The FBEer


01
Jan 1970

Well, every story has a beginning. The beginning of this story just happens to be THE BEGINNING. When you walked in the door at Haven you were immediately met by images of breathtaking landscapes projected on the wall – windy arctic snows below whispy cloudy skies; orange-tinted African plains full of giant felines on the prowl; a flock of a thousand white birds soaring over sunset tinted wetlands; tropic waterfalls hundreds of feet high – Some of you created objects out of clay… you took a hunk of goo and turned it......

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01
Jan 1970

Hey FBE-ers! Was last Sunday’s message difficult for you?  It was for me.  It is hard to die to self and live for others – even if they are nice.  But how far do we die for others? “I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh…” Rom. 9:3.  Paul’s death to self seemed to have no bounds… but I think it did. Paul’s heartbeat was “gospel.” He remembered his Lord’s story – the story of......

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01
Jan 1970

Hey FBE-ers!!! I heard a comedian one day say that his favorite verse in the Bible was, “And it came to pass…” That was funny because everyone knew that in the Bible, “And it came to pass…” simply meant, “And this is what happened next:…”.   The comedian went on to say that it is a good thing to remember that whatever we are going through, indeed this entire earthly existence, did not “come to stay.” “No indeed,” he said, “It came to pass.” That is witty.  And destructive. Yesterday we discussed......

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01
Jan 1970

Hey FBE-ers!!! Did you know that the original fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk – or at least the reportedly first printing of the story, did not contain “magic beans”? Actually, it contained a fairy.  You see, Jack didn’t happen upon some magic beans when he went to sell his cow.  His murdered father’s failed “protector fairy” inspired Jack to trade the cow for some colorful beans that the fairy then empowered to grow into a beanstalk-ladder to the giant’s land.  Jack was sent to the giant’s land by the fairy, because......

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01
Jan 1970

Interpretation of these beatitudes largely reflect the work of Mark D. Rotramel in his doctoral work, “Enhancing Transformational Leadership of Deacons Through A Spiritual Formation Model Using the Beatitudes in a Series of Lectio Divina Prayer Experiences.” Matthew 5:5 Blessed are those who surrender in God’s strength,for every victory is theirs. “those who surrender in God’s strength”  “the meek”   Those who have passed through utter spiritual poverty, only to find the King reigning in their lives – Who have sincerely mourned over the state of their own hearts and the fallen world, only......

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