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Aug 25, 2019

Scripture Reading: Colossians 4:10,14

When we compare the 'greetings' section of Colossians with some other passages in the New Testament, a marked contrast comes to the surface.  Two of the men from whom Paul sends greetings to the church in Colossae are Mark (Col 4:10) and Demas (Col 4:14). Their individual...

Aug 11, 2019

Originally Presented: July 1, 2007

Scripture Reading: Romans 7:14-25

Romans 7:23 refers to the struggle between holiness and sin that Christians experience within as a war.  Galatians 5:17, Colossians 3:5, and 1 Peter 2:11 say much the same thing.  The battle is real and it is unavoidable for Christians.  One question...

Aug 11, 2019

Scripture Reading: Colossians 4:7-18

Shakespeare wrote: "Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel."  Solomon wrote: "Faithful are the wounds of a friend" (Prov 27:6) and "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another" (Prov 27:17).  Our friends are crucial to...

Aug 4, 2019

Scripture Reading: Colossians 4:2-6

 The Bible has a lot to say about our speech.  “Be quick to hear and slow to speak” (James 1:19) . . . “The tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity . . . [it] sets on fire the course of our life and is set on fire by hell” (James 3:6) . . . “Every careless word that...

Jul 19, 2019

Scripture Reading: Colossians 4:5

We all have 168 hours per week in which to live our lives.  Subtract non-negotiable essentials like sleep, work, and eating and most people still have around 50 hours per week for other activities . . . shopping, cutting the grass, exercise, reading.

The wise person makes the most of...