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Saeed Abedini and David’s Prayer

My heart is full of emotion today as I read news about the release of Idaho brother, Saeed Abedini.  I soak my mind in God’s Word, and here is one among many of the psalms that speak for my heart. … Continue reading

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My oldest daughter’s testimony

I decided to follow Jesus Christ when I was very young. I knew I was a sinner who could never reach heaven without God.  Romans 3:23 states a universal truth, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory … Continue reading

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Closing the Window: Steps to Living Porn Free

Title – Closing the Window: Steps to Living Porn Free Author – Tim Chester Publisher – InterVarsity, Downers Grove, IL 2010 I highly recommend the book for good counsel to those who have been exposed to pornography in the past … Continue reading

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Why another church plant?

1. The multiplication of church plants increase the number of places where people can taste and see that the Lord is good. The Idaho Falls yellow pages list 252 restaurants.  Probably, in the greater Idaho Falls area, including Ucon, Iona, Ammon, … Continue reading

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Why church plant?

Church planting pushes the good news proclamation of Jesus to the forefront.  The pioneering pastors are thinking as missionaries. Ample amounts of prayer and preparation during each week are devoted chiefly to glorifying God through gospel outreach.  For ambassadors of … Continue reading

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Inductive Bible Study – Philemon (verses 1-7)

Observation Who is writing this short letter? Who is being addressed? What does Paul say to Archippus in the book of Colossians? Where did the church meet for worship? Interpretation What is the relationship of the three people to each … Continue reading

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Student Bible Competition – Colossians

Parents, are you looking for an end-of-the-summer event for the student in your house?  Would you have a son, daughter, or grandchild in your house who would be interested in doing some study and memorization over the course of the … Continue reading

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Dug Down Deep

Title – Dug Down Deep:  Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters Author – Joshua Harris Publisher – Colorado Springs: Multnomah Books, 2010 I liked this book.  It contains some stuff that really matters for today’s teens.  The opening … Continue reading

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Bad anger, good anger

Who has never been this—annoyed, irritated, angry, resentful, or bitter?   Anger touches us all.  It is a part of being human.  Whenever we are corrected, threatened, or experience loss, we become angry.  It is a passionate emotion which flares up … Continue reading

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Ruthless Trust

Title – Ruthless Trust:  The Ragamuffin’s Path to God Author – Brennan Manning Publisher – New York: HarperCollins, 2000 In his book, Brennan quotes various writers and theologians on almost every page.  Some I appreciate and others not so much.  … Continue reading

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