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Six Woes (Isaiah 5)

The house of Israel (Judah) was the LORD’s vineyard (Isaiah 5:1-7).  The nation was to bring forth good grapes, but instead it brought forth wild grapes (Isaiah 5:2).  It is in this context, six woes are pronounced.  Let’s notice… 1. … Continue reading

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Listen to Both Sides

“He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him” (Proverbs 18:13). “The first one to plead his cause seems right, until his neighbor comes and examines him” (Proverbs 18:17). These verses are cautioning … Continue reading

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The Testing of One’s Faith

Make no mistake about it.  One’s faith will be tested, and tested again, in this life.  James writes of “the testing of your faith” (James 1:3).  These tests are common to man (1 Corinthians 10:13).  We should not be surprised … Continue reading

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Ghosting (Don’t Ghost Me)

Are you familiar with this word, and its modern usage?  I was not, until recently.  What does the word mean?  Here are some definitions – Psychology Today: “Ghosting… is having someone that you believe cares about you, whether it be … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Borrowing

The Bible is clear that we should be willing to lend and share, if we are able, with those in need.  “A good man deals graciously and lends” (Psalm 112:5).  “Give to  him who asks you, and from him who … Continue reading

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Voting

Some church members have been duped into believing that Christian principles should be checked at the door of the voting booth.  (1) Some have been told that the First Amendment requires this.  It does no such thing.  All the First … Continue reading

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