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ISSN 0362—0816 Contents FEATURES 3 4 November/December 2017 THE ASSOCIATE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN VOL. 42 NO. 6 Susan L. Tanner, Editor Kevin L. Owens, Graphic Designer Advertising rates on request; ask for current rate card. Advertising competitive with any agency or in-stitution of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church is not accept-ed. Publication of advertisements does not necessarily constitute an endorsement by this magazine. The Associate Reformed Presbyterian (Publication No. USPS 414770) is published bimonthly by the Board of The Associate Reformed Presbyterian, 918 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607. Telephone (864) 232-8297, Ext. 236. Subscription rates: $20 one year, $38 two years, $54 three years. For churches in the Church Club Plan: $16.50 a year (90% participa-tion) or $17.50 a year (75% participation). Periodicals Postage paid at Greenville, SC 29601, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address correction notices to The Associate Reformed Presbyterian, 918 S. Pleas-antburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607. Moderator’s Challenge – Making Nests In Its Branches Just like the mustard seed parable, the Lord is using us in the churches and communities where He sends us. —Rev. Lee Shelnutt Synod Emphasis – Are We There Yet? The Mustard Seed Prin-ciples for the Impatient Pious and the Sullen Skeptics Women’s Ministries Annual Meeting Coverage Women’s Ministries Prayer Emphasis 2018 Lord, Teach us to Pray —Libby Elder The hero of the story is not the mustard seed. The hero – the glorious One – in the parable is the unseen but real and great authority that causes the mustard seed to grow and who wants to reach the birds. —Mike Milton 23 25 31 Feature – Happy Floor Because of Jesus’ death, we have an eternal home where he’ll wipe away every tear from our eyes. —Wendy Smith AGENCIES 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 22 Bonclarken Christian Education Ministries Central Services Erskine College Erskine Seminary ARP Foundation Outreach North America World Witness Women’s Ministries 8 9 EVERY MONTH Teen ARPinterest Family Pages Prayer Calendar News in Brief All in Our Family Classified Ads Looking for a resource for current arP information? Sign up for our weekly e-mail newsletter, ARP News Update or check the ARP Magazine web page: To sign up for the newsletter or contact the ARP Magazine, e-mail: 18 18 28 33 35 Give a gift that lasts the whole year. Yes, I want The ARP Magazine ! Check the appropriate boxes below. Give to your church along with a check, or mail directly to The ARP Magazine . Please renew/start my magazine subscription. One year $20 Two years $38 Three years $54 A gift subscription from _____________________________________________________ Please mail me a sample copy. I am undecided at this time. BILL ME CREDIT CARD (Pay online at Cover Picture – Connecting the ARP Church for 150 years. Name _________________________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________________________ Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. All rights reserved throughout the world. Used by permission of International Bible Society. Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Scripture quota-tions marked (NASB) are taken from the New American Standard Bible, copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995, by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission ( Church _________________________________________________________________________ ARP Magazine • 918 S. Pleasantburg Drive • Greenville, SC 29607 2 The Associate Reformed Presbyterian

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