Category Archives: Sin

Anyone whose goal is to serve. 1 Timothy 3:1-7


We closed out chapter two with Paul saying, “I have been chosen as a preacher and apostle to teach the Gentiles this message about faith and truth. I’m not exaggerating—just telling the truth.”  While learning about faith and truth is … Continue reading

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I was asked the question, does the Lord give us trials that we cannot handle?


Shortly after the question had been put forth, George Floy was murdered; a new, riotous, political, protest group was formed and began to rampage across the nation; and not just protests, but rioting, and looting broke out. I don’t care … Continue reading

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Watch “LIVE: Happening Now with Don Stewart” on YouTube


If you are a believer and want to know what is going on, you need to watch this.

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Here it is, April 4, 2020, and I feel a strong compulsion to address fear.


We are surrounded by negativity and fear. The daily news is feeding into the fear by amplifying aspects of the most recent virus while inflating the death tolls. What am I talking about? What we now call Covid 19, and what … Continue reading

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Do not pass judgment part 2. Romans 14:4-12


When I finished the study on Romans 14: 1-4, I ended with verse four, but I noted that I would return to that same verse when we continued. Here it is. Romans 14:4 NASB Who are you to judge the servant … Continue reading

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Fulfilling the Law Through Love. Romans 13:8-14.


That’s quite the title considering that Paul is known for preaching grace. As Paul tries to tell us how to follow the law, the “law” and love, at first glance, those two words do not seem to belong together, as … Continue reading

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Gifts of Grace, Romans 12:3-8.


Paul opened the twelfth chapter of Romans with a stern warning that we are to present our bodies as living sacrifices.  Here is how the NASB puts it: Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and … Continue reading

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Has God rejected His own people? Romans 11:1-10.


We open our study of Romans 11 with the last three verses of Romans 10. Why? Because chapter 11 is a continuation of thought, and, as you will see, opens with what seems like an important. If we have some … Continue reading

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Considering that it is the Christmas season, I chose to do a character study on Joseph.


It doesn’t feel like I have time, but I want to do a character study on Joseph, the man who married Mary, the mother of Jesus. Let’s set something straight right off the bat.  Although Mary is considered the mother … Continue reading

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Heirs with Christ, Romans 8:12-16


We ended our last study with this: Romans 8:9-11 NLT  But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who … Continue reading

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