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temptation has seized you that
isn’t common for people. But God is faithful. He won’t
allow you to be
tempted beyond your abilities. Instead, with the temptation, God will
also supply a way out so that you will be able to endure it.”
Corinthians 10:13 (CEB)
“Pulling weeds and
That's the story of life. We are individual lots on which either weeds
of selfishness or fruit of the Holy Spirit grows and flourishes.”
Dennis and Barbara Rainey
SURVEY: HALF OF CHURCHGOERS' LIVES NOT AFFECTED BY TIME IN PEWS
Almost half of churchgoing
Americans say their life has not changed a bit due to their time in the
pews, a new survey shows.
Barna Group, an evangelical
based in California, found that 46% reported no change. About a quarter
of Americans said their life was greatly affected by church attendance
and another quarter said it was somewhat influential.
Two-thirds of respondents said
they had felt "a real and personal connection" with God while attending
Among weekly church attenders,
said they felt God's presence every week and 18% said they had that
experience once a month.... Read this in full at
A BIBLE IN YOUR BACKPACK, UNLESS YOU OPT OUT, IN P.E.I.
Handing out Gideon Bibles to
students has been a long tradition in Prince Edward Island schools, one
that has been safeguarded for more than four decades as the role of
religion in Canadian classrooms slowly eroded.
This past week, one P.E.I.
board faced the uncomfortable question of whether the service should
still be offered at all after a parent complained about the consent
form sent home to allow his daughter to opt out of the service.
“I’ll be held
responsible for my
child’s belief system, not the schools,” Michael Arsenault
local CBC.... Read this in full at
HOBBY LOBBY PRESIDENT COLLECTS BIBLES
See this interview with Steve
Green, president of Hobby Lobby, as he talks about the traveling
exhibit of rare Bibles
Also see the collections
DON'T TAKE FAITH FOR GRANTED
by David Briggs
Men would rather watch Monday
Football than go shopping. Eating too many Hardee’s Monster
Thickburgers is linked to obesity. Texting while driving is a bad idea.
There are times when research
findings are so obvious they are almost beyond questioning. So it is
puzzling that growing evidence showing the importance of congregations
cultivating the spiritual lives of the faithful is so routinely ignored.
Puzzling, and damaging to the
health of many of the nation’s churches, especially those most in
need of revival.
Even though research shows that
spiritually alive churches are the most likely to grow, the percentage
of US congregations reporting high spiritual vitality declined from 43
percent in 2005 to 28 percent in 2010, according to the latest Faith
Communities Today survey.... Read this in full at
DESIRE TO BE A HERO LIKE BONHOEFFER
by Timothy Larsen
Ecclesiastes 10:9 says,
quarries stones may be injured by them; whoever splits logs may be
endangered by them” (NIV). I have always thought of this as the
occupational hazards. It is good for all of us to reflect on what might
be the unfortunate outcomes to which our vocations and positions are
Self-importance is an
hazard of the academic life. We academics tend to be vain,
self-absorbed people. Our work is structured so as to make us the
center of attention. We are rewarded for hearing ourselves talk,
getting our names in print and convincing others that we are
special—wiser, more knowledgeable, more authoritative as experts.
one gets diminishing returns for the same amount of praise, and we end
up having to seek ever-bigger doses. You know how certain kinds of
people might overly slather butter on their toast? That’s how we
academics like our flattery.
Believe me, I know whereof I
Dietrich Bonhoeffer has been
my heroes for my entire adult life. It’s possible that no book
the Bible has ever made a greater impact on me than Bonhoeffer’s
Letters and Papers from Prison. It drew me on to reading his other
works, as well as biographies of him and studies of his ideas.... Read
this in full at
THE CHICKEN OF THE SEA: A MODERN TALE OF FEAR, FAILURE, AND COWARDICE
by R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
What are we to do with Captain
Francesco Schettino, captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia that
sank off the Tuscan coast? He will go down in history as an example of
miserable failure, dereliction of duty, radical cowardice, and the
collapse of manhood. He failed to do what any man in his position would
be expected to do. He even refused a direct command to take up his
duty, once he had abandoned it.
We are left with the tragic
of a frightened man who abandoned his post when he was most needed, and
consigned over 4,200 human beings in his care to the dark water.
