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    A Willing Heart

    4 Moses spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, “This is the thing which the Lord has commanded, saying, 5 ‘Take from among you a contribution to the Lord; whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as the Lord’s ]contribution: gold, silver, and bronze, …. 21 Everyone whose heart stirred him and everyone whose spirit moved him came and brought the Lord’s contribution for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments. 22 Then all whose hearts moved them, both men and women, came and brought brooches and earrings and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold;…

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    Divine Connections

    “31 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 3 I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of [a]craftsmanship, 4 to [b]make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in [c]bronze, 5 and in the cutting of stones [d]for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all kinds of [e]craftsmanship. 6 And behold, I Myself have [f]appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in…

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    Affordable Healthcare…at What Cost?

    Who would be against affordable healthcare for all citizens? Healthcare cost in the United States has skyrocketed in the past several decades. We have all heard of aging couples on fixed incomes being forced to decide whether they will purchase food or buy their medicine. We have all seen the collection cans at the register of the local convenience store for persons who have received a terminal diagnosis and have no health insurance coverage. These situations play on the strings of our hearts as Americans. We live in the land of opportunity and promise and no one should be without proper medical treatment! The question is, should the federal government…

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    What is to Debate?

    It seems we are bombarded with everyone’s “sexual preference” today. I came across an interesting article on Charisma News (read article here) about the Rev. Thomas Ogletree. If you haven’t heard about him, he is an Ordained Minister within the United Methodist Church who, against church discipline, performed his son’s same-sex marriage ceremony. He was facing charges, but the UMC has back pedaled, saying a trial would bring “harmful polarization” to the denomination as they debate issue. Polarization? “What fellowship has light with darkness?”(NASB, 2 Cor. 6:14). This is where political correctness leads to when it invades the pulpit! We as Christians have a mandate to lovingly stand for what is declared in God’s Word.…

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    The Sabotage of Society

    Is it merely a change in linguistics or is it the sabotage of society? Words change meaning over the course of time and typically this is not a great dilemma. Today’s generation may speak of something being “bad” and it carries a completely different connotation than it did a century ago! It appears the wind of linguistic change may being blowing again around the meaning of the word marriage. In 1828, Noah Webster defined marriage as, “the act of uniting a man and woman for life…the legal union of a man and woman…marriage is a contract both civil and religious” (Webster). In today’s society, it only takes a quick search on…

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    6 Awesome Online Bible Study Tools

    Are you connected? Of course you probably have every kind of social media available to man, but are you really connected? We can Skype with loved ones on the other side of the globe, have the latest news delivered directly to our mobile device, and know exactly what all of our friends had for dinner last night. Yet, I am not talking about being connected by the newest form of technology. I am talking about being connected to God through the study of His word! Since we spend so much of our time being “connected” by the internet, I thought it would be cool to point you to “6 Awesome Online…