Exalting God, Edifying Believers, Evangelizing the Lost

Love Over Fear

The pandemic over the past year and half has affected us all in many areas of our lives.  Quarantines, social distancing, and face masks became a new and consistent part of daily living that we all had to deal with. But as much of an inconvenience as those are, I believe the...
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Hypocrisy and Legalism

“Hypocrisy” and “legalism” are terms that we, unfortunately, hear all too frequently in Christian circles and churches.  Usually, these labels are tossed at those we disagree with or those who have offended us in some way, rather than being applied as warnings to ourselves....
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Love is the Greatest

In 1 Corinthians 13:13, we are told, “And now abideth faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love.” But why is love the greatest? The answer is found earlier in the chapter when Paul says talks about the spiritual gifts of tongues, prophecy, and knowledge.  He says that...
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Love Endures All Things

In 1 Corinthians 13:7, we are told that “love endures all things.” The word “endures” in this verse comes from a Greek military term that refers to an army fighting desperately to hold a strategic position on the battlefield while being barraged from all sides. For many peopl...
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Burping and Other Unseemly Behavior

When I was a child, we were not allowed to burp at the table. My mother continually reminded us that it was rude and that it offended other people. While my two brothers and I were self-controlled in my mother’s presence, we frequently engaged in burping contests when she was out...
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