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    Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 21. LEARNING TO ENJOY LIFE

    21. Learning to Enjoy Life   A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? Ecclesiastes 2:24-25   Twice in verses 24-25 Solomon speaks of “finding” satisfaction and […]

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

    SIMPLICITY   Learning to Live with Less   Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injus­tice. Proverbs 16:8   Most of us live on the opposite principle. We figure our contentment on the basis of how many of our needs are met. Unfortunately, it’s hard to reach a place where all our needs […]

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

    CONTENTMENT   Learning to Love Lima Beans   Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. Proverbs 17:1   Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. Proverbs15:17   Many people are confused about contentment, thinking that it means having […]

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

    MODERATION   A Happy Middle-Class Life   Two things I ask of you, O Lord; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Other­wise, I may have too much and disown you and say, “Who is […]

    FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About The Christian Life – Chapter 6

    Chapter 6 How can I learn to pray?   This chapter is for anyone who would like to know how to pray more effectively. I suppose on one level that includes everyone, because if you pray at all, you probably wish you knew more about it. The paradox of prayer is that it is a […]

    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.

    Restless, Waiting, Willing

    RESTLESS, WAITING, WILLING by Ray Pritchard At our recent Pastors’ Retreat, Howard Duncan shared something the Lord had put on his heart overnight. He said that as pastors, we are called to ask, “What is God doing and how can we join him in his work?”

    The First Rule of Holes

    THE FIRST RULE OF HOLES by Ray Pritchard A friend was talking with his son about the importance of sound financial principles. But what do you do when you are already in debt? The answer is not hard to find: Get out of debt as quickly as possible. My friend shared a pithy aphorism that he called the First Rule of Holes, whi…

    Thanksgiving 1999

    1 Thessalonians 5:18 admonishes us to "give thanks in all circumstances." Sometimes that is easy to do, sometimes not so easy. In the last few days I have found comfort in two places: great music and good theology. By "great music" I am not referring to a style or to a particular period but rather to music that contains a s…

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    The Bible contains many names of Christ. His names tell us who he is. His names tell us why he came. His names tell us how he can help us. His names tell us why we worship him. In this devotional series you'll learn of these varied and meaning behind the names, titles and descriptions of Christ.

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