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The Purpose of Polls PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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“How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt? What would Jesus Christ have preached if he had taken a poll in the land of Israel? What would have happened to the reformation if Martin Luther had taken a poll? It isn’t polls on public opinion of the moment that counts, it is right and wrong leadership.”- Harry S, Truman.

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Status quo vs. Competent Leadership PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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Keep Alive the Fires of Prayer PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Apostle Paul admonished the church at Thessalonica to “Pray without ceasing”. (Thessalonians 5:17). The opportunity and responsibility of every Christian today is to keep alive the fires of prayer. There are those who would prefer that the fires of prayer would go out. Some actually pour water on the fires of prayer. One day, they will regret this. When they are on their deathbed, and without hope, then they will be glad for prayer to be made on their behalf.

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We Have Our Work Cut Out for Us PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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We Have Our Work Cut Out for Us…Football Coaches at Westmoreland Junior High School Can’t Bow Their Heads During Prayer by Order Of Jeremy Johnson, Sumner County Schools Spokesman

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Little Things that Help Others PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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