Too Busy Doing the Wrong Things

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/TooBusyDoingTheWrongThings.mp3 I.         Some of us are careful shoppers. Especially when it comes to expensive items, such as our cars             A.        You could buy the cheapest thing on the lot. It will run, but we understand that it won’t last long. It is not worth the investment.             B.        Rather, most of us understand that it is better to save…

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Redeeming the Time

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/RedeemingTheTime.mp3 by Alan Feaster Text: Ephesians 5:1-21 Definition of redeemed Vines Pertaining to Salvation: λυτρόω lytroō “to release on receipt of ransom” (akin to lutron, “a ransom”), is used in the Middle Voice, signifying “to release by paying a ransom price, to redeem” (Deuteronomy 15:15; 24:18) God Redeemed Israel. (Titus 2:14; I Peter 1:17-19) Christ has…

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I need some advice on time management

Question: I’d like some advice, if you will, on time management. School has gotten be really stressful at times due to the high amounts of work I receive. I know that school is important and when I get on my computer for schoolwork, the majority of times I get side-tracked to your website probably for…

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Which is more important: secular studies or Bible class?

Question: When brethren choose to attend secular classes or because of their secular studies schedule are unable to attend Bible study on evenings, do you think it’s fair to them to say that secular studies are more important? Answer: The secular world is always less important than the spiritual world. “The world is passing away,…

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How do I say no?

Question: I am having this difficulty with saying no sometimes to things like sex, partying, spending money, too much work, overwhelming myself in a way. What is the right way to say N-O to a man I am in love with without hurting his feelings? Answer: “Do not think that I came to bring peace…

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How do I put God first in my life?

Question: Okay, what do I have to do to “put God first in my life?” What does this mean? I was thinking about this today. Some of my family have been telling me that I’m different: I get irritated easily, I lose my patience with them easily. For example, I was going to eat lunch,…

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Why did Jesus say to let the dead bury the dead?

Question: When I read Matthew 8:21-22, I felt quite confused. It says ” And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.” What does this mean? I think “honor your parents” is…

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How do you seek first the kingdom of God?

Question: How do you seek first the kingdom of God? Answer: “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of…

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