It is a portrait of moral
collapse and the forfeiture of manhood.
Thankfully, this was not the
picture to be seen. Manrico Giampedroni, a 57-year-old crew member
aboard the Costa Concordia devoted himself fearlessly to the rescue of
passengers, returning to the listing ship again and again to find them
and return them to safety. He stopped only when he badly fractured his
leg and had to be rescued himself. Francis Servel, who attempted to
flee the boat with his wife, Nicole, discovered that there was only one
life jacket. He put it on his wife, and that was her last sight of him.
“I owe my life to my husband,” she said.... Read this in
“It is very important
learn from their fathers and mothers how to love one another - not in
the school, not from the teacher, but from you. It is very important
that you share with your children the joy of that smile. There will be
misunderstandings; every family has its cross, its suffering. Always be
the first to forgive with a smile. Be cheerful, be happy.”
THE KINGDOM – THE FAMILY BUSINESS – PART I
by Clare De Graaf
Have you ever thought of the
kingdom of God as the family business?
In my previous worldview as a
religious Christian, prior to my own spiritual re-birth some 30 years
ago now, I had a Sunday school understanding of the gospel and the
kingdom. Jesus’ life, death, burial, and resurrection was all
– getting me and others out from underneath this problem with
which we had with God. Once that was done, I had my promise of heaven
when I die, and living with God in his kingdom, the Kingdom of Heaven.
But, here’s where I
missed it! .... Read this in full at
“The holiness of God, the
God, and the health of the creation are inseparably united. Not only is
it right for God to display anger at sin, but I find it impossible to
understand how He could do otherwise. God's wrath is His utter
intolerance of whatever degrades or destroys.”
A. W. Tozer (1897-1963),
Man: The Dwelling Place of God, Harrisburg, Penn.: Christian
Publications, Inc., 1966, p. 111
DOES GOD LOVE TO SURPRISE US?
“God must love the game
because He plays it with us all the time. He has this habit of waiting
until the very last moment to answer our prayer to see if we will
chicken out or pray through. If we chicken out, we miss out on the
miracle; if we pray through, God will come through, but it may well be
at the last moment possible. And, of course, if you chicken out of the
game of chicken, God will always give you another chance to get back in
“This pattern of
provision is repeated throughout Scripture, and I think it reveals
God's playful personality. Sometimes we are so focused on the character
of God that we forget that God has a personality too. He loves hiding
around corners and surprising us. You can't convince me that Jesus
didn't have fun sneaking up on the disciples in the middle of the night
in the middle of the lake by walking on water. You can't convince me
that God didn't enjoy the befuddled look on Moses' face when he heard
the talking bush. As I read Scripture, I can come to no other
conclusion than this: God loves showing up in unexpected ways at
“I love this part of
personality. While it sometimes adds stress, it also adds drama. In big
and small ways, it is prayer that adds the unexpected twists and turns
in our personal plotlines that make life worth living. It is prayer
that precipitates and culminates in the climactic moments when God
shows up in dramatic fashion. It is prayer that can turn any story,
your story, into an epic drama.
“I have scribbled the
in the margins of my Bible at various places where God provides just
enough just in time... He did it when the Israelites are trapped
between the Egyptian army and Red Sea. He did it when the boat is about
to capsize on the Sea of Galilee because of hurricane-force winds. And
He did it with us when we had twenty-four hours to come up with $7,500.
“Maybe you're in a
situation right now. It feels like ... the Egyptian army is closing in
on you, or your boat is about to capsize. It may seem like God is
nowhere to be seen, but maybe God is setting the stage for a miracle.
This I know for sure: God is always stage right. He's ready to make His
grand entrance. All He is waiting for is your prayer cue.”
Batterson in The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest
Dreams and Greatest Fears
NEARLY 60% OF YOUNG PEOPLE LEAVING THE CHURCH
A recent study by the Barna
found that almost 60% of Christian young people ages 15 to 29 have
distanced themselves from active involvement in church.
David Kinnaman, president of
Barna Group, says a few reasons behind the mass exodus include young
people finding churches "shallow," feeling that God is missing from
services, and feeling that church is not a safe place to express
doubts. He added that in many cases, churches have failed to equip
young people to live "in but not of" the world.
