Category Archives: Bible commentary

Family Commuication, Part 4; Avoid Using a Loud or Angry Tone

We’ve been thinking about healthy communication skills in this blog space for the last several days. We’ve talked about the importance of listening and letting the other person finish talking, the clear wisdom of thinking before you speak, and “speaking … Continue reading

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Family Commuication, Part 3; Speaking the Truth in Love

We’ve been thinking about healthy communication skills in this bulletin space for the last couple of weeks. We’ve talked about the importance of listening and letting the other person finish talking, and the clear wisdom of thinking before you speak. … Continue reading

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Overcoming Tough Sins, Part 5; Pray and Fight For It

Over the past several weeks I’ve been writing occasionally about overcoming tough sins. We started right after New Year’s Day, because that is the traditional time for making resolutions about improvements for our lives. We have talked about how some … Continue reading

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Overcoming Tough Sins, Part 4; Watch Others Do It Right

Over the last few weeks I’ve been writing about how to overcome especially difficult sins in our lives. I’ve discussed eliminating the bad company in our lives who encourage sinful be- havior, learning how to change the channel, and finding … Continue reading

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Overcoming Tough Sins, Part 1

OK, so here we are several weeks (at this point) into 2018. How’re your new year’s resolutions? I’m hopeful that you’re doing well, but if you’re like many of us, you’ve had a stumble or two already. Is it time … Continue reading

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The Marks of Commitment

I was reading a fortune cookie the other day: “Punctuality is a mark of commitment.” Now, I don’t take fortune cookie philosophy too seriously, but it did cause me wonder, “Is that true, and what are the marks of commitment?” … Continue reading

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This Little Light of Mine

It’s a simple song, but it has a profound message—straight from Scripture—”This Light of Mine”. It comes from a the Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus tells us that His disciples are the light of the world (Matt. 5:14). Let’s … Continue reading

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The Encouragement of Involvement

After the defeat of Ammonites and Moabites, lands east of the Jordan River, the Gad, Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh came to Moses and asked if it were possible for them to settle east of the Jordan. They … Continue reading

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THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT, Part 2

Over the last several weeks, on this bulletin page, we’ve been studying Galatians 5:19-23, the famous list of works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit. We’ve looked at the Biblical definition of the works of the flesh … Continue reading

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THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT, CONTINUING GAL 5:19FF

Before we begin talking about the individual qualities of the fruit of the Spirit, we should talk about concept of fruit of the Spirit. First, let’s notice that this fruit is from the Spirit of God; the result of His … Continue reading

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