Anger Without Sin

Anger in itself is not a sin. It is a natural emotion that, at times, is felt and expressed–within parameters. The Apostle Paul admonished, “In your anger do not sin; do not let the sun go down while you are still angry” Eph. 4:26. Two of Jesus’ disciples, James and John, were nicknamed “sons of thunder.” Scripture isn’t clear how they[…]

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What are you doing that makes people curious?

Matthew and Mark both record about the time Jesus returned to His home town and did some serious teaching in the synagogue (see Matthew 13:54-58 and Mark 6:1-6).  The people were amazed. They asked: Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? Matt. 13:54  Where did this man get these things? What’s this wisdom that has been[…]

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Who is my accuser?

Many people fear standing before the Lord on judgment day. The reality is that we won’t be there alone. Jesus, our Defender, will stand with us. When Satan (the accuser) throws out his allegations, we will be vindicated–justified–just as if we never sinned. Isaiah said, “He who vindicates me is near” Isa. 50:8. Then he asks . . . Who[…]

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Criticism or Critique?

This week let’s take a look at the difference between criticism and critiquing. Moses became the object of criticism by his own siblings. (Read Numbers 12:1-16).  He had married a woman from Ethiopia, and Miriam and Aaron criticized him for his bi-racial marriage. But, based on the questions they were asking, their criticism went deeper than disfavor over his marriage:[…]

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