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A Mother's Day Prayer

A Mother's DayPrayer
Thank you mother's, whether deceased or living, for the nine (9) months, or other months in carrying us. Some mother's worked one (1) to three (3) jobs while carrying us rather than abort us. Some children were born with medical or physical abnormalities, but that mother said, "This is my child and I will take care of my child." Mother endured our sickness', runny nose's, stomach aches, diarrhea's, childhood disease's--without cost, with tears she tries to hide--bumps, scrapes, bruises and cuts. They were just part of her true motherhood and love for her child. I pray for that mother this Mother's Day to continue to bless and give her strength, and thanking her for all that she did for us. Happy Mother'sDay!
I pray even for that mother, yes mother, that aborted her child for reasons that only she knows, yet remembering in her conscience what she did and regretting it.  I pray for that mother on drugs that carried her child to …

Sermon Outline

Prince of Darkness / Angel of Light

2 Corinthians 11:13–15
It is amazing how few people are willing to call things what they are. Paul didn’t suffer from such reticence regarding false teaching. He says it is what we should expect given Satan’s methods. Have you ever noticed that the voice which calls you to sin sounds more like an angel’s than a devil’s? No wonder!
    I.       Satan is always seeking to deceive you.
      A.      Notice the context of false teachers:
         1.      They try to change themselves into apostles.
         2.      No wonder—Satan regularly does the same thing.
      B.      Satan practices self-transformation.
      C.      There are numerous Biblical examples of this.
         1.      Garden of Eden.
         2.      Presence of Satan before Lord in Job.
         3.      At the temptation of Christ.
      D.      It points up again the enormous power of Satan.
    II.       Satan’s deception causes many of your problems.
      A.      I…
May 13

John Bakewell, 1721–1819
  He [God] raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. (Ephesians 1:20, 21)
The author of this worshipful and strongly doctrinal hymn text presents a vivid contrast between the shame and suffering of Christ’s earthly life and the greatness of His eternal glorification. We must never forget that the infant Jesus has moved on to take His place as the reigning Lord. Often at Christmas we become very sentimental about His lowly birth, or at Easter saddened as we recall His suffering and death. Sometimes our emphasis upon Christ’s earthly ministry causes us to lose sight of His eternal deity. The Bible reminds us that “because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood. Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through …
May 13

Member’s Only

My brothers formed a club when I was five years old. They had a neat clubhouse (an old, dusty tool shed) a thriving membership (three or four other kids), and a membership policy (you had to be at least six years old to join).

Do the math—I was out! “I can’t wait until next year,” I said, “then I’ll be old ‘nough to join your club.” My brother was quick to reply, “by then the age requirement will be seven.”

Now, don’t start feeling sorry for me. The truth is, I was a scrawny little “tag-a-long” brother. I’m sure my brothers got tired of having to walk slower so I could keep up, or watching me while Mom and Dad went somewhere. They just wanted some peace and quiet.

Have you ever been left out of something important? How did it make you feel?

I remember the first building program I ever led. At that time, the Church only averaged 25 people and yet they sold their small building to relocate and build a much larger building. With the help of other Churches, we succes…