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DEFINITION OF THE DAY (SOAP, SOBER)

SOAP – Cleaner made by mixing olive oil and alikali from burning certain salt-producing plants. It was used of washing the body (Jer 2:22) and of washing clothes (Mal 3:2). Perhaps the scant references to soap are due to the fact that people in the Near East use oil for cleansing the body and pound clothes on rocks while wet to cleanse them.

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SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (1 TIMOTHY 3:1-6) LEADERS OF THE CHURCH

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  1. This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work
  2. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach.
  3. Not given to wine, no stirker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous:

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FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT (GAL 5:22-23)

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LOVE – Seeks the highest good of others: Love is not based on emotions or feelings. it is a decision to be committed to the well being of others without any conditions or circumstances.

GREEK WORD FOR LOVE: agape (ah-gah-pey)

SCRIPTURES: 1 John 4: 7-12 

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