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A Prayer We Need For The New Year

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With the start of the New Year, I am reminded of the First Great Awakening in America during the 1730s and 1740s. This was a time of great religious revival in America and parts of Europe. A revival is twofold, first, in the sense that a revival happens when a large group of people is transformed by the power of the gospel and second, a revival happens when Christians take...

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Celebrate Christmas With Every Note You Hear

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There's a song in the air. Christmas is a special time of music. The old familiar carols play. Some of us can't wait for Thanksgiving to be over so we can play Christmas music. Others don't wait and begin playing as soon as possible, literally. Whatever your background is to Christmas music there's one thing that's true. The little baby lying in a manger is the King of the...

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Christmas Through The Eyes Of Simeon And Anna

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IntroAs a child I remember experiencing the wonder of Christmas as the season moved forward and the 25th got closer and closer. Though for me at that time, much of what Christmas was about centered around the gifts that might be coming my way. There was a great wonder and excitement about the season. As I grew older into high school, much of that wonder and excitement wane...

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Thanksgiving 2018

We all work. Some work hard. Some work hard at doing nothing, but we all work. When our work is completed we celebrate. Many times the celebration is about us. As we turn our calendars on another Thanksgiving when our turkey traditions are unfurled in full, oven-roasted glory we need to think about how we can best take time to be thankful. The story of Ezra can help us....

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Wanderer on the Path of God

By Paul Ling...

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Every Disciple Of Christ Needs To Be A Church Historian

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Written By Daniel Schoof...

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Feeding Your Children (So they can feed themselves)

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Feeding Your Children (So they can feed themselves) A long time ago in a country across the sea, there was a land where the people were starving. The peasants had no way of getting food, and the rulers kept it all to themselves, while never eating a morsel. Then a man named William Tyndale defied the powers of the day and starting handing out food to as many people as pos...

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A Family That Worships Together Is A Characteristic Of A Godly Family

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James W. Alexander (1823-1858) was a pastor during the nineteenth century who is not well-known among Christians today, but this does not mean that the things he wrote have no relevance for our lives. Everyone knows that Sunday morning is a time for the shepherd to feed his sheep, but the question should be asked, what are we congregants to do during the other six days? ...

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Change

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Change. The songwriter said turn and face the change. Easier sung than lived. Why is change so hard? Internal inertia? Personal ease and comfort? Fear of the unknown? Are these obstacles necessary? Can we glean new understanding to help us? Yes I know we can and in fact I would challenge you to work hard at it because change is inevitable. The mere gravitational well of ag...

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The Beauty of Diversity

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Have you ever thought about how weird it would be if our body was made of one bodypart? Think about it. Instead of having a head, a core, arms, legs, eyes etc., what if wewere just a nose or just one big foot? Or what if a foot tried to do the job of an eye, and the hand of an ear simply because itreally wanted to be that other body part? It wouldn't work right?! As hard ...

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