πŸ‘‘ Studies

πŸ‘‘ Aged Women Teachers

β€œThe aged women likewise, that they be… teachers of good things” (Titus 2:3).

When I was a boy, I remember reading about a mother who taught her daughter to cut off the end of a roast before placing it in the oven, laying the part she cut off in … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ A Finished Salvation

Beloved, salvation is clearly a question of β€œdo” or β€œdone.” A large majority of religious clergymen say that you must do, do, do, do, to be saved. But God’s Word says that β€œit” is alreadyΒ done, and let God be true and every man a liar. Hebrews chapter … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Too Stressed to Be Blessed?

It stopped me dead in my tracks.

At the height of the pandemic my wife was watching the news, and as I passed through the room, I heard some expert being interviewed about the coronavirus. She said, β€œIf you’re not stressed by all of this,Β there’s something wrong with … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Comptrollers Who Push Strollers

If you want to get a big fight going in a small amount of time, just ask a few Christians what they think Paul meant when he wrote that β€œyoung women” with β€œhusbands” and β€œchildren” should be β€œkeepers at home” (Titus 2:4,5). But the only sure way to interpret … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Yakety Yakβ€”Don’t Talk Back! – Titus 2:9

A wealthy man had a servant who just wasn’t working out. The man was slower than a dusty turtle. So one day the man told him, β€œUnless your work picks up, I’m going to have to get another servant.” The servant replied, β€œThat’d be awesome! I could use a … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ A Reverse Rapture

β€œBut as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew

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πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ The Rapture

Behold, I tell you a secret; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed (1 Corinthians

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πŸ‘‘ Peace With God

β€œTherefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 5:1).

The Apostle Paul introduces us to our second phrase when he declares that believers have β€œpeace with God.” While we may live in light of the fact that world peace continues to … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ A Thorny Issue πŸ₯€

We often hear from grace believers who have been told, by someone who should know better, that those who belong to a denomination could not possibly be saved because they have no understanding of the Grace message. In their mind, they are entangled in a form of β€œreligion” and … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ No Excuses

β€œWherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make

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πŸ‘‘ The Power of Resurrection Life

This past spring I was out for one of my regular bike rides when I noticed that one of the lawns in my neighborhood was sprinkled with fallen leaves. It caught my attention because that’s the kind of thing you expect to see in the fall, not in the … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Trojan Horse Doctrines 🐴

β€œOne of the famous Greek stories…is the story about the conquering of the city of Troy. Greeks, you remember, laid siege to the city of Troy for over ten years. They were unable to capture it. In exasperation, a man by the name of Ulysses decided to have a … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Creatures of Habit

Mahatma Gandhi wrote: β€œYour beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.” Since the word β€œhabit” is a synonym forΒ pattern,Β this quote reminds me of the even … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ A Pattern of Sobriety

To teach his teenaged son about the dangers of alcohol, a father dropped a worm in a glass of water, and it just kind of wiggled around, the way worms do on your hook when you go fishing. But then he dropped another worm in whiskey, and it promptly … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Discretion Is the Better Part of Glamour

You’ve probably heard the old saying, β€œDiscretion is the better part of valor.” This Shakespearean expression is said to mean thatΒ good judgmentΒ is better than rash bravery, andΒ prudenceΒ is preferable to careless courage. That’s good advice, wise counsel that many an aged soldier has passed on to … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ No Mas! πŸ₯Š

Back in 1980, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard squared off with opponent Roberto Duran in what has become known as the No Mas fight. Late in the eighth round of this epic battle, Duran turned away from Leonard and said to the referee, β€œNo mas!” which is Spanish for β€œNo … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ A Holding Pattern That Casts the Lord in a Good Light

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Apostle Paul gave some advice to a young man named Titus that all Christians would do well to take to heart:

β€œIn all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works…” (Titus 2:7).

If you’re not sure what a β€œpattern” is, do you remember … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ The Hour of Power

After the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead, and just before He ascended into heaven, He made a promise to His apostles, saying,

β€œβ€¦ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you…” (Acts 1:8).

The power of which the Lord spoke was … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Is Suffering the Result of God Punishing Sin?

β€œAnd as Jesus passed by, He saw a man which was blind from his birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Have You Heard?

β€œIf ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward” (Eph. 3:2).

Could it be that those to whom Paul addressed his Ephesian letter had not yet heard that God had committed to him β€œthe dispensation of grace”?

Next to the … ➑

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