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Our Hometown Worship section is where you'll find our area churches directory, special features about local churches and church leaders and obituaries. Devotional pieces from Pastors Bill Mantel, Joel Seibel (Amazing Grace) and Rick Warren (A Purpose Driven Life) grace the pages of this section, along with columns by Sherida Nett.

 

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Seven sins The Lord detests

There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. (Proverbs 6:16-19)

We learn from this passage that not only does God have great love for certain “things” He also hates certain “sins”. Now the word “hate” in this context also contains the meaning to detest or to abhor those things which are abominable. The word abominable means a disgusting thing or a scheme that brings evil. These things that God hates comes from persons heart.

In Matthew 15:19 Jesus says: For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornication, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man. If we do not allow God’s word to be our guide then we will quickly find ourselves coming up with all kind of ideas that will oppose Gods ...

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Do not panic ... just trust God

Fear is our greatest enemy. When we have fear, we cannot have believing faith. Fear paralyzes, frustrates and cripples. Fear also involves torment as 1 John 4:18 states. Someone said, “Fear is the prison of the heart.”

Trusting God in hard times requires refusing to be frightened, immobilized and denying to panic.

Life is hard, and much of the time it is difficult to understand and confusing. Evil seems to flourish and triumph, and good seems to get run over.

A month ago just before Christmas we lost Brisco, a puppy adopted from the Humane Society. When we had found his little body on the road I asked God: “Did you allow this to happen just before Christmas? That wasn’t nice. It’s enough you pick on me — you bless me with prosperity and a life away from the loved ones. That’s all right, but what have you got against my puppy?”

I answered: “I know, I know. We are the chosen people, but, once in a ...

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Let this happen?

What an amazing thing

Jesus has tattoos

Peace with God, yourself and others

An attitude of gratitude

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Silence of Jesus

Husbands and wives duties

Every husband’s duty: To love his wife. This is not the only duty, but it includes all others. He should love her as himself. This is both how (the Golden Rule) and why he is to love her (because they are both really one, loving her will result in blessings to him).

Husbands teach their wives. “Dwell with her with understanding” (1 Pet. 3:7). She should “ask her own husband at home” if she wants to learn something, and not speak in the church (1 Cor. 14:35). Woe to the husband that lacks either the will or the skill to teach his wife! He ought to acquire it in either case. Otherwise she will probably curse him forever in hell!

Husbands reprove their wives. “Love will cover a multitude of sins” (1 Pet. 4:8), so he should overlook many faults. Just as a sword dulls with constant use, so does reproof. Yet true love sometimes requires rebuke, but it must be given with the greatest wisdom and tenderness imaginable, not before strangers, rarely before the family, mainly for sins, seldom for anything else. Give commendation first, and explanation afterward. Reproof should be short, like a very swift and slight slap (of course this is pure simile; a husband should never ...

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