Hagar Fled, Gen 16:4-10

This text from Gen 16 is about the time Hagar fled from Sarai. Have you been considering leaving?  Have you toyed with the idea that it is time for you to leave your husband?  It’s time for you to leave your job?  It’s time for you to leave your church?...

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The Evil Effects of Bitterness, Ruth 1:20

There are more people harboring bitterness than you and I are aware of.  The reason that we’re not usually aware of their bitterness is that if you suggest to bitter people that they are bitter, they will deny it.  Yet, when an incident arises that deeply affects them emotionally, their...

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Be Ye Angry, And Sin Not, Eph 4:26

I have often thought, “How is it possible to be angry and not sin?”  I believe that every time I have ever been angry, I have sinned in some capacity.  When you fail to rule your spirit you are going to do or say something wrong.  Yet, in thinking about...

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Duties of Tribulation Saints, Heb 12:1-17

In the Tribulation, people must endure to the end to be saved, Matt 24:13, Heb 3:6, 14.  In Heb 12:1-17, Paul lists several duties of Tribulation saints to help them endure to the end.  We’ll study these duties of Tribulation saints today.  Tribulation saints must: Lay aside every weight and...

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Put Away, 1 Cor 5:13

There are some things that don’t go away on their own and God doesn’t deliver you from them.  You have to put away these people or things in your life.   Put away: A wicked person – 1 Cor 5:13.  In the context of v.11, we are not to keep...

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The Root Problem, Heb 12:15

The Root Problem Heb. 12:15 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When you are trying to fix something in your life or help someone deal with a problem in his life, the best thing to do is find the root problem.  You must get down to the source of the trouble.  The fruit...

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Naomi’s Bitterness, Ruth 1-4

Bitterness Ruth 1-4 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO on Naomi’s Bitterness In the Book of Ruth we find an excellent study on Naomi’s bitterness.  Naomi went with her husband and two sons to Moab to escape a famine in Bethlehemjudah.  While she was there, her sons married Moabite women.  Then her husband...

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Ministry of a Prophet, Ezek 3:4-14

The ministry of a prophet is unique.  He’s certainly not a pastor.  He’s not trying to shepherd a flock of people and establish a local ministry where he is sent. He preaches God’s words and often what he has to say is very negative.  In Ezek 3:4-14, we see some...

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Put Off the Old, Put On the New, Eph 4:20-32

In Eph 4:20-32, Paul gave us very practical instructions about the Christian life.  He told us to put off the old man and to put on the new man.   We must put off the old man because he is “corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,” Eph 4:22.  We are...

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Spiritual Depression, 1 Ki 19:4

In many cases, depression is something you can address spiritually and practically rather than chemically, through anti-depressants.  You can often make changes in your spiritual life that will improve your emotional and mental health.  Furthermore, if depression is exacerbated by your lifestyle and diet, you can make the necessary lifestyle...

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