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I know, I know, but this is funny!

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Boredom really isn't the speaker's problem, it's the listener's, but this one is just too good to pass up.

Just a personal update, that's all

1. I am working on updating Mt. Zion's church website.  Soon we will have a smooth, yet informative website.  This is very important as you can imagine.

2. I am excited about teaching Sunday School this weekend on the topic of reaching the lost.  My focus will be on tract distribution, and sermon CD distribution, also.

3. I am excited for the direction our church is taking towards "discipling" new converts and even new comers to Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

4. I am excited about our up-coming Shepherd's Retreat in March.  Lots of vital topics to cover.

5. I am excited about our up-coming teacher's training seminar.  Lots of teacher's do not self-improve, but hopefully, we can change that at Mt. Zion.

6. I am trying hard to finish a book so that I can heartily recommend it in my book recommendation list.  It is a thick read, and I am not sure if I could finish it before the end of Feb.  I want to, so at least I can recommend a book for the month of Feb.

7. Willia…

Gen. 34:1-5 Dinah defiled

1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her. 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel. 4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. 5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come.
Matthew Henry rightly observes, “Grace does not run in the blood.”  This chapter unfolds the coming apart of the children of Jacob.  A parent can be spiritually minded, a Christian, a Baptist, a “fundamentalist,” but these convictions are neither hereditary nor genetic.  Just because mom and dad are saved, doesn’t mean that the children are.  Just because parents may be surrendered to God, doesn’t automatically mean that t…

Mark 7:31-37 He has done all things well

31 And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. 32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. 33 And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. 35 And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. 36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; 37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
     We don’t know who the man was in this account, only his sad condition, he was deaf and had a speech impediment.  But somehow this man’s friends knew enough to…