Keeping the family vacation property

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summer-houseJerry and Diane always assumed that once they passed away, the family vacation property would pass to the children and their families to be enjoyed for generations to come.

When they bought the property 40 years ago they dreamed it would become the centre of family life and fun – and indeed it has. But a friend told them recently that there was a strong possibility that the appreciated value of the vacation property would trigger a capital gain issue that would result in a hefty tax bill levied on their estate.

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Can you help? Journey with us to complete “No Ordinary Story”

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No Ordinary Story dress rehearsalWe’ve been working hard on a musical that shares the message of the gospel. Some of you have heard songs from it. Others are joining us for the first public performance.

We invite you to journey with us in prayer and support as we move into our next phase of production.

When completed, this 90-minute musical will be released in two formats:

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Getting ready for our first public performance of “No Ordinary Story”

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No Ordinary Story choir presentation

We are grateful for the partnership of a local church in presenting two performances of No Ordinary Story in the coming weeks. While the choir, soloists and actors are excited to share the gospel message in song and story, we are excited about the possibility of performing the musical in front of the public for the first time.

The creative team has poured hours into the music, lyrics and scores. They’ve also spent time crafting of the story that ties all the songs together. They’ve prepared the slides, the sound effects and are working on the staging. We’re praying it all works out well. The aim is to have a package that churches of all sizes can take and perform anywhere in the world.

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Attend a TERM Seminar in one of six US locations this fall

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John Cross and the GoodSeed teaching team will be conducting one-day TERM Seminars in the USA this fall. Partnering with different churches and ministries, the seminars will be held in Idaho, Pennsylvania, Iowa, California and Wisconsin.

GoodSeed’s TERM Seminars are a time to stop and rethink our approach to evangelism and discipleship in today’s ever-changing world. As believers, how do we engage with our friends, neighbors, co-workers and loved ones and share the gospel message with them? TERM takes the time to look into Scripture to see what it has to say about sharing the good news in today’s world.

If you are keen to get fresh wind in your evangelism sails or if you are in charge of evangelism, outreach or discipleship at your church, then sign up for one of the TERM Seminars near you.

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Will and Estate Planning Phone Seminar on June 3

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Please join us for the next Will and Estate Planning Phone Seminar designed to help you understand the critical issues of providing for your family, reducing taxes and supporting ministries of your choice.

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“No Ordinary Story” in no ordinary church

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The musical committee at GoodSeed has been working on No Ordinary Story for more than four years. Today, the scores have been written, the script is ready and a demo CD has been produced. We are now at the live testing stage.

A church that has been wanting to share the gospel message with its congregation in a fresh way has pulled together a group of singers and actors for two performances aimed for this summer. We are excited to be able to gain more valuable feedback as we refine the musical for release.

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Leave a legacy of Kingdom building

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working-today-difference-tomorrowWe seldom want to contemplate death–either our own or someone else’s but we do know it will come to us all–and oftentimes unexpected.

We do not know how long we are here on this earth. But while we are, we want our lives to make a difference. And so we invest our time, our talent and our treasure into building God’s Kingdom and serving the Master.

We work, we build and we accumulate. The assets we accumulate during our lifetime allow us to live and serve today. Deciding on the disposition of those assets beyond our life can allow a ministry to continue serving tomorrow.

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New: All that the Prophets have Spoken Interactive Edition and Leader’s Guide

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All that the Prophets have Spoken Leader's Guide and Interactive EditionToday, we’re excited to announce the launch of two new resources: All that the Prophets have Spoken Interactive Edition and All that the Prophets have Spoken Leader’s Guide.

All that the Prophets have Spoken Interactive Edition

As the influence of Islam becomes more widespread, we meet more Muslims. But how do we communicate with them the central message of the Scriptures? While it is true that many Old Testament stories are mentioned in the Quran and that it refers to some of the same prophets, there are significant differences in interpretation and understanding.

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Easter: Praise the Risen Lord

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The story of the empty cross and the empty tomb is the source of hope and joy for believers around the world. The death of Jesus as our substitute to pay for our sin-debt and the gift of his righteousness given to us constitute the meaning of the empty cross and the empty tomb.

He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. Romans 5:25 (NIV)

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Good Friday: My Favourite Lamb

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My Favourite Lamb

On this Good Friday, we want to share with you a special song. It’s taken from the musical that we’re developing entitled, No Ordinary Story. The musical centers on three strangers who meet on a train. They begin to have a conversation about the meaning of life, death and life after death. Along the way, one of the three shares the biblical worldview, explaining what the Bible is all about. Performed with a blend of drama and song, No Ordinary Story takes a journey through the gospel story using a historical narrative.

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