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The Goldschmidts

Pastor Jim Bradford met up with our missionaries, Rev. Dave & Julie Goldschmidt, while they are back in the US. The Goldschmidts are Assemblies of God World Missionaries to Scotland. Solid Rock is pleased to support them every month with our prayers & finances.

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A Thanksgiving Story

Here’s a great story that I wanted to share.
I pray that you & your family has a great thanksgiving!
– Pastor

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“The Inheritance”

Two old friends bumped into one another on the street one day. One man looked very sad and discouraged, almost on the verge of tears. His friend asked, “What has the world done to you, my old friend?”

The sad fellow said, “Three weeks ago, a rich uncle of mine died. To my surprise, he included me in his will. His lawyers sent me a check for $40,000!”us-money-photo

“That’s terrific,” said the friend. “That’s a lot of money.”

“Yes, but two weeks ago, they sent me another check—this time for $100,000!”

“Wow, that’s incredible!” said the friend. “You’ve really been blessed!”

“You don’t understand,” the man whined. “Last week I got another check in the mail that was larger than the first two. It was for a quarter of a million dollars!”

The friend was getting very confused. “You’re right, I don’t understand. Why then are you so unhappy? Why do you look so glum?” Read More…

Time for a heart exam…

Think of just about any ‘reality’ show on TV today.  For many people, the enjoyment of these shows comes from watching people at their worst: the deceit, the gossip, the back-stabbing.  The fascination is akin to watching a train wreck, in that it can be hard for us to turn away, even though we know it’s something we probably shouldn’t be watching.heart - reality-tv

In my devotional time, I was reading 2 Timothy.  In this book, Paul shares his last words before his ensuing execution to his young apprentice, Timothy.  His words are heartfelt, powerful, & sincere.  They are also remarkably timely for us today.

In one passage, Paul described to Timothy what to expect in the ‘Last Days.’  Read his description & tell me if this sounds like ‘reality’ TV to you. Read More…