July 2016

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“Casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7). What an opportunity! Most likely, you know what it is like to suffer from anxiety. We have all worried about circumstances out of our control and circumstances we created ourselves. We may be one of those who struggle with an anxiety…

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Philippians 4:5 says, “let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand” (NKJV). The word is translated as “gentle spirit” in the NASBU, “gentleness” in the NKJV and “reasonableness” in the ESV is from ἐπιεικές. Lenski comments on the word, “sweet gentleness, considerateness, Lindigkeit (Luther’s beautiful rendering) must ever emanate from…

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It’s time for kids, teachers, and staff to go back to school. Summer was short, and now it’s time to go back to the real world.  Even though we had a break from school, we need to remember that we are always Christians. We always represent Christ. We always represent our congregation. Paul understood the…

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What makes for a happy life? Money, cars, trucks, football, hunting?  All these things can help or discourage happiness, but true happiness must be based on something greater.  Find something to rejoice over God’s Book says,  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Philippians 4:4.  To rejoice is to “have joy again.”…

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  Ambition for worldly prizes is attractive but vain. Jesus said, “do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust corrupt and thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven” (Matthew 6:19-20).  God commends holy ambitions. God’s people are to look for every opportunity to “abound…

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  The work of the Trinity in the salvation of sinners is one of the most significant, if not the single most important, themes of Christian thought.  In a study of this focus, the theologian confronts the errors of Calvinism and the truth of Scripture.  This is a beneficial study which, at some level, must…

Read more An Exegetical-Theological Study of the Role of Trinity in the Plan of Redemption  as Revealed in 1 Peter 1.2-12