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The Secret To Contentment

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In a world filled with constant change and unpredictability, the pursuit of contentment can feel like an elusive quest. We often find ourselves grasping for satisfaction in the fleeting pleasures of life, only to be left wanting more. But what if the secret to true contentment lies not in our external circumstances, but in our relationship with God? The Bible teache...

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The Unexamined Life (from the archives)

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If there is no Creator, then there is no moral standard outside of ourselves that we ought to obey. ...

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Fruit of The Lips: Self-Control

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It's an interesting concept to think that self-control is a gift of the Holy Spirit. The more that God is in control of our lives, the more we gain a little bit control over the self as well. The more autonomous and independent that we are are, the less we have a grip over our impulses and emotions. But the more that God abides in us, our minds, emotions, intentions, and a...

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Fruit of The Lips: Gentleness

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Gentleness reinforces our genuine affection, allowing someone to take their defenses down so that you can remove the speck from their eye having no log in your own. ...

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The Fruit of The Lips: Faithfulness

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Faith and faithfulness is a fight. And often the battleground of that fight is what our hearts remember and what they meditate upon...

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Fruit of The Lips: Goodness

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Thinking about the way that God is good, He goes beyond utility and into the realm of benevolence....

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The Fruit of The Lips: Kindness

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His love has not ended at the point of patience but has moved beyond forbearance into lavishing those whom he could rightly condemn. ...

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The Fruit of The Lips: Patience

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God likes being patient. It is glorious to Him that His love is steadfast, dispensing mercy and grace when his justice could have been immediate....

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Never Grow Up

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When you give a child a gift, they take it with great anticipation. But when you give a gift to an adult, they take it with skepticism and an obligation to return the favor. What happens to us?...

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Fruit of The Lips: Peace

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Peace is an incredibly frequent word in the scriptures. Often times, our English word (peace) does not quite match the force of a word like shalom– which not only gives the impression of the absence of trouble, but the presence of blessing and reconciliation, especially with God. ...

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