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EVERY parent knows the shrill whine of a young child – a slow, high-pitched complaint that grates on the eardrums and aggravates the soul. The tone of voice is difficult to bear, but the real irritation is the underlying cause – discontentment and disobedience.  1,284 more words

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JEREMIAH

WHAT is success? Most definitions include references to achieving goals and acquiring wealth, prestige, favour, and power.  “Successful!” people enjoy the good life – being financially and emotionally secure, being surrounded by admirers, and enjoying the fruits of their labours.  1,195 more words

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2 CHRONICLES

THE slide clicks, and our eyes focus on the image flashed onto the screen in the darkened sanctuary. “This idol,” explains the missionary, “is made of stone and is worshipped daily.  1,380 more words

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ACTS

WITH a flick of the fingers, friction occurs and a spark leaps from match to tinder. A small flame burns the edges and grows, fuelled by wood and air.  1,296 more words

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EZRA

NAME the truly great men and women of your lifetime. Celebrities, including politicians, war heroes, sports figures, and maybe your parents and special friends come to mind.  1,308 more words

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1 Kings Chapter 16

Baasha was the king of Israel and ruled unrighteously over the people. He ruled at the time that Asa ruled in righteousness over the people of Judah. 1,834 more words

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JOEL

A single bomb devastates a city, and the world is ushered into the nuclear age. A split atom… power and force such as we have never seen. 915 more words

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