Friday, December 21, 2012

The Good Life

Proverbs 12:21

No ill befalls the righteous,
but the wicked are filled with trouble.

The “ill” addressed by this proverb is the ill of retribution. The wicked are filled with such trouble because they continually rile up grievances. They must protect themselves from the enemies they have created by their stealing and cheating and offending.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Noisy Celebration

Paul Jones is getting a little wild this Christmas. He is having 16 percussionists to play one song for the Lessons and Carols Services. Percussionists are musicians who hit and shake things. I suspect they will be using instruments, as opposed to the trash cans and matchstick boxes I saw the folks on "Stomp" use. Don't forget the time of both services - 7:15. You who are experienced know that being out front when the doors open at 6:30 is the best way to obtain seating.
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Proverbs 12:20

Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
but those who plan peace have joy.

Delve into the heart of the evil-doer and you will find a heart filled with lies. There are the lies he has in store for others – lies by which to cheat, to manipulate, to do whatever he thinks necessary to obtain joy.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sunday Services 12/23/2012

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “A Son Is Given—Son of God” (Hebrews 2:14–18). Hymns: Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come; Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming; Angels We Have Heard on High.
Our Lessons & Carols Service will take the place of the evening service, starting at 7:15 pm (doors open at 6:30).

Merry Christmas from Spruce Hill/CCA!

Spruce Hill/CCA family and friends,

Staff and students put together this video serenade as a way of wishing you a Merry Christmas. Our students' joyful singing is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Thank you for all you do in behalf of our students. If you would like to bless our children with a year-end gift towards need-based scholarships, please visit All donations are fully tax-deductible and checks dated before January 1st will be applied to this year.

From all of us Spruce Hill/CCA, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Lips That Endure

Proverbs 12:19

Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

A lying tongue creates a momentary sensation. It riles the emotions as it makes the headlines. But the lie eventually is buried, along with the liar. It is not the lies that are recalled from history, but the words which are noble, which are inspiring, which spread light on truth. And so those who speak such truth are remembered for their words.
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Supporting our local police

Continue to pray for and support your local police officers. Remember us chaplains who seek to encourage the officers who serve the area around Tenth Church (District #9, 21st and Hamilton Streets). Tonight we are providing a sit-down dinner Christmas party for these men and women in blue as a "Thank you." 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Down to One

Kee Pyon is in need of one "strong man" to move some furniture from her small rowhome in Upper Darby, PA to a residence in Stratford, NJ on Saturday December 22 at 12:30pm. She will pay at least $100 or $20/hr and the cost of transportation/toll. Please contact Kee at keehpyonATyahoo.comor 215-834-9982 for more information.

Sword Thrusts

Proverbs 12:18

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

We need to understand the consequence of our rash words – words which we speak without giving consideration to the person to whom we are speaking. Rash words are the ones we speak in anger. They are the flippant remarks we make. They are the “speaking my mind” words and the “I say what I think” words. Understand that whatever the intent may be, the effect is that of thrusting a sword into another person’s spirit.
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Monday, December 17, 2012

DCCS High School Christmas Concert

You are invited to Delaware County Christian School's Christmas Concert this Tuesday, December 18th at 7:30 pm in DeMoss auditorium.  Hear the Concert Band, Jazz Band, Concert Choir and Knighttones play and sing to the glory of God. Bring the entire family and your neighbors!  Visit for more information. 

What a Gift!

Have you ever seen a child’s face when he opens an unexpected and wonderful gift? It beams with joy! That was the look that one member of our Veteran’s Group study had when he opened his new Bible today. Thanks to a tradition started by a Tenth family, each year one person is selected from Tenth Mercy Ministry to receive a Bible. Praise God for His indescribable gift! 

Honest Evidence

Proverbs 12:17

Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence,
but a false witness utters deceit.

The two lines seem redundant, but the focus appears to be on the end result of each person. The truth speaker gives “honest evidence.” Don’t you feel good by that expression – honest evidence? Your inner sense of justice is aroused, even you aesthetic sense of beauty. Honest evidence – yes, this is right; this is good. That is what truth does – it brings forth rightness and goodness.
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