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GUEST: Elizabeth Maddrey's Serenity to Accept

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Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God.” 2 Corinthians 6:14-16

In high school, when I started dating, this was a passage that seemed to get quoted more than seemed reasonable at the time. I remember thinking about it, and the “every date is a potential mate” that usually came along with it, and just rolling my eyes. I’ll be honest, I didn’t date any Christians until college, even though I’ve been a Christian since I was very young. A large part of that is because there never seemed to be much difference between the guys at church and the guys at school – except the guys at school were nicer. It’s a convenient excuse, and when I look back now I see it as just that – an excuse – and I’m grateful that Go…

The God View

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2 Corinthians 5:15-16 “And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again. So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view…

Why should I forgive her? Why do I care if he’s sorry? Why would I even bother doing this job? Why, why, why… A good question in today’s world. Have you ever asked? No, not your boss or best friend. Or even spouse. You know, the one you reamed out for no apparent reason when you walked in the door? No, I’m talking about the one Person that matters most. What does He think? Or is He only for the good times? Like at church on Sunday morning or with family during Christmas dinner. Dressed in your fancy clothes, or cooking from all hours of the day. Or is everyone important on those days? But is that just an illusion? Whose attention do you yearn for when you walk through the door? Do you cry for the Father’s guidance, or your own? Is …

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