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Temperance (Part 1 of 4)

Temperance (Part 1 of 4)

James 1:19-20 (KJV) “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.” In 44 years of pastoral ministry, I have not interacted with anyone who regretted that they...

The Sin Factor

The Sin Factor

1 John 3:9 (KJV) “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” The following is in response to the question of “What does this Scripture mean?”  One of the main “Rules for Reading” and...

Knowing God’s Plan

Knowing God’s Plan

Last week we discussed “Understanding God’s Plan?”  We ended with… What’s God’s desire, pleasure, and will for us?  It’s simple… Love God. Love others. Rest. Work. Do good works. It’s enough to know this.  It’s enough to seek God’s face.  It’s enough to study His...

Understanding God’s Plan?

Understanding God’s Plan?

Question:  Why is it so hard to understand God’s plan for our lives?  If He had such a big plan (the universe, heaven, hell, etc.) why didn’t He create our brains smart enough to comprehend it all? This question is very similar to that of Job’s… Job 13:20-24 (KJV)...

Christians Hurt Me

Christians Hurt Me

Question:  How should we respond when someone says that they don’t want to come to church because a Christian has hurt them? The two statements I’ve heard most often from those who will not attend church are, “I don’t trust Christians, I’ve been hurt by too many of...

The Promise of Pain (Part 5 of 5)

The Promise of Pain (Part 5 of 5)

Romans 8:18 (KJV) “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Last week we discussed… As I experienced “life” in the “light” of Scripture, I’ve learned that Pain produces … PRUNING...

The Promise of Pain (Part 4 of 5)

The Promise of Pain (Part 4 of 5)

Romans 8:18 (KJV) “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Last week we discussed… As I experienced “life” in the “light” of Scripture, I’ve learned that Pain produces … PRUNING...

The Promise of Pain (Part 3 of 5)

The Promise of Pain (Part 3 of 5)

Romans 8:18 (KJV) “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Last week we discussed… There is a human myth promulgated to the masses – “Happiness = the absence of pain!”  Nothing...

The Promise of Pain (Part 2 of 5)

The Promise of Pain (Part 2 of 5)

Romans 8:18 (KJV) “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Last week we ended with … There is always a “Promise” in the “Pain” God ordains and/or allows… Psalm 30:5 (KJV) “For...

The Promise of Pain (Part 1 of 5)

The Promise of Pain (Part 1 of 5)

Romans 8:18 (KJV) “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Few people look forward to being in the state of pain.  There are those who present a mental illness that prompts them...

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