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4 Sep 2018 at 8:03 am

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Scripture for the Day

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“Do not get heated about the wicked or envy those who do wrong. Quick as the grass they wither, fading like the green of the fields. Put your trust in Yahweh and do right, make your home in the land and live secure. Make Yahweh your joy and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit your destiny to Yahweh, be confident in him, and he will act, making your uprightness clear as daylight, and the justice of your cause as the noon. Stay quiet before Yahweh, wait longingly for him, do not get heated over someone who is making a fortune, succeeding by devious means. Refrain from anger, leave rage aside, do not get heated — it can do no good; for evil-doers will be annihilated, while those who hope in Yahweh shall have the land for their own. A little while and the wicked will be no more, however well you search for the place, the wicked will not be there.” (Ps. 37:1-10)

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4 Sep 2018 at 6:24 am

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I Suppose it Has Always Been this Way…

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And the Church Fathers, from Tertullian to Augustine to Jerome all lamented it; but that one Christian in ten prioritizes their relationship with God is still a tragedy.

It’s a crying shame that the ‘abundant life’ Jesus promised his disciples is so little apprehended and enjoyed.  Instead, 90% of Christians or more seem to be more than happy to wither and shrivel spiritually, forsaking worship and fellowship, and filling their lives with rubbish that matters not one bit in the grand expanse of eternity.

A life is a terrible thing to waste.  Especially when that life is potentially filled with the Spirit of God, enjoys his peace, and lives out his blessings.

Written by Jim

3 Sep 2018 at 10:59 am

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Scripture for the Day

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Let us keep firm in the hope we profess, because the one who made the promise is trustworthy. Let us be concerned for each other, to stir a response in love and good works. Do not absent yourself from your own assemblies, as some do, but encourage each other; the more so as you see the Day drawing near. If, after we have been given knowledge of the truth, we should deliberately commit any sins, then there is no longer any sacrifice for them. There is left only the dreadful prospect of judgement and of the fiery wrath that is to devour your enemies.” (Heb. 10:23-27)

Written by Jim

3 Sep 2018 at 7:41 am

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Scripture for the Day

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There must never be anyone among you who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire of sacrifice, who practises divination, who is soothsayer, augur or sorcerer, weaver of spells, consulter of ghosts or mediums, or necromancer.  For anyone who does these things is detestable to Yahweh your God; it is because of these detestable practices that Yahweh your God is driving out these nations before you. ‘You must be faultless in your relationship with Yahweh your God. (Deut. 18:10-13)

Written by Jim

2 Sep 2018 at 8:46 am

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Scripture for the Day

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I have written a note for the members of the church, but Diotrephes, who enjoys being in charge of it, refuses to accept us. So if I come, I shall tell everyone how he has behaved, and about the wicked accusations he has been circulating against us. As if that were not enough, he not only refuses to welcome our brothers, but prevents from doing so other people who would have liked to, and expels them from the church. My dear friend, never follow a bad example, but keep following the good one; whoever does what is right is from God, but no one who does what is wrong has ever seen God. (3 Jn. 1:9-11)

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31 Aug 2018 at 8:08 am

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That Time Has Already Come for Some

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31 Aug 2018 at 5:18 am

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Scripture for the Day

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This is what distinguishes the children of God from the children of the devil: whoever does not live uprightly and does not love his brother is not from God — (1 Jn. 3:10)

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30 Aug 2018 at 7:38 pm

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Funeral Arrangements For Wilma Davis

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The family will receive friends Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the funeral to follow at 8:00 p.m. with Dr. Jim West officiating. Graveside service will be Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the New Petros Cemetery.

Written by Jim

29 Aug 2018 at 11:58 am

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Scripture for the Day

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“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” – Ps 116:15

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28 Aug 2018 at 1:28 pm

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Prayer Request

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Please remember the family of Wilma Davis. She passed away this morning.

