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15
Feb

The Fruit of Kindness

In our discussion of the manifestations of the fruit of the Spirit, we have come to kindness.  This word could hold two possible meanings: fraternal affection or tender concern.  The difference between the word meanings are subtle, yet present.  In fraternal concern, we feel a desire of well-being towards our friends and loved ones that …

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 …

14
Sep

Gnats and Camels

I went to pick up a young teenager to take him to church as I usually did one Sunday and his visiting half-brother wanted to go with us, so I drove both of the boys to church that day which happened to be Halloween, but one of them was wearing a fedora that was part …

27
Jul

Lessons from the Desert

When we think of a desert, we think of hot sun, dry weather, and no water; the vary place that you probably do not want to live in for the long term.  God sent the Israelites into the desert wilderness to test their strength.  Would they complain about the lack of water? Yep.  How about …

6
Jul

The Purpose of the Church Part 3

As we discuss what the purpose of the church is, we have looked at the role of leadership, being to equip the members to preach the Gospel in their life, and then we looked at how we as believers need to interact with one another.  Next we want to consider what we are a congregation …

19
Jul

Microwave Solutions to a Crock-Pot Problem

I was challenged with the question of Evangelism recently.  The person was frustrated about losing friends because of evangelizing and wanted some advice, so I told him that I would consider the question.  After all, Jesus did say that people will persecute us for following Him (John 15:18-23), but does that reflect our life or …

8
Jan

An Open Letter in Our Mind-Numbed Age

For today’s article, I wanted to resurrect a letter that I wrote almost five years ago.  To set the stage, I had just graduated with my doctors degree and I was teaching at Bucknell University.  I was always in contact with several of my teachers from High School and I noticed that my old principal …

19
Sep

Give Your Money…Give Your Life

Once again a book crosses my path that made me think a little bit, and even reflect on my past, contemplate my present, and plan my future.  I read a book on money!  I have read the Christian argument for giving from every possible angle in the Christian circles.  Some people will quote lots of …