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Memory Verse for August 22 to 28, 2016

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Memory Verse for August 29 to September 4, 2016

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Monday, June 6, 2016 - Proverbs 1

Welcome to the CrossWinds Spirit Lake campus summer Bible reading plan. Each weekday we study a chapter or two in the Bible plus I will provide a few paragraphs of notes to help you get more from your reading....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - Proverbs 2

Proverbs 2:1-4 tells us how to pursue God’s wisdom. Proverbs 2:5-22 shows us the benefits of having God’s wisdom....

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Genesis 29:31-30:24 - Desperate Housewives

After the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize gay marriage, Nathan Collier of Montana applied for a marriage license for his second wife. He noted Chief Justice John Roberts dissenting vote on the legalization of gay marriage which pointed out polygamous relationships can make the same argument for their legalization as homosexual relationships. Are polygamous marriages a...

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Genesis 29 - The Painful Path Of Maturity

General Hospital is the longest running American soap opera. It first aired in 1963. Its remained incredibly popular because it kept viewers on the edge of their seats with risqué dating relationships,marital infidelities and love triangles. Women looking for intrigue or relational mystery tuned in to follow the over-the-top relationships of the Quartermaines and the S...

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Stairway To Heaven

In 1971 Led Zeppelin released the song Stairway to Heaven. It rocked to success and is still ranked as one of the 500 greatest songs of all-time. VH1 considers it the third greatest song of all-time. Stairway to Heaven is a song about a constant search for meaning in a world of ambiguity. It is a message of no universal truth. Ironically, the Bible tells us there is a...

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Genesis 27 - Sin Never Pays

When a mom in Murray, Utah found her 4th-grade daughter bullying another girl about her clothes she came up with a particularly apt form of punishment. She decided to send her daughter to school in ugly outfits. After experiencing two days of her friends picking on her nerdy clothes, the mother knew she made her point. Sin has consequences. As we study Isaac's dysfunct...

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Genesis 25 - Good Ending, Tough Beginning

In 1771 the king of Sweden died of digestion problems after consuming a meal of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, smoked herring, champagne and 14 servings of his favorite dessert. He is the king remembered for a bad ending as he literally ate himself to death. In Genesis 25, we look at the final days of Abraham and how the memory of his death reminds us we can trust in God...

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Genesis 24 - Marriage

In 1970, 36 percent of Americans were single. Today 50.2 percent are single. People aren't getting married. it is easier to live together, sleep together and break up when things get difficult. Sex used to be reserved for marriage. Soon it became for those who were dating. Eventually it was for friends...

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