A Wise Lesson From a Humble Deacon
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The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment. All who fear the Lord will hate evil. Therefore, I hate pride and arrogance, corruption and perverse speech. Proverbs 8:12-13 NLT It is impossible for a truly wise person to be proud and arrogant. Wisdom is talking in the quoted … [Click to read more …]

How Did I Get To Be Me? And Why?
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When I was a little kid I had a strange and wild imagination. I would lie awake at night wondering how I got to be me. Why was I not a dinner table chair instead? (That only freaked me out even more – thinking about the possibility of being something that doesn’t even know it exists. How … [Click to read more …]

Beyond Cliché
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Proverbs is familiar territory for most of us, particularly if we grew up in the days of learning doctrinal texts and Sabbath School memory verses. I can still remember many of them: Prov 1: 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Prov 3: 5, 6  Trust … [Click to read more …]

Kind Words Are Honey to The Soul
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Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Proverbs 16:24 NLT Yesterday, when I showed up at Tampa Adventist Academy to teach my baptism class, a teacher, beaming with pride, showed me an e-mail one of her former students had just sent her the night before. In the e-mail, the … [Click to read more …]

Don’t Sleep Through Harvest Time!
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Early this morning before I even got out of bed, I was reading my Proverbs reading plan on my YouVersion Bible android app. I ran across this passage: A wise youth harvests in the summer, but one who sleeps during harvest is a disgrace. Proverbs 10:5 NLT When I read that I immediately remembered reading … [Click to read more …]

Obedience to Avoid Punishment is Not True Obedience
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My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands. Proverbs 2:1 NLT The other day I was substitute teaching at my local church school. The kids were all good, but a little hyperactive. I finally said, “The next one who talks without raising their hand will get their name on the board.” No … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: A Matter of Life and Death
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You can view a discussion of the current lesson in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. … [Click to read more …]

The Jesus No One Wants to Talk About
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We like Jesus. For some that’s too mild of a statement. We love Jesus. We especially love the Jesus who steps in on time, the One who comes to our rescue. We love that Jesus so much we even write songs about Him. Jesus on the main line tell Him what you want… Nothing compares … [Click to read more …]

Written on The Heart
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My son, obey your father’s commands, and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. Keep their words always in your heart.Tie them around your neck. Proverbs 6:20-21 NLT Obey my commands and live! Guard my instructions as you guard your own eyes. Tie them on your fingers as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Proverbs … [Click to read more …]