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What Matters Most

What Matters Most   The following is reflection on 1 John 3:1-3 by the late Dr. Alan Groves, a seminary professor. See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are (1 John 3:1 ESV) “Love each other as God has loved…

Courtesy

Let Us Be Courteous Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,  2 to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people (Titus 3:1-2 ESV) We are to show “perfect courtesy” toward the…

Seeing Disobedience for What It Is

In our congregational prayer this past Lord’s day [May 24], I prayed the following petition: “Help us to see that the way of transgression is hard, that the path of evil is wretched, and that to turn from You, is to depart from all that is good….” I adapted this from a book of written…

God Apposes the Proud

Today I want to talk about pride, but not pride in the abstract or general. When we talk about pride in the abstract we are getting nowhere. So where does your pride show up in your life? Where is it  that you think you are better than someone else or superior? Pride emerges in regard…

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