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40 Days for Life is the world’s largest grassroots movement to end abortion. God has used 40 Days for Life to establish a proven track record of saving lives and closing abortion clinics.

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On the Day of Pentecost Peter realized that a prophecy had been fulfilled.  Words recorded hundreds of years before had become reality in a miraculous way. The evidence was the spontaneous use of unlearned foreign languages along with a loud sound of wind coming from a specific place in the city.

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Do you know what the parable of the ten virgins means? Jesus gave this parable to us so that we can prepare ourselves for His soon return. Therefore, we will work our way through this parable verse by verse so we can get the full message that Jesus is telling us.

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People who work in the sciences are to be honored. Those who dedicate their efforts to our well-being have made a difference in our lives. Not only scientists from the past need that honor such as Galileo, Mendel, and Faraday, but also those who are working today. 

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Do you know what it’s like to be in the presence of God? We can only imagine but the Bible gives us some fiery descriptions. When God came down and gave Moses the Ten Commandments, the Bible says, burned in fire as He descended upon it (Exodus 19:18 KJV) and all Israel saw His glory as a dev…

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What God wants from us is that we believe in the rewarding existence of God. God desires that we do justice, and practice merciful kindness, while we conduct our lives humbly in the presence of the Almighty. God wants us to listen to God as though our very lives depended upon it, and to agre…

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Last week’s article did not end up on a positive note because people ignored God after God had helped them. They were captured and some died, but that is not the end of the story. There is another important part of this story.

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Do you know anyone with a strong will? If we are honest with ourselves, we can all say yes, especially if we look at our own self. Really? We may not think so but the Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23 KJV).

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Do you know how much God loves us (Part 2)?

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People at the church have been studying about what God wants. God wants people to believe that God exists and will reward those who earnestly seek the one true God. God also seeks to have people pursue justice, express merciful loving kindness, and to live their lives humbly before God. God …

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Do you know how much God loves us? The Bible says, “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is…

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With some people expressing “unrest” in our country part of a verse from the Old Testament comes to mind. From Micah 6:8 comes the phrase “do justice.” We have heard that there are those who wish to make sure that violent people get the justice that is due. Consequences for actions make sense.

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Do you know the beauty of repentance and forgiveness?

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The writer of the book of Hebrews in the New Testament said that anyone who would come to God “must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6b) 

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Several outstanding citizens of our community, who are recently deceased, have been honored with remembrances to the Clearwater Memorial Public Library (CMPL) Expansion Project, thereby assuring that their lives will leave a lasting legacy for future generations. 

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Matthew 18:3 “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”

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Last week we studied and found that we need only look to the cross on Calvary to find repentance and forgiveness, which only come from Jesus (Act 5:31 KJV). We find a need and desire for a new life (Romans 8:1 KJV; James 1:21-25 KJV) and that we find forgiveness for our sins only comes from …

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Do you know why it’s important to know the time (part 4)?

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Some events are momentous and others are unimportant. Really meaningful events make memories that last a long time. People know details about what was going on when the Twin Towers collapsed, or when the Challenger exploded, or when Pearl Harbor was bombed. We usually do not know what we had…

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And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.

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Do you know why it’s important to know the time (part 3)? We’ve studied that we need to know the time so we know what to do. The signs tell us that Jesus is coming soon (Matthew24), that we’re in the judgment hour (Revelation14:6-7KJV) and we must get ready. Jesus, John and Paul taught repen…

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Do you know why it’s important to know the time (part2)? Last week we studied that the signs in the world tell us that Jesus is coming soon (Matthew 24). We also studied that we are in the judgment hour (Revelation 14:6-7 KJV) and that we must get ready for the judgment through repentance (A…

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Christmas is a time of gift-giving. We give gifts as a recognition of the gift that God has given humanity. God gave the one and only son ever born to Him so that people might choose to have a powerful body without aches and pains. Because of God’s gift people might choose to not run out of …

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Do you know why it’s important to know the time? The Bible says, “And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…” (1Chronicles 12:32 KJV).

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We each need to be forgiven. This is not about victim shaming! We as a people who live together should be aware of the needs of each other. We should hear the cry of people who are not being provided justice. We should come to know the dangers that blameless people face and seek what is right.

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First Baptist Church was a happy place on Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Pizza and Packing party where Christmas Shoeboxes were filled to be sent to children all over the world. 

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Do you know what God meant when He said, “…for in the day you eat of it, ye shall surely die” (Gen. 2:17) (part 2). Last week we studied and found that only God and Jesus have immortality (1Tim. 6:15-16 KJV) and man’s immortality originally came from eating of the tree of life (Gen. 3:22 KJV…

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Over our history America has enjoyed some seasons of growth and prosperity. We have expanded and there have been sometimes when we have suffered. Some people have done well and others have experienced dreadful times. We are in one of those times now in which things are changing.

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One of the goals set out for Christians is to, “Be completely humble and gentle.” (Eph. 4:2) This seems perfectly within reach … when we do not have another human being to consider. When we start adding humans this be-comes more difficult. Yet that is what Paul had in mind when he offered th…

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Our fast paced lifestyles demand instant gratification. We expect the good things to arrive shortly. When the good does not come our way as we think that it should we get frustrated and usually start looking for someone to blame.

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Do you know what God meant when He said, “…for in the day you eat of it, ye shall surely die” (Genesis2:17). Adam and Eve were created by God as free moral agents. That means that they had free choice, as we do, to obey or disobey God. God made them to live eternally and if they were obedien…

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Matthew 27:41-42, Likewise the chief priests, also mocking with the scribes and elders, said, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him.”

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Do you know how deceptive the devil really is (Part4)? Now we’ve studied and found Jesus gives four warnings about being deceived in these last days (Matthew24:1-5, 11, 23-24KJV); that a deceiver is a liar and the devil is the father of lies but the truth will set us free (John8:44-45, 32KJV…

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Running low on an item that is used can bring added stress. Items not available at the store such as paper products, or canned fruit can be very inconvenient. This can be even more stressful when you are trying to secure the items on behalf of more than one household such as for a business. 

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Do you know how deceptive the devil really is (Part3)?

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There are many who are just trying to get through these times. It seems as though one thing after another keeps coming. Of course some of this is seasonal such as the election. 

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Do you know how deceptive the devil really is (Part2)? Last week we studied and found Jesus warns us four times about being deceived in these last days (Matthew24:1-5, 11, 23-24KJV).

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In Romans 12:1, Paul calls us “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” That verse confronts us with the question, “Why give yourself totally to God?” [From Bible.org]

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Do you know how deceptive the devil really is? Well, Jesus warns us four times when He says, “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many…And many false prophets shall rise, and shall de…