the difference? Would you be able to determine what makes you confident or over-confident?...

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