Coach Samson Dubina 2016 US National Team Coach 2015 - 2018 USATT Coach of the Year
 

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Story of 2 Debtors

Bible Passage From Luke 7:41-43

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luke 7: 41-43
Jesus said, "There was a certain creditor who had two debtors.  One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.  And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both.  Tell Me. thereforeh, which of them will love him more?"  Simon answered and said, "I suppose the one whom he forgave more."
 
 
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Two Opposite People

Read a Bible Story from Luke 18

Before reading this passage from the Bible, I would like to make a couple comments about the two people in this story – these two people are complete opposites.

Bible Passage of the Week

Psalm 19

 
 
 
 
 
Psalm 19

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
2 Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.

Bought at a Price

Bible Verse of the Week

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?  For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are Gods.
 
For Christians, we have been bought with a price – the precious price of the blood of Jesus and have new hearts that love God and desire to please God.
 

Bible Verse of the Week

Read a Passage From Romans 8

 
 
Romans 8:28-30
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.  For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

Hope

Now and In Eternity

 
 
 
 
 
 
For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come. 1 Timothy 4:8
 

Forgiveness

Matthew 18

Some people ask me how it is possible to forgive others.  The answer is that in light of the vast number of sins that God has forgiven me, I forgive others.  One of my favorite Bible passages to help explain this is from Matthew 18.
 
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Matthew 18:21-35
 
21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

Bible Verses of the Week

Philippians 2:5-11

 
 
 
 
Philippians 2:5-11
 

800 fishing trips

Thanks to my dad!

 
 
800 Fishing Trips
 
 
I'm very thankful that my dad invested so much time into me and still does to this day.  Growing up, we did many activities together including going on 800 fishing trips during the first 20 years of my life.  Some highlights included catching carp when I was 4 years old, catching walleye when I was 7, catching salmon when I was 9, catching steelhead when I was 12, catching massive sharks and other ocean fish when I was 14, and later going spearfishing as well.
 
 

Bible Verses of the Week

Proverbs and James

 
 
 
 
 
Planning for the Future

 

 

I used to consider myself to be a great planner - planning for the future weeks, months, years. I used to consider that to be one of my strong points. This month, God has taught me...

 

 

Proverbs 27:1

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

 

 

James 4:13-14

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