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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 Third Soil of the Heart: The Five Thorns to Avoid

Let us examine the third soil of the heart and what happens when the Word of God is sown into it. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. Now he who received seed among … Continue reading

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Intensify Your Study of Scriptures and Make God Smile: Rightly Divide the Word of Truth!

2 Timothy 2:15 (NASB): Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. Amplified: Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God … Continue reading

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The Third Gateway to the Heart: The Thoughts-Part 4: Pleasing God with our Thought Life

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and … Continue reading

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The Prince of the Power of the Air: The Spiritual Battle for the Ears

Scripture is clear there is another voice, that is not the voice of God, that desperately seeks to dominate and control the human heart. We have studied this in some detail, but there is another aspect of this truth revealed … Continue reading

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Idolatry: The Principal Crime of the Human Race, Part 3

Jeremiah’s Indictment against Idolatry among God’s Chosen Listen to the heart-rending words of God to His people. This is what the Lord says: “What fault did your ancestors find in me, that they strayed so far from me? They followed … Continue reading

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Weapons of our Warfare

Each of you must have asked yourself at some time, “What can I do about these problems that are so widespread and serious these days?” And, “How helpful can I really expect to be as an individual?” The Scriptures have … Continue reading

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