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You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent (Isa. 62:6)

Scripture for the Day

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Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? And you, can you do right, being so accustomed to wrong? ‘I shall scatter you like chaff on the desert wind. This is your share, the part allotted you, from me, Yahweh declares, because you have forgotten me and put your trust in Delusion. — (Jer. 13:23-25)

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21 Sep 2018 at 2:23 pm

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Scripture for the Day

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You must banish all shedding of innocent blood from among you, if you mean to do what is right in the eyes of Yahweh. (Deut. 21:9)

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20 Sep 2018 at 12:00 pm

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Tonight

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7pm- Bible Study. Tonight. Join us.

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19 Sep 2018 at 5:30 pm

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Prayer Request

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I have a special request: Please remember a pressing need among our church family.  God knows the details.

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19 Sep 2018 at 12:00 pm

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Scripture for the Day

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Say to them, “As I live — declares the Lord Yahweh — I do not take pleasure in the death of the wicked but in the conversion of the wicked who changes his ways and saves his life. Repent, turn back from your evil ways. Why die, House of Israel?” 

‘Son of man, say to the members of your nation, “The uprightness of an upright person will not save him once he takes to wrong-doing; the wickedness of a wicked person will not ruin him once he renounces his wickedness. No one upright will be able to live on the strength of uprightness, having once taken to sinning. If I say to someone upright: You are to live, and then, trusting in this uprightness, he does wrong, none of the uprightness will be remembered; because of the wrong-doing, he will die. If, however, I say to someone wicked: You are to die, and he turns back from sin and does what is lawful and upright, if he returns pledges, restores what he has stolen, keeps the laws that give life and no longer does wrong, he will live and will not die.  None of his previous sins will be remembered against him; having done what is lawful and upright, he will live.  (Ezek. 33:11-16)

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19 Sep 2018 at 9:52 am

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Scripture for the Day

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There’s a truly astonishing passage in the book of Lamentations.  First, the poet laments his misery in these words:

I am the man familiar with misery under the rod of his fury.  He has led and guided me into darkness, not light. Against none but me does he turn his hand, again and again, all day. He has wasted my flesh and skin away, has broken my bones. He has besieged me and made hardship a circlet round my head. He has forced me to dwell where all is dark, like those long-dead in their everlasting home. He has walled me in so that I cannot escape; he has weighed me down with chains; even when I shout for help, he shuts out my prayer. He has closed my way with blocks of stone, he has obstructed my paths. For me he is a lurking bear, a lion in hiding. Heading me off, he has torn me apart, leaving me shattered. He has bent his bow and used me as a target for his arrows. He has shot deep into me with shafts from his quiver. I have become a joke to all my own people, their refrain all day long. He has given me my fill of bitterness, he has made me drunk with wormwood. He has broken my teeth with gravel, he has fed me on ashes. I have been deprived of peace, I have forgotten what happiness is and thought, ‘My lasting hope in Yahweh is lost.’ Bring to mind my misery and anguish; it is wormwood and gall! My heart dwells on this continually and sinks within me.

And then this astonishing piece-

This is what I shall keep in mind and so regain some hope: Surely Yahweh’s mercies are not over, his deeds of faithful love not exhausted;  every morning they are renewed; great is his faithfulness! ‘Yahweh is all I have,’ I say to myself, ‘and so I shall put my hope in him.’  (Lam. 3:1-24)

That’s faith right there.  That’s faith.  To know, even in the midst of the worst things that can happen to you, that God is still faithful and loving.  That’s faith.  ‘Lord, I believe.  Help my unbelief’.

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17 Sep 2018 at 6:39 pm

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Scripture for the Day

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Yahweh is my light and my salvation, whom should I fear? Yahweh is the fortress of my life, whom should I dread?  When the wicked advance against me to eat me up, they, my opponents, my enemies, are the ones who stumble and fall.  Though an army pitch camp against me, my heart will not fear, though war break out against me, my trust will never be shaken.  One thing I ask of Yahweh, one thing I seek: to dwell in Yahweh’s house all the days of my life, to enjoy the sweetness of Yahweh, to seek out his temple. (Ps. 27:1-4)

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16 Sep 2018 at 5:01 pm

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Sunday

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Come worship with us.

