How To Have A Good Name, Prov 22:1

In Prov 22:1, Solomon said, “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.”  He’s saying that sometimes you have to choose between a good name and a great fortune.   For example, Judas Iscariot chose to have great riches,...

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Advice About Your Inheritance, Eph 1:11

According to Eph 1:11, when you were saved, you obtained an inheritance from the Lord.  The simplest way to put it is that you inherited eternal life.  This is what the rich, young ruler was after.  He asked Jesus what he must do “to inherit eternal life.” You can look...

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Be Diligent

A Charge to Be Diligent Joshua 22:1-6 Joshua charges the Rubenites, Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh to be diligent. They had obeyed all the commandments of Moses and Joshua up to this point. They knew how to please God. Now they were going out on their own and...

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Bring Them Up His Way Eph. 6:4

Bring Them Up His Way Eph. 6: 4 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Bring them up in the “nurture and admonition OF THE LORD”, not your way, his. I did it my way, I have many failures. God’s way is perfect [Ps.18:30] Illustration – “Easter Lily” Ask a young couple to...

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Money Matters – Diligence

Proverbs 27:23 Diligence is a characteristic that centers on action.  Diligence understands the equation that time and energy (work) equal productivity.  Diligence is an aspect of wisdom. Enemies of Diligence Slacker – Proverbs 10:4 He refuses to work because he likes to live in the moment.  No prudence or aforethought....

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Finish What You Start

 Finish What You Start Luke 2:40-49             What the young Jesus was trying to tell his parents was “I have started something for my Father, and I must work on it until it is finished”. Even though Jesus was young he knew the importance of finishing what you start.  So,...

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Integrity Prov. 11:3

Integrity Prov 11:3 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Bob Jones, Sr. said, “You can borrow brains but you cannot borrow character.”  First look at what integrity is and then look at the character into which it guides you: Integrity – Moral Soundness, honesty, freedom from corrupting influence 2 Cor 2:17 vs. 1...

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The Diligent Prov. 10: 4-5

The Diligent Prov. 10: 4-5 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The diligent are not at all like the slackers that we studied yesterday – they’ll work and they’ll finish their work – they won’t slack off just because they are tired – they will stay with it until the job is through....

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