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Sharing Bread…

51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” 52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to...

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God’s Blank Check

5 At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I should give you.” 6 And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and...

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Nurturing Faith

Did you know Bayshore offers a church subscription to Nurturing Faith Journal and Bible Study?  Nurturing Faith is one of my favorite resources because it offers relevant commentary on church, culture, and the Bible from a moderate Baptist perspective.  We make...

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An Authentic Life

25 So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. 26 Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and do not make room for the devil. 28 Thieves must give up stealing; rather...

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Losing a Son

 The king ordered Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, “Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom.” And all the people heard when the king gave orders to all the commanders concerning Absalom. 6 So the army went out into the field against Israel; and the...

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Karen’s Corner

Karen, would you please share your favorite Ugandan food or meal?  My favorite dish is boiled, or steamed plantains called matooke, mashed like mashed potatoes, with goat stew poured over it, and what is called eshabwe.   This is ghee or clarified butter mixed with...

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Sustenance in Life’s Deserts

2 The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have...

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The Body of Christ

 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the...

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The Nearness of the Lord

All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,     and all your faithful shall bless you. 11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,     and tell of your power, 12 to make known to all people your<sup class="footnote" style="box-sizing:...

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Dark Details

In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab with his officers and all Israel with him; they ravaged the Ammonites, and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. 2 It happened, late one afternoon, when David rose from his...

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Being with God

Now when the king was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, 2 the king said to the prophet Nathan, “See now, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God stays in a tent.” 3 Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all...

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Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,     for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints;     but let them not turn back to folly. 9 Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him,     that glory may dwell in our land. 10 Steadfast love and faithfulness...

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Let the King In

The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,     the world and those who dwell therein, 2 for he has founded it upon the seas     and established it upon the rivers. 3 Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?     And who shall stand in his holy place? 4 He who...

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Karen’s Corner

How do you retain your enthusiasm and optimistic attitude in a country with such overwhelming needs? - Joyce Bond  Oh, Joyce, that is not a simple question.  A simple answer would be to say because I have the greatest job in the entire world.  But life is not always...

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Ephesians 3

We are in the middle of our series on the book of Ephesians and are considering our shared life with God and others.  This Sunday, our Deacon Chair, Jim Neill, will preach a sermon on Ephesians 3:14-21.  To keep us from missing any verses, I hope you enjoy this...

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