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Does Church Really Matter?

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved
the church and gave Himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25).

People say that they can be Christians without being a member of a church. They believe the church is
unnecessary to being a follower of Jesus. Yet the church is so important that Jesus died for it (Ephesians
5:25). “Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it” (I Corinthians 12:27). “His body, which is
the church” (Colossians 1:24b). “And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being
saved” (Acts 2:47b).


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Kindness Works

May 20, 2012 “Parade” magazine in the Denver Post had an excellent article entitled “Kindness Works” written by Colin Powell and comes from his book, “It Worked for Me.” Below is a little summary of the article.

Powell stated that many years ago the closing statement of a sermon was “Always show more kindness than
seems necessary, because the person receiving it needs it more than you will ever know.” That statement
stuck with Mr. Powell who then related this account from his life.


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Life Today As If It Were Our Last

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
(Titus 2:11-12 NASU).

A tragic accident occurred Monday at a nearby beach. A man was baptized in the ocean with his family
looking on. As he was being congratulated a wave hit the man and the undertow pulled him under. His body
has not yet been found.


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