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Monthly Archives: April 1999

In Search of Authentic Religion

Introduction to James Because of the literary style of the Epistle of James, we group this New Testament letter with the poetic books in the Scriptures. Located near the end of the Bible, this epistle is small—only five chapters, to be exact—but it packs a powerful punch. Exactly which man […]

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SUMMARIZING PRINCIPLES

1. How we live, rather than how we talk or how we dream, reflects our priorities. 2. Priority living some times begins by unlearning certain popular and conventional thinking on life. 3. All pursuits in life are not equal. 4. Lean into the sobering moments when life shuts down to […]

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Ready for Anything

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. PROVERBS 31:25 Although the woman in Proverbs 31 is obviously quite well-to-do, we get the distinct impression, particularly from this verse, that she hasn’t placed all her hope and security in her stock portfolio and […]

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Notes

1. H. A. Ironside, Studies on Book One of the Psalms (Neptune, N.J.: Loizeaux Brothers Inc., 1952), 3. 2. Ibid. 3. Ibid, 4. 4. Stewart J. J. Perowne, The Book of Psalms. 2 Volumes Complete in One (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 1976), 20-21. 5. John H.Hayes, Understanding the Psalms (Valley […]

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To make accountability work in your life, you need

1. At least two people It doesn’t work for any of us to only be accountable to ourselves. We all have blind spots and areas in life in which we are stronger—and areas that we obviously need help with. It’s not wise to ask for accountability in the areas you’ve […]

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Why Me, Lord? (Part Two)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. JAMES 1:2-3 Some days, toil and trouble come in spoonfuls. Other days, they come in a fleet of dump trucks. In the first few verses of […]

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Learn from Your Mistakes

As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. PROVERBS 26:11 The picture of a dog returning to its vomit is a disgusting image, to be sure. But, according to Solomon, a person who continues to repeat mistakes and refuses to give up bad habits is […]

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Our Work Matters to God

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men. PROVERBS 22:29 Although slick talk and big promises might turn heads at first, the best way to impress an employer is to do a good job. If we hone […]

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