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The Wisdom of Solomon — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

We suggest you listen to this excellent sermon in tandem with Jeff Crippen’s article: Wise as Serpents: Does the Christian Still Have an Evil Heart? The Wisdom of Solomon Sermon on 1 Kings 3:15-28 by Ps Sam Powell The reason we suggest you listen to the sermon in tandem with Ps Jeff Crippen’s article is …

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Count on it — Abusers Will Always Violate a Boundary

Abusers will ALWAYS chafe at boundaries. They may abide by those limits for a time, but only because they have no choice. And the first time they see some kind of opening that, in their thinking, justifies them crossing the line, off they go. Here is a narrative from the Old Testament which illustrates this. The …

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Wise as Serpents: The End of All Evil (Part 26 – final – of sermon series)

We come to the conclusion of our study of the nature and tactics of evil, though we could certainly continue because the warnings and teachings of God’s Word concerning the kingdom of darkness are so prevalent. The Lord describes the Christian’s life in this present world as like being a sheep in the middle of …

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The Wisdom of Solomon Discerns Good from Evil and is NOT Impossible to Have Today

Here is the scriptural account of Solomon’s God-given wisdom in action. Read it and then let’s draw some conclusions and applications for today’s church. And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to …

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Naaman’s responses to Elisha — how are they like an abuser’s responses?

This post is for you to write, dear readers. In this account of Naaman being healed of leprosy, what analogies or likenesses do you see with common behaviors and responses of abusers?   … I could have told you what I see, but I figure it would be more worthwhile for you to identify and articulate the likenesses yourselves. Note: because …

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My experience with abuser-enabling misogyny in the church

To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16) So you will be delivered from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words, (Proverbs 2:16) And as …

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