“Study Long, Study Wrong”?

I remember hearing the admonition, “Study long, study wrong” in a couple of different instances:  friends urging me to answer some question in a school class when I was taking too long for their level of patience; and, buddies egging me on to action while I contemplated some (surely juvenile) dare.  Perhaps the adage is a derivative of “He who hesitates is lost”- who knows?  Regardless of origin, is “study long, study wrong” actually true?


What “One Thing” did the Rich Young Ruler Lack?

Although Jesus said this young man lacked "one thing," He didn't actually specify what it was...unless the deficiency can be discerned from the prescription.  This lesson is a Word file outline.


Why Pray?

If God is omniscient, and therefore knows everything we need or desire before we ask (and He does, Matthew 6:8,32), why should we pray?  Could it be that praying teaches us things we need to know and understand?  This Word file outline purues the answers to these questions by considering the things we should learn from the "Model Prayer."


Why Aren’t People Afraid of God and Hell Anymore?

Fear, or the lack therefore, is very much a part of our pop-culture.  Allow two opposing bumper stickers to illustrate (with apologies in advance), “Fear This” vs. “Ain’t Skeerd!”  Both of these stickers are trading on fear.  It seems our society is obsessed with fear- on one side by promoting it through intimidation, and on the other by claiming immunity from it.


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Men’s One-Day Study: “The Selection, Appoinment, and Duties of Elders”

This material was presented as a part of our twice a year Men's One-Day Study.  The study was originally designed for preachers, but is open to any men interested in men interested in study God's word in a more advanced way.  This particular study was presented in hopes of meeting three objectives: 1) to provide a clear view of the qualifications as a whole, and their overall purpose;  2)to help alleviate some of the controversy centered around the understanding and application of the "family" qualifications; and, 3) to address the often neglected aspects of the duties and responsibilities of serving as an Elder.  As such, the class did not go through the qualifications one by one.  The material is about 35 pages in Word format.

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Daily Verse

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”

- Philippians 2:3-4

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