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Nine Pillars of the Church

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such, there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 986 more words

Poor in Spirit: Proverbs 18:12

Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, but humility goes before honor.  (NASB)

This proverb is similar to Proverbs 16:18 showing us once again that having prideful character leads to destruction.  711 more words


Poor in Spirit: Proverbs 16:18-19

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling.  It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud. 688 more words


47. Hope

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three…
1 Cor 13:13a

There’s quite a fair emphasis on faith and love in today’s church; hope seems to get less attention. 469 more words

Mystic Moments: The Two Elements of Perfection

Perfection includes two elements.  The one is the perfection of the heart, the earnestness of purpose, with which a man gives himself up to seek God and His will.  45 more words


Women in the Text: Sarah's Submissive Reputation

Thousands of years after Sarah lived, we learn she was a well-admired woman by those who studied the Hebrew Scriptures. Peter describes her as submissive to Abraham and full of courage (1 Peter 3:5-6). 844 more words


Mystic Moments: Suffering

We must be ground between the millstones of suffering before we can be bread for the multitude.  – Kenneth Wuest