Whatever is Admirable

When you think of someone who is admirable, or of “good report,” what comes to mind? Why do you admire that person? Is it, in fact, admirable? Why is that particular person admirable? What’s admirable about his actions? While we may admire someone for his or her accomplishments, we often think about specific qualities someone …

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Whatever is Lovely - Philippians 4:8

Whatever is Lovely

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of admirable, if anything is excellent and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things” (Philippians 4:8). Today we consider whatever is “lovely.” If something is lovely, it is worth embracing. It is something dearly …

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Purity

Whatever is Pure

When it comes to impacting others in the marketplace, what we do is not the only thing that matters. An emphasis should be placed on character development because what we are will impact what we do. We know that good character leads to good works. We read about the “Fruit of the Spirit” in Scripture. …

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Whatever is Right

How do we know what is right? In this world, that which is “right” is defined in many different ways. We live in an age where many believe that truth is relative. Moral relativism is the belief that moral judgments are true or false based on a certain standpoint. Relativists view moral values as being …

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Whatever is Honorable

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if anything is excellent or worthy of praise, think on these things. — Philippians 4:8 (emphasis added). As we continue to look at this “whatever” passage, we see that another thing on which …

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Whatever is True

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if anything is excellent or worthy of praise, think on these things. — Philippians 4:8. We’ve been looking at some “whatever” verses in scripture, and now our focus turns to Philippians 4:8. The …

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Whatever Bytes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if anything is excellent or worthy of praise, think on these things. — Philippians 4:8. We continue in our “Whatever” series. So far, we looked at a couple other “whatever” verses: 1 Corinthians …

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Whatever: Heart and Soul

In the last podcast/blog, we looked at 1 Corinthians 10:31, which reads, “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” We learned that we should give God center stage, putting Him first in our lives and in the workplace. In any business transaction or interpersonal relationship, we need to remember that God is …

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Whatever: Giving God Center Stage

“ . . . whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31 We begin a new series called the “ ‘Whatever’ Series.” The focal point of this series is the verse I just quoted. Whatever we do, whether it is in the marketplace, at home, at church — wherever …

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Building a House

1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.” The Apostle Paul uses the words “encourage” and “build up” — two very similar words, but with some differences. The first word Paul uses means “to call to one’s side” in the Greek. It means to …

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