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At Love's Command by Karen Witemeyer

Ex-cavalry officer Matthew Hanger leads a band of mercenaries who defend the innocent, but when a rustler's bullet leaves one of them at death’s door, they seek out help from Dr. Josephine Burkett. When Josephine's brother is abducted and she is caught in the crossfire, Matthew may have to sacrifice everything—even his team—to save her.

Homiletics - Mark 5

Content ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line ): 1.They across lake Gerasenes; J impure spirit meet; tombs no bind chain(5:1-3) 2.tore chains no1 strong subdue;night/day cry out cut self;saw J ran knees(4-6) 2.shouted what want Son of MHG;J:come out spirit;what name, Legion many(7-9) 3.begged send out area;pigs feeding nearby;send us pigs;gave permis,spirits pigs,drowned(10-13) 4.those tending pigs reported;came J, saw man, afraid(14-15) 5.told ppl what happened;ppl plead J leave;man begged go with(16-18) 6.J:go home, tell;man tell, ppl amazed(19-20)   7.J crossed lake, large crowd;synagogue leader Jairus came;pleaded dtr dying(21-23) 8.J went crowd followed;wm bleeding 12 years;suffered, spent all, worse(24-26) 9.she behind touched cloak; thought touch, healed;immed bleeding stopped,freed(27-29) 10.J realized, who touched;disc:how you ask;J kept looking(30-32) 11.woman,trembling,told truth;dtr, faith healed you(33-34) 12.ppl from

Homiletics - Mark 4

Content ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line ): 1.J teach lake, crowd lg, boat;taught parables;farmer sow seed; scattering path birds ate(4:1-4) 2.rocky places soil shallow; sun plants scorched withered no root; seed among thorns choked(5-7) 3.J:whoever ears hear(8)   4.Twelve & others asked;secret koG given you;they perceiving , undstdg (9-12) 5.don’t you undstd? Farmer sows word;seed path=Satan takes word,fall away(13-15) 6.rocky places,trouble persecution fall away; thorns, worries deceitfulness choke(16-19) 7.good soil, hear accept produce crop;lamp under bowl, bed, on stand; what hidden be disclosed(20-22) 8.anyone ears hear;measure use measure to you;who has given more,hasn’t taken away(23-25) 9.koG like man scatters seed; seed sprouts grows; soil produces grain;grain ripe harvest come(26-29) 10.what say koG like?mustard seed smallest;grows largest plants; similar parables J spoke(30-33)   11.alone w/disc explained;evening

The Heart of a Hero by Susan May Warren

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Susan May Warren and her publisher for sending me a copy of "The Heart of a Hero" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me. Susan May Warren’s latest novel, “The Heart of a Hero” is an action-packed read perfect for a long summer weekend!   Aria Sinclair is caught smack-dab in the middle of a category 4 hurricane in Florida.   Jake Silver can’t get Aria out of his head and, hearing of her predicament, rushes down there in an attempt to rescue her…again. This novel starts off at a run and doesn’t let up until the last page is turned!   I have not read “The Way of the Brave,” yet, which is the first offering in this Global Search and Rescue Series.   But even though Jake and Aria’s relationship began in that novel, this book reads really well on its own.   In fact, it makes me want to read the first bo

Homiletics Genesis 25-28

  Content ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line ): 1.A wife Keturah;sons;A left everything Isaac;gifts2sons sent east;A 175y;died;Is/Ish buried w/S(25:1-10) 2.G bless Is;acct Ish ;sons;12 tribal rulers;Ish 137y died;lived hostility tribes related(11-18) 3.acct Is;40y Rebekah;prayed,Reb preg;babies jostled,she inquired;L:2nations womb;twin boys(19-24) 4.1 st red Esau;heel Jacob,Is 60y;Esau hunter Jacob home;Is lv E,Reb lv Jac;Jac cooking E famished(25-29) have stew;sell birthright;what good is brithright;swear,swore;E despised birthright(30-34)   6.famine Is2Phil Gerar;L:not go Egypt;stay,I bless,gv lands;bec A obeyed;Is stayed Gerar(26:1-6) 7.wife=sister afraid kill;king saw Is caressing;she wife;what you done;any1 harm man/wife,death(7-11) 8.Is crops L blessed;rich;flocks,herd,svts;wells Phil fill earth;Abim:move;Is moved;reopen wells(12-18) 9.svts dug well;herders quarreled;dug another, quarreled;moved, dug another, quarrel; Beershe

