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week of July 25, 2010
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then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things
above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your
minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and
your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is
your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”
moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination,
against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move
towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and
others. That action is the testimony of love as the practice of
bell hooks from Outlaw Culture
OUR ONLY PROBLEM -- THOUGH THAT'S BAD ENOUGH
Mollie Ziegler Hemingway
the Lord's name in vain has become something of a pastime in
popular culture. Jonathan Chait, a senior editor at the liberal
political magazine The New Republic, wrote a blog post during the
health-care debate that shocked me. "J---- C-----," the
headline began, followed by the statement that some arcane
legislative process was "Not That Difficult!"
Tiger Woods returned to golf following his sex scandal, he
retained his habit of cussing a blue streak whenever he made a bad
shot. "G--! Tiger! J---- C-----!" he said after a lousy
drive. The announcers didn't even flinch. Critics scolded Brit
Hume for suggesting that Woods needed Christ's forgiveness, but
almost no one cared when Woods swore in Christ's name.
President Joe Biden got a lot of grief for dropping the f-bomb
before President Obama signed health-care legislation into law.
But how many people noticed that he used "Jesus Christ"
to curse in a Wall Street Journal interview last year?
the mythic gods of the ancient world, Yahweh is not revealed only
by things in nature but is primarily known by his name and the
deeds associated with that name. In the prologue to the Ten
Commandments, Yahweh identifies himself and says he brought the
Hebrews out of bondage. God's name is mentioned 5,343 times in
23,213 verses of the Hebrew text of the Bible.
is the revelation of his name that makes the Hebrews into his
people, and it is by his name that he is to be remembered among
his people forever. The name, then, is the only thing that
Yahweh's people have by which to know and to worship him,"
writes David L. Adams in The Anonymous God.... Read this in full
CHRISTIAN ATHEIST: BELIEVING IN GOD BUT LIVING AS IF HE DOESN'T
Blondin was a world-renowned tightrope artist and acrobat. On June
30, 1859, before a stunned crowd of 100,000 excited onlookers,
Blondin was the first person to cross Niagara Falls by tightrope.
He crossed 1,100 feet on a single three-inch hemp cord, strung
from 160 feet above the falls on one side to a spot 270 feet above
the falls on the other. The breathless assembly watched him
accomplish, step by slow step, a feat most believed impossible.
Blondin was just getting started. In the years to come, the daring
entertainer crossed again and again: on stilts, in a sack, even
pushing a wheelbarrow! The story goes that an exuberant onlooker
called out, "You could cross with a man in that wheelbarrow!"
Blondin agreed and invited the man to climb in. The spectator
dysfunctional relationship with God was often like that. I've
always believed in God, just not enough to trust him with my whole
life in his wheelbarrow. I knew God could fulfill his promises,
but I was never sure he'd do it for me. My selfish Christian
Atheist view was that God existed for me, rather than I for him.
If he'd do what I thought he should, I'd trust him more. If he'd
come through for me, I'd give him more of my life. If he made my
life better and pain-free, I'd believe him more passionately. But
anytime God didn't meet my expectations, we had a problem. God
created me in his image. I returned the favor and created him in
mine. The kind of God I wanted to believe in was this: if he's not
what I want, then he can't have my whole life.... Read this in
WEBINAR WITH J.I. PACKER
Packer will answer questions about biblical interpretation in a
free webinar August 4 at 10:30 am Central Time. Dr. Packer is the
Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College
in Vancouver and author of numerous books, including Knowing
God.... Read this in full at
BOOKS CONVEY GOD'S STORY
1872, baby boy John Harper is born in the dark of night in the
Scottish village of Houston.
he is a gift from You, thus we will dedicate him to You. His name
will be John," his mustached, middle-aged, working-class
father declares, looking toward the heavens, clutching the baby to
a good Bible name," John's mother says, drops of sweat
pouring from her otherwise serene face as she reclines against a
rumpled pillow, a midwife looking on.
a glossy comic book's opening page, bright graphic artwork in four
blocks introduces the engrossing biography of a Baptist preacher
who survived three close brushes with drowning before finally
perishing with the Titanic.
