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They say breaking up is hard to do. For Chinel, letting go was harder. No matter how she tried to move beyond her relationship with Marquis, reminders of the pain he caused haunted her daily life.

After finally finding peace and her silver lining, can she move on with the man of her dreams?

Marquis has his own side of the story. He knows his bad behavior scarred Chinel and he is hoping for a chance to wipe the slate clean so he can move on with his life in peace, all he needs is a chance. Will she let him have it?

#shortstory #fiction

Prosperity; Stop letting your Love of Money and Things Pimp You!

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Stop letting your love of money and things pimp you… Visit the Bible study, ‘Prosperity, 7 Simple Lessons On True Wealth God’s Way’.
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Message in the picture:
“Jesus said – You cannot serve God and money – from Matthew 6:24”

Scripture and thought for the day:
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than the Lord]. [The Amplified Bible (AMP)]

Excerpt from the Prosperity Bible study:
God wants His children to learn to be content with what they have. We should not be hard-to-please complainers.

Philippians 4:11-13 I am not saying I need anything. I have learned to be happy with whatever I have.

12 I know how to get along with little and how to live when I have much. I have learned the secret of being happy at all times. If I am full of food and have all I need, I am happy. If I am hungry and need more, I am happy.

13 I can do all things because Christ gives me the strength. (NLV)

Please visit the ‘Prosperity‘ Bible study.

Hopefully, you’ve had a great day; be blessed my friends— Tim.

#prosperity #servegod

NOTE: This is the summarized version of the full Bible study. Please go to the site and read / study the complete Bible study. To get access, this link will take you there.
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Question for the day: Did you make time to visit this free online Bible study?

Adultery: 5 Studies to Help Avoid it Using the Wisdom of God’s Word

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Avoid being unfaithful in marriage. Do not cheat on your spouse. Visit the Bible study, Adultery: 5 Helpful Studies to Make You Want to Avoid Adultery.

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“Adultery is a sin – a married person having sexual intercourse with another person that is not their spouse”

Today’s Scripture:

Job 31:11-12 “For adultery is a heinous and lustful crime; Moreover, it would be a sin punishable by the judges. 12 “For it is a fire which consumes to Abaddon (destruction, ruin, final torment);

And [illicit passion] would burn and rage and uproot all my [life’s] increase [destroying everything]. (AMP)

Excerpt from the Bible study: Avoid Adultery

A word about marriage—the legal union of a man and woman—a commitment of mutual trust for and faithfulness to each other. Is faithfulness a key element of marriage?

Yes, too often the focus is on the ceremony, sex, conquest, emotional intimacy, security and jokingly being tied down—loss of freedom.

If we understand the role faithfulness plays the less likely we are to commit adultery.

Please visit the Bible study, http://wp.me/s4dhin-adultery.

Hopefully, you’re having a wonderful day; be blessed— Tim.

#faithfulness #adultery

NOTE: This is the summarized version of the full Bible study. Please go to the site and read / study the complete Bible study. To get access, the following link will take you there. http://wp.me/s4dhin-adultery

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Question for the day: Did you make time to visit this free online Bible study?

You Will Not Regret It If You Obey God

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Get the latest Bible Lesson: ‘Obey God Not People; You Will Never Regret It’.

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“Have no regrets – obey God”

Scripture and thought for the day:

Acts 5:29-32 To this Peter and the apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than people. The God of our ancestors raised Jesus, whom you put to death by hanging him on a cross.

It is this Jesus whom God has exalted to his right hand, to be a guide and a Savior, to give Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins. And we are witness to the truth of this, and so is the Holy Spirit — the gift of God to those who obey him.” (OEB)

Snippet from the lesson: We must obey God, not people

Is it okay to ignore God’s instructions to please people? When the rules or laws made by people conflict with God’s; do what God says.

The apostles did not back down. Their purpose was clear, be witnesses for Christ. Before Jesus left them, He reminded them ‘you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem’ (Acts 1:8; John 15:26-27).

Be blessed my friends and have a fantabulous day— Tim

NOTE: This is the summarized version of the full Bible lesson. Please go to the site and read / study the complete Bible lesson.

To get access, this link will take you there.

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Question for the day: Do you obey God’s word or follow people’s choices in marriage, sexual relations and other matters in life?

