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Meet White House Christmas Decorator and Historian Coleen Christian Burke

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Kick off the Christmas season with holiday designer and author Coleen Christian Burke on Sunday, November 26, at the Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) Visitor Center.

Christian Burke will discuss her book, Christmas with the First Ladies, which chronicles the White House’s holiday decorations, traditions, crafts and recipes from Jackie Kennedy through Michelle Obama. Come learn about the signature holiday styles of our First Ladies and see how you can bring White House decorating magic to your home!

Ticket options are:

  • $35 per person for a “Coffee with Coleen” meet-and-greet at 1 PM, admission to a 2 PM lecture, and a signed copy of Christmas with the First Ladies
  • $15 per person for admission to the 2 PM lecture only

A Washington Crossing native, Christian Burke was part of the White House decorating team for three years and served First Ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama. A foremost expert in White House lifestyle history, she is a frequent speaker at The Smithsonian Institute and on national television.

This year she premieres her new Coleen Christian Burke First Ladies Collection by Fitz and Floyd, comprised of hand-painted ceramic collectibles inspired by stories of White House Christmases.

After the lecture, select Fitz & Floyd ceramic collectibles will be available for purchase at 50% off full retail price, and the book will be available for purchase at full price ($30).

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is this event being held?
This event is hosted by Washington Crossing Historic Park in Pennsylvania and will take place inside our Visitor Center, located near the intersection of Routes 532 and 32 in Washington Crossing, PA.

Is this a one-time only event?
Yes, this is a one-time only event at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA).

What are my parking options?
There is ample parking near the Visitor Center. If you’re using GPS, please use this address to find us:

1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977

What’s the refund policy?
No refunds will be given for any reason. Tickets may be given to another party if you cannot attend.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please print out your ticket and bring it with you on November 26.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
You are welcome to give your printed ticket to someone else. You do not need to transfer the ticket to another person through Eventbrite itself.

Is it all right if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Yes, this is okay. The name on the ticket does not have to match the attendee.

Where can I learn more about Coleen Christian Burke?
Please visit her website to learn more.

You can also view her Fitz and Floyd The First Ladies collection. Select items will be available at the park for purchase after the lecture, for 50% off retail prices.

Can I purchase Coleen’s book elsewhere and have her sign it at this event?
No. Signed books will be provided only to those who purchase a $35 ticket for “Coffee with Coleen.” Guests who purchase a $15 lecture-only ticket will not be admitted to “Coffee with Coleen” at 1 PM but are welcome to purchase the book after the lecture at full retail price ($30).

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please use the “Contact” link under the park’s logo below. We’ll get back to you within 48 hours.

DATE AND TIME

Sun, November 26, 2017

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

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LOCATION

Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA)

1112 River Road

Washington Crossing, PA 18977

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Seeds of Destiny 21 November 2017 by Pastor Paul Enenche: Perversion Of Passion – The Collapse Of Destiny

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Seeds of Destiny 21 November 2017 by Pastor Paul Enenche: Perversion Of Passion - The Collapse Of Destiny

Topic: Perversion Of Passion – The Collapse Of Destiny [Tuesday November 21, 2017]

Scripture: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33

Thought For The Day: Great potentials have turned great disasters and great mantles have ended in great mockeries, all on the table of perverted passion.

The perversion of passion entails the deployment of energy, potential, talent, time, etc. towards a wrong direction or endeavour in life.

For instance, if God anointed your voice so you could worship Him, and you are using the same voice to sing for satan in nightclubs, then you have perverted your passion.

Perverted passions have reached alarming proportions, and already causing havocs in lives and ministries. The tragedy is that, today there are pastors who were originally genuine but got their passions for God corrupted because of mammon, the god of money. They no longer preach the old rugged holiness message; they have replaced righteousness with rich-eousness, they have replaced Godliness with gold-fullness, they have replaced integrity with prosperity. They are no longer concerned with the souls of the people but the pockets of the people. What a perversion of passion!

What of the believers who have replaced their quiet time with business time? Many believers can no longer fast again; they have turned fasting time to feasting time. For others, a mobile telephone set has taken over their prayer life. What a waste of passion!

Beloved, toying with your passion for God is toying with your destiny. Great potentials have become great disasters on the frequency of perverted passion. Great mantles have ended in great mockeries, all on the table of perverted passion (e.g. Samson).

Beloved, any invitation to pervert your passion for God is an invitation to collapse your destiny; resist it.

You shall not be a victim, in Jesus’ Name.

Remember This: Great potentials have turned great disasters and great mantles have ended in great mockeries, all on the table of perverted passion.

Assignment (S)

1. Prayerfully identify any area of your life or ministry where your passion for God has suffered or is suffering perversion.

2. Disconnect from anyone or anything assisting you to pervert your passion for God.

Prayer: O LORD, disconnect me from anyone or anything that has perverted my passion for You. I make demands on Your help to renew my passion for You and to keep my passion for You always hot, LORD, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: SECRETS OF DIVINE PROOFS PART 2

Quote: What you desire, you attract. What you desire, you acquire. Culled from 10 Principal Secrets of Principal People by Dr Paul Enenche

Daily Reading: Ezekiel 42:1 to 43:27, James 5:1 to 20, Psalm 119:1 to 16, Proverbs 28:6 to 7

Amazing Fact: Some palm trees can reach heights of 89 feet

Today In History: 21/11/1791, Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte was promoted to General and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.

Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.


Joyce Meyer’s Daily 21 November 2017 Devotional: What Are You Hoping For?

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Joyce Meyer's Daily 21 November 2017 Devotional: What Are You Hoping For?

Topic: What Are You Hoping For? [Tuesday November 21, 2017]

Commanding the people: When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God being borne by the Levitical priests, set out from where you are and follow it. — Joshua 3:3

I have a question for you: What are you hoping for? What are you expecting in life? Are you looking for something good to happen, or are you expecting to be disappointed?

So many people are feeling hopeless these days. However, Jesus did not die for us to be hopeless. He died so that we could be full of hope.

The devil wants to steal your hope, and he will lie to you. He’ll tell you that nothing good can happen in your life or that the good things you care about won’t last. If you’re struggling with a difficult situation, he’ll tell you it will never end. But stay full of hope and remember that the devil is a liar. God can change everything!

Our Father is good, and He has good plans for your life. If you will maintain your hope, especially in the midst of troubled and uncertain times, He has promised you “double for your trouble.” So refuse to give up hope. Start expecting God to do something—something good!

From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries


Joyce Meyer’s Daily 21 November 2017 Devotional: What Are You Hoping For?

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Joyce Meyer's Daily 21 November 2017 Devotional: What Are You Hoping For?

Topic: What Are You Hoping For? [Tuesday November 21, 2017]

Commanding the people: When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God being borne by the Levitical priests, set out from where you are and follow it. — Joshua 3:3

I have a question for you: What are you hoping for? What are you expecting in life? Are you looking for something good to happen, or are you expecting to be disappointed?

So many people are feeling hopeless these days. However, Jesus did not die for us to be hopeless. He died so that we could be full of hope.

The devil wants to steal your hope, and he will lie to you. He’ll tell you that nothing good can happen in your life or that the good things you care about won’t last. If you’re struggling with a difficult situation, he’ll tell you it will never end. But stay full of hope and remember that the devil is a liar. God can change everything!

Our Father is good, and He has good plans for your life. If you will maintain your hope, especially in the midst of troubled and uncertain times, He has promised you “double for your trouble.” So refuse to give up hope. Start expecting God to do something—something good!

From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries


Kenneth and Gloria Copeland’s Daily November 21, 2017 Devotional: Give God the Glory

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Kenneth and Gloria Copeland’s Daily November 21, 2017 Devotional: Give God the Glory

Topic: Give God the Glory [Tuesday November 21, 2017]

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. – John 15:8

There’s an old Full Gospel tradition that says God gets glory from the wonderful way His children bear pain and agony and that the world is impressed by that. What a lie! That’s simply a tool of the devil to keep God’s children in bondage.

People of the world already have all the pain and agony they want. They aren’t looking for a way into it. They are looking for a way out. They don’t care what you preach. It’s the religious people who get worried about that. The world, the sinners, are smarter than that. All they care about are the results.

That’s why they’ll come to your church when they hear people are getting healed, delivered and set free from suffering. That’s what they’re looking for, and that’s what God wants them to receive.

The Bible says that God gets glory when they see the lame walk and the blind see (Matthew 15:31). Jesus said, “Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit” (John 15:8). What is that fruit? Lives being restored and healed by the power of God.

There was a man who came to one of our healing meetings who was so far gone with cancer he had almost no energy or life about him. He didn’t even know the Lord, but he came expecting a miracle. During the miracle service, the Lord told Ken someone was being healed of cancer, in the glands, in the throat, and in the chest. When the man came up and received his healing, he said, “I left the hospital this morning with cancer and I’m healed.” He went back to the hospital that afternoon and the doctors checked and dismissed him. As a result, the man received Jesus as his Lord, and later that day he was restored to his wife from whom he’d been separated. He got born again, healed and his marriage put back together in one day!

Now that’s fruit! That brings God glory. When we minister healing and deliverance like Jesus on the earth, that brings God glory. Let’s do away with religious tradition and go with what the Word says. Let’s impress the world with Jesus and give God the glory today!

Scripture Reading: John 15:1-16

This message was written by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the leader of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries (www.KCM.org) that specializes in teaching principles of bible faith – prayer, healing, salvation and other biblical topics.


Kenneth and Gloria Copeland’s Daily November 21, 2017 Devotional: Give God the Glory

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Kenneth and Gloria Copeland’s Daily November 21, 2017 Devotional: Give God the Glory

Topic: Give God the Glory [Tuesday November 21, 2017]

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. – John 15:8

There’s an old Full Gospel tradition that says God gets glory from the wonderful way His children bear pain and agony and that the world is impressed by that. What a lie! That’s simply a tool of the devil to keep God’s children in bondage.

People of the world already have all the pain and agony they want. They aren’t looking for a way into it. They are looking for a way out. They don’t care what you preach. It’s the religious people who get worried about that. The world, the sinners, are smarter than that. All they care about are the results.

That’s why they’ll come to your church when they hear people are getting healed, delivered and set free from suffering. That’s what they’re looking for, and that’s what God wants them to receive.

The Bible says that God gets glory when they see the lame walk and the blind see (Matthew 15:31). Jesus said, “Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit” (John 15:8). What is that fruit? Lives being restored and healed by the power of God.

