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“WHEN GOD CHANGES DIRECTIONS” (Nehemiah 1-2)

“WHEN GOD CHANGES DIRECTIONS” (Nehemiah 1-2)
FOUNDATION FUND INTRODUCTION August 19, 2018 10:30 AM
Rev. Jeremy B. Stopford, Pastor

TODAY’S “SPECIAL”: “The Sin”
Two elderly, excited Southern women were sitting together in the front pew of a church listening to a fiery preacher.
When this preacher condemned the sin of stealing, these two ladies cried out at the tops of their lungs, “AMEN, BROTHER!”
When the preacher condemned the sin of lust, they yelled again, “PREACH IT, REVEREND!”
And when the preacher condemned the sin of lying, they jumped to their feet and screamed, “RIGHT ON, BROTHER! TELL IT LIKE IT IS… AMEN!”
But when the preacher condemned the sin of gossip, the two got very quiet.
One turned to the other and said, “He’s quit preaching and now he’s meddlin’.”

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“ANOTHER TIME” (Mark 3:1, 20-30)

“ANOTHER TIME” Mark 3:1, 20-30
July 22, 2018 10:30 AM
Rev. Jeremy B. Stopford, Pastor

TODAY’S “SPECIAL”: EVANGELIZING BARBER
There was a barber who paid close attention at his church whenever the topic of evangelism was discussed. He thought he should be doing more to share his faith with his customers.
One morning the barber told the Lord in prayer, “Today I’m going to witness to the first customer who walks through my door.”
A man came in as the barber opened his shop and said, “I need a shave.”
The barber said, “Yes sir! Just have a seat and I’ll be right with you.” Then he went in the back and prayed a quick prayer saying, “Lord, the first customer just came in and I’m going to witness to him. Give me the wisdom to know just the right thing to say. Amen.”
Then the barber came out with his straight razor in one hand and a Bible in the other and told his customer, “I have a question for you: Are you ready to meet your Maker?”

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“HAVE YOU HAD A ‘SON OF MAN’ SANDWICH YET?” (Mark 2)

“HAVE YOU HAD A ‘SON OF MAN’ SANDWICH YET?”
Mark 2 July 15, 2018 10:30 AM
Rev. Jeremy B. Stopford, Pastor

TODAY’S “SPECIAL”: “A Trick Funny”
“What’s your father’s occupation?” asked the school secretary on the first day of the new academic year.
“He’s a magician, ma’am” said Little Johnny.
“How interesting. What’s his favorite trick?”
“He saws people in half.”
“Wow! Now, next question. Any brothers or sisters?”
“One half brother and two half sisters.”

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“START SPREADING THE NEWS” (Mark 1:40-45)

“START SPREADING THE NEWS” (Mark 1:40-45)
July 8, 2018 10:30 AM
Rev. Jeremy B. Stopford, Pastor

TODAY’S “SPECIAL”: “Quick Thinking”
A son challenged his boastful father to a game of golf. The son was determined to beat his father in golf for the first time.
On the very first swing, the father got a hole in one.
“Okay, nice shot dad,” said the son, thinking quickly on his feet.
“Now I will take my practice shot and then we will start.”

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“ON YOUR MARK!” (An Introduction)

“ON YOUR MARK!” (AN INTRODUCTION)
July 1, 2018 10:30 AM Rev. Jeremy B. Stopford, Pastor

TODAY’S “SPECIAL”: MARRIAGE LESSONS (in honor of all our “first week in July” married couples – including us!)
During the 50th wedding anniversary celebration, the husband was asked to give a brief account of the benefits achieved from being married for so long.
He stood up, thought for a long moment, then said, “Well, I’ve learned that marriage is the best teacher of all. It teaches you loyalty, meekness, forbearance, self-restraint, forgiveness, and….” he paused.
“And?” someone cried out from the back of the room.
“… and a great many other qualities you wouldn’t have needed if you’d stayed single.”

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