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FIRST-PERSON: An open letter to college freshmen

Dear College Freshman, Your life is literally about to change. As you go off to college you are about to take one of the biggest steps of your life so far. Read More...

Pastor gets first jolt from church's defibrillator

Two years ago pastor Mike Rice was approached by two women members of the church he leads about placing a defibrillator in the building. "We had a senior deacon who had some episodes," Rice said. "But I sure never knew I'd be the first one to need it." Read More...

Today's Devotion

From the Book of Jeremiah:

Jeremiah's arrest; subjection to Nebuchadnezzar foretold; Hananiah's false prophecy; his death.

Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth (Jer. 26:6).

About twenty-two years before the first attack on Jerusalem, God commanded Jeremiah to speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the Lord's house at Jerusalem (26:2). He warned that this house (the Temple) would be left as empty as Shiloh, the city where Joshua had set up the Tabernacle when they first entered the promised land (Jos. 18:1). But God forsook the Tabernacle of Shiloh because of the nation's persistent sins (Ps. 78:60). In Jeremiah's time, Shiloh was nothing but empty ruins — a reminder of the nation's sins (Jer. 7:12-14). - Continue...

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