Last Convert of John Harper" is one of a new line of comic
books which encompasses five genres -- adventure, biography,
sci-fi, biblical epic and historical fiction -- and the creative
passion of Art Ayris, who is both the executive pastor of First
Baptist Church in Leesburg, Fla., and CEO of Kingstone Media.
has long been part of the inventive leadership at First Baptist, a
congregation which ministers through a Christian school and
through a Christian Care Center encompassing a men's shelter with
drug and alcohol rehabilitation, shelters for women and children,
a pregnancy care center, medical help for the unemployed and other
benevolence aid and a counseling center..... Read this in full at
DO YOU HAVE TO HATE SOMEONE TO NOT PROSELYTIZE?
James Emery White
a culture, we are rediscovering the validity of spirituality, once
again making room for insight, intuition and even revelation.
Articles on angels, near-death experiences, prayer and healing
have become cover stories. Spiritual themes run throughout
contemporary music. Films and television increasingly explore
religious ideas and settings. People are interested in spiritual
things, they're asking spiritual questions and are beginning to
see that many of their deepest needs are spiritual in nature.
in the new search for the spiritual, Christianity may lose while
others gain. Or there may be such an eclectic gathering of
spiritual commitments that Christianity will, at best, be only
sampled. You may have heard of the term metrosexual. A metrosexual
is a man found deep in the hair-care aisle or in the salon having
his nails buffed to the perfect shine, while he's checking out the
latest fashion magazines. He's a sensitive, well-educated urban
dweller in touch with his feminine side. He loves to shop, wear
jewelry and fill his bathroom counter with moisturizers—and
maybe even makeup. In other words, he embodies a new definition of
what it means to be a man. One that borrows heavily from what it
means to be a woman, and combines it into a new identity.... Read
this in full at
LAND OF MAO, A RISING TIDE OF CHRISTIANITY
Chinese surveys now show that nearly one in three Chinese describe
themselves as religious, an astonishing figure for an officially
atheist country, where religion was banned until three decades
last 30 years of economic reform have seen an explosion of
religious belief. China's government officially recognizes five
religions: Protestantism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Islam, and
Daoism. The biggest boom of all has been in Christianity, which
the government has struggled to control.
way it has tried to do that is by establishing
government-sanctioned churches. In one such church in the east of
the country, China's Protestant heartland, parishioners bow their
heads as the pastor says grace. Hundreds are huddled around
circular tables to eat lunch.
official church is part of what's called the Three-Self Patriotic
Movement, the state-sanctioned Protestant organization. Three-Self
refers to the strategy launched in the 1950s of removing foreign
influences from Chinese churches — self-governance,
self-support, self-propagation.... Read this in full at
COMMUNICATES, FEW CONNECT
an excerpt of this book by John Maxwell at
Teague Snider (http://purposewithoutlimits.com/),
a speaker, radio host, and personal coach, offers this advice to
her clients: "Celebrate success daily. Each day, write down
the top three things you must do. You might have other items on
your list; however, be sure that you do the top three things. If
you will focus on three items each day, five days a week, 52 weeks
a year, you will have small successes each day that can help you
build a sense of accomplishment. That's 780 action items. Talk
FAREWELL, N.T. WRIGHT URGES CHURCH TO PURSUE BOTH JUSTICE,
Tom Wright bid farewell to the Diocese of Durham July 13 with a
reminder to the Church to stand against political correctness and
be the voice of justice for the poor and God’s creation.
his farewell sermon before his retirement as Bishop of Durham in
August, Bishop Wright challenged the notion that being interested
in social justice meant denying the resurrection of Jesus, whilst
being interested in eternal salvation meant having to treat the
world as irrelevant. He urged Christians to speak out in the face
of injustice and give hope to those in difficulty, such as the
poor and asylum seekers. He said: “Some voices are
suggesting we should now put the cart before the horse and have
the church dance to whichever tunes the government of the day want
to play. Not so.” .... Read this in full at
COMPENSATION KEEPS UP WITH INFLATION
for full-time Southern Baptist pastors is rising slightly faster
than inflation. However, the mounting cost of benefits is forcing
churches to provide fewer pastors with medical insurance. These
and other findings are part of the SBC Church Compensation Study,
a survey of 11,674 staff positions in Southern Baptist churches.
