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Matney Woodard

Christian Stories, Songs and Sermons

As diverse as the English language is, it really falls short when it comes to expressing the Biblical concept of Love. The Greek language has several words to express different types of love, everything from romantic love to brotherly love. In the New Testament, the Holy Spirit introduces a new word for love – Agape. The word has been translated as love or charity, and those unfortunately miss the mark. Agape is divine, or sacrificial love. It is pure love, absent of any selfishness. Or as John explains, it IS God.

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To Love Is God

Posted by Harrison on November 17, 2014
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Frances Matney Woodard (1922 – 1991) was born in Huntington, Texas the eldest daughter of a Methodist minister. After working for the US Military during World War 2, she attended and graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. After marrying, she settled in Longview, Texas where she was very active as a Sunday school teacher, youth & children’s choir director, church secretary, choir member, songwriter, and soloist at her Church and throughout East Texas.

She was a Spirit-filled believer who loved the Lord. She was a prolific writer who dedicated her last years in this world to writing songs and poetry, many that were never distributed or published outside the family. I am very proud to share some of her writing with the world. I pray that it blesses you. — Harrison Woodard

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Beneath The Cross – The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

Posted by Harrison on March 24, 2014
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The night of his arrest, all of Jesus’ disciples fled in fear. Jesus, quoting Zechariah, had told them, “All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.” (Zechariah 13:7, Matthew 26:31, Mark 14:27) Even Peter, who boldly said he would never leave Jesus, denied his Savior three times. (Luke 22:31-34) Of the twelve disciples, men that had been night and day with Jesus, only one was an eyewitness of the crucifixion – the one whom Jesus loved.

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Do a quick search for “dating” on the Internet and you will find millions of sites dedicated to matchmaking. Even a search for “Christian dating” will turn up more sites than you will ever be able to visit. The dating/matchmaking business is a billion dollar industry. It is obvious that people are desperately looking for love, but are they looking for love in all the wrong places?

While there is nothing necessarily wrong with a matchmaker or online dating, if God is not involved in the search, you may end up with more problems than it was worth.

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Every Christmas we celebrate the greatest gift ever given, Jesus, God's only Son. In his third children's story, Boris gets so caught up in all the holiday excitement that he forgets to get a Christmas gift for his parents. Noel, an angel, helps him understand that the best Christmas gift is always love. A very special Christmas play based on the Boris Kitty story of the same name.

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When a physically challenged dog moves to Whispering Pines, Boris and his friends search for a way of reaching out to their new neighbor. God teaches them to look beyond physical differences and focus on what they have in common instead. A Christian children's story for kids of all ages.

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After the death of Grandpa Lyons, Grandma Lyons and her dog Mandy let their sadness pull them apart. Determined to bring them together, Boris puts his faith to work and learns that all things are possible with God. A Christian children's story for kids of all ages.

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Montana’s Home

Posted by Harrison on September 30, 2011
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Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime. Boris acts out this parable by helping a homeless cat not only with his immediate need for food, but also helping him find a home that will provide all his needs. We must remember to do both for our neighbors, provide their immediate needs as well as introduce them to the source for everything they need. A Christian children's story for kids of all ages.

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Sometimes the cares of the world make us forget that God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We should be thankful every day for His love and concern. That is the message that Boris shares with his friends in this story. We should enjoy every day, because God makes each one.

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Every Christmas we celebrate the greatest gift ever given, Jesus, God's only Son. In his third children's story, Boris gets so caught up in all the holiday excitement that he forgets to get a Christmas gift for his parents. Noel, an angel, helps him understand that the best Christmas gift is always love. A very special Christmas story for kids of all ages.

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Love

Posted by Harrison on August 13, 2011
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God is love. That is the message in this poem by Frances matney Woodard.

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A Christian poem by Frances Matney Woodard on the joy, peace and love that comes from a relationship with Jesus.

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