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Jym Shorts - September 8, 2016

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And he gave…the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry… -Ephesians 4:11-12 As the verses above teach, God gave pastors to his church for the purpose of equipping the saints for the work of ministry. All of the shepherds/pastors/elders (these terms...

Jym Shorts - September 1, 2016

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Go therefore and make disciples of all nations… -Matthew 28:19 The passage above from Matthew’s Gospel has come down to us as “The Great Commission.” It is the final command of Jesus recorded from his earthly ministry. We are called to be a people who take the name of...

Jym Shorts - August 25, 2016

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Two years ago I wrote in this newsletter about Matt Pitt, the locally popular founder of "The Basement" youth program in Birmingham, Alabama. At that time he had just been arrested for the second time in 18 months and was awaiting trial for impersonating a police officer. Since then, he has been...

Jym Shorts - August 18, 2016

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If you grew up in the church, you probably remember going to Sunday School class. For me, growing up in Berne, IN (population 3,500) and attending a Mennonite church, meant flannel graph Bible stories, a plastic church to put my offering in, singing traditional church songs and tile flooring...

Jym Shorts - August 11, 2016

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My soul keeps your testimonies; I love them exceedingly. -Psalm 119:167 Does your soul love the teachings of God? That is one of my goals in life, I hope it is yours as well. We need to be very careful not to let our faith be something that we merely talk about, while not allowing it to be...

Jym Shorts - August 4, 2016

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And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. -1 Corinthians 6:11 The passage above is Paul's finishing touch on his statement that "the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom...

Jym Shorts - July 28, 2016

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Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God. –William Carey The past two weeks we’ve heard from two of our own short-term missionaries who have gone out this summer on mission – Rachel Cook and Anna Schmidt. I thought for this week’s Jym-shorts article...

Jym Shorts - July 21, 2016

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But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. (Philippians 3:8) In June, I had the opportunity to spend a week in Mazatlán, Mexico. I have been to Mexico several...

Jym Shorts - July 14, 2016

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Following is a short article from Rachel Cook, one of our short-term missionaries who served this summer on the church’s mission trip to Indian Bible College in Arizona to assist Hal and Pam Givens – missionaries that LifePoint has supported for over 25 years. Because I have never...

Jym Shorts - July 7, 2016

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Nothing is far from God. -St. Monica Augustine of Hippo is arguably the most prominent scholar/theologian that the church has ever known outside of the ministries of the apostles and Jesus himself. Born in 354 in Thagaste, a Roman colony in North Africa, Augustine was afforded a first-class...