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I Corinthians 9:24-27 The Olympic Race

Have you been watching the Olympic Games? I have. I am constantly impressed by the drive and determination of these athletes. Their ability to keep going against the odds–age, injury, weather and course conditions, broken equipment–that make most people think … Continue reading

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II Timothy 1:7 Fearless

Some of you don’t like confrontation. Rather than stand up to someone and tell them that you disagree with them, or that they are overstepping their boundaries, you allow other people to have their way, and sometimes to step all … Continue reading

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Ephesians 4:26-27 Step Away Satan!

The fight between good and evil—it is a common theme in books and movies, especially older movies, but there is no question that it is also a part of our daily life on this Earth. I Peter 5:8 warns us … Continue reading

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II Timothy 1:7 Fearless

Some of you don’t like confrontation. Rather than stand up to someone and tell them that you disagree with them, or that they are overstepping their boundaries, you allow other people to have their way, and sometimes to step all … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ephesians 5

God loves us so much, and He gave (and gives) of Himself for us.  He wants us to follow His example.  (Ephesians 5:1-2) God wants us to be pure and holy.  This takes discipline and self-control.  (Ephesians 5:3) Our words … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 9:24-27 Self-control

Preparing to compete in the Olympic Games takes a great deal of training and self-discipline. The Isthmian Games that took place near the city of Corinth were very similar and were well known to Paul’s readers. Therefore Paul knew that … Continue reading

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