Do not Get Bored with God’s Word; Adjust

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Take 15 minutes to read our 1st Bible Lesson: ‘You Can’t Afford to be Bored with God’s Word’.  A good read especially if you love God’s word.

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Message in the picture:

“You can’t afford to be bored with God’s word – it is life – study it–live it”

Scripture and thought for the day:

2 Timothy 3:16-17 Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live. 17 The Scriptures train God’s servants to do all kinds of good deeds. (CEV)

Snippet from the lesson: “Can you afford to give up on God’s word? No, please do not stop; adjust. Make the proper changes. Pray and ask the Lord to give you an appetite / a hunger for the word.

There is hope for you. Yes, the world is crazy and things that are happening can make you feel hopeless. That is why you have God’s word, to aid in giving you hope (Romans 15:4).

Jesus said, ‘I am the bread of life’[2]… Learn to hunger for the word of God. Binge on it and live! Do you now understand why you cannot afford to be bored with God’s word?”

Be blessed my friends—♥ Tim.

NOTE: This is the summarized version of the full Bible lesson. Please go to the site and read / study the complete Bible lesson. To get access, this link will take you there.

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♥ Question for the day: Is God’s word (the Bible) boring?

Develop the Right Can Do Attitude and Get Amazing Results

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Let God make things that are impossible for you to do possible. ‘Spiritual Attitude; I Can Do is the Right Mindset’.

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Message in the picture:

“Let God make the impossible for you possible”

Scripture and thought for the day:

Ephesians 4:23-24 and be continually renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh, untarnished mental and spiritual attitude],

24 and put on the new self [the regenerated and renewed nature], created in God’s image, [godlike] in the righteousness and holiness of the truth [living in a way that expresses to God your gratitude for your salvation]. (AMP)

The spiritual attitude is positive knowledge that through your faith in God you can-do if you do not doubt. Embrace your Spiritual nature. Allow the Lord to renew your mind with the right mindset.

Pursue the right way of acting and thinking. Take on each task with an ‘I can do’ attitude and start doing right / good. You will see amazing results.

Have a positive ‘can-do’ day; be blessed—you can do it with the help of the Lord, Tim.

#spiritualattitude #biblestudy

NOTE: This is the summarized version of the full Bible study. Please go to the site and read / study the complete Bible study. To get access, this link will take you there.

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Question for the day: Do you have a can-do attitude?

Get More Fruit of the Spirit Here with Love!

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Make time for the newest Bible study ‘Agape Love’. Finally, the ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ series is complete.

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Links to the Fruit of the Spirit Complete Bible Study Series:

Love – This is agapē love. The perfect / genuine love God has for His people. God is the source of this love. God is love (1 John 4:8, 16). [Read 1 John 4:7-19]

Joy – from the Greek word chará. A divine joy that is beyond words (1 Peter 1:8). The gladness no one can take from you. [See John 16:22]

Peace – from the Greek word eirene. The peace the world cannot give. (John 14:27) Often used in the phrase, God of peace. [read Romans 15:33; 16:20; Philippians 4:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:20]

Patience – from the Greek word makrothumia. Patience is also known as long-suffering. To endure all things without anger or complaint. The ability to wait and not act or react. Showing love to others in spite of their faults (Ephesians 4:2). Love is patient (1 Corinthians 13:4).

Kindness – from the Greek word chrestotes. Kindness is also known as gentleness. Love that comes from God is kind. [Titus 3:1-8 (key verse: 4)] Kindness cares about the needs of others. It is tender, selfless and giving. Does not do things looking for a reward. Love is kind. [1 Corinthians 13:4]

Goodness – from the Greek word agathosune. Goodness says: You can rely on me. Let me help you do what is right. I have a good outlook on life. God is the perfect good. With me in you, you can be like Him. Proverbs 11:18 Meanness gets you nowhere, but goodness is rewarded. (CEV)

Faithfulness – from the Greek word pistis. Belief in God without doubt. Firm faith in and dedication to God. It is a steady commitment to God. Actions based on faith in God. In 1 Timothy 6:11 Paul urged Timothy to “…pursue righteousness, holy living, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness.”. I urge you to learn to be faithful to God.

Gentleness – from the Greek word praotes. Gentleness is also known as meekness. The state of being classy, but not high-minded. Caring, and not violent or harsh to others. A gentle person is friendly, neighborly and easy going.

