Praise is Becoming
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Praise is Becoming

It is only a personal observation, but one that is nearly universal I believe—that of having a reason for all that we do. Why do I walk nearly every day and limit my visits to Pizza Ranch? Because many of my pants are too tight to wear! Why do I drink 3 pots of coffee...

Be Wise: Spiritual Gifts
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Be Wise: Spiritual Gifts

I liken Paul’s discussion of spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 12 to that of “opinions”—everybody has one! Seriously though, Paul sets forth for us this week an extended discourse on spiritual gifts, which like all good things, if used improperly, will bring harm and not benefit. Our focus will be upon how we are to...

Be Wise: Three Gifts
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Be Wise: Three Gifts

I am very confident that no one reading this finds it distasteful or offensive to receive gifts, especially from those who love and care for us. That is in large measure why all of us, young and old alike, look forward to birthdays and Christmas, for these events are generally characterized by the receipt of...