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Ezekiel 40:1-4

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On April 28, during the twenty-fifth year of our captivity—fourteen years after the fall of Jerusalem—the LORD took hold of me. In a vision from God he took me to the land of Israel and
set me down on a very high mountain.
 
From there I could see toward the south what appeared to be a city. As he brought me nearer,
I saw a man whose face shone like bronze standing beside a gateway entrance. He was holding
in his hand a linen measuring cord and a measuring rod. He said to me, “Son of man, watch and listen. Pay close attention to everything I show you. You have been brought here so I can show you many things. Then you will return to the people of Israel and tell them everything you have seen.” (Ezekiel 40:1-4)

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Finding Favor In The Eyes Of The Lord

One of the most exciting expressions in the Bible is the above caption. It was said that
“Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD” (Gen. 6:8).
 
When one wished to obtain a favor from a king, a person would show his humble submission
by saying, “if I have found favor in your sight, O King, if it pleases the King to grant my
request. may the king” do such and such (Est. 5:8), and that was his wife.   It is said of Mary
that she found favor with God, Lk. 1:30. It is even said of Jesus (Lk. 2:52).

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Super Dad

Scripture: “So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off,
his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed
him” (Luke 15:20).
 
On Father’s Day Josh Jones, our Youth Minister, spoke on “Super Dads.” His wife and
young daughters had given him a apron with the title of Super Dad on it, so he wore it.
Josh talked about fathers from the Scriptures–David, Abraham, Jacob, and Moses. He
showed that they made mistakes. His point was that there is only one super Father,
and that is our heavenly Father.

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