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A Conversation with Paul on Self Esteem

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Over the past century self esteem has become a tremendous emphasis in Christendom, due to a number of factors, which won’t be discussed here. In a society that makes emotion the basis for everything, the idea that all our problems can be solved by a simple refocusing on the commendability of “number one” is massively accepted. And in Christian circles, […]

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The Majesty of Meekness

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The 1828 edition of Webster’s Dictionary defines meekness as “Softness of temper; mildness; gentleness; forbearance under injuries and provocations.” Interestingly Mr. Webster adds “Meekness is a grace which Jesus alone inculcated, and which no ancient philosopher seems to have understood or recommended.” (Imagine seeing a dictionary which says that today!). The main thought behind meekness is the foundation character of […]

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Assembly Rivalry: When A Man Desires The Preeminence

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We have dealt with strife (“variance” in the KJV) as pertaining to contention and disunity between or among God’s people. Now we, in the King James at least, come to the word “strife,” which actually denotes rivalry in terms of prominence, preeminence, or position. The NIV translates the word “selfish ambition.” Young’s Literal translates it “rivalries.” The ASV translates it […]

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