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What is the fruit of the Spirit?

Originally posted on Wisdomforlife:
Nine virtues make up the fruit of the Spirit revealed in Galatians 5:22-23. Most translations of v. 22 open with the words, “But the fruit of the Spirit is…” This leaves it to the interpreter to decide…

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Urgent question (audio link)

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I promised a link to my audio message (see below) focused on this urgent question for the Church: Q. How can we proclaim and celebrate a gospel of grace and forgiveness (while enforcing standards of morality)…

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Stop fighting a fight that’s already been won

Originally posted on Wisdomforlife: Seems like all I can see was the struggle Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past Bound up in shackles of all my failures Wondering how long is this gonna last Then You look…

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Jesus set the example of servant-leadership but be careful not to misunderstand what He intended. Continue reading

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Five resources on perspective, attitude and speech

Attitude is important in our relationships. Check out the following resources on perspective, attitude and speech. Continue reading

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Six important resources for relationships

Resources to help when relationships become difficult. Continue reading

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Does the book of Proverbs promise too much?

Originally posted on Wisdomforlife:
Can the promises in the Old Testament book of Proverbs be taken seriously?  Someone suggested that, “many cannot take the book seriously because its promises seem removed from the harsh realities of their experiences.” One proverb promises…

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