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St. Patrick’s Day Edibles

I know it’s last minute, but check out these yummy St. Patrick’s food ideas …

Clover Cupcakes

It doesn’t take the luck of the Irish to make these St. Patty’s Day treats look so sweet — just a clever baking technique.

Clever Cloves

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these yummy shamrocks made from yogurt-covered pretzels.

Potato Candy

Yes, there really is potato in this classic Irish treat, though you’d never know by tasting. Rolled in coconut, these mini spud-shaped sweets make a perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert.

I know what you’re thinking, POTATO CANDY?!?! But dude, my mom used to make potato candy (sans the coconut) and it really IS pretty awesome. Try it!

Abundant Life

Audio Teaching: Perfecting the Saints

by Dave Hanson
One of Jesus’ last commands before his ascension was to “go make disciples of all nations.” Clearly God’s and Jesus’ vision is for each Christian to become a strong, mature believer. Dave Hanson explores the goal in Ephesians 4:13, that we be unified and “become mature.” This maturity is exemplified by love, meaning that all Christians should strive to love to the point of reaching out and helping others. Dave shows the context of Ephesians 4:13 with the equipping ministries of Verse 11 working to “prepare” or “perfect” the saints to help all of us get involved as the subsequent verses indicate.

This teaching explores the Greek word, katartizo, meaning “to supply exactly what someone needs,” and shows that each believer has the awesome privilege and responsibility to reach out and love other believers to “perfect” them so that we are all unified and become mature in Christ..

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