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BIBLE STUDY People spend too much time studying the Bible for their people. The mind of a preacher… has been trained for all these years to give monologues, and the thought of people interacting as peers with him on the text or message is almost terrifying. Frankly, one of my greatest personal regrets in twenty-five …

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A POEM And it came to pass– Early in the morning Toward the last day of the Semester, there arose a Multitude, Smiting the books And wailing. And there was much weeping And gnashing of teeth, For the day of judgment Was at hand. And they were afraid, For they had left undone Those things …

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THE WRONG TEST A young woman, home from college for the weekend, was complaining about how tough the exams were. She was especially worried about the one coming up the next week. Her mother gave her the standard lecture, saying, “You should try studying this time.” Rena took her advice this time and studied intensely …

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GENESIS Chapter: 1. God made the world and Adam and Eve, 2. They lived in Eden and hated to leave, 3. But Adam and Eve into sin soon fell, 4. And Cain slew Abel and sinned as well. 5. Generations are numbered from Adam to Noe 6. And this wicked world God said must go. …

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TURKEYS & WALNUTS Some Americans who live in Afghanistan wanted to find a turkey that was suitable for Thanksgiving Dinner, but the turkeys were too skinny. Someone remembered that if you feed a turkey walnuts it will quickly gain weight. The American got some walnuts, shelled them, and threw the walnuts on the ground. But …

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WAY OF CAIN An old- time southern preacher was putting the finishing touches on his sermon at the Sunday morning breakfast table, getting ready to take his wife and house full of kids to Sunday worship. His sermon was to be entitled, “The Way of Cain.” His youngest, a toddler, climbed up in his lap …

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RETIRED NUISANCES On the eve of his eighty-second birthday, Herbert Hoover, still elbowing though the crammed schedule of a twelve-hour-workday, explained his philosophy of late life: “There is no joy to be had from retirement except by some kind of productive work. Otherwise, you degenerate into talking to everybody about your pains and pills and …

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