There was a man who came to one of our healing meetings who was so far gone with cancer he had almost no energy or life about him. He didn’t even know the Lord, but he came expecting a miracle. During the miracle service, the Lord told Ken someone was being healed of cancer, in the glands, in the throat, and in the chest. When the man came up and received his healing, he said, “I left the hospital this morning with cancer and I’m healed.” He went back to the hospital that afternoon and the doctors checked and dismissed him. As a result, the man received Jesus as his Lord, and later that day he was restored to his wife from whom he’d been separated. He got born again, healed and his marriage put back together in one day!

Now that’s fruit! That brings God glory. When we minister healing and deliverance like Jesus on the earth, that brings God glory. Let’s do away with religious tradition and go with what the Word says. Let’s impress the world with Jesus and give God the glory today!

Scripture Reading: John 15:1-16

This message was written by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the leader of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries (www.KCM.org) that specializes in teaching principles of bible faith – prayer, healing, salvation and other biblical topics.


Our Daily Manna November 21, 2017: ODM devotional – Tears: Raw Materials For Triumph!

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Our Daily Manna November 21, 2017: ODM devotional – Tears: Raw Materials For Triumph!

Topic — Tears: Raw Materials For Triumph! [Tuesday, November 21, 2017]

Basic Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 2:3-14

When I was a child and my grandmother died, I could not understand why my eyes were dry. But that night, as my Dad tried to lighten the mood with some tickling at bedtime, my giggles turned to tears, to my horror and belief. So it came as no surprise to learn that researchers believe that crying and laughing come from the same part of the brain. Just as laughing has health benefits (lowers blood pressure and boosts the immune system), scientist are discovering that crying has as well!

The survey carried out at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a private university in Daytona beach, Florida, U.S.A, showed that 85% of women and 73% of men reported feeling better after crying. Tears enable self-discovery. Sometimes, we don’t even know we are upset till we cry. Apart from acting as a stress reliever sometimes, tears attract help from other people. People become milder and less aggressive and they are more likely to provide support and comfort. Holding back tears of anger or grief/bitterness can be bad for our bodies. It leads to high blood pressure, heart problems and even cancer.

As 2017 ends and 2018 travel nearer, may your life be full of joy and your days with pleasure! But heaven’s emphasis to you today is that God will turn whatever situation you are in, to your good. The last word concerning your life is not with the devil but with God! Rejoice! There is a mystery in the cross as a route to the throne! There is a mystery of affliction giving birth to glory ( 2 Cor. 4:17)!

There is a mystery of pain producing power! There is a mystery of tears provoking triumph ( 2 Cor. 2:4)! You may not understand why God allows the tears, but understand this (Vs.14): God will ALWAYS cause you to triumph –even through thorns and tears! If you are patient, I see people celebrating you- soon! Yes! Very soon in Jesus Christ name! Hold on! Look up!

THE LAGOS MOUNTAIN INETRNATIONAL ANOINTING SERVICE is this Sunday November 26th: TIME: 8am-11:30am. VENUE: Manna Mountain Ogudu Orioke. Theme: “POWER PASS POWER: EVIL SERPENTS MUST CATCH FIRE!” Come with your anointing oil or any point of contact. Something great is about to HAPPEN!

Prayer Points: Take Song 3: Because He lives……..

1. In your own words, pray about today’s word as led.

2. Thank God for your past, present and tomorrow.

3. Pray specifically about any trial or pain in your heart.

4. Lord, turn every tear in my life to a glorious testimony!

5. No matter how 2017 has been, thank God for His great plans for you. Decree that in all things, triumph is your destiny.

6. Lord, restore whatever I have lost this year! Pray about today seriously as led now. Shout 7 Halleluyahs now! I see GREAT VICTORY!

By Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe (Cek)
Publisher/Writer Of ODM And

Rev (Mrs) Flora E. Kwakpovwe (Fek)
Co-Publisher/Writer Of ODM.


Our Daily Manna November 21, 2017: ODM devotional – Tears: Raw Materials For Triumph!

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Our Daily Manna November 21, 2017: ODM devotional – Tears: Raw Materials For Triumph!

Topic — Tears: Raw Materials For Triumph! [Tuesday, November 21, 2017]

Basic Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 2:3-14

When I was a child and my grandmother died, I could not understand why my eyes were dry. But that night, as my Dad tried to lighten the mood with some tickling at bedtime, my giggles turned to tears, to my horror and belief. So it came as no surprise to learn that researchers believe that crying and laughing come from the same part of the brain. Just as laughing has health benefits (lowers blood pressure and boosts the immune system), scientist are discovering that crying has as well!

The survey carried out at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a private university in Daytona beach, Florida, U.S.A, showed that 85% of women and 73% of men reported feeling better after crying. Tears enable self-discovery. Sometimes, we don’t even know we are upset till we cry. Apart from acting as a stress reliever sometimes, tears attract help from other people. People become milder and less aggressive and they are more likely to provide support and comfort. Holding back tears of anger or grief/bitterness can be bad for our bodies. It leads to high blood pressure, heart problems and even cancer.

