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At it's heart, this material is a study of the character of a godly individual. This should come as no surprise, since nearly all Bible study, at least in some respect, is a character study of the godly individual. One of the more fascinating qualities about the study of godliness, though, is its adaptability to a variety of study approaches. Only the base subjects of this life can be exhausted through a simple study that stems from one perspective. The more robust a subject is, the more times i...



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Sep 27, 2015 Nathan Matthews
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Self-ControlHeaven will be filled with only one kind of person: the kind that so desperately wantedto get there that he absolutely would not be denied.No one will accidentally get to Heaven. No one will just happen upon it one day, havinggone out for a leisurely walk down the path of life with no apparent destination in mind.No one will have the wrong address and mistakenly knock on Heaven’s gate.No one will just end up there.This is because we live in a sin-stricken world. As a result, we...
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Sep 20, 2015 Jason Hardin
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Envy Though Scripture addresses many sins, it describes few as bluntly as it does envy. In Proverbs 14:30, Solomon writes that “...envy is rottenness to the bones” (NKJV).Envy has the ability to consume one’s character in the same way gangrene consumesone’s body, and it can do this with the speed of an unrelenting cancer.The Bible is rife with examples of envy and its destructiveness:• Cain and Abel (Genesis 4)• Sarah and Hagar (Genesis 16)• Rachel and Leah (Genesis 30:1)•...
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Sep 13, 2015 Nathan Matthews
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When asked what the first commandment of all was, Jesus promptly responded bysaying that one should love the Lord with all his being. He then appended a secondcommand to the first and prefaced it by saying that it is like the first (as in, similar inimportance): “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (see Matthew 22:35-40)If there was any doubt as to the weight of the second command in comparison to that ofthe first, Jesus cleared it up by stating that, “On these two commandments...
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Sep 6, 2015 Nathan Matthews
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“Money, money, money. Always sunny in the rich man's world...All the things I could doif I had a little money.”More than almost any other, this mindset dominates the collective Americanconsciousness in the twenty-first century.Cleverly cloaked by political correctness as “consumerism,” greed has become a drivingforce in our culture. The very thing that draws so many immigrants to our country--the“American Dream”--is often described primarily in material terms. For many years now,the...
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Aug 30, 2015 Nathan Matthews
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A farmer who doesn’t work doesn’t eat.Crops don’t raise themselves.The farmer who wants produce at harvest must work the whole season.He may try to buck the system. He may try to cheat the system. He may try to beat thesystem. Ultimately, though, he cannot. He cannot break the natural laws that Godestablished; he can only break himself against those laws.“Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sowsbountifully will also reap bountifully.” (2...
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Aug 23, 2015 Jason Hardin
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If your life was a garden and God called in the harvest today, how much produce wouldyou have to offer Him?Scripture indicates that we will be judged by our fruit (Matthew 7:15-23). This iscertainly a sobering reality if we must admit that our produce is rotten. But it’sdevastating if we must admit that our tree is barren and has produced no fruit at all.God reserves a special kind of disdain for laziness, apathy, and general inaction:“So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor...
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Aug 16, 2015 Nathan Matthews
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Plato once said that all human behavior flows from only three main sources: desire,emotion, and knowledge. Whether or not this is true, there is no doubt that much of ourbehavior flows from just one of those three sources: desire.We want, so we pursue. We pursue until we obtain the object of our want, we tire of thepursuit, or we are prohibited from obtaining the object of our want.Desire is surely one of the most potent propellants of human activity.And unfortunately, the well of desire is...
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Aug 9, 2015 Nathan Matthews
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Week 5: Patience“All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.” (Thomas àKempis)Few are the number of virtues that are both more needed and more difficult to obtainthan patience. While our own fallibility convinces us of a deep need to develop patiencewith others, it is that very fallibility in those around us that tends to ignite all butpatience inside of us.Even so, Scripture confirms our conclusion that patience is virtuous:• “A patient man is better than a...
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Aug 2, 2015 Nathan Matthews
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Wrath is one of the most overtly destructive forces a human being is capable ofharnessing.By its very definition (“strong, stern, or fierce anger; vengeance or punishment as theconsequence of anger”), wrath is bent on unleashing devastating force against anotherperson. Drawing from a vivid analogy once used by Dan Rather, wrath is the spiritualequivalent of a tornado in a trailer park. It has the distinct ability to transformwholeness into utter carnage in a matter of moments.Accordingly,...
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To say that Jesus defied the expectations of the Jews would be anunderstatement...roughly equivalent to saying that the sun is hot.Jesus was not at all who the Jews were looking for.What they wanted was a well-heeled blue blood. What they got was the “illegitimate”son a poor carpenter.What they wanted was a king who would triumphantly march into Jerusalem on hisroyal steed and reclaim the holy city from the barbaric Romans. What they got was aking who made His royal ascent into Jerusalem on...
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Jul 19, 2015 Nathan Matthews
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“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long asyou’re looking down, you can’t see something that’s above you.” (C.S. Lewis)Pride is the foundation upon which all other sins rest, the substrate on which all othersins feed.It is the surest path directly away from God, as it is the antithesis of God Himself.When pride strikes, its lethal venom courses through a person’s life, simultaneouslycommandeering his consciousness and anesthetizing him to its...
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Jul 5, 2015 Nathan Mathews
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Week 1: Worldliness vs. Godliness“You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness.” (C.S. Lewis)Few distinctions are more clearly delineated in Scripture than the one between worldliness and godliness. In no uncertain terms, Scripture indicates that the character promoted by the world is diametrically opposed to the character promoted by God.This does not stop us from blurring the lines, though.As Christians, we often swallow,...