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Grace, Seasoned with Salt

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Grace, Seasoned with Salt

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July 9, 2021 8:00 am

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me." This is simply not true! Words can hurt, wound, and kill or words can bind, heal, and make alive. Today on The Bible Study Hour, Dr. James Boice offers five qualities that should mark the speech of a Christian, so that it's full of grace and seasoned with salt.

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Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me. That's simply not true. Words can hurt wound and kill or words combined heal and make alive today on the Bible study our Dr. James Boyce offers five qualities that should mark the speech of a Christian so that it's full of grace and seasoned with salt and welcome to the Bible study our radio and Internet broadcast with Dr. James Boyce preparing you to think and act quickly to say something evil is like doing evil and to say something good is like doing good now from Colossians 4 Dr. Boyce teaches us the ingredients of good and gracious speech.

Number of years ago I became very fascinated with the author's name is Neil postman I mentioned him before his professor of communications at New York University and is the author of the best-selling book about television called amusing ourselves to death. One of my friends out on the West Coast knows of my interest in postman and so few months ago. He sent me an article about postman that appeared in Harper magazine wasn't just about postman. It was also about another person, a woman, his name is Camille Paglia she's from Philadelphia. She teaches here in the Philadelphia College of the arts and the reason this article appeared in Harper is that there was a conversation between these two people postman that was very critical of television and Paglia who is a great defender of television. Now that made it interesting all by itself, and that's why my friend sent me the article, but here's the really fascinating thing. The editors of the magazine thought it would be really nice if I could get these two people to come to New York and have dinner together and then record their conversation around the dinner table that I did it right, they invited them to one of best-known restaurants in New York City, where the chef is Gilbert close and they ate in a little private tasting room, sort of in the back off the kitchen to get all this individualized attention by the shelf and there they were eating and talking resume. The editors were there recording mass and then it was an edited transcript that appeared in the magazine, but as we read their conversation. We were also told what they ate. Here, for example, was an argument by Paglia minutes that make see urgent matter that was a further exchange between the authors and then it said shrimp and Basel Vanier.

And then there were seared scallops and truffle vinaigrette black mass and coriander sauce and one Sean Savoie CABG and at the very end, a collection of caramel desserts just delicious. I was as fascinated by the meal as I was by the conversation at a course that was exactly the point because what the editors were trying to say is that this conversation between these two very fascinating people was well-prepared and satisfying and extremely tasty makes it a good introduction to our text because Paul is writing here about our conversation. He sang a number of things about about one thing he says is that it mustn't be insipid uses that phrase savored with Salters the tax Colossians 46 let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so you may know how to answer everyone.

Let's think about that is gracious speech come from well gracious speech comes from a gracious heart and what that means is the heart must be touched by the grace of God. The problem of course is that our natural state.

We don't have gracious hearts you know anything about the grace of God and therefore our hearts artist Jeremiah says that well-known text from the 17th chapter is prophecy deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked say to yourself, why do people talk so mean to one another wire such harmful things that that's the answer. Evil words come out of an evil heart and our hearts are naturally evil until God touches them by his grace I looked through my books when I was preparing the study to see what might be said or written about the speech of Christians that I discovered a couple of interesting things.

First of all, I discover that not many people write about that I thought will certainly one of these books and how to do it how to live the Christian life. I find a good chapter about how to speak in a way that honors God blesses other people. I just didn't find it and then I found the second interesting thing. By contrast, I find that the Bible has a lot to say about our work in the Bible is well aware of how harmful words are. As a matter of fact in the Hebrew language where that rate Word for Word is the bar and has the idea of something accomplished. When you say something you're actually doing something, and because your doing something. The results of what you do last. And so the Bible has a lot to say about words to say something evil is like doing something evil and to say something good is like doing something good on in the Bible about evil words matter fact I began to look through the Bible to see where that word word occurs in reference to our speech.

I found that the very first reference, all the Bible and human words of the words were spoken by Laubach after he killed a man and the words are in the form of a poem you may know what he was talking to his two wives stayed in Zillah and the translation goes like this late in Zillah, listen to me.

Wives of llama care my words.

I've killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me came as a vendor seven times in Lubbock 77 time there. The first recorded words take the form of poetry in their posts by a man because he killed somebody else because he offended him were wounded in some way. Well, doesn't get any better after that song 5520 and 21 David speaking talks about the man speech is smooth as butter. Yet war is in his heart must of had a lot of experience about is the king of the ambassadors were common sale of the flattering kind of things that you expect kingly circles and yet they were actually plotting or Psalm 64. It speaks of people who sharpen their problems like swords and aim their words like deadly arrows Psalm 94 for speaks of arrogant words. Psalm 109, three of hateful words, author of Proverbs says the words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, speech, speech of the upright rescues them, and so on that well throughout Old Testament you come to the New Testament, you find the same thing.

