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August 14 2009

I'm getting ready to head to Dallas for a new church partner training session with Upward Sports. We're thinking about starting up with that program at Calvary, so myself and two deacons are going to check it out. Pray that we have safety in travel, and that, since we're leaving with 1 pastor and 2 deacons, we come back with 1 pastor and 2 deacons. Unless a deacon surrenders to preach, and we come back 2 pastors and 1 deacon.

Proverbs 14:1 ->Ladies, are you showing wisdom by building up your house? By strengthening your family? Do the things you do develop the godliness in you and your family that are necessary? Or do strive to please family and the world first?\

Proverbs 14:6 ->This is something to consider when attempting to debate someone into the faith. Many people are just seeking the argument, and are 'scoffers' or 'mockers' who will not agree even if you have indisputable proof. Don't bang your head against that wall too long.

Proverbs 14:11 ->Being righteous may not provide you with material that is perceived by others, but God is your protection. Better to be in a double-wide with honesty and righteousness than a mansion on a hill without the Lord.

Proverbs 14:13 ->Do not mistake outward signs of emotion for what is truly within the heart. Many people will attempt to hide their feelings, especially of sadness. But don't argue with someone that they are sad if they don't want to admit it.

Proverbs 14:34 ->We hear this a lot about America, and that we need to be cautious lest that sin disgrace our nation. We also need to be careful of it in our own lives and churches. Sin is a disgrace to our smaller gatherings as well as our nation.

1 Peter 4:4-5 ->The anger we receive from the world around us is because they expect us to live like them and we don't. They see that the holiness of God is starting to shine through in our lives. Is it really a good idea to trade that rejection for relevance?


Just a quick note, Bibles Unbound, a project of Voice of the Martyrs, has passed the mark of mailing 1 million Bibles to Christians in countries where the Bible is not readily available, such as China and North Korea. Why not click that link and see how you can get involved?

Doug

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