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Pearls 12/14/17

REAL: In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. Heb. 8:13

CULTURED: The Church expected the Second Coming of Christ immediately. The converts had known a first coming. And then? And then! That was the trouble — the then. He had come, and they adored and believed, they communicated and practiced, and waited. The then lasted, and there seemed to be no farther equivalent Now. Time became the individual and catholic problem. The Church had to become as universal and as durable — as time. Charles Williams

:) (Homographs & Heteronyms) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Pearls 12/13/17

REAL: We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ. 2 Cor. 10:5

CULTURED: It was all in His [Jesus'] hands now - as it had always been. Louis Zamperini

:) Old Farmer's advice: Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway!

God prospers us not to raise our standard of living, but our standard of giving.
~ PK- Stewardship Corner

Stewardship Thought for the Week

Other people have need of our spiritual gifts, whether they care to admit it or not. Jesus had need of a colt one day. May we be quick to share our gifts with others as Jesus shared His love and gifts (including forgiveness) to the whole human race!

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