for church size, the average full-time Southern Baptist senior
pastor's compensation (salary and housing) rose 0.78% between 2008
and 2010. That rate of change was only slightly higher than the
compounded 0.67% inflation rate for the same period.
all churches have paid non-pastoral staff, especially small
churches," Scott McConnell, associate director of LifeWay
Research, said. "Churches with these positions gave larger
salary increases than the average church gave their senior pastor
over the last two years.".... Read this in full at
have no reason to complain of any crosses, because they are the
bitter fruit of my sin. Nothing shall hurt us but sin; and that
shall not hurt us, if we can repent of it. And nothing can do us
good but the love and favour of God in Christ; and that we shall
have if we seek it in good earnest. Afflictions are God's potions,
which we may sweeten by faith and prayer; but we often make them
bitter, by putting into God's cup the ill ingredients of
impatience and unbelief. There is no affliction so small but we
shall sink under it, if God uphold us not: and there is no sin so
great but we shall commit it, if God restrain us not. A man who
hath the spirit of prayer hath more than if he hath all the world.
And no man is in a bad condition, but he who hath a hard heart and
John Dod (c.1549-1645), as quoted in The
Lives of the Puritans, v. III, Benjamin Brook, London: J. Black,
1813, p. 3
LAUNCHES BIBLE VERSE MEMORY APP
a leader in discipleship and Scripture-memory resources, has
released the VerseMinder Topical Memory System iPhones app on
on the popular Topical Memory System (TMS) developed by The
Navigators, VerseMinder Topical Memory System marks a
first-of-its-kind development for NavPress. With 60 verses in the
NIV, NASB, KJV, and NKJV versions, all organized by topics, this
app helps on-the-go users memorize Bible verses in the translation
of their choice and at their own pace.
is excited to make our Scripture memory system available for a
mobile device. We believe in the truth and sufficiency of
Scripture for the whole of life and are committed to translating
that belief into new tools in this digital age,” says
Michael Visentine, NavPress COO. “We're currently looking
into additional mobile platforms and plan on launching more apps
in the future.”
Topical Memory System is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and
iPad; it doesn’t need an Internet connection. It requires .5
MB and iOS 3.0 or later. It retails for $3.99 at iTunes.
HESITANT TO EVANGELIZE, STUDY FINDS
News Network reports that Christian teens in the US are less
enthusiastic about sharing their faith than they were in 1998.
According to a new study from the Barna Group, less than half of
teenagers (45%) say they've explained their beliefs to someone
with different faith views in the last year. In 1997, that number
was almost two-third of teenagers (63%). "I think many teens
as well as young college students have really bought into the
cultural view of tolerance," said Terry Erickson,
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship National Director of Evangelism.
"You don't want to offend anyone, so there's a reluctance to
share your faith. So we see lots of students that have to get over
that hurdle in college if they want to do evangelism."
gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
persuaded, timid soul, that He has loved you too much to cease
Francois Fenelon (1651-1715), Selections
from Fenelon, ed. Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston: Roberts Bros.,
1879, p. 188
is traditionally considered to be one of the four major functions
of management, along with organizing, leading and
coordinating/controlling. Simply put, planning is identifying
where you want to go, why you want to go there, how you will get
there, what you need in order to get there and how you will know
if you're there or not. The following are many of the types of
plans generated in a business organizations.... Read this in full
OBAMA'S IN-HOUSE PASTOR
young minister's alarm goes off at 6 am, time for his own
devotional and the one he will send to the president of the United
States. This particular morning, Joshua DuBois, director of the
White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships,
meditates on the disciple Peter's first letter to the early
church. The text he prays over and emails to Barack Obama half an
hour later is about something else.
a private start to the day for the president and the pastor, a
spiritual BlackBerry session they guard carefully. Hours later,
they meet in a public setting, when the president arrives to give
a speech at a community center. DuBois is wearing an ear bud and
carrying a clipboard, standard equipment for a mid-level White
House staffer. Obama climbs from his car and greets DuBois and
another aide with a casual, "Hey, guys." ..... Read this
in full at
'BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY'
is building for national "Back To Church Sunday," slated
for Sept. 12. Already more than 1,500 churches across the country
have committed to inviting people who once attended church -- but
who don't anymore -- to special worship services.
year, hundreds of churches took part in the first national "Back
To Church Sunday" (www.backtochurch.com),
which saw members invite more than 700,000 friends and family.
