OPPRESSION - FRUIT OF THE DEVIL - P1

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“For oppression makes a wise man mad, And a bribe corrupts the heart” (Eccl. 7:7). Have you been feeling oppressed in your daily walk?  What is oppression?  It is “the feeling of being heavily burdened [crushed], mentally, [emotionally, spiritually], or physically...

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WHEN THE WORLD SHAKES

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“Therefore, let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe” (Hebrews 12:28). It is hard sometimes to look around us at our circumstances in this crumbling and decaying world and remain...

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Tags: jesus, sin, trust, history, kingdom, kingdom of god, peace, war, politics, nations, disaster, progress, rulers, politicians

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE JUDGEMENT

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“So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” (John 16:22) We have sorrows in this life as well as joys. Solomon reflected on this nature of the fallen creation when he said, “there is an...

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Tags: jesus, mercy, god, cross, father, hope, joy, peace, trial, struggle, happiness, judgement, grief, difficulty, repentence, seasons, saddness

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - John 16:22 - (April 12-19)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” (John 16:22) We have sorrow in this life. Because of the Fall, harm (evil) has been mixed into the fabric of...

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What Sword Comes from Your Mouth?

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“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Matthew 10:34 NASB). The inspired Word of God is this sword that Jesus said would cause division even in families when wielded by the Holy Spirit, for it is the “sword of the...

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Patience in the Age of Grace

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“‘While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.’ These things Jesus spoke, and He went away and hid Himself from them” (John 12:36). Today, we are living in what is called “the Church age” or “the age of...

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Tags: children, denial, gospel, grace, imitate, jesus, judgment, light, love, mercy, patience, peace, reconciliation, repentance, sons

December Newsletter Cover

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Here is the December Newsletter cover.  It is a lot simpler in construction and in symbology than previous covers.  Personally, it is one of my favorites - perhaps because of its simplicity.  Of course, the background wrapping paper and the branches remind us of Christmas time in...

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