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June 2018

Does Jesus Care

Does Jesus care? You’re doing your very best to provide for your family. You make sacrifices to give them all you can. You have turned down jobs you would enjoy more but don’t pay quite as much only to lose the job you have a month later. And then when you need them those former offers are gone. Does Jesus care? You sit at the bedside of a loved one who is deteriorating. She has lost her strength. She is beginning to lose her mind. She has lost her will to live. She is ready to go...

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God's Word of Grace Is for Every Person in Every Place

A young girl named Sally transferred from a Christian school to a public school because her family had moved. On her first day of class, the teacher said, “Today we’re going to study Zoology, and the first subject in Zoology we will study is whales. Does anyone know anything about whales?” she asked.  Sally raised her hand.  “Yes, Sally, what do you know about whales?” the teacher asked.  “Jonah was swallowed by a whale,” she said. ...

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Shalom

So we just started a new round of Starting Point classes last week.  As typical, Pastor M spends the weeks leading up to a new session hitting the streets, inviting the people we have a relationship with in some way, shape, or form.  A few weeks ago, he had a rather odd experience.  As he stood on the doorstep, he could hear music blaring from within.  He could hear footsteps and other noises that indicated that someone was obviously home.  Yet, nobody came to the door,...

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The Place of God's Law in Your Christian Life

You may have heard of an author named AJ Jacobs. A number of years ago, he wanted to become the smartest man alive, so he read through the entire Encyclopedia, and then he wrote a book about it. The book is called “The Know-It-All.” Then he wanted to become the most religious man alive, so he read through the entire bible, wrote down all its laws, and spent one year doing his best to live by every one of them. He offered the animal sacrifices, followed the dietary restrictions, and...

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