Pride and Preachers

by Bruce Reeves There has been some discussion lately about preachers and jealousy. Brother Tommy Peeler has pointed out that preachers are not the only ones who struggle with jealousy. I knew a man one time that told a gospel preacher that he did not think that it was fair that he had more personal…

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Should past sexual sins be discussed before marriage?

Question: Hello, I’m a 30-year-old female Christian. My boyfriend is a few years older and a Christian as well. We have been together for several months. He is a wonderful man. However, he has a sexual past that he refuses to discuss. He says that it has no benefit and will cause jealousy and insecurity…

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Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ

by Matthew W. Bassford As you work your way through Romans, hopefully, the extraordinary quality of the epistle becomes obvious. The Book of Romans has changed the course of human history, and with good reason. The substance of Paul’s argument is astonishing in its scope, and the skill with which he argues is no less…

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My girlfriend wants all of my attention focused on her

Question: Hello, I often have a hard time dealing with my girlfriend. She is 24 and I am 28. I chose her only because of her good character and good education — she is a medical doctor. Other than those reasons, both of us are Christians. I am not interested in other girls. My heart…

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Is jealousy always wrong?

Question: Doesn’t the Bible say not to be jealous? But then in more than one place, it says God is a jealous God. Answer: Jealousy means “Vigilant guarding of a possession.” It is the desire to hold on to what is yours for your own personal use. Sometimes we wrongfully believe that what someone else…

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Is a spouse texting people of the opposite sex, is that adultery?

Question: If you are married and your spouse is texting other people outside the marriage of the opposite sex, is that a form of cheating or adultery? Answer: No. Adultery is having sex with someone when either is married to someone else. People talk with other people all the time and texting is a modern…

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Jealousy

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/Jealousy.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton I.         We started this morning trying to understand the concepts of envy and jealousy II.        What is jealousy?             A.        “Vigilant guarding of a possession.”             B.        Zelos – It literally means “heat” (Deut 4:24), sometimes translated as zeal.             C.        The desire to hold on to what is yours for your own personal use.             D.        Sometimes jealousy is…

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