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Apr 26, 2020

Originally Presented: July 6th, 2008

Scripture Reading: Romans 12:3-8

There are four main passages in the New Testament in which spiritual gifts are mentioned:  Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 28-31; Ephesians 4:7-16; 1 Peter 4:10,11.  A  spiritual gift is a God-given ability to be used for service to Him in...

Apr 26, 2020

Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 8:1-9

Ecclesiastes 8:1 is something of a theme verse for the several verses which follow. A wise person lives life well. He understands issues because he possesses an ability to discern matters clearly. His eyes flash intelligence. Solomon says that you can almost see his wisdom in his...

Apr 19, 2020

Originally Presented: June 29th, 2008

Scripture Reading: Romans 12:3-5

It is interesting and significant that immediately after speaking of Christians being transformed by the renewing of their minds (Rom 12:2), Paul makes reference to pride.  "For through the grace given to me I say to every man among you not to think...

Apr 19, 2020

Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 7:1-6

In the first few verses of Ecclesiastes 7, Solomon makes some statements that sound like the polar opposite of what we usually think. "The day of death is better than the day of birth" (Ecc 7:1) . . . "It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting"...

Apr 12, 2020

Originally Presented: June 22nd, 2008

Scripture Reading: Romans 12:1-2

After urging us to present our bodies as living sacrifices to God as our "service of worship," in Romans 12:1, Paul goes on to describe for us the means of obeying that command.  The root of a holy life is a holy mind … a mind that has been...