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    Praying for the Victims of Michael

    After opening my front door, I surveyed my property. Pine limbs littered my lawn. Fortunately, our lights flickered but never went out for any significant amount of time.  Realizing I would spend a few hours cleaning up minor debris, I thanked God for our safety. Returning inside, I turned the television to the Weather Channel. Only to see images of complete devastation. One reporter stood in front of a long line of overturned train cars blasted by the storm. Another asked the camera to pan to see buildings that appeared as a pile of broken matchsticks. The panhandle of Florida lies in ruin. People’s lives and livelihood lay in shambles. My heart…

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    Chained by Expectations

    A SERMON FROM LUKE 7:18-35 By Kevin W. Bounds Introduction             Expectations can be misleading. I recall when in the parts business as a counter salesman, I would speak with customers all over the southeastern United States. While conversing on the telephone, I would form a mental image of how I thought the person on the other end of the line might look. Later on, in my career, I became an outside salesman, which allowed me to see the people I once only could visualize. They never looked the way I expected them to look. I learned a valuable lesson. Expectations can be misleading. In Luke 7:18-35, the characters in…

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    The Lord of the Sabbath – Luke 6:1-16

    THE LORD OF THE SABBATH: A CASE FOR COMPASSIONATE CONFRONTATION FROM LUKE 6:1-16 By Kevin W. Bounds   Introduction In a world immersed in social media and a twenty-four-hour news cycle, everyone has an opinion. Now people can rant online without the consequence. Now people take to the street with picket signs protesting anything. Don’t believe me? Then you have not had social media, watched television, or read the newspapers lately. In this volatile mix of opinions, how are Christians to behave? Many think disciples of Jesus are to remain dormant and docile. We are assumed to follow a plastic Jesus. A false representation of the Founder of Christianity as…

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    Second Sunday of Advent

    Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 Isaiah 11:1-10 Isaiah prophesies of a shoot springing forth from the stem of Jesse. If one remembers, Jesse was King David’s father. This is the messianic promise which will fulfill God’s covenant with David concerning his household reigning on the throne. Jesus Christ of Nazareth was from the lineage of David. He is now reigning at the right hand of God. In this passage, Isaiah states, “…He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear” ( Isa 11:3). Jesus fulfilled this in His first advent. When one looks at the Gospels, Christ…

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    New Levels

    God has been doing some awesome things! My first trip to Paramaribo is scheduled for May 24-28, 2013. Jehovah Jireh has provided and all my expenses are paid in full!!!!!! Hallelujah! Also, I have been invited to come the first Caribbean Assembly in November in Barbados. Praise the Lord! Recently, I have been contacted by people who are interested in finding out more about the ministry. The easiest way to stay informed is to sign up for our monthly newsletter at www.kevinwbounds.com (Sign up link is on the right hand side).   Consumed by the Call, Kevin W.Bounds Project # 065-0888