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“Things I Wish More Older Women Would Teach Younger Women”

Older Women Teaching Younger Women Titus 2:3-5 isn’t vague in reference to a God-given responsibility of older women.

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
Older women are to be influences of truth, wisdom, and experience in the lives of younger women. This is vitally important in a world wherein lies are constantly fed to women of all ages:
  • “The most important thing about you is your body's size, shape, and color.”
  • “The best way to draw attention to yourself is to flaunt and expose your body.”
  • “Your value is determined by where your body lives, the clothes you put on your body, and the luxuries by which your body is indulged.”
  • “The first remedy for unhappiness is more: square footage, clothes, and luxuries.”
  • “The second remedy for unhappiness is less: weight, responsibility, and expectation.”
In a culture full of lies, older women are to be teachers of what is good and true to younger women:
  • “You are so much more than a body.” (Gen 1:27)
  • “Your body has been given to you that you might glorify God.” (1 Cor 6:19-20)
  • “To live as if your value depends on stuff is to build your life on sand.” (Luke 12:23)
  • “The first key to true joy is MORE… of God.” (Psa 63:1-3)
  • “The second key to true joy is LESS… of self.” (Mark 8:34-37)

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Band-Aids of Deceit

Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. (Prov 12:19)

Lying about something can get us out of trouble... for a moment.

Lying about someone can make us look better... for a moment.

Lying is a temporary fix, a quick band-aid we scramble to attach to a situation when we're scared or frustrated or insecure. In the moment, lies seem like they will make us feel better, sound better, or make the mess we've made go away. What we don't always realize is this: these band-aids of deceit will stick longer than we intended, cover more than we expected, and be more painful to rip off than we ever imagined.

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Around the Web (1/16)

In light of the Louie Giglio hubbub, Andy Sochor asks, “Should preaching about homosexuality be a priority?” and provides a powerful answer. Seth Godin reflects on clean bathrooms, as only Seth Godin can. Speaking of bathrooms, Dene Ward draws an …

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Who or What is the Holy Spirit?

Who or What is the Holy Spirit He is described as...

  • The Spirit of God (Gen 1:2)
  • The eternal Spirit (Heb 9:14)
  • The Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8)
  • The Spirit of truth (John 14:16-17)
  • The Helper (John 14:26)

...and you ought to get to know him.

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs [Hymnal]

Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs Hymnal

Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs HymnalPsalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs is a new hymnal for congregational worship. It is an original and fully edited publication and the work product of worship leaders, hymn writers, and tune composers, as well as evangelists, elders, and teachers. Its textual content, musical arrangements, style, format, and special features are intended to enhance the praise of God and the teaching and admonition of Christians. I'm thankful to have had a small part in its production as a technical editor and excited to see this long project finally come to beautiful fruition.

This hymnal is a work of art which employs several unique features, most notably, the Phrased Notation page layout. Phrased Notation sets the width of a hymn on a page by the length of phrases that fit on a line; it then wraps the music around those phrases. The result is a series of unbroken phrases, clauses, and couplets, as would appear in a book of poetry. These unbroken phrases help the worshiper visualize and grasp the messages as they are being sung.

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Carrying the Torch of Truth

Olympic Flame

Olympic Flame

In mid-May, the Olympic flame began its ceremonial journey from Greece to the site of the Summer Games in London. It was carried in a relay by some 8,000 torchbearers over the course of 70 days. It arrives at the opening ceremonies of the XXX Olympiad today.

Hebrews 11 in the Bible describes another flame of sorts. The flame of faith and truth. The writer of this inspired text traces the path of this precious torch through the ages of human history and highlights a few of the torchbearers.

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The first shipment of Hello, I’m Your Bible arrived today and the goal is to get all pre-orders signed tonight and shipped tomorrow. It’s not too late to get your copy in plenty of time for the holidays! All orders placed …

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