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God Loved Us First

By Benjamin H. Liles

         Dear friends, we should love each other, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has becomes God's child and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love to us: He sent his one and only Son into the world so that we could have life through him. This is what real love is: It is not our love for God; it is God's love for us. He sent his Son to die in our place to take away our sins.~ 1 John 4:7-10, Expanded Bible

Living as Jesus Did

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By Benjamin H. Liles

          If someone obeys God’s teaching, then in that person God’s love has truly reached its goal. This is how we can be sure we are living in GodWhoever says that he lives in God must live as Jesus lived. ~ 1 John 2:5-6, Expanded Bible

Be Useful and Productive

By Benjamin H. Liles

          But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 

Definition of Love

By Benjamin H. Liles

          Love "does not rejoice in [causing harm to others by a lack of virtue; iniquity, sin, unrighteousness, evil, wrongdoing, injustice], but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things" (1 Corinthians 13:6-7).

Casting Off Darkness

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By Benjamin H. Liles

          Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. ~ Ephesians 5:6-7, 11, New King James

Jesus Heals

By Benjamin H. Liles

          A man with a skin disease came to Jesus. The man bowed before him and said, "Lord, you can heal me if you will." The Jesus said to the officer, "Go home. Your servant will be healed just as you believed he would.

Wisdom in Peace

By Benjamin H. Liles

          Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the gentleness (meekness) of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.

The Importance of Studying

By Benjamin H. Liles

          Do what God’s teaching says; when you only listen and do nothing, you are fooling yourselvesThose who hear God’s teaching (word) and do nothing are like people who look at themselves in a mirror.