As 2017 ends and 2018 travel nearer, may your life be full of joy and your days with pleasure! But heaven’s emphasis to you today is that God will turn whatever situation you are in, to your good. The last word concerning your life is not with the devil but with God! Rejoice! There is a mystery in the cross as a route to the throne! There is a mystery of affliction giving birth to glory ( 2 Cor. 4:17)!

There is a mystery of pain producing power! There is a mystery of tears provoking triumph ( 2 Cor. 2:4)! You may not understand why God allows the tears, but understand this (Vs.14): God will ALWAYS cause you to triumph –even through thorns and tears! If you are patient, I see people celebrating you- soon! Yes! Very soon in Jesus Christ name! Hold on! Look up!

THE LAGOS MOUNTAIN INETRNATIONAL ANOINTING SERVICE is this Sunday November 26th: TIME: 8am-11:30am. VENUE: Manna Mountain Ogudu Orioke. Theme: “POWER PASS POWER: EVIL SERPENTS MUST CATCH FIRE!” Come with your anointing oil or any point of contact. Something great is about to HAPPEN!

Prayer Points: Take Song 3: Because He lives……..

1. In your own words, pray about today’s word as led.

2. Thank God for your past, present and tomorrow.

3. Pray specifically about any trial or pain in your heart.

4. Lord, turn every tear in my life to a glorious testimony!

5. No matter how 2017 has been, thank God for His great plans for you. Decree that in all things, triumph is your destiny.

6. Lord, restore whatever I have lost this year! Pray about today seriously as led now. Shout 7 Halleluyahs now! I see GREAT VICTORY!

By Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe (Cek)
Publisher/Writer Of ODM And

Rev (Mrs) Flora E. Kwakpovwe (Fek)
Co-Publisher/Writer Of ODM.


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    Elon Musk Teases Flying Cars

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    Tesla/via REUTERSThe Tesla Roadster 2.

    Elon Musk is quite the visionary and if not for those pesky laws, he might be able to single-handedly bring humanity into the future. The Tesla CEO recently teased that the only thing the new Tesla Roadster from flying is safety precautions.

    Musk recently tweeted about a “special option package” for the Tesla Roadster that “takes it to the next level.” He stated that the 1.9-second zero-to-60 times – which already beats the quickest cars now available by nearly half a second – could be improved upon with a future upgrade.

    “Just a question of safety,” Musk said of the possible flight option. “Rocket tech applied to a car opens up revolutionary possibilities.”

    But of course, laws are necessary which means Musk and the guys at Tesla need to find another way to take to the skies. Still, it does give people a glimpse of what they can expect from the car and other future models.

    Musk mentioning the use of rocket technology is particularly interesting given that he is also CEO of the rocket company SpaceX. Obviously, their rockets are for a vastly different purpose but there is always the possibility that they can be repurposed for other uses such as, for the sake of example, providing lift for a flying car.

    Of course, Musk did recognize that the notion of a flying car has some practical challenges, things that are largely beyond the control of the company, or technology for that matter.

    “I’m in favor of flying things. Obviously, I do rockets, so I like things that fly,” he said during 2017 TED Talk back in April. “This is not some inherent bias against…

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    School District Ends Voluntary Lunchtime Bible Class

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    School District Ends Voluntary Lunchtime Bible Class



    A Michigan school district has cancelled a lunchtime Bible class after receiving a warning from the Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists (MACRA).


    OneNewNow.com reports that a fifth-grade teacher at Alward Elementary School was holding an optional Bible study during lunchtime at the school.


    MACRA spokesman Mitch Kahle filed a complaint with the Hudsonville Public School District on behalf of concerned parents, alleging: “Every public-school teacher, principal and superintendent should know that they are prohibited from engaging in any activity with students that involves religious beliefs, rituals or doctrines.”


    Scott B. Smith, the assistant superintendent of human resources for the school district, stated, “District administration verified the details of Mr. Kahle’s report, and the teacher – who thought the Bible discussion was appropriate because it was during lunch and voluntary – immediately put an end to these lunch meetings. We will continue to communicate and educate staff at all levels on the District’s policies related to religion in schools.”


    The lunchtime Bible lessons had reportedly only occurred twice, but were popular with students. Between 35 and 45 students had attended them.


    The teacher who had been leading the lessons, Christopher Karel, did not face any disciplinary action following the cancellation of the classes.


     


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    Pray for Those Who Reject Morality and Persecute Believers .

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    Persecution has been discussed in the Bible nearly since the beginning of the world, and today, citizens of modern times are familiar with persecution as well—persecution for political views, religious beliefs and even personal characteristics.

    In his new book, The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our…

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    Teens’ Open Heavens 21 November 2017 by Pastor Adeboye – Miracle-Producing Obedience

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    Teens’ Open Heavens 21 November 2017 by Pastor Adeboye - Miracle-Producing Obedience

    Topic: Miracle-Producing Obedience [Tuesday 21, November 2017]

    Memorise: “His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.” – John 2:5

    Read: John 2:1-11

    1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

    2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

    3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

    4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

    5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

    6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.

    7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

    8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

    9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

    10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.

