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Impressions by Gene McGuire August, 2013

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“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.’ (Proverbs 16:18)
COMMENT: Boy oh boy. . . Madison Avenue is really trying to hook us by appealing to our pride. There’s a Rolex Watch commercial that ends with this phrase: “SEE WHAT THIS WATCH CAN SAY ABOUT YOU!”  Locally, a newspaper ad marketing new condominiums has the following as its heading: “MAKE AN IMPRESSION”. On TV you will find Lexus automobile dealers asking us: “WANT TO MAKE A GOOD
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FIRST IMPRESSION?”  We live in this world and if we are not careful, we too, can get caught up in the frenzy of trying to impress others with “things”. Remember what Jesus said about chasing after the things of the world in the Parable of the Sower? “Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the Word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the Word, and he becomes unfruitful.” (Matthew 13:22)
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Proverbs 11:28, 22:1 & 23:5 and 27:24
WISE SAYING: SELF-WORTH AND NET WORTH ARE NOT THE SAME. (Rick Warren)
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His Blood Still Works by VaShawn Mitchell (MP3) February 28, 2011

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  1. “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:28)
  2. “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)
  3. “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been made near by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13)
  4. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood … for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.” (Leviticus 17:11)