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Jym Shorts - May 31, 2018

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I am not by nature drawn to showing hospitality. I don’t like large groups of people. I don’t like a messy house. I am frugal (a euphemism for cheap) and that means I am anxious about mud on my carpet, worn out couches, scratches on the walls, the grocery bill, and other things that...

Jym Shorts - May 24, 2018

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This past Sunday evening we kicked off our Missions Emphasis Series with my presentation on the history of the English Bible. We covered briefly how the canon of the New Testament came about, and then focused on the early beginnings of the Bible in Old English, and its progression forward to our...

Jym Shorts - May 17, 2018

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So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.   –Romans 10:17 Last Sunday we kicked off our Missions Emphasis for 2018 earlier than we have ever done here at LifePoint. Our “official” Missions Emphasis is set for September 9 and 16 this fall...

Jym Shorts - May 10, 2018

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I see no business in life but the work of Christ.  -Henry Martyn As I continue my short series of mini-biographies of missionaries who were committed to Bible translation (our theme for this September’s Missions Emphasis), I want to share with you a bit about one of my missionary...

Jym Shorts - May 3, 2018

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Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God!  - William Carey William Carey (1761-1834), the “father of modern missions,” was a lowly cobbler in England before he felt a call to translate the Bible into as many Indian languages as possible. It was not easy making...

Jym Shorts - April 26, 2018

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One of the hard things about moving into middle age is watching those who were in middle age graduate to their twilight years. I distinctly remember watching my grandpa walk across one of his fields a few years ago and for the first time he looked old. He had farmed his entire life and carried...

Jym Shorts - April 19, 2018

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For how great is his goodness, and how great his beauty! Grain shall make the young men flourish, and new wine the young women.   –Zechariah 9:17 Spring is in the air! Fall has always been my favorite time of the year, but spring is making a hard charge at displacing it as I...

Jym Shorts - April 12, 2018

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From time to time parents and grandparents ask me to recommend material for their children and grandchildren. I’m very happy to do that and even get excited about sharing the resources I’m aware of. There are many excellent materials available, but due to space I’ve highlighted...

Jym Shorts - April 5, 2018

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I have had some questions lately pertaining to LifePoint’s stand surrounding the issues of marriage and human sexuality. I thought this week would be a good time to remind you that the elders adopted a Statement on Marriage four years ago. Here it is in its entirety: We believe that God...

Jym Shorts - March 29, 2018

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I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.  -John 15:5 Christianity without Christ is a strange thing.  The church devoid of the gospel—devoid of Christ—is a...

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