Biblical Wisdom

Turn Aside From Evil | Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life. Proverbs 16:17 ESV   The path of the upright veers to avoid evil. Indeed, it is the avoidance of evil that makes one upright at all. How do we do this? By guarding our ways. By being vigilantly attendant …

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The Reign of Death | Genesis 5

Most people tend to skim over is chapter in their Bible reading. This is a boring genealogy, a long list of names that means virtually nothing to modern sensibilities. Or so we think. In reality, the meaning and impact of this chapter is fundamental to Genesis’ development of the effects of sin upon humanity. It …

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The Forgiveness of Sins

the forgiveness of sins   For our penultimate study of the Apostles’ Creed, we continue our exploration of Article 3. Having addressed the Holy Spirit and the local and universal church, we now come to the forgiveness of sins. In order to understand this doctrine, we will spend most of our time in Ephesians 2:1-10 …

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Biblical Wisdom

One Gives Freely; Another Withholds | Proverbs 11:24

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Proverbs 11:24 ESV   The natural impulse is to hoard. Money, food, stuff. Everything is gathered together, then guarded. We don't call it selfishness. It's self-preservation, prudence. After all, how can we help others if we don't …

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The Slippery Slope of Sin | Genesis 4

Sin is like a waterslide. What often begins as a harmless play along the ledge, quickly leads to a downward slide that cannot be stopped. Such is the case with the second generation of humanity. In this chapter, we will study the story of Cain, the first son of Adam and Eve. Within the span …

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The Communion of Saints

the communion of saints   Having addressed our affirmation of the church universal, we will now turn, in our study of the Apostles' Creed, to the local church. As with the holy, catholic church, the communion of saints in its fullness is the collective sum of believers throughout time and space; however, we participate in …

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Kingdom Come

The King has come. Not to slay the traitor, the rebel, but to take their judgment, making them His kingdom The King is coming. Not to spare the wicked, the sinner, but to execute His justice, consummating His kingdom Come now, O King, to reign as my Lord, my God and to send forth Your …

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