Category Archives: pride

“Conspicuous Conservation”

Two young economists, Steve and Allison Sexton (twins), argue that the popularity of the Toyota Prius is found in “conspicuous conservation.”  Steve Sexton explains, “The Honda Civic hybrid looks like a regular Honda Civic.  The Ford Escape hybrid looks like … Continue reading

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Why Was God Displeased at Babel?

The events at Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) occurred not long after the Flood.  If the division of the earth in the days of Peleg (Genesis 10:25) refers to the events at Babel (and I think that it does), then the events at … Continue reading

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Grace Series: Humility Needed

“God resists the proud, but give grace to the humble.  Therefore submit to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you.  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and … Continue reading

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Grace Series: Salvation, The Gift of God (Grace through Faith)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves” (Ephesians 2:8a). The word “for” (gar) points backwards.  The gentiles, before salvation, were dead in trespasses and sins [Ephesians 2:1 (“you” refers to the gentiles.  See … Continue reading

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How Are We Tempted? ( Part one)

In medicine, the more that is known about how a disease is contracted, the better prepared one is to avoid it. In security, the more one understands how the employees or customers steal, the more prepared the company is to … Continue reading

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Parables: Prayer

“Ere you left your room this morning, did you think to pray?   In the name of Christ our Savior, did you sue for loving favor as a shield today? When you met with great temptation, did you think to pray?  … Continue reading

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Acts of Worship – Proffer of Prayer (part 2)

 Prayer is to be a constant part of a Christian life (Luke 18:1; Rom. 12:12; Eph. 6:18; Col. 4:2; 1 Thes. 5:17-18).  It is also to be a part of the worship assembly (Acts 2:42; 1 Cor. 14:14-17; 1 Tim. … Continue reading

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