Pause for a Moment: Prayers for Busy People

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By it He came the first time, and by it He will come the second. The only part you need to play in your children's spiritual growth is to make sure they're here to participate in our exciting programs." Stedman has some practical, pithy thoughts on what our "body" signifies: "I frequently hear, as all pastors do, somebody say to me, "Well, I am sorry I can't make it to the meeting tonight, but I will be with you in spirit."

Pages: 57

Publisher: Lion UK (October 1, 2001)

ISBN: 0745947581

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