Wisdom in Selecting a Spouse from the Book of Proverbs GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING A GOOD WIFE Don’t put a high priority on good looks. (31:30, 11:22) Be sure she is discrete/ prudent (common sense). (11:22, 19:14) She must have good character/morals. (31:10) She should have wisdom (puts knowledge to work). (14:1) Avoid those who are…

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A Lesson in Evangelism from Four Lepers (II Kings 7:3-9) Comparisons between then and now. There was a famine. Then: of food Now: of spiritual blessings There was abundance available. Then: in the Syrians’ camp Now: in Christ Jesus Some found the blessings. Then: the four lepers Now: those in Christ A contrast between then…

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Psalm 23-The Shepherd’s Psalm The person of the shepherd (23:1) Not a lord, the LORD (Jehovah God, Exo. 3:15). Not a shepherd, but my shepherd. The provision of the shepherd (23:2-3) Making to lie down in green pas-tures. Satisfying physical needs. Satisfying emotional needs. Leading by still waters. Satisfying the thirst. Keeping away from dangerous…

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(John 19:26,27 NKJV) In these short statements, our Lord: Fulfilled the God-given responsibility to care for family God instituted the family. (Gen. 2:24) Jesus rebuked those who shirked their duty to parents. (Matt. 15:4-7 NASB) Paul reaffirmed that responsibility. (Eph. 6:2, I Tim. 5:8) Showed that spiritual relationships take priority over physical ones. Jesus entrusted…

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The Rich Young Ruler went away from Jesus (Mark 10:17-22). He went away from the very presence of Jesus. It was not the presence of Jesus that would bring about a change, but obedience. Today, we must comply with the Scriptures. He went away with all the knowledge he needed to have eternal life. Jesus’ instructions…

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John’s message was moral and religious reform. Be fair in business (Luke 3:13). Don’t abuse power (Luke 3:14). Don’t be greedy (Luke 3:14). Abandon immoral marriages (Mark 6:18). Take care of those around you (Luke 3:11). He preached a repentance that must be followed by a change in action (Matt. 3:2-10). John was successful because:…

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The authority of the Law of Moses has ended. The Law of Moses: Was temporary (Jer. 31:31, Col. 2:14) Was a source of division that was broken down (Eph. 2:14-16) Was an escort (“tutor”) that completed it’s mission (Gal. 3:24-25) Was a previous “marriage” that had to be ended (Rom. 7:2-4) Gave way to the…

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(Mat 7:13 NKJV) “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. (Mat 7:14 NKJV) “Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.…

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Revelation We cannot know how God expects us to live and worship Him without revelation (I Cor. 2:9). We have God’s revelation to us recorded in the Scriptures (Eph. 3:3-5, I Pet. 1:19-21, Rom. 16:26). Righteousness Righteous requires obedience (Rom. 6:16). Righteous living is God’s goal for our lives (Titus 2:11-12). We can lose our…

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Paul gave thanks to God for the Thessalonians because of their… (1 Th 1:3 NASB) . . .work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Our faith defines our work (I Thess. 1:8-9, James 2:18) If God’s work is the focus of your life, then your faith is in…

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