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A New Day For A Dead Man

A New Day For A Dead Man
What Is Your Reaction To Tragedy? Denial, Debilitated or Dependent
Prayer And Background ­čö┤Location: Bethany Located on the east side of the Mount of Olives about two miles southeast of Jerusalem. Hometown of Mary, Martha and Simon the Leper. This is generally thought to be the area where Jesus ascended.  
­čö┤Lazarus: We will meet his sisters.  We know that he was loved by Jesus and he is mentioned here and in John 12. Lazarus is not to be confused with the beggar who died and went to Abraham's side in Luke 16.
­čö┤Mary is not Jesus' mother.  She is mentioned in Luke 10:42 and John 12.  She was a deep worshipper of Jesus.  Martha was a worker and is rebuked by Jesus but is given the great delight of being the first to proclaim His resurrection in John 11:27. 
John 11:1,3-44 (NASB) Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. [3] So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom You love is sic…

According to Luke: Loving Your Enemies

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According to Luke: Loving Your Enemies 
Opening Illustration: One my say that Jesus, during the days of His ministry, was the most loved and the most hated person walking. He was clearly loved. He was loved by His followers and His disciples. Well, he was loved by those people until His teachings called for them to abandon everything and everyone they knew to follow Him. They loved Him until He declared that in order to be His followers they had to completely obey Him. They loved Him until His teachings became difficult or to hard to understand. 
Jesus was also hated. I mean really hated. Hated to the point of death. There was a specific group of people that despised Jesus. Their name was the Pharisees. The truth is that the Pharisees did hate Jesus, and He rightly isn’t known for showing them a great deal of grace. He called them out for their hypocrisy. He exposed their inner tombs. But the hatred they felt for Him wasn’t mere sour grapes at His approval rating, nor was it as princip…

Blessed To Be A Blessing

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Blessed To Be A Blessing
America Defends The Weak (Holocaust), Delivers The Oppressed (Saddam Hussain), Dispatches Blessings 




Illustration: Current Humanitarian Efforts By American Troops Washington – In 2006, U.S. military commands plan 556 humanitarian projects in 99 countries.
U.S. forces are improving water supplies in Ecuador, flood barriers in Bangladesh, a medical clinic in Uganda and schools in Kyrgyzstan.  Military experts train local residents to remove land mines in Nicaragua and Vietnam.
By year-end, the U.S. military will have delivered 300,000 daily-rations packages overseas.  Soldiers will have dug wells, built schools, and transported hospital equipment to villages from Croatia to Colombia.  The Army will have trained officials from 11 African countries – Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Eritrea, Djibouti, Seychelles, Burundi, Congo, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania – to respond to disasters and deliver medical care. 
The October 8, 2005, earthquake near Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, kill…