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Retired missionary, pastor, seminary professor, Board Certified Chaplain and American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Director.

POINTS TO PONDER

There are times in our lives when we are forced to accept reality, and there are occasions when we gladly accept an offer or situation. Acceptance is the active embracing of subjective experience, particularly distressing occurrences. The idea is not merely … Continue reading

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SERENDIPITY FOR SATURDAY

PRECIOUS LORD, TAKE MY HAND Doctors diagnosed 45-year-old Maria Filomena da Costa in Brazil with a benign brain tumor two years ago. It needed to be removed, but the location of the tumor made things tricky. Removing the tumor without … Continue reading

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CALLED TO LIVE IN FREEDOM

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda PAUL’S LETTER TO THE GALATIAN CHURCHES CHAPTER SIX (Lesson CXLVI) 08/07/20 Matthew Poole says that Paul now aims at those false teachers who perverted these congregations in Galatia and exhibited their … Continue reading

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NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda PAUL’S LETTER TO THE GALATIAN CHURCHES CHAPTER SIX (Lesson CXLV) Benjamin W. Bacon (1860-1932) brilliantly summarizes this whole argument. According to a custom referred to in Paul’s other Epistles,[1] he takes … Continue reading

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CALLED TO LIVE IN FREEDOM

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda PAUL’S LETTER TO THE GALATIAN CHURCHES CHAPTER SIX (Lesson CXLIV) 6:11 I decided to pen this closing in my handwriting, and I want you to notice how large the letters are. … Continue reading

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CALLED TO LIVE IN FREEDOM

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda PAUL’S LETTER TO THE GALATIAN CHURCHES CHAPTER SIX (Lesson CXLIII) I like what William A. O’Conor (1820-1894) says about doing good to everyone. There is no need, he says, for coming … Continue reading

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CALLED TO LIVE IN FREEDOM

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda PAUL’S LETTER TO THE GALATIAN CHURCHES CHAPTER SIX (Lesson CXLII) That’s why Paul instructed the Galatians to take every opportunity available to do what God wants them to do, especially their … Continue reading

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POINTS TO PONDER

When we hear the name King Solomon, most of us immediately think about his wisdom. The royal recorder of kings tells us that King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth.[1] Some … Continue reading

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A MODERN CINDERELLA Sometimes, when God puts a call on your heart, you can’t help but ask, “Am I crazy?” That’s exactly what pediatric nurse Amber Boyd asked herself when she felt a tug on her heart telling her to … Continue reading

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CALLED TO LIVE IN FREEDOM

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda PAUL’S LETTER TO THE GALATIAN CHURCHES CHAPTER SIX (Lesson CXLI) Ramsey Aiyer contextualizes these verses this way: “Don’t deceive yourselves into thinking that you can try to keep God’s Law and … Continue reading

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