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It’s Been A Busy Summer

By Justin Hopkins | Sep 7, 2019

I hope and trust that this quick email finds you all doing well and in good health as your soul prospers. I want to apologize for not sending out an update last month, and also in advance for the brevity of this one. I spent the month of July mostly working on the finishing touches…

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Upcoming Dates

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 25, 2019

I am beginning to make appointments to revisit our supporters and give updates. If you have a particular date in mind that would work well for your congregation, please let me know and I will do what I can to work around that. In August, we will be attending Polishing the Pulpit in order to…

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Will You Also Go Away?

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 25, 2019

Jesus’ teachings in John 6 were shocking, especially for those who did not understand what He was saying. When we are faced with ideas that do not fit neatly into our current understanding it is often easiest to simply dismiss them out of hand and go on thinking as we always have. This is exactly…

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There’s A Great Day Coming

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 25, 2019

In John 5:24-29 Jesus speaks of two resurrections; one that began with His teaching, and one that is still in the future. The first one is the spiritual resurrection of those who hear the words of Christ and believe (v. 24-25). Because of sin we are all spiritually dead without Christ, but if we hear…

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2018 SCA Coffee Report

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 25, 2019

The Specialty Coffee association has released their 2018 coffee report, showing the latest trends in how Americans like to drink their coffee. Most coffee shop business falls between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM, with lattes and drip coffee being the most popular morning drinks, and iced or blended coffee drinks being the…

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What Is Smart Coffee?

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 25, 2019

If you’re like me, you probably have friends who do MLM (or maybe they used to be your friends). So, you’ve probably heard, or at least run away from at least one sales pitch for “smart coffee.” I got curious, and decided to see what was in the stuff. So, I googled it, and now…

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The Bread of Life

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 10, 2019

In John 6 Jesus fed the multitudes with a few loaves and fish, but then encouraged them to seek sustenance with eternal value. He declared that God had sent bread from Heaven, which would satisfy hunger and third eternally (v. 32-35). Jesus was that bread. His audience was still thinking of physical things when He…

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How Instant Coffee Is made

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 10, 2019

How is instant coffee made? we’ve got a simple explanation and a short video that explains the process.

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Talawanda School of Preaching May 2019 Report

By Justin Hopkins | Jun 23, 2019

At the beginning of May Maurice, our director, Amri, an instructor, and several of the students were stricken with Malaria, a couple of them requiring hospitalization. Extra funds were provided to purchase mosquito nets for all of the beds, so hopefully Malaria won’t be as big of an issue. We have begun raising rabbits on…

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Worker Spotlight

By Justin Hopkins | Jun 21, 2019

Brother Muhindo Enosi is the preacher for the Kyabikuha church of Christ. He is also one of the instructors at the Rwenzori school of Preaching. His village is high in the mountains sitting at about 6,000 ft. He and his wife, Sylvia, have five daughters, and also help care for the three sons of a…

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Back To Uganda

By Justin Hopkins | Jun 18, 2019

I spent the last two weeks of May in Uganda with brother Gregg Knight. While we were there Gregg spent some time working on the school farm and teaching the students a few things. I taught a course on therapeutics, using Foy Forehand’s Common Sense Rules of Bible Study, and How To Study The Bible…

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Working The Works of God

By Justin Hopkins | Jun 3, 2019

There is often a great deal of confusion about the relationship between faith and works. Some people contend that a person must perform enough good works to outweigh the evil that they have done. Others, in reaction to this, will contend that no works at all are necessary for salvation, but all that is required…

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Coffee Helps You Live Longer

By Justin Hopkins | Jun 3, 2019

A new analysis of research involving 3.8 million subjects scattered around the globe suggests that moderate coffee consumption can extend life-expectancy and greatly reduces risk in several common causes of death. Specifically, they found that coffee drinkers were 15% less likely to die from any cause when drinking 3.5 cups per day, 17% less likely…

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Why Are You Seeking Him?

By Justin Hopkins | Jun 3, 2019

After Jesus fed the multitude He went with His disciples to the other side of the Sea of Galilee during the night. The following day the crowds returned to the place where He had been, and upon discovering that He was gone, many of them climbed into boats and followed Him to the other side.…

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Hand Crafted Coffee Mugs!

By Justin Hopkins | Jun 3, 2019

Jeremy Sprouse, who preaches for the church of Christ in Dublin, Texas, is a very talented potter. He has designed and hand-crafted a series of unique coffee mugs for Epic Coffee. Each mug is unique, and every penny of the sales price helps to support preachers of the Gospel! I’m excited to be able to…

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Great Things In Uganda

By Justin Hopkins | Jun 3, 2019

My trip to Uganda was moved up to May due to Airline pricing. So, that affected my roast schedule slightly. Thank you for your patience in that regard. I was privileged to stay in the home of Enosi, a preacher in the village of Kyabikuha, and an instructor at the Rwenzori School of Preaching. I…

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