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John 3:16-21 - What about those who have not heard?
With Chief Mulbah Killinpowen and friends, May 2014 In 2014, I was at
the City of Refuge orphanage in Belimu, Bong County, Liberia. During the course
of the week, I met Town Chief Mulbah Killinpowen, the oldest living person in
Bellemu, and the chief zoe of...

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Haggai: Message, Where Christ is found
Key Message: THE TEMPLE: REBUILD IT! Haggai 1:8, 14; 1 Corinthians 15:58. Get your priorities in line, Haggai says, it is time to “build the house” for God’s pleasure and glory. He encouraged them through God’s promises. (1) God promised success through His...

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Haggai - Author, Location, Date
Haggai (12thC A.D.), Saint Mark's Basilica, Venice, Italy) Haggai shows us Jesus Christ, Desire of the Nations Author : Haggai which means, “My Feast” or “On the Feast.” Haggai might have been born to Godly parents on a feast day in Exile in Babylonia and c...

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Old Fogy Club at your service
The Richmond, (VA) Daily Dispatch newspaper on December 11, 1860, printed a letter to Governor Moore of Alabama of a group offering its patriotic services to the State's defense. To His Excellency, the Governor of the State of Alabama -- Sir : The undersign...

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Haggai 2:10-23 - Hope You Can Count On
(12thC AD), Saint Mark's Basilica, Venice When we married, my wife and I made some promises to one another. Amanda promised me that she would never make me drive a minivan. Now we drive a church van. I promised her she would never be a pastor’s wife....

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Robert Leighton, servant of Christ
Archbishop Robert Leighton I want to introduce you to one of my ancestors, a Scot who served Christ in the United Kingdom all his life, Archbishop Robert Leighton (1611-1684). I am descended from his brother Sir Elisha Leighton. Robert never married and had...

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The wonder of Christmas morning
John Chrysostom preaching in Constantinople   This year Christmas Day falls on a Sunday. We pray your Christmas is awesome this year. Here is an excerpt from a Christmas morning sermon about the 4th or 5th Century by John Chrysostom (c.349-407), Archbishop ...

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Global economic forces and God's purposes
Tyre's Triumphal Arch ( Wikipedia ) Isaiah shows that God controls financial systems for His purposes .  We are in the midst of a lot of global economic changes. We are hearing in the media about what the experts call a "correction." Does the Word of God ha...

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Isaiah 26-27 - Darkness before Dawn
The coming of dawn in eastern North Carolina Opening thought : It’s darkest before the dawn. Have you ever heard that? I’ve stayed up all night a few times. Have you? A time or two I was working to the last minute to finish a term paper. Many times we were ...

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Seven things sin does to us
Isaiah 64:5-7 teaches several things about the nature of sin and the way it affects us.  The modern critic says, “How can God judge so brutally? How can he trample men like grapes?”  But Isaiah counters, “How can we be saved?” These verses contain a complet...
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