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Following God’s Design

Proverbs 5:3-11, 15-18 Farmers who raise livestock use fences of various types to mark off their property lines. Growing up, when our small herd of cows strayed into another person’s pasture, it was my job to get them back home and repair the broken fence. However, for several years when spring arrived, the neighbor’s [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Explore the Bible|0 Comments

The Choice

Proverbs 4:11-27 Marching to class during basic training for the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), the platoon leader chanted the cadence: “Your left, your left, your left, right, left . . .” Then, when the trainees approached an intersection we heard, “Road Guard, Post!” Pre-selected members of the platoon immediately ran ahead, taking their positions [...]

By |June 25th, 2020|Categories: Explore the Bible|0 Comments

Compassion Demonstrated

Proverbs 3:21-35 The quote, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” has not changed down through time. Demonstrating how much you care has limitless possibilities and depending upon the situation, it takes wisdom to know when to offer a listening ear or give counsel, extend compassion, provide tangible [...]

By |June 17th, 2020|Categories: Explore the Bible|0 Comments

Reach

Romans 15:14-16:27 The explosive growth of the early Church still amazes me and many other believers, two thousand years later. Some of the main factors in that expansion can be found in Romans 15:14-21 — a persistent attitude to reach and teach new converts who can themselves reach and teach others; a perpetual dependence on [...]

By |May 28th, 2020|Categories: Explore the Bible|0 Comments

Accepting

Romans 14:1-12 Believers should accept one another despite our non-essential differences, resting in the knowledge that God has accepted us even in our spiritual weakness. Romans 14 offers three aspects of acceptance to develop our attitudes toward God and others. Accept the Spiritually Weak (Rom. 14:1-4). The examples in this passage point to believers who [...]

By |May 21st, 2020|Categories: Explore the Bible|0 Comments

Citizens

Romans 13:1-14 Citizenship has its privileges, but it also has responsibilities. Christians have dual citizenships in privileges and responsibilities that need not be dueling citizenships. Romans 13 teaches how these citizenships can co-exist and which must have the highest priority when the two conflict. Citizens of Heaven and Earth (Rom. 13:1-7). Followers of Jesus Christ [...]

By |May 14th, 2020|Categories: Explore the Bible|0 Comments