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Author Archive for Sunny Slope – Page 2

What Is Hanukkah?

by R.C. Lupo

Hanukkah is a feast that was instituted by Judas Maccabaeus (not God) in the year 164 or 165 B.C., in commemoration of him purifying the Temple after it had been defiled by the Syrian, Antiochus Epiphanes. When Antiochus heard that the Jews had made great rejoicings because of a report of his death, he quickly left Egypt, returned to Jerusalem and took the city by storm. Of the inhabitants, in three days, he slew forty thousand Jews; forty thousand more, he sold for slaves to the neighboring nations. Not content with this, he sacrificed a great sow on the altar of burnt offerings, and broth being made by his command of some of the flesh, he sprinkled all over the Temple, including the Holy of Holies, intending to defile it completely.

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Upcoming Events for December 30, 2018

Tonight

Jonathan Estes will be our speaker for our evening service.

 

January 6

Ladies’ service project after evening singing service.

 

January 13

Fellowship meal after morning worship service.  Service at Parkview at 1:30pm.

 

January 20

Ladies’ service project after evening service.

 

February 3

Ladies’ service project after evening singing service.

The Fear of Ridicule

Owen B. Moseley

In Jeremiah 38:19 we read: “And Zedekiah the king said unto Jeremiah, I am afraid of the Jews that are fallen to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver me into their hand, and they mock me.  Of what are we afraid? Are we sometimes stymied, weakened, handcuffed, handicapped, paralyzed, or disabled by our fears? How do we view the following if they are directed toward us: mocking, ridicule, taunting, jeering, sneers, sarcasm? To what extent are our actions governed by our fears of such things? What keeps us from obeying the teachings and commands of God?

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Upcoming Events for December 23, 2018

January 6

Ladies’ service project after evening singing service.

 

January 13

Fellowship meal after morning worship service.  Service at Parkview at 1:30pm.

 

January 20

Ladies’ service project after evening service.

 

February 3

Ladies’ service project after evening singing service.

Two Brothers

by Anonymous

Two brothers worked together on the family farm. One was married and had a large family. The other was single. At the day’s end, the brothers shared everything equally, produce and profit.

Then one day, the single brother said to himself, “It’s not right that we should share equally the produce and the profit. I’m alone and my needs are simple.” So each night he took a sack of grain from his bin and crept across the field between their houses, dumping it into his brother’s bin.

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