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Posts by Lakeview Media

Posts by Lakeview Media

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Thanksgiving for God’s Greatest Gift

Luke 1:68-75 By Eva Stimson Zechariah has at least two good reasons to be thankful: (1) After years of childlessness, his wife, Elizabeth, has just given birth to their first son. (2) After being mute throughout Elizabeth’s pregnancy, his speech has been restored. Imagine yourself in Zechariah’s situation. What would your first words be after nine months of enforced silence? Zechariah’s first words are ones of praise. In loosening Zechariah’s tongue, God also has opened Zechariah’s eyes, giving him an…
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Are We There Yet?

2 Thessalonian 3:6-13  By J. Stephen Lang When the twentieth century began, most people optimistically believed that human life was improving, that humankind was progressing in the right direction. The wonders related in the Bible were in doubt, but the wonders of science and technology were not. So the Bible’s words about a dramatic return of Jesus to judge the earth struck many people as crude and quaint. Belief in heaven lost some of its appeal, since science seemed to…
unfamiliar-paths

Choose Your Rut Carefully

by Clayton ShanklandIn Isaiah 42:16 we read these words: “I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.” A sign on a certain road in Australia reads, “Choose your rut well. You’ll be in it for the next twenty miles.” It’s a funny thing about ruts. They don’t have to be miles long. They can be months long – maybe even years long. And ruts don’t have to…
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Thank You’s for November 2019

Thank You Dear Lakeview members,Thank you so much for your lovely, thoughtful cards and “Inspirational Book”.God Bless Each and Everyone. Sincerely, Anna Albert I want to thank the many angels who have done dozens of things to help me since I broke my arm. When Pastor Ross came and set up my Medical Alert System I told him I didn’t know how many angels there are at Lakeview. Thank you and may God bless each of you. Sally Newell We…
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God’s Faithfulness

Haggai 1:15b-2:9 By Carmichael D. Crutchfieldt May 3, was a devastating day for the people of Jackson, Tennessee. A tornado completely destroyed several church edifices along with other property. As I write more than two years later, three downtown churches have not yet been completely restored. I cannot imagine the feelings of people sixty years after the destruction of the Temple. It’s not surprising to hear cynicism and disappointment even though the work has begun on the rebuilding project. We…
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Financial Report for November 2019

Finance Report As you can see from the Financial Report Summary below, our church IS slightly better Year-to-Date by $2,000, since the deficit is now only a little over $34,000.  Good job everyone for moving in the other direction.  In fact, September was almost $2,000 positive for the month and that has not happened in quiet awhile.  After consulting with Tami, the Comptroller, the giving by Lakeview People should be at 75% of our budget since we are now 75%…
BeStrong

The Tensions of Faith

Psalm 119:137- 144 By Bruce A. Mitchell The Bible is packed with stories of individuals tested by God – tested so severely, in fact, that you wonder why they don’t turn their backs on God. What keeps them from asking, “What’s the use? God doesn’t hear my prayers, and maybe even doesn’t care about me anymore.” One of the media world’s heroes was Superman. In my early high-school years I looked forward to every Superman comic book that came along.…
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In God’s Own Time

Psalm 65 By James C. Van Der Walt Psalm 65 expresses thanks for rain, which in the dry climate of the Middle East is seen as a blessing from God. People pray for rain so they can irrigate their crops, so that the harvest will be abundant, so that the community can be fed, so that neighbors can enjoy a comfortable existence side-by-side with one another. It is easier to live peacefully when the community experiences abundance rather than scarcity.…
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Hearts, Minds, Love

Psalm 119:97-104 By Sudarshana Devadhar Much earlier than Jeremiah’s prophecy, the psalmist’s words attest to his love for the law, the law called by many names. According to the translation in the New International Version, the laws are also called “commands,” “statutes,” “precepts,” and “word.” The psalmist clearly loves all of them. The psalmist offers several reasons for loving the law of God. One is because laws are sweet and powerful. In expressing the nature of its sweetness, the psalmist…
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Abject Weakness and Unquenchable Power

Luke 17:11-19 By Brian W. Grant Jesus has set off on his journey to Jerusalem and Golgotha and stumbled upon the most stigmatized people of his time. In this borderland, where Jews and Samaritans live across invisible boundaries on the same streets, he meets ten lepers. Any of today’s healers would find it challenging to redeem the lives of a handful of undocumented HIV-positive immigrants with the wrong religion. It’s a daily dilemma to parcel out our finite healing power…
The Story by Randy Frazee

“The Story” – A NEW Bible Study

Announcing a new Bible study called “The Story” that will be offered in 8 week classes on Mondays at 1:30 PM in the conference room for an hour.  The first class will start on October 28th through December 16th.  “The Story” is a book/video series by Pastor and author Randy Frazee that teaches on the story of Scriptures intersecting with the story of your life. There is a Participant’s Guide that is available from the church office for $10.00 (if…