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Truth: Who decides what is Right and Wrong?

Before we can have an intelligent discussion about hot-button issues, we must establish that there is a standard for truth, and that such a standard is far greater and more reliable than popular opinion.

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Teaching the Truth With Love

Why are we willing to speak and teach the truth---even when it is unpopular? Are we teaching the truth to inflate our own self-righteousness? OR... Do we hope to lead people away from the catastrophic consequences of their choices? Are we teaching the truth because we love God and seek to glorify Him? OR... Do we simply seek self-promotion? The truth must be taught, but we must teach it with love.

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Taking Action Against Sin

People used to say things like, "the devil made me do it," or "I can't help it, I was born this way!" Even in the Garden of Eden, Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the serpent. The facts remain clear: our own desire lures us into sin.

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How Do I Read Through the Book of Numbers?

Numbers is the fourth book in the Old Testament, in the section known as either the Pentateuch, The Torah, or The Books of Moses. The majority of scholars agree that it was written by Moses through inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Like Leviticus, there are passages which may seem dry or insignificant, and yet there is much to be learned in this section of the Bible. How do we read through it?

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In Whom or in What do we Truly Trust?

Who or what is your “safe place”?

Who or what gives you a sense of security?

It’s easy to pay lip service to God while we place our trust in earthly supports.

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Why Children Need Spiritual Instruction from Their Parents

We cannot expect our children to cling to their faith with conviction if they are only exposed to God for 3% of their life. Some will undoubtably cling to their faith because the Word of God is powerful whether we wield it or not, but if we neglect to teach our children, history (particularly biblical history) teaches us that only a remnant will remain.

Parents, the job of spiritual instruction was never meant to rest squarely on the shoulders of the Bible class teachers.

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Learning About Pre-Modern Bibles

During my college years, I was blessed to worship and work with an amazing group of Christians. Our preacher loved to learn and teach. Because of that congregation, I didn't just get a college education, I also received a very thorough Bible education! I asked our preacher for information about the origins of the Bible… Continue reading Learning About Pre-Modern Bibles

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Wisdom from Proverbs – Scripture Writing Plan for March

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1.5 Our lives are peppered with daily choices, and the impact of our choices may have far-reaching consequences. To navigate through our words and our choices, we need wisdom. Living in… Continue reading Wisdom from Proverbs – Scripture Writing Plan for March

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5 Scriptures to Pray When Faced with the Impossible

In our self-determining society, we place great emphasis on our own will-power. We believe we can do anything we put our mind to---until we collide with the impossible. Our "impossible" does not have to be Mount Everest; it can be as simple as raising a strong-willed child. Your "impossible" could be a loved one addicted… Continue reading 5 Scriptures to Pray When Faced with the Impossible

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February Scripture Writing Plan: The Love of the Lord

Romantic love is splendid, but its presence or absence does not determine our value.

Romantic love is euphoric, but only lasts for a short time.

Romantic love is beautiful, but it pales in comparison to the love of God.

For the month of February, our Scripture Writing Plan will focus on the love of God because there is no greater love than His.