The Forgotten Man Edition

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Forgotten Man's 'God Pods' Engenders Real Change in Inmates

by Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Forgotten Man Ministry 235 No. 1Real change. A new attitude. Embracing the Gospel's "raw message."

The descriptions rapidly roll off the tongues of the inmates incarcerated at the Kent County Correctional Facility who've immersed themselves in the Forgotten Man Ministries' Biblical Life Principles Pods (BLPP), or "God Pods," as the inmates are known to call them.

Whichever term is used, the goals flow in the same direction: Showing men and women deep change is possible if they give the Lord a chance to operate in their lives, inside and out.

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New Christmas Music Preview

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By Terry DeBoer

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Following up last year's successful multi-artist collection, here comes "Gospel Goes Christmas Vol. 2," with songs of the holiday from an almost entirely different roster of top gospel artists.

A welcome addition is Marvin Sapp, a Grand Rapids pastor as well as a national recording and performing artist.

Two highlights feature legendary artists who left their marks before passing away.

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Signs of Significance

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by Dan Seaborn
billboard235Digital billboards are making their way into the world. Although old-fashioned billboards still dominate most major highways and thoroughfares, digital billboards can be seen locally along Interstate 196 near Holland and on U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids. They are very colorful and bright, but depending on what time you drive by, you may see a different ad than someone else. Your exposure to a certain advertisement can be hit or miss.

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Ken Thompson Treks for Treasures

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treasure235Ken Thompson, of the First Reformed Church of Grandville, is about to begin a "Trek for Treasures", to help out World Mission, based in Grandville.

As to his travel plans, Ken replied, "I will be hiking the Eastern Continental Trail (4500 miles) from Key West, Florida to Canada via Maine.

Finance: Dave Says....

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Dear Dave,

How do you have a wedding without debt?

Lynn

Dear Lynn,

Wow, where do I start on this one? I guess the best way is to tell the truth. Honey, that question kind of makes you sound like a little princess.

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Etcetera: Holiday Concerts Have Contemporary Tradition

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by Terry DeBoer

Wells Bob235Some old and new Christmas performances dot the West Michigan calendar in early December.

Musical director Chris Hansen says the annual "Hark Up" Christmas presentation is subtitled a "Symphonic Celebration of Hope."

Singer-songwriter Mark Schultz has set his holiday tour for 6 p.m. Sunday Dec. 6 at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland

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Our Purpose:

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A. Build unity in the body by connecting West Michigan believers

B. Tell the stories of God's people and ministries working quietly in our community

C. Bring glory and honor to our God

If you know of a story that needs to be shared, Contact us!

Final Words:

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"When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?"

G.K. Chesterton

"Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts."

Colossians 3:16


 
   

 

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Near-by:

Feast for the masses

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Walker church serves Thanksgiving dinner to motel residents

Mel Trotter hosts 19th Annual Thanksgiving Day Banquet for those in need

Slot children find strength in family, community after parents' deaths

Now on its own, The Pantry fine-tunes service model, explores new opportunities

Calvin College students confess to writing racist statements in snow on cars

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Farther Away:

Tim Tebow's girlfriend breaks up with him because he won't have sex till marriage

Federal ban on Christmas trees and music sparks controversy in Virginia

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Commentary:

The weight of words - Dan Seaborn

Have you been praying for armadillos? - Clare De Graaf

Thanking God for the real God - Jeff Carlson 

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