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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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Cursed Be Canaan

A preacher and dear friend in Africa contacted me, asking me to explain why Noah cursed Canaan (Genesis 9:18-27).  Let’s consider the text… “Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard.  Then he drank of the wine and … Continue reading

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The Self-Destructive Sting

A honey bee colony has three types of bees associated with it: the queen; the workers (females); the drones (males).  It is the worker bees which sting.  “A honey bee will sting when it perceives a threat to its hive, … 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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Be an Example

“Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”  (1 Timothy 4:12). Paul lived his life as a Christian role model for others.  He … Continue reading

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This Coming School Year

Did you know that the term “school,” as used for a place of learning, is derived from the Greek “schole,” which means “leisure”? It seems that the Greek mind so closely connected the concept of leisure with the pursuit of … Continue reading

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Ethics: Tongue (Part 2)

We are social creatures.  We like to talk.  The Bible warns, “In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise” (Proverbs 10:19).  We must learn to control our tongues (James 1:26).  The … Continue reading

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ETHICS: TONGUE (Part I)

John Locke has written, “God having designed men for a social creature … furnished him also with language … Man therefore had by nature his organs so fashioned, as to be fit to frame articulate sounds … It was further … Continue reading

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In The News: “Liars”

1994 ( S. Carolina ): Susan Smith claimed that her children had been taken when she was car-jacked by a “black man.” In truth, she had drowned her two sons, ages fourteen months and three years. The motive evidently was … Continue reading

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Marital Issues

When marriage is what it is supposed to be it is wonderful. Husbands are to “so love their wives as their own bodies” (Ephesians 5:28) and “even as Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it” (Ephesians 5:28). Wives … Continue reading

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