This year, an estimated 1 million "unchurched" and
"dechurched" people will be invited to the special day.
survey by Outreach, Inc., a California-based church marketing
company supporting the initiative, found that last year's
participating churches increased their weekend attendance on
average by 19%.
recent survey of 15,000 Americans indicated that 67% would be open
to an invitation to church coming from a member of their family,"
said Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research, an organization
dedicated to church health and effectiveness. "'Back To
Church Sunday' is a great opportunity for reminding and refocusing
church members to reach out to their unchurched family members."
.... Read this in full at
MOVEMENT OF CHRISTIANS SKIP THE SERMON, WORSHIP IN SMALL GROUPS AT
get to church on a recent Sunday morning, the Yeldell family
walked no farther than their own living room to greet fellow
members of this "house church" are part of what experts
say is a fundamental shift in the way US Christians think about
church. Skip the sermons, costly church buildings and large,
faceless crowds, they say. House church is about relationships
forged in small faith communities.
general, house churches consist of 12 to 15 people who share
what's going on in their lives, often turning to Scriptures for
guidance. They rely on the Holy Spirit or spontaneity to lead the
direction of their weekly gatherings.... Read this in full at
TOP AMAZON AND APPLE EBOOK RELIGION CHARTS
are among the fastest-growing segments in the publishing industry,
and eBibles are no different. Zondervan NIV Bible and Zondervan
NIV Study Bible have been among the Top Five eBooks in the
Religion & Spirituality Category of Apple's iBookstore and
Amazon's Kindle Store since the beginning of 2010.
growing number of consumers are adopting the e-reader format,
whether it's the Amazon Kindle, the Apple iPad, Barnes & Noble
Nook or Sony Reader. Many of these consumers are purchasing an
eBible so they can have the Word of God in an easy to use digital
format," said Chip Brown, senior vice president and publisher
of Bibles at Zondervan. "We're encouraged by the success of
our eBibles to date and remain committed to offering consumers the
content and features they want in the format they desire."
eBibles now represent more than 40 percent of the company's eBook
revenues, and in several instances they also outsell some
traditional hardcover Bible products. From mid-May to mid-June,
the Zondervan NIV Study Bible eBook for Kindle sold more units on
Amazon.com than the hardcover edition.... Read this in full at
RELAUNCHES WEBSITE WITH CONTENT AIMED AT EXPANDING ITS AUDIENCE
the non-profit organization dedicated to providing hope,
encouragement, and inspiration to millions across America and the
world, has relaunched its website with a whole new look and feel.
The new Guideposts.org offers daily inspirational stories, blogs,
photos, and videos as well as a library of free ebooks.
Additionally, the website has expanded its newsletter offerings
and daily content based on the needs and interests of Guideposts
more than sixty years, millions have come to Guideposts for
inspiration. The redesigned Guideposts.org builds on that legacy
by providing users with access to more free inspirational content
as a way to introduce the expanding suite of Guideposts products."
said Philip Charles-Pierre, VP, Digital Media, Guideposts. "By
providing users this unprecedented access, we hope to attract new
users to Guideposts, and to become their new source of
inspiration, hope, and encouragement regardless of lifestage or
the same Christmas day that Caleb and Eli each gave me a
flashlight, Celeste gave me a cross made of two nails welded
together and polished. I saw it at an arts-and-crafts fair and
dropped a subtle hint, something like, ‘Hey, why don't you
buy me that for Christmas?’ Celeste has always been attuned
to my nuances.
like this cross because it has some heft to it. I used to wear a
small cross made of light stone, but there were plenty of times I
forgot it was there. I can feel this one thump against my chest
when I walk, and poke my skin when I twist the wrong way. Crosses
are only what we make of them, I suppose, if that. Some people
like small crosses tucked beneath a shirt, others like a bold
crucifix dangling outside their vestments. As for me, I like this
simple cross of nails against my skin. At times it is the
slightest bit painful, and its weight keeps it never far from my
mind. I've done my blackest deeds when I put the cross far from
mind. I need this weight, just like I need my bookmarks and
flashlights and love offerings of sticky chewing gum.”
