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CAN THESE DRY BONES LIVE?

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Ezekiel 37:1-14
Put yourself in the position of 33 men who were trapped 700 hundred meters (2300 ft) underground and about 5 kilometers (3 mi) from the mine's entrance. Trapped in a cold, damp, dim lighted area for 69 days. How would one feel trapped down there for so long? How would you feel? Maybe! Helpless, a little scared; frustrated, weak, tired, thinking to yourself “This isn’t the way I wanted to go.” As day 69 approached after several failed attempts to rescue the men. They tried again and many watched the Live Feed of this amazing rescue around the globe....and I say rescue!! Because that’s what it was an amazing rescue of 33 men stuck in a hole. They couldn’t do anything but wait. They couldn’t dig themselves out of this mess. They couldn’t do anything other than wait on the crews to find a way down so that they could lift them too safely. They were 33 men who helplessly waited to die or be rescued!! They only had 2 options
Can these dry bones live?
Jesus told a similar sto…

THE DEADLY SIN OF SLANDER

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James 4:11-12
Humility is vital part of the Christian Life as we look at last week! Why? When we have been humbled before God, it inevitably affects the way you and speak to one another. This is something that is of great importance, because James hasn’t stop talking about the issue of the tongue. I think we can all agree…….that we live in a fallen world that is filled with all kinds of sinful qualities, some more noticeable than others. But there is one particular sin that goes unnoticed/under the radar that has the ability to causes a great amount of damage …..It’s the sin of slander!
“Slander” according to the Bible is referring to mindless, thoughtless, careless, critical, belittling, untrue speech directed against others. A display of slander can be found throughout the bible from…. Laban sonswhen they accused Jacob of taking all of their father’s possessions. Gen 31:1. Saul’s servant Zibawho slandered Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth about him plotting to usurp David’s throne. 2 Sam 16…

BE CAREFUL WHO YOU MAKE FRIENDS WITH? [PART 2]

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James 4:6-10
Winston Churchill was once asked, “Doesn’t it thrill you to know that every time you make a speech, the hall is packed to overflowing?” “It’s quite flattering,” replied Sir Winston. “But whenever I feel that way, I always remember that if instead of making a political speech I was being hanged, the crowd would be twice as big.” Humility is something that each and every one of must strive towards each and every day as children of the Living God. But the sad reality is that our pride usually gets in the way! Pride goes before the fall and this is battle that we all face in this me “Kingdom of one world.”
Why is this battle? Jesus talked about what the natural man desires before salvation and the battle we face as God’s children in this fallen world. “….., "What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, …