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Open Doors: Illustrations, Quotes, And Quips -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
Worship

"Worship is not performance -- it is participation." (Robert Webber)
Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
Spirit-filled prayer is the best safeguard against backsliding.
Open Doors: Illustrations, Quotes, And Quips -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
Faith

Faith honors God; God honors faith.
Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
Holiness is a life of Christ-centered choices, evidenced by a life-centered obedience.
Open Doors: Illustrations, Quotes, And Quips -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
Prayer

Open Doors: Illustrations, Quotes, And Quips -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
Commitment

Mom Is More Than A 3-Lettered Word -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
"One lamp, thy mother's love amid the stars shall lift its pure flame changeless, and before the thr
Mom Is More Than A 3-Lettered Word -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
A mother's prayers will help diminish a child's cares.
Open Doors: Illustrations, Quotes, And Quips -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
Leadership

Open Doors: Illustrations, Quotes, And Quips -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
Worship

Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
The Holy Spirit will fortify the soul for everyday spiritual battles.
Mom Is More Than A 3-Lettered Word -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
"Heaven is at the feet of mothers." (Roebuck)
Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
The standard by which we test God is how Holy He is.
Open Doors: Illustrations, Quotes, And Quips -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
Faith

Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
A holiness lifestyle does not dissolve personality conflicts, but it definitely helps to cope with t
Open Doors: Illustrations, Quotes, And Quips -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
Prayer

Open Doors: Illustrations, Quotes, And Quips -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
Commitment

Mom Is More Than A 3-Lettered Word -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
In Speaker's Treasury of Stories for All Occasions, Herbert Prochnow tells: Aunt Betty came up the w
Mom Is More Than A 3-Lettered Word -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
Create good memories for your children along with good habits.
Open Doors: Illustrations, Quotes, And Quips -- Derl G. Keefer -- 2001
Leadership

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On Sunday, August 5, 2012, Garrett Reid killed himself in the dorm room at Lehigh University where the Philadelphia Eagles were holding training camp. Garrett is the oldest son of the Eagles’ head coach Andy Reid. Garrett had a history of drug problems and even spent some time in prison on drug related charges. Andy Reid told the team’s owner that in this difficult situation he would continue to move forward, saying “I’m going to hit that curveball and hit it out of the park.”
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There is a powerful scene in Robert Bolt’s play A Man for All Seasons. The story is that of Sir Thomas More, loyal subject of the English crown. King Henry VIII wants to change things to suit his own devious plans, so he requires all his nobles to swear an oath of allegiance which violates the conscience of Sir Thomas More before his God. Since he will not swear the oath, More is put in jail. His daughter Margaret comes to visit him. “Meg,” he calls her, with affection. She’s his pride and joy, the one who thinks his thoughts after him.

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“...for power came out of him and healed all of them.” (v. 19b)

Good morning wonderful children,

Thanks for joining me. I am so happy to see you and to talk to you today. Are you ready for a special message I have just for you? (children respond)  Here we go.

Ever heard the word bless?  Like “you are blessed” or “you are my blessing?”(children respond) To be blessed is like goodness coming to you. To be blessed is like getting a gift that makes you happy.

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A Messianic Message?
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Luke 6:17-26

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We tend to think of Saints as special holy people who are perhaps not quite real. But in this reading, Jesus makes it clear that those who are very ordinary because they are poor, or hungry, or sad, or otherwise disadvantaged in some way, are especially blessed. This is a story about Casper, who spoke in fun but found his words were taken rather seriously.

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"Louise, can you and Pastor Hal come to Thanksgiving dinner at our house this Friday? I have this really, really big turkey, and I don't want a ton of leftovers," Tracy implored her friend.

"Well, I'd love to, but we always invite a widower, Andy Vespa, each Thanksgiving. I don't want him to be by himself with his pork and beans. Of course, Steve and Vicki will be here, too," Louise replied. "Andy's always been a part of this family gathering."

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