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The Parable of the Sower: The Fifth Thorn: The Pleasures of This Life

The fifth and final thorn in the Parable of the Sower is the “pleasures of this life.” The Greek word for “pleasures” is “hedone” which means delight, pleasurable sensation, and sensual pleasures. Hedone is pure self-indulgence and lack of control … Continue reading

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The Two Natures Warring Within the Child of God

By Tim Rowe As Christians, we have both a new nature in Christ and a sinful nature inherited from Adam, and each one produces works and fruit according to its nature. We have God’s spiritual seed implanted within us at … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control

By Tim Rowe If there is any quality lacking in Christian lives today there may be no greater one than the spiritual fruit of temperance or self-control. Christians are getting defeated in every area of their lives because they lack … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord: The Vital Ingredient Missing in Modern Christianity

Here are my notes for Bible fellowship tonight on this extremely important truth for the church and all Christians. There is a spiritual crisis of immense proportion in the pulpits and churches around the world today because the fear of … Continue reading

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The Nine Amazing Qualities of the Fruit of the Spirit

Let’s return to the book of Galatians, where God clearly sets forth clearly the nine wonderful qualities and characteristics of the fruit of the spirit that He earnestly desires we exhibit in our Christian life. Galatians 5:22,23 (Wuest): But the … Continue reading

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Recipe for a Fruitful, Holy Life

Here are my Bible teaching notes from a popular teaching I taught last year. I am not ashamed to admit that I like to cook and even bake on occasion. I remember vividly using the Betty Crocker cookbook and following a … Continue reading

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The Fruit of the Spirit-Faithfulness: Are You Faithful to Love God Above All Else?

This is an awesome study by John Ritenbaugh that I would urge you to read and reflect on its timely message. If any term catches the essence of mankind’s character at the end of the age, it is “faithlessness.” Man is generally faithless … Continue reading

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