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Are You Going To College

What an exciting time to be going away. Many of the college students can’t wait to get to their new school, to see their friends, and some can’t even wait to start taking tests. Regardless of how excited they might be, all of them will have to take one of the hardest tests of their…

Basement

I wanted to share with you this story, because I think it may put into perspective the innocence of kids and their genuine concern. On our last day of the children’s activities in Yucatan, Mexico we were spending time with the kids, just hanging out and talking to them. Since they knew it was the…

Enemies Part III

This is the last thing I will say about enemies. I want to challenge you to do exactly what Jesus said and see how God works. When we do exactly what Jesus did we are going to see the results that God wants. Loving those who hate us is one of the hardest things we…

Enemies

1 Peter 3:8-9 8 “To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; 9 not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.” We live in a world that will…

Enemies

I remember a time in my life when I thought someone had something against me. I was very young and thought this person wanted to hurt me. I don’t remember if I did something against him or if it was something I said. After talking with him I was right, I had offended him. Since…

Baja Mission Trip

We had a successful trip last week in Baja, Mexico. The church in Guntersville headed that trip. From the first moment we met them in San Diego, they welcomed us with open arms. They’re supporting the congregation of Diaz Ordaz in the Baja Peninsula.  The congregation there is fairly new and has few members, but…

Summary of Esther

The genre of the book of Esther is Narrative History. Its author is anonymous however; some believe Mordecai, Esther’s cousin and guardian, wrote it. It was written approximately 470 B.C. in Persia. Esther became queen in 479 B.C. Its purpose is to demonstrate God’s love and sovereignty in all circumstances. It is a post-exile story…

Baja Mission Trip

This week a few of us will be going to Baja, California.  We will be visiting the Church at Diaz-Ordaz. They are a fairly new congregation established not long ago. They have a piece of land that they acquired to build a place where they can worship. Five of us from Riverchase will be going…

VBS

It’s great to be a part of VBS. I get so excited about it every year.  This year we are learning about the life of Moses. What amazing things can happen when we let God direct our lives. It’s entertaining for adults but also educational for kids. Working this year with skits has taught me…

A Burden on Your Shoulders

  And the king granted them to me because the good hand of my God was on me. Nehemiah 2:8 You know how there are somethings that bother us throughout the day? There are things that just make us unhappy and we may be vocal about it or just keep it inside; however, they still bother us. Some of those…