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Vacation season is upon us. Many Riverbenders have already begun their summer relaxation trips; others will be heading soon for visits with family and friends in other parts of our nation and even in other countries.

 

I encourage you, while among others who may not be Christians, to remember your Godly heritage.  Be a witness; be an example. Be ready for opportunities to express the Truth when the Lord gives you that opportunity.

 

The word "Go" in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) means literally, "as you go through life, make disciples--wherever you are."  So let's be diligent in our summer adventures to be mindful that we are Christians first. And let's be unashamed of the Gospel (Romans 1:16).

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Vacation season is upon us. Many Riverbenders have already begun their summer relaxation trips; others will be heading soon for visits with family and friends in other parts of our nation and even in other countries.

 

I encourage you, while among others who may not be Christians, to remember your Godly heritage.  Be a witness; be an example. Be ready for opportunities to express the Truth when the Lord gives you that opportunity.

 

The word "Go" in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) means literally, "as you go through life, make disciples--wherever you are."  So let's be diligent in our summer adventures to be mindful that we are Christians first. And let's be unashamed of the Gospel (Romans 1:16).

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If you are a patriot, the meaning behind Memorial Day is a deep blessing to you. All our freedoms on which this nation was founded are the result of many folks giving their lives to insure it would happen.

My prayer is that we will always be grateful that the Lord provided people with backbone--men and women who realized that religious freedom for their posterity was worth the price of their own lives.

Praise God for these folks. But praise Him evermore for an even greater sacrifice--His precious blood--which has bought all true believers an eternal heritage with Him.

 

 

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No other book of the Bible contains the poetic, melodious beauty of the Psalms. This sacred collection of mostly worship songs is to many people the most loved portion of the Holy Scriptures. They provide a foundation of strength and a bedrock of comfort for many of life's experiences.

 

In the New Testament, Psalms is the most quoted Old Testament book. Jesus even quoted from Psalms while on the cross. It is rich in praise, instruction, admonition, encouragement and prophecy.

 

Many of the 150 Psalms, which were written over 1,000 years by several God-inspired authors, could be highlighted in our current preaching series. But I have chosen ten Psalms that I believe can dramatically change our lives. Pastor Tommy Clayton so clearly unpacked another in a recent Sunday sermon, and the recent Psalms study in the Bible Fellowship Groups has already impacted many folks.

 

My challenge to you:  Be present in Sunday Morning Worship to learn more about this worship hymnbook. Spend some private time in the Psalms. Meditate on them. Ask the Lord to give you insights you have not seen before. Let's grow together in our understanding of this magnificent theology. 

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No other book of the Bible contains the poetic, melodious beauty of the Psalms. This sacred collection of mostly worship songs is to many people the most loved portion of the Holy Scriptures. They provide a foundation of strength and a bedrock of comfort for many of life's experiences.

 

In the New Testament, Psalms is the most quoted Old Testament book. Jesus even quoted from Psalms while on the cross. It is rich in praise, instruction, admonition, encouragement and prophecy.

 

Many of the 150 Psalms, which were written over 1,000 years by several God-inspired authors, could be highlighted in our current preaching series. But I have chosen ten Psalms that I believe can dramatically change our lives. Pastor Tommy Clayton so clearly unpacked another in a recent Sunday sermon, and the recent Psalms study in the Bible Fellowship Groups has already impacted many folks.

 

My challenge to you:  Be present in Sunday Morning Worship to learn more about this worship hymnbook. Spend some private time in the Psalms. Meditate on them. Ask the Lord to give you insights you have not seen before. Let's grow together in our understanding of this magnificent theology. 

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