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5 Perfectly Logical Reasons Why I Hate Glitter

I have been pretty candid about my distaste for glitter.  Okay, maybe distaste is an understatement, but you get the point.  Some may say that my hate for glitter is illogical or over-the-top, but here are five of my top reasons why glitter and I are arch-enemies. 1. Glitter Gets Everywhere I think this is one we can all agree on.  Glitter never stays where you want it to stay.  No matter how hard you[…]

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Officer’s Covenant: “Called by God…”

The Officer’s Covenant begins with one statement that carries through the rest of the Covenant: “Called by God…”.  This is the foundation from which the rest of the Covenant is built upon.  It is a statement of affirmation that the officer has listened to and discerned that the Lord’s will for his or her life is for full-time service as a minister of the gospel within The Salvation Army. My Calling The way in which[…]

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Officer’s Covenant: Introduction

A few months ago, I was looking at a copy of the Officer’s Covenant, the document I will be signing in just a few short months.  This is not just a contract or a pledge – this is my commitment to God and to The Salvation Army as an officer.  It is nothing to take lightly.  It reads: CALLED BY GOD to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as an officer[…]

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A Tribute

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good;[…]

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Matthew 28 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20 Finally, Sunday has come!  The doubts and worries can be cleared away because Jesus has risen from the dead!  His promise of resurrection has[…]

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Matthew 27 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, ‘Truly this was the Son of God!’” – Matthew 27:54 When we come to the death narrative of Jesus’ life, it is easy to skim over it since we are so familiar with it.  We know that Jesus died and we know what that means for us, but[…]

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Matthew 26 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, ‘My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.’” – Matthew 26:39 We have now entered into the final days of Jesus’ life and ministry.  The teaching has been done, the miracles have been performed, and now the sacrifice must be made. Jesus clearly knew what awaited him.  He was[…]

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Matthew 25 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’” – Matthew 25:40 Matthew 25 continues the discourse that Jesus began in chapter 24.  Here Jesus turns from talking about the things leading up to the end times to talking about the last judgment.  Jesus continues to emphasize the necessity of being ready for his return.[…]

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Matthew 24 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” – Matthew 24:35 Matthew 24 and 25 make up the final of the five discourses in Matthew’s gospel.  This final discourse can be one of the more difficult discourses to comprehend because Jesus is not speaking in parables, nor is he giving straight teaching.  Instead, Jesus is sharing prophecy with his disciples about the end times.  You may hear someone refer to things[…]

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Matthew 23 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’” – Matthew 23:39 Having squelched the religious leaders’ questioning, Jesus now turns to his disciples and the crowds to instruct them on how to handle these “teachers”.  He also pronounces condemnation upon these religious leaders and their character. Jesus instructs the disciples that they are to do whatever the scribes and Pharisees[…]

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