Christian Living

Think About IT: Loving Those People

By Ronnie W. Rogers / November 6, 2017 / Comments Off on Think About IT: Loving Those People

Showing the gentle kindness and concern of Christ toward those who love us is good, but such disposition toward our enemies is indeed supernatural. If we are truly showing Christ’s love, it can never be limited to those who love us or those whom we believe will reciprocate. Christ commanded us, “But I say to…

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Think About IT: Receiving Compliments That Honor Christ

By Ronnie W. Rogers / October 30, 2017 / Comments Off on Think About IT: Receiving Compliments That Honor Christ

Compliments are more pleasing to the ear and honoring to Christ when they come not from the complimented. Matthew was a tax collector prior to following Christ, an occupation which was one of the most loathed by the Jews. They saw them as traitors. If God had not used Matthew to pen the gospel that…

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Bibliography for Studying Scripture

By Ronnie W. Rogers / October 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Bibliography for Studying Scripture

­SELECTED STUDY BIBLIOGRAPHY 5/31/16 The Bible Knowledge Commentary, New Testament, John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck, Victor Books, 1984 The Bible Knowledge Commentary, Old Testament, John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck, Victor Books, 1985 Unger’s New Bible Dictionary, Merrill F. Unger, Moody Press, 2006 Logos Library System, several upgradeable levels are available. Find…

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Think About IT: The Proper Exercise of Authority

By Ronnie W. Rogers / October 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Think About IT: The Proper Exercise of Authority

Authority without submission is the stuff of which tyranny is made. Before a person can exercise godly authority as a leader in the home, church, or culture, he must learn how to be under authority (Titus 2:1-14). Godly servant leadership is developed in the context of learning how to be under authority. This includes learning…

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Think About IT: Humility In Knowledge

By Ronnie W. Rogers / October 10, 2017 / Comments Off on Think About IT: Humility In Knowledge

Christians should know that however much more we believe we know than others, we really know so little in comparison to what some know, what we shall learn, or what can be known. We should always seek to know more and know what we know better. But being aware of the vastness of what we…

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Think About IT: Expressing Our Desires Not Demands!

By Ronnie W. Rogers / September 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Think About IT: Expressing Our Desires Not Demands!

Jesus prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane reflects the heart of a true servant of the Father. He knew that He, as a man, merited heaven. As the God-man, He knew there were myriads of angels awaiting His command. He also knew full well what awaited Him at the Cross. It was not the taunts,…

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Think About IT: How to Lose by Winning

By Ronnie W. Rogers / August 14, 2017 / Comments Off on Think About IT: How to Lose by Winning

I must ALWAYS be right Such firmness whether witting or unwitting assures the loss of respect and love by others. This unspoken resolve leaves spouses and children deeply wounded, sometimes for life. Although I cannot imagine a Christian actually uttering such words, one’s consistent arguing of his point until all objectors have given in painfully…

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Think About IT: Loving God and Not His Word

By Ronnie W. Rogers / July 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Think About IT: Loving God and Not His Word

Many speak of loving God but exhibit minimal or no concern to know the Scripture. They may be disinterested or even caviler about learning the Scripture. Their reverence for the Scripture is romantic rather than actual. Their interest in being taught the Scripture is limited to whatever practical value it has as a How To…

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Think About IT: Christianity without Truth or Love

By Ronnie W. Rogers / July 4, 2017 / Comments Off on Think About IT: Christianity without Truth or Love

Christianity without truth is not Christianity, and Christianity without love misrepresents Christ to both Christians and the lost world. Two of the greatest threats to Christianity are lies and loveless disciples. I am not referring to the lies told about Christianity by the enemies of Christ or the world, but rather the lies spoken by…

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Think About IT: The Losses of Trusting Christ

By Ronnie W. Rogers / June 26, 2017 / Comments Off on Think About IT: The Losses of Trusting Christ

Salvation is free, but the life of faith can be costly indeed! The history of Christianity is one of untold sacrifice by countless followers of Christ. They have given their lives in the darkest parts of the globe to share the gospel, stood and spoken the truth in love in loveless times, carried the burdens…

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