    11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

    Bible In One Year: Acts 20-21. Hymn: Sing Hymn 5 — Oh Spread The Tiding Round

    MESSAGE:

    Many people do not know the secret of daily miraculous living. They do not know that a life of obedience enhances the supernatural intervention that results in miraculous events. It is unfortunate that even some children of God are missing out this truth as well. In our Bible reading for today, we can see the confirmation of the title today’s reading. There was a marriage ceremony in Cana of Galilee and our Lord Jesus, His family and disciples were present. There came a need that only God could meet. The mother of Jesus Christ knew that the Representative of God was on ground to do what was humanly impossible.

    Afterwards, Jesus Christ instructed the servants to fill the empty water pots with water and asked them to go ahead and serve it as wine. I decree to someone using this devotional; whatever potential shame the enemies are planning concerning you or your parents, God will intervene with a miracle that will nullify it. Beloved, perfect obedience will change your story, just be willing to do whatever God asks you to do.

    Prayer Point: Father, give me the spirit that trembles at Your Word and does whatever You want me to do.

    Sing Hymn 5: Oh Spread The Tiding Round

    Oh, spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found,
    Wherever human hearts and human woes abound;
    Let every Christian tongue proclaim the joyful sound: The Comforter has come!

    Chorus:
    The Comforter has come,
    The Comforter has come!
    The Holy Ghost from heav’n,
    The Lord’s dear promise giv’n;
    Oh, spread the tidings ’round,
    Wherever man is found,
    The Comforter has come!

    2. The long, long night is past, the morning breaks at last;
    And hushed the dreadful wail and fury of the blast,
    As o’er the golden hills the day advances fast!
    The Comforter has come!
    Chorus:

    3. Lo, the great King of kings, with healing in His wings,
    To every captive soul a full deliv’rance brings;
    And through the vacant cells the song of triumph rings:
    The Comforter has come!
    Chorus:

    4. O boundless love divine! how shall this tongue of mine
    To wond’ring mortals tell the matchless grace divine
    That I, a child of hell, should in His image shine!
    The Comforter has come!
    Chorus.

    Open Heavens Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.


    Texas Defends Dismemberment Abortion Ban

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    Texas Defends Dismemberment Abortion Ban



    Should abortionists be allowed to end the life of an unborn baby by pulling it apart, or should they remove it piecemeal only after its heart has stopped beating?


    The answer, at least in Texas, depends on the outcome of a trial concluded last week over a new state law banning dismemberment abortions. The law, passed in June, requires abortionists to use other methods besides dismemberment—such as clipping the umbilical cord or injecting digoxin or potassium chloride to stop the baby’s heart—before removing it from its mother’s womb.


    Three pro-abortion groups, Planned Parenthood, Whole Woman’s Health, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, sued the state over the law. They claim requiring a baby’s death before the dilation and extraction procedure heaps undue burdens on women and abortionists.


    But during last week’s trial in federal district court, state attorneys emphasized the law’s “more humane” requirement.


    “The state has legitimate interest … in protecting the health of a woman and life of a fetus that may become a child,” said state lawyer Darren McCarty. “[The law] regulates the moment of death, the moment of fetal termination, and nothing more. Whether … the lethal act is going to be, for instance, grabbing the leg and pulling it off the fetus, or whether instead the lethal act is going to be a single injection or perhaps just a snip of the umbilical…

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    Does the New Starbucks Christmas Cup Feature a Lesbian Couple? .

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    A lesbian couple in the new Starbucks holiday campaign. (Starbucks/YouTube)

    Starbucks has unveiled its new holiday campaign. It features what appears to be an affectionate lesbian couple in its promotional video. Some believe that the design of the new cup includes a same-sex couple as well.

    The British LGBT Awards tweeted, “We’re loving @Starbucks’ new festive ad with a lesbian couple.” Other LGBT advocates are cheering the Holiday Cup design that seems to incorporate the couple. Predictably,…

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    Pastor Faith Oyedepo: Love & Marriage (3)

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    Pastor Faith Oyedepo: Love & Marriage (3)


    Topic: Love & Marriage (3)

    Dear Reader,

    It is a new week of great opportunities and lines are fallen in pleasant places for you! Indeed, God will give you a goodly heritage this week. Just be filled with expectations because your marital story is about to change!

    Marriage is very precious in the sight of God. He has laid down principles in His Word for both the man and the woman to follow, if they must find joy and fulfilment in it. However, it is important to note that in exercising the mantle of leadership, the man must be a loving leader and not a taskmaster.

    Love is a necessary ingredient for effective leadership. Without it, those who are being led may eventually refuse to follow and choose to go their own ways. Jesus Christ heads the Church with the rod of love. Likewise, every husband will need the same rod of love, to get the effective followership of his family members.

    When a husband demonstrates his love for his wife and children, he will be able to lead his home with ease. The truth is that no one hates to be loved. As a husband, don’t just rejoice at the fact that you are the head of the home; be ready to fulfil the responsibilities attached – make your home a loveable place.

    The first home ever created was Eden which means ‘delight’, ‘pleasure’ or ‘enjoyment’. God’s original intent is for the home to be a place of peace and quietness – not in the sense of silence, but of rest.

    Some spouses find it hard to say, “I am sorry,” “Please forgive me,” etc., because of their ego. However, anyone that desires his/her marriage to be “heaven on earth” won’t let ego stand between him and his spouse or children. Learn to say, “I am sorry,” when you offend your spouse. It works! If you do that, the countenance of your spouse will change.

