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what the bible says about addiction
Psychology Today defines addiction as “a condition in which a person engages in the use of a substance or in a behavior for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeatedly pursue the behavior despite detrimental consequences.” Spiritually speaking, the unbeliever is vulnerable to all kinds of maladies and infections because he is subject to his environment....
virtual event moderator checklist
Congratulations! You’ve been selected to be a moderator at an upcoming virtual event! Here are some things to consider as you prepare for your session. Prepare the speakers. Prior to the event, discuss the flow of virtual session with the speakers. Review content and logistics. For example, if you are moderating a panel discussion, you may want to guide the...
When I first began to wrestle with Jesus' Olivet Discourse (which emerges from a heated Matthew 23, rests solidly in Matthew 24 and then ascends into end-of-days judgment by Matthew 25), I struggled. At one point, I thought I had it figured out. Like many others, I determined there had to be a line drawn somewhere through the middle of...
anatomy of salvation
What are the conditions for eternal salvation according to the Bible? The verses that come immediately to mind are Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Grace is another word for a...
what is hesed love
One of the most important words in the Old Testament Hebrew is "hesed". While it is translated "mercy" in the King James, hesed may be better translated as "lovingkindness". According to Spiros Zodhiates, a 20th century Greek scholar, hesed goes beyond mercy and encompasses more completely the idea of God’s loyalty to covenant obligations. "Because of His kindness, He...
chosen vessels
No one likes pain. But some kind of discomfort is part of God’s purpose for His servants. The apostle Paul’s life teaches us five things we need to accept about being a chosen vessel. The Cause Revelation 12:7-9,17, Isaiah 14:12-15, Ezekiel 28:11-17 The Bible is a mysterious book. We catch a glimpse of this mystery unfolding in Revelation 12:7, "And there was war...

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