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Weekend Bible Study
Theme of the Week: Change Your Life Through Service
Saturday, August 23, 2014

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When reading today's passage, we can get bogged down with questions that take us far from the point Jesus wants to make. For instance: "Is Jesus saying that good works get us into heaven?" No. Such an interpretation contradicts both Christ's reason for coming (to die for our sins) and the Bible's full teachings about salvation. Here's another question that takes us way off point: "Is God really that ...

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Prayer for the Week
Lord Jesus, help me to see serving others not as a "Christian obligation" but as an exciting path to a truly fulfilling life.

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ANTHONY Swaggerty

August 24, 2014  8:33am

I think Is appropriate to ask simple not open ended questions if you are going to help someone while caring for them. Allow them to tell their story, a little bit. Discernment is then the key. If you have given and got duped or felt duped, let God deal with it, it was your heart attached to do it. Let it go.

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Waldo Smith

August 23, 2014  7:52am

How do you differentiate between someone in need and someone who panhandles for a living?

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