Woodlief, from his book Somewhere More Holy
TURN TO FAITH LEADERS
Press reporter Christine Simmons explores the role religious
leaders often play as unofficial confidants and advisers to
members of Congress. She cites a 2008 Pew Forum report that found
that more than half the members of Congress are Protestant, about
30% are Catholic, and about 8% are Jewish.... Read this in full at
RESOURCES ON CATHOLICISM AND THE POPE
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has a variety of resources
on Catholicism and Pope Benedict XVI, including public opinion
polls, research studies, event transcripts and interviews.
Paul David Tripp
went for years as a Christian and didn't really understand
confession. I think there's a subtle, yet significant, difference
between the admission of wrong and true heart confession. True
confession always results in forsaking the small aims of a
self-centered life and living for something bigger.... Read this
in full at
is, in a word, nothing comfortable about the Bible -- until we
manage to get so used to it that we make it comfortable for
ourselves. But then we are perhaps too used to it and too at home
in it. Let us not be too sure we know the Bible ... just because
we have learned not to have problems with it. Have we perhaps
learned ... not to really pay attention to it? Have we ceased to
question the book and be questioned by it?”
Merton, from his book Opening the Bible
MINISTRIES JOINS MEN'S MINISTRY CHANNEL ON SKY ANGEL'S NATIONWIDE
Angel, an affordable faith-based television service available in
the US, announces the addition of On Target Ministries programs to
the Men's Ministry On Demand channel (www.skyangel.com).
The Men's Ministry channel brings together some of the most
challenging and inspiring video content, sermons, conferences,
bible studies, tools to use at work and movies guys love. Sky
Angel subscribers will find the content by choosing Video On
Demand, selecting the Grow category then choosing Men's Ministry
and On Target Ministries.
Target Ministries is a Christian outreach to men, pastors, and
couples led by Vince D'Acchioli. On Target will be launching their
1 year curriculum series called Men on Target, as well as volume
one of "Essentials of the Journey," on Sky Angel's On
Demand section of the television service.... Read this in full at
FORGE AHEAD ON PLAN TO REACH 100M PEOPLE
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod has raised more than half of the
$100 million it needs to launch 2,000 new congregations,
revitalize existing ones and support outreach efforts worldwide.
The denomination is looking to complete the fundraising campaign
by Reformation Day 2011.
Fan into Flame, the campaign was launched in 2005 in an effort to
gather support for the LCMS Ablaze! movement, through which
Lutherans hope to share the Gospel with 100 million people
worldwide by the year 2017. That year marks the 500th anniversary
of the Reformation when German theologian Martin Luther nailed his
Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in
Wittenberg.... Read this in full at
BAPTIST PRESS CELEBRATES 20 YEARS MARKED BY GROWING PAINS
17 marked the 20th birthday of Associated Baptist Press, an
independent news service created by and for Baptists interested in
a free press during a tumultuous time within the Southern Baptist
July 17, 1990, the SBC Executive Committee voted in a closed
session to fire the two top editors of Baptist Press. The
committee chairman said it was because members believed BP's
coverage was biased against conservatives who, over the course of
a decade, had gained majorities on most of the convention's boards
of trustees. Those boards included the Executive Committee itself.
learning he had lost his job as BP's news editor, Dan Martin, 51,
told a crowd of about 200 supporters at the Executive Committee
headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., that leaders of the denomination
wanted to replace the journalists at the convention's official
news service with "their own minister of information."
.... Read this in full at
book of Job is known even by those who have no respect for God and
his Word as that which best symbolizes the struggle of pain. Yet
few have taken to heart what Job really says. I remember debating
an atheist in which he quoted from Job and said that the answers
given to Job were insufficient. I surprised him by telling him
that Job would agree with him.
