today's devotional post

smartly, not seductively
Apr
17

smartly, not seductively

by Sheridan Voysey (2 comments)
I had an interesting conversation with a friend recently. “Much preaching about women dressing modestly has been destructive,” she said, “because it subtly places the blame for men’s lust on women. Men should take responsibility for their lust, and women should be free to wear what they want.” My friend’s words got me thinking. There is some validity to my friend’s critique. A woman shouldn’t be blamed for a man’s lust, no matter what she wears. Jesus said that the person (male or female) who lusts should deal with their sin; He didn’t say that the person who draws... read more »

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thanking God for you

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victory!

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God’s lovingkindness

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you choose Q: is the book of Revelation for us today?

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Q: Why is it that though Revelation is clearly written to 1st century Christians, for example 13:17-18, people try to put a 21st century meaning to it?  —Craig

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you choose Q: did Mary give birth to other children after Jesus?

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God is . . .

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a peace that guards . . .

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don’t let anyone think less of you . . .

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you choose Q: how does a person handle death?

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Q: I’m so sad. My friend Karen’s dad died today, what happens after people die? Do they go right to heaven? What happens to the body after they die? My Mom just turned 96. I’m scared of... read more »