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More Than An "April Fool."

April 1, at least in the US, is known as “April Fool’s Day.”  It’s a day when people like to play jokes on other people, to “prank” them, though anymore that doesn’t seem to be limited to one day of the year.   962 more words

Christianity

Rich Toward God - Luke 12-13

One of the parables Jesus tells in chapter 12 is that of the rich man who saw how much he had and all he could think of was making room for even more. 288 more words

Christianity

Who are our enemies this week? The enemy of self?

I came across this extract from George Orwell’s 1984

Oceania was at war with Eurasia and in alliance with Eastasia. In no public or private utterance was it ever admitted that the three powers had at any time been grouped along different lines. 392 more words

Spiritual Development

Three Final Thoughts on Elders: 1 Peter 5:1-5

Occasion: Sunday Worship 22nd March 2014 

Text: 1 Peter 5:1-5

Purpose: Peter wants to see the church persevere in obedience, and mature into Christ-likeness, therefore he emphasizes the importance of God’s instruction regarding elders in the local church. 911 more words

1 Peter Series

Three Final Thoughts on Elders: 1 Peter 5:1-5

Occasion: Sunday Worship 22nd March 2014 

Text: 1 Peter 5:1-5

Purpose: Peter wants to see the church persevere in obedience, and mature into Christ-likeness, therefore he emphasizes the importance of God’s instruction regarding elders in the local church. 911 more words

1 Peter Sermons

The Parable of the Rich Fool (A warning against all covetousness)

13 Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 565 more words

Discernment