FAITH WALK OUR COMPETENCE

Proverbs 8—9, 2 Corinthians 3  Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 3:5   Some help-wanted ads sound like only Superman should apply for the job. The job description may include the required education and the amount of experience in the field, plus the abilities that are expected of the person filling the...

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FAITH WALK WHAT GOD HATES

Proverbs 6-7, 2 Corinthians 2 • Key Verse: Proverbs 6:16   “God is love,” says 1 John 4:8. We like that. It is comforting like a warm blanket on a chilly night. But like a rock dropped into the stillness of a pond are the words “God hates.” The ripples...

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FAITH WALK A GATED LIFE

Proverbs 3-5, 2 Corinthians 1 • Key Verses: Proverbs 4:23-27   The term “gated community” is used in real estate ads to describe a secure area, one that is guarded. A wall with a gate surrounds the property, and everyone who goes in and out is monitored. Often a guard...

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FAITH WALK SYSTEMATIC GIVING

Proverbs 1-2, 1 Corinthians 16 • Key Verses: 1 Corinthians 16:1—3   A cartoon featured the sign in front of a church. It boldly announced “Stewardship Sunday” and then meekly suggested, “Try us again next week.” That may reflect our culture’s thinking about giving, but it should not reflect ours....

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FAITH WALK THE DONE UNDONE

Psalms 148-150, 1 Corinthians 15:29-58 Key Verses: 1 Corinthians 15:55—57   You can’t unscramble an egg. That simple statement reminds us that some things, once done, can’t be undone. One noticeable exception is death. In the Resurrection, all that death has done was undone by Jesus.   Deaths sting is...

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FAITH WALK POPEYE THEOLOGY

Psalms 146-147, 1 Corinthians 15:1—28 Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:10   There are words that are a part of our vocabulary today that our par­ents probably never heard. While we do not seem to use codependent as much as we used to, the word dysfunctional is easily attached to family....

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FAITH WALK THIRSTY AND TEACHABLE

FAITH WALK   THIRSTY AND TEACHABLE   Psalms 143-145, 1 Corinthians 14:21—40 Key Verse: Psalm 143:10   As mentioned yesterday, sometimes the problem isn’t with knowing what to do but with doing it. In Psalm 143 David prays not only to know God’s will but to do it. “Show me...

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FAITH WALK THE GATEKEEPER

Psalms 140-142, 1 Corinthians 14:1-20 • Key Verse: Psalm 141:3   We probably get into trouble quicker by what we say than any other, means. A moment of speaking before thinking can result in damage that seems beyond repair. I sometimes say that I have two goals: one is not...

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FAITH WALK NOT ON OUR LIST

Psalms 137—139, 1 Corinthians 13 • Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 13:6   Try this with a group. Ask everyone to finish this sentence: “Love is.” Some of the phrases from 1 Corinthians 13 will he suggested, but one undoubtedly will not. It is this: “Love does not delight in evil...

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