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LIFE GIVING LOVE

Here is Ruth, a young widow, who chooses a life of singleness, not because she has no choice, but out of love for Naomi. She could have returned to her own people like Orpah, and would no doubt have been able to remarry and live a normal life, but she gave that up, for the time being at least, in order to care for a lonely, vulnerable person in desperate need of support.

You probably know people yourself who have shown, or are showing, that sort of covenant love in their own lives. We mustn’t underestimate the value of such life giving love in the greater scheme of things.

Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 10: "and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple -- truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward."

SOURCE: Chris Appleby in "Ruth - A Woman of Character" on www.sermoncentral.com. Citation: Mat 10:42 NRSV.

 
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Educated Believers: Born-again Christians are highly educated and intelligent. According to Barna, 29% of evangelical Christians have a college degree vs. the national average of 26%. Naomi Schaefer Riley reports in her latest book, God on the Quad , that enrollment at the 100 schools of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities jumped 60% between ‘90 and ’02 while attendance at colleges not affiliated with a religion remained flat. (Marketing News 2/1/05)

 
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THE WISDOM OF BABES

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Out of the mouth of babes?” Certainly you have. It comes from the simple truth that sometimes it takes a child to reveal lasting wisdom. It seems foolish but it isn’t!

For example:
· Patrick, age 10, said, “Never trust a dog to watch your food.”
· Michael, 14, said, “When your dad is mad and asks you, "Do I look stupid?" don’t answer him.”
· Michael, wise man that he was also said, “Never tell your mom her diet’s not working.”
· Randy, 9 years of age said, “Stay away from prunes.” One wonders how he discovered that bit of wisdom.
· Kyoyo, age 9, said, “Never hold a dust buster and a cat at the same time.”
· Naomi, 15 said, “If you want a kitten, start out b...

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The next time you feel like GOD can’t use you, just remember...

Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
John the Baptist ate bugs
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul wa...

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ILLUS: God can use you
The next time you feel like GOD can’t use you, just remember...
Noah got drunk,
Abraham was too old,
Isaac was a daydreamer,
Jacob was a liar,
Joseph was abused,
Moses had a stuttering problem,
Gideon was afraid,
Rahab was a prostitute,
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young,
David had an affair and was a murderer ,
Jonah ran from God,
Naomi was a widow,
Peter denied Christ.
The Disciples fell asleep while praying,
Martha worried about everything ,
Zaccheus was too small,
Paul wa...

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