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A Few Thoughts About Evidences That One is a Christian

A1 Outline B1 Changed life B2 Changed attitude B3 Changed actions B4 Changed habits B5 Changed motivations B6 Changed love B7 Changed talk B8 Changed reading B9 Changed studying B10 Changed friends B11 Changed fellowship B12 Changed family A2 Changed life B1 Before C1 Self and sinful pleasure C2 2 Timothy 3:2-4 EMTV For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers,…

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A Few Thoughts About Oneness and Intimacy in Marriage

This comment was received on Love Honor Vacuum: I’m sorry to be so blunt, but no woman in the world is worth the aggravation you guys described. It seems to me that, before marriage, women are usually “hot to trot,” but once they get control of your life and (mostly) your wallet, they turn off the spigot, and make everything into a thankless chore. After listening carefully to the whole podcast, I admit to being…

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A Few Thoughts About the Worship Service

1 Timothy 4:13 NRSV Until I arrive, give attention to the public reading of scripture, to exhorting, to teaching. Reading B1 This is reading the Scriptures publicly. B2 Importance C1 Psalm 119:130 NLT The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand. C2 People need the Scriptures, because the natural person cannot understand it: Psalm 119:130 NLT The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand. C3…

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A Few Thoughts About Worldviews

A worldview is defined as A worldview is the set of beliefs about fundamental aspects of Reality that ground and influence all one’s perceiving, thinking, knowing, and doing. (Source). A list of worldview includes: Buddhistic, Islamic, Jehovah’s Witness, Christian Science, Narcissistic, Feminism, Postmodernism, Social justice, Atheism, Agnosticism, Pantheism, Panentheism, Spirit, Simulation, satanic, Secularism, Marxism, New Spirituality, and many others. According to the Bible there are only two: flesh and spirit. Flesh B1 The foundation this…

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A Few Thoughts About Preaching

2 Timothy 3:16-17 CSB All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. All preaching is to be based solidly on the Bible. To teach B1 To know what we believe C1 Gospel C2 Doctrine B2 To know why we believe what we do C1 Apologetics (we have a reasonable faith)…

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A Few Thoughts About Teaching the Christian Life

Philippians 4:9 WEL Those things, which you have learned, received, heard, and seen in me, do, and the God of peace will be with you. We must have these traits already.​​​​​​​ Learned Purpose: Proverbs 1:1-7 NLT These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel. Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and…

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A Few Thoughts About a Christian Lifestyle

Lifestyle defined: noun the habits, attitudes, tastes, moral standards, economic level, etc., that together constitute the mode of living of an individual or group. (Source) The foundation, the first principle, of a lifestyle is B1 Our human nature is corrupted by sin. B2 Adam was the first sinner. Even though Eve committed sin first, Adam is credited with the curse being on the universe. Sin brings destruction. C1 Romans 5:14 BSB Nevertheless, death reigned from…

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A Few Thoughts About Temptation

1 Corinthians 10:12-13 WEL Therefore, the one who thinks he stands, beware lest he fall. 13 No temptation has taken you but what is common to humanity, but God is faithful who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, and with the temptation he will also make a way to escape, so that you can endure it. We must be aware that we are weakest when we think we are…

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A Few Thoughts About Christian Character Traits

James 3:8-9 WEL But the tongue can no one tame. [It is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless God, even the Father, and with the same we curse people, who are made according to God’s likeness. Colossians 3:9-10 WEL Don’t lie to one another, seeing that you have completely rid yourself of the old nature with his deeds, 10 And have put on the new [nature], which is being…

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A Few Thoughts About Covering Up Sin

The Houston Chronicle has printed Abuse of Faith Part 4. It is a must reading how religious leaders cover up their sins and the sins of other leaders, pastors, missionaries, teachers, and members. It is a disgrace to God, to Christianity, and to the leaders and members who are godly. These fake Christians need to be exposed. Covering up sin is dealt with in the Scriptures. Ai B1 Great victories had come to Israel. The…

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