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Are you smarter than a monkey’s uncle? (Knowing our purpose)

“Are you smarter than a monkey’s uncle?” was Bill Blue’s am sermon for October 30, 2011. The sermon is about knowing our purpose in life. Bill is not our regular evangelist, but he and others will fill in while Dan Chaney is teaching in Kenya. The PowerPoint is particularly unhelpful without the audio file.

The sermon begins with a story about an anthropologist, a gorilla, a chimpanzee, and an orangutan.

■PowerPoint. Download, or view online at Google Docs (Remember the first slide is usually blank and sometimes Google Docs can render the slides a little uglier if it has problems converting the files.)
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Daniel: A man of purpose (Back to School, Part 2) PowerPoint & audio sermon

Daniel: A man of purpose is Dan’s pm sermon for September 11, 2011. Just in time for the kids returning to school, a sermon reminding them of a teenager in the Bible, Daniel, who purposed in his heart to not allow the world around him change him from being a child of God.

One of the more interesting points in Dan’s sermon was how the Babylonians sought to change Daniel and his friends by changing their names and the accompanying meaning of those names:

From Daniel “God is my judge” to Belteshazzar “Bel protect his life”
From Hananiah “The Lord shows grace” to Shadrach “command of Aku” (the moon God)
From Mishael “Who is like God?” to Meshach “Who is as Aku?”
From Azariah “The Lord is my help” to Abednego “Servant of Nebo”

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