Smoky Mountain Trader

November 21, 2019

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©SMTPUB INC LIST YOUR CHURCH OR MINISTRY EVENT ON THIS PAGE! E-mail: ads@thesmtrader.com or Fax: 423-587-2906 Outdoor Truths Living by Living by Living by As I have written many times before, when one is in a tree stand, he notices the most intricate things. For hours on end a deer hunter is looking at the same view. He can only see so far in each direction. It never changes. So, within his parameters he must learn to look beyond what he would normally see and find intrigue in minutia. These exercises remind me of days in a classroom when we were given a narrow subject and had to write a paper on it. The only way I could ever achieve the word count was if I used every flowery adverb and adjective I knew. There is just so much you can say about a stapler or a candle. The same thing goes for when one is in a tree stand. After a while you quit looking at the tree and start counting the leaves. What I have noticed however, is how everything changes as the sun changes locations. When it first rises it casts long shadows and illuminates only the east facing bound- ary. As it goes higher the shadows get shorter and its light encompasses nearly everything. As it sets, another part of nature is revealed in a different and clearer way, and the long shadows return facing the opposite direction. The placement of the sun really does bring out different aspects of the same view. I've noticed that people are this way too. We are so different, and we look at things differently as well. Many of our differences cannot be explained by saying one is right and the other is wrong but instead by simply understanding that each of us sees things from a different perspec- tive. I dare say the world each of us lives in would be a lot friendlier if we recognized this. A perfect example is in our govern- ment. When someone writes, "I don't know how someone can be a Christian and be a republican," and someone else writes, "I don't know how someone can be a Christian and be a democrat;" a light should go off that both are simply seeing things from a different point of view. This doesn't mean there are not some things that are right or wrong, but it does mean that somethings are based on how God built us and how our environment influenced our perspective. The Bible is not silent on this as well. Paul informed the Roman Christians about this when he wrote; "Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don't argue with them about what they think is right or wrong. For instance, one person believes it's all right to eat anything. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables. Those who feel free to eat Gary has three books that are compilations of the articles he has written for nearly 15 years. 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Greear It will consists of practical training sessions designed to equip and mobilize your local church in evangelism. You, your staff, and church members will be instructed, inspired and equipped in evangelism through workshop topics, such as: "Cultivating Your Heart for Evange- lism" "Practical Ways to Start Gospel Conversations" "Creating a Culture of Evangelism in Your Church" "Utilizing Small-Groups for Evange- lism" I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repen- tance. Luke 15:7 Free to attend, reservation required! Can you image if we all at least prayed for one person that was lost and shared the gospel to them too. What an impact that can make on the Kingdom! You may just reach one, but the one you reach may reach thousands! Who's Your One? Johnny Hunt There are some other workshops in other locations. This is part of the North America Mission Board. whosyourone.com Is speech always free? When and where might it not be free? #writingprompts #dailyPrompt, #prompts @SelectedPrompts SelectedPrompts In America we have "Freedom of Speech." But do we really? It may be free for us, however, someone paid the price for it. Price of lives, rewards, punishment or even monetary. So in a since it's not really free! Like a solider who gave their life or seriously injured for the rest of their life for our freedom. I would like to thank the men and women who have served and current serve to keep our freedoms. This is paid with the lives of others. The other thing is our tongue is powerful and what we can say can aid or it can harm. We will answer to God on what we say. So that can be seen as a cost too. This is paid with a punishment or reward. The other time speech isn't free is when you have to pay a guest speaker to speak at your event. This case it's paid with a monetary value. In some cases there is censor- ship. You can only say this or that, but not this or that. This is not freedom of speech. That's being told what to say or not to say. Sunday Services 1st Service at 9:00 A.M. 2nd Service at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday Services Discipleship Classes 6-8 PM Men, Women and Children thetruelifechurch.com 860 E Hwy 11 E | Jefferson City, TN 37760 (865) 471-5530 Read the full article online at: CourageousChristianFather ChristianBlogR Steve Patterson manofresolution@me.com www.courageouschristianfather.com CourageousChristianFather ChristianBlogR Steve Patterson manofresolution@me.com www.courageouschristianfather.com courageouschristianfather.com/ is-speech-always-free/ Read the full article online at: courageouschristianfather.com/ whos-your-one/ 2019 Who's Your One? Is Speech Always Free? Check back next week! Don't forget you can send us your Church or Ministry Event for possible inclusion on tihs page! The Living by Faith page will print your Church/Ministry news, Vacation Bible School or Church/Ministry Event, based on space availability. The Living by Faith page runs in the Smoky Mountain Trader and also the Tri-State Connection also based on space. For possible inclusion please. These events or news may be also published CourageousChristianFather.com E-mail: ads@thesmtrader.com - Fax: 423-587-2906 Deadline is Tuesday at 5 P.M. for current week publication. Submit Your Church or Ministry Events/News But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Himin every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14 V e r s e o f t h e W e e k Gospel Gospel Tracts Tracts FREE bit.ly/FreeGospelTracts Don't Forget to Like The Don't Forget to Like The Living By Faith Page on Facebook! Living By Faith Page on Facebook! LivingByFaithPage anything must not look down on those who don't. And those who don't eat certain foods must not condemn those who do, for God has accepted them. Who are you to condemn someone else's servants? Their own master will judge whether they stand or fall. And with the Lord's help, they will stand and receive his approval." (Rom 14:1-4 NLT) There really are no two people who see everything the same. We all get our views from a host of influences. They make each of us unique. But we can only be unique if we have others around us to reveal the differences. In other words, we need others to make us special. All of us do. And that means that while we may disagree on some things, what brings us together is more important than what has the potential to separate us. www.thesmtrader.com November 21 - November 27, 2019 - The Smoky Mountain Trader - Page 27

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