Avoiding Fights, Quarrels, and Disputes (France)

If you study the two letters Paul wrote to Timothy, pastor of the church in Ephesus, you'll notice the repeated call from Paul to Timothy to avoid arguing and quarreling. In both letters Paul strongly spoke against vain discussion, anger, quarreling, heated disputes, arguments about words, and sinful craving for controversy. In 2 Timothy 2 …

On Being a Blessing in Your Local Church

As everyone well knows, this virus situation has been a very difficult and complex issue for churches. It's difficult and complex because it has to do with a variety of issues, from health to politics to laws to biblical principles to various views on these issues. I don't want to comment on those things here, …

Regret or Repentance? (Poirier)

The Apostle talks about the difference between regret (worldly sorrow) and repentance (godly sorrow) in 2 Corinthians 7:9-10.  He doesn't give a lot of detail there, but thinking of Paul's words, other Scripture, and life's experiences, more can be said about regret versus repentance.  Alfred Poirier does a nice job explaining the difference: Regret and …

When Satan Spreads Discord and Conflict Among God’s People (Brooks)

One of Satan's strongest and most successful weapons against the church is getting Christians to 'bite and devour each another' (Gal 5.15 NIV).  He does what he can to sow seeds of conflict among Christians so the seeds grow into fights and quarrels among brothers and sisters in Christ.  Thomas Brooks - in his usual …

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