"[Young people] tell us that
Christianity has become so hip, so watered-down, so about entertainment
-- and they're looking for something of more substance," Kinnaman said.
However, Kinnaman said this has led some young people to begin
attending more traditional, conservative churches. "They want to feel
that their faith matters, that they're learning the truth of
Scripture," he said.... Read this in full and see a video interview at
ADULTERY AND SOCIETY
by Kerby Anderson
The seventh commandment says
shalt not commit adultery." Nevertheless, this sin has been committed
throughout history. Today, though, adultery seems more rampant than
ever. While tabloid stories report the affairs of politicians,
millionaires, and movie stars, films like "The English Patient," "The
Prince of Tides," or "The Bridges of Madison Country" feature and even
How prevalent is adultery? Two
most reliable studies come to similar conclusions. The Janus Report on
Sexual Behavior estimates that "More than one-third of men and
one-quarter of women admit having had at least one extramarital sexual
experience." A survey by the National Opinion Research Center
(University of Chicago) found lower percentages: 25 percent of men had
been unfaithful and 17 percent of women. Even when these lower ratios
are applied to the current adult population, that means that some 19
million husbands and 12 million wives have had an affair.
Whatever the actual numbers,
point to be made is that adultery is much more common than we would
like to admit. Family therapist and psychiatrist Frank Pittman believes
"There may be as many acts of infidelity in our society as there are
traffic accidents." He further argues that the fact that adultery has
become commonplace has altered society's perception of it. He says, "We
won't go back to the times when adulterers were put in the stocks and
publicly humiliated, or become one of those societies and there are
many in which adultery is punishable by death. Society in any case is
unable to enforce a rule that the majority of people break, and
infidelity is so common it is no longer deviant." .... Read this in
ARE YOU TRULY FREE?
“The opposite of a slave
is not a
free man. It's a worshiper. The one who is most free is the one who
turns the work of his hands into sacrament, into offering. All he makes
and all he does are gifts from God, through God, and to God.”
GEORGIA CHURCH’S FILMS MAKE MILLIONS
See this report about Sherwood
Baptist Church and its making of the movie Courageous at
MESSAGE FROM GOD: BE PATIENT
by Christopher Shea
Deeply religious people may be
likely than their secular peers to forgo a small reward now for a
larger one later, a new study finds — a trait that helps to
social cooperation (not to mention economic progress).
Researchers offered nearly 300
undergraduates a series of options involving trade-offs — $50 now
$100 in six months, for example — and asked them a series of
measuring how often they thought about the future. (To increase the
motivation, the students had a chance to actually receive the prize
they selected in one of their scenarios.) Additionally, participants
answered a series of questions probing the depth of their religiosity.
Just under half of the participants were Christian, while 17% reported
no religious affiliation and another 17% had no preferred
denomination).... Read this in full at
CAN GOD USE YOU?
“We need to arrange a
conference, with workshops in love, forgiveness, feet-washing, cross
bearing- in short, workshops in Christlikeness. God is not waiting for
people to get big enough to use, but to get small enough in their own
eyes for Him to entrust with His mission and Spirit. Christ cannot be
represented by swaggering leaders who ‘lord it over’ the
flock of God.
He cannot be represented by puffed-up laymen who nominate themselves as
church bosses. He can be honestly manifested only in the lives of those
who feel, as did Paul, that they are ‘less than the least of all
W. E. McCumber
DO SPORTS BUILD CHARACTER OR DAMAGE IT?
by Mark Edmundson
Do sports build character? For
of us who claim to be educators, it's important to know.
Physical-education teachers, coaches, boosters, most trustees, and the
balance of alumni seem sure that they do. And so they push sports,
sports, and more sports. As for professors, they often see sports as a
diversion from the real business of education—empty,
claiming far too much of students' attention. It often seems that
neither the boosters nor the bashers want to go too far in examining
their assumptions about sports.
