Monthly Archives: April 2013

Doing the Right Thing – Motivated by Loyalty

Serving God out of loyalty is very similar to serving God out of duty.  Our allegiance to Christ is a great motivator for doing the right thing.  In II Timothy, the apostle Paul develops the idea of a “worthy soldier” … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing – Motivated by Duty

Jesus said, “Suppose one of you had a servant plowing or looking after the sheep.  Would he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’?  Would he not rather … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing – Motivated by Love for God

Another motivation for doing the right thing is our desire to show our love for God.  Love is not always something easily explained or measured.  It is not always easy to measure how deep and unconditional our love can go.  … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing – Motivated by Gratitude to God

God has given new covenant believers many positive motivations for doing the right thing. One of these is obeying God out of a sense of gratitude, walking in a worthy manner out of thanksgiving to God.  Being thankful for God’s … Continue reading

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Do the Right Thing

What motivates new covenant believers to do the right thing?  That is, without the fear of the Law, what causes us to walk the straight and narrow?  What motivates us to fly right?  Can the same grace that secured our … Continue reading

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An Update from Fanning the Flames

Greetings from Jay and Rhonda, Just a quick update about some new features at jaylehman.com  We have been working for the last few weeks on a “topical archive” for the website.  This archive is now up and running and joins … Continue reading

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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? A Wrap-up

(9 of 9 in a series on “Why do bad things happen to good people?”) Over the past several weeks, we have explored three broad reasons that bad things happen to good people.  First, the law of consequence says that even … Continue reading

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