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Obedience and Dignity

August 28th, 2011 by Will Martin

Scripture: Colossians 3:22–4:1; Ephesians 6:5-9 

Scripture Memory:  Psalm 36:7-9

 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
   People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast on the abundance of your house;
   you give them drink from your river of delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life;
   in your light we see light.

Journey: Today and next week we will deal with one of the “hot” passages of Scripture. The apostle Paul, as he continued to address relationships for followers of Christ, spoke to those who had the title of slave and master (and failed to say some things people today would expect). Today we’ll see how Paul’s instruction applies to the relationship of today’s employee and employee. Next week we’ll consider the institution of slavery historically and biblically against the backdrop of God’s redemptive plan in Christ.  

Blessings,  

Will (for the pastors)

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The Necessity of Prayer (various Scriptures)

August 21st, 2011 by Will Martin

Scripture Memory:  Psalm 28:8-9

 8 The LORD is the strength of his people,
   a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
9 Save your people and bless your inheritance;
   be their shepherd and carry them forever. 

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Pastor Will describes how he came to be a follower of Christ.

August 14th, 2011 by Will Martin

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A Promise of Life

August 7th, 2011 by Will Martin

Scripture: Colossians 3:20-21; Ephesians 6:1-4 

Scripture Memory:  Psalm 9:1-2

1 I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart;
   I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in you;
   I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High. 

Journey: The relationships between children and parents can often be as demanding and as difficult as the relationship between husbands and wives. Of course, those relationships are also a great source of blessing in life but in order for that to be true there needs to be wisdom, love and grace in a family. Today in our Journey in the Word we will be hoping to set clear (1) why children should obey and honor their parents and (2) how parents (especially fathers) can take their role as “disciple makers” seriously.  

Hoping for our homes to grow in goodness,  

Will (for the pastors)

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