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What Would Your Brother Do?

We have been following the story of Jacob. In our last post we asked questions stemming from the plot that Jacob and his mother Rebekah hatched to get the blessing Isaac intended to bestow on his eldest son. Going back … Continue reading

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A Stolen Blessing

Have you ever had a tough conversation with someone?  Have you ever hurt someone?  Maybe you meant to, or maybe like me sometimes you are just a stump.  Here is the real question.  Have you ever hurt someone in such … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff

In our last post we looked at how we are apparently able to train military, firefighters, and police officers to face situations heads on where the normal human reaction would be to run.  We even train football teams that way.  … Continue reading

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How does a heart get shaped like that?

Last time I promised that I would suggest a couple of recent examples of the power I see relationships bring to our world.  I warned that these would be examples from outside the Church to illustrate a capacity I believe … Continue reading

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The Furnace

On the Christian Unity Ministries Facebook page we have been going though passages in Daniel for about a month now looking very closely at how the relationships played a role in these very familiar “famous” stories.  We started at the … Continue reading

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What’s in a dream?

In our first look at Daniel we were in the 1st chapter.  You will remember it was the story about whether or not Daniel and his friends would eat the royal food.  The young men not only survived that first … Continue reading

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A look at Daniel–Where it all started

Last week on The Christian Unity Ministries Facebook page we started looking at some scripture passages in Daniel.  The book of daniel might not be the first place that comes to mind if you are looking to read about community … Continue reading

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The Cure

On Thursday nights I meet with some guys from my church.  Some people have tried to turn it into the “Men’s Ministry” of our church.  That is wishful thinking, but it comes from a good place.  It is really only … Continue reading

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Seeing God at Work in Matroosfontein

The South Africa team’s final assignment was at Matroosfontein Baptist Church in Cape Town.  After an informal “meet & greet” on Friday between the team and just a handful of youth and young adults, the team was back on Saturday … Continue reading

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Body of Christ

It happened on our third and last day at Bonteheuwel Baptist Church in Cape Town, South Africa. We always open with music and  prayer. This night, the pastor led us in prayer. As soon as he began to pray, the … Continue reading

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