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Daily Devotional 08-20-11

Scripture: Acts 13:46-50 Then both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken first to you [the Jews]. Since you reject it and judge yourselves to be unworthy of eternal life, we are now turning to the Gentiles. For so the Lord has commanded us,…

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Daily Devotional 07-21-11

Scripture: 1 Kings 3:5 “At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night. God said, “Ask. What should I give you?”  The Holy Bible : Holman Christian standard version. 2009 (1 Ki 3:5). Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers. Thought for the Day: Solomon doesn’t ask for mansions or servants or whatever the equivalent of…

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Daily Devotional 07-19-11

Scripture: Matthew 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.“ The Holy Bible : New Revised Standard Version. 1989 (Mt 13:44). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers. Thought for the Day: Are you…

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Daily Devotional 07-18-11

Scripture: Wisdom of Solomon 12:16 “For your strength is the source of righteousness, and your sovereignty over all causes you to spare all.” Thought for the Day: How many times have you thought, “Well, if I just buy this or that, I’ll be happy.” Or, “If I could only lose 10 pounds, I’d be happy,”…

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Future of Christianity

Harvey Cox giving a brilliant speech on the “cult of commerce” and its detrimental effect on Christianity. We cannot live in obedience to the Gods of consumerism, tadalafil but must rediscover our roots as an anti-establishment movement. Resist the cult of empire! Brilliant.

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General Assembly Report

At the business session this morning, search President Watkins gave a rousing speech reminding us of our diversity, and yet pointing out we have no all-encompassing policy concerning race, gender and sexual orientation. While FCC Naples is an open and affirming church, in general the Disciples have no policy. It is time for a discipline-wide…

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On the Road to Assembly!

Tony, Luis, Kelly and I left Naples early this morning with a gaggle of our church youth. We drove to Chattanooga to have dinner with Bill and Carol Hobbs, who are both doing well. Bill goes in for knee surgery next week, so we will all keep him in our prayers. Carol is handling chemotherapy…

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