A Time to Be Renewed WALK BY FAITH

The believer who lives by faith will “go on unto perfection” (He brews 6:1). But the believer who lives by sight will “draw back unto perdition” (Hebrews 10:39). The Greek word translated “perdition” is used about twenty times in the New Testament and is translated by different words: “perish” (Acts...

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A Time to Be Renewed NATURE DETERMINES APPETITE

Yes, nature determines appetite. The pig wants slop but the sheep desires green pastures. Nature also determines behavior. An eagle flies because it has an eagle’s nature, and a dolphin swims because that is the nature of the dolphin. Nature determines environment: squirrels climb trees, moles burrow underground, and trout...

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A Time to Be Renewed GRACE AT WORK

What is grace? It is God’s provision for our every need when we need it. Someone has made an acrostic of the word grace: God’s Riches Available at Christ’s Expense. There is never a shortage of grace. God is sufficient for our spiritual ministries as well as for our material...

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A Time to Be Renewed WHEN THE GOING IS TOUGH

The word afflicted means “suffering in difficult circumstances.” The phrase in trouble is a good translation. The Apostle Paul used this word to describe the circumstances he was in as he suffered for the Gospel’s sake (2 Timothy 2:9). As God’s people going through life, we must often endure difficulties...

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