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Tag Archives: Proverbs

The abuser – at home and in leadership

[August 22, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] The abuser contaminates his moral character. Harsh cruelty is the fabric, the warp and weft, of his thoughts. He scorns his marriage promises. If he has a position of …

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The righteous and the wicked have very different goals

The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath. Proverbs 11:23 (NKJ) The righteous want peace, mutual respect, and safety. The wicked covertly stir things up by manipulating other people to become enraged at each other. Having sowed the seeds of the conflict, the wicked one walks away …

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When kids have to spend time with an abusive parent, how can they apply ‘heap burning coals upon his head’?

[May 7, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] A reader says: I am a post-divorce survivor of domestic violence. My family have grown and changed a lot along with me through this process….from being unwitting allies of …

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The Worthless Man – sermon by Ps Sam Powell

The Worthless Man Proverbs 6: 12-19 NKJV Ps Sam Powell A worthless person, a wicked man, Walks with a perverse mouth; He winks with his eyes, He shuffles his feet, He points with his fingers; Perversity is in his heart, He devises evil continually, He sows discord. Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; Suddenly he shall …

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Giving Wisdom to the Simple — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Giving Wisdom to the Simple Proverbs 6:1-5 (NKJV) Ps Sam Powell My son, if you become surety for your friend, If you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth. So do this, my son, and deliver …

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Finding Rest — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

…the simple man believes that everyone is good. Everyone is well-meaning. That this kind of evil doesn’t actually exist. “People don’t just lie. He looked me straight in the eye. People just don’t hurt each other for fun. No one is like that. People don’t just slander and attack and destroy reputations for no reason, …

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