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Soul Searching Godliness

Soul Searching Godliness: Living in God’s Heavenly Will

Soul Searching Godliness: Living in God’s Heavenly Will Soul searching godliness is a vital part of our living in God’s heavenly will. A Sermon Delivered to The Compassion Internet Church 9 March 2014 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Genesis 1:29 Genesis 2:15–17 Genesis 3:1–13 Psalm 32:1-11 1 Corinthians 10:13 Soul searching godliness is a […]

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Christian Perfection – 21: Being a Perfect Christian

Christian Perfection – 21: Being a Perfect Christian By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”(Matthew 5:48) (Wesley’s writings are in bold) We now come to the second question 1n the seventeenth part of A Plain Account of Christian Perfection,  where John Wesley discusses the […]

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Christian Perfection – 05: Being a Whole Christian

Christian Perfection – 05: Being a Whole Christian By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) (Wesley’s writings are in bold) John Wesley considered it to be an absolute impossibility to be half a Christian, and I agree. One person may not have […]

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Prayers for Wild Animals

Prayers for wild animals being trapped, hunted, caged and/or killed for fur, flesh, leather, trophies, the pet trade, etc., and for wild animals being forced into stress and extinction due to loss of habitat. May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all free-living animals. Dear bears, foxes, cougars, deer, alligators, wild horses, […]

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Living in the Will of God – 02 God’s Creation Intent

Living in the Will of God – 02 God’s Creation Intent To understand what living in the will of God means, we’ll look at some examples or directions that God gives us to live by. The first of these is given in the first book of the Bible in Genesis 1:24-31, where God describes His […]

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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 09

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 09 The part of this study involves the story of an immoral or sinful woman who came and washed the feet of  Jesus with her tears, dried them with her hair, and anointed them with perfume  (Luke 7:36-50).  John tells a similar story in 12:1-8 about Mary the sister  of […]

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New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolution We were thinking about what to write in today’s blog, and we didn’t want to duplicate what we said in yesterday’s sermon, What Are Our New Year’s Resolutions?, when we read a Food for Thought article by Marni Montanez, and how John 5:19 became part of her New Year’s resolution. 19. Jesus […]

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Animals in Heaven

Animals in Heaven We have often wondered why the English translation readings of Revelation 4:6-9 use the words “creatures” or “beasts” or “beings”, when the Greek clearly describes these beings as “animals”. Let’s begin by looking at these verses in the King James Version (emphasis added): 6. And before the throne there was a sea […]

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Created with Soul and Spirit

Created with Soul and Spirit We ended yesterday’s article with the statement that all of God’s created animals were called living beings or living souls (Hebrew: neh-fesh khah-yawh). This means that they were created with the same life forces of souls and spirits as were we humans. The problem that we have is that relatively […]

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