Table of Contents – November/December 2016

 November /December 2016 Volume 98, Numberovercoming

1.  In The Beginning

The proud person is usually the last one to know that he is proud.  Pride’s first victim was Lucifer.  The authors of the following articles have either experienced overcoming, or have helped others who were trying to overcome.  The promises are “to him that overcometh.” view more…


2.  Pride

Is it self or God first? How to deal with it.  It has been said that temper gets us into trouble … pride keeps us there. Is it self or God first? How to deal with it .view more..


3. Immorality

Defeating it begins in the heart.  His bond-servants ye are whom ye serve.  Neither fornicators. nor idolaters, nor adulterers … shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
Defeating it begins in the heart view more…


First truth, then self-help, and other help as needed5.  Disabilities
How to accept it, work with it, and be an example.view more…

A new Pew Research Center analysis finds that, as of 2014, about a quarter of the world’s countries and territories (26%) had anti-blasphemy laws or policies, and that more than one-in-ten (13%) nations had laws or policies penalizing apostasy. The legal punishments for such transgressions vary from fines to death.  view more…


“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it” (Zechariah 12:3). view more…

8. Lethargy

“A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest, Then your [spiritual] poverty will come as a robber” (Proverbs 24:33-34 NASB).view more…


9. Intolerance

“Walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called … showing tolerance for one another in love” (Ephesians 4:1-2 NASB).
Overcoming means tolerance — and more  view more…


10. Anger, Vindictiveness, and Enmity

“Like a city that is broken into and without walls is a man who has no control over his spirit” (Proverbs 25:28).

The primary task, and for most of us the most difficult job of the New Creature, is to overcome self. Yes, we have to deal with conflicts and situations created by the world and the devil. But, aside from direct assaults, they mainly prey on the weaknesses of the flesh to attack the New Creature. Any enemy of the Christian character would use the weakest, most vulnerable point to attack. So our battle with self becomes the most critical in our Christian walk. view more



11 Addiction

“Because, in spite of suffering, you have guarded My word, I in turn will guard you from that hour of trial which is soon coming upon the whole world, to put to the test the inhabitants of the earth” (Revelation 3:10, Weymouth translation).Change of behavior, fellowship, and mercy are needed view more…

12. Guilt

Christ can cleanse guilt; blaming others cannot

“If the wicked turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die” (Ezekiel 18:21).view more…


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