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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…

The Heifer Project November 16,2019

That’s the line-up for the “Joy to the World” gift basket.  They will surely bring joy to several families, as they lift those families out of hunger and poverty.  Help us to send our first “Gift Basket” soon.  Visit the display in Smoot Hall and help us bring some “Joy to the World”.
2 Thessalonian 3-13

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…

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…

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…

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…

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%…

On the Shelf for November 2019

Welcome to Betty Barrick Library on the shelf We have quite a lot of wonderful books that you might want to read for your next adventure. The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester This is about a young dressmaker who flees from France to America when the Nazis invade the country in World War II. She was a spy in the couturier houses in Paris. In other words, she copied the cut of the new styles and sent them to America…

Heifer Update for November 2019

November Heifer Update As I reported in the weekly update, the impact of the Gift Ark will help some 738 families around the world.  What an amazing story we have to tell and I hope each of you reading this tells that story.  Now this program has ended, so there will be more help going out to the poor and hungry. The new program is called the “Joy to the World Gift Basket.”  This wonderful basket consists of 2 Sheep,…

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.…

Heifer Update for October 26, 2019

Heifer Update “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will read                a harvest if we do not give up.” ~Galatians 6:9   Edith Moreno Lopez, Clara Mariflor Perez Arriaga and Lubia Aguilar Gonzales in their Aviary.  Together they have 210 hives of Honey Bees.  They were told, “The only thing (women) can do is prepare lunch and stay at home with the kids.  They don’t know anything about agriculture.”  They and Heifer…
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