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Aug 2016

Number 51


Bottle Fantasy

Genie in a Bottle by Morris Williams

You've all read about genies ... figures that rise out of a cloud of smoke as a magic bottle is rubbed and who say to the one who holds the bottle: "Ask for three things and they will be granted." Usually the story ends with the recipient wildly asking for foolish things and ending up with nothing at all. Some people read their Bibles like children read Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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Sunday Shoes

The Shoeless Preacher by David Porter

I got a shock recently. I was in a hotel room, getting ready for the Sunday morning service when I realized that I hadn't seen my Sunday Shoes. When I asked my wife about it, she said, 'Oh, no!" Now 'Oh, no!" isn't necessarily that bad because sometimes she does that just to scare me and try to make me think I left whatever I'm asking about at home. But this time she added something that shook me a little. 'I'm not kidding." After 35 years of marriage I know that sometimes she says, 'I'm not kidding," and I can tell she's kidding. This time she was serious.

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Heading Out

Made for a Mission by Rick Warren

God is at work in the world, and He wants you to join Him. This assignment is called your mission, and it is different from your ministry. Your ministry is your service to believers in the Body of Christ, while your mission is your service to unbelievers in the world. God created you for both.

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Bread Rolls

How do you talk to God by Kim Martinez

On this one Sunday, I sat in her kitchen as she kneaded dough to prepare it for baking. Then she did the most amazing thing. To feed those of us who were there early, she put together a meatloaf. The oven was already packed with loaves of bread, so she put the meatloaf on the bottom of the oven and spoke out loud to God: "God, that meatloaf needs to be done in 30 minutes."

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Rays of Sunlight

Coming in September: Stories Without Endings by Jim Thornber

The Bible does give us the guidelines and answers we need to live a godly life, it also gives us room to make up our own minds regarding our response to God's counsel. In this way, the Bible is a bit like the owner's manual for your car: It tells you what you need to do to make things run in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines, but it doesn't make you obey its advice.

JIM THORNBER

Coming September: Christian Values, and Purpose.

- Examining how values and purpose bring peace in your life in the September issue of 211Mag.com.

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