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    Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – Introduction

    This book is not a commentary on Ecclesiastes. It may look that way, and it may be arranged that way, but it is something else entirely. This is actually the second installment of a proposed trilogy of “wisdom books” for busy readers. Like many good ideas, this one didn’t start out according to a prede­termined […]

    The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon – Nobility

    NOBILITY   The Legacy of a Godly Wife   A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Proverbs 31:10   The final section of Proverbs is an acrostic, a poem in which each verse begins with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet. One commentator calls this “an […]

    The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon – Introduction

    Almost everyone agrees that we are living in a day of moral and cultural confusion. Former Secretary of Education William Bennett says that it is almost as if our society has conspired to make it impossible for our chil­dren to grow up as decent, moral individuals. He argues that if we want to improve our […]

    The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon – Forgiveness

    FORGIVENESS   Letting Go of the Past   A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to over­look an offense. Proverbs19:11   Many Christians struggle with issues of anger and bit­terness because of things that have happened to them in the past. How do we find freedom from those angry feelings? May […]

    The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon – Justice

    JUSTICE   The Real American Dream   The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. Proverbs 29:7   The Pledge of Allegiance ends with these four words: “and justice for all.” Every time you say that, you’re pledging to be part of a nation that will provide justice […]

    The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon – Mercy

    MERCY   Doing unto Others As God Has Done unto You   A kind man benefits himself. Proverbs 11:17a   Whoever is kind to the needy honors God. Proverbs 14:31b   He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will re­ward him for what he has done. Proverbs 19:17   […]

    FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About The Christian Life – Chapter 1

    Chapter 1 What is the difference between a real Christian and a religious person?   Let’s begin with a simple question. What percentage of people in America believe in God? You probably won’t be surprised to know that the number is very high. One recent survey puts it at 94 percent.1 That means that almost […]

    John Sergey Funeral Service

    Message given by Ray Pritchard at the funeral service for John Sergey, January 5, 2009, Calvary Memorial Church, Oak Park, IL.

    God’s Freedom

    Romans 9:6-18

    While studying Romans 9, I was struck by Paul’s question in verse 14: “Is God unjust?” In our hearts we already know the answer. God is not unjust. But oftentimes he seems inconsistent. The very examples Paul chooses seem to uphold that inconsistency. He chooses Isaac over Ishmael. He chooses Jacob over Esau. He loves […]

    90 Years Young — And Lookin’ Good!

    90 YEARS YOUNG AND LOOKIN’ GOOD! by Ray Pritchard This is just a reminder for those who may have forgotten. Or maybe you never heard the news. Someone you know and love has just turned 90. Her official birthday was several weeks ago, and her official party won’t happen until November, but I don’t thi…

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