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What then?

A young boy and his grandfather were in a conversation one day. The conversation was revolving around future plans. The grandfather asked, “What will be after High School for you?” The boy replied, “College.” So the old man said “What then?” Thinking hard, the boy said, “Marriage?!?” The Grandfather said, “What then?” “Kids, I think” replied the boy. “What then?” said grandfather. The boy started getting frustrated. He said, angrily, “Work for about 25 years.” Then the retort of the…
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An Update About Our Online Classes

Thanks so much for making our online video Bible lessons (Manna in the Morning, Two Minutes that can Make a Difference in Your Life, Message of Hope, and Bible Investigation) such big successes. The viewership remains constant and that is because of YOU. YOU have shared these messages with your Facebook friends by clicking on SHARE and SHARE NOW, thus increasing our potential audience. Thanks for the helpful SHARES, the encouraging LIKES, and the many great COMMENTS. Looking for a…
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Come Unto Me

Matthew 11:28-30: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” This is the invitation given to mankind by the Savior of all. This invitation was given to us by the grace and mercy of God. Notice…
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Online Study Material

Thanks so much for making our online video Bible lessons (Manna in the Morning, Two Minutes that can make a Difference in Your Life, Message of Hope and Bible Investigation) such big successes. The viewership remains constant and that is because of YOU. YOU have shared these messages with your Facebook friends by clicking on SHARE and SHARE NOW, thus increasing our potential audience. Thanks for the helpful SHARES, the encouraging LIKES, and the many great COMMENTS. Would you like…
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Godly Fathers

 For me, each year’s Father’s Day is a special day on the calendar. The day reminds me of some of my greatest blessings…my children and my grandchildren. I first became a father on May 3rd, 1981. As a father, I did a lot of growing as I matured as a father over the years and I hope that I am a much better grandfather today.  The role of fatherhood is an especially important part of God’s plan of family. The…
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Who is impacting your life?

The only grandparent I ever knew was my mother’s mom. My other grandparents died before I was born. My dad’s father was a longtime elder in the church. Even though I never met him, in some ways I know him well by the many stories shared with me by people in the community in which I grew up in as a child.  My grandfather was the elder people would normally turn to in times of need. He had a generous…
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Finding the Answers

 In the online class BIBLE INVESTIGATION, I am doing my best to answer a host of questions that have been submitted by class participants. This past week one of the questions came from a young father living in Africa. His question was, ‘In the confusion of today’s religious world, can we have agreement & unity’? His question was generated from the frustration he has felt the past two years.  About two years ago a denominational missionary visited his small village…
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Can a man “ACCEPT” Jesus?

So many have been taught that mankind only needs to “accept” Jesus in order to be saved by God. Is this true? What does the term accept mean? What about baptism, repentance or confession? How do I understand the idea of accept? Accepting Jesus means the following: We must accept Jesus as KING. The title Christ means King. Jesus is the King of kings and the Lord of all lords (Revelation 19:16). Being the King means a few things. Being…
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Our New Study: Bible Investigation

A change took place last week. Did you notice? Our online Bible class at 9 pm A NEW DAY, A NEW YOU was replaced by the class, BIBLE INVESTIGATION. You might wonder ~why? Originally BIBLE INVESTIGATION was going to be about twice per month and feature a more in-depth study of a particular subject or an examination of questions that had been emailed in. The reaction to the first three classes was outstanding as those three classes were averaging almost 70%…
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God’s View of Sin

It has been very well said throughout the years that sin will take you further than you ever wanted to go. Sin will keep you longer than you ever intended to stay. Sin will cost you more than you ever wanted to pay. Sin will require of you more than you ever wanted to give. In our modern culture, the word sin is rarely, if ever, used. However, God’s Word speaks plainly to the idea of sin. Sin is the…
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Dealing with Discouragement

One man said, “Discouragement is having faith in the devil.” In some ways that is true. Discouragement means we do not think Jesus has the answers for our life and our many problems. Here are four causes of discouragement:  Taking your eyes off the Lord Jesus.  Yielding to self-pity and false pride. Self is always your BIGGEST enemy.  Expecting God to solve your problems quickly and miraculously. God seldom uses the dramatic explosion or the proverbial earthquake to solve dilemmas.…

Mother’s Day

Every year our nation pauses on the second Sunday in May to pay well-deserved honor and respect to those special women we call MOM. In my life there have been several women who have served an important role in helping me to become the Christian I am today. Since I was born to parents who were up in years when I was born, I only had one grandparent still alive when I was born, my mother’s mom. Ma Dial gave…