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Before you read this article, please complete this brief quiz by writing either “True” or “False” in the spaces provided. _______ Because I am saved by grace alone, good works have nothing to do with my salvation. _______ God rewards me only for what Christ has done, not for what I have done. _______ Since I am clothed in the perfect righteousness of Christ, God never sees my sin. _______ Because of Christ’s work, God is always pleased with me. _______ Christianity is not about obeying the law; it is about believing the gospel. _______ The purpose of the 10...

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“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:16 Picture this: a gavel coming down. Not the gavel of a judge, but that of an auctioneer. “Going once! Going twice….” If you are a buyer with the lower bid, you feel an urgency. If you do not name your price now, you will lose your chance! What is up for sale? What does God urgently call you to purchase? Time. “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” The word “redeem” is easy for us who live in this consumer society to relate to. The businessman buys equipment, real...

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“Pray without ceasing.” I Thessalonians 5:17 The difference between the words “continuous” and “continual” is important in understanding this brief text. To do something continually, is to start and stop on a regular basis. To do something continuously, however, is to start and never stop. The inspired command to the church in Thessalonica and to the church today is not unto a continual activity that stops periodically, but unto a continuous, non-stop activity. Pray without ceasing! What a command! Is that humanly possible? Many weaken the force of this text by calling it a hyperbole—a figure of speech that exaggerates...

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