• TELLING THE TRUTH

    Matthew 5:33   “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.’ 34  But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35  or by the earth, for it […]

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  • GUARD YOUR HEART

    Proverbs 4:23  Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Philippians 4:6 and 7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your […]

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  • AN ANCHOR FOR THE SOUL

    Ephesians 4:14  Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Heb 6:19  We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. We have […]

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  • HOLLOW AND DECEPTIVE PHILOSOPHY

    Colossians 2:8  See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. In addition to having right beliefs, what we don’t believe is also important. In a broad sense, the philosophy of our age is Secularism, starting […]

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  • RIGHTEOUSNESS EXALTS A NATION

    Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. We have all been dismayed as we have witnessed hatred, anger, rioting, and destruction sweep across our nation.  Tony Perkins wrote, “the abuse of power, disregard for human life, and the wanton destruction and uncontrolled rage we are witnessing in cities […]

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  • BEARING WITH EACH OTHER

    Ephesians 4:2  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. The Greek word for “bearing with” (or being tolerant with) each other is anexo which means exercising self-restraint and tolerance; enduring (patiently), putting up with, forbearing each other.  Webster’s Dictionary defines tolerance as “to be patient or self-controlled when subject to annoyance […]

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  • LONGSUFFERING

    Galatians 5:22,23   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Many of us have suffered from events that come at us from the outside.  In addition there is the suffering we face from physical sickness, ungodly attitudes of those around us, […]

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  • SUPPRESSION OF TRUTH

    Romans 1:18-21  The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities— […]

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  • MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE

    Matthew 5:31  “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32  But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery. Some Rabbis had a strict view of […]

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  • ADULTERY

    Matthew 5:27-30   “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’   But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to […]

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