But in fact, sports are a
issue, and it's clear that we as a culture don't really know how to
think about them. Public confusion about performance-enhancing drugs,
the dangers of concussions in football and of fighting in hockey, and
the recent molestation scandal at Penn State suggest that it might be
good to pull back and consider the question of athletics and
education—of sports and character-building—a bit more
closely than we
generally do.... Read this in full at
VERSE TO PONDER
“Therefore, you should
in the same way that you want people to treat you; this is the Law and
Matthew 7:12 (CEB)
“Love is an act of
endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”
HELP YOUR MARRIAGE OR OTHERS DURING NATIONAL MARRIAGE WEEK USA
National Marriage Week USA
7 to 14) is growing fast in just its third year, posting thousands of
marriage classes across the nation and building collaborative efforts
for one-week-a-year to strengthen marriages, reduce divorce, and
increase the marriage rate, which curtails poverty, benefits children,
and builds financial stability for our nation and for individuals.
"Rebuilding our economy is tied
rebuilding marriages," said Sheila Weber, executive director of
National Marriage Week USA (http://www.nationalmarriageweekusa.org).
"Taxpayers spend at least $112 billion a year for divorce and unwed
childbearing. Marriage brings vastly more financial stability to
individuals," she continued.... Read this in full at
HIS ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS BEGAN IN THE MOSQUE
by Mark Ellis
Like other boys in his Pashtun
along the Pakistan-Afghan border, he was sent to a madrasa at age four,
where he was compelled to read, recite and memorize the Koran.
"The children mimic or copy the
mullah, who is very heavy-handed. You have to memorize out of
says John Taimoor, founder of The Crossbearers, a ministry devoted to
presenting biblical Christianity within an Islamic context
By age 14 he was reading
and searching for heroes, when he stumbled across the name 'Isa,' the
Arabic name for Jesus in the Koran. "I read the name of Jesus and
became curious," he says. "The Lord reached me right in the mosque."
When he asked the priest about
he was told that Moses and Jesus were brothers. When he asked how to
find out more, they told him to find 'The Book of Isa.' "Nobody had
ever heard of a Bible." .... Read this in full at
JOHN 3:16 AD RUNS DURING TEBOW GAME
During January 14th’s NFL
game between Tim Tebow's Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots,
pro-family organization Focus on the Family ran an ad (see it at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5beoRa_HR8o) in which children recited
John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only
Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal
life." According to preliminary numbers, the game was "the
highest-rated AFC divisional playoff in 18 years," with a total of more
than 29 million viewers. The ad came just a week after Tebow passed for
316 yards in a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, causing John 3:16
to be the most searched item on Google and leading to a number of
Internet salvations. "There has been a lot of buzz lately about what
John 3:16 says, and we wanted to help people understand it without
having to run to their computer to look it up," said Focus on the
Family's Jim Daly. "We hope this helps everyone understand some numbers
are more important than the ones on the scoreboard." .... Read this in
MYSTERY GUEST PROGRAM FOR CHURCHES EXPANDS NATIONALLY
When Faith Perceptions was
2008 offering a mystery guest program (similar to mystery shopping in a
business context), they knew they were onto something. It turns out
they were onto something big. Faith Perceptions experienced a 300%
increase in growth in 2011 from 2010. They also expanded from one state
to eight states, and they now serve four Christian denominations. This
makes it the fastest growing firm of its type in the country.
Here is how it works: Faith
Perceptions (http://www.FaithPerceptions.com) partners with church
leaders to evaluate the guest experience. Church leaders typically do
not disclose their participation in the program to the congregation so
everyone will conduct "church as usual." Faith Perceptions finds people
in the church's local area and hires qualified "unchurched" mystery
guests to attend the church services -- a different person at each
service. The mystery guest then completes an online survey rating the
church both numerically and with written commentary. Faith Perceptions
compiles the data and provides reports to the church leaders quarterly
with qualitative and quantitative feedback. Church leaders use this
information to make their environment more welcoming and hospitable to
first time visitors.... Read this in full at
PRESBYTERIAN GROUP BREAKS AWAY OVER GAY CLERGY
Presbyterians opposed to gay
split from the church Jan. 19, announcing in Orlando a new denomination
called the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians.
