Monthly Archives: April 2015

Headed to the lake of fire

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Revelation 21:8 lists some of those who will die a second death and suffer eternal destruction in the fiery lake: unbelievers who do not trust God, corrupt people (the word means you can’t stand the stench), murderers, immoral people (pornos), those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers (which includes greedy and covetous people), and all liars (fakes).

Pretty much what you expect, right?

But there’s one more on that list. It even begins the roll call: “cowards who turn away from me.” (NLT)

The Greek word translated ‘coward’ is deilos. It means “timid, fearful.” It’s the word used in Matthew 8:26 of the disciples — “men of little faith” — who were afraid when their boat was about to be swamped by stormy waves.

Does that get as close to home for you as it does for me?

I think of courageous hearts —…

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Meet part of the Church at St. Antoine Gardens in Detroit, MI.A man & woman who grew up in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country – 2 ladies who have major eye problems – a man who grew up in Ethiopia as a Muslim – and a woman and her granddaughter.

With Easter in view, we discussed the following verse: “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭53‬:‭5‬)

The discussion about Jesus being “pierced and crushed” for our sins was great and the Holy Spirit moved big time. When it came time to personalize the verse I was amazed at what God did. 2 people decided to admit they were sinners and believe that Jesus died for them! Everyone had smiles and tears…

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Suicide Or Mission: The Choice Facing More North Koreans Than You Might Guess

What choice will be made?

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2015-03-15 UU mission trip -.W service -02Post by Pastor Tim – When LSY defected to South Korea she was investigated by the National Intelligence Service Center, like all of the other North Korean defectors. Even though she was already a Christian, she was physically and emotionally weak. She began to have suicidal thoughts. She thought that it would be better to die by jumping out of the window than to go through any more interrogation.

LSY was by no means weak by nature. She had worked hard labor as a construction worker in North Korea for over 20 years. And during the eight years she spent in China before coming to South Korea she continued to work hard in order for her and her family to survive.

Her trip from China to South Korea was very difficult–“impossible without God’s help,” LSY says. But she also says she felt like God gave her special care while on…

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