You have a warning against the words of ungodly people.

Peter second Peter for example, they mild empty boastful words by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature than price.

People who are just escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity. Man is a great text in June where he speaks of all the ungodly words ungodly sinners have in an ungodly matter spoken against God always plenty of that by the description of the Bible to acknowledge however that is not just a problem for people who are not Christian it's a problem for Christians to one of the most extensive passages of all the Bible dealing with words is found in James. He talks about the tolerances way of describing speech he tells Christians have to be on their guard against their tong because he said it's a very difficult thing to control.

As a matter fact is an impossible thing to control. Apart from the grace of God. Yet he says it does great damage tells them this all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the city are being tamed and have been tamed by man, but no one can tame the tongue gets restless and evil and full of deadly poison. James is writing there to Christians you say so when we talk about speech something that really touches us as well.

My picture that James writes there is not overdrawn when he talks about the damage done by the tongue and only have to think history of people who will do great damage to the right example man was a great orator start nation. Nothing behind him, and once the second world the great damage can be done but this is the point. On the other hand, great blessing can come to those who know how to speak graciously in the way that the apostle Paul is encouraging us to do here is he writes to the Colossians are we ever going to learn to do that is never going to be renewed speech until there's a renewed heart. That's what God provides. He provides a renewed heart.

That's why we been studying this matter of grace Stanley God is gracious to us to regenerate us when we're dead in our trespasses and sins, and make us new creatures in and out of hearts of the been renewed like that by the grace of God, something of the grace of God expressed, or at least it should certainly should express itself in you.

Now I want to look at this tax to see the kind of things it tells us about our speech, but before I do that say one other thing I want to call your attention to the speech of Jesus Christ. Whatever we think about any of these things we should be new or how we should functionally remember, always unlikely that Jesus Christ is our example, we want an example of gracious speech. We only have to think of him and back to his first words of public ministry.

He was preaching in the synagogue of Nazareth about it in Luke four and what we find. As we read that story is medially afterwards. What impressed upon the minds of the people was the gracious character of the speech of Jesus excess of 422 everybody spoke well of him and they were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips like that all throughout Jesus ministry. I just think of a few examples.

First of all, his endorsement of John the Baptist. But I'm thinking of here is that incident.

Matthew tells about it in the 11th chapter when John, who now had been put in prison and whose public ministry was over sent his disciples that Jesus to find out whether Jesus was really the one who should, whether he should look for another on of the given assignment. He identified Jesus as the Messiah and that he certainly did that well forthrightly I was in prison.

Discouraged, undoubtedly Jesus isn't doing exactly what even John thought Jesus should do and so he sends his disciples without question now if Jesus and answered the way some of us might have answered or some religious leaders might've answered. I imagine Jesus could've sent something like this.

He should've said I can tell that John Simon the 1% a lot and got a sign from heaven did me talk about it enough that I saw the dog come down from heaven, and the light upon and I was assigned the God gave wrong with your master doesn't have any faith is the suddenly become faithless airline in the dungeon, and besides tell them that this is not the time to go around asking that kind of a question asking that kind of a question of all the climate like this is going to undercut the credibility of my history.

Jesus didn't do that. It only didn't think along those lines steady thought.

First of all of John and he said well go back and tell John what you see the blinder receiving their site in the lamer getting up and learning how to walk all those things might remind them along the way of Isaiah the one that prophesies that of the Messiah. That's the text.

Jesus used in the synagogue of Nazareth way of telling John find certainty in Christian matters these matters by comparing what you see with Scripture certainly comes from the word of God. Then after the disciples had gone. I presume it was after they had gone, Jesus turned to the multitude great words of commendation for John the Baptist said what did you go out into the desert to see a reed shaken by the wind will obviously not as a man of great strength. Did you go out to see a man dressed in fine clothes know we said, those who wear fine closer in Kingsport… What did you go to see that and he answered profit. Yes, he said more than a prophet. I tell you this is one about whom it's written. I will send my messenger ahead of you who will prepare your way only a prophet.

A prophet was prophesied in the Old Testament, and then he said I tell you the truth. Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist is a very gracious work.

We give you another example is instruction of Nicodemus like Dimas came to them by night, and he wanted to talk about religious latency wasn't regenerated and Jesus said, you can understand spiritual things about your born-again installed in John three that's work twice over that chapter 1 again. I guess at that point somebody else might've been quite brusque with them and said well what's the use of talking with you.

