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

    CONFESSION   Telling the Truth About Yourself   He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever con­fesses and renounces them finds mercy. Proverbs28:13   The last words of each clause contain the most impor­tant truth. If you conceal your sin, you will not prosper. If you confess it and forsake it, you will […]

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

    ENVY   The Green-Eyed Monster   A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30   Envy rots the bones. The Hebrew literally means “envy makes the bones disintegrate.” Once again, Solomon is telling us that there is a strong connection between the spiritual and the physical. The […]

    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   […]

    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 […]

    How to Recognize Satan’s Accusations

    HOW TO RECOGNIZE SATAN’S ACCUSATIONS by Ray Pritchard This morning I happened to hear the end of a sermon in which Erwin Lutzer addressed an important question: “How do you distinguish between the conviction of the Holy Spirit and the accusations of the devil concerning our sin?”

    When We Stop Playing Games

    WHEN WE STOP PLAYING GAMES by Ray Pritchard The call came from an old friend, someone I have known for over 40 years. His marriage was in serious trouble, and more importantly, he saw clearly that unless he changed from the inside out, what happened to his marriage wouldn’t really matter. His wife wasn’t the probl…

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    Monday: Safer Than a Known Way Not long ago I went to see a church member who is dying of cancer. She looked so frail but her husband said that she perked right up when she heard by voice outside her door. It’s clear to me that she is down to her last few days. […]

    Self-Pity: Your Worst Enemy

    SELF-PITY: YOUR WORST ENEMY By Ray Pritchard The story I am about to tell is true but the details have been changed. Once upon a time there was a man who had a great job as a high-school English teacher. He knew his subject inside and out and enjoyed working with his students. A few years ago he was voted Best Teacher by th…

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    Monday: The Bulldog and the Skunk A few years ago a friend told me that not all hills are worth dying on. Sometimes we fight over things that don’t really matter and end up wasting lots of time and emotional energy with very little to show for it. One of the secrets to a successful […]

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