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The righteous and the wicked have very different goals

The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath. Proverbs 11:23 (NKJ) The righteous want peace, mutual respect, and safety. The wicked covertly stir things up by manipulating other people to become enraged at each other. Having sowed the seeds of the conflict, the wicked one walks away …

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The Depths of Wisdom — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

The Depths of Wisdom Judges 7; Romans 11:33-12:1 (NKJV) Ps Sam Powell Judges 7 Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him rose early and encamped beside the well of Harod, so that the camp of the Midianites was on the north side of them by the hill of Moreh …

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We must be done with Harlequin or Mills & Boon romance notions of love

I (Jeff) have never read a romance novel, but I have watched a few movies of that genre—the Jane Austen type I suppose. Austen’s novels are way better than the pulp romance novels because she exposes more than one wicked character: she depicts how people can get duped by the wicked, and how they can resist …

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When Men as Leaders Forfeit Their Right to Lead

Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time. She used to sit under the palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the people of Israel came up to her for judgment. (Jdg 4:4-5) I am no expert on the era of the …

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“A Loving Life: In a World of Broken Relationships” by Paul E Miller — a review

The ladies at my church are going through A Loving Life: In a World of Broken Relationships for a Bible study. I am participating and I will get good insight from this book I am sure. However, I see how this book could be used to condemn a person who is presently enduring abuse and …

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The Levite’s Concubine — a case study in domestic abuse and how abusers enlist allies

This is the presentation I did last June at the church in Tillamook which Jeff Crippen pastors. The audience was the Ladies’ Bible Study group, Ps Jeff Crippen and one of his elders, and two survivors of domestic abuse who travelled some miles to attend, one of whom sometimes writes on this blog.  I can’t …

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