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16 Sep 2018 at 8:35 am

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Town Fun at the Fall Festival

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15 Sep 2018 at 11:14 am

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Scripture for the Day

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When the Son of man comes, will he find any faith on earth? (Lk. 18:8)

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13 Sep 2018 at 7:45 am

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Scripture For the Day

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Disaster to the rebellious, the befouled, the tyrannical city! She has not listened to the call, she has not bowed to correction, she has not trusted in Yahweh, she has not drawn near to her God.  The rulers she has are roaring lions, her judges are wolves of the wastelands which leave nothing over for the morning, her prophets are braggarts, impostors, her priests have profaned what is holy and violated the Law.  Yahweh the Upright is in her, he does no wrong; morning by morning he gives judgement, each dawn unfailingly (but the wrong-doer knows no shame).  I have exterminated the nations, their corner-towers lie in ruins; I have emptied their streets, no one walks through them; their cities have been destroyed and are now deserted and unpeopled.  I thought, ‘At least you will fear me, at least you will bow to correction,’ and none of the punishments I brought on them will disappear from their view. But no, it only made them more anxious to do whatever was corrupt. (Zeph. 3:1-7)

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12 Sep 2018 at 10:28 am

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On the Anniversary of 9/11

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Please pray for our Country, our State, our county, and our town.  We need it.  We need revival.

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11 Sep 2018 at 8:40 am

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Scripture For the Day

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“That is why you must not allow sin to reign over your mortal bodies and make you obey their desires; or give any parts of your bodies over to sin to be used as instruments of evil. Instead, give yourselves to God, as people brought to life from the dead, and give every part of your bodies to God to be instruments of uprightness; and then sin will no longer have any power over you — you are living not under law, but under grace. What is the implication? That we are free to sin, now that we are not under law but under grace? Out of the question! You know well that if you undertake to be somebody’s slave and obey him, you are the slave of him you obey: you can be the slave either of sin which leads to death, or of obedience which leads to saving justice. Once you were slaves of sin, but thank God you have given whole-hearted obedience to the pattern of teaching to which you were introduced; and so, being freed from serving sin, you took uprightness as your master.” (Rom. 6:12-18)

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9 Sep 2018 at 8:30 am

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All the people gathered as one man in the square in front of the Water Gate, and asked the scribe Ezra to bring the Book of the Law of Moses which Yahweh had prescribed for Israel.  Accordingly, on the first day of the seventh month, the priest Ezra brought the Law before the assembly, consisting of men, women and all those old enough to understand.  In the square in front of the Water Gate, in the presence of the men and women, and of those old enough to understand, he read from the book from dawn till noon; all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law. (Neh. 8:1-3)

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8 Sep 2018 at 12:56 pm

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Scripture for the Day

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Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men; and they rose up before Moses with some of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, representatives of the congregation, men of renown. They gathered together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “You take too much upon yourselves, for all the congregation is holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?”  So when Moses heard it, he fell on his face;  and he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, “Tomorrow morning the LORD will show who is His and who is holy, and will cause him to come near to Him. That one whom He chooses He will cause to come near to Him. …  Now it came to pass, as he finished speaking all these words, that the ground split apart under them, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods.  So they and all those with them went down alive into the pit; the earth closed over them, and they perished from among the assembly. (Num. 16:1-5, 31-33)

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6 Sep 2018 at 1:21 pm

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Join us Tonight At 7

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For Bible Study.

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5 Sep 2018 at 10:08 am

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Apps That Kids are Using that Parents Need to Know About

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Check your kid’s phone-

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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.

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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)

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3 Sep 2018 at 7:41 am

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