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Monday, April 21, 2014

Discernment and the Sufficiency of Scripture

It is fair to point out that the Thessalonians were at a disadvantage compared to Christians today. They did not have all the written books of New Testament Scripture. Paul wrote both of his epistles to Thessalonica very early in the New Testament era—about A.D. 51. The two letters were probably written only a few months apart and are among the very earliest of all the New Testament writings.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Discerning Self-Evaluation

Scripture is clear that believers must be faithful to examine and judge our own selves: “If we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged” (1 Corinthians 11:31). This calls for a careful searching and judging of our own hearts. Paul called for this self-examination every time we partake of the Lord’s Supper (v. 28). All other righteous forms of judgment depend on this honest self-examination. That is what Jesus meant when He said, “First take the log out of your own eye” (Luke 6:42)...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Discerning Correction

Discernment is a critical need in the church today. As we have already seen, it is required by both leaders and laymen alike for the exercise of godly judgment. It is vital in helping believers rightly inhabit and interact with the sinful world around us. Added to that, discernment is also necessary within the church as a means of correcting others and examining ourselves...

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    Drawing Near

    The Centrality of the Resurrection

    "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God" (Matt. 5:9)...

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    Strength for Today

    The Centrality of the Resurrection

    “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been ...

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    Daily Bible

    April 21

    Reading for Today:Judges 7:1–8:35Psalm 49:10-20Proverbs 14:22-24Luke 15:11...

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    Daily Readings

    April 21 - Dealing Radically with Sin

    If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it i...