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RUSSELL SANDERS
12-4-2020
PROVERBS TO LIVE BY
PROVERBS 3:19-20; 3:13
 
Proverbs 3:19-20a says, The LORD by Wisdom founded the earth. By understanding He established the heavens. By His knowledge…” Wisdom is defined as knowledge and understanding how to use the knowledge. It is not enough to simply know things; it is in knowing how to best apply what we know, a proper understanding. 
 
God, in His Wisdom, understood how to create the world, mankind, and all that is in the world. All true wisdom flows from Him.
 
Proverbs 3:13 (NKJV) says, “Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding.” Verse 14 says, “it is far better than silver and gold (all material things).”
 
We have often made unwise choices. We reap consequences from those choices which often lead to regrets. God is the fountainhead of wisdom and understanding. James 1:5 (NKJV) says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask o God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. (v6) But let him ask in faith, with no doubting…” Ask him for it.
 
The Bible tells us that the “wisdom of man” is as foolishness in God’s eyes. What we think we know is often used without true understanding of its implications. On the other hand, Psalm 19:7 tells us, “…the testimony (word) of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple (minded).” God can give wisdom and understanding to anyone who trusts Him alone for it.
 
Be wise, be happy. Be confident in the LORD. 



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HELEN SANDERS
12-4-2020
ITCHING EARS
 
In II Timothy 4:1-4 (KJV) Paul charges Timothy to do several things. He was told to preach the word. Be instant in season. To reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering (patience) and doctrine. Then he was given the reason. He was told that the time would come that there would be those that: 3 will not endure sound doctrine (teaching); but after their own lusts (a longing for what is forbidden) shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 and they shall turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned unto fables.” Another version says “they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.” (NASB1995)
 
What this is actually saying is that there will be those that do not want to adhere to what the Bible says and will not listen to preaching that will bring discipline or change to their lives. They want “feel good messages” that only make them “happy.” Making a person happy should never be the message from a preacher. It is the job of the “message” to equip a person to become everything that God created them to be. We should never feel good about our sin. We should be convicted (not condemned) by solid doctrine from the Bible to bring us to repentance.
 
God hates sin, my friends, and wants us to hate it too. We should be glad to hear messages that convict us and bring us to repentance. Anything that elevates sin is not of God. We are to judge ourselves by the Word of God. It is the mirror that we look into to see our own reflection. Itching ear sermons never change anyone. If we don’t have sound doctrine through preaching it says we will turn from the truth. That is not a state any of us should desire. It means turning away from Jesus, who is the truth.
 
I would rather hear a preacher that causes me to look within and get rid of things that displease God, than hear a preacher tell me that I am fine just like I am and that God loves me in that condition. When we accept Jesus as Savior it is a death sentence. Death to the old sinful nature, and life to the new nature. Each of us must judge ourselves to see if we are truly in the faith. It is a daily process, but the only one that brings life and not death.


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Who is the only President that was not elected by the people of the U.S.?
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Gerald Ford
Andrew Johnson
John Tyler
YESTERDAY'S POLL RESULTS?
Yesterday’s Trivia Question

Who is the current Secretary of Defense of the U.S.?

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Christopher C. Miller

16.7% answered correctly with
Christopher C. Miller

50% answered incorrectly with:
Mark T. Esper

33.3% answered incorrectly with:
James N. Mattis







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In regards to the internet, do you use a laptop, a phone, or a tablet most of the time?

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Phone

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Laptop

16.7% answered:
Tablet

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APOSTLE PAT MURRAY
12-3-2020
EXHORTATION


Sometimes hurtful and bad things just happen; And yes, it happens to us all by somebody, somewhere at sometime. It’s a fact that bitter hurts and the less painful disappointments can occur in all of our lives. However, in spite of what may be going on in your life at the moment; Just make yourself this promise, “No I cannot change everyone or everything...But I do have the amazing ability to make things right in my own heart. No, I cannot change what everyone else does...But with God's help I can keep a right attitude and a right spirit in my own heart and life”. May I encourage you to continue to look deep within your own heart and make sure that you see there’s absolutely no unforgiveness or ill will towards anyone in you? Then ask God to help you to determine to be all that you can be and to leave everyone and everything else to Him. His Word says in Romans 12:19 NLT "Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, "I will take revenge; I will pay them back," says the Lord”. So no matter what your situation is today; Just know that our God is working all things out for you to bring righteous justice to the situations surrounding your life. Remember the battle is the Lord's...It’s NOT mine and it’s NOT yours; But God WILL make ALL things right as you and I put everything into His hands...And leave them there! Hard to do you may say and I totally understand what you’re saying; However, it's only when we take our hands and our mouths off...That God will get involved. Let's go for it... It’s worth the effort; What you think?
TODAY'S BIBLE QUIZ
What happened to the 30 pieces of silver that were given to Judas to betray Jesus??
The chief priests put it into their treasury
It was used to bury Judas
It was used to purchase a potter's field
It was given to the poor
YESTERDAY'S
BIBLE QUIZ QUESTION:

What is the name of Joseph's son by his Egyptian wife?

The Correct answer is:
Ephraim

60% got it right with
Ephraim

20% got it wrong with:
Isachar

20% got it wrong with
Benjamin





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SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
Joel 2:28 KJV
TODAY'S BIBLE TRIVIA QUIZ
What virtue does chapter 13 of I Corinthians say is the greatest?
Love
Faith
Peace
Patience
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ

If you had faith as small as this you could move a mountain. What is it?

The correct answer is:
A mustard seed

80% answered correctly with:
A mustard seed

20% answered incorrectly with:
A grain of sand








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