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August 04, 2015
Minister —that is, serve— as one who has been given the heart and desire to do so ... Read more
August 03, 2015
I am always amazed at how deeply the old religious "faith" perceptions cling ... perceptions that often cause a little dance around the fleshly idea that faith is something that we do ... Read more
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For 6 months I have been free from substances, specifically cigarettes... Read more
How to strive as Paul did?
> christian life
Paul said that he labored and strove according to His power which mightily worked in him to admonish and teach in order to present every man complete in Christ. I want to do the same. But how? Does there not need to be active effort? If you had not put forth much effort in your writing and... Read more
What about fasting?
Fasting. What is it for? Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your... Read more
The fear of not glorifying God
...whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:3 I am afraid that I am not always glorifying God. anonymous Well do I remember that bondage! I moved to Delray Beach, Florida with my family in 1971. It was like a dream come true. I loved the ocean, and I would go to the beach... Read more
Why does John seem to contradict himself in 1 John?
> NT Bible
I remember how confused I used to get over 1 John 3:9 -- "Whosoever is born of God doth not sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God." This verse is practically singlehandedly responsible for all the guilt I'd felt most of my life. And they constantly... Read more