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Youth Alive - 5th Quarter

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Youth Alive - 5th Quarter
Friday, September 28th after Red Lion's football game
Who: ALL TEENS (7th-12th graders) are welcome! Location: Red Lion Community Center Time: approx. 10:00-11:30pm (starts 15 min. after the game) Free: Pizza and Soda. Receive a ticket and be part of the drawing for the gifts cards and prizes!
Fun, games, competition and
Guest speaker: Evangelist Eric Ramos

Delighting In God's Word

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"Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts." (Jeremiah 15:16)

"O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day." (Psalm 119:97)

As best we know there are currently 6,912 known languages in the world today.(1) The Bible has been translated into 2,287 languages.(2)Of that 883 are portions of the Bible. 1,012 are Testaments, and 392 are complete Bibles. If the statistics are true, that means that only 5.6% of the world's languages have a complete translation of the Bible. What, pray tell, are you doing with this great and providential opportunity? Are you delighting in God's Word?
(1) http://www.ethnologue.com/ (2) http://www.ibs.org/bibles/about/19.php

Faith (part 6) - What it does

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb. 11:1)

Faith is radical not stagnant. The rest of the chapter illustrates the various operation of faith in the lives of the Old Testament saints. The author had a goal of encouraging his audience to keep on keeping on, despite severe religious persecutions. The Hebrew Christians needed to be reminded of the insurmountable attacks their predecessors faced, and yet by faith, they were able to ‘please God.’ And so it is true for us today. We are faced with a varying degrees of attacks to abandon our faith, or even to slightly change the faith once delivered to the saints.
In chapter 11 we see: By faith Abel offered…
By faith Enoch…pleased God.
By faith Noah moved with fear…
By faith Abraham… went
By faith Sarah conceived when she was past age
By faith Abraham…offered up Isaac…
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob
By faith Jacob blessed the sons of Joseph…
By faith Joseph gave a commandment regarding his bones
By faith …

Just a Labor Day thought

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"1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish." (Psalm 1)
A good Christian is not one who believes in God’s Word, necessarily; rather a good Christian is one who delights in His Word. Do you enjoy God’s Word? Is it your meditation all the day? Do you have a regular time wherein you ‘get in the book?’ Our prayers should not only be for God to give …