by Jeffrey W. Hamilton I.         Should God save you?             A.        Paul was able to say, “Yes, I did the Lord’s will.” – II Tim. 4:6-8             B.        Can you say that about your own life?             C.        How did you become a Christian?                         1.         Converted from a denomination or from out of the world?                         2.         Raised in the church?             D.        All are the result…

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Question: I am having issues with my nine-year-old son.  He has such a bad and lazy attitude about school, school work, and homework (and most things he is told to do).  He has the ability to do the work, but he seems to don’t care.  He has been like this since kindergarten; so I know it’s…

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Question: I am wondering how I can gain motivation to do things in life. I don’t think I am depressed, but I often find myself not having the desire to do certain things such as setting time for prayer or Bible study (though I read the Bible every morning), or serving at certain events such…

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Question: We have a family who are members here and who have several young children. They have been with us for about six months. He has attended services about five or six times. When he does he participates in class, he seems to know the Scriptures well and could be a real asset to the…

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I.         How many of us truly enjoy working?             A.        Many of us dream of times when we can take a moment off             B.        Yet often extended idleness is grating II.        In the beginning             A.        Man has always had a job to do – Gen. 2:15                         1.         Man initially was a gardener             B.        But when sin entered the world, the light work that…

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Question: I have a sixteen-year-old boy who would just about spend all day in bed if I let him. He claims he needs twelve to fifteen hours of sleep each day, but I think something else is going on. Any advice? Answer: During a child’s growth spurt, their bodies do need more sleep, but typically…

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Question: What does it mean, “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop?” Answer: There is a set of English proverbs that are worded similarly: Idle hands are the devil’s workshop Idle hands are the devil’s tools (“Collections” 1808) Idle brains are the devil’s workhouses (T. Fuller 1732) An idle brain is the devil’s workshop (H.…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton The child has a room full of action figures, video games, cable TV, DVD player, a huge collection of movies, every piece of sports equipment known to man, his own telephone, a fully loaded computer with high-speed Internet access … but he doesn’t have a thing to do. He’s bored. Boredom…

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