More than 2,000 Presbyterians
500 churches witnessed the launch of the new group, which was formed in
reaction to a decision in July by the 2.3 million member Presbyterian
Church (USA) to permit gay clergy, said John Crosby, president of the
"The problem is people are
hell," John Ortberg, a leader of the splinter group and minister at the
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in California, said in a sermon to begin
Thursday's events.... Read this in full at
THE FLESH AND THE SPIRIT
by Donald DeMarco
There are three debilitating
of Original Sin: a darkening of the intellect, a weakening of the will,
and a diminished unity of body and soul. Galatians 5:16-17 speaks to
the third effect of Original Sin: “But I say: Walk in the Spirit,
you will not fulfill the laws of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against
the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh; for these are opposed to
each other, so that you do not do what you would.”
...The flesh is, in the
view, good – created by the same God who created the spirit (or
Things go wrong when the “flesh lusts against the Spirit.”
this in full at
LEARNING FROM THE WHALE GUARDIANS
“I recently watched Whale
my wife and daughter. In this program a rag-tag group of
conservationists band together with a couple of old ships to sail into
the Antarctic during whaling season and do everything they possibly can
to disrupt [whale hunters] from killing whales. The lengths in which
they will go to confront what they see as an unforgiveable injustice
are what create the drama for the program. It's easy to look at these
people trying to save dolphins and whales as whacko environmentalists,
but it's difficult to dismiss their passion for and commitment to what
they think is right.
“I found myself staring
ceiling as I lay in bed one evening and couldn't get these people out
of my mind. They were truly willing to put their lives in jeopardy.
They left nice homes and steady jobs and gave up most comforts to live
very lean and simply. They basically lived semi-monastic lives without
the prayer. They lived more Christlike in actual practice than [many
Christians]. They were passionate enough about what they believed in to
look absolutely foolish and wear whatever label society chose to give
them in order to achieve what they believed to be a just cause.
“This is the kind of
Bible invites us into and a glimpse of what it means to be a committed
disciple of Christ. It would look pretty much as it did when the twelve
ragamuffin disciples were following their controversial and
countercultural rabbi around Judea.
“If we are living truly
and alert to the truth, we will in fact be free, but we will also
probably look increasingly strange and peculiar to those around us (see
1 Peter 2:9; Titus 2:14 KJV). Saying this is my way of offering full
disclosure. You won't be the same after the Bible. You won't care about
some of the things you care a lot about now. Some of the things that
seem huge in life at the moment are going to simply not matter this
time next year.”
Brian Hardin in Passages: How Reading the Bible in a
Year Will Change Everything for You
RELIGIOUS-THEMED BUSINESS COURSE CANCELED AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Iowa State University canceled
business management course that some faculty say would have advocated
an evangelical Christian point of view and used a textbook that advised
its readers against doing business with nonbelievers.
The course, Application of
Insight into the Management of Business/Organization, was to be taught
by Roger Stover, a finance professor. It was structured as an
independent study, which undergoes far less scrutiny than regular
courses approved by the university. It was advertised on the ISU
College of Business' website last fall, but was removed in December
after some ISU faculty members objected.... Read this in full at
KIDS IN GRADE SCHOOL THINK FAST
TEACHER: Why are you late?
WEBSTER: Because of the sign.
TEACHER: What sign?
WEBSTER: The one that says,
"School Ahead - Go Slow."
TEACHER: Where would we be
today if no one had ever been curious?"
JOHN: In the garden of Eden?
TEACHER: Cindy, why are you
doing your math multiplication on the floor?
CINDY: You told me to do it
without using tables!
TEACHER: John, how do you spell
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
JOHN: Maybe it s wrong, but you
asked me how I spell it!
TEACHER: What is the chemical
formula for water?
SARAH: H I J K L M N O!!
TEACHER: What are you talking
SARAH: Yesterday you said it's
H to O!
TEACHER: George, go to the map
and find North America.
GEORGE: Here it is!
TEACHER: Correct. Now class,
who discovered America?
TEACHER: Willie, name one
important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.
EUROPEANS "DE-BAPTIZE" IN GROWING NUMBERS
There’s a growing wave of
in Europe, one of the most visible manifestations of the continent's
secular drift. Websites offering informal de-baptism certificates have
mushroomed. Other Christians are formally breaking from the church by
opting out of state church taxes.
