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Week 26, One Year Bible Challenge: “Independence”

By Tom Truex Christ the Rock Community Church, Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study This week’s reading June 25 to July 11 Jehu son of Nimshi on his way to Jezreel, by Edward Henry Corbould, (1815-1905), 2 Kings 9:16 2 Kings 8:1 – 19:37Acts 16:16 – 21:17Psalm 143:1 – 149-9Proverbs 17:26 – 18:8 Next Week’s Reading July 2 – 82 Kings 20:1 – 1 Chronicles 6:81Acts 21:18 – 26:32Psalm 150:1 – 6:10 * Psalm readings repeat at this pointProverbs 18:9-21 Discussion Questions: Old Testament Jehoash attempted to follow God. Why did he permit worship in “high places,” in violation of God’s law? 2 Kings 12:2-3. Why was God angry enough to allow the Assyrians to conquer Israel? Do you see any parallels between the behavior in 2 Kings 17, and our modern society? New Testament Why did Paul wait so long to drive the spirt of divination out of the slave girl? …read more Source: K_Line Christian Online (ReadTheWholeBible.com)     ...
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Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage, has steadily extended his administration’s advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Americans. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Man apologizes after repeatedly cursing at judge

A South Florida man has apologized to a judge after he repeatedly cursed at him during a hearing last week. Judge John “Jay” Hurley originally sentenced Christopher Colon, 27, to 364 days in jail, but suspended the sentence to time served Friday after the apology. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Great white shark numbers are surging, study says

A report that scientists are calling one of the most comprehensive studies of great white sharks finds their numbers are surging in the ocean off the Eastern U.S. and Canada after decades of decline — bad news if you’re a seal, but something experts say shouldn’t instill fear in beachgoers this summer. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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2,100-mile road rally kicks off from Maine

A road rally with 115 vintage cars kicked off Saturday in Maine, where drivers embarked on a nine-day drive to Florida in vintage vehicles, including a couple that looked like they were straight out of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Brush fire burning in West Miami-Dade

A fire is burning in the Everglades in West Miami-Dade County. Forestry officials say the blaze was caused by a lightning strike. No homes have been threatened or evacuated. Watch Local 10 News or refresh this page for updates. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Handcuffed woman accused of eating pot, troopers say

Tavish Smith might be the happiest and friendliest arrestee we’ve seen in a while — that is until a trooper caught her trying to eat a bag full of evidence. Her last-ditch effort to get rid of evidence was all caught on a Florida Highway Patrol squad car camera after she was pulled over for suspicion of DUI along U.S. 1 in Cocoa. She crashed her truck, drove the wrong way on U.S. 1, then crashed again, said the arrest report.By this time, the woman’s not laughing. Brevard County woman who ate pot mugshot At the moment she eats the evidence, her misdemeanor charges for minor hit-and-run, DUI and marijuana possession bump up to a felony. “Bags of weed just don’t go missing inside a police car,” said the trooper. “And I’ve got it all on video.” Smith denied everything and tried to hide what she was doing, but troopers said she had pot on her hands and face, and left crumbs everywhere. Troopers said there was enough evidence left in the bag to test it and prove it was marijuana. Smith posted bond and was released from jail. She has been suspended from her job as an employee for a Brevard County judge. The video …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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GOP-led House backs limits on Obama's authority

In an election-year challenge to President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a $570 billion defense bill that halts any Guantánamo transfers for a year amid the furor over the American-for-Taliban swap and pulls back on government spying. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Gov. Rick Scott signs warning shot bill

Floridians who threaten to use a gun, or even fire a warning shot, could avoid criminal prosecution under a law signed by Gov. Rick Scott. Scott on Friday signed the bill (HB 89) partially inspired by a Jacksonville woman initially sentenced to 20 years in prison after firing a shot near her estranged husband during an altercation. The woman, Marissa Alexander, is awaiting a new trial. Alexander had tried to assert a “stand your ground” defense, but a judge rejected her claim. She was sentenced under the state’s “10-20-Life” law that requires mandatory sentences for using a gun. The new law, however, would allow for instances of threatened use of force without falling under the rule of “10-20-Life.” It marks a significant change to the state’s self-defense laws. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Car registrations stolen at Tri-Rail station in Fort Lauderdale, Residence Inn Marriott

A guard now patrols the Tri-Rail station in Fort Lauderdale days after more than a dozen cars were broken into at the busy train stop off Interstate 95 and Broward Boulevard. Police believe the break-ins may be part of a theft ring where crooks aren’t going after valuables. Instead, they’re stealing auto registrations and car insurance cards that have your personal information. Nose Noel was one of the victims. She told Local 10 investigative reporter Bob Norman she had nothing valuable in her car when it was broken into. “I don’t have nothing in the car,” said Noel. “You have nothing of value?” asked Norman. “No, just my Bible and papers and my work and shoes,” said Noel. Sources tell Local 10 News crooks are trying to steal people’s identity. Car registrations and sometimes insurance cards have people’s driver license number on it, which thieves could be trying to sell. Although they would need additional information to get a hold of a legit license, a bogus one can serve as a primary document for people to open a bank account and fill out government forms. The same group is believed to be behind a string of break-ins at the Residence Inn Marriott in Miramar. Surveillance video captured …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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