Category Archives: Personal Holiness

My Anger Management Plan

One day a wife asked her husband, “Why don’t you play golf with George anymore?” The husband answered, “Would you play golf with a man who moves the ball and puts down the wrong score while you’re not looking?” The … Continue reading

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Is Every Christian A Saint?

Christianity offers a whole list of strange words that all end with the letters “t-i-o-n.” We have: justification, regeneration, glorification, propitiation, imputation, predestination, and transfiguration. One little boy, whose parents made him go to church every Sunday, got into trouble … 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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Working Out Your Own Salvation

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”   Philippians 2:12 (N.K.J.V.) A man bought an acreage of … Continue reading

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The Greatest Commandment

A group of men went deer hunting. When they separated into pairs, Bob and Joe paired up to hunt together. Not too long into the hunt Joe killed a huge 10-point buck. Bob then volunteered to help him drag it … Continue reading

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A Simple Test For Standards

You’ve probably noticed that Christians have wildly different standards when it comes to matters of personal holiness. Sometimes these differences stem from nothing more than the generation gap. Other times they are created by the varying diversities of local cultures. … Continue reading

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What’s Your Weakness?

For my sermon series on Samson, I’ve been reading one of Chuck Swindoll’s study guides on Old Testament characters. In his remarks concerning Samson, Swindoll makes an excellent point about the value of understanding one’s own weaknesses. He writes: It … Continue reading

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