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Emulate Christ…not other Christians

 

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We have all looked up to “good” men at some point in our lives.  We learn very quickly that great is their fall.  If we are not careful we fall into that trap time and time again.  People’s hearts are “desperately wicked”  the Bible says, “Who can know them”.  Christians are simply saved sinners, our righteousness is filthy rags, we still mess up.  Thank God for His measureless grace and forgiveness, I know I sure need it!  What I am trying to get at here is…We should look to Jesus Christ to emulate, not fallen man.

In a piece called The Acceptable Sacrifice, John Bunyan delivers several warnings on living the Christian life. Here is one of those warnings:

Take heed of evil examples among the godly; learn of no man to do that which the word of God forbids. Sometimes Satan makes use of a good man’s bad ways, to spoil and harden the heart of them that come after. Peter’s false doing had like to have spoiled Barnabas, yea, and several others more. Wherefore take heed of men, of good men’s ways, and measure both theirs and thine own by no other rule but the holy Word of God (Gal 2:11–13).

Look at yourself…

  • what have you allowed “of the World” to slip into your life.
  • what sins do you allow because they seem to be accepted by the majority.
  • what have you accepted into your family values simply because it is okay for other Christian families.
  • what have you let happen within the walls of your church that you know is contrary to the Bible.

People are often wrong, even when they have good intentions.Stop trying to figure things out on your own, stop following other people, get in the Bible, seek the Lord God…and have real answers instead of opinions! :)

The Bible comes from God. God is the Ultimate Authority.
Therefore, the Bible is our final authority.
This means that in a world of competing truth claims,
for the Christian the Bible is the “Supreme Court.”
We study and learn from history, tradition, and human wisdom,
but in the end the Bible speaks with divine authority.

 

With Jesus Christ as our example and the Bible as our guide…watch out world here we come!!!

 

Lt. Governor Mark Darr at MCRC Meeting

Our Committie was pleased to have guest speaker Lt. Gov. Mark Darr at our meeting last Thursday.  He joined us at Dixie Pig at Blytheville and we were pleased to sit with him at dinner.  He is a fine Christian man, the likes of which we need more of in government.  He has a genuine love and compassion for the State of Arkansas and our Country, but an even greater one for his wife and children.  This makes him a good man in our book!

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From his website…

Mark Darr took office in January 2011 as the state’s 15th Lieutenant Governor. He is the youngest Republican to be elected to a statewide office in Arkansas.

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Darr is a strong advocate for government transparency and economic development. As a candidate, he ran on the promise of helping to put an end to wasteful spending by implementing an online checkbook. Senate Bill 221, the Arkansas Financial Transparency Act, was signed into law on March 14, 2011. Darr is a firm believer in utilizing Arkansas’ natural energy resources, through natural gas and lignite exploration. He will continue to promote and encourage the study of the 4.5 billion tons of lignite which has been identified in the southern region of the state in hopes that it will bring more jobs and economic prosperity.
Darr has started businesses in both Central and Northwest Arkansas. He was born in Fort Smith (Sebastian County), in 1973, and is the youngest of four children. His father, the late Johnnie Darr, was a Southern Baptist minister who taught his children at an early age the value of faith, family and principle.

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The Lieutenant Governor grew up in Mansfield where he attended public schools. Darr attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia where he received his bachelor’s degree. A gifted vocalist, he has traveled the state performing for different groups.

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Darr was selected to serve on the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association (NLGA) Executive Committee as well as the NLGA’s Policy Resolutions Committee. He was also chosen by NLGA to represent Arkansas at the 110th China Import and Export Fair. Darr was inducted into the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2011 and Arkansas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2012 in Little Rock. He and his wife Kim, an educator, and their two children reside in Springdale. He and Kim are members of Cross Church in Springdale. Darr is a licensed insurance agent.

We look forward to announcing and endorsing him for whatever position he chooses to run for this next term.  We ask that you be in prayer for his family as they have some very important decisions to make in the next few weeks!

 

God’s Law Author Comes To Tyler

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We were pleased to have a guest speaker Charles Fuqua at Tyler Baptist Church.  Charles Fuqua recently did a presentation for our local Republican Committee and we thoroughly enjoyed it.  He and Don spoke after the meeting and talked about him coming to our church.  That day came last Sunday and his presentations were really a hit with the congregation.  Eye opening to say the least, he gave a talk in the morning services about our money system in the United States and a biblical solution to our countries problems.  We were pleased to have Mr. Fuqua and his wife over to our house for lunch and a visit.  The kids always enjoy guests and really put on a show as usual!  For our evening services Mr. Fuqua did his presentation on Islam, titled “Why Muslims Hate America.”  We were all shocked about what little we actually knew about this demonic “religion” and what we could expect in America if we continued to keep our mouth shut. 

His presentations have definatley been the talk of the church and will continue to be as many read and discuss his book.  We highly reccomend anyone purchasing his book and scheduling him to come to your church or meeting.  Charles Fuqua described himself as  the watchman on the wall, and we greatly appreciate his service, sacrifice and dedication to our country.  His book, God’s Law, The Only Political Solution can be purchased for $19.95 (free Shipping) from his website

 

 

It’s A Good Day In Arkansas!

Photo: Thank you to the leadership of the Arkansas House and Arkansas Senate. SB134, Human Heartbeat Protection Act is now law.

Lincoln Day Dinner with Mike Huckabee

Don and I, accompanied by Lee and nursing baby Clara, attended Green County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday night.  The Key Note speaker was former Governor Mike Huckabee

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Also spreaking was Congressman Rick Crawford

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We had a real nice time, great speakers and great food and fellowship.  We also visited with Curtis Coleman who is running for Governor of Arkansas in the next election.  We have met with him on a few occasions, but we managed to get a quick picture this time.  Since we will probably be in Missouri by the time election gets here, we will unfortunately not be able to vote for him.  But we can still campaign!!!

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Lee did a great job and was very attentive!  He did begin playing with his food a little in the end.  Fortunatley this was after Mike Huckabee’s speech!  

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Clara was a good little girl too.  I have nursed a baby in a lot of weird places…but during a Mike Huckabee speech so far has been the coolest!

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Governor Huckabee had to leave before we got our picture with him due to the program starting back up.  We did get close enough to snap a picture of him though!

 

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“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” — 1 John 5:14-15 Listen to chapter Public Domain. Powered by BibleGateway.com.
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