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by Pastor Tom Kluender

Now that July 4th is upon us, I think about what Independence Day really means to us -- another day off, hot dogs and hamburgers, fireworks and sparklers and if you can find it, a parade. It generally comes down to a day of gathering together.

Now I sit and ponder what this day meant to the founding fathers. Samuel Adams, known as the Father of the American Revolution, said: "We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in Heaven … from the rising to the setting sun, may His Kingdom come."

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Spiritual Fatherhood
by Pastor Bob Oettinger

fatherhoodWow, can you believe it’s June already? It seems like only last week that I was shoveling slush off the walkways and the side deck that leads into the kitchen. I can remember as a child my Dad saying, “Where has the time gone, why it seems like only yesterday.” I remember many of the things my Dad said, the lessons he taught me that would pave the path of my tomorrow. I looked to him for guidance, direction, yes even correction, those all-important truths that would give me the knowledge and understanding to live a life that was honorable and productive. The lessons on life that my dad taught me were passed down to him by his dad and now I, in like manner, teach my children. There is a principle seen here in the natural that is paralleled in the spiritual realm. Paul exhorted Timothy saying “The things you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tim. 2:2). The things our heavenly father shows us, we in turn are to teach others. Paul said in 1 Cor. 4:15, “For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers.”  

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The Church of Grace and Peace Southern Ocean is a satellite, extended campus of Grace and Peace in Toms River led by Apostolic Overseer Walt Healy.

This campus is part of Pastor Healy's vision to see the Gospel preached in multiple locations while maintaining the reality that Grace and Peace is one congregation.

Weekly Calendar

Sunday 11 am - Worship Service
Barnegat Campus

Tuesday 7 pm - Home Group
Manahawkin NJ
Hosted by John Kropinack

Thursday 7 pm - Worship, Prayer and Study
Barnegat Campus

Saturday 6:30 pm - Church on the Beach!
Oceanfront at 68th St. Long Beach Twp, Long Beach Island
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Call Pastor Pat Sharkey (609) 994-7247 for additional information. 

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Love's Reward, The Seal of Sonship
by Pastor James Wheeler

love-articleDid you know that Jesus said there is a reward for those who love?  In Matthew 5 Jesus contrasts the traditional view of love in that time period, against the eternal law of love.  

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:43-45a NKJV

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