FAITH WALK UNDESERVED TREATMENT

Psalms 103—104, 1 Corinthians 2 • Key Verses: Psalm 103:10-12 “It’s just not fair,” we sometimes say, perhaps not thinking too clearly about what we are saying. If someone is being fair toward us, he is following a standard of what is right and proper, not giving consideration to anything...

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FAITH WALK RESOLUTIONS

Psalms 100—102, 1 Corinthians 1 • Key Verses: Psalm 101:2—3 As we approach December 31 every year, we start to think about making New Year’s, resolutions, some of which we keep well into the next day! Far too often our resolutions are far too short-lived. Some people find it more...

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FAITH WALK HANDSHAKES AND HUGS

Psalms 97-99, Romans 16 • Key Verse: Romans 16:16 When we hear the word church, if we think only of a building, we miss the point. The word does apply to a church building; in reality the church is people. Actually, if you take the people out of the building,...

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FAITH WALK BALANCED WORSHIP

Psalms 94-96, Romans 15:14—33 • Key Verses: Psalm 95:1, 6 Do you have a preferred “style” of worship? In some churches only a piano and organ are allowed for accompaniment, and if it isn’t in the hymnal, it isn’t sung. In other churches the drummer sits behind a Plexiglas wall...

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FAITH WALK GOD’S SECRET PLACE

Psalms 91-93, Romans 15:1—13 Key Verse: Psalm 91:1 Did you have a secret hideout when you were a child? A place where you could go to feel safe and protected? Mine was in the woods behind our house, beside a bubbling brook. God has a secret place too. It’s called...

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FAITH WALK TWO PRIORITIES

Psalms, 89-90, Romans 14 Key Verse: Romans 14:19 Some of the most difficult disagreements are over what is considered right or wrong; The Bible is very clear on some things, but not on others; hence, the disagreements. We call these issues “gray areas.” • How to handle the gray areas...

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FAITH WALK MAKE THE MARK

Psalms 84—86, Romans 12 Key Verses: Romans 12:1—2 In his commentary on Romans, Ray Steelman tells the following story. “Many years ago a man was walking through Union Station in Chicago. It was busy and crowded. He had been thinking of what he might do with his life. It suddenly...

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FAITH WALK FROM THEOLOGY TO DOXOLOGY

Psalms 81—83, Romans 11:19—36 • Key Verses: Romans 11:33—36 The first verse of Romans 12 says, “Therefore.” What Paul says next flows out of the first 11 chapters. You cannot rightly understand and practice Romans 12:1 if you do not consider Romans 1-11. The first chapters teach us about God;...

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FAITH WALK HARD OF HEARING

Psalms 79-80, Romans 11:1-18 • Key Verses: Romans 11:7-8 Ever hear of “selective hearing loss”? I don’t know if the condition is medically valid, but at times I have seen it. Here is what it looks like: A person hears some things but riot others. What he hears is not...

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