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Should There Be Guns at Churches?

Since 1999, there have been 18 fatal church shootings, including the 2017 shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, with 26 victims. Due to these incidents, some organizations are urging churches to be more prepared and be willing to use force if necessary.



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Should There Be Guns at Churches?


Daily Prayer for August 9

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For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20, NIV

Lord our God and our Father, we praise you because we are allowed to have community together in the name of Jesus, who has opened our eyes to see you and who has promised to be among us when we are gathered in his name. May our hearts remain unshadowed, even when our lives seem to grow difficult and the future looks dark. Protect us whenever we are tempted and have battles to fight. Deliver us. Make us free people who know we belong to you and who are allowed while still on earth to have a share in eternal life. Amen.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

BIBLE TERMINOLOGY – REPENT

August 7, 2018

John 5
1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.



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BIBLE TERMINOLOGY – REPENT


BOOKS OF THE BIBLE – JOHN – PART 3 OF 3

August 3, 2018

John 3
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.



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BOOKS OF THE BIBLE – JOHN – PART 3 OF 3


BOOKS OF THE BIBLE – JOHN – PART 2 OF 3

August 2, 2018

John 2
1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.



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BOOKS OF THE BIBLE – JOHN – PART 2 OF 3


Daily Prayer for July 23

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Salvation is to be found through him alone; in all the world there is no one else whom God has given who can save us. Acts 4:12, TEV

Dear Father in heaven, we thank you that you have revealed to us the name Jesus Christ, the name of your Son, who leads us to you as your children. May your hand be plainly seen over all the suffering and dying people of our time. May your hand soon bring in a new age, a time truly of God and of the Savior, fulfilling what has long been promised. Watch over us this night. Bless us. In suffering, continue to uphold us with your mighty hand. In grief, may your name still be honored. May your kingdom come, breaking into all the evil of the world, and may your will be done on earth as in heaven. Amen.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

BOOKS OF THE BIBLE – PHILIPPIANS – PART 2 OF 2

July 21, 2018

Philippians 2
1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.



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Fake News: 5 Popular Homeschool Myths Debunked

When it comes to homeschooling, there’s a lot of fake news out there. To help clarify some of the misunderstandings, we take the time to debunk 5 popular myths about homeschooling.



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Fake News: 5 Popular Homeschool Myths Debunked


Christians And Just War (With My Question)

It is common to say there are Realists and Utopians. Some say the two ends of the Christian and War spectrum are Just War and Pacifism. It’s not that simple as there are significant agreements between both sides and no Christian should want violence. But it is worth examining what Just War is, whether most […]



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Christians And Just War (With My Question)


BOOKS OF THE BIBLE – 1 SAMUEL – PART 2 OF 2

June 5, 2018

Luke 19
1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.



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BOOKS OF THE BIBLE – 1 SAMUEL – PART 2 OF 2