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    miserably than before to make a meaningful contribution. Job pounced on Bildad’s brief allusion to God’s peace-making presence in the heavens (25:2). After a sarcastic jab about how helpful Bildad’s counsel was, Job unleashed a vibrant description of what God actually does in those heavenly realms. Some of his discourse described the visible heavenly realms – the sky – but he ventured much farther. “The dead are in deep anguish, those beneath the waters and all that live in them” (26:5). Sheol…

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    throughout the retreat. … We would continue in silence through the night and until noon the following day.” The spiritual discipline of retreat is to have seasonal periods of rest, making space for God alone. With short or extended times. Multiple days or a hermitage to enter into the presence of God. Attending to His voice alone to seek His help in reengaging in the battle and to “stop and participate in Christ.” A corporate experience Returning to my original interpretation of retreat,…

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    glory and attributes of God and asserts that the world’s spiritual starvation births from our absence of contemplation of God. Tozer states, It is my opinion that the Christian concept of God current in these middle years of the twentieth century is so decadent as to be utterly beneath the dignity of the Most High God and actually to constitute for professed believers something amounting to a moral calamity. Tozer claims that Christians have lost misplaced the majesty of God and Christians in…

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    substantial relationship with God, our coworkers, and also within ourselves. I would also make it very clear that both work together in order for one to become fully established in both their profession and their relationship with God. Therefore, faith and learning cannot work alone…

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    Thesis: The church is holy through love for God. Because the church is holy, the church has the duty to love and take care of all people. Holiness is a dedication to God. The People of God, who are the church, individually aim to dedicate themselves to holiness. Particularly, to dedicate oneself to holiness means to love God. God loves and protects us, so we should fully commit to loving Him back. James Martin claims in his book, My Life with the Saints, “I knew that I couldn’t expect anyone’s…

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    as selfish. He sees their Gods as an excuse to undertake otherwise questionable or foolhardy endeavors, as exemplified on page 89 when Unferth limns, “You think me deluded. Tricked by my own walking fairytale. You think I came without hope of winning - came to escape the indignity of sorrow by suicide.” (89 Grendel). It is here that Grendel realizes the folly of heroes: they live with the idea that they will be forever memorialized with a heroic act in the name of god. Initially, he thinks…

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    The speech Chief Seattle gave October 29, 1889 was in response to Isaac Stevens, the Washington state governor, who was ordered to not only purchase Indian lands, but move the Indians to reservations. When the Chief gave his speech, he used similes, ethical appeal, and emotional appeal to achieve his purpose. The Chief’s purpose in responding was to convince the governor to let the Indians keep their land. The literary devices he used helped to get his point across and assist him in achieving…

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    Are you afraid of being blessed? We can miss the things of God if we don 't know and understand that we have a right to His Blessings. We must rebuke the spirit of poverty in our lives. We will never do anything special until we acknowledge that we are special and act like it. Romans 5:17, ‘For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God 's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through…

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    nowhere and pulled right out in front of me. I slammed on the brakes and watched them disappear over the hill ahead. Right then, it hit me that if I had not slowed down any sooner, I could have been in a very serious car accident. I believe it was God hastily intervening…

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    not abide by this that is when sin comes into play. Disbelief or untruthfulness towards God can result in sin. Another way to look at sin is when people fail to achieve the intentions God may had for them. An example of sin is the Adam an Eve story, God strictly told Adam and Eve to not eat from the tree. However, they disobeyed God’s word and had ate from the tree anyways. This soon lead to separation between God and people as well as a separation from one’s self. This is where the origin of…

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