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Moral Perfection

I believe that a major misunderstanding exists among some Christians and among many non-Christians.  I am speaking of the need for moral perfection, flawless performance of God’s law, or absolute sinless living.  When a Christian has this misunderstanding, the consequences … Continue reading

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Fire in My Bones

“Then I said, ‘I will not make mention of Him, nor speak anymore in His name” (Jeremiah 20:9a). Jeremiah was tired of the fight.  He was mocked by what seemed like everyone (Jeremiah 20:7, 10).  He was in derision daily … Continue reading

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Sexual Identity and Sexual Confusion

This is a very confusing world.  Bruce Jenner is now known as Caitlyn Jenner.  The NEA considered replacing “mother” with “birthing parent.”  Employers are requiring employees to use preferred pronouns.  Toronto police were recently asking for help finding a missing … Continue reading

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Put On… (Colossians 3:12-15)

It is said that a tradition sprang up, in the early years of church history, concerning the garments worn following baptism.  The historian Philip Schaff wrote, “During the week following, the neophytes wore white garments as a symbol of purity” … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth: (#1) Ingredients

The key word in the book of 2 Peter is “knowledge.”  It appears in some form 16 times [knowledge (1:2, 1:3; 1:5; 1:6; 1:8; 2:20; 3:18); know(s) (1:12; 2:9; 3:17); knowing (1:14; 1:20; 3:3); known (1:16; 2:21 x2)].  Value is … Continue reading

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Serving Only When it is Convenient

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

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The Truth in Love

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

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World Religions: Hinduism

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

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Conscience: Confidence Toward God

“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

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Loving Loyalty

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

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