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West Africa: a tale of two oceans

Aug 7, 2015 | Resources


West Africa is the tale of two oceans: the Atlantic to the west and the great Sahara Desert to the north. These oceans provided access to the region’s more than 300 million inhabitants. Europeans began arriving from the Atlantic in the 15th century to stake out trading posts from which they would gather slaves and gold, eventually building colonies from what is today Mauritania in the north to Nigeria in the south. The other ocean, the Sahara Desert, one that we often fail to see, had already provided passage for northern conquerors centuries earlier. As early as the eight century the Sahara yielded passage to Arab and Berber invaders from North Africa on camel caravans, rightly called “ships of the desert”, seeking...

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The Supremacy of Jesus (Hebrews 1:1-3)

May 31, 2014 | Resources


OUR INHERITANCE: LOVING GOD FOREVER Matthew 22:37 says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, all of your soul, and all of your mind” (paraphrased). Now the gospel of Mark adds, “And with all of your strength” (Mk. 12:30). It adds a fourth distinction there. We will look at that a lot throughout the course, those four distinctions that are all complimentary to one another, though they do have some very definite distinctions. But here is the part that I want to focus on tonight. Jesus said, “This is the first . . . commandment” (Mt. 22:38): the one that is first priority to God, first priority in the kingdom, the first emphasis of the Holy Spirit. And He said it is the great commandment. It is the commandment...

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Loving God: The First and Great Commandment

May 31, 2014 | Resources


OUR INHERITANCE: LOVING GOD FOREVER Matthew 22:37 says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, all of your soul, and all of your mind” (paraphrased). Now the gospel of Mark adds, “And with all of your strength” (Mk. 12:30). It adds a fourth distinction there. We will look at that a lot throughout the course, those four distinctions that are all complimentary to one another, though they do have some very definite distinctions. But here is the part that I want to focus on tonight. Jesus said, “This is the first . . .

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