“Who is a wise man?” James 3:13 A wise man respects his parents (Prov. 13:1, Ex. 20:12, Eph. 6:2, Col. 3:20, Eph. 6:1, Rom. 1:30). For a child to learn to respect God from his parents, he must first be taught to respect his parents (Heb. 12:6, Prov. 3:12, Prov. 13:24). This respect should continue…

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FOCUS ON YOUR ATTITUDE. Forgive friends who fail you in a trying moment. (II Tim. 4:16) Let the Lord take vengeance on those who persist in hurting you. (II Tim. 4:14, Rom. 12:19) FOCUS ON YOUR ACTIVITIES. Read the Bible to glean the wisdom of God. (II Tim. 4:13, 3:15-17, Ps. 119:105) Be busy doing the Lord’s…

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The home should be like a hospital. It is a place for those injured by life. Disappointment Depression (Eccl. 2:17) Danger It is a place that dispenses medicines. Love (Eph. 5:25, Eph. 6:3, I Tim. 2:4, I Cor. 13:4-5, Song of Solomon 8:7, I Cor. 13:8, Prov. 15:7) Laughter (Prov. 17:22, Prov. 15:15, Eccl.9:9) Listening…

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Past memories can bind and sadden the heart (Prov. 12:25, Prov 15:13, Luke 15:28-30). We can lose ourselves by “letting go” and forgiving (Col. 3:13, II Tim. 4:16). Christ and God are our examples of “letting go” of past offenses (Luke 23:34, Is. 38:17, Ps. 103:12, Micah 7:19, Is. 43:25, Jer. 31:34). It is good…

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Three Essential Ingredients for a Christian Life: Integrity Integrity means you live what you say you believe (I Peter 2:1) Faithful means “full of faith” If we really “believe”, we will “do”. Intensity The household of stephanas was addicted to the ministry (I Cor.16: 15 KJV) We are to be zealous (Titus 2:14, Rev. 3:15-19)…

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To prepare for the storms of life, you must build on the foundation of Christ’s teachings. (Matt. 7:24) The previous three chapters give an eight-point foundation checklist: Keep at peace with your brother. (Matt. 5:21-27) Keep marriages together. (Matt. 5:28-32) Be forthright and honest. (Matt. 5:33-37) Treat all people with love. (Matt. 5:38-48) Be sincere, not…

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One of the greatest dangers facing any Christian is that of drifting away (Heb. 2:1). Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. (Heb 2:1 NKJV) Drifting is dangerous because it: Requires no effort. Will not get you upstream. Is a gradual process. Can be…

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Secret #2: The Secret to Bearing Fruit. The secret to bearing fruit is abiding in the vine (John 15:4-5). People can bear fruit that is not the Lord’s fruit (Matt. 7:16). People can do religious things that are vain, which means “empty” or “meaningless” (Matt. 15:9). They will be rejected for eternity (Matt. 7:22-23). Those…

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  (Psalm 119:57-64)   I. You Must Make A Commitment. (Verse 57) II. There Needs To Be Prayer. (Verse 58) A. God will not answer those who do not answer Him.(Prov. 1:24, 28) B. God will not answer the prayer of a hard-hearted man.(Prov. 21:13) C. God will not hear the prayer of one who…

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Great parents, like great archers (Prov. 127:3-5) must have: Vision-to clearly see and keep their eyes fixed on the goal they have for their children. Self-discipline-to live a life that will move their children closer to the target, not farther away. Strength-to control their children to carefully aim, and train, and propel them toward the…

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