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Ajo Copper News, July 13, 2022, Page 7 t Money Orders & Wire Transfers 9 am to 4 pm Mon. thru Sat. Ajo Insurance Center 2021 N. Ajo Gila Bend Hwy Right Next Door to Ajo Chevron & El Cobre Deli DSCHC COVID-19 Reminders If you are experiencing any of these symptoms: Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms include: •Fever of 100.4° or more • Cough • Shortness of breath CALL FIRST (520)387-5651 Remember the 3 W’s: Schedule your appointment today! (520)387-5651 | www.desertsenita.org Get Vaccinated! WACKY WEDNESDAYS 1ST & 3RD WED. OF THE MONTH CLOTHES WITH COLORED TAGS 50¢ or 12 for $5 The Ajo Store Pulpit 2 explores the difficult verses Q.Luke 12:46-48,a parable about the return of Jesus,points out two levels of hell-fire punishment: many blows (or stripes) and few blows (or stripes).It appears both are for servants of God,the difference being that the former knew what is required and didn’t do it,and the latter did wrong unknowingly.Do those of both groups still go to hell forever? A.“A parable is a brief illustrative story that teaches a lesson or makes a specific point, usually drawing from situations or images that are common to the listener.” [Commentary from NIV Bible] The parables in Luke 12:35-48 are titled “Watchfulness.” Verse 41: Peter asked,“Lord,are you telling this parable to us,or to everyone?” (Referring to verses 36-40 about “being dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning.”) Jesus’ response to Peter’s question is the parable referred in your question (verses 42 to 48). What is the point of this parable in answer to Peter’s question? Be a good and faithful servant of your Lord,and always be ready and watchful because I will come at a time you do not know. Those listening would have understood the natures of a good steward versus a bad steward, as well as the common practice in rewarding or punishing. Jesus taught His disciples the Old Covenant Scriptures that prophesied of His being the Messiah.He exampled and taught them how to live.He told them repeatedly that He would be “at this time” the Suffering Messiah who would die and rise again from the dead for the redemption of mankind.He promised to send the Holy Spirit to dwell within all believers to lead and guide them into all truth,and He will come again to take them to be with Him forever.He commissioned His disciples to “Go and tell the Gospel (Good News) to prevent anyone going to “hell which was made for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41). As to the questions of “do both groups go to hell forever?”,I cannot give a definitive.KJV simply says “beaten with many or few stripes.” NIV states “cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.” The word Hell is not stated in either version; however,your statement is a “common belief.” Jesus Christ paid the cost for all who call on Him to never enter eternal punishment for their sin.Please refer to the following Scriptures,Micah 6:8,1 Corinthians 4:1-5,and 1 John 2:15-17 [which defines three categories of sin that separate us from God]. Micah 6:8 “He has showed you,O man,what is good.And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 “So then,men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God.Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful …wait till the Lord comes.He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts …” Pastor Glenda Kermode, Ajo First Assembly of God The Second Saturday Childs Mountain tour saw a small group make their way to the top of the 2800-foot-high lookout as sundown approached. From left are Lucky & Jane Madsen, Doug & Patty Whitmore, and deputy refuge manager Alfredo Soto. When asked how far one could see from the top, Soto pointed out the distant El Pinacate volcano peaks 70 miles to the south. “You can also see nearly every range on the refuge from here,” he said. Doug noted that the valley southwest of the lookout was “greener than you’d ever expect after looking at the desert around Ajo.” Jane commented it was nice to take a break from civilization for a bit. A verse came to mind for Patty: “How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all.” A Youth Conservation Corps team at Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge has been working on trails, clearing brush along roadways, and doing miscellaneous maintenance, such as disassembling this old frame that will be used to create more refuge projects. Deputy refuge manager Alfredo Soto noted that this is the first time since 2019 that the local refuge has had a YCC team. “They’re getting lots of experience outside and learning to work as a team,” he said. “These folks will be working here through the first week in August. We look forward to all their experiences and hope you’ll say hi when you see them out and about.” YCC members are crew leader Stephan Morawe, youth leader Jerome Gamboa, Chris Roland- Rojo, Zamarah Varela, and Mannix Smith. (USFWS photo)