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Monthly Archives: May 1998

Returning to God (Part One)

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Submit yourselves, then, to God . . . and he will lift you up. JAMES 4:7, 10 It may seem a bit odd for a follower of Christ to talk about returning to God. After all, aren’t we supposed to be walking with Him on a daily basis? Yes, but […]

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Two Warnings about Wealth

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Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. JAMES 5:1 James doesn’t mince words when it comes to admonishing people who are rich monetarily and poor spiritually. “Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes,” he writes. “Your gold […]

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Making Evaluation

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Michael S. Josephson and Wes Hanson write in a compilation titled The Power of Character the following scene. It helps to frame the condition of character in the hearts of some. “I was on a radio talk show and had just quoted some dismal statistics to support my claim that […]

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Money and More

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We tend to think that generosity is all about money. We hear “giving” and we think about a cash gift or perhaps some other material transfer, such as in-kind donations. We think about tithing, about foundation grants, about microlending, about child sponsorship checks, about pallets of relief supplies paid for […]

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13. Buckle Up

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You serve twice a month at a local church, driving vans to pick up kids who live within three miles of the church. You’ve been picking up the same kids for two years, and you just learned of the child safety seat law, which requires child seats for nearly one-third […]

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Returning to God (Part Two)

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Submit yourselves, then, to God . . . and he will lift you up. JAMES 4:7, 10 As we learned yesterday, the first two steps we must take to return to God involve submitting to Him and resisting the devil. Neither is easy, but both are necessary. The same is […]

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