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Wordwise Insight, Issue #059
September 14, 2009
WORDWISE INSIGHT is the free monthly newsletter of Wordwise-Bible-Studies.comIN THIS ISSUE...
BIBLE INSIGHTS (and Reader Q & A): Repentance--What Is It?
WORDWISE HYMNS: My Blog called Wordwise Hymns for you to check out!
MORE ARTICLES: What Should Christians Do About Hallowe'en? Is It Right to Judge Others?
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What Is It?Repentance. What is it? It's an excellent question, and it is a subject on which there is considerable misunderstanding. Some believe repentance is feeling sorry for what I've done wrong. And that is a fine thing, but it's not the same as repentance.
A CHANGE OF MIND AFFECTING OUR LIVES
Check out what happened in the church at Ephesus. When Paul first knew them, they were a loving congregation (Eph. 1:15). But somewhere along the line, over a period of about 30 years, that love withered and died. John's instruction to them later (a message sent from the Lord Jesus Himself) was, "I [Christ] have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent [change your mind about how you're acting] and do the first works" (Rev. 2:4-5).
A RESTORED RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
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MY BLOG ON HYMNS!
Come and Pay Us a Visit!In the spring I developed a blog that is called Wordwise Hymns. As the title suggests, it is about hymns, and church music in general.
But as many of you will know, a blog is especially designed to facilitate a conversation on its particular subject. Readers can easily post comments about what they see, and I'm able to reply. I hope you will do that!
A Special Feature
My hope is that the blog will add to the value of the website and this newsletter, and promote some profitable exchanges on the subject of sacred music.
What happened on this day in hymnology? To find out, click Wordwise Hymns.
OTHER ARTICLES TO CHECK OUTTwo more articles on timely topics to check out.
1) Hallowe'en and Christians. We are coming to the time of year when many children will go "trick or treating" in a variety of costumes. And Hallowe'en has become big business! Given that much of the emphasis seems to be on violent death and the occult, what should the attitude of Christian's be to this?
2) Judging Others. Sometimes we hear that it is wrong for Christians to "judge others." It is certainly wrong to have a judgmental spirit that ignores one's own faults. But, as this article will show, God holds Christians responsible to be discerning and judge appropriately.
Halloween and Christians Judging Others
Halloween and Christians
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