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Lighten Up: Your Church Should Welcome This Friend

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Sermons: The Church – Week Five

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Lighten Up: Other People’s Sins

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What is the significance of Acts 27:10-44?

This is the passage deal with Paul’s ill-fated voyage to Italy as a prisoner. The ship ran into very bad weather and Paul announced, “Men, I can see that our voyage is going to be disastrous and bring great loss to ship and cargo, and to our own lives also” (vs. 10). As he reminded…

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Lighten Up: How Christians Sign Emails

Thanks Jared!