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BULLYING AND SCHADENFREUDE

Schadenfreude is a German word that means taking pleasure in other people’s sufferings.  It kind of makes you sick to your stomach to think about that.   It’s bullying I think of schadenfreude is a good example of  bullying.  And, the bully naturally needs a payoff!   And that payoff is a response from the injured person showing the kind of pain the bully wanted to inflict at the outset.   Bullying electronically...

WHAT DO YOU MEAN ‘SUBMIT?’

What Does ‘Submit’ Mean? . In Ephesians 5:22, Paul says ‘Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.’  Then, after explaining how a husband should love his wife, in verse 33 Paul says ‘…each one of you (husbands) must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.’ What if a wife doesn’t respect her husband? In marriage counseling, most wives do not respect their husbands due to a...

HOW DO I KNOW I’M SAVED?

Excellent question:  How do I know I’m saved? Clients ask me this question. How do I know I’m saved?  I respond by asking:   ‘Do you believe Jesus Christ is your Savior from your sins?’  If your reply is ‘yes’ then my response is also ‘yes’ you are indeed saved for eternity. But what about my behavior? You may very well need to change your behavior and repent of your sins.  You can do this by confessing...

FORGIVE AND DIVORCE

You Can Forgive and Divorce  Christian divorce has always been a thorny issue.  The Trinity, through Moses, put into law the bill of divorcement.  (Deuteronomy 24:1-4).  This Old Testament Law reads:  ‘If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce…”   In today’s society, both spouses have the right to divorce. Old Testament...

SELL EVERYTHING?

Luke quotes Jesus as saying something quite underwhelming.  In Lk 12:32 reads ‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.  Just before this verse he advises us to sell everything we have and take up the Cross and follow Him.   Underwhelming dynamite What the writer left out or Jesus didn’t add after he said ‘Do not be afraid’ is: Have faith!  He is telling us in no...