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Escape from Paradise Chapter 13 Study Questions

Escape from Paradise Chapter 13 Study Questions

Chapter 13 Meanings The Boys/Wolves with Gold The three boys with gold illustrate prosperity preachers, who hold money as the greatest treasure of all and see God as a means to attaining that treasure (rather than preferring God above wealth as the ultimate treasure)....

Escape from Paradise Chapter 12 Study Questions

Escape from Paradise Chapter 12 Study Questions

Chapter 12 Meanings Judas Desires Judas desires represent what the New Testament calls “the flesh” (translated “sinful nature” in the NIV). It is the part of a believer that keeps sinning because of its attachment to this world (See Romans 7 as an example). EXCERPT...

My Strained Relationship with Young Me

My Strained Relationship with Young Me

I have a bone to pick with young me. The teenage version of me had a lot of fun playing the trumpet in jazz band, but now middle-aged me has to wear hearing aids. On the other hand, I do appreciate younger me’s choice in a wife and career. Thank you for that, 20-year-old Richard.

Set Your Mind on Things Above

Set Your Mind on Things Above

Why Is Behavior So Hard to Change? Jesus said, “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41). Why is that? Why do we have so much trouble getting our bodies to do what our spirit desires? When I know my life would be so much better if I could just...

Escape from Paradise Chapter 11 Study Questions

Escape from Paradise Chapter 11 Study Questions

Chapter 11 Meanings Being Taken Watson’s face goes white at the news that his dear sister has been “taken.” Being taken by the little ones represents becoming captive to sin. Paul refers to our former life as unbelievers as the time when we were slaves to sin (Romans...