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February 2011

Do or Done? Rules or Freedom?

   There’s plenty of talk today about what we must do to lead a Christian life: we should spend 2 hours daily in prayer and another 2 reading Scripture, we should fast regularly, we should do this and this and this. Such rules for holy living can so easily lead to legalism. Praying and studying Scripture are important aspects of Christian life, but our sinful human flesh entices us to make rules so we can please God by following those rules.    The Bible reveals that...

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Smartphones – Changing Our Lives

   We use it to measure how fast we pitched a baseball, how far we walked, and how many calories we burned, to identify birds by their songs, to scan UPC codes finding prices of goods and then purchasing them, to browse the internet, to send/receive email, to find restaurants and hotels, to listen to music, watch movies, and even to buy coffee at Starbucks. Lest we forget, it’s also a telephone, and it does Facebook and Twitter. It’s replacing radios, maps, music players,...

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111 Million Watch Packers Win Championship

   The Green Bay Packers just won their 13th world football championship, this on top of all the other titles they have won. The televised game was the most watched TV show ever, with a US audience of 111 million. The Packers trained long and hard for this win.    The Bible has some things to say about top athletes like the Packers. “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who...

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People from 62 Countries Connect with Milwaukee Area Church

   People from 62 countries, including 105 people from China, recently visited GoodShepherds.net.  Individuals from Turkey watched our video sermons 57 times.    People everywhere are looking for answers.  Is there anything more to life? Or as a trial judge once asked, “What is truth?” (John 18:38).    Much of the world answers, “There is no meaning to life, and no Creator God in charge of things.”  Many who believe in a god...

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All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. ~ 2 TIMOTHY 3:16