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Today’s reading Lamentations 1-5 Lamentations 3:27 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. It is good for a young person to have to pay the price. If everything comes to easily it will cause laziness and an attitude of expecting people to do things for them. Sometimes being...
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Today’s reading Job 15-18 Job 16:2 I have heard many such things: Miserable comforters are ye all. Job had been through horrible tragedies, one after another. Then his friends arrive. They literally make his life miserable. They want to say to him that all the bad things that are happening to him are a result...
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Mr BELOVED BROTHER RICE : In encouraging other young men to come out as missionaries, do use the greatest caution. One wrong-headed, conscientiously obstinate fellow would ruin us. Humble, quiet, persevering men ; men of sound, sterling talents, (though, perhaps, not brilliant,) of decent accomplishments, and some natural aptitude to acquire a language ; men of...
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I took this picture a couple months ago between the ordination council meeting and  the ordination services for Chris Waye at Victory Baptist Church in Loganville. In the picture you have Chris Waye (missionary to the British Isles on the far left), Derik Lawrence (Pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Loganville, GA), and Josh Ayers...
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What do you do when you see so much need? There is poverty. There is dirt, degradation, sin, and every other problem you can imagine. You know that the gospel has the answer for every need. But in this country you see so much physical need and suffering compared to what you know in your...
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Today’s reading Genesis 21-23 Genesis 23:15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead. Abraham wants a place to bury his wife. The man is willing to sell him a place to bury her. On simple listening you...
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Top ten ways to listen to boring lectures At the end of a 10-minute lecture most college freshmen will have retained only half of it. Then, 48 hours later they will have forgotten half of what they did remember. Want to do better than that? Then, use effective listening techniques. Here are the “Top ten...
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I wanted to put out some very good information about godly deacons. I loved the following things that you will see about deacons from the autobiography of Spurgeon. If you are a deacon you should strive to arrive at this level of service. Deprive the Christian Church of her deacons, and she would be bereaved...
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In an article in Time Magazine you will find how to make the most of your internship. This article is speaking of the internship that business students will work but applies very well to those of you heading into ministry. The writer makes it clear that internships have become critical preparation for the job search...
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The following comes from one of my favorite resources. Click here to see what Dr Culbert has to say. He does a great job teaching and communicating about missions! Ahead of time Pray with your interpreter beforehand. Prayer has a way of bonding our spirits. Give your translator time to think about expressing what you’re...
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