"The movement is happening
Europe," said Anne Morelli, who heads a center studying religion and
secularity at the Free University of Brussels. "It was very apparent
during 2011 -- in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Austria. It is
obviously related to the scandals of pedophile priests, but it has been
going on for some time."
While there are no official
statistics, experts and secular activists count the numbers of
de-baptisms in the tens of thousands. It's a phenomenon that has
touched Protestant as well as Catholic communities.... Read this in
CHRISTIANS REPORT LOWEST GROWTH RATE IN ISRAEL
Christians have the lowest
rate among the Israeli population, according to a recent report from
the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics.
According to the Jan. 6 report,
Christian growth rate of 0.9% lags behind the Jewish rate of 1.7% and
the 2.7% growth rate among Muslims. Christian Arabs have a growth rate
of 1%, while the rate among non-Arab Christians is 0.7%.
About 154,000 Christians live
Israel, representing about 2% of the population, according to the
bureau.... Read this in full at
CHRISTIANS URGED TO USE YOUTOO TV
Christians now have a powerful
technology which they can use to share video messages of faith and
spread the gospel to a whole new audience for the first time in
history: Youtoo (http://www.youtoo.com), the first social TV network.
Youtoo invites Christians to send their video messages of faith
directly into the living rooms of 15 million American households on TV.
The Youtoo Peoplemercial(tm) which just launched this January, allows
Christians to record and upload a 30-second video that is aired just
like a real 30-second television commercial on national cable TV. All
Peoplemercials(tm) will be free through January 31, so Christians are
encouraged to act now to share their faith for free with their fellow
Americans. Christians have an opportunity to take back the TV by
putting themselves and their testimony on air.
Dr. Lawrence Terlizzese with
Ministries believes that the Youtoo Peoplemercial(tm) is an ideal tool
for Christians to take control of the technology that is so pervasive
in our modern world and make positive use of it. He urges Christians to
make their voices heard and to share their statements of faith to
evangelize and spread the gospel.... Read this in full at
Also see “15 Million
Cable Households in US to Hear Gospel From Everyday Christians”
“Yet to live always as
were a bridge is precisely what the saints do. Their eyes are forever
on the eternal, that Beyond which is also here and now and within,
because they have cultivated the art of seeing Eternity through that
narrow slit- the ever now moment.”
VERSE TO PONDER
“Do everything without
arguing so that you may be blameless and pure, innocent children of God
surrounded by people who are crooked and corrupt. Among these people
you shine like stars in the world because you hold on to the word of
life. This will allow me to say on the day of Christ that I
for nothing or worked for nothing.”
Philippians 2:14-16 (CEB)
THIS WEEK'S HYMN: O LORD, OUR FATHER, THANKS TO THEE
Words: Cyriacus Schneegass,
1597; translated from German to English by August Crull, 1880
Music: Martin Luther, 1524
Lord, our Father, thanks to Thee
In this new year we render,
For every evil had to flee
Before Thee, our Defender.
Our life was nourished, we were
With rich supplies of daily
And peace reigned in our
Lord Jesus Christ, our thanks
In this new year we render;
Thy reign hath kept Thy people
Hath shown Thy mercies tender.
Thou hast redeemed us with Thy
Thou art our Joy, our only Good,
In life and death our Savior.
Lord Holy Ghost, our thanks to
In this new year we render,
For Thou hast led our eyes to
Thy truth in all its splendor
And thus enkindled from above
Within our hearts true faith
And other Christian virtues.
Our faithful God, we cry to
Still bless us with Thy favor,
Blot out all our iniquity,
And hide our sins forever.
Grant us a happy, good new year
And, when the hour of death
A peaceful, blest departure.
>from NetHymnal at
“It is very proper for
friends, when they part, to part with prayer.”
FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS TODAY
DAILY BLESSING PACT
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 you!
with God and man
in the mail
to be found
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. 28:2).
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as I had resolved, but I was in so much pain I could barely pick the
block up off the floor to put it back in the toy box!
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spiritual strengthening that result in maximizing the potential we all
have in Christ.
Min. Frank Coleman, 773-410-1483, firstname.lastname@example.org if
you'd like to participate in a men's discipleship program.
Life Ministries is located in Chicago, IL.
our website at: http://www.pathoflifeministries.org/
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