A Time to Be Renewed GRACE GIVING

During my years of ministry, I have endured many offering appeals. I have listened to pathetic tales about unbelievable needs. I have forced myself to laugh at old jokes that were supposed to make it easier for me to part with my money. I have been scolded, shamed, and almost...

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A Time to Be Renewed SEAT OF POWER

The Christian really operates in two spheres: the human and the divine, the visible and the invisible. Physically, he is on the earth in a human body—but spiritually he is seated with Christ in the heavenly sphere. It is this heavenly sphere that provides the power and direction for the...

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A Time to Be Renewed BEWARE OF RICHES

Many people must have more and more material things in order to be happy and feel successful. But riches can be a trap and lead to bondage, not freedom. Instead of giving satisfaction, riches can create additional desires; and these must be satisfied. Instead of providing help and health, an...

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A Time to Be Renewed GOD’S WISDOM

Having contemplated God’s great plan of salvation for Jews and Gentiles, all Paul could do was sing a hymn of praise (see below).As someone has remarked, “Theology becomes doxology!” Only a God as wise as our God could take the fall of ancient Israel, for example, and turn it into...

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