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Re-purposing

Today’s Scripture: Romans 6:11 – “Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
What do you do with those old clothes that you no longer want? Most of us discard them via giving them to someone, taking them to a resale facility, or discarding them in a trash bin. Fortunately not much goes into a trash bin, approximately 2.5 billion pounds of clothing ends up in a resale shop. (Most resale shops now sell “vintage wear” rather than second hand clothing).

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“Live Like You Were Dying”

“You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved” (Matt 10:22 NASU).
Primo Levi who was a survivor of Auschwitz, wrote several deeply moving books about his experiences there, a testament to the human beings ability to survive the most horrendous circumstances. Lawrence Kohlberg, a professor of Harvard, did groundbreaking research on the development of a sense of morality in children and adults.

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Have You Made A Referral?

Text: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
I recently received an email solicitation from a media company with whom I have a service contract. They were asking if I had made a referral. They were offering a bonus for any referrals that I made which resulted in new business for them. There are many companies from which we receive services that offer gifts or discounts if we will make referrals. They often offer discounts to both the present subscriber and to the new subscriber as well.

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