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The Puffers

The Puffers

Bob and Darlene Puffer present a free, public concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in Blackstone Valley Baptist Church, 40 Pine Swamp Road  (rr 114) Cumberland, RI 02864. The Cicero musicians “bring their own unique style of southern gospel and bluegrass music to their audiences,” church officials said, noting many selections are composed by them. Their web site states, “The purpose of the Puffer’s … Continue reading

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Part-time Christians?

Colossians 3:1-17 The host of a radio program told about a man who described his religious views by saying, “I’m a Christian on Christmas and Easter.” He seemed to think Christianity was a part time proposition. Even if we don’t deliberately relegate our faith to just 2 days each year, many of us engage in a form of part time Christianity.  We do that when … Continue reading

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Meddle Not

My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change: Proverbs 24:21 Only 50% of the adults in our society are now members of any church. 62% of adults say that church membership is unnecessary bondage. It is not relevant to the real issues of our times. Times change and people change and thank God for … Continue reading

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Advantage in Adversity

Read I Timothy 6:6-19 Adversity tests us. It’s one thing to study the game sketched out on the blackboard in the locker room; it’s quite another to take the field where adversity tackles us and bloodies our noses. Adversity tests whether we will turn tail and run or stand up to life’s challenges as people of faith. We may think that the opposite of adversity … Continue reading

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My Soul is Among the Lions

Psalm 57:1-11 Psalms 57:4 My soul [is] among lions: [and] I lie [even among] them that are set on fire, [even] the sons of men, whose teeth [are] spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. Hebrews 13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; [and] them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. When may a Christian … Continue reading

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