Grace
Marble David
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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; ...

Humility
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I will readily admit that my title is pure clickbait!

But, now that I have your attention, let me point out that in the church at Philippi a couple of the ladies in the fellowship did have a falling-out significant enough and serious enough to come to the attention of the Apostle Paul!

Paul gives the church a recipe for how to deal ...

Brothers
Pilgrim path
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Here are two translations of the same passage of scripture:

“11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, ...

Coins
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Some of you may be old enough to remember small circular pieces of metal which were used to buy and sell goods and services before the days of Amazon and plastic cards. Yes, the ones we called “coins”.

If you can still find one — check under the cushion on the sofa — have a look and you will see that a common feature is the stamping of the ...

Title Deeds
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The idea of a piece of paper which officially recognizes ownership of a piece of property is an ancient one.

Archeologists recently discovered in the desert sands of North Africa the charred remains of an inn which had been destroyed by fire nearly two thousand years ago. In an interior room were found human remains and a stone box. Inside ...