    As a husband, you need to always compliment your wife’s good qualities and that will bring out the best in her. Everyone loves to be praised, either for what he or she has done or simply for who they are. No one is perfect; so express your appreciation in areas your spouse is good at, whether small or great. You can also show appreciation by giving little gifts. Make room for praise in your home!

    As couples, you must learn each other’s love language. If your spouse responds positively to physical touch, then learn to do that. If he likes words of encouragement, speak encouragement often to him or her. If he or she is the type that responds to acts of service, then be pro-active and always try to give a helping hand. This is how you make each other feel good.

    Love is something you must choose to express, by choosing to be patient, pleasing, forgiving, trusting, understanding, and also learn to grow, encourage, help, be truthful, faithful, unselfish, and hopeful. Communicate in love with your spouse for the rest of your life. This is a choice you must make today.

    Even if you are troubled in your marriage or your partner is not responding as you would like him or her to, you must still choose to love. Do not let your heart become hardened. It may not be easy to do all of these in the energy of the flesh. But help is available for you, as you ask God for the strength you need to choose to “love” sacrificially and unconditionally, beginning from today.

    To be able to truly walk in love with all sincerity of heart, you need to become a bonafide child of God.  You become a child of God by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour.  If you are set for it, please say this prayer in faith:  Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.

    Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).

    With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through contact@faithoyedepo.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.

    For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).

    Pastor Faith Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.


    Winning Wisdom: What’s Your Perception of Yourself

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    Winning Wisdom: What's Your Perception of Yourself

    Topic: What’s Your Perception of Yourself [Tuesday, 21st November, 2017]

    And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. Numbers 13:33

    One thing is certain, as a man thinks in his heart so he is. That is, the opinion you have formed about yourself, your perception about yourself, the value you place on yourself, the way you treat yourself, that is who you are. Another certainty is this, nobody will see you more than how you see yourself. Nobody will treat you better than you treat yourself. People will generally toe the line of your perception about you. They will form their opinion base on the value you are exuding. Yes, it is true that sometimes people hold a wrong opinion different from the one you are exhibiting, such opinion are also characterized with how you’ve presented yourself, actively or passively, to them.

    This principle was glaring in scripture. Moses sent spies, twelve spies to go spy the land of Canaan. When the spies came back, ten of them reported back with these words: “and there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight” (Numbers 13:33). Notice that they said “AND WE WERE IN OUR OWN SIGHT AS GRASSHOPPERS, and so we were in their sight.” The children Anak only got to see them as grasshoppers because they’ve already seen themselves as such. They acted like grasshoppers before them, their carriage were that of a grasshopper, the value they placed on themselves were that of a grasshopper, the opinion they had of themselves were that of grasshoppers. So they behave as such, and the children of Anak saw them as grasshoppers. Guess what, they died like grasshoppers.

    When Caleb, who was part of the spy group, was urging the people to go up against them because they are able to defeat them, these ten spies were insisting they won’t be able to go up against them because they – the children of Anak – are more stronger. Guess what, those ten spies were defeated. What is opinion do you hold of yourself, what value do you place on yourself, what is your perception of yourself. Let this scripture guide you on that: “but ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” (1 Peter 2:9).

    Keep winning daily.

    Wise Action:

    Let the Word of God dictate your perception of yourself. View yourself from the mirror of the Word, and don’t ever forget what you see. Hold and live the image you see from the Word.


    TREM’s Daily 21 November 2017 Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo – You Have No Margin For Failure

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    TREM’s Daily 21 November 2017 Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo - You Have No Margin For Failure

    Topic: You Have No Margin For Failure — Tuesday November 21, 2017.

    “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.” (2 Corinthians 2:14 KJV)

    What was the end of Pharaoh in the book of Exodus 14? He drowned with all his best military hardware and personnel. They drowned in the red sea that God’s people walked through. The enemy that they saw same day, they saw them no more. You can’t pursue God’s people when you know God will arise to help them. How dare you think you can overwhelm a child of God? The fact that God allows certain things in your life does not mean he is weak. He is simply saying, my child, you can handle it. When it is all said and done, the last testimony belongs to you.

    There is no margin for failure for a child of God. So be thankful because in Christ we are always victorious. You must always remember that you have no failure material in you. You win always. You may not look like it, but don’t ever set your face towards failure. It is an insult to the finished work of redemption. Don’t ever accept failure. If you accept failure, then Christ has failed because you are in Christ. Christ has done it all. Also, God sees you in Christ because the price has been fully paid for. When you, therefore, say that you are a failure because of a temporal situation, the enemy will be wondering if you know who you are and what Christ has done.

    In Exodus 14, the enemy drowned because they pursued the people of God. I decree that the enterprise of the enemy will never succeed in your life. In the book of Joshua 6:1, Jericho was shut because of the children of Israel, none went in and none came out. It was shut to prevent God’s people from entering. But God showed up and proved himself to be God. I see God proving himself in that situation. Every door of hindrance is broken today. The supernatural open door is your portion.

    Further Reading: Exodus 14:28-30, Joshua 1:1-9, Psalms 106:7-10

    Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Ezekiel 16-17; Evening- James 3

    Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.


    Andrew Wommack’s Daily 21 November 2017 Devotional: Circumcision is a Matter of the Heart

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    Topic: Circumcision is a Matter of the Heart [Tuesday November 21, 2017]

    John 18:14 “Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.”

