Category Archives: Discernment

Gamaliel’s Advice

“And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it … Continue reading

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Royce’s World Civilizations Textbook

Royce, our eighteen-year-old son, is currently attending the local community college. He’s in the general-education program, the idea being that he will complete that two-year program and then transfer to a four-year school. Okay, so far so good. He comes … Continue reading

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Your Mind Is Like a Hotel

One writer has compared our minds to a hotel. The hotel manager cannot keep a problem person from entering the lobby, but he can keep that person from getting a room and staying there. Similarly, you cannot cannot keep a … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Philippians 4:13

The verse for this week’s “Christian Verses” podcast is Philippians 4:13. Paul says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” But just exactly what “things” was he referring to? Join Malcolm Woody and me as we discuss … Continue reading

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Is God Calling You to Deal With a Problem?

David Livingston, the legendary missionary to Africa, was a man who understood that some jobs God asks us to do aren’t for the faint of heart. On the subject of Livingstone’s work in Africa, one man wrote him, “I would … Continue reading

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What Spiritual Gifts Does the Bible Name?

Series: “Spiritual Gifts” (post #2) To find out what spiritual gifts the Bible names, you have to consult three separate passages of scripture. The passages are Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:8-30, and Ephesians 4:7-16. By combining the lists from all … Continue reading

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God’s Mirror

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes … Continue reading

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