A Submitted Heart

Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Hebrews 13:17 NKJV The issue of submission causes great misunderstandings among believers. The writer of Hebrews distinctly exhorted us to do two things: (1) to obey those who
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Mar 5, 2015

Project Update: Those With Power

If those in authority are unable or unwilling to protect the vulnerable, it is difficult to achieve justice. This could not be more evident than in the fight against human trafficking in developing countries. Often the police and government agencies in these countries do not understand the laws
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Mar 4, 2015

A Life of Purity

…Set an example for the believers…in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 NIV At first glance, purity may seem the same as holiness, which we discussed last week. But they are not the same. Holiness means to be set apart, whereas purity is how you conduct yourself because you’re consecrated. Purity is
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Mar 3, 2015

Honor and Blessings

Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. Mark 6:4–5 NIV, emphasis added These verses tell us Jesus could not do any
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Feb 26, 2015

A Chosen People

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 NIV In Christ, we were made holy—or set apart—for God’s pleasure, purpose, and glory. We
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Feb 24, 2015

The Right Perspective

So I beg you not to surrender to those desires that fight against you. Always let others see you behaving properly, even though they may still accuse you of doing wrong. 1 Peter 2:11–12 CEV In our discussion of honor, we must not forget what Peter wrote in these verses. Even when we do
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Feb 19, 2015

Becoming a Living Sacrifice

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1 NIV As Christians, we accept that our lives are no longer our own, for we have been purchased at a high price. This
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Feb 17, 2015

Sex, Seasons & Swimming Suits

When we wrote The Story of Marriage, one of the central ideas we wanted to convey is that every marriage is unique. While we build our unions according to universal principles outlined in God’s Word, every expression of these principles is one-of-a-kind! And not only is each marriage unique,
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Feb 12, 2015

Who Assigns Authority?

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Romans 13:1 NKJV According to Romans, all authority goes back to God. And since God has appointed all authorities, we refuse the authority
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Feb 12, 2015
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