    The physical nation of Israel still has a very important part to play in God’s plan. They have a prominent role in end-time prophecy. However, the physical nation of Israel has been displaced in importance by the spiritual seed of Abraham, that is the church of Jesus Christ.

    Christians are the true circumcised people of God. In Romans 2:28-29, Paul reveals that true circumcision is a matter of the heart, not the flesh, and that true Judaism is through new birth, not physical birth.

    In Colossians 2:11, Paul says that spiritual circumcision was done by God without the hands of man. This circumcision, that was made without hands, proves that it was not done in the physical. Paul is referring to the spiritual circumcision of the heart. The sins of our heart were cut away and discarded through the sacrifice of Christ in a similar way that the foreskin is removed from a male. The physical act of circumcision is a picture of the spiritual circumcision that is now a reality in every born-again believer.

    The condition of a person’s flesh is not the important thing. It doesn’t matter if the flesh is circumcised or holy. It is the condition of the spirit that matters with God. Those who put faith in their circumcision to save them are putting confidence in the flesh and not in God. Today, the act of circumcision is not the issue, but acts of holiness are still deemed by many as essential for receiving salvation. That is just as wrong as those in Paul’s day who believed that being circumcised granted them salvation.

    This message was written by The Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI) is an extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM). ARMI is a unique partnership committed to providing resources to help like-minded ministers succeed in a spirit of excellence and to draw from the experience and expertise of both the AWM and Charis Bible College staff. (www.awmi.net).


    Billy Graham’s Daily 21 November 2017 Devotional: Life Worth Living

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    Billy Graham’s Daily 21 November 2017 Devotional: Life Worth Living

    Topic: Life Worth Living [Tuesday November 21, 2017]

    . . . ye might have life through his name. — John 20:31

    “Is life worth living?” To scores of people life has ceased to be worth living. To all of you I have good news. God did not create you to be a defeated, discouraged, frustrated, wandering soul, seeking in vain for peace of heart and peace of mind. He has bigger plans for you. He has a larger orb and a greater life for you.

    The answer to your problem, however great, is as near as your Bible, as simple as first-grade arithmetic, and as real as your heartbeat. Upon the authority of God’s Word, I tell you that Christ is the answer to every baffling perplexity which plagues mankind. In Him is found the cure for care, a balm for bereavement, a healing for our hurts, and a sufficiency for our insufficiency.

    Prayer for the day: Teach me, Lord, as today I read Your Word, that the life You would have me live is one of joy and fulfillment.

    Written by Billy Graham, Founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association(BGEA). BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip the church and others to do the same.


    DCLM Daily Manna 21 November, 2017 by Pastor Kumuyi – Our Watchword

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    Topic: Our Watchword — Tuesday November 21, 2017.

    Text: Luke 12:1-12

    Key Verse: “It “In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy” (Luke 12:1).

    Jesus identified the leaven as the insincerity and hypocrisy of the Pharisees. They observed outward ceremonies of religion without inner and character transformation. Many today have the appearance of obedience to codes and regulations without corresponding piety.

    The Pharisees always gathered to listen to Jesus with sinister motives. Jesus knew and still knows what is in the heart of man. He knew that the multitude that gathered did not come to be helped out of their spiritual blindness. Most of them had come to find a word to ensnare Him. Jesus was not deterred by their schemes and wicked plots. He knew them and what they had come to do.

    Jesus therefore, advised His disciples to be resolute in their faith in God and in their commitment to the work of the Kingdom. He urged them never to fear any mortal but only God who had the ability to deliver and destroy now and in the world to come. Most times, we misread the motives of those who attend our fellowship meetings; who come to spy out the simplicity of our worship and the commitment of genuine souls. They pretend they are with us but they come to cause division and to lead others astray. They come to criticise and water down the word of God.

    They are those who point us to other churches, how strict we are and the need to lower the standard to accommodate others. It takes a spiritual eye to see such insincerity. Many people have been led out of faith and destroyed. As believers, we must not be drawn into any fellowship that is capable of corrupting our convictions in the Lord.

    Thought for the day: Not all that glitters is gold.

    Bible Reading in one Year: Ezekiel 18-21

    DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.


    Educator Wins Fight over On-Campus Faith Discussions

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    Educator Wins Fight over On-Campus Faith Discussions



    Administrators at a Maine school district have dropped their bid to force a special education teacher to remain silent about her faith while on campus. In a new “coaching memorandum” sent to Toni Richardson last week, officials with the Augusta School Department acknowledged employees’ First Amendment right to privately discuss their religious beliefs with co-workers.


    Employees can say things like “God bless you,” or “I am praying for you,” as long as students aren’t around.


    “I love my job helping special needs students succeed, and I am glad that I don’t have to sacrifice my First Amendment rights in order to be here,” Richardson said in a statement issued by her attorneys at First Liberty Institute. “I hope my colleagues, and school employees across the country, will remember that the First Amendment still protects our private conversations at work.”


    In September 2016, an administrator asked Richardson if she had made any “faith-based statements” while at school, including telling co-workers she was a Christian, offering to pray for them, or even saying something vague like, “That’s a blessing.” Several days earlier, Richardson offered to pray for a co-worker during a private conversation after students left the classroom. The co-worker, who attended the same church as Richardson, thanked her for her support.


