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A Useful Confrontation

Acts 11:1-18

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Soon the news reached the apostles and other believers in Judea that the Gentiles had received the word of God. But when Peter arrived back in Jerusalem, the Jewish believers criticized him. “You entered the home of Gentiles and even ate with them!” they said.

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Am I Deplorable?

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“Wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me out of the body of this death” (Romans 7:24)?
A well known political figure, in a recent public comment, referred to millions of Americans as “deplorable.” Most of us were incensed, to say the least. Are we really a deplorable people? Perhaps we all are.

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“Never Give Up”

Ponder: John 6:43-48
 
Today’s Bible Verse: “Therefore, we ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches of God for your perseverance and faith in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions you endure” (2 Thess. 1:4).
 
It’s encouraging and uplifting to hear the story of Winston Churchill’s speech to a group of college students from a draft of nine words and three simple sentences: “Never give up!” Churchill paused, then said, “Never give up!” The words were followed with a longer pause, causing them to wonder, will he continue? The he said in his deepest voice, “Never give up!”

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