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LIGHT IN THE CHURCH

Several centuries ago in a mountain village in Europe, a wealthy nobleman wondered what legacy he should leave to his townspeople. He made a good decision. He decided to build them a church building. No one was permitted to see … Continue reading

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HAVE YOU TAKEN INVENTORY LATELY?

A story is told of a young boy’s very first job in a small town general store. This was the day before supermarket chains at least it was in his community. At age thirteen he was hired as a handy … Continue reading

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THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT – LONGSUFFERING

INTRODUCTION In discussing “the fruit of the Spirit” – the nine graces listed in Galatians 5:22-23 are often divided into three groups: The first group contains those graces which turns one’s thought toward God… Love (for love is of God) … Continue reading

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THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT – PEACE

INTRODUCTION Another grace experienced by those whose lives are in tune with the Spirit of God is that of peace (Gal. 5:22). That the Spirit of God should induce peace in the children of God should be understandable in light … Continue reading

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THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT – JOY

INTRODUCTION Those who are influenced and directed by the sword of the Spirit will produce “the fruit of the Spirit” in their lives…Galatians 5:22-23 We noted in our previous study that there is not a plurality of fruits, but one … Continue reading

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TWO HORSES

Just up the road is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stopyour car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing…. Looking into the … Continue reading

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PROFESSOR BUM

Two businessmen were traveling by train to an important business meeting. In the seat opposite them was an old man with a shaggy beard, dressed in a tattered sweater and jeans. Throughout the ride the two told each other crude … Continue reading

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SELF HELP

It is always the longest, most solidly stocked stacks in any bookstore – the “self help” nonfiction section. Maybe it’s a holdover from the old American adage of “pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps.” We will use some “self-help” … Continue reading

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FREEDOM

Humans are always declaring their freedom, wishing for more “space,” announcing that they belong only to “themselves.” We want to be free from the enslavement of the kitchen, or from confinement of a job we don’t like. Airplane companies claim … Continue reading

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OIL YOUR BIBLES

An old Bible salesman with whom we once worked related this story: In his visiting a home to demonstrate a Bible, and upon selling it, the lady asked him this  question:“How can I keep my Bible cover from becoming dry … Continue reading

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