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    The Quest to Terminate the ObamaCare Individual Mandate Immediately .

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    Congress can end the ObamaCare individual mandate. (Daniel Huizinga / via Flickr )

    Last year, shortly after the election, the ACLJ issued its Agenda for the Future. We urged the incoming administration to immediately repeal and replace ObamaCare with a focus on the advancement of a patient-centered, consumer-driven program that emphasizes choice and competition.

    Today, we renew our commitment to ending the individual mandate. The individual mandate forces most Americans to purchase health…

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    Our Daily Bread 21 November 2017 Devotional – Helicopter Seeds

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    Our Daily Bread 21 November 2017 Devotional – Helicopter Seeds

    Topic: Helicopter Seeds — Tuesday November 21, 2017.

    Read: John 12:23–33, Bible in a Year: Ezekiel 16–17; James 3

    Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. John 12:24

    When our children were young, they loved trying to catch the “helicopter seeds” that fell from our neighbor’s silver maple trees. Each seed resembles a wing. In late spring they twirl to the ground like a helicopter’s rotor blades. The seeds’ purpose is not to fly, but to fall to earth and grow into trees.

    Before Jesus was crucified, He told His followers, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. . . . [U]nless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds” (John 12:23–24).

    While Jesus’s disciples wanted Him to be honored as the Messiah, He came to give His life so we could be forgiven and transformed through faith in Him.  As Jesus’s followers, we hear His words, “Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me” (vv. 25–26).

    Helicopter seeds can point us to the miracle of Jesus, the Savior, who died that we might live for Him.

    Lord Jesus, we are amazed by Your love. Give us grace to serve You today as we long to do.

    Jesus calls us to give our lives in serving Him.

    Insight:

    Our passage today occurs shortly after Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. On that day Jesus rode into town on a donkey’s colt as a large crowd, who had traveled to the city to celebrate the Passover, threw palm branches on the road before Him shouting, “ ‘Hosanna!’ ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ” (John 12:12–15). Though Jesus came as a king, He knew that the people cheering Him on were expecting a savior to free them from Rome, not a savior who would suffer for their sins. He was the kernel of wheat who must die so His kingdom could grow (v. 24). Alyson Kieda

    This message was written By David C. McCasland [Our Daily Bread Ministries.]


    Free Speech Win for Pro-life Students in California

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    Free Speech Win for Pro-life Students in California



    A pro-life student group at Fresno State University won its fight this month against a professor who told a student she had no free speech rights on a college campus.


    Students for Life sued professor William Gregory Thatcher after he scrubbed out a pro-life message chalked on the sidewalk and told student leader Bernadette Tasy, “College campuses are not free speech areas.”


    Tasy, who heads Fresno State Students for Life, got permission from school administrators in May to chalk pro-life messages near the school library. Shortly after she finished her work, a group of students began rubbing out the messages, telling her Thatcher encouraged them to do it.


    When Thatcher appeared at the scene, he began to lecture Tasy on her free speech rights, telling her she could only talk about her pro-life beliefs in the school’s free speech zone. Turns out, Fresno State eliminated the unconstitutional zone two years ago, and Tasy has the right to say what she wants at school.


    Rather than take the lawsuit to court, Thatcher settled last week, agreeing to pay Tasy and another student $1,000 each and take First Amendment training provided by Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). He also agreed to pay $15,000 in attorney’s fees.


    “Today’s college students will be tomorrow’s legislators, judges, educators, and voters,” ADF attorney Casey Mattox said. “That’s why…

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    Does Pope Francis’ ‘Passport to Paradise’ Fall in Line With the Bible? .

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    Pope Francis leads a special mass to mark the new World Day of the Poor. (REUTERS/Max Rossi)

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    Pope Francis welcomed the poor, homeless and unemployed as guests of honor for a Mass and gourmet meal in the Vatican on Sunday, saying that helping the needy was one way of obtaining a “passport to paradise.”

    Francis celebrated a Mass marking the Roman Catholic Church’s first…

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    Scientists Implant Human Brain Cells in Mice

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    Scientists Implant Human Brain Cells in Mice



    Just four short years ago, scientists first learned how to coax human embryonic stem cells to grow into a mass of brain cells called brain organoids. Like all embryonic research, the endeavors required the killing of human embryos. Now, secular science, undaunted by the destruction of human life, faces another ethical hurdle—research with the organoids is exploding, and some of the studies involve implanting human brain cells into rodents.


    The clumps of cells are tiny, about the size of a lentil or an unborn baby at six weeks of gestation, but they pulse with the same kind of electrical energy that stimulates actual brains, they spawn new brain cells, and they develop the six layers of the cortex, the brain region that controls thought, speech, judgment, and other advanced functions, STAT News reported. Researchers hope doctors eventually will use the organoids to treat brain injury, stroke, schizophrenia, and autism.


    But the whirlwind advances in these experiments place researchers in a quandary: Is it ethically right to implant human brain cells in an animal and, if so, how far should they be allowed to develop? It is entirely new ground, and “the science is advancing so rapidly, the ethics can’t keep up,” said Christof Koch, president of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle.


    Researchers have already conducted numerous studies involving human brain organoids, 21 of which were…

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