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“How can I control sinful impulses?”
Impulse control is never easy. All of us struggle with overcoming sinful impulses. James says, “Each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed” (James 1:14). Part of the human condition is to feel impulses, and part of the Christian life is to control them.
Impulse control has been a struggle for us since the fall. Eve saw that the fruit was “desirable” (Genesis 3:6), and she chose to take it rather than control her impulse. Today, we still struggle. Often, impulses seem so strong as to overpower all scruples, commitments, and common sense. We feel that giving in is our only option. We have impulses to make frivolous purchases, to overeat, to have illicit sex, and to do many other things we know we shouldn’t. Full Story
Capturing Your Family Stories - There are so many parts to your family story. Your children need to know where you and your parents and grandparents grew up, what your childhood was like, interesting events you witnessed or participated in. They also need to know the spiritual stories-the ones about God's teachings, provisions, blessings, answers to prayers, and His saving grace. As believers, you and your family have a story, and it's invaluable.
Thomas accepted Christ and was baptized at Morning Star Baptist Church of Christ under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Dr. George Jacob Garnett. He was an active member of the church serving as Superintendent of the Sunday school, however it was under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Samuel Ray that he became a Deacon, a position he was most proud of. He belonged to other organizations including the Sanctuary Choir, Samuel Ray Revival Choir, and Men’s Chorus. In days past, Thomas sang on the Senior choir #2 where his tenor voice could be heard singing the solo to the anthems “Let Mount Zion Rejoice” and “Sanctus”.
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EVENT | Men’s Ministry Retreat
Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Our mission is to feed the spirit and body with a message of conviction, reminding men that every man is called to a life of honesty, purity and integrity. Learning to becoming the man God has called you to be.
Cost: Free will offering, Outdoor barbecue to follow
Sponsored by: Men’s Ministry
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