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Positive Sanctification - They Key To Christian Maturity, Part 1

1Th 4:3-4 "For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor." Sanctification - GK def. "Purification; the state of purity; consecration; holiness". This Greek word is found ten times in New Testament, and is translated "holiness" five times, and "sanctification"

Jesus Christ Part 5

Would you like to meet my Savior, Jesus, the Great High Priest?Hebrews 4:14-16 & Hebrews 5:1-1014 "Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us

Put Off & Put on

I encourage you to read Eph 4:17-24. Verses 22-24 say, "That ye put off (cast off, lay aside) concerning the former conversation (behavior, conduct) the old man (nature), which is corrupt (ruined, defiled) according to the deceitful lusts (desires); And be renewed (renovated, reformed) in the spirit of your mind (be spiritually minded); And that ye put on (be clothed with) the new man (nature),

Anger and Bitterness

Are you angry or bitter towards someone? Do you find yourself going about your daily duties mulling over an incident that happened between you and someone else? Is there something that is eating at you that you can't seem to shake?That happens to everyone, you know. But some of us have figured out how to shake it, and some just don't want to! I don't know what can be gained by rehashing an

Twinkies and the Gospel

As a school administrator I was always looking for ways to recognize accomplishment. It was relatively easy in a school of 340 students but it became somewhat more difficult in a school of 3,200. Over the years, I had experience in both settings and everything in-between.Of course, there was always a place for formal recognition of the people who made you look good—such things as public praise in

The Master's Card

Most of us have probably heard the slogan - "There are something's that money cannot buy, but for everything else there is MasterCard." The slogan is a seduction to the application of debt. The apostle John has something else in mind when he offers enrollment on the Master's Card, for with this card an unimaginable debt has been paid for all who are enrolled. It's a debt that all owe, but