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Spiritual Discipline
August 22, 2017

The Fear of the Lord, Part 2

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10 (NKJ) In Search of Wisdom Man has always searched for the best method to assist him in making good decisions, right judgments and sound pronouncements.  In primitive times, groups would cast lots and dices, […]

August 15, 2017

The Fear of the Lord, Part 1

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10 (NKJ) Jerry Bridges in his book, The Joy of Fearing God, notes “there was a time when committed Christians were known as God-fearing people.  This was a badge of honor.”  So what does “God-fearing” […]

August 8, 2017

“Will the real wisdom please stand up?”

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.  James 3:17 (NKJ) Have you ever watched To Tell the Truth?  It is a television game show where three people who claim to be someone are questioned by […]

November 29, 2016

The Power of Gratitude

“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” 1 Thess. 5:18 (NKJV) It is God’s will that in everything, we give thanks.  It is not God’s will that we express gratitude for “gratitude’s sake only” but because with the giving of thanks, His power can be released […]

November 23, 2016

The Language of Gratitude

Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?  Luke 17:17 (NRS) We continue this week with our mini-series, “The Discipline of Gratitude” by further examining the practice of this allusive attitude.  More specifically, we will explore how “thankful” language developed and the need for greater intentionality in displaying […]

November 15, 2016

Gratitude

“In everything give thanks.” 1 Thess. 5:18 What is gratitude?  It is an emotion expressing appreciation and thankfulness for what one has.  Regrettably, believers often miss the mark in articulating their gratitude; we need to be more intentional and thoughtful in our expressions of thankfulness to God.  Therefore, we offer as a starting point this mini-series, […]