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Contentment……..and Anxiety

This speech was presented at the Young People’s Convention this past year in Lynden, Washington.   In preparing me to give this speech on contentment God used content people. One was a grandmother in Israel. When asked what she thought “contentment” was she pondered a minute and then said, “Contentment is the key to life.” […]

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Peer Pressure

INTRODUCTION 1. A dictionary defines peers as those persons who are “of the same rank, value, quality, ability, etc…” a. In what way are all of God’s people peers of one another? b. How are teenagers peers of one another? 2. “Peer pressure” is a common way to describe the influence that peers can and […]

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The Signs of the Times

I. INTRODUCTION By the phrase “the signs of the times” we mean signs which indicate the coming of our Lord.  These signs occur throughout the history of the New Dispensation.  They occur in nature, in the nations and in the church.  They will occur up until the Lord Jesus returns again to condemn the world […]

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Opinionating in Love (3)

By faith we have seen that what is basic to loving ourselves is knowing ourselves.  And part of the basics to knowing ourselves is knowing the difference between what we know for certain and what we do not.  I say by faith and in certain conviction that God is Creator and I am a creature.  […]

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Opinionating in Love (2)

  Before you or I can love someone in giving our opinions to him or her, we must know what the Bible means by the commandment: thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.  This love for the neighbor flows, of course, from our love for God which love for God has, of course, as its […]

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Opinionating in Love (1)

The greatest opinion we can make is made in the company of another.  And that companion is LOVE.  My conviction in these next articles, therefore, is that I Corinthians 13 applies to our opinion-making.  Faith, hope, and the greatest of these, charity, that is, love, abide.  So these all including love must abide in all […]

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Wise Opinions

Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. For a dream cometh through the multitude of words. Ecclesiastes 5:2, 3. Guard Thou my thoughts, I Thee implore,  And of […]

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Our Special Place

We have been studying what it means to seek the kingdom as the Bible in Luke 12 explains it. In the face of such an exhortation as “seek the kingdom’’ we need not despair, for we are able to do all such things through Christ Who strengthens us. We may not be proud, however, of […]

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Knowing Who Is Able

“EXHORTATION”: From the Latin: “An urging out of.” From the Bible: “God urging His people out of sin and into His kingdom.” The Holy Spirit in the Bible in Luke 12:29-34 has exhorted us and in our hearts through that Word, does continually exhort us “to seek the kingdom of God.” Rather than seeking anything […]

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So Very Often…

So very often when I read the Bible I do not study it. Oh, I look up from the words once in a while or reread them so that I might think about them a little more —but so very often I run stuck. And it is easy for my mind to wander. My mind […]

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