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The Sermon on the Mount

Outline XIII Fasting   Matt. 6:16-18—“Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you,They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou ap­pear not […]

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Judging

Does the Bible forbid or allow one human to judge another human in light of Matthew 7:1, “Judge not that ye be not judged.” In general, today’s society advocates tolerance. Every person is believed to have the right to determine good and evil for themselves and may do so without any opposition from another. We […]

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Dealing with Difficult People

What does the Bible say about dealing with difficult people? Considering when the Bible was written, it is hard to think that its authors would have taken the time to write about such petty issues. God in his eternal wisdom and providence knew that as a result of the fall, his people would struggle with […]

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Judging

“Tolerate! Tolerate! Tolerate!” This is the demand of the postmodern world today. Much of the church world echoes this demand with words such as, “Do not judge, just love the brother.” How common is it for the false church not to embrace the world’s demands, put a “Christian perspective” on them, and then claim them […]

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Proper Judging in a Time of Tolerance

To judge is to make a pronouncement of what is right or wrong. The common view today is that we may not judge, but rather are to show tolerance. We must accept homosexuality as a viable lifestyle, abortion as a personal choice and drunkenness as a fun past time. The world openly embraces all manner […]

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Jackets and Judges

The following story was sent in by 11-year-old Gina Verburg of Lansing, Illinois. Thank you, Gina! Tom McCon was playing with his motorcycles. “Vroom! Smash!” cried five-year-old Tom. “Boo-eee!” He ran his toy ambulance to the crash and brought the injured toy man to the small box that served as a hospital. “He’s dead! He […]

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Judging One Another

The Bible is the Gospel of Peace. Through the work of our Lord Jesus Christ, we have peace with God. This truth we believe is the foundation for our walk of faith. But there is more. This gospel also gives us instruction how to have peace with our neighbor and to have peace with ourselves. […]

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Judging One Another in Love

Wrong and sinful judging of one another can cause serious harm, not only to the individual Christian, but also the Body of Christ.  The Pharisee of Jesus’ day is an example of how not to judge.  He had a very high regard for himself and utter contempt for those who did not belong to his […]

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Romans 2

INTRODUCTION In Romans Paul is treating the relationship between the Jews and the Gentiles who were dwelling together within the sphere of the early church. In the first chapter of this epistle, he has described the repulsiveness of the sins which were to be found among the heathen Gentiles. He realizes, however, that this may […]

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