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4A-,.qunday, March 9, 2003 Serving the MonDak area since 1908 Q: Treatments of .... Sport & Work Injuries Accidents Other Pain Conditions BY REV. TOM BECHTOLD Notice what God's word is telling us. Eternal life lessness period. (I Corinthians 6:9,10 describes When you ask Jesus into your Assistant pastor is in a person. It is not being religious, doing this condition.) wants you to demonstrate to all Sidney Lutheran Brethren Church church work, saying our prayers, doing the best we However, the good news for us is God loves us a living faith. Have you ever wondered what life is all about? can or living by the Golden Rule. God has given us and "He demonstrates His own love for us in this: If you have not taken your place Where did you come from? Why are you here? eternal life and this life is in His Son. It's not While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" cross, won't you do so today? By Where are you going'? What is your purpose in Christ near you or around you but in you. (Romans 5:8). The cross is God's answer to sin. Jesus said He would come in. life? So why did God provide us life in His Son? It's When we receive this blessed news of salvation the door and knock; if anyone hearsl First of all, God who created you has a wonderful because of a little three letter word called sin. through Christ, our sins are forgiven, opens the door, I will come in to plan for your life. He "wants all men to be saved and God's word tells us we are all sinners. "For all How then do we receive the good news? God's dine with Him and He with me" to come to a knowledge of the truth" (I Timothy 2:4), have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" remedy for our sin is this: "Unless you repent, you The message of the Bible is He also tells us in His word, "The thief does not (Romans 3:23). Sin is a barrier between God and too will all perish" (Luke 13:3). Repentance means to you and wants to have a relationship come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I us. Sin reveals itself in our acts and deeds. God turn from the ways of sin and confess it. Our known Personally surrender your life have come that they may have life, and that they hates sin and is intolerant toward sin. But what is sins, past and present, must be confessed to Christ if redeemed you from your sin on the may have it more abundantly" (John 10:10). happening in our culture today? We have become one is to be forgiven. I John 1:9 says, "If we confess With your mouth confess Jesus Just what kind of life is God talking about here? tolerant of sin. The word "tolerant" means liberal, our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our says, "If you confess with your He is speaking to us about "eternal life." God loves broad-minded, and opposed to one's convictions, sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." Lord, and believe in your heart th/ us so much that He provided for us eternal life. The If has to do with allowing something to go on that There is one more truth. Christ must be received Him from the dead, you will be truth about this statement is given to us in I John 5: is not wholly approved, by faith to have eternal life. "Yet to all who with your heart that you believe and] l 1,12 which says, "And this is the testimony: that We are living in a society today that has become received Him, to those who believed in His name; and it is with your mouth that you c/ God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His tolerant about divorce; tolerant about the use of He gave the right to become children of God' saved...for, Everyone who calls on Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not alcohol; tolerant about wickedness in high places; (John 1:12). Just what does this mean'? To believe Lord will be saved" (Romans 19: have the Son of God does not have life.' tolerant about immorality and tolerant about god- in Christ is to receive Him personally by faith. God be the Glory! Lambert native part of mission trip " evi ro Around 240 Northwestern construct a new medical facility, porary residence for people College students, faculty and And another team will travel to seeking to rebuild their lives BY TED SIMONSON "Ofcourse, pray for every staff are traveling across the Brazil to serve as caregivers and with Christ's help. While there, Columnist I understand church plus their United States and around the maintenance workers at Larstudents will live and work with I had dropped off to sleep in that!" the their in-laws, plus world for the college's annual Batiste Biblico, a family-run mansion residents, the middle of preparing my ser- demon cried1 "We can sure Spring Service Projects. Jared orphanage for around 60 at-risk Students will live with min- men for Sunday. I heard a light in sudden t e desperately. 1 Bearss, Lambert, is part of the children, istry staff at Street Life Min- tap at my study door and a tired vexation. "And how can team that will be serving the In Amsterdam, the Nether- istries in Flushing, N.Y., too. It looking demon limped in and "What do these people you Mendenhall Project. lands, students will stay at two serves people who are hungry International trips this year Christian youth hostels, helping and homeless in several ethni- slumped in the easy chair beside you take meactually helped?" "For one thing, include two new service sites, with food service and house- cally diverse New York City my desk. for-one of mands us to prafy,;ly,. Students will work with Dr. keeping and leading nightly neighborhoods. "I'm having trouble making t h o s e Bernardeth Kelly, a ReformedBible studies. At the Mendenhall Ministries my quota this week,' he said, Ted Simonson apprentice a little glaring of rny i -" secondly, you would E Church in America missionary In the United States, there are in Mendenhall, Miss., team"and I m in for a bad time at Columnist d e m o n sing me to drape in Bluefields, Nicaragua, to four new service sites. His Man- members will serve people liv- headquarters unless I can log fresh out of tutor schoolchildren and help sion in New Hampshire is a tem- ing in rural south-central Missis- one more name before !he day is Tempter's School? I know you no difference!'L.." sippi. They also will learn from out. Can you help me?I have no such attthorit3;. But you Abruptly my visi I= TMM staff as they discuss race, ' What do yale want?' I stam- can drop somebody from your One moment he w poverty and reconciliation, mered. , ......... Prayer List, cad't you? Who vill and sulking before ttl Students traveling to Apache, he was gone. Only af t Okla., will visit western Okla- "Well,' he said in a weary notice'?" . Chir0pra tic [ [ homa Native American commu- tone, "You've got a bunch of Suddenly he lost all his fervor foul-smellingblue nities while they lead youth pro- people who go to this church and gave me a sickening sweet in the air above thff grams and participate in worship and you and I both know that for smile. Tll be ever so grateful!" I shuddered and p't I Clinic at the Apache Reformed Church. a lot of them, it's just a chore, I became angry. "Why wouldl dog-earedprayerl l, Other U.S. service sites just a duty to be performed, want to help you in what you're down the names. include prison ministry at Cal- They come all fight, but their trying to do7" all there, the sturdy vary Commission in Lindale, hearts aren't in it." One eye of the demon was struggling sinneri, i tl DOT l a|s A'vllilllllflle,1 HuH. ,1 Texas; housing development "I know, but-" closed but the other eye glared gades, and the prodi i - and construction with voice of "Well, what I'm asking is at me. Calvary in Jackson,*Miss.; soup ,, I I Tre atments ,)f .... I I wasn tonelcouldSl# I|" Sport & Work Injuriesll -Phv ci n-- ] kitchen and community devel- this, he continued; as though he "Because I can make your A verseofsc, pttl t [ opment service in Washington, hadn't heard me,' I just want position here as a pastor a pleas- to my head. V ratclt [ | Acciden'Is | --'" ........ / D.C.; urban youth ministry in one name. Anybody. Pick some- ant affair-just before retirement lest ye enter into.t t I I-Othew Pain Co tditionsl OpenMon.-Fri. Jonesboro, Ark.; communal liv- body way down at the bottom of or it can turn into a nightmare: (Mark14:37).Ideci [ ..... 8 a.m.-6 p.m ing and city service in Chicago; your 'inactive' list." 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