Written by Jim

28 Aug 2018 at 8:12 am

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Scripture for the Day

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Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in company with scoffers. Rather, the law of the LORD is his joy; and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted near streams of water, that yields its fruit in season; Its leaves never wither; whatever he does prospers. But not so are the wicked, not so! They are like chaff driven by the wind. Therefore the wicked will not arise at the judgment, nor will sinners in the assembly of the just.Because the LORD knows the way of the just, but the way of the wicked leads to ruin. Psalm 1.

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27 Aug 2018 at 2:08 pm

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Prayer Request

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Please remember Ralph L.

Written by Jim

24 Aug 2018 at 7:50 am

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Scripture for the Day

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“When you stretch out your hands I turn my eyes away. You may multiply your prayers, I shall not be listening. Your hands are covered in blood, wash, make yourselves clean. Take your wrong-doing out of my sight. Cease doing evil. Learn to do good, search for justice, discipline the violent, be just to the orphan, plead for the widow. ‘Come, let us talk this over,’ says Yahweh. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing to obey, you shall eat the good things of the earth. But if you refuse and rebel, the sword shall eat you instead — for Yahweh’s mouth has spoken.'” — (Isa. 1:15-20)

Written by Jim

24 Aug 2018 at 6:43 am

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Do You Long to Be in the House of God?

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How lovely is Your tabernacle, O LORD of hosts!  My soul longs, yes, even faints For the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, And the swallow a nest for herself, Where she may lay her young– Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, My King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; They will still be praising You. Selah   (Ps. 84:1-4)

If this doesn’t describe you, what is it that you long for instead?

Written by Jim

22 Aug 2018 at 9:25 am

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When It Comes to Facebook or Scripture, More People Seem to Believe the Former than the Latter

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We live in a strange time when people are more likely to believe a facebook meme or a tweet than they are to believe Scripture. Doubt it? Then why do so many more Christians ‘like’ a spiritual sounding meme on facebook than follow the teaching of Scripture about not forsaking the assembly? (Heb 10:25).

Written by Jim

21 Aug 2018 at 10:59 am

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Persecution Isn’t The Problem, Apathy Is

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This is simply not true.  The early church was persecuted far more seriously and furiously than the modern Church anywhere in the world presently is.  And the early church thrived.  In fact, it grew.

The modern church’s problem isn’t persecution, it’s apathy.  Turkish churches, like American and European, are shrinking simply because Christians are apathetic.  They don’t attend worship, they don’t witness, they don’t minister, they don’t pray, and they don’t read their Bibles.  The consequence of apathy is self-evident: closing churches and a world getting worse by the day.

The cure for apathy is commitment.  And commitment can only come from within.  People have to decide to be committed to the lived expression of their faith.  No amount of badgering or sermonizing can achieve that.  It’s a choice.

If churches die (the Church never will), then it is because apathy killed them, not persecution.

Written by Jim

19 Aug 2018 at 12:47 pm

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Scripture for the Day

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So be very careful about the sort of lives you lead, like intelligent and not like senseless people. Make the best of the present time, for it is a wicked age. This is why you must not be thoughtless but must recognise what is the will of the Lord. Do not get drunk with wine; this is simply dissipation; be filled with the Spirit. Sing psalms and hymns and inspired songs among yourselves, singing and chanting to the Lord in your hearts, always and everywhere giving thanks to God who is our Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.   (Eph. 5:15-20)

Written by Jim

18 Aug 2018 at 5:36 pm

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Prayer Request

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Please remember Ralph L.

Written by Jim

16 Aug 2018 at 7:34 pm

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It’s Wednesday…

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That means we meet at 7 for Bible study. Bible study is important. Bible study is interesting. Bible study is more interesting than whatever’s on tv between 7 and 8. Bible study is more important that whatever’s on tv between 7 and 8. Join us for Bible study.

Written by Jim

15 Aug 2018 at 8:14 am

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