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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 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 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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