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Fruit/Fruitfulness

The Biology of Our Own Works

Disclaimer: Sometimes in our efforts to be “proper” we inadvertently avoid or water down some of the great truths of the Bible. Let’s face it, the Bible is not what modern culture would call a G-rated book. It’s not even PG, or even PG-13 in spots. To fully understand the beautiful spiritual truth in today’s essay, we’re […]

Prosperity Part 4: New Testament Thoughts

In the last post, we looked at Jesus’ thoughts regarding material wealth. In this post, we will continue the theme by looking at other New Testament lessons on the subject of material riches and prosperity. In the three previous posts looking at what the Bible says regarding prosperity, the overall consensus has been been that […]

Ambitions

Matthew 20-28 tells the story of James and John (apparently, via their mother) asking Jesus to grant to them the honor of sitting on His right and left hand in His Kingdom. This request was made shortly after Jesus had told the twelve that He would be betrayed, crucified, and raised again. Jesus’ reply was […]

Humility

Matthew 23:12 (Amplified Bible) Whoever exalts himself [with haughtiness and empty pride] shall be humbled (brought low), and whoever humbles himself [whoever has a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly] shall be raised to honor. James 4:10 (Amplified Bible) Humble yourselves [feeling very insignificant] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt […]

A Tare or a Wheat

Matthew 13: 24-30 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, […]