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Rethinking This Thing About Being Your Authentic Self

There is a lot of buzz today about being our “authentic selves”. It is often used as rationalization for sinful behaviors, and can be heard in the memes of popular culture: ”I gotta be me”, “this is just who I … Continue reading

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Does It Matter What Church I Go To?

Our world is very confused about religion these days. It’s easy to understand why: it’s become “all about me” and what I want. Ask someone about why they go here or there for church and you’ll get different answers. It’s … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Thing for Me?

Deuteronomy 4:5-8 ““See, I have taught you statutes and judgments just as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should do thus in the land where you are entering to possess it. “So keep and do them, for that … Continue reading

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About Negative Teaching

“Then the LORD stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me, ‘Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, … Continue reading

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Certain About His Calling and Choosing You—Brotherly Kindness

2 Peter 1:7 “and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.” There are a number of commands in the Bible about loving others. We must love our enemies, our neighbors, our husband or wife, our children … Continue reading

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Certain About His Calling and Choosing You—Moral Excellence

For the last couple of posts we’ve been talking about our calling to salvation from the Lord. Certainly, God’s calling to eternal life is generous and inclusive of everyone, but as Jesus put it, (Matthew 22:14) “…many are called, but few … Continue reading

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Certain About His Calling and Choosing You—Diligence

2 Peter 1:10 “Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;” In my last post about our calling I talked about … Continue reading

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