Category Archives: Purity

7 resources for spiritual maturity

Spiritual growth requires looking ahead and looking back. Continue reading

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Are you discouraged by disunity?

There are many threats to Christian unity but the key to unity in a Church is not the absence of conflict but a shared commitment to pursue reconciliation when conflict occurs Continue reading

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Protecting the unity

Wouldn’t it be great if unity in the Church was never threatened or disturbed? Yet we know this isn’t reality for many reasons. A primary one is that when people receive God’s gift of salvation, it doesn’t result in subtraction … Continue reading

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Reality check on sexual temptation

“Show me a man who can control sexual passion and I’ll show you someone who can control every other area of his life.” Continue reading

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Prayers for the heart and more

Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 19:14“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and … Continue reading

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Do not accept defeat!

What should I do when I fail?                I John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Proverbs 24:26a … Continue reading

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The power of sexual temptation

The sight of a beautiful woman has special power to hold men captive. The atmosphere changes when a lady enters a room full of men. This will always be the case and it’s not entirely wrong. God designed a natural attraction … Continue reading

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