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38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. ~Acts 2:38 (ESV)

The preaching of Peter is the fulfillment of the expectation of Jesus. He was told to baptize in the Jesus’ name and his exhortation closes down with that same refrain!

 

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In the fall of 1991 I first made my way

In the fall of 1991 I first made my way into the assemblies of the Sunnyvale church after at bible study led by Robert Hudson. The was filled with hearts that have become dear to me beyond measure. They have encouraged me, supported me in the preaching of the gospel (in Louisiana, Oregon and the Philippines) but more than that they have continued to both an example in faith and friends though the days beyond the first encounter. I have recently learned that the members who currently comprise the work have made the emotion filled decision to “dissolve” the work there and join in gospel work with the Santa Clara church. I still profit from the leadership of men like Don, Pat, Howard, and so many others had such a strong influence on my bumpy start into growing as God needed me.
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Over this weekend I have learned of the passing of Don Alexander (writer of so many powerful hymns that help guide the heart toward God through song, and the news that Jerry Earnhardt has been diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Jerry and his family came to mean much to Jill and I while in Oregon.
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beyond all these things I am learning more and more that with God his timing is beyond ours.
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it is good then for us to remember:
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this world is not our home: 1peter 2:11
our earthly tents are but a wisp in time: 2corinthians 5:1
heaven is truly worth the journey: revelation 22:1-3

11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11 (ESV)
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Ransom

Matthew 20:28 [fullscreen]

..Ransom..

transitive verb:

  1. to deliver especially from sin or its penalty
  2. to free from captivity or punishment by paying a price

Noun:

  1. a consideration paid or demanded for the release of someone or something from captivity
  2. the act of ransoming In the biblical example:

28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” ~ Matthew 20:28 (ESV) . Our captive souls were redeemed by at a cost beyond compare, hence our debt is not “cancelled, but paid. . .

The praise of the God from who all thing

The praise of the God from who all things moved and persist shines forth from one who is worthy of praise. Our Lord in Christ is seen upon a throne that no other could even begin to fill.
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11 “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” ~ Revelation 4:11 (ESV)
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Creation & Science with Dr. David Bonner

Slide1Please consider the evidence David M. Bonner presents to establish the existence of God, the Bible as the Word of God, and to expose the numerous scientific and Biblical problems with the popular theory of macro evolution. Dr. Bonner is  a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a double major in chemistry and biology, with a special emphasis in evolutionary biology studies. In addition, Dr. Bonner holds a doctorate degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, as well as two post doctorate degrees. Please join us as this man of faith reveals and refutes the errors of evolutionary science, and shares the positive evidence for God and the Bible.

12 And there is salvation in no one else

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12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Acts 4:12 (ESV)

There is a tremendous challenge in realizing and accepting we need to be rescued as the acceptance of failure is often almost unbearable to swallow. But such sweet joy is found beyond that valley of despair for not only is rescue possible it is found in the abundance that is in Christ. Beyond that is the need to recognize that salvation is found in no other place beyond the Christ.

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