Homiletics - Mark 3

Content ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line ): 1.J synagogue shrivld hand;some lookg reason accuse,watched closely;J2man:stand(3:1-3) 2.J2them:which lawful do good/evil? silent;anger,distressed,2man:stretch out,restored(4-5) 3.Phar plot Herodians kill J(6)   4.J w/d disc lake,crowd followd;many came;J told disc boat ready;those w/diseases pushing(7-10) 5.impure spirits:SoG;strict orders not tell(11-12) 6.J mountainside called those He wanted;appointed 12 be w/Him, preach;drive out demons(13-15) 7.Simon (Peter);James, John (sons of thunder);Andrew, Philip, Bartholemew, Thomas(16-18a) 8.James son of Alphaeus, Thaddeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas(18b-19)   9.J house crowd gathered;fam heard:He out of mind;teachers of law:he is possessed(20-22) 10.J:how Satan drive out Satan? Kingdom divided stand ;house divided stand ;Satan divided stand (23-26) 11.no1 enter strong man’s house w/o tying up(27) 12.ppl can forgivn all sins;whoever blasphe

Homiletics Genesis 22-24

  Content ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line ): 1.later G test A;tk Isaac Moriah sacrifice;next am A set out;3 rd day A saw place;svts stay I/boy go(22:1-5) 2.A wood I knife;I:where lamb;A:G provide;A altar wood bound I;knife2slay;angel:A!A!;u fear G(6-12) 3.ram sacrificed;The Lord Will Provide;angel called 2 nd time;bec u withheld son;I bless u/desc(13-17) 4.all nations blessed;A2Beersheba stayed;Milkah borne sons Nahor;Uz,Buz,Kemuel(fr Aram)(18-21) 5.Kesed,Hazo,Pildash,Jidlaph,Bethuel;Bethuel fr Rebekah;conc sons:Tebah,Gaham,Tahash,Maakah(22-24)   6.Sarah 127yo;died Kiriath Arba(Hebron);A2Hittites:sell burial site;Hittites:bury choicest tombs(23:1-6) 7.A bow b4 Hitt;intercede Ephron son Zohar;sell cave Machpelah;Ephron:no,I give;A bowed;I pay(7-13) 8.E:worth400sheck bury;A weigh price;Ephron’s field deeded;A buried S cave;deeded burial site(14-20)   9.A old blessed;servant hand thigh;swear not get wife son Canaanites;go my ctry;no

Homiletics - Mark 2

Content ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line ): 1.J Capernaum ppl heard,gathered,He preached;paralyzed man carried by 4;roof lowered mat(1-4) 2.J2paralyze man:sins forgiven;teachers of law thinking:He blaspheming,forgive sins G alone(5-7) 3.immed J knew:y thinking these;easier say sins forgivn,get up walk;SoM authority;get up go(8-11) up,tk mat,walked out,amazed everyone,they praised G(12)   5.J beside lake,lg crowd,began teach;walked Levi tax coll booth “follow”,Levi followed(13-14) 6.J dinner Levi’s tax coll,sinners,disciples;Phar:y eating w/tax coll/sinners;J:not healthy need dr(15-17)   7.ppl:how John’s disc/Phar fast,urs not;J:how guests bgroom fast He w/them;when tkn,they fast(18-20) 8. sew unshrunk cloth old garment;new pc tear worse; pour new wine old skins,burst(21-22) 9.Sabb grainfields disc pick;Phar:unlawful;J:David companions hungry;ate consec bread(23-26) 10.J:Sabb for man;SoM L Sabb(27-28) 11. 12. 13. 14.