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Minister’s Message – “We must know God’s word”

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Jonathan Hiles, Associate Pastor, Second Baptist Church   “If you wish to know God you must know his word; if you wish to perceive his power you must see how he works by his word; if you wish to know his purpose before it is actually brought to pass you can only discover it by his word”  – Charles Haddon Spurgeon   There they were, standing with mouth agape but

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    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:22 pm

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    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm

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    Posted on June 17, 2014 at 12:05 pm

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    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

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