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God's Glue for Families > Come to Supper

Vic Pentz

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November 22, 2015

The most common trait of the latest National Merit scholar students? Family meals, at least three times a week. Eating is central to God's family, too. Move from tablet to table and discover God's grace.

God's Glue for Families

Families bring us our highest highs and our lowest lows. Jesus was born into the bittersweet complexities of a human family. If you've ever wondered if God knows the struggles of family life, the answer is yes. Discover the bonding power of family life.

Acts 2:46-47

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