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The Value of Every Moment: Count Your Days to Live Wisely

By Peter Wade “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). So I did! I did what the Bible says, people, as I’m a Bible teacher. The word “number” is also translated … Continue reading

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The Enormous Spiritual Power of a Thankful Heart

GIVE THANKS – IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS FOR THIS IS GOD’S WILL FOR YOU IN CHRIST JESUS – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 IN EVERYTHING – The Greek word for “everything” is “pas” which means no exceptions. There is a silver lining to every … Continue reading

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The Fourth Soil of the Heart: The Good, Tilled, and Fruitful Soil

Now let us return to the Parable of the Sower for a discussion of the final and most important soil of the heart. This fourth soil of the heart is what every Christian should strive for in their walk with … Continue reading

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Destroying the High Places: What Altar Do You Have in Your Heart?

One of the subjects consistently addressed throughout the Bible is idolatry. References abound in connection with Israel’s struggle with the gods of their neighbors, gods that could be seen, as opposed to their invisible Yahweh. Time and time again, the … Continue reading

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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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Parable of the Sower: The Fourth Thorn: The Lust for Other Things

The fourth thorn in the Parable of the Sower are “the lusts for other things.” The Greek word for “lusts” is epithymia and means a passionate and strong desire or longing for something and an unbridled craving that attaches itself … Continue reading

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The Third Thorn in Parable of the Sower: The Deceitfulness of Riches

The third thorn in the Parable of the Sower is “the deceitfulness of riches.” Millions of people have been corrupted, ruined and destroyed by the deceitfulness of riches. Wealth has a strong tendency to cause the heart to cry out … Continue reading

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