Tag Archives: Luke 12

Peace Series: Peace or Sword?

“Do not think that I came to bring peace but a sword.  For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will … Continue reading

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Seven Sins Against the Spirit

Numerous are the sins mentioned within the pages of the Bible. In a very real way, every sin which we commit is a sin against God (Psalm 51:3-4; Exodus 16:1-2 cf., 16:7-8; Numbers 14: 1-2 cf. 14:27; Numbers 16:11; Acts … Continue reading

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Wisdom for Worry/ Answers for Anxiety

The word “anxiety” word is from a Latin word meaning “to strangle.” The word “worry” is from an old English word meaning “to strangle.” Adam Clark indicates that the Biblical word, merimnao, can be used of “dividing or distracting the … Continue reading

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Parables: Counting the Cost

“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

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Parables: Riches

“What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?  Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”  ~ Mark 8:36-37 “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life … Continue reading

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The Weather: Everyone’s Talking About It!

People in every age, I suppose, have been interested in weather.  Mark Twain once observed, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”  Donald DeYoung has written, “People talk about the weather more than any other topic, … Continue reading

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