Category Archives: Character

A Different Way of Responding to False Accusations

How do you respond when someone accuses you falsely? I must confess that my first reaction is to rise to my defense, jump right back at the person, and go for the jugular with my comeback. For me, responding in … Continue reading

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The Elderly Woman

My previous post was the first of a two-part series on the Bible’s description of the ideal elderly man and woman. This description is found in Titus 2:1-5, and with that first post I covered the passage’s description of the … Continue reading

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The Elderly Man

A father and mother paced the floors the night of their teenage son’s first date. The boy had just gotten his driver’s license that day and had celebrated by taking his girlfriend to the movies. He was supposed to be … Continue reading

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The Judgment Seat of Christ

It has been said that Satan gives his rewards up front, while God gives His on the back end. This raises the question, “How does God give His rewards?” The answer is: The judgment seat of Christ. The judgment seat … Continue reading

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The Man Who Had To Lose His Eyes To See

It’s a shame that many people can’t become spiritually broken without some type of tragedy happening to them. Samson is a classic case in point. He was Israel’s strongman. He was the champion of the tribe of Dan and the … Continue reading

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Incident On a School Bus

During some of my college years, I had a part-time job driving a school bus for elementary and middle school students. Since I hadn’t been a kid myself for a while, that job served to remind me just how cruel … Continue reading

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Thunder Balanced With Love

From everything we can tell about Christ’s chosen 12 apostles, John was the youngest. He was the son of Zebedee and the younger brother of fellow apostle James (Matthew 4:21). By combining certain passages – Matthew 27:56,  Mark 15:40, and … Continue reading

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