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DISRUPTED TASKS

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Submitting to one another in the fear of God. (Ephesians 5:21, NKJV) Even after our 58 years of marriage, life threw us some curves for which we tried to prepare but there were noticeable differences. To prepare us for these unexpected twists my wife and I developed a pattern of mutual submission (Ephesians 5:21) based on our God-given skills, abilities, and natural talen...

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July 4th

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this coming Lord's day. During this long July 4thof July weekend I want to say without apology: I love America. I am unashamedly patriotic. I get teary eyed at patriotic events. I stand proudly when the national anthem is sung and I root for the USA to win. I respect greatly the me...

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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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The Bible

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trustyou are doing well and looking forward to the this coming Lord's Day At the 1939 World's Fair in New York a time capsule was buried. As you might imagine, a lot of thought went into choosing which items to include that would best represent life at that time in history. Only one book was included in the capsule-the Bible! ...

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INCUBATION TIME

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Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. (James 1:19b, NKJV) We're all different, and at times our special quirks can give the perception we're indifferent or not very responsive. However it is these special quirks or behaviors which make us who we are. I have always been slow to speak, often to the frustration of others who expect immediate responses...

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Judging Appearances

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trustyou are doing well and looking forward to this comingLord's Day - as we meet via the internet! John Barrier went to his bank in Spokane, Washington wearing his usual shabby clothes and driving his old, beat up pickup truck. Parking in the Old National Bank parking lot he went in and paid a quick visit to his broker and cashed...

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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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Marriage

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trustyou are doing well and looking forward to this comingLord's Day. Forty-seven years ago this coming Monday, Connie and I were married in Bridgeton, New Jersey at the Berachah Bible Baptist Church. My Dad performed the ceremony and Connie's pastor gave the charge. Since that time I've officiated at many wedding ceremonies and a...

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NO UNIMPORTANT TASKS

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I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. (Psalm 84:10b, NKJV) God loves us all, no matter how rich, poor, educated or uneducated we are. He sent Jesus to die for all of us, no exceptions. This reminds me when I was a boy in Massachusetts, the small Swedish church I attended held a celebratory service in honor of the chur...

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Face to Face

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trustyou are doing well and looking forward to this comingLord's Day. I'm getting weary of not seeing people. Phone calls, emails, cards, texts are no substitute for a face to face meeting with people. For that reason, I'm looking forward to us opening up soon. When that will be is unknown,but we are working on it. As I was think...

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