Self-control – from the Greek word egkrateia. Self-control is also known as temperance. The use of strength-of-will over one’s actions and desires. The aim is to obey and please God in all things.

Message in the picture:

“True Love – Agape Love”

Scripture and thought for the day:

Romans 12:9-11 Be sincere in your love for others. Hate everything that is evil and hold tight to everything that is good. 10 Love each other as brothers and sisters and honor others more than you do yourself. 11 Never give up. Eagerly follow the Holy Spirit and serve the Lord. (CEV)

If you do not have the Holy Spirit, you do not have agape love. Agápē is the only form of love gifted by God (to those who have faith in Him). Note: this is the love that husbands should have for their wife.

Have a loving day; be blessed—I love you, ♥ Tim.

NOTE: This is the summarized version of the full Bible study. Please go to the site and read / study the complete Bible study. To get access, this link will take you there.

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♥ Question for the day: Do you show love to others?

Get Rid of Jealousy and Envy; Live by the Spirit

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Do not be jealous of others. The updated Bible study ‘Jealous or is it Envy; Does it Really Matter?’ is ready for you.

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Message in the picture:
“being jealous – feeling envy – Both are part of the sinful nature; get rid of those ways.”

Scripture and thought for the day:

Jealousy and envy; not Christian behaviors

Galatians 5:19-21 The wrong things the sinful self does are clear: being sexually unfaithful, not being pure, taking part in sexual sins, 20 worshiping gods, doing witchcraft, hating, making trouble, being jealous, being angry, being selfish, making people angry with each other, causing divisions among people, 21 feeling envy,being drunk, having wild and wasteful parties, and doing other things like these.

I warn you now as I warned you before: Those who do these things will not inherit God’s kingdom. (NCV)

Living a Christian life requires changes in the way we think and act. Being jealous (jealousy) and feeling envy (being envious) of others are two of the behaviors we must be aware of.

In order to make changes, we first must acknowledge a need for change. Are you prone to being jealous or feeling envious of others? This Bible study addresses the issue to assist in making changes.

I urge you to spend some time in prayerful Bible study

Have a wonderful day; be blessed—♥ Tim.

NOTE: This is the summarized version of the full Bible study. Please go to the site and read / study the complete Bible study. To get access, this link will take you there.

If this summary and/or the Bible study helped you, please share, tell your family and friends!

♥ Question for the day: Do you or someone you know struggle with jealousy or envy?

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Give the Sound Truth Ministry website a Try

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Give the Sound Truth Ministry website a try; access the home page: the link to the website.

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Message in the picture:

“Good News – Improved mobile device response”

Scripture for the day:

I pray that this blesses someone today.

Jude 1:17-25 But you, beloved, remember the words spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. 18 They said to you: In the last time there will be mockers (scoffers), walking after their own ungodly lusts. 19 These cause divisions; they are sensual (worldly-minded) persons not having the Spirit.

20 You, beloved, build yourself up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. 21 Stay in the love of God! Look (wait) for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for everlasting life. 22 Show mercy to some who have doubt. 23 Save some, snatch them out of the fire. Have mercy on some with alarm. Hate even the garment defiled (polluted) by the flesh.

24 Now to him that is able to guard you from stumbling, and to set you before the presence of his glory without blemish with exceeding joy. 25 To the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord. There is glory, majesty, dominion, and power, before all time, now, and for evermore, amen. (NSB)

Announcement:

I am excited to announce a major breakthrough for the Sound Truth Ministry website: it now properly displays content on mobile devices (cell phones). Without getting too technical, things did not show the content as it should without switching to ‘full site view’ (a Jetpack mobile theme feature).

For WordPress.org website owner’s:

The solution was simple and I am embarrassed to admit it. My theme is Tempura which is a responsive theme. Unfortunately, Jetpack’s ‘mobile theme’ was overriding Tempura’s mobile design. If your site does not display correctly and you are using Jetpack, go to Jetpack settings and deactivate ‘mobile theme’. Let me know if this was helpful.

Please give us another chance

If you visited the website (using your cell phone) prior to Friday, June 17, 2016, please give it another shot. My sincere apologies for not correcting the problem sooner. I noticed a few days ago that Google AdWords code was showing on my cell phone. After making changes to multiple posts I decided to

Try the Sound Truth Ministry today. Have a fantastic day; be blessed—♥ Tim.

http://stministry.com