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18
Jan

The Fruit of Peace

Last week we looked at the manifestation of joy in our life with Christ.  That joy, stemming from the love of Christ, will thus lead us to peace.  This manifestation melts away the worries of life and leads us to be calm in Christ.  Examine the advise Jesus gives us in the Sermon on the …

21
Dec

The Fruit of Love

When I was a young man and not devoted to God, I had an intense hatred for all the world.  I did not merely dislike the world, nor was I passively disinterested.  Hate is a strong feeling, but it is the word that best describes my attitude toward people that I was forced to see …

16
Nov

The Judas Kiss

In our post last week I talked about the various failing of the apostles and how those failures did not impact our Savior’s love for us.  I had a series of technical difficulties and though I could have included Judas’s sin, I opted not to at the time, but since Judas was the motivation for …

2
Nov

The Purpose of the Law

If you are familiar with the famous DISC profile, than you may well know that a high C personality loves rules and will do everything possible to follow them.  I want my accountant to be a high C personality because I know that none of the complicated IRS rules will be broken in my taxes; …

26
Oct

Deceiving Standards

Truth is best defined as “fidelity to a standard” meaning that something is true if it matches the object that it is defined by.  God commanded the Israelites to have honest measures to weigh out quantities of foods for payment or sacrifice.  He commanded the weights to be exactly as said they were and not …

19
Oct

Sour Grapes and Sin

“Like Father Like Son” is a statement that we sometimes hear around our world today.  It is an unfair analogy and it unjustly hurts people whom are judged by a family member’s conduct.  It happened to me in high school.  I, like my brother, played in various band courses but in my tenth grade year …

12
Oct

The Vision Fulfilled

Life is not destined to carry on as it is now.  Some things we can control and some we cannot.  The worst thing we can do is resign ourselves to poor life circumstances.  In our finances, many people will believe that they will always have a car payment or a credit card balance.  How many …

5
Oct

Building the Tombs

History is in the eye of the beholder, and we can never say what we would do if we suddenly found ourselves generations past.  If we were in the time of Columbus, would we think that the earth was round or flat?  If we looked into Copernicus’s telescope and considered his model for the sun-centered …

28
Sep

Whitewashed Tombs

When I lived in Wyoming, the greenest place in town was the cemetery.  When I first began my running exercises, it was in the mazes of roadways that I timed myself, always working on running more and more.  I walked there with a book, and even rode through on the bike on several occasions.  It …

31
Aug

Twice the Son of Hell

As we live our life in awareness that we are here to spread the Gospel (Romans 10:14-15), we need to remember that faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).  This means that we should walk in faith, not putting our trust in a program or a …

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