Smoky Mountain Trader

December 7, 2017

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©SMTPUB INC DON'T MISS A BLOG POST! SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL TO COURAGEOUS CHRISTIAN FATHER! Living By Faith is brought to you by: Outdoor Truths LivingByFaithPage ads@thesmtrader.com Living by Living by Living by ©SMTPUB INC Habitat is a word that is used quite often in the world of the outdoorsman. If you have lived more than a couple of decades, you have witnessed changes in the habitat in the area that you live and/or hunt. As our population increases, houses will continue to take land that is the home to a variety of animals. There is no doubt that not only are we squeezing the animal population into smaller quarters, we are also changing much of the landscape in a way that drives out certain creatures and invites others in. For instance, there was a time in my area when quail were plentiful. Just about every farm would be home to a few coveys that would reproduce from year to year. Now, if a farmer sees a covey of quail, it becomes headline news to every hunter in the area. There are many reasons for this change and while some are human related, all are not. Again, it may be that the increase of predator animals, like coyotes, have increased or even the number of hawks who love to feed on these tasty birds. But regardless, as habitat changes, so does everything around it. Sometimes, however, the problem lies within our own piece of property. It may be that the neighbor is doing just fine in holding certain animals, (let's say deer) but they are nowhere to be found on our property. When this happens, we must decide if we will improve our habitat or allow it to become home to something else. As I am reminded of this issue, my mind is drawn to the church. It doesn't take long to see the impact that most are making is nothing like it once was. Recent polls have uncovered the fact that the population is steadily moving Gary has three books that are compilations of the articles he has written for nearly 15 years. He also speaks at game dinners and men's groups for churches and associations. Gary Miller gary@outdoortruths.org For more information about Outdoor Truths visit: outdoortruths.org OutdoorTruths outdoortruths Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Some addresses are approximate according to Google Maps, Bing Maps or Mapquest. Submit your Church or Ministry event including Vacation Bible Schools, Revivals, Etc. for possible inclusion in the Living By Faith page E-mail: ads@thesmtrader.com - Fax: 423-587-2906 Deadline is Tuesday at 5 P.M. for current week publication. To have your church listed in the Church Directory on the Living by Faith Page, Please contact us at: E-mail: ads@thesmtrader.com - Fax: 423-587-2906 Deadline is Tuesday at 5 P.M. for current week publication. December December December "[e Light of the World] en Jesus spoke to them again: "I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life." Church Directory Deceember 7-9 from 6:30 to 8 :30 pm Journey Through Bethlehem Shawanee Baptist Church 780 Shawanee Road, Harrogate, TN 37752 December 10, 2017 at 6 PM Heavenly Heirs East LaFollette 705 Prospect Street E, LaFollette, TN December 17, 2017 at 11 AM Children's Christmas Program Piedmont Baptist Church 1226 W. Dumplin Valley, Dandrdige, TN 37725 December 17, 2017 at 6 PM Start at the Manager Dumplin Baptist Church 1843 W. Dumplin Valley Rd. , Dandrdige, TN 37725 December 24, 2017 at 11 AM Adult Choir Christmas Contata Piedmont Baptist Church 1226 W. Dumplin Valley, Dandrdige, TN 37725 First Baptist Church of Harrogate 310 Catalpa Ave, Harrogate, TN 37752 Pastor: Bill Duncan Sunday School 10 AM & Worship 11 AM Sunday Evening Choir Practice 5 PM Sunday Evening Worship - 6 PM Wednesday Evening Worship / Bible Study - 6 PM 423-869-2532 Piedmont Baptist Church 1226 W. Dumplin Valley Rd., Dandridge, TN 37725 Pastor: Bob Neal Sunday School 10 AM & Worship 11 AM Discipleship Training 6 PM & Worship 7 PM Team Kid, Team Youth House of Prayer Wednesday at 7 PM 865-397-2125 VERSE OF THE WEEK - (John 8:12) Living By Faith is brought to you by: ChristianBlogR www.CourageousChristianFather.com www.CourageousChristianFather.com CourageousChristianFather "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord" Courageous Christian Father December 7-9, 2017 • 6 pm to 8:30 pm Journey Through Bethlehem The Journey is an inside Christmas Program for all ages depicting the life of Jesus Christ. You are able to get a look back in time of what really happened in Bethlehem. This is great for young children who have questions about Christmas. There are visual scripture aides and live animals including: a donkey, sheep, llama and camel. This wonderful experience is free, wheelchair accessible and a self guided tour at your own pace. If you have already attended the journey then you must be hooked and will come back this year. Each year we have different people and different scenes. We look forward to seeing you this year. Bring someone with you. Shawanee Baptist Church 780 Shawanee Road Harrogate, TN 37752 423-869-4076 away from church attendance and that Christianity is no longer the default religion in America. What this tells me is that the habitat has changed. What once was fertile ground for those seeking God has become in some places, barren and unproductive. Introspection is called for, and as I look within I see that there has been uncontrollable circumstances that has surrounded the church, but instead of working harder on keeping our ground fruitful, we have been satisfied to blame the "hawks" and "coyotes." My friend, the church is still where mission work is most effective, but if you are not chang- ing in order to keep up with the preda- tors, your mission field will move to other ground. In A Char- lie Brown Christ- mas. Charlie Brown asked if anyone can tell him what Christ- mas is really about and Linus gives it to him real. He breaks out scrip- ture to explain about Jesus's birth as found in Luke 2:8-14. "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men." "…That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown. When Linus shares the Christmas Story. He puts down his security blanket Take note as you watch, Linus is always with his security blanket in all of the Charlie Brown (Peanuts) cartoons. He even still has the blanket as a head piece when playing the shepherd. But watch as he explains Christmas … He sets down his security blanket to explain the true meaning of Christmas is the birth of Jesus Christ. He knows true security is found in Jesus Christ and know thing else not even that blanket. God sure did use Charles M. Schulz in these Peanut's characters. I know this was a bold move for him when this aired in 1965. The great thing, over 50 years later, it is still played each year on national TV, ABC. CourageousChristianFather ChristianBlogR Steve Patterson manofresolution@me.com www.courageouschristianfather.com courageouschristianfather.com/ /linus-shares-christmas/ Read the Full Article at: Linus shares About Christmas DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY AT COURAGEOUSCHRISTIANFATHER.COM www.thesmtrader.com December 7 - December 13, 2017 - The Smoky Mountain Trader - Page 11

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