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Mar 04 2013

How can we know God’s will?

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When faced with choices and decisions, how can we know what God’s will would be?  According to the Bible,  there are two “tests” that we can apply in order to help us to know whether the choice we are considering is what God wants us to do or not. These “tests” are to see how …

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Aug 19 2012

When Kindness is Unkind

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J.R. Miller, published 1913 The demand today is that all things should be made easy. It is so in homes. Nothing must be hard for children. They must be tenderly nurtured. Their burdens must not be made too heavy. Their tasks must not be made too exacting. Their wishes must never be refused. Even their …

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Jul 18 2012

What does "The LORD says to my Lord" mean?

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A Psalm of David. The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool." (Psalms 110:1) This verse is seen five times in scripture (Psalms 110:1, Matthew 22:44, Mark 12:36, Luke 20:42, Acts 2:34). The first occurrence is in Psalms 110:1. To understand the meaning or context …

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Jul 15 2012

Gifts of the Spirit by John Piper

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The last two posts have been about talents and gifts of the Sprit. I am posting (with permission) a sermon by John Piper on Gifts of the Spirit. You can click on the audio to listen or read the sermon below. Calling all Clay Pots 2 Corinthians 4 I would like to try to persuade …

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May 22 2012

If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off

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A number of years ago, I was reading an article about a Christian who was having trouble overcoming a sexual sin.  He was found profusely bleeding as he tried to hack off his sexual organ. Fortunately, he was found in time to be saved from bleeding to death. He apparently took  Matthew 5:29-30 literally which …

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