Monthly Archives: June 2016

THE WOUNDS OF A “TRUE FRIEND”

 PROVERBS 27:5-6: “Open criticism is better than unexpressed love. Wounds made by a friend are intended to help, but an enemy’s kisses are too much to bear.” (GW)‭‭ OBSERVATION: Do you have a friend in your life that is completely … Continue reading

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LAW -or- GRACE?

 GALATIANS 2:19-21: “When I tried to obey the laws in the Scriptures, those laws killed me. As a result, I live in a relationship with God. I have been crucified with Christ. I no longer live, but Christ lives in … Continue reading

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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU “EXAMINED” YOURSELF?

 II CORINTHIANS 13:5-6: “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust that you will know that we are … Continue reading

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IS “RELATIVISM” BIBLICAL?

   II KINGS 17:40-41: “The people of Israel had refused to listen and made up their own rules, as they had done from the beginning. These ⌊other⌋ nations worshiped the LORD but also served their own idols. So did their … Continue reading

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IS “SOCIALISM” BIBLICAL?

 II CORINTHIANS 9:9-11: “Scripture says, “The righteous person gives freely to the poor. His righteousness continues forever.” God gives seed to the farmer and food to those who need to eat. God will also give you seed and multiply it. … Continue reading

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FIRE – IT CAN DESTROY…OR PURIFY!

 PROVERBS 17:3: “The crucible is for refining silver and the smelter for gold, but the one who purifies hearts ⌊by fire⌋ is the LORD.” (GW)‭‭ OBSERVATION: Do you remember “Smokey the Bear”? As a child I grew up with the … Continue reading

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TAKING AN INVENTORY OF OUR LIFE

 II CORINTHIANS 5:9-10: “Whether we live in the body or move out of it, our goal is to be pleasing to him. All of us must appear in front of Christ’s judgment seat. Then all people will receive what they … Continue reading

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