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“Will His coming make you Tremble, or cause you to Rejoice?”

“There’s a man in yonder glory I have loved for many years, He has cleared my guilty conscience and has banished all my fears. He is coming in a moment in the twinkling of an eye, And no time will be allotted for you to utter one good-bye. No time to kiss the husband or embrace the loving wife, If they are but united in the bonds of holy life. Are you ready, Christian, ready, for shout and trump and voice? Will His coming make you tremble or cause you to rejoice? Are you walking, talking with Him daily, taking

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Youth Sunday

“But we Your people, the sheep of Your pasture, will give thanks to You forever; from generation to generation we will recount Your praise.” – Psalm 79:13 Dear church, it has been my great privilege and joy to teach and disciple the next generation of Granite Hills Baptist Church for the past 4 years. Over the past several Youth Sundays, we have heard numerous testimonies of how the Lord has saved and matured these young men and young women, and it thrills my heart to announce that this year we will get to hear a sermon from a young man

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“A Child’s Prayer”

When Robert Louis Stevenson was a boy he once remarked to his mother, “Momma, you can’t be good without praying.” “How do you know, Robert?” she asked. “Because I’ve tried!” he answered. This brings to mind a story about another little fellow — one who had been sent to his room because he had been bad. A short time later he came out and said to his mother, “I’ve been thinking about what I did and I said a prayer.” “That’s fine,” she said, “if you ask God to make you good, He will help you.” “Oh, I didn’t ask

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“How Long, O Lord?”

If there’s one thing I’ve found to be consistent in my experience of life in this world, it’s hardship. However, I’ve also found that difficult and frustrating experiences provide me with continual reminders that this world is broken and that Jesus is coming back one day to make all things right and all things new. I wrote this poem a while back to express the longing that hardships have evoked from my soul.   O Jesus, how Your heart must sting To these people suffering– To see Your world in disarray, Where chaos seems to rule the day. How long,

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“HE HAS RISEN INDEED!”

Why We Believe Jesus Rose from the Dead: Christ is alive, and the evidence is overwhelming. Here are some of the reasons we can be so sure. Jesus predicted His resurrection (Matt 16:21; Mark 9:9-10; John 2:18-22). The Old Testament prophesied it (Psalm 16:10; compare Acts 2:25-31; 13:33-37). The tomb was empty and the grave clothes vacant. If those who opposed Christ wished to silence His disciples, all they had to do was produce a body, but they could not (John 20:3-9). Many people saw the resurrected Christ. They looked on His face, touched Him, heard His voice, and saw

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“REFLECTION WEEK!”

START ON THE SUNDAY PRIOR TO EASTER SUNDAY This is Palm Sunday because people laid the branches in his path. Read Luke 19:28-42 and Zechariah 9:9. Reflection: How often do you praise God for coming into your life? MONDAY: Read about Jesus at the Temple in Luke 19:45-20:8. Reflection: Think about your body as the temple. What does Jesus need to clean to be truly honored? TUESDAY: Read about Jesus teaching at the Temple in Luke 20:1-40. Reflection: Have there been times when Jesus’ truth has seemed harsh to you or hard to follow. Did you grumble and back away?

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