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Devotional April 29, 2011

Posted on April 29, 2011 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

The recent Easter season was an incredible and emotional blessing. My church has a fantastic worship team; the music and drama made the resurrection of our Lord a realistic, personal experience. I have never participated in a more meaningful Lord’s Supper as it was conducted in the dramatized context of Maundy Thursday. The strong biblical preaching of my pastor elicited a deeper devotion to our Lord in response to the significant event we celebrated.

While all of this appropriately focused on our Lord’s victorious resurrection from the grave, it occurred to me that all of this should serve as a reminder of our own resurrection from the dead.  Just as Christ’s death on the cross was our death, paying the …

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Welcome!

Posted on April 9, 2011 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

Welcome to “therankinfile.com!” We have been wanting to get this web site up and running since retirement from the International Mission Board last August as a means for staying in touch with family, former colleagues and friends all over the world. We have a lot to share about our new retirement lifestyle, grandchildren travels and continuing ministry.

Many would be aware that we bought my home place in Clinton, MS and built a retirement house several years ago. It has been a delightful challenge to furnish and decorate the house; sodding and landscaping the yard has been a bigger task than anticipated but a gratifying one as the azaleas, redbuds and dogwoods come into full bloom this spring.

You will …

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