Ed Jordan: Having Ears But Not Hearing

There is a great saying by Jesus in Mark 8:18 (ESV) where he confronts the disciples, saying: “Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember?”  This saying is full of irony but also spiritual truth. There are at least three layers of background to this saying which influence its meaning. Three? Really? Yes, really. We were discussing how we would recognize the correct city bus, when a blind man with a white cane asked where we were trying to go. We told him, and he said that we were at the correct stop.

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BGAV College Scholarship Recipient: Eliza Green

Through Cooperative Missions offerings, the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) provides scholarships and ministerial education funds for eligible Virginia Baptist students who need aid in financing their education. BGAV Scholarships and Ministerial Education Funds can help students earn an undergraduate degree, pursue undergraduate or graduate education in preparation for vocational ministry, or access training and continuing education opportunities.

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Tony Brooks: Four Ways to Appreciate Veterans Through Sunday School/Small Groups

My dad was in the Navy. My father-in-law spent his career in the Marine Corps. I have uncles who served in the Air Force and Army. I have relatives who did not return from wars; they died there…literally or figuratively. Many choose to go into battle because of a love for family, friends, and freedom. I take it seriously!

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