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Hope For Today – Loving Each Other!
You may have witnessed it this past Mother’s Day. Missing chairs where there should have been family members. Most of us have experienced the pain of broken relationships in our families … someone’s mad at sister Emily. That one isn’t … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Discipling Our Children
“And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast; and as they were returning, after spending the full number of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But His parents were unaware … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Let God Guide!
“So Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Then … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – How We Measure God’s Value!
“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – When Worship Flows!
“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Unwilling Workers Are Easy to Spot!
“Then Herod secretly summoned the wise men and asked them the exact time the star appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. When you find Him, report back to me so that … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Taking Care of Your Support Group
I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Todayto remind us that within our local church lies our greatest support group for life abundant! Hope For Today is a part of the ministry of Eagles … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Life and Light For Humanity!
“Life was in Him, and that life was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:4–5, HCSB) That life was the light of men. Have you ever noticed … Continue reading
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