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February 17 2011 By virtueonline DECEPTION AND ILLUSION - Genesis 3:1-5

St. Paul warns us that "Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." (2 Corinthians 11:14) Eve admits that "The serpent deceived me." Jesus calls him the "father of lies." (John 8:44) He always operates in disguise. Modern portrayals of evil in monstrous and diabolical forms are far removed from reality. The Tempter "hides behind a mask of harmless, indeed, pious benevolence. All temptations in life begin in sugared form. He presents himself as a representative of the good.

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February 09 2011 By virtueonline SPIRITUAL MATURITY

There is the tendency in church life to let people eat what they want, or not at all, and not get concerned about it. But what if their diet reflects poor choices that result in an unhealthy relationship with Christ? What responsibility does the pastor and teacher have to warn them of the consequences? You can't force people to take the nourishment they need in order to grow into spiritual maturity. You can't control what they do. No do I want to.

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January 30 2011 By virtueonline THE SEARCH FOR COMPLETENESS

We can surround ourselves with every good thing, every beautiful object, but we are never satisfied with things if we lack the warmth of another's love. We long for something more, we are dissatisfied with what we have, if we find ourselves alone.

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January 13 2011 By virtueonline BODY BUILDING - Ted Schroder

The Chapel Long Range Planning Committee recommended the following Vision Statement to the Governing Board.

Our vision is: To love, to learn, to worship, to witness in Christ.

* Each of us needs to be equipped to love our neighbors in community so that we may grow and build each other up in love.

* Each of us needs to be equipped to learn the truth of the Gospel so that we will not be blown here and there by every wind of teaching.

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January 13 2011 By virtueonline BODY BUILDING - Ted Schroder

The Chapel Long Range Planning Committee recommended the following Vision Statement to the Governing Board.

Our vision is: To love, to learn, to worship, to witness in Christ.

* Each of us needs to be equipped to love our neighbors in community so that we may grow and build each other up in love.

* Each of us needs to be equipped to learn the truth of the Gospel so that we will not be blown here and there by every wind of teaching.

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January 13 2011 By virtueonline BODY BUILDING - Ted Schroder

The Chapel Long Range Planning Committee recommended the following Vision Statement to the Governing Board.

Our vision is: To love, to learn, to worship, to witness in Christ.

* Each of us needs to be equipped to love our neighbors in community so that we may grow and build each other up in love.

* Each of us needs to be equipped to learn the truth of the Gospel so that we will not be blown here and there by every wind of teaching.

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January 07 2011 By virtueonline BUILDING COMMUNITY - Ted Schroder

I could go on and describe all those I remember. There were no strangers in that church. Everyone knew everybody - or thought they did. We were a close-knit community. It was hard to have secrets in that small town. As hard as that was at times, it paid great dividends in the care and concern that was lavished on those in need of comfort and support. I can remember how the town turned out for funerals and looked out for one another when needed.

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January 07 2011 By virtueonline BUILDING COMMUNITY - Ted Schroder

I could go on and describe all those I remember. There were no strangers in that church. Everyone knew everybody - or thought they did. We were a close-knit community. It was hard to have secrets in that small town. As hard as that was at times, it paid great dividends in the care and concern that was lavished on those in need of comfort and support. I can remember how the town turned out for funerals and looked out for one another when needed.

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January 07 2011 By virtueonline BUILDING COMMUNITY - Ted Schroder

I could go on and describe all those I remember. There were no strangers in that church. Everyone knew everybody - or thought they did. We were a close-knit community. It was hard to have secrets in that small town. As hard as that was at times, it paid great dividends in the care and concern that was lavished on those in need of comfort and support. I can remember how the town turned out for funerals and looked out for one another when needed.

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December 27 2010 By virtueonline Who Needs Aslan? - Martyn Minns

His mother died of cancer when Jack (as C. S. was nicknamed) was nine, and he and his brother Warnie were sent away to a brutal boarding school. When he finally escaped to begin his studies at Oxford University he was dispatched to the bloody battlefields of the First World War where his friend Paddy Moore died in the final months of the conflict.

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