The invitation to flourish

The Word Anyone trusting in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage. (Proverbs 11:28) Thought One winter seemed to have unusually cold temperatures for our region and definitely more frequent snow. The number of friends and neighbors wishing for spring to arrive were numerous and increasing. My wife and I were…

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Worship God with our lives

The Word What can we bring to the Lord? What kind of offerings should we give him? Should we bow before God with offerings of yearling calves? Should we offer him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins? No, O people,…

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There is forgiveness

The Word Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. (Acts 13:38) Thought In the 1970’s I met a gentleman who led a small church in Southern Missouri. His personality and character was one of deep, genuine kindness and graciousness, the mental image most people…

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