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My 5 for Friday (December 2, 2016)

How much attention do you give to prayer in your personal life and what prevents you? How well do you participate in prayer together with your church? What steps are you taking to strengthen your approach to prayer? Give thought to these questions…
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Episode 82: Beware of Economic Exploitation

Buying merchandise is not a sin, and selling merchandise isn’t either. But beware of economic exploitation. What is this and how is it a problem? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider what Revelation 18 has to say about this worldwide,…
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Beware of Economic Exploitation

Buying merchandise is not a sin, and selling merchandise isn't either. But beware of economic exploitation. Economic exploitation occurs when buying and selling somehow dominates your life. This bondage can happen to sellers and buyers alike. Economic…
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Episode 80: Counterproductive Compassion

If you had a special ability to know in advance how people will respond to your kindness, would this stop you from doing kind things for the people who will respond unfavorably? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider a special moment from…
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Counterproductive Compassion

Acts of kindness do not always produce favorable results. But true love disregards this fact and shows kindness anyway. Imagine that you have a special ability to know in advance how people will respond to your kindness. Would this stop…
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Episode 79: Thankful. But to Whom?

This time every year, we all feel the need to be thankful. (In Twitter speak, we feel #grateful and #blessed.) Thankful for freedom. Thankful for family. Thankful for employment. Thankful for home. Thankful for special opportunities. Thankful…
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Thankful. But to Whom?

This time every year, we all feel the need to be thankful. (In Twitter speak, we feel #grateful and #blessed.) Thankful for freedom. Thankful for family. Thankful for employment. Thankful for home. Thankful for special opportunities. Thankful…
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Episode 78: Are You a Picky Eater?

If you are a born again Christian, you should have a ravenous appetite for the Word of God. But sometimes the things God says are not easy to digest. So, how you respond to the Word of God? All of it? Even the difficult parts that are hard…
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Episode 77: Thoughts on Thanksgiving Day

What is the history behind Thanksgiving Day? Why is this a special day for born again Christians in the United States, who conscientiously live according to the Bible? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller for a quick response to these questions. …