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How to Fight Back God’s Way

How to Fight Back God’s Way

“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Luke 6:27-30 Hold up your hand if you meticulously follow Jesus’ commands in Luke 6? No. I didn’t raise my hand either. However, this is what Jesus expects and […]

The Way Out of Temptation

The Way Out of Temptation

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13-14 Have you ever heard someone say, “God will never give you more than you can handle?” Well, that sounds good, but it’s nowhere to be found in the Bible. However, in regard to temptation, that saying does apply. “He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.” By the way, before […]

When You’re Hot You’re Hot

When You’re Hot You’re Hot

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Romans 12:11 Does that sound like you? Never lacking in zeal? A spiritual fervor that keeps on keeping on? Your Christian service meter stays on high all the time? To be honest, my zeal for Christian service has been up and down, hot and cold, with long periods of inactivity. Conversely, my faith has remained constant. I believe, trust, and know that I am His, and He watches over me. Most, if not all, of us have been up and down in spiritual fervor. If that wasn’t the […]

Wanderers from the Faith

Wanderers from the Faith

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 1 Timothy 6:10-11 In recent days, we’ve looked at materialism and greed. Before we move unto another theme, I want to explore something Paul said to Timothy about money. In particular, I want us to think about how the love of money causes some people to wander from the faith. Paul is talking about more […]

Six Warning Signs of Greed

Six Warning Signs of Greed

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15 Some sections of scripture, we bypass, not because we don’t understand or intend to ignore the instruction, but because we think it doesn’t apply. Our focus text today may be a good example of a text we choose to overlook. “Be on your guard against all kinds of greed.” I have never thought of myself as a greedy person. How about you? But rather than jump onto another Biblical text, let’s stop a moment […]

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