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Thoughtfulness?

Some people seem to have a genius for making others miserable! They are continually touching sensitive hearts, so as to cause pain. They are always saying things which sting and irritate. If you have any bodily defect, they never see you without in some crude way, making you conscious of it. If any relative or …

What is Selfishness?

Who are you that everything should happen just as you wish? Should the weather be fine simply because you want it to be so when a thousand fields are gasping for rain? Should you have the channels of trade turned in your direction when, if that were the case, scores of others would be beggared? …

What is a Besetting Sin?

You know that we all have our besetments, says one. What do you mean by that? Some sin that you often fall into? Do you call that a besetting sin? If I were to walk tonight across Clapham Common, and half-a-dozen men stopped me, I should say that I was beset; but if at an …

What is Divisiveness?

I think it will surprise you that Paul regards a divisive person, as one who departs from sound doctrine and the teachings of God’s Word. While we might define divisiveness as taking a strong stance on doctrine and purposely causing division in the church. Not for Paul, divisiveness was anything that went against the gospel …

What Is Worship?

Worship cannot be isolated or relegated to just one place, time, or segment of our lives. We cannot verbally thank and praise God while living lives of selfishness and carnality. That kind of effort at worship is a perversion. Real acts of worship must be the overflow of a worshiping life… As God warms the …

What is Forgiveness?

It has to be the most God like thing we can do! Forgive someone who has wronged us. But for some of us, it can be the most difficult thing we do! The bible gives us clear guidance on forgiveness. But it’s still very hard to do for some of us. Forgive (af’-es-is) (aphesis) means …

What is Peace?

It depends on what kind of peace you’re talking about, world peace, inner peace or peace with man. Then you have the Old Testament peace shalom. How about. “if the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility,” kind of peace? What peace are we talking about here? I would like to talk …

What is Gossip?

We can probably all confess that we have done this. You know, in the break room at work, or on the phone about a mutual friend. If you haven’t ever gossiped, will you be my friend? Gossip (psith-oo-ris-tace’) (psithuristes) is a whisperer, secret slanderer, detractor. One writer says…“Psithuristes describes the man who whispers his malicious …

What is Bible Teaching?

I remember going to a bible study a long time ago, I was a very young Christian then. There was probably 15 people in that study group. I can still hear those words from that teachers mouth as he held up empty pages of his study book…“I got nothing he proclaimed,” He prepared absolutely nothing …

What is Doctrine?

I once heard someone say…I’m not into doctrine! I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! But I did hear it loud and clear “I’m not into doctrine, I just want to love Jesus and share His love with everyone I can.” Really? Tell me about Him, tell me about Jesus? Tell me about His love …