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Teaching Values: Contentment
Jeff Asher

https://www.padfield.com/2018/teaching-contentment-to-children.html Webster defines contentment as “the state of being contented: satisfaction…not desiring more than one has: satisfied; resigned to circumstances, assenting, satisfied with things as they are.” In the Bible content is from two words. The first word, ARKEO; means “to be possessed of unfailing strength, to be strong, to suffice, to be enough; passively […]

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“Maturity is…”
Mackey W. Harden

http://www.truthmagazine.com/archives/volume27/GOT027135.html A reader in Chapel Hill, N.C. wrote Ann Landers and asked her to return her definition of maturity. As I read the 8-point definition, I immediately realized that these principles also applied to maturity concerning spiritual matters. The New Testament certainly teaches that we as Christians must grow to maturity, striving to be full-grown […]

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Beautiful In Its Time
David Padfield

https://www.padfield.com/1993/beautiflul-in-own-time.html The Old Testament is a collection of 39 books given to man by our God. These books vary in style from the impassioned preaching of the prophets to the reflective wisdom of Solomon. Ecclesiastes begins with the elusive phrase, “Vanities of vanities.” It means “absurdity, frustration, futility or nonsense.” The point the writer makes […]

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Josiah’s Example
Gene Taylor

http://www.centervilleroad.com/articles/josiah.html Josiah was king of Judah from 641 to 609 B.C. he assumed the throne at the age of eight and reigned for 31 years. He died in battle at Megiddo being killed by Pharaoh Necho, king of Egypt (2 Kings 23:28-30). Josiah was righteous in a time of wickedness. He was faithful in an […]

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Edify One Another
David Padfield

https://www.padfield.com/1994/edify.html At the close of Paul’s first letter to the church at Thessalonica, he exhorted them to “edify one another” (1 Thes. 5:11). The word “edify” comes from the Greek word oikodomeo. This word occurs thirty-nine times in the original text, and all except eight times it is translated as “build” or “built.” Our Lord […]

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Reverence in Worship
Gene Taylor

https://www.padfield.com/1999/reverence-in-worship.html Of the many problems that plague the church, a lack of reverence in worship is a particularly irritating one to those who desire to worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24). It is extremely offensive to them because there should be no reason for anyone, especially one who claims to be a child of […]

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Your Neighbor
Marty Pickup

You may or may not know me by name; I’m the guy that works the same shift at the plant. I’m the woman that sat the other day at the nearby table at the donut shop. I’m the grease-stained mechanic that periodically works on your car. I’m the old man who walks his dog past […]

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“Remember Lot’s Wife”
John Pollard

Women play a very important role in the bible message. Whether it be good or bad their fingerprints are imprinted on almost every single page we find in our bibles. Adams’ wife, Eve, the mother of all of the living gave into the temptation of eating the fruit and committed as we consider it, the […]

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