I asked him if he knew what Job's answer was to that insufficiency
he was offered? The man was silent. Job finds his answer in
stages. He refuses to let one diagnosis or a great one-liner
provide the satisfactory explanation for his situation. He starts
his journey toward finding his answer for suffering and pain from
the assumption of God as the Creator and Designer to seeing God as
the Revealer of Truth, to recognizing him as Redeemer and Savior,
and finally to experiencing him as the Restorer and Comforter.
fascinating, for here the three aspects of the Trinity emerge --
God the Father as Creator, God the Son as Redeemer, and God the
Holy Spirit as Comforter. This triune God is a Being within whom
there is a relationship. For Job, the overwhelming answer to his
questions was not found in an argument. It was not found in a
theological, philosophical, or scientific proposition. It was not
even found in his relationships with his friends or his family, or
in the truth or falsehood of their analyses of Job's problems. Job
ultimately found the answer to his questions and his fear - to his
pain and his grief -- in the voice of God and his divine encounter
with him. The answer to his questions was a Person.”
Zacharias, from his book Has Christianity Failed You?
WEIGHT-LOSS HELP, FAITHFULS TURN TO GOD
diets. Body by God. Karate for Christ. Gospel groove workouts.
Using the Lord's name (not in vain), fitness and diet enthusiasts
are injecting the Almighty into nutrition programs, exercise DVDs,
martial arts and healthy living courses.
a DVD released in June, a gospel choir in full-length gowns sways
back and forth while a fitness personality, Donna Richardson
Joyner, sashays to her aerobic exercises. Her smiling,
spandex-clad entourage echoes her movements. All lift their hands
to praise the Lord. "Give him some love!" she shouts.
DVDs with religious themes, such as this one, have streamed into
the market. More churches have opened fitness centers and started
healthy living groups.... Read this in full at
LEGALIZES GAY MARRIAGE; FIRST IN LATIN AMERICA
legalized same-sex marriage July 15, offering gay couples all the
same rights given to their heterosexual counterparts, including
a 33 to 27 vote, with three abstentions, Argentina became the
first country in Latin America to legally recognize gay marriage.
While same-sex civil unions are recognized in Buenos Aires, parts
of Mexico and Brazil and in Uruguay, no other Latin American
country prior to Argentina had allowed gay and lesbian couples to
unprecedented legislation passed despite intense opposition by the
Roman Catholic Church, which is powerful in the predominantly
Catholic nation. President Cristina Fernandez and her center-left
government are strong advocates of gay rights and legalization of
gay marriage. Fernandez has stated she will sign the legislation.
Read this in full at
the world is starving; the other half is on a diet. We are not
privileged because we deserve to be. Privilege accepted should
mean responsibility accepted.”
was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he
will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation
to those who are waiting for him.”
WEEK'S HYMN: FATHER, IN WHOM WE LIVE
Charles Wesley, 1747
George J. Elvey, 1868
in Whom we live, in Whom we are and move,
glory, power and praise receive for Thy creating love.
all the angel throng give thanks to God on high,
earth repeats the joyful song and echoes to the sky.
Deity, let all the ransomed race
in thanks their lives to Thee for Thy redeeming grace.
grace to sinners showed ye heavenly choirs proclaim,
cry “Salvation to our God, salvation to the Lamb!”
of Holiness, let all Thy saints adore
sacred energy, and bless Thine heart renewing power.
angel tongues can tell Thy love’s ecstatic height,
glorious joy unspeakable the beatific sight.
Triune God, let all the hosts above,
all on earth below record and dwell upon Thy love.
heaven and earth are fled before Thy glorious face,
all the saints Thy love hath made Thine everlasting praise.
man who loves the Bible will love to pray. A man who loves to pray
will delight in the law of the Lord.” EM Bounds
PRAY FOR PERSECUTED
the following list as your daily prayer guide. Think of a brother
or situation that applies and lift them up in prayer.
agreeing in prayer with you for God’s blessings to overtake
Favor with God and man
Be in God’s
Raises or bonuses
Checks in the mail
Gifts & surprises
Bills decrease while blessings increase
all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou
shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God" (Deut.
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