February 2012

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SELF CONTROL “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23). Without self-control it would be impossible to have any other virtue. The other virtues promote self-control in the life of the Christian. So Peter urges us to “make every…

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O TO BE LIKE THEE O to be like Thee! blessed Redeemer; This is my constant longing and prayer; Gladly I’ll forfeit all of earth’s treasures, Jesus, Thy perfect likeness to wear. O to be like Thee! O to be like Thee! Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art; Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy…

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The Great Physician Acts 3 Life application from our Scripture: Our great Physician has the prescription to heal our broken lives. Introduction to our Scripture: If we ever need the great Physician at any age in the world, it is now. The whole world is sick with sin, and we need the Physician. Discussion of…

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AUTHORITY I am sitting the preacher’s study inside the building which belongs to the Ripley church of Christ. Yesterday was Wednesday. At 7 pm the church assembled for worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Where is the Biblical authority for the practices and places mentioned? We rightly say that we are fulfilling the commands to worship…

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JESUS IS BEST: EXAMPLES AND CHALLENGES OF FAITH Hebrews 3 LIFE APPLICATION FROM THE SCRIPTURE: Let us look to the past to find motivation for holding the Christian confidence till the end. DISCUSSION OF THE SCRIPTURE: Example of faith–Hebrews 3:1-6 Consider Jesus–Hebrews 3:1 Our Apostle Our High Priest Consider Moses–Hebrews 3:2 Moses was faithful as…

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