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The church is to be a place of mutual accountability

Here is a rather long quote from a sermon by J. Ligon Duncan III on 1 Timothy 5:1-15, “Caring For the Church”

Now this is a strange passage, isn’t it?

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More joy in heaven

“Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” Luke 15:7… 225 more words


Words of warning

Proverbs 7 contains some strong words of warning for those who think they somehow are the exception to the rules of wisdom-

verse 7: I have perceived among the youths, a young man lacking sense,

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What is the godly reaction to sin?

Pastor Steven J. Cole of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship comments on Ezra 9:

Because we are so desensitized toward sin, we fail to have the proper response toward it, whether it is our own sin, or sin in others.

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Low expectations of the impact of your life toward those who are older?

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.  556 more words


Grace and Collisions of Opinion

 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 532 more words


Forsake not your mother's teaching

My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teachingBind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck.  When you walk, they… 137 more words