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How to Gain a Clear Conscience

take responsibility for your actions
When you have offended others, gaining a clear conscience involves taking responsibility for your actions, seeking forgiveness, and making restitution. The following steps provide guidelines for examining your heart and making things right with people you have offended.

Spiritual Gifts Influence Our Perspective on Life

learn to recognize the unique viewpoint of each gift
A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift functions like a pair of eyeglasses: it enhances his spiritual vision in a manner prescribed specifically for him by His Creator.

Take Responsibility for Moral Failure

rebuilding a marriage damaged by hidden moral failure
When you come clean with your wife by confessing moral failures, you will have a feeling of euphoria. It will seem as though hundreds of bricks have been taken off of your shoulders. You will even feel free physically, because hiding your sin affects your entire body, soul, and spirit.

Eight Attitudes for Anger Resolution

learning to live out the beatitudes
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus discussed the meaning of key points in God’s Law. He began with the topic of anger:

Tips for Scripture Memorization

successfully store God’s Word in your heart
Memorization of Scripture equips you for daily meditation on God’s Word. It makes meditation possible anywhere, anytime—not just when it’s convenient to pull out a Bible.

Making Family Devotions a Reality

a father takes the responsibility to lead
For years I wanted to consistently lead my family in times in God’s Word, teaching my children Biblical truths and instilling in them a love for my heavenly Father.

How to Use a Scripture Meditation Worksheet

document your studies and insights into God’s Word
The Scripture Meditation Worksheet is a tool you can use in your study of God’s Word. It provides a place to document your questions, word studies, cross-references, insights, and applications of a passage.

Evidences of Self-Rejection

recognize your need to accept God’s design
All of us have unchangeable features that make us unique individuals. When these differences are pointed out, especially in insensitive or even malicious ways, the resulting concerns may cause varying degrees of self-rejection.

The Common Traits of Servers

learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of serving
Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of serving. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and thereby cause discord in the Body of Christ.

Investigate Scripture With Key Questions

observe, interpret, and apply God’s Word
In Scripture meditation, your goal is to understand the passage as well as possible. To thoroughly investigate the passage you have selected, you need to:

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