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Faith

A living letter: Part I

  Earle E. Ellis stated, “The world’s Bible is the daily life of the church, every page of which its quick eye minutely scans, and every blot on which it detects with gleeful and malicious exactness.” Essentially, Ellis is attempting to illuminate for us that our lives, your life if you are a Jesus follower,…

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Increase still comes from God

  Jesus expresses a sense of urgency in discussing the harvest with his disciples. The time is now – not later – to exert maximum effort to reach souls for the Lord. Sowing the seeds of truth will pay off! In many instances, the one who sows may not see the fruit appear right away.…

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Church Briefs

January 7-8 Living Word Rockford at Union Church is holding a Camp Meeting Launch on Saturday, January 7, and Sunday, January 8. Service will begin each evening at 6 p.m. with singing and preaching. Come early at 5 p.m. for FREE food, fellowship and door prizes. We look forward to seeing you there. Everyone welcome.…

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Farmer’s prayer

Shared by Dr. Jeff Fuller   I found this very encouraging today. A pastor asked an older farmer, decked out in bib overalls, to say grace for the morning breakfast. “Lord, I hate buttermilk,” the farmer began. The visiting pastor opened one eye to glance at the farmer and wonder where this was going. The…

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Fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy

  The fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy rises to the forefront this time of the year. Specifically, Isaiah comes to mind concerning key prophetic verses pertaining to Jesus’ birth. It is amazing to consider how God’s Spirit spoke through Old Testament prophets hundreds of years prior to Jesus’ arrival here. All of those words regarding…

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God’s will by God’s grace

  What do you do with the chaos you created? Those things and moments where you are enveloped in the consequences or confusion that result from living below fully trusting, believing and following the will of God for your life. For Zechariah, in the first chapter of Luke’s gospel, his consequences for failing to completely…

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Angels worship God

  The Bible plainly declares one role or privilege of the angels of God is to worship the true and living God – the Creator of all things. Isaiah, an Old Testament prophet, witnessed the angels’ worship of God first hand in a vision he declared in the sixth chapter of the Book of Isaiah.…

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Don’t forget hospitality this holiday

  We’re in full swing into the holiday season. And for many in our community across the country and globe, this is a time of get-togethers, gift-giving (and receiving) and significant religious celebration. In our home, Thanksgiving normally serves as the official marker of the holiday season; we start with the Christmas decorations, and my…

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If you ever need me

Sent by Paul Shaw   In his book “The Tale of the Tardy Oxcart” Chuck Swindoll relates an incident in his ministry. One afternoon he told his wife that he was going to take a drive because he needed to think and pray about a situation. So while he was driving he had his Bible open on…

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Be better, not bitter

  When Jesus Christ is in our lives we always possess an abundance of thanksgiving in our hearts. Or at least we should. The scale is tipped way higher on the praise side. Our thanksgiving far outweighs life’s circumstances! On one side is Jesus, and that’s all that matters. We’ve got to remember to keep…

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