SWLA Adopt-a-Cop – Shield a First-Responder with Prayer

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Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.

Romans 13:1-5

No matter what we think about law enforcement in general and officers in particular, I think we would all agree it’s not an easy job. Split-second life and death decisions. Officers have the responsibility to serve and protect all citizens. They do this while dealing with those bent on breaking the law without regard for the lives or safety of others. Citizens want their property and families protected by “perfect” officers who never make mistakes and always know who is “innocent” and telling the truth. Unfortunately, since we are human beings, no such person exists. They could use our help. Adopt-a-Cop is a good place to start. So how do you get involved?

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2016

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Ocean Commotion

Welcome to Ocean Commotion! Every day, our kids are challenged to stand for God in their schools, among their friends, in our culture . . . no matter what. And they’re bombarded with the lie that God’s Word isn’t true when it talks about earthly things (rocks, fossils), so it can’t be trusted to tell the truth about spiritual things.

Noah experienced the same challenges during the time of the great Flood thousands of years ago. Yet, by God’s grace, he was able to Stand for God, Obey God, Trust God, Thank God, and Fear God . . . no matter what. The biggest watery catastrophe the world has ever known happened during his lifetime. But through it all, Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

SAMSON PART 2 – WHEN STRONG MEN ARE WEAK

Emotions That Take Strong Men Down

Last week we looked at three attitudes that make strong men weak. The first was lust. The second was a spirit of entitlement. And finally, pride.

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Samson left his town, traveled four miles to go pursue a Philistine woman that was off-limits to him. He said, "I want it!" Then he broke his Nazirite vow by touching a dead lion for a handful of honey. He said, "I deserve it!" And when he wasn't supposed to get near alcohol, he threw a party before his wedding. And he thought, "I can handle it!" We watched an extremely strong man become very, very weak.

SAMSON PART 1 – WHEN STRONG MEN ARE WEAK

So you think you're strong? If we're honest, most of us tend to think we can handle life pretty well. But how strong are we really?

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Even the best intentions falter when faced with temptation. Right men? Yes, this series is for you. For the next four weeks we will be looking at the life of Samson. A strong man for sure. But with a dangerously weak will. Don't let the forces of evil take you out.

BIBLES FOR COPS – THE WORD FOR THOSE WHO SERVE

BIBLES FOR COPS

“Nobody’s ever given me something like this before.” “Oh, thank you so much. I’ll keep it in my unit and read it in my down time.” “This is awesome. I didn’t think they had a Bible just for cops. I love it!”

These are just some of the responses I’ve heard.

Law Enforcement Officer's Bible

It all started with an idea. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to provide a Bible geared primarily for those who Protect and Serve? And by the way… we could use your help. More on that in a moment. It was an idea I had while sitting in an awards banquet last summer in Columbia, SC. I had to do something about this when I got home.

A Review of “Simply Jesus” by Dr. Joseph Stowell

In today’s age of consumerism and complexity, Dr. Joseph Stowell’s book “Simply Jesus” Simply Jesus bookis a welcome invitation to simplify our relationship with the one who loved us enough to die on the cross in our place. This book is a thoughtful and concise call to experience Jesus. From the perspective of the author’s own experience, we are given a glimpse into his own personal journey of a relationship with a loving God and a Savior who not only loves us, but wants a meaningful relationship with us. Throughought these short nine chapters, Stowell uses thought-provoking personal illustrations to bring the vast, unfathomable riches of God’s love within the reach of those who may not feel as close to Him as they could be.

Join us for Vacation Bible School 2012

This summer, July 23 – 27, watch amazing things happen as your kids encounter God like never before. Your child will tour some of the world’s most marvelous natural wonders and learn to trust and recognize God as they explore His awesome power.

Faith Bible Church VBS 2012 LogoAmazing Wonders Aviation is your child’s ticket to an exciting week of exploring God’s wonders of creation and power.

Day 37 – 40 Days with Jesus Devotions

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“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” – Matthew 7:21-23

Are we getting a little uncomfortable yet? Don’t fight it. It’s good for us to undergo a healthy self-examination every now and then. Today’s devotion is a continuation of last Thursday and Friday’s sections of the Sermon on the Mount. There Jesus introduced the narrow, difficult way to life with God. He also said there are few who go that way.

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