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ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM THE WORD
Discussed by Terry Lowry
with Host of the What's UP Radio Program

Find these “Encouraging Words from the Word in Psalm 6:6-10:
 6I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping. 7My eye wastes away because of grief; it grows weak because of all my foes. 8Depart from me, all you workers of evil, for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping. 9The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord accepts my prayer. 10All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled; they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.”



THE COST AND CONSEQUENCES OF MANDATING PAID SICK LEAVE
Discussed by Ryan Walters
with Texas Public Policy Foundation (www.TexasPolicy.com)


Part 1 of 3

The City of Austin has adopted a new mandate for businesses, set to go into effect on October 1, 2018. The Texas Public Policy Foundation and other organizations have filed suit against the City, challenging the order.

Questions/Issues Discussed:

The City of Austin recently enacted a city ordinance mandating paid sick leave/time off for all employees with the City of Austin. Does everyone deserves paid sick leave?

NOTE: We are NOT disputing the NEED for paid sick leave. We actually think it is a GOOD THING! What is the issue, then?



PART 2 OF 3 - THE COST AND CONSEQUENCES OF MANDATING PAID SICK LEAVE
Discussed by Ryan Walters
with Texas Public Policy Foundation (www.TexasPolicy.com)

Questions/Issues Discussed:

Which businesses are mandated to give employees paid sick leave?

Does each employee receive 1 hour sick leave for each pay period wherein they work 30 hours or more? Is this going to add headache upon headache for employers, not mention an egregious financial burden?

SHOCKER: City of Houston employers/employees are exempt from this ordinance!

Were there Town Hall meetings prior to the vote on this ordinance? Were they well-advertised? Did Union members and lobbyists attend the meetings, pushing for the ordinance passage?

Was the owner of County Line BBQ (where this issue began) bullied into silence at the Town Hall meetings?



PART 3 OF 3 - THE COST AND CONSEQUENCES OF MANDATING PAID SICK LEAVE
Discussed by Ryan Walters
with Texas Public Policy Foundation (www.TexasPolicy.com)

Questions/Issues Discussed:

Who’s pushing and funding this movement?

Is this an example of the government doing something, but not knowing what they were doing and why there were doing it?

Can ANYONE make anonymous complaints about a business concerning this issue? What will happen to the business in this situation?

The Texas Public Policy Foundation and others have filed suit against the City of Austin to fight this unlawful ordinance. Ken Paxton, the Texas Attorney General, has stepped up to take over the suit, helping ALL Texans. Listen as Ryan Walters explains why…



CROWN MINISTRIES DEVOTION
Discussed by Terry Lowry
with Host of the What's UP Radio Program

Today’s devotion from Crown Financial Ministries is entitled: “Fathers” and is taken from Psalm 127:2 “It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved even in his sleep.

Larry Burkett shares a sweet letter he once received about a follower’s father. Listen as Terry reads from today’s devotion. And remember – Sunday is Father’s Day! Give your dad a call (or someone you consider a father-figure if yours is no longer with you).

Larry also encourages fathers to slow down and remember the important things in your life. One day those important “things” (aka your children) will be grown and no longer in your home every day. Spend time with them now; the other things can wait. “Nothing is worth the consequences later,” he writes.

Further Scripture reading: 1 Kings 9:1-10, 1 Kings Chapter 13, and 2 Chronicles 7:11 through 2 Chronicles 9:12



OLD TESTAMENT ROAD TO JESUS
Discussed by Mark Lanier
with Biblical Literacy (www.Biblical-Literacy.com)


Day 5

Jesus was never a Plan B. Jesus was contemplated before the creation of the world, so said Paul in Ephesians. So it is not surprising that the Old Testament is full of images and prophecies of Jesus.

Mark Lanier continues his series, “The Long and Winding Road: The Old Testament Road to Jesus” with a look at Isaiah and King Uzziah.

Questions/Issues Discussed:

Another passage that connects Isaiah Chapters 6 and 53 together is actually found in the New Testament: John 12:36-43.

Mark plays a song by Keith Green “Oh Lord You’re Beautiful” about these passages…

Points for Home:
1. Don’t grow proud. Glorify the Lord in all things.
2. Rely on God for your strength.
3. Speak the Gospel regularly – not only to others, but to yourself, too!

For more information about Mark’s Class, click [here].



GRADUATION DAY!
Discussed by Pastor David Fleming
with Champion Forest Baptist Church (www.ChampionForest.org)

Day 5

We are all part of the family of God. Does God want us to just survive in His family? Or does He want us to thrive?

This week, we have a special treat as Champion Forest Baptist Church Student Pastor, Steven Morris, reminds us that we all have a part to play in raising the next generation.

Questions/Issues Discussed:

A PEOPLE WHO’S HOPE IS IN GOD, PSALM 78
4. Belong to a local church.
Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 12

Why is it so important to get plugged in to a church, especially during the college years? Pastor Steven Morris encourages graduating seniors (and everyone) to find a church you love and to get involved; don’t hop from church to church to church.

It was just over fifteen years ago when Pastor Steven Morris graduated from high school. He shares how important it was to him, personally, to have so many people other than his parents invest in his future. His life was changed forever because of their investment. Will you do the same for others?

Pastor David Fleming encourages you to visit Champion Forest Baptist Church in NW Houston this Sunday! CFBC has Life Groups classes (Sunday School) for all ages and walks of life, including Mark Lanier’s Biblical Literacy Class, as well as several service times and locations to choose from. For more information, click here.



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Discussed by Terry Lowry
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