Tag: New Life Denton

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Jim Mann In the book of Judges, a young Samson sees and falls in love with a beautiful Philistine woman. As he tells his parents his intentions to marry her, they argue with him; he should marry a good Jewish girl! After all, wasn’t that God’s command in Exodus 34:15-16? Then the author makes this…

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Jim Mann “After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals (Judges 2:10–11).” This topic is interesting and comes up quite frequently these…

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Jim Mann A couple became more and more forgetful, so they began writing themselves notes to help remember. As the husband got up one day to go to the kitchen, his wife asked him to scoop a bowl of ice cream for her. “You may want to write it down,” she said. “Nonsense, I’ll remember.”…

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Jim Mann In Exodus 1-2 we read the story of the birth of Moses. He happened to be born at a time when the Pharaoh was worried that the Hebrew slaves were growing too numerous. He ordered that Hebrew boys during this time be killed. Two Hebrew midwives, Shiphrah and Puah, defied the king’s orders.…

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Jim Mann “Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains”. (James 5:7) If you’ve ever been to New Life Church’s beautiful 40-acre north Denton campus, you know that we have a…

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Jim Mann Paul Harvey once told the story of The Man and the Birds (type it into your search browser and you can listen). He tells the story, as only he can, about a man who skipped the Christmas Eve service with his family and stayed home. A snowstorm came and a flock of birds…

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Jim Mann My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry… (James 1:19). There’s a new phenomenon in our country. It’s called “jumping to conclusions”. Okay, maybe it’s not new, but it’s more widespread than ever. In an inter-connected society like ours where…

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Jim Mann “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy…” (1 Corinthians 13:4). The Apostle Paul’s famous definition of love seems to be to be pretty straight forward: love is patient and kind. But what does he mean that love is not envious? He means that when we love, we put others first.…

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Jim Mann A longtime church member and friend passed away last year. In his last days on this earth, as he was released from the hospital to go back to his room at the assisted living facility, he kept telling his nurses he was “going home”. They would kindly correct him that, no, he was…

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  Jim Mann “As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. ‘Follow me,’ he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.” (Matthew 9:9, NIV) A little boy goes to the grocery store and asks the clerk for a box of detergent: “I need…