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Wise Dating

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The Bible can be used as a guideline £or dating, because wisdom comes £rom God. God included wisdom in the Bible and we are to live by every word o£ God. (Eph. 5:15-17)

The £ollowing dating guideline is a paraphrase o£ something I heard over a decade ago and is the best approach to dating in every situation for everyone involved.

There are four levels of a wise dating relationship:

LEVEL ONE Platonic friends: Dating and making a point of having various CHRISTIAN £riends of the opposite sex. Guarding your a££ections (giving equal time to each friend, and not being totally alone with your date) have RECIPROCAL friendships. It is very important to, regardless o£ how much you like someone, be honest with yoursel£ and remain platonic friends £or a minimum of (I believe) six months. 1 Cor. 6:14-18. Amos 3:3, Song 8:4, Prov. 4:23, 18:13. 2 Tim. 3:5-7, Matt. 7:20-21

LEVEL TWO PIatonic special £riends ("boyfriend and girlfriend", or best friends): A£ter £inding someone reasonably similar, exclusive…

It's a Turnover

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Some people have a love affair with bread, pastries and carbohydrates in general. We are hearing more and more how we should cut back on carbs. They are filling, bloating & make you gain weight. But they taste so good!
The Bible says that Jesus is the Bread of Life. He is our nourishment and sustenance. Putting this Living Word, Living Bread into our lives yields incredible results! As He was, so are we in this world. Jesus was the Light, we are lights of the world. Jesus was the Bread of Life, we are the bread as well.
When life punches you in the face and you go through intensely heated situations as a christian,  just know that it's because you are Bread. God needs people who are willing to be "kneaded", those whom He can "fire up" for the Kingdom work ahead.
You may be thinking, "I'm toast", useless, ill-equipped. You may even be scared to be used by God! Let me encourage you.
Read Judges 7. It's the story of Gideon. He was a timid warri…