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[29 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 376 views]

Sermon illustration in this.
How often souls are “dropped”… perhaps there are those who are willing to sound the alarm? Perhaps there are those who are willing to “gather by the river” to rescue them?
Or perhaps there will be many who simply drive by, watching through the safety of their car window and do absolutely nothing?
A father allegedly threw his four-year-old daughter off a bridge in front of the girl’s two young brothers and scores of motorists during rush hour in Melbourne today.
Witnesses said Arthur Phillip Freeman, 35, suddenly stopped his …

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[28 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 427 views]

Simply put, leadership is the ability to lead. Leadership can be, but is not necessarily, a virtue. Leaders have the ability to affect change… that change can be either good or bad. Leadership holds a measure of power… the ability to influence. Fear the leader who has no accountability.

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[27 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 227 views]

Jonathan Falwell commented on the Planned Parenthood agenda:
“…the dirty secret of Planned Parenthood is this: its founder, a one-time nurse named Margaret Sanger, believed that America needed “to cut down on the rapid multiplication of the unfit and undesirable at home” through methods of eugenics. Merriam-Webster defines eugenics this way: ‘a science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed.’
Much evidence points to Sanger being a racist. To stop the “multiplication” of those she saw as unfit, Sanger sought …

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[26 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 255 views]

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.

Ministry Development »

[26 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments | 578 views]

When I was Section Youth director about 10 years ago, I started a program called, ARC (Apostolic Revival Corps) that traveled to various HM churches in our district and conducted training, outreach and services. Our team was made up from 20 to 30 young people from our section and included musicians, young preachers and passionate youth from ages 14 to about 25. Each young person had to fill out an application, have it signed by their pastor, and get three reference signatures. In the early ARC missions, we would conduct …

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[25 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 243 views]

How ironic that foreign lands are stumbling to the light while we are striving mightily to put it out.

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[24 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 327 views]

Though the following story may seem way overboard for us, an interesting note is the reality that the woman has indeed broken the law. She stole.
How easy it is to justify sin that doesn’t seem “that bad”… when in reality, sin is sin.
Jan 24, 2009 03:41 PM US/Eastern
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa woman has been arrested because she failed to return a library book.
Thirty-nine-year-old Shelly Koontz was arrested Thursday night on a fifth-degree theft charge. She is accused of keeping “The Freedom Writers Diary,” which she checked out from …

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[23 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 433 views]

Almighty God, our Father:
Everything we see, and everything we can’t see, exists because of you alone.
It all comes from you, it all belongs to you, it all exists for your glory.
History is your story.
The Scripture tells us, “Hear, O Israel, the LORD is our God, the LORD is one.” And you are the compassionate and merciful one. And you are loving to everyone you have made.
Now today we rejoice not only in America’s peaceful transfer of power for the 44th time, we celebrate a hinge point of history with the …

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[22 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 344 views]

We should not ask,” what is wrong with the world?” for that diagnosis has already been given. Rather, we should ask, ” what has happened to the salt and light?

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[20 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 353 views]

A man out of the will and timing of God is of all men most miserable