Rash Decisions

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Rash-Decisions.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Acts 19:23-41   I.         Our text illustrates the making of a riot             A.        Certain men feared that Christianity would impact their income. – Acts 19:24-27                         1.         They stirred up the masses with fear of lost income and fear of a lost way of life.                         2.         The fear spread through the city, even when…

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Is it wrong to change your mind?

Question: Hey Jeffrey, I was reading Psalms 15, I noticed it speaks of a man who walks in integrity, and he “changes not his mind.” Does that mean it is wrong to change plans or reschedule with a friend or change one’s mind about doing something? My friend and I were supposed to go to…

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How do I make good choices when I am bipolar?

Question: Hi, I do try to be a Christian, but I slip up a lot. My fellow brothers and sisters know I’ve been battling alcohol for a while and battling bipolar too. I don’t want to sin, but I slip up drinking, thinking it would help me with my bipolar. I get tired of my…

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Can God tell you not to marry the person whom you are dating without a reason?

Question: Can God tell you not to marry the person whom you are dating without a reason? Answer: Underlying this question is an assumption that God directly communicates with people today. But that very assumption contradicts what God said He is doing. See: God is Speaking to You and Does God Speak Directly to Mankind Today? God has…

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Emotional Decision Making

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/EmotionalDecisionMaking.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Genesis 37:32-35 I.         Repeatedly I find people making decisions based on their feelings.             A.        Usually I get contacted because those choices have gone wrong and the person wants to know why.             B.        But I can’t help but notice that this isn’t just a problem in moral choices. The news is filled with…

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What If?

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/WhatIf.mp3 by Alan Feaster

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Is it proper to ask for non-miraculous signs?

Question: Hi, I had a question regarding asking God for a sign in the Bible. I was reading an article on your site about it (Should we ask for signs like Gideon did?). I’m curious about signs of a non-miraculous nature. Does God communicate with people like Jonathan in I Samuel 14:6-12? Thanks! Answer: “Then…

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The Right to Choose

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/RightToChoose.mp3 by Raymond Warfel

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The Impact of Our Choices

by Dennis Stackhouse Just prior to his physical death, Joshua tried to encourage the people of Israel with these familiar words: “If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods…

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Jamaica Patois Wisdom – Awareness

by Jefferson David Tant The Jamaican Patois dialect is colorful, unique, and humorous. It is my desire to share some of the philosophy shown in this mix of colorful phrases that are witty as well as thought-provoking. I hope the readers both profit and enjoy. In my quarter-century plus of teaching there, I have come…

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