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Super Moon as viewed from Jefferson City, MT. June 22, 2013.

Super Moon as viewed from Jefferson City, MT. June 22, 2013.

Tonight was a Super Moon, the largest moon of the year.  My daughter Katie and I had some fun with the telescope and took some pictures of it.  Here is one of them.  The heavens declare His glory! -John

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He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. (Matthew 28:6)

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. (Matthew 28:6)

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. (Matthew 28:6)

Do YOU believe it?  Do YOU believe what God says? The Bible foretold of our Saviour Jesus way back in Genesis 3:15.

Do YOU believe it… Just as He said?  There is a sad, growing trend, to dismiss Genesis as fact, even in many our our Bible preaching churches.  We have decided to believe fallible man’s opinion rather than infallible God’s Word.  If you don’t believe what He said about our Saviour in Genesis, why would you believe it in Matthew?

So, do YOU believe it?  Just as He said?  He is not here; He has risen!

Happy Resurrection Day.  It happened JUST AS HE SAID, starting from Genesis.

– John

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Two of my favorite media outlets… “Your Network Of Praise” (YNOP) and “Answers In Genesis” (AiG). I support and listen to our local transmitter from YNOP everyday, and I read the blog from AiG every day, along with reading their materials, watching their videos, and listening to their podcasts.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the picture of YNOP’s General Manager, Roger Roger Lonnquist, on Ken Ham’s AiG Blog.  Yes, those two ministries definitely go together.

– John

AiG VP of Media Dale Mason with Roger Lonnquist. He leads “Your Network of Praise,” a network of about 40 radio outlets in the northwest U.S. His entire network carries our Answers … with Ken Ham daily radio program. Roger loves God’s Word and our message of biblical inerrancy!

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I’m getting excited about this film. Courageous is being made by a church in Albany, Georgia.  This will be their fourth movie, the latest being Fireproof.  Our family loves and has each of their previous movies.  Check out Courageous’ web site HERE, and find their older films HERE.  These are GREAT FAMILY MOVIES!

– John

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We spent Easter at home this year. Easter is always a good time of the year, as we remember what Jesus did for us.  If you don’t know what Jesus did for us, here it is in a nut shell.

  • God created man in a prefect world
  • The first man and women rebelled against God and brought sin into the world.  All have sinned and rebelled ever since.
  • The penalty for sin is death – physical and spiritual – eternal separation from God
  • God loves us so much, that He doesn’t want to be separated from us, though no sin can be in his presence
  • God took it upon Himself to come to save us from what we are powerless to do.
  • He was born a man – a sinless man.  He was killed for our sin, and suffered the consequence of our sin
  • It didn’t end there,  He also overcame death and rose to new life, so those that believe in Him will also be raised to life after we die.

We will all be resurrected when He comes again.  Those who put there trust in Him will be raised to eternal life, those who continue to rebel against Him will be raised to eternal damnation.

He doesn’t desire that ANY should perish.  He loves us so much, He wants us all to choose Him and Life.

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What will you choose?

Please, don’t take my word for it, read it your self in the Bible, from the beginning to the end, and …. BELIEVE!

Click on the picture to see a slide show of us coloring eggs and having a good time.

The youth of our church did a small “human video”.  Click play and watch the video.

– John

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Our church had the Montana Mens’ Encounter in late February. Reggie Dabbs was our main speaker.  Reggie has a powerful ministry to youth and the testimony of what God has done in his life is awesome!  He also plays a mean saxophone.  I took a short video, and here it is…

– John

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It is amazing! Performers can come out at half time and disrobe, and there is hardly a whisper heard about it. Talk about a mothers love for her son (before and after he is born), and all hell breaks loose… literally. Hell does not like messages of hope and life, and it is showing in the media, in the feminists, and the liberal left. All these people who are crying out against it have not even seen it yet!  We have to remember though, that they are not the enemy. For our war is not against flesh and blood, and these poor souls are confused and deceived. Lord, open their eyes to see The Truth, and The Truth will set them free!

