Monthly Archives: August 2013

ARE YOU GOD?

Joe was asked by a neighbor to drive her son to a hospital.  Although he had other things planned, Joe didn’t know how to say no.  So he put the child in the car and started the fifty-mile journey.  Suddenly … Continue reading

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WHAT IS FAITH? (1)

Some years ago I was present at a discussion centering on the role of faith and baptism in salvation from sin.  One position advanced was that we are saved by faith alone, not by works, since baptism is a work, … Continue reading

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August 25, 2013

This week During the Auditorium remodeling project we will hold worship in the fellowship hall, and the nursery is moved to room 6. Bruce & Karen Williams are opening their yard and pool to the congregation from 1 to 5 … Continue reading

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THE SWORD OF DAMOCLES

The Greeks tell the story of Dionysius, the king of Syracuse.  His wealth and power were envied by all who knew him, including Damocles, his good friend.  Damocles often commented that the king was lucky to enjoy the servants, palace, … Continue reading

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HOW CAN YOU TELL A GENUINE GEM?

A jeweler will tell you that an imitation diamond is not so brilliant as a genuine stone, but sometimes the inexperienced eye cannot detect the difference.  A simple test is to place the stone under water.  The imitation diamond can … Continue reading

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August 18, 2013

This week Several of our families have been camping this weekend at Blue Mound State Park. During the Auditorium remodeling project we will hold worship in the fellowship hall, and the nursery is moved to room 6. Assembly of the … Continue reading

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THIRTEEN MISTAKES IN LIFE

1. To set your own standard of right and wrong and expect others to conform to it. 2. To try to measure the enjoyment of others by your own. 3. To expect uniformity of opinions in the world. 4. To … Continue reading

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PUTTING GOD TO THE TEST

Prayer doesn’t help patients – at least those prayed for by strangers. So concludes a scientific $2,400,000 study conducted by the John Templeton Foundation. The researchers of 1,802 heart by-pass patients concluded that those who were prayed for by a … Continue reading

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August 11, 2013

This week During the Auditorium remodeling project we will hold worship in the fellowship hall, and the nursery is moved to room 6. During Praise and Palate this evening, our teens are planning to report on their summer mission trip. … Continue reading

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THE USE OF WORDS

A careless word may kindle strife; A cruel word may wreck a life. A bitter word may hate instill; A brutal word may smite or kill. A gracious word may smooth the way; A joyous word may light the day. … Continue reading

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