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4-26-18 Rapture Ready News

Rapture Ready News 26 Apr 2018Published on: April 26, 2018 by RRadmin7 Liberman: If Iran strikes Tel Aviv, Israel will hit Tehran 
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman took aim at Iran, saying Israel would respond to any Iranian threat. ahead of a meeting with senior American officials in Washington. “If Iran strikes Tel Aviv, Israel will hit Tehran and destroy any Iranian military site in Syria that threatens Israel,” he told London-based Saudi newspaper Elaph on Thursday. Iran’s Khamenei urges Muslim nations to unite against U.S.
Iran’s supreme leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to “bullying,” state television reported on Thursday. “The Iranian nation has successfully resisted bullying attempts by America and other arrogant powers and we will continue to resist… All Muslim nations should stand united against America and other enemies,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. Kim Jong-un to meet Moon Jae-in at Korean border for summit
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4-26-18 Daily Dig

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Daily Dig for April 26Mother Teresa Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. How does a lamp burn? Through the continuous input of small drops of oil. If the drops of oil run out, the light of the lamp will cease, and the bridegroom will say, “I do not know you” (Matt. 25:12). What are these drops of oil in our lamps? They are the small things of daily life: faithfulness, small words of kindness, a thought for others, our way of being silent, of looking, of speaking, and of acting. These are the true drops of love that keep your religious life burning like a living flame. Source: Daily Readings with Mother Teresa

4-26-18 Today in the Word

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DEVOTION FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 20181 John 2:1–14YOU HAVE OVERCOME In the board game Monopoly, the “get out of jail free” card features a cartoon image of Rich Uncle Pennybags, an elderly millionaire, flying out of a bird-cage. Players who obtain the card can avoid the penalty of losing several turns in the game languishing in the corner jail. As believers, we have a better “get out of jail free” card. Jesus has made the ultimate atoning sacrifice for our sins (v. 2). We can avoid the penalty of lost fellowship with God. But this card does not give us a pass for sinfulness. In this passage, John explains why, if we have been forgiven, we must still address our sinful behavior. First, we are called to live as Jesus did (v. 6). We serve a Savior who experienced trials and temptations similar to our own but did not sin (Heb. 4:15). If we identify with Jesus, how can we continue to practice sinful behavior? John uses stern language for such a person who tolerates or even pursues sin whil…

4-26-18 The First 15

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The Weekly Overview In response to knowing the heart of God we are called to share the wonders of his invisible nature with a world in desperate need of him. God has chosen to use us to reveal himself. He’s filled us with the Spirit and empowered us to proclaim the good news of salvation and restored relationship with our Creator. May you discover this week that you were made to share God’s heart. And may you find joy and passion in God’s longing to use you in powerful and unique ways. The Scripture “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” -  Matthew 5:16The Worship ExperienceArtist: Katie TorwaltSong: Let There Be Light

4-26-18 Daily Devotion

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April 26, 2018 Overcoming Life’s Ups and Downs Philippians 4:10-13 Contentment is something we all desire yet too seldom have. If it comes, it usually seems short-lived. And often we think that contentment is possible only if all our circumstances are comfortable and there are no conflicts or misunderstandings in our relationships. The apostle Paul proves that perfect conditions are not the source of contentment. He wrote his letter to the Philippians while he was in a Roman prison. Contentment was something he had to learn, not through comfort but through hardship and suffering. Paul relied on spiritual truths to enable him to face his difficulties God’s way—without complaint, worry, or fear. In every trial, we have a choice to view the situation from our perspective or from God’s. Depending on our focus, we either react emotionally or respond spiritually, based on God’s Word and promises. Inner turmoil and outward agitation result when we focus on feelings instead of spiritual princ…

4-26-18 Do We Follow Paul's Missions?

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Interview with John Piper Founder & Teacher, desiringGod.org Audio Transcript It seems the apostle Paul traveled about 15,500 miles in his ministry, and around 8,700 of those miles were on foot! These are the calculations of New Testament scholar Eckhard Schnabel. That’s an incredible range for the first century. We can trace out his missionary plot points in Google maps — in fact it has been done already — but what can we learn from those trips for our missionary work today? It’s a question from Chee Hong, a listener. “Pastor John, hello from Malaysia! What can we learn from Paul’s missionary journeys? Can we say he strategized his movements based on his accessibility? Sometimes of course he was prohibited by the Holy Spirit to go certain places. I’m wondering about this question for myself and also to guide potential missionaries on how we choose where to go. What do we learn about Paul’s missional strategies from his geographical movements?” Normative for Today?