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THOUGHT AND SCRIPTURE FOR THE WEEK

When I quit feeling sorry for self, then I can see others’ needs.

II Corinthians 8:13,14 “For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened: but by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, and their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be

equality:  .  .  .  .”

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JESUS AND THE ANGELS

Jesus encountered angels more than anyone else in history.  Angels were present at His birth, during His temptation, during His agony in Gethsemane, at the tomb on Easter Sunday, and at His ascension.  During His life on earth, He talked with angels, argued with angels, and silenced angels – both good angels and bad angels.  Thousands of angels were at His beckoned call.  God gave angels many abilities to do various things, but they cannot sing our song - the song of redemption!

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Jesus died for you; will you live for Him?

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OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

A 12-year-old farm boy walked into a drugstore and asked to use the phone.  The druggist gave him permission, and the boy dialed the number.  “Dr. Brown, do you want to hire a boy that can mow the lawn, milk cows and run errands?  Oh!  You already have a boy to do that?  Are you satisfied with his work?  Okay, thanks.  Goodbye.”  As the boy started out, the druggist called to him and said, “Son, I have some work you could do for me.”  The boy turned around and replied, “I already have a job.”  The druggist asked, “Didn’t I just hear you asked Dr. Brown for a job?”  The boy answered, “Well sir, I am the boy who works for Dr. Brown, and I called to see if Dr. Brown was satisfied with my work.”

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BIBLE TRIVIA:  WHAT WAS HIS OTHER NAME?

(1)     Peter                     A.      Levi

(2)     Barnabas             B.      Simon

(3)     Paul                     C.      Christ

(4)     Jesus                    D.      Joses

(5)     Matthew              E.      Saul

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A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAPPINESS AND JOY J

Happiness and joy may seem to mean the same thing, but they are actually very different.  Happiness is a feeling one has when something good takes place.  However, joy is something one experiences no matter what the circumstances are, because joy comes from knowing Christ.  God never intended for joy to be limited to happy occasions.  No matter what your circumstances are, you will be amazed how much your spirits are lifted when focus on Christ and praise Him!

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God appeared to His people in the Old Testament; He dwelt with His people in the New Testament; and, He now abides in us by His Holy Spirit.

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 Mountaintops inspire leaders, but valleys mature them.

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ANSWERS TO BIBLE TRIVIA:  (1-B) Peter – Simon  (Matthew 10:2);  (2-D)  Barnabas -  Joses (Acts 4:36);  (3-E)  Paul – Saul (Acts 13:9);  (4-C) Jesus – Christ (Matthew 27:22);  (5-A) Matthew – Levi (Matthew 9:9 and Mark 2:14)