All the controversy is around a commercial by Focus On The Family.  Some information from Focus is below.  The actual commercial won’t be available until it airs during the Super Bowl.  A handful of private individuals put up the money for the ad, and Focus’ general fund was not tapped.  God bless you Focus, and God bless America!

– John

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Focus Action Update™
Feb. 5, 2010

Watch Turn Signal Online Video This week: The whole country is talking about the sanctity of life, thanks to an upcoming Super Bowl ad featuring star quarterback Tim Tebow and his mom.

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Dear Friend,

By now you’ve likely heard about what’s been called the most controversial ad to appear in the Super Bowl in many years–a Focus on the Family® spot featuring Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother, sharing a message of “celebrate family, celebrate life.”

For the past two weeks, major television networks, news outlets and even Saturday Night Live have jumped into the dialogue. We’ve been accused by a few organizations of being anti-woman, intolerant, divisive, and spewing hate. But what’s most amazing about these charges is that they’re based entirely on conjecture–none of our critics has yet seen the ad! (Beginning on Sunday, after the game, you can access the ad on FocusOnTheFamily.com.)

In responding to these charges, Focus President Jim Daly has had the chance to share the true message of this ad in interview after national interview–and the sheer volume of coverage for our message of celebrating family and life has been worth far more than the cost of the ad itself.

Besides that, the media, in covering the controversy, has conveyed many more details about the difficulties surrounding Tim’s birth than we’ve been able to put in one 30-second ad. From the beginning, our goal has been to stimulate a discussion about the beauty of life and a mother’s determination to bear that life. Wow, is that conversation ever happening.

This week’s Focus Action Update online video discusses the Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad. We’ll tell you what inspired the ad–and how God miraculously provided the resources to produce and air it. Go here for our special report on the Super Bowl ad.

A “win-win” already!
The Super Bowl is the single biggest TV attraction of the year. What better way to reach what many estimate could be 100 million people with a life and family-affirming message? People seeking help with their marriages or children will see a message of hope during one of the biggest family gatherings of the year.

Please join us in prayer this Sunday during the Super Bowl that those people who need help with their families will contact Focus via our toll-free phone number, (800) A-FAMILY (232-6459) or visit FocusOnTheFamily.com. I also hope you’ll forward this message on to your friends so that they’ll know to watch for the ad and know why we aired it.

For faith and family,
Tom Minnery
Tom Minnery
Senior Vice President, Government & Public Policy

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On November 28, there was a party helping Missionary Mary Ballenger celebrate her 70th birthday. Mary is a Missionary to Africa and is the Academic Dean at the West Africa Advanced School of Theology (WAAST).  It was a very nice time giving honor to this fine servant of God who has dedicated most of her life in His service.  Click HERE for more information on WAAST.  We love you Mary!

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Sherwood Pictures announced their next movie this evening.  “Courageous” will be the fourth film that Sherwood Church has made.  The previous three films were Flywheel, Facing The Giants, and Fireproof.  Each of Sherwood’s movies has a solid Biblical message that is relevant to today’s culture, and the professional quality of each successive film gets better and better.  Our family can hardly wait for their next movie, “Courageous.”

– John

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fruitI travel around the beautiful state of Montana for on my job. I enjoy taking pictures of beautiful or unusual things along the way.  At one of my stops, there were quite a few bushes around covered with small ripe plumbs.

I spotted this one off in an area by itself.  When I saw this little bush, I though it had a very spiritual concept behind it.

Its job is to bear fruit.  Not to look pretty, or hang around other bushes that are bearing fruit, but to do what it was created to do… Bear Fruit!

In our walk with the Lord, do we bear fruit?  Is it our life purpose to bear fruit for the kingdom?  Or, do we like to look pretty, hang around those that also look pretty… even in church?!

15“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

Matthew 7:15-20 (NIV)

What kind of fruit are we producing?  Do we live our lives like the false prophets, full of show, but inwardly dead? Or are we bearing good fruit for the kindom?  Are we the real thing? Or when it is all over, will be be thrown into the fire?

– John

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