Smoky Mountain Trader

September 22, 2016

The Smoky Mountain Trader a free Classified paper serving 12 counties in 3 states. Hamblen, Knox, Jefferson, Cocke, Grainger, Sevier, Hancock, Hawkins, Claiborne and Greene Counties in Tennessee. Plus Lee County Virginia and Bell County Kentucky.

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©TSCPUB INC "No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear." VERSE OF THE WEEK - (Ephesians 4:29) Living By Faith is brought to you by: ChristianBlogR CourageousChristianFather "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord" LivingByFaithPage Courageous Christian Father The Word of the Week Judge Not, That Ye Be Not Judged Ecosystem New is good Gary Miller For more information about Outdoor Truths visit: OutdoorTruths outdoortruths Justin Breeden Like The Word of the Week on Facebook at If you have any questions or comments regarding, The Word of the Week, please feel free to contact me. thewordoftheweek I can remember years ago thinking how neat it would be to have lots of bears in our area. I knew we had some and every now and then one would be spotted on camera and it would make news. Even though I deer hunted within their roaming area, I never gave much thought as to whether they would bully my deer into the next county and take their turf. Boy was I wrong! My trail cam pictures have let me know there's a new sheriff in town, he's a little more ornery than the last one, and the town's not big enough for both. It seems the deer that do come around now are a lot more afraid of the bears than they are the hunters. The ecosystem is about to change. The bears are not the first animal in my area to move in. The elk did a few years ago with the help of the local fish and wildlife agency's moving van. Just a few years before that, the turkey was in that same van – each one of them released in the same area; the same area my bears want now. Even though we all can get along, there are going to be times when the pressure of living too close to one's neighbor is going to test the resolve of the hospitality of each resident. The ecosystem is changing. What goes for four-legged animals also goes for the two-legged ones. My area has changed over the past several years. Many people have left and as of late, many others have moved in. The faces have changed along with the traffic. And the diversity is substantial. They have come from every part of the country and even from other countries. They bring their own needs for accommoda- tions but also a positivity that has been lacking since the last economic downturn. As a lifelong resident, I can bemoan the fact that I'm losing my turf to another gang. I can bemoan longer lines and slower traffic. But as a Christian I can thank God for bringing to me what I would normally have to go find. People! People who have needs and questions. People who are searching for authenticity and truth. People who will need to find hope when failure comes and life when it seems circumstances have stripped it away. People who need Jesus. The ecosys- tem is changing and I like the change! Enter to win an InkSpiration Fruit of the Spirit Adult Coloring Book. Enter to win between now and until September 25, 2016 EST. To learn more and enter visit: Open to United States. Must be 18 or older. Drawing done by random using RaffleCopter on Courageous Christian Father. Other restrictions may apply. For more information about The Heavenly Heirs visit Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Some addresses are approximate according to Bing Maps and Mapquest. September 24th at 6:00PM Cherry Valley 1500 Parkamo Avenue, Hamilton, OH September 25th at 11:00AM New Haven HOMECOMING 2417 Indian Mound Avenue, Norwood, OH Heavenly Heirs Schedule Outdoor Truths September 28th at 7 AM LOCAL TIME See You At the Pole (SYAP) Your Schools Flag Pole Student led prayer. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation. "Do not judge so that you will not be judged." Matthew 7:1 NASB Isn't it interesting to see people who normally have no concern for the things of God suddenly become Biblical scholars regarding the words of Jesus in Matthew chapter 7, verse 1. They are quick to point out that Jesus said, "Judge not, that ye be not judged." How should Christians respond to someone who uses this verse as a blanket veto for exercising judgment of any kind? After all, Jesus said, "Do not judge…" Are we missing something here? What did Jesus mean by these words? The answer might just surprise you. First, we must be contextually aware that this verse finds itself firmly planted in the midst of a larger discourse of Jesus known as, The Sermon on the Mount, which spans chapters five, six, and seven of Matthew's Gospel. The Holman Christian Illustrated Bible Dictionary accurately describes The Sermon on the Mount as, "An astute exposition of the law and how it meshes with the new covenant in Christ. The sermon also offers a stinging indictment of Pharisaic legalism and cold, formal self-righteousness. Jesus stresses His demands for disciples and issues a call to demonstrate true righteousness, a righteousness of heart that the law cannot produce." The New Testament clearly demonstrates that the nation's religious leaders had emptied the Mosaic Law of its God intended purpose by turning it into a self-righteous religious system (Matthew 23:1-4; Matthew 23:23). Therefore in His discourse Jesus illuminates the true intent of the Law while at the same time exposing the hypocrisy of the nation. Secondly, we must examine the language of the verse itself. In the Greek text Jesus is actually issuing an imperative command to the crowd listening to Him (Matthew 5:1-2). In East Tennessee we might paraphrase Jesus' words here in this way, "I am commanding y'all to quit your judging!" The language leads us to ask – Is Jesus condemning any and all judgment categorically here? Clearly the answer is, "No." How so? 1. The Entire Bible – Although many like to think that Jesus' words here are the sum total of the Biblical teaching regarding judgment, the reality is that the Bible is filled with passages teaching that men must exercise right judgment. Living by Living by Living by COURAGEOUSCHRISTIANFATHER.COM | COURAGEOUSCHRISTIANFATHER.COM | COURAGEOUSCHRISTIANFATHER.COM | COURAGEOUSCHRISTIANFATHER.COM Finish reading the rest of the article at 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 You are invited to … 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 Church & Ministry Events ©2016 Jeff Larson 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 based on space availability.These events or news may be also published Under Local Events. For possible inclusion please contact us below. E-mail: - Fax: 423-587-2906 Deadline is Tuesday at 5 P.M. for current week publication. Submit Your Church or Ministry Events/News InkSpiration Fruit of the Spirit Adult Coloring Book September 22 - September 28, 2016 - The Smoky Mountain Trader - Page 19

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