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Some of His Greatest Work

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Dear Faith Family, And the angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, "Arise and eat, for the journeyis too great for you. And he arose and ate anddrank, andwent in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God,(1 Kings 19:7-8). We may be familiar withElijah and the widow of Zarephath, orthe Elijah and the wido...

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I Surrender Some

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"I Surrender Some" Dear Faith Family, Submit yourselves therefore to God,(James 4:7a). He studied and taught music. Hemastered 13 different instruments. Hesang and composed music. He was very involved in the music ministry of his church.And,heeventually found himself waveringbetween the challenge of going intofull timeministry and that of becoming a recognized artist. T...

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Dear Faith Family, Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,and give no opportunity to the devil,(Ephesians 4:26-27). "I WAIVE AND RELEASE THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM MY DEATH AND ANY INJURY, ILLNESS, LOSS, DAMAGE, EXPENSE, ACTION, CLAIM, AND LIABILITY ARISING OUTOF ANY USE OF THE FACILITIES, THE PARTICIPATION IN ANY OF THE EVENTS, OR THE ENGAGEMEN...

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Once Upon A Time

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"Once Upon a Time" Dear Faith Family, And the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, "There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor." One of my favorite sermons in all the Bible is found in the book of 2 Samuel. The sermon immediately involved just two people,Nathanand David. Nathan preached the narrative sermon. David listene...

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Resting in His Heart

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Dear Faith Family, Come tome, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls,(Matthew 11:28-29). We've all done it. We've all lookedfor something that we just couldn't find, right? Like standing in front of the refrigerator, door open, looking...

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Surprised By His Brilliance

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Dear Faith Family, You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows,(Psalm 23:5). It's that time of year again. I know. I know. "It's too hot!" But, deer season isback. And, up in the stand I did climb. Keep in mind that it was notyetfully light. Around the stand was acamouflage wrap that was folded on itself over...

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Set Apart


Dear Faith Family, While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off,(Acts 13:2-3). Mark and Sheila Shelby have served the Faith Family and this community well for over 20 years! On staff, Mark ...

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Taking Him at His Word

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"Taking Him at His Word" Dear Faith Family, And now, O Lord God, You are God, and Your words are true, and You havepromised this good thing to Your servant,2 Samuel 7:28. The Cambridgedictionary defines the word "reservation" as"an arrangementin which something such as a seat on an aircraft or a table at a restaurant is kept for you." Recently a fri...

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Looking to Follow Jesus

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Dear Faith Family, And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered their sight and followed him,Matthew20:34. "I'll just follow you." Famous last words! Been there?A friend quickly runs through the73 turns necessary to get the two of you where you're going. Like,"turn left just after theblue pickup truck that sits at the end of the driveway. Then loo...

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And Worship

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Dear Faith Family, Then Job arose and toe his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. There are at least twoplacesin the Bible whenthe word"worship"strikes me as out of place. You know, like when you discover an...

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