Lying

Only compounds problems: As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. Say you are my sister, so that I will […]

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Faith

Abraham’s was tested by difficulties: Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the feminine was severe. – Genesis 12:10 When famine struck, Abram went to Egypt where there was food.  Why would there be a famine in the land where God […]

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Parable(s)

Jotham’s parable: A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. –  Matthew 21:8 This verse is one of the few places where the Gospels record that Jesus’ glory is recognised on earth. Jesus boldly declared himself King, and the crowd […]

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Anger

  God doesn’t use his to judge us: Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you.  You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.” Cain […]

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LETTERS

  Paul’s lost letter: Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all the saints throughout Achaia – 2 Corinthians 1:1 Paul visited Corinth on his second missionary journey and founded a church there (Acts 18:1ff). He later wrote […]

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Relationships

Why we are afraid of one with God: Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, […]

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Community

Importance of community effort: All the skilled men among the workmen made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purpose and scarlet yarn, with cherubim worked into them by a skilled craftsman. All the curtains were the same size – twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide.  – NIV Exodus 36:8-9 […]

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DEBTS, DEBTORS

DEBTS, DEBTORS How they were handled in Jesus’ day: “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be […]

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