Coach's Clipboard
Issue #489
January 8, 2018
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Dear Friends,

Thank you for your encouragement and support.  We pray you will be blessed daily through the Word. Please freely share this email with others.  

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Our Wounded Warrior
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But he was wounded and crushed for our sins.  He was beaten that we might have peace.  He was whipped, and we were healed!  Isaiah 53:5 (NLT)

Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them.  The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them.  He said, "Peace be with you."  Then he said to Thomas, "put you finger here and see my hands.  Put your hand into the wound in my side.  Don't be faithless any longer.  Believe!"  My Lord and my God!"  Thomas exclaimed.  
John 20:26-26 (NLT) 

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Our Wounded
Warrior

From the perspective of heaven, those scars represent the most horrible even that has ever happened in the history of the universe.  Even that event, though, turned into a memory.  Because of Easter, we can hope that the tears we shed, the struggles we endure, the emotional pain, the heartache over lost friends and loved ones, all these will become memories, like Jesus' scars.  Scars never completely go away, but neither do they hurt any longer.  Someday we will have re-created bodies, and a re-created heaven and earth (Revelation 21:4).  We will have a new start, an Easter start.
- Philip Yancey

Silence: The Father and Son's Love
The love of Christ and His choice to die on the cross for sinners overwhelms us.  On one Good Friday, our daughter Donna contemplated the lyrics of the song, "He Could Have Called 10,000 Angels."  She realized how this song speaks of God the Father's great love for us.  He could have sent 10,000 angels to stop His Son's agony and suffering.  When we read the verses above, we understand that angels are servants sent from God.  How difficult it must have been for God the Father not to send His angels to stop the suffering of His Son.  For the same reason, His Son did not call for these angels.  It was all for Love!

 

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1. Praise:  But thank God!  He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ's triumphal procession.  Now He uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.  2 Corinthians 2:14 (NLT)

2. Pray: Follow God's example in everything you do just as a much loved child imitates his father.  Be full of love for others, following the example of Christ who loved you and gave himself to God as a sacrifice to take away your sins.  And God was pleased, for Christ's love for you was like sweet perfume to him.
Ephesians 5:1,2 (TLB)
 
3. Pray: For the BTR Board of Directors as they seek to do God's will through Bible Teaching Resources.

4. Pray:  Continue to pray for the completion of the Preservation Project.

Prayer: Lord, Your words to Moses are in my thoughts: "But commission Joshua and encourage and strengthen him, for he will lead this people across and will cause them to inherit the land that you will see."
Going forward under God's direction,
 
Pearl Anderson

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)