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Marriage Relationships

For Husbands Only

Becoming a Provoking Husband: And let us consider our wives to provoke unto love and to good works, making time to be together and exhorting one another.  Hebrews 10: 24 We that are strong, ought to bear the infirmities of the week, and not to please ourselves.  Romans 15:1 God’s word is wisdom among them […]

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Marriage

For Wives Only

Becoming a Provoking Wife And let us consider our husband to provoke unto love and to good works, making sure we spend time together and exorting one another. Hebrews 10: 24  We that are strong, ought to bear the infirmities of the week, and not to please ourselves. Romans 15:1 God’s word is wisdom among them […]

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Iniquity Sin

Sin? What Sin? I’m Not That Bad! Am I?

Perhaps the worst sins of all are the ones that are hard to spot because they actually look good, or, at least, don’t look as bad as others. For example, we can sin by deliberately crossing a line. By thinking that we will just dabble with sin “a little.” We figure we spend most of […]

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Grace

My Sin, the Measure of God’s Love

So, just how big is God’s grace? Infinite! The problem with infinite is that it is so big that I get no picture in my head. Picturing grace is like picturing the national debt. I might be able to picture a $1 million house and, with a lot of work, I might picture a subdivision […]

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Sin

Everyone Else is Doing it, so it Must be Fun—I Have to Try Just Once!

Boy, that fruit on the tree can still look pretty good. I am sure that Eve just kept thinking, “I wonder what it tastes like, it sure looks good to eat, just one bite cannot hurt.” Oh, boy, was that was a mistake! Young people growing up see that we have no laws against eating […]

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Dynamic Balance

These days people just love to take up a stand on one extreme or the other. They then delight in pointing out why the other side is crazy and wrong and why they are right. Balance in the Home Husbands and wives do not seek to solve problems and be a team. They seek to […]

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Sin

Excuses, Why Do We Bother with Them?

Examine myself? Take a “fearless moral inventory?” Awesome, let me at it! Then I can fearlessly and humbly take part in communion (I Corinthians 11:28). Faithful are the wounds of a friend (Proverbs 27:6); rebuke a wise man and he will be wiser still (Proverbs 9:8,9). If you think you know, you do not know […]

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Christian Living

Act Drunk!

In Acts 2, when people observed Peter and the other disciples after they received the Holy Spirit, they mocked them with “these men are full of wine.” Peter pointed out that it was too early in the day to be drunk, besides, that was not what was going on. When people look at us, they […]

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Iniquity Sin

Oh? It IS Worse Than You Think!

We are always running around trying to minimize the severity of problems, especially if it is my problem or my family’s problem. Trying our Best People like to say, “Well, my parents did the best they could.” That was the problem! Anyone who does anything “the best that they can” will mess it up. The […]

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Faith

Act in What I Believe

We know that when we come to God we must believe that he exists and that it is worth our bother searching him out, for he will reward those that diligently search. We’re told in Proverbs to make it our primary goal to get to know him more and then he will direct our paths. […]