Anna Ruth Johnson

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Sharing Christ…

We are getting close to the end of our study on Colossians on Sunday mornings. This week our scripture passage comes from Colossians 4.2-6  and we see Paul begin to address some concluding thoughts. He is continuing the theme he has been on in the previous chapter as he talks about the new self that …

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Music for Sunday 8/12/12

This Sunday we’re covering Paul’s guidelines for family relationships found in Colossians 3: Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will …

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Christ and Our Relationships at Home

This week our scripture passage comes from Colossians 3.18-4.1.  In this passage of scripture Paul addresses the relationships within the home as he continues to teach on how to relate to one another as a new creation in Christ.  Some would argue that the verses on slavery do not belong within the context of the …

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Music for Sunday 8/5/12

Here’s what Colossians 3:12-15 says about relating to each other in Christ: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues …

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Relating to Believers

In this week’s message we will be continuing in Colossians.  Our scripture passage will be from Colossians 3.12-17.  In this passage of scripture we will see Paul continue to instruct his readers in ways we should relate to each other once we become believers in Christ.  In particular he is talking to them about how …

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August Newsletter

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Music for Sunday 7/29/12

In contrast to last week, this week I knew right away a song I wanted to use: Before the Throne of God Above.  While this hymn’s text is partly taken from Hebrews 4:14-16, other parts are from  Sunday’s passage in Colossians. Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, …

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Change, Change, Change

This week’s scripture passage for Sunday will be Colossians 3.1-11. As we look into this passage we will be considering the change that takes place in us when we place our trust and faith in Jesus Christ. This will also begin a short series within a series as we deal with relationships over the next …

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Welcome!

Welcome to the new blog spot of Haran Baptist Church. Periodically we will post comments, thoughts, devotions and even sometimes recommendations. Some of these will be related to the upcoming message, some will be related to current events and some will be general observations. We will leave the comments open to start with hoping that …

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Music for Sunday 7/22

Sometimes, when I’m planning a service and I look at the Scripture for that day, I’ll immediately have all kinds of ideas for appropriate music.  Other times, I’m momentarily stumped.  That was the case when I first started work on this week’s service, which will focus on Colossians 2:16-23.  Nothing immediately sprang to mind…there just …

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