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Zero Interest

Zero Interest

Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road. “By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man...

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The Future

The Future

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”- Jeremiah 29:11 I enjoy meditating on this text from Jeremiah as it contradicts the message our culture is bombarded with. Daily,...

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A Light on a Hill

A Light on a Hill

14  “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. 15  No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, so...

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Can you hear me now

Can you hear me now

“Meanwhile, Saul was uttering threats with every breath and was eager to kill the Lord’s followers. So he went to the high priest. He requested letters addressed to the synagogues in Damascus, asking for their cooperation in the arrest of any followers of the Way he...

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Wisdom

Wisdom

“Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble”-Proverbs 13:20 Three thousand years ago, before we could study how the brain functions, the third King of Israel, who is considered one of the wisest people that ever lived, made this...

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48 But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required. -Luke 12:48 As a follower of...

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Fog of War

Fog of War

War is the realm of uncertainty; three quarters of the factors on which action in war is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty. A sensitive and discriminating judgment is called for; a skilled intelligence to scent out the truth. - Carl von...

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Generosity Vaccination

Generosity Vaccination

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8In 1783, Europe was plagued by an...

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Ownership

Ownership

Then David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly:“O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, may you be praised forever and ever! 11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on...

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Sowing and Reaping

Sowing and Reaping

“Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. "For God loves a person...

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Joe Landrum

Joe Landrum

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who...

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Happiness

Happiness

““So, I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.” -Ecclesiastes 3:12-13Where there is no vision, the people perish”...

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Vision

Vision

“Where there is no vision, the people perish” -Proverbs 29:18a KJV As September approaches, local churches across the connection will begin to prepare budgets, leadership recommendations, and mission goals for 2023. We have meetings to discuss these items to ensure...

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