Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Theology of Faith

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The concept of faith is quite extensively dealt with in Scripture with various examples, exhortations, and elaborations centering around a fuller understanding of its place in our lives. A book could easily be written on the subject, and indeed many have been. For our purposes, however, we will have to be limited to a basic, yet comprehensive overview of the […]

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Goodness as a Fruit – Reclaiming Quality Christianity

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Underlying the word good in the New Testament are two Greek words, agathos and kalos, the former of which is used in Galatians 5, which we are considering presently. Both are general words that describe something of desirable quality. One has said that agathos envisions something to be good in terms of its results, while kalos names the sort of […]

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Kindness: Be a Pleasant People Person

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Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. – Psalm 112:4-5 We know within ourselves the difference between a favorable person and an unfavorable person. One is warm and friendly; the other is not ready to […]

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A Tempered Temper – The Art of Suffering Long

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When was the last time you appreciated it when an acquaintance angrily snapped at you simply because of a misunderstanding of your words? When have you rejoiced over someone’s folding under the pressure of a trial? On the other hand, how can we not have joy in our hearts when we see a faithful believer endure until the end of […]

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