Smoky Mountain Trader

December 19, 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 Hunters and fisher- men will tell you about the importance of confidence. It is really a major part of the battle when it comes to patience and persis- tence. For instance, if I know I have always caught fish in a certain hole; I will fish that hole slower and with a greater awareness of an immi- nent bite. I also must have confidence in the bait I'm using. It can be the latest and greatest invention, but without my added confidence it's most likely to find itself in an unused section in the bottom of my tackle box. And what can I say about confidence when it comes to boredom? The two cannot survive together. One will always push the other into the corner of the boat. In hunting, confidence comes from knowing you are in the right place and that at any time you might have the opportunity for a shot. It causes you to get to the woods early, stay late, and forgo lunch. Confidence brings excitement. What we all must remember, however, about confidence, is it is the byproduct of something else – knowl- edge. Confidence can never stand on its own. It must have something to prop it up. That something is knowledge. There- fore, if our knowledge is unfounded then our confidence will be as well. You can see how important it is then, to know the truth. In deer hunting, the scenario might go like this. We set a stand in the same place we did last year without scouting. Last year the acorns were plentiful and the deer abundant. We get to the stand before light, excited about the possibili- ties. Our confidence is out the roof. As daylight exposes the trees around us, we begin to gaze at each one and find out none have acorns. Immediately, the confidence we had earlier, now becomes doubt, discouragement, and distrust. No matter how much confidence we may have in that area, the truth says different. As a Christian my confidence doesn't need to come from the circum- stances or situations around me. If I were to only look at the bad things that happen 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. 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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 V e r s e o f t h e W e e k to me from an earthly perspective, I would have no confidence in my ability to overcome. And conversely, when good things happen, I would have the needed confidence to continue. But my confidence must come from something that is less fickle than the circumstances around me. It must come from the truth found in the Word of God. If you and I will look at the events in our lives in the light of scripture, we can have confidence, that know matter what the circumstances appear to be, we have hung our life's stand in the right tree. 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 truelifetn/ The Ghost of Christmas Past – In A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens the character, Scrooge was visited by three Christmas ghost. The Past, Present and Future (Christmas Yet to Come). In this blog post, I share the image of Christmas Past from Disney's Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey. This is the first ghost to visit Scrooge. The past is something that has occurred. We cannot change the past. The past is what makes us who we are, this includes the good, bad and the ugly. We cannot change the past. However, we are not defined by our past as a child of God. History is our past. We can even learn from our past and the past of others. If we accept Jesus Christ, our past is forgiven! Don't let the past haunt you. It will rob you of your current and future joy. We must also forgive those who have hurt us in the past, present and future. That "F" Word is very important. We must live our present and future for Him and Him Alone! Remember it is all about Him! I am so glad that Jesus Christ choose to forgive me. December 21 A Hillbilly Christmas for Madam Schmidheimer 7:00 PM New Prospect Baptist Church Newport, TN December 22 Our BEST Gift to Jesus Sunday! 8:15 AM Mt. Vale Church 1330 E. Dumplin Valley Road, Jefferson City, TN 37760 December 22 Missing Christmas Play 10:30 AM Omega Baptist Church 1120 Phillips Rd, White Pine, TN 37890 December 22 How The Grinch Found Christ in Christmas 11:00 AM Rock of Refuge Church 1312 Davis Ave, Morristown, TN 37814 December 22 "A Tale of Three Trees" Christmas Program 5:30 PM Toney's Chapel 5105 Buell Chapel Rd, Morristown, TN 37813 December 22 Christmas At Hope 6:00 PM Hope Community Church 4163 Highway 11 W, Rogersville, TN 37857 December 24 Christmas Eve Candle Light Service 5:00 PM Alpha Baptist Church 245 St John's Rd, Morristown, TN 37814 December 24 Christmas Candlelight Vigil 10:30 PM St. James Episcopal Church 107 West Church Street, Greeneville, TN 37745 December 25 Christmas Day Everywhere! Come Let Us Adore Him! Piedmont Baptist Church 1226 West Dumplin Valley Road | Dandridge, TN 37725 (865) 397-2125 Sunday Services 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship 6:00 pm Discipleship Training 7 pm Worship Wednesday Services 7:00 pm House of Prayer, Team Kid, Team Youth, Missions The Silent "T" In Christmas 30 FREE GOSPEL TRACTS PER MONTH /BezeugenTractClub 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 The Silent T in Christmas we say Christmas with a silent T, saying Chris Mas and not Christ Mas. I saw someone mention this in an answer on StackExchange on the etymology on the Silent T in Christen. As for the silent "t" in Christ- mas, McCawley explained that the "t" was once pronounced in words such as "Christmas," "glisten," "listen," "mistle- toe" and "soften." (The pronunciation of the "t" in "often" by some speakers today is a remnant of this practice.) Christmas [kris-muh s] Christ [krahyst] Chris [kris] -mas [muh s] But during the 1600s, the "t" sound was dropped whenever it was preceded by a spirant (a fricative consonant such as "s" or "f") and followed by a sonorant (a voiced consonant such as "l," "r," "m" or "n").1 So maybe we should start emphasiz- ing Christ in Christmas. So saying it like this Merry Christ Mas [krahyst-muh s]. I know that Jerry that also works with the youth at my church says it as Christ Mas. I plan to try to start saying Christ Mas [krahyst-muh s]. After all Christmas is all about Jesus Christ! It is funny how we don't pronounce Christ, in Christmas. Maybe we should start doing that, after all the first seven letters are important … CHRIST. That is what CHRISTmas is about after all. The celebration of the birth of Christ. 1. StackExchange www.thesmtrader.com December 19 - December 24, 2019 - The Smoky Mountain Trader - Page 9

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