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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
Our text of study is Ephesians 4:15. It reads, “but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ.” The context concerns the use of spiritual gifts, and roles in … Continue reading
Hinduism is the third largest of the world’s religions. It numbers about 1.05 billion. Most of these live in South Asia (Largest Religions in the World, worldatlas.com). More than 3 million live in the U.S.A. (Wikipedia). Origin The word ‘Hindu’ … Continue reading
“If our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God” (1 John 3:20-21). The context concerns love. John has instructed, “My little … Continue reading
Society is filled with self-centered people. It always has been, to one degree or another. It is all about them. They are only your friends or close family members, so long as they see a direct benefit to them. The … Continue reading
Have you heard the ancient Indian story of the blind men and the elephant? Here is a version of it retold in a poem by John Godfrey Saxe: Blind Men and the Elephant “It was six men of Indostan to learning … Continue reading
“But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful” (Colossians 3:14-15). Three things … Continue reading
“We ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another” (Titus 3:3). Why should Christians be peaceable, gentle, and humble toward others? (cf. Titus 3:2). The answer is … Continue reading
“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,” (Ephesians 2:4). The word “but” sets forth a great contrast. Paul has just reminded the Ephesians of man’s sin problem. The Gentiles had … Continue reading
“For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another, but when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared… He saved … Continue reading