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He Delights in Mercy

Micah 7:18, 19
“Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy,” Micah 7:18.
Joe is an alcoholic. After high school, he married his sweetheart. After their first child, his drinking became heavier. His wife tolerated it and even made excuses for his drunken behavior because she loved him. But, after years of abuse and his being unable to keep a job, she and their young son left. With no family and no job, Joe drank even more heavily and added drugs to the mixture.
To support his habit he committed petty theft until one day he got caught stealing a gun. In jail, Joe finally sobered up, the first time in months. The detoxification was horrible for Joe. The doctor had to be called in to give intravenous fluids and delirium tremens medication.
The past was a blur for Joe but, now, sober he could think clearly. What had he done to his family? One day the chaplain came to visit Joe. At first, it was small talk, and, then, each time the chaplain visited Joe warmed up more and more to prayer and Scripture reading. One day the chaplain read John 3:16. It puzzled Joe how God could allow His Son to die for sinners. The chaplain tried to explain God’s great love, mercy and forgiveness and read him the Scriptures in Micah 7:18, 19. Joe accepted God’s love, mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
Yes, there was a celebration in Heaven that day!

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance (Luke 15:7).
Beverly Barnett


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The Danger of Evil Friends

Proverbs 1:10-15
“My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not,” Proverbs 1:10.

At the moment, the rain fell lightly over the road. Earlier it had been raining heavily. Through the broken glass the light showers kissed the pale cheeks of the teen girl and boy. The tires continued to spin, as if they were still moving on the road, but, instead, were immobile as they faced skyward.
The evening started off with laughter at their friend’s house, then, as the evening progressed many of the teens became stoned, drunk or both.
In the wreckage, the young couple were barely breathing, still unaware of their situation as moments of their lives flashed through their minds. The boy remembered the pleadings of his father not to fall prey to the influence of drugs or alcohol and he promised his father he would not. The girl recalled the godly influence of her parents but because she wanted to be accepted by her friends, she disregarded their Christian values for false popularity.
Although this particular story is imaginary, a similar one is repeated much too often by youth and adults alike. While not everyone’s life gone astray ends in an accident, it is, however, a disaster waiting to happen. Ask anyone in a rehabilitation facility if he meant for his life to succumb to the influence of friends who really did not care, ones who were not really friends.

My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path (Prov. 1:15).

Beverly Barnett

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CAN A CHRISTIAN DRINK ALCOHOL? – Crossroads Christian Church

This is my stand and the Church Covenant of the Church I Pastor says I will abstain from the use of alcohol and will not engage in its sale.


CAN A CHRISTIAN DRINK ALCOHOL? – Crossroads Christian Church.

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Wow, this girl has a great plan! Love the last thing she would do the best.

This was written by a 21 yr old female who gets it. It’s her future she’s worried about and this is how she feels about the social welfare big government state that she’s being forced to live in! These solutions are just common sense in her opinion.

This was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco , TX , Nov 18, 2011


Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I’d do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations. Then, we’ll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, or smoke, then get a job.

Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your home” will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.

In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a “government” job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the “common good..”

Before you write that I’ve violated someone’s rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules. Before you say that this would be “demeaning” and ruin their “self esteem,” consider that it wasn’t that long ago that taking someone else’s money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.

If we are expected to pay for other people’s mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.

AND While you are on Gov’t subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes, that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov’t welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.


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