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When God says it’s over, you’ll believe

It kind of scares me to think that people just don’t want to believe there is a God. With all the proof that has been given us, you would think that man would believe in God. They are so hung up on the evil of the world that their mind is blinded.There will always be trouble in the world because there is a devil that is working hard to get all that he can to go to hell with him. He hates me so much that he is working in so many ways to get me to follow him. I have read the bo...

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UU Fellowship of Yellow Springs program

YELLOW SPRINGS — Service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will be “Life, Death and the ‘Great Beyond,” presented by Rev. Martha Kline 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.She will share personal ideas about what makes for a good life and a good death, as well as thoughts on what happens after death, if anything. Some topics to be covered: What are some of the world religions’ beliefs about life after death? Is there any connection between...

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Car show coming Saturday

XENIA — The Xenia Car Club and Xenia Grace Chapel will be holding their 12th Annual Charity Car Show 10 a.m. Sept. 27 at Xenia Grace Chapel, 100 Grace Drive.The show is to benefit Xenia Car Club’s Oil Change Ministry that provides free oil changes and minor repairs to single parents, elderly and those who have financial needs in the Xenia community. Last year’s car show displayed a variety of vehicles – cars, trucks and motorcycles that were entered in one o...

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Middle Run Baptist celebrates 192nd anniversary

XENIA — Middle Run Baptist Church, 1000 East Church St., is the oldest Black Baptist Church in the State of Ohio and is in preparation for their 192nd Church Anniversary.The theme for the celebration is “We’re Determined to Run This Race.” Pre-Anniversary activities include a Homecoming Gospel Workshop that will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Oct. 3. Former church choir members and churches throughout the community are invited to participat...

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Experts discuss religious freedom at Cedarville summit

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University, in partnership with the Chuck Colson Center for Religious Worldview, will host a two-day Religious Freedom Summit Oct. 9-10 in the Dixon Ministry Center. National experts will discuss the assault on religious freedom as well as ways of preserving religious freedom.The headlining speaker is Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby. The arts and crafts retailer made national news this year when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the company’s...

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Heart alignment

“Then the word of the Lord came to me: ‘This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: “Like these good figs, I regard as good the exiles from Judah, whom I sent away from this place to the land of the Babylonians. My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them. I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will b...

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Inspirational Message

As we rode with the park ranger through the thick trees on the narrow trail down to the riverbank, I could not help but imagine what my fifth generation ancestors were thinking and doing in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s right where my father and I were standing.Samuel Northington, his wife of 21 years having died from giving birth to their 8th child, decided to move his family in 1771 from Virginia to North Carolina to open a mercantile store and begin a ferry busine...

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will hold a service 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 will be “Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.”Allan Spetter, Wright State University Professor of History Emeritus, will informally discuss the Jewish High Holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur using stories from his Jewish upbringing and his relationship to both these important Jewish religious observances.

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Concert prayer for the lost

BEAVERCREEK — The 15th Annual Concert of Prayer for the Lost will feature the Miami Valley Community Choir 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at Beavercreek Nazarene, 1850 N. Fairfield Road. The concert is free. Join others for aspecial celebration and prayer. For more information call 937-220-9488 or visit www.ConcertOfPrayer.net or www.soulwinnersfor jesuschrist.org.

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IHN elects local pastor as new president

XENIA — The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greene County elected Pastor Bill Mallernee as its next President of the Board of Trustees at its May meeting. IHN runs the Schneider House of Hope, a homeless shelter serving Greene County residents.Pastor Bill and his wife Pat are residents of Xenia, and hope to help make a powerful impact in the area. Mallernee, an ordained minister in The Church of God of Anderson, Ind., is excited to lead the group as it moves forward.

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Are you on the highway to heaven?

There are two roads we can take our choice to travel: one is the highway to heaven with Jesus, or the road that leads to destruction and death.Satan is trying to get as many as he can get to go to the place called hell. It was created by God for the devil and all the angels that followed Satan, when he rebelled against God. In the beginning, God created everything good, and this is the second time that the world went mad. The first time God had a flood come and wiped out evil and n...

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Warned again and again

“The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.” (2 Chronicles 36:15-16)There is no arguing that God is more than fair with His people. He makes His Word known over and over again through His pro...

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Murder in the hen house

The verse of the day is 1 Peter 5:8. “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (NIV)There was murder in the hen house this week. Monday evening started out like any other evening. The hens had made their way into the coop and found their roosts as usual. After putting our German Shepherd in the big barn and checking on the goats, Dad perused the chicken run. All seemed peaceful and quiet....

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Inspirational Message

Think back earlier today or even in the past few days. Did you visit with a friend or drive down the road and see something that caught your eye? Did you begin to think more and more about it? After tossing it around in your mind, did you begin to desire it so much that it almost consumed every waking moment? If you did, you may have entered into the realm of a biblical word we do not hear much about in the Church today – covetousness.The Evangelical Dictionary of Theology de...

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Evangelist to teach seminar

HARVEYSBURG, Oh — Evangelist Len Turner will lead a biblical seminar “Faith Unlocks the Door” at Friendship Baptist Church in Harveysburg Sept. 21-24.Turner, lead pastor of Len Turner Ministries, Inc., will appear 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday; 12-1 p.m. Monday-Wednesday for free lunch sessions and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.A love offering will be taken each evening.

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How do you see yourself

Most of us remember “The Fonz” of the popular sitcom Happy Days. Whenever he would go by a mirror, he would pull out his comb and then put it away since his hair was perfect as usual.In the Bible there is an account of a man named Gideon who had a problem with how he saw himself. He was in hiding as he prepared the wheat he had harvested because he lived in fear of the Midianites.The Bible says in Judges 6:12 that the Lord appeared to him at that moment and r...

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Community worship event

XENIA — A community worship gathering will be held 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at Shawnee Park. Faith Community and United AME churches will host this event. There will be lots of music and Dr. Fitchue, President of Payne Theological Seminary, will bring a special message.Golf carts and other means will be available to provide help with any special transportation needs as needed. Following the meeting a light lunch will be provided free. For more information call 937-372-7601...

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