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“The Perfect Gift” by JJ Heller

I heard this song this Christmas. It’s a good one. https://youtu.be/_mDftjVZXPs https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jjheller/theperfectgift.html  

2 days after Christmas quick reflections

When the angel appeared to the Shepherds in Luke 2:10-11, we often pick up on the bright lights and fear. I find it noteworthy that, beyond he/r calming their fear, s/he lays out much of the gospel.                 This baby is Good News Joy For all people A …

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God’s Hesed Love for Us – Joe Stowell’s messages calling us to take God’s Heart in Our Hands

Much can be learned from the story of Ruth. Joe Stowell has an excellent 3-Part message. God’s Heart In Our Hands Part 1 God’s Heart In Our Hands Part 2 God’s Heart In Our Hands Part 3 (These notes are not organized. Sorry.) Boaz was the kinsman redeemer. Jesus is our kinsman redeemer. God has …

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Charitable Contributions

I saw online someone suggesting that people should contribute quick (to NCTM, in this case). My response: Yes, we should contribute to NCTM’s Trust. However, I think “charitable deductions will be treated very differently in the coming year,” is misleading. It is my understanding, with the new tax bill, that charitable deductions can still be …

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Charles Spurgeon Quotes

Charles Spurgeon – English preacher 19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892 Whatever subject I preach, I do not stop until I reach the Savior, the Lord Jesus, for in Him are all things. Infinite, and an infant. Eternal, and yet born of a woman. Almighty, and yet hanging on a woman’s breast. Supporting a …

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Calvin’s Micah 6:8 Prayer

In the Calvin commentary on Micah he includes this prayer. (I have the Calvin app.) It is broad and far-reaching, in the same way that Micah 6:8 is broad and far-reaching.

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13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. Luke 19:13 We live between the 1st and 2nd Comings of Christ. Our calling is to follow Jesus’ commandments. That is, to love. J.C.Ryle wrote a nice piece on this.             …

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50 Ways to Strengthen Ministry with Youth

50 Ways to Strengthen Ministry with Youth 50_Ways_to_Build_Strength_Caring_for_Youth. (PDF)

Grant Reed’s words at the WIU Assembly

Grant Reed gave the student address at the WIU Assembly on 8-17-17. He had an excellent message. It is so easy to be fragmented and let division and differences win. We don’t always have to agree, but we can be respectful of one another, compromise, and find commonality. Save

Creeds, et al.

from Creeds – Part 2 by Communio Sanctorum History of the Church season 2. Creed – I believe = ‘creedo’  – a statement of faith. core elements Confessions – elaborates on a Creed.  a more detailed description of the things of God. Catechism – to teacher/instruct; outlines of teaching. Have aspects of creeds and confessions. …

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