Tag Archives: discipline

The Other Side Of Love

“With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; surely every man is a mere breath.” (Psalm 39:11) Psalm 39:11 should be a standard memory verse for God’s people — but … Continue reading

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Your Body: Slave — or Master?

“But I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.” (I Corinthians 9:27) Paul wrote here that he “disciplined” his body. The New American Standard Bible … Continue reading

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Maintenance Required

“Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.”  (Ecclesiastes 10:18) What the Preacher observed here is certainly true of a literal house: if you neglect needed maintenance and repairs, then over time the rafters of your home … Continue reading

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How To Stay Poor

You probably don’t want a recipe for poverty, but the more pertinent question may be, are you unwittingly following it?  Proverbs 21:17 says: “He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not … Continue reading

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A Word To The Wise

One of the striking testimonies that came out of the Oklahoma City bombing a few years ago involved a man who was sitting in his Murrah Building office thinking, “I wonder what God is going to have to do to … Continue reading

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Are You A Wise Son?

Proverbs 13 opens: “A wise son accepts his father’s discipline, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.” We need to understand that these words apply to more than just young children:

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“The Discipline of Scripture Memory” (Matthew 4:11 sermon)

(Preached at First Baptist, Pauls Valley, OK 9-21-14) When I was in college I went on a mission trip to Switzerland and Germany. During the trip we also made a one-day visit to Paris, but in many ways I was … Continue reading

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