You can understand spiritual thing is that leader of Israel you got your mind filled with all this business that you been taught how are you ever going to break through that tobacco study the Bible, God works in your life you find yourself becoming a new person. The work of the Holy Spirit. Then you come back and we can talk about these admit that it all began to talk to them about the great doctrines of the Old Testament, and as you study a chapter you find at least I do at least eight separate documents that he talks about in those versus you see he must've spent hours actually trying it, gracious way to teach this great leader of the Jewish people from the Old Testament his own book as 1/3 example is conversation with the Samaritan woman that woman didn't have any of the understanding even on a limited level that Nicodemus has to know the Old Testament the way Nicodemus did spend time teaching the Old Testament directly and furthermore her head was filled all the prejudices of the people. The Samaritan prejudiced against the Jews have their own religious worship of all that you know that conversation at all. You know how gently Jesus began to deal with her who he was and what he had come to do gradually begin to expose her needs.

So she came to the point that she believed on him, went into the city. She said let's call me to manacle me all things ever. I did after people of Newark came all the people of the village and had time talking with Jesus having invited them up into the village spent several days there. They said now we know ourselves, not because you told us, but we offer ourselves of this really is the Savior of the world is a great statement early on in John's Gospel, but it was diluted Jesus very gracious teaching is 1/4 example of a woman who would been caught in adultery. One day his enemies brought him this womanly trap term. This act and the were supposing that Jesus would be forced to condemn her because after all, that's what the law taught me was a prophet. At least he pretended to be a set doing what you suggest we do the law says we are to kill a woman Jesus and said well you have to uphold the law, they would've said, what kind of a man is that he goes around preaching love soon as somebody gets in trouble. He says Caleb on the other hand, if he had said well now I don't think you should kill people and they say what kind of a prophet is not says that you can disregard the law of Moses. What he did began to expose their sin boldly said, let one who is without sin cast the first stone.

We know from Jewish law that it was the witnesses themselves who had to cast the first stones in order to be witnesses was obviously a set up a trap.

They must've attractive woman that itself was a sentence out. They can hardly be sinless and throw the first stones were told us to gradually expose their sin.

One by one they began to slink away. Finally, was left all alone with a woman you know what he said.

He said that where your accusers.

No one left Kyushu she said no one mortgage that neither do I that he added, go and sin no more seatbelt or in a very gentle way. One last example Jesus restoration Peter Peter denied him even after Peter had boasted that nobody like Peter would ever do that might be the other disciples would not Peter. He was strong, even of the ad. I would deny Jesus and yet he didn't Jesus came to restore him.

He didn't private, gentle, kind of why the other disciples were there, but he didn't say now Peter I want you to stand up here and I want you to tell them all what you did have a public confession, that he didn't do that simply said to Peter and gentle way, said Peter you love me more than these. I think he was pointing to the others love me more than these, and Peter remembered what he had boasted, you know, I'm stronger than all these others in Peter and put that phrase in his answer. He simply said now greatly humbled Lord you know I love you and say I love you more than anybody else but you know I do love you to said feed my sheep. He repeated three times. You see, once for each denial. In the end he said no.

You must follow me gave instructions a little bit about what happened in Peter's life that we offer Jesus like he was gentle speech.

He was gracious of speech was kind and so should we be as well, brings us to our text, and I want you to see a number of things about it that the text teaches, I suppose is a many dozens of things about what our speech should be as Christians, but it just things that are evident from the text. First of all, our words should be's kind awesome should be kind. God is gracious we should be gracious. Why do I say that because of that phrase full of grace and ways you can take that I'm going to suggest another way, it can be taken in a moment at the very least, it must mean gracious, kind, your conversation be always gracious, kind, we need to ask is that a description of our words.

I know leader and evangelical church has a bit of a problem at this point is a man of unusual yes very effective in God is using them in a great way but he has a way when he speaks of making fun of other people or cutting them down. I've seen it happen. I've sat there and watched, listened, then Satan, someone who is not of that Joker.

The story actually with her is that story is told.

I don't think it's intentional, I think. Rather, it's way of fending off this person's own personal insecurities.

But all the same. It's unkind we have to ask ourselves whether we do that, you know, when we were children and people used to say nasty things about us and we went home and returned to say this get this into our hand sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me what you thought that you were a child you go out and say sticks and stones may break my bones, and you know it's not true is words really do hurt words not only hurt words kill and furthermore you remember them and you remember them sometimes almost forever Dale Carnegie wrote that book how to win friends and influence people and if you read it you may recall that early on he is explaining his philosophy and that is never criticized always backfires is a little story from his own experiences that I was very young man.

He was a writer.

He had to do an article on American writers and their methodology how they wrote author. The time was very fairly well regarding his name is Richard Harding Davis and so Carnegie look to him as he wrote to a number of other man asking him to write back. Tell a little bit about his methodology as he wrote anything I did something very foolish about three weeