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Pressing for Higher Ground

Shortly after Herman Ostry purchased some property in Bruno, Nebraska; a nearby creek flooded his new barn with 29 inches of water.  Herman’s son, Mike, started to We need to always be moving to higher ground. In 2 Corinthians chapter 8, The Apostle Paul gives us a list of Five things that we need to abound in, to move to higher ground. A sermon from Irvington Bible Baptist Church.think about how they could resolve this problem.  he counted how many boards, timbers, nails, etc. and estimated the weight of the barn at 19,000 pounds (9.5 tons).  He figured that if everyone would pitch in (344 We need always to be moving to higher groundtownspeople) that each person would only need to lift 55 pounds each, to carry the barn to higher ground.

On  June 30, 1988, Mike designed a grid of steel tubing to serve as “Barn Handles”.  Herman counted 1..2..3..Lift!  The barn rose up off the ground with no trouble at all.  The 344 townspeople carried the 9-ton barn up hill 50 yards to higher ground.

We need always to be moving to higher ground

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The 4 C’s of Fellowship with God (Lesson #3)

The 4 C’s of Fellowship with God are as follows:

1. Conditions for Fellowship

2. Conduct for Fellowship

3. Characteristics of Fellowship

4. Consequences of Fellowship

Read 1 John 1:3-7

As we discussed in our previous Lessons The Conditions for Fellowship with God:

We have seen that having Fellowship with GOD is the only way to experience true Joy in our lives; Therefore fostering that Fellowship is of the up-most importance for the Christian.  In Lesson 2 we started to look at what the Conditions for Fellowship are.

  1. We must Conform to his Standard (Romans 12:1-2)

  2. We must Walk in the Light (1 John 1:7)

Next we will turn our focus to the final Condition for Fellowship with God that we will discuss in this series.  Confession of Sins.

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