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7 Spiritual Tests

The book of 1 John was written for four stated purposes: (1) “that your joy may be full” (1:4); (2) “so that you may not sin” (2:1); (3) “concerning those who try to deceive you” (2:26); (4) “that you may … Continue reading

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Don’t Be A Ring-tailed Monkey

The Zulu people of Southern Africa have an effective way to catch the ring-tailed monkey.  “Their trap is nothing more than a melon growing on a vine.  The seeds of this melon are the favorite of the monkey.  Knowing this, … Continue reading

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Circumcision’s Added Benefit

God told Abraham that circumcision would be “a sign of the covenant “(Genesis 17:11).  God had promised “in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:3), and “you shall be the father of many nations” (Genesis … Continue reading

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The Self-Destructive Sting

A honey bee colony has three types of bees associated with it: the queen; the workers (females); the drones (males).  It is the worker bees which sting.  “A honey bee will sting when it perceives a threat to its hive, … Continue reading

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The Works of the Flesh

The wording “the works of the flesh” should not be taken as saying that flesh itself is inherently evil.  God called His creation very good (Gen. 1:26, 31).  We are marvelously created (Psalm 139:14).  Jesus dwelt in the same flesh … Continue reading

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