Posts tagged with ‘Integrity’

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8/2/18 CHARACTER IS THE SUM TOTAL OF ALL OUR THOUGHTS, WORDS, AND DEEDS

by Barry Lovett
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“If there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8. Scripture tells us to love the Lord “with all [our] heart, with all [our] soul and with all [our] mind” (Matthew 22:37) and to think about things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and […]

6/6/18 CHRIST DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF ALL WHO TRUST HIM

by Barry Lovett
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“Pure religion…is this: to visit the fatherless and widow…, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27. Some people who profess faith in God are just as wicked as many unbelievers.  This is what the Bible declares.  Malachi scathingly denounced pious practices that do not come from a heartfelt devotion to the Lord […]

5/14/18 THE WORLD IS WATCHING

by Barry Lovett
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“…by doing this you have made the enemies of the Lord show utter contempt,…” II Samuel 12:14. When Christians fall into sin, they do more than bring trouble and chastisement upon themselves.  They grieve the heart of God and bring reproach upon His name.  David’s great sin not only resulted in the death of his […]

4/17/18 REASONS THAT SOUND GOOD, AREN’T ALWAYS GOOD SOUND REASONS

by Barry Lovett
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“And this I pray,…that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.” Philippians 1:9,10. Godly living involves the secret attitudes of the heart that give birth to actions..  Right conduct is important, to be sure, for without it our testimony will be ineffective. But the believer knows that sin has polluted his […]

2/27/18 IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO SAY A PRAYER – WE HAVE TO LIVE IT TOO

by Barry Lovett
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“Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.” James 3:10.  Too often when we pray our petitions and expression of gratitude are nothing more than empty words.  We mouth beautiful words, but they seem to come from the top of our heads rather than the bottom of our hearts.  We forget that what we […]