Text: Romans 15:1-6   I.         Sometimes I have to wonder what happened to common courtesy. The phrase needs to be changed because it seem common courtesy has become uncommon.             A.        Courtesy is “the showing of politeness in one’s attitude and behavior toward others”                         1.         It comes from a French word meaning “courtly ideals; chivalry, chivalrous conduct; elegance of…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton I Repent of pretending to know more than I do, of speaking without listening, of correcting without caring, of passing judgment without understanding, of talking at people instead of with people, of using words that hurt and do not heal, of writing without grace, charity, love, and kindness, of writing with…

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by Edward O. Bragwell Our title is a line from a song very familiar to little folks who participate in Bible classes. It is a joy to see them marching around, holding the imaginary light high with one hand. The idea ultimately goes back to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: “Ye are the light of…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Corinthians 13:1-8   I.         Many passages are used for needlepoint samplers. A popular choice is I Corinthians 13:1-8             A.        Have you considered the meaning of the many phrases?             B.        We often associate this passage with weddings, but Paul was writing about what love between brethren is like             C.        However, it can be applied to many…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 6:20-36   I.         How should you act? How should you react?             A.        We live in a “me first” age. People demand their rights. They seek to get even when wronged.             B.        But let me tell you about a radical view of life II.        Actions – Luke 6:27-28             A.        Love your enemies                         1.         The root difference…

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by David Thurman via Gospel Minutes, Vol. 57, No. 36, Sept. 5, 2008. Churches today are looking for ways to reach out to the communities in which they serve. Some look to the latest book, or the most recent demographics, the best mail lists and so on. I think sometimes we so over-complicate church work…

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