Category Archives: Discipleship

The Alabaster Flask

by William J. Stewart Approaching Jerusalem in the final days of His life, Jesus stopped at Bethany. There, He was in the home of a man recorded as Simon the leper (Matthew 26:6; Mark 14:3). While at Simon’s house, a … Continue reading

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Laodiceanitis

by Dee Bowman | via southsideonline.org If that ain’t a word, it oughta to be! In the letters to the seven churches of Asia, Jesus said to the Laodiceans, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want To Grow Up

by Jim Mickells | via The Hickory Heights Messenger Sylvia and I were watching America’s Funniest Home Videos on night a few years ago, when a teacher asked some of their students a question. There were two young boys, about … Continue reading

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How to Form a Good Character

by Dee Bowman | via The Hickory Heights Messenger Character is the accumulation of qualities that distinguish one person from another. Character is not just one single trait, but the accumulation of all a person is, the sum total of … Continue reading

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Peaks & Valleys of Faith

by William J. Stewart Peaks and valleys in life is a common thing. Whether we are talking about our relationships, career, health, finances, emotional well being, or faith, there will be high and low moments. A survey of what we know … Continue reading

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Today

by William J. Stewart Did you make some new year’s resolutions for 2017? Perhaps you’d like to improve your health, or your financial position, or a relationship, or some other thing. I hope as you take stock of where your … Continue reading

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What Shall We Do?

by William J. Stewart Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. … he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers… (Malachi 3:1; 4:6) Approximately 400 years before … Continue reading

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Watch And Be Sober

William J. Stewart A few weeks ago, we noted how focused Paul was on the Lord’s return, and in particular, in his writing to the Thessalonian church. He didn’t and wouldn’t declare when Jesus was coming, but he encouraged God’s … Continue reading

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The Heavenly Places

William J. Stewart | Texts To Pause & Ponder On The more we study the Bible, we will begin to notice words or phrases that are peculiar to a certain writer or book. For instance, the word “know” (Gr. gnosis) appears … Continue reading

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That we should be called children of God

William J. Stewart | Texts To Pause & Ponder On The Bible says God is love (1 John 4:8, 16). His love compels us to love Him in return (1 John 4:19), and it teaches us how to love others … Continue reading

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