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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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For many years, I took for granted that we would always have freedom in the USA. It may be my age, or it could be that I finally realized through study and awareness that national freedom can be fretted away. Great men like Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and Fredrick Douglas remind us that "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."
I am aware that God can work in any country regardless if the citizens are free or enslaved. Paul may have done his greatest work writing the Epistles in the Roman prison, and John Bunyan during his twelve-year jail term wrote one of the great Christian books, Pilgrim’s Progress.
I believe that God wants His people to be spiritually free and also experience freedom as humans. God listens to those in bondage, and some of the greatest miracles were observed as God delivered His people from Egyptian bondage. Israel still observes this deliverance known as ‘Passover.’
Deliverance was seen in our country as people sought relief from excessive taxation, and the result was the greatest freedom ever known by citizens of a country. Around 200,000 patriots, which were ten percent of the population, fought to secure independence. In July, we will have celebrated Independence 238 years. That date signifies that the Continental Congress approved the final recording of the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776. But this was not the end of important documents.
The Bill of Rights became part of the Constitution in 1791. These ten rights have given us immeasurable amounts of freedom. Some of these are the Freedom of Religion, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Petition, The Right to Bear Arms, The Right to Equal Justice, and The Right to Own Private Property.
I for one enjoy living in the land of deliverance instead of a land of bondage. Let’s not take our spiritual or national freedoms for granted.
Happy Fourth of July!
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Bivocational Ministries Conference

Bivocational Ministries Conference

Theme: Men of Prayer and the Word
July 11-12, 2014
Caraway Conference Center
Asheboro, NC

A Conference for all Smaller Church Ministers and Spouses

Cost: $50 per person before May 1st. $60 per person after deadline.
Deadline: Wednesday, July 3, 2014

Register here or download the form below and mail to:
Abby Edwards, 205 Convention Drive, NC 27511



Claude King

Discipleship & Church Health Specialist, LifeWay Christian Resources

Claude V. King serves as Discipleship & Church Health Specialist at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is author or coauthor of numerous books and discipleship courses including Experiencing God, Fresh Encounter, The Mind of Christ, The Call to Follow Christ, Growing Disciples: Pray in Faith, Come to the Lord’s Table, Concentric Circles of Concern, and others. Claude serves as President of the Board of Directors for Final Command Ministries. He is a graduate of Belmont College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Reta live in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.



Caleb's Crossing

Praise and Worship

Caleb’s Crossing is made up of Matt Lineback who sings and plays rhythm guitar, Todd Chrisco who sings and plays piano, lead and rhythm guitar and Jonathan Jessup who completes the trio of singers. Each of these young men are extremely gifted and talented with both vocals and instruments. They are all actively involved in ministry through their local churches and shares a powerful testimony of God’s grace through their ministry of music and worship.




Friday, July 11, 2014

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Registration
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. SESSION 1 – Tony Medlin Welcome Tony Medlin
Praise and Worship Caleb’s Crossing
2:25 p.m. Devotional - TBD
2:40 p.m. Praise and Worship Caleb’s Crossing
2:50 p.m. Men of Prayer and the Word: Experiencing Intimacy with God in Prayer-Claude King
4:00 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. Men of Prayers and the Word: Discerning God's Will Through Prayer -

Claude King
5:30 p.m. DINNER
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. SESSION 2 – David Willis
Praise and Worship Caleb’s Crossing
6:40 p.m. Business Session Tony Medlin
7:00 p.m. Prayer Time - TBD
7:25 p.m. Inspirational Concert - Caleb’s Crossing
8:00 p.m. Closing Prayer
Fellowship Time - Refreshments by TBD

Saturday, July 12, 2014

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. SESSION 3 – Gary Henderson
Praise and Worship - Caleb’s Crossing
8:35 a.m. Men of Prayer and the Word: Doers of God's Word and Not Hearers Only-Claude King
10:00 a.m. Break/Check Out
10:30 – 12:00 a.m. SESSION 4 – Randy Shuler
10:30 a.m. Special Music – Caleb’s Crossing
10:40 a.m. Men of Prayer and the Word: The Bivocational Strategy - Mobilizing the Whole Body of Christ - Claude King
11:55 a.m. Praise and Worship - Caleb’s Crossing
12:00 p.m. Wrap Up and Closing Prayer


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