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God Thought You'd Never Ask -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Most Christians are not very serious about looking for God or receiving help unle
Does God Believe In Astrology And Flying Saucers? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Superstitions are plagues that we must eradicate.
Finding God In A Quiet Universe -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Most Christians would admit to difficulty in experiencing the presence of God in
Were You Ever Somebody Else? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Since church members may ask the question, it may be important for ministers to p
We Have Met The Monster And It Is Us -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Each of us must make a careful and continual examination of our lives to see wher
Is The Real You The Right You? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Do we know who we really are, and more importantly, what we can become?
Moved Any Mountains Lately? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Should we be able to heal people with prayer, and if so what can we heal?
Is The End Near And Should You Worry? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Jesus' second coming is a fascinating and popular subject for many Christians.
Will God Help The St. Louis Cardinals Win? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: What are the appropriate and inappropriate subjects for prayer?
Some Are More Equal Than Others -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: One of the responsibilities of the Christian is to love the "unlovables."
The Ninth Beatitude: Blessed Are Those Who Get Angry! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: It is not always wrong to get angry.
How To Handle Your Preacher -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Ministers could take the Sunday morning service as an opportunity to discuss the
Is Church Dangerous? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Is there anything unpleasant or inconvenient about going to church?
Do You Have To Be Smart To Be A Christian? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Since the Bible isn't always easy to understand and the world is very complex, do
David And Bathsheba: An Affair To Remember -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: There is much to learn from this story of loyalty, courage, sin, responsibility,
How Many Roads To Heaven? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Do we have to be a Christian or a certain kind of Christian to "get to heaven"?
Am I My Butterfly's Keeper? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: How we care for the animals may tell us a lot about our love and sensitivity for
Daring To Be A Lion's Breakfast! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Do we always have the necessary courage to take a moral stand or face ridicule, s
Famous Flights: The Art Of Running Away -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Running away from a problem is not always bad.
Are There Any Goats In Heaven? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Who is saved and how?
Start Quoting God Accurately -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Integrity demands that we are careful and honest with our use of scripture to quo
Holy Smoke -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: What are the ingredients of true worship?
A Drink At David's Place -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: A communion sermon reflecting on the awesome responsibility we must feel at recei
If Crows Don't Worry, Scarecrows Won't Work -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Apparently stress or worry is one of our greatest burdens and needs consideration
When And How To Break The Law -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Are good Christian citizens ever allowed to break the civil law?

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Trevor was in trouble again. He had never been in trouble in year six, but now he was in year seven, everything had changed.

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This text forms the last portion of the long judgment-salvation oracle that is contained in Isaiah 65. It comes from Israel's post-exilic period, when for the first time in the Old Testament, the Lord divides his covenant people into two groups, those who will be judged and those who will be saved. The difference between them is that one group has depended on the Lord for its life, while the other has not and has deliberately turned away from its Lord (cf. 65:1, 11-12). Trust, faith marks the way by which God's saving acts will be received.

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