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how to stop being offended
An oxymoron is a short phrase that contradicts itself, like “seriously funny,” or “deafening silence” or “government intelligence.” A kingdom example of an oxymoron is “Christian vulnerability”—or, at least, it should be. Do your feelings get hurt frequently? How do you overcome offense and stop the cycle of becoming offended? How often are your feelings hurt each week? Do you...
authority of humility
“When we see that humility is something infinitely deeper than contrition and accept it as our participation in the life of Jesus, we shall begin to learn that it is our true nobility, and that to prove it in being servants of all is the highest fulfillment of our destiny, as men created in the image of God.” This...
sin
The following is a list of sins that can be used when walking someone through a confession session. Leading someone in confession is appropriate when that person is seeking forgiveness (general repentance) in order to make the way clear for healing or when an individual is approaching baptism. REBELLION Rioting / Treason Seditions: Stirring up opposition against authority Murmuring / Grumbling / Complaining Wickedness:...
Jesus with Nicodemus on being born again
In John 3, Jesus introduces the concept of being born from above with a Pharisee named Nicodemus. Most modern English translations of the Bible translate John 3:7 as, “you must be born again” in reference to the new birth of a believer. The Greek word translated “again” is “anoethen” and its basic meaning is from above or from a...
are you adopted or orphaned
At the Last Supper, Jesus consoled His disciples that He would be leaving them, but would not leave them as orphans (John 14:18). He told them that the world would not see Him, but they would. He was trying to get them to see that a new relationship was in order, that they would be sons, adopted sons. Paul reveals...
psalm 116
In this post, we will examine the placement of Psalm 116 within the corpus of the Psalter and its elucidation. Then I will explore the genre of Psalm 116 and how this can help us better understand the authorial intent of the psalmist. These areas of studying I believe will provide gravity and illumination about the purpose of this...

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