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Tag Archives: mercy
Roe v. Wade Overturned, Now What?
A great legal victory occurred on June 24, 2022. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade after more than 49 years (Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization). The issue of abortion is returned to the states. Now what? … Continue reading
Posted in Abortion, Ethics, Family, Forgiveness, Homosexuality, Marriage, Priorities, stewardship Tagged all have sinned, amy coney barrett, anti-abortion, anti-same sex marriage, brett kavanaugh, changing hearts and minds, clarence thomas, Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization, donald trump, elder son, Forgiveness, forgiving, Grace, in the news, john roberts, June 24 2022, June 26 2015, legislating morality, legislating sin, light of world, mercy, neil gorsuch, Obergefell v Hodges, politics, pro-family, pro-life, prohibition, Roe v Wade, roe v. wade, salt of earth, salvation more important than politics, samuel alito, stewardship, the gospel's power to change hearts and minds, voting 1 Comment
The Truly Wise
“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13). The truly wise demonstrate their wisdom in two ways. (1) They demonstrate it by good … Continue reading
Posted in christian growth, Christian Influence, Preachers, Textual study, Word Study Tagged adam clarke, asv, bitter envy, christian living, demonic, diakritos, earthly wisdom, education, eirenike, eleous, envy, epieikes, epistemon, eritheian, esv, eupeithes, foy valentine, full of good fruit, full of mercy, gentle, good conduct, good fruit, good works, Guy N. Woods, hagne, how to show wisdom, hupokritos, IQ, James 1:22, James 3:1, James 3:13-18, jealousy, jj turner, Matthew 7:24, meekness, mercy, nasb, peaceable, poor teacher, pure, r.l. whiteside, rubel shelly, self seeking, sensual, sophos, teacher, thayer, unwavering, varience, vines, willing to yield, Wisdom, wisdom from above, wise teacher, without hypocrisy, without partiality, zelon 1 Comment
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
Posted in Apologetics, History, World Religions Tagged atman, avatars, beliefs, bhakti marga, book handbook of todays religions, Brahma, brahmin, britanica, caste, caste system, christianity v. hinduism, cobra festival, don simpson, don stewart, God, Grace, gyana marga, hindism, holy cow, india, indus river, jnana marga, josh mcdowell, karma, karma marga, kshatriyas, love, manu, mercy, moksha, monotheism, mundaka upanished, name origin, nirvana, numbers, origin, path of action, path of devotion, path of knowledge, polytheism, reincarnation, ron clayton, salvation, samsara, Shiva, south asia, stats, subcontinent, svetasuatara upanished, temple of rats, trimurti, untouchables, varna, Vishnu, vyshyas, world atlas, World Religions 1 Comment
Thoughts From The Prophets: Justice, Mercy and Humility
“He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8). The prophet Micah was trying to promote … Continue reading
Matthew 12:1-8 – Situation Ethics?
“At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on the Sabbath. And His disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the heads of grain and to eat. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, ‘Look, Your … Continue reading
Posted in Ethics, Mercy, Sabbath Tagged angelfire, book: piloting the strait, c.e. dorris, circumcision, dave miller, David, Deuteronomy 23:25-26, Exodus 12:16, greater tha temple, Hosea 6:6, Leviticus 19:9-10, Lord of sabbath, Matthew 12, mercy, mercy not sacrifice, pharisees, pharisees sabbath rules, plucking grain, priests, sabbath, showbread, situation ethics, situational ethics Leave a comment
Peace Series: Wisdom From Above
“When a man’s ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him” (Proverbs 16:7). This is a proverbial statement, a general truth in life; it is not to be taken as an iron clad … Continue reading
Posted in Mercy, Peace, Proverbs, Textual study Tagged book of proverbs, earthly wisdon, good fruits, hagiasmos, Hebrews 12:14, if possible live peacebly with all, James 3:17, make enemies to be at peace, mercy, peace, peace series, peaceable, Proverbs 16:17, pure, pursue peace and holiness, Romans 12:18, see the Lord, willing to yield, Wisdom, wisdom from above, without hypocrisy, without partiality Leave a comment
Peace Series: Righteousness and Peace Have Kissed
“Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed” (Psalm 85:10). If God demanded righteous according to truth without mercy there could be no peace. This is true because “all have sinned and fall short of the glory … Continue reading
Posted in Jesus, Mercy, Peace, Prophecy, psalms, Textual study, Word Study Tagged Jesus, john the baptizer, mercy, mercy and truth meet, peace, peace series, Psalm 85:10, righteousness, righteousness and peace kiss, tom wacaster, truth Leave a comment
Mercy Series: God Cares About All
“Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning election, they are beloved for the sake of the Fathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For as you were once disobedient to God, yet … Continue reading
Posted in Mercy, Race, Soul Winning, Textual study, Word Study Tagged debtor to greeks and barbarians wise and unwise, God cares about all, God wanted the gentiles to reach israel., jew and gentile relations, k.c. moser, mercy, Race, Romans 11:28-32, song lead me to one soul today, Soul Winning, the gentiles obtained mercy by israel's general disobedience, will houghton Leave a comment
Mercy Series: God’s Sovereignty
“And he said, ‘Please show me Your glory.’ Then He said, ‘I will make My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious on whom I will be gracious, … Continue reading
Posted in calvinism, God's Sovereignty, Mercy, Textual study, Word Study Tagged exegeiro, Exodus 33:18-20, God chose isaac and not abraham's other sons, God chose isaac and not ishmael, God chose jacob and not esau, God chose to work His plan through abraham and isaac and jacob, God raised up Pharoah, God's Sovereignty, how did God harden pharaoh's heart, I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion, I will have mercy on who I will have mercy, it is not of him who wills nor of him who runs but of God, list of abraham's sons, mercy, no one can see my face and live, no one has seen God, Pharoah, robert taylor jr., robin haley, Romans 9:10-13, Romans 9:14-16, Romans 9:6-9, roy deaver, seeing God, you cannot see my face 3 Comments
Mercy Series: Praying For Mercy
“He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax-collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus … Continue reading
Posted in Mercy, Prayer, Textual study, Word Study Tagged advocate, attitude, boldly, eleos, Hebrews 4:14-16, hilaskomai, humble, humble exalted, intercession, Jesus our high priest, Luke 18:9-14, mercy, mercy seat, parable of pharisee and tax collector, parrhesia, pray for forgiveness, prayer, robert milligan, self righteous, shekinah, the throne of grace, who allowed on mountain Leave a comment