Tag: faith

Wrong Ideas About Temptation

“Other Christians I know don’t seem to struggle with temptation like I do. I have thoughts and feelings sometimes that scare me, but other members seem so confident.” Other Christians, even the strongest ones, battle temptation. Even the apostle Paul said that he had to keep his body in subjection (I Cor. 9:27). Others may not…

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Salvation

The word salvation has a variety of meanings derived from the various Hebrew and Greek words from which it is translated in both testaments. For this article, we are considering it in its usual designation, i.e., the deliverance from sin and its eternal consequences. We say eternal consequences because one may still have to pay some consequences…

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Unmovable Women

What makes you feel weary in life?  The thing about weariness, toil and fatigue is that we all feel it at one time or another in our lives.  None of us are exempt!  No, not one!  In 1 Corinthians 15:58 God offers us hope and encouragement in those trying times, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be…

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‘Steadfast, Immovable, Always Abounding’ Theme of 40th Annual TBC Lectures

The Apostle Paul encouraged Christians to be “steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord” (I Cor. 15:58). Tennessee Bible College is doing likewise during its 40th annual Spiritual Renewal Lectures to be held Feb. 22-24. “The Lord’s work is not a work of quitters,” TBC President David Hill said. “We’re called to be…

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Stress Makes Us Think

A few years ago a brother shared with me a condition he had with his eyes. Stress, especially anger, triggered a reaction in this rare ailment that caused him to lose some of his vision temporarily. The doctors told him that unless he learned to control his temper he would lose his sight. He took…

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Complaining in our Tents

A recent study in Deuteronomy has caused me to consider what a murmuring lot the Israelites were. But then, as it should, the Word has convicted me as I have applied it to my own life. While at first I was amazed at God’s long-suffering and love for His people in the long ago, now…

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“Give Me This Hill Country”

Caleb, son of Jephunneh, of the tribe of Judah, was a man of great faith.  After spying out the land of Canaan with the other eleven spies, he returned confident that the Israelites could solve the problem of conquering the land of Canaan.  In spite of the ten who vehemently disagreed with him and Joshua,…

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