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May 31, 2005

Volume 122, Issue #11


As good as dead: Romans 4:13-25; Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26

Aron Ralston knew he would die before the next morning’s sunrise. Five days earlier he’d been walking a trail in a narrow desert canyon in Utah and had climbed down from a large chockstone along his route. A chockstone is a huge boulder that’s wedged between other stones or canyon walls. This one may have been there for hundreds of years, but when Ralston came down, he somehow loosened the boulder, and it fell on him.

Are we there yet? Romans 5:1-8

I want to go from suffering to hope as quickly as possible.

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