Category Archives: Backsliding

The Selfish Laodecian Church

The church at Philadelphia was giving church bent toward ministry to others: 1. They had a little strength, but willingly offered themselves. 2. They were open to and relied on God’s wisdom to make the best use of what little … Continue reading

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Eliminating Needless Stress

Stress!!!  We laugh about it to ourselves and to our closest friends.  Some people actually brag about their stress as though it were a badge of honor.  Some people will even squabble with each other over who has the most … Continue reading

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Beware the “ites” of March

Sanctification is both a passive act done by God and an active endeavor done by us, in concert with God’s assistance.  The passive act of sanctification is done by God at the moment of salvation.  This is the Greek term … Continue reading

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Teaching Respect

Some people may disagree with my position on this, but I believe that respect, in most circumstances should be an automatic thing and not something that has to be “earned.”  I’m talking especially about those whom God has put over … Continue reading

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Does 2 Chronicles 7:14 Apply to This Age?

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” … Continue reading

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Want Restoration? Turn the Page!

The one thing I absolutely appreciate about the Jewish people is how they are so steeped in traditions, rituals, and rites.  This is seen regardless of whether or not you’re talking about religious Jews, secular Jews, or cultural Jews.  There … Continue reading

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Touch Not the Unclean Thing!

Oh my goodness!  I mean, where do you start?  Not only that!  Where do you end?  Even now I sit here and stare at the blank computer screen (except for what you just read…and this…) and am trying to gather … Continue reading

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