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Category Archives: Parables
What would happen if the man-in-need scenario from the parable of the Good Samaritan were recreated? How many would stop to help? John Darley and Daniel Batson, two Princeton University psychologists, conducted a study, in the early 1970’s. Princeton Theological … Continue reading
The Bible contains both literal language and figurative language. Literal language is the use of a word, phrase, or sentence in its normal, usual sense. Figurative language is the use of a word, phrase, or sentence in a way which … Continue reading
Emotions have a place in the lives of the godly. Let’s consider some things which should bring us joy. 1. David worshipped with joy. He wrote, “I will praise You, O LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of … Continue reading
It is no secret. Women typically earn less income than men. “For American women twenty-five and older who hold at least a bachelor’s degree and work full-time, the national median income is about $47,000. Similar men, meanwhile, make more than … Continue reading
“It cost something to be a real Christian… There are enemies to overcome, battles to be fought, sacrifices to be made, an Egypt to be forsaken, a wilderness to be passed through, a cross to be carried, a race to … Continue reading
“He who rejects me, and does not receive my words, has that which judges him – the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.” ~ John 12:48 Let us consider one “rejection” parable. The wicked … Continue reading
“Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.” ~ Don Wilder & Bill Rechin “Don’t make excuses – make good.” ~ Elbert Hubbard “He who excuses himself accuses himself.” ~ Gabriel Meurier “No one ever excuses his … Continue reading
“Bear fruits worthy of repentance.” ~ Luke 3:8 “The ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word… keep it and bear fruit with patience.” ~ Luke 8:15 “Every branch in Me that does not … Continue reading
“Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue – to the end that we should heard and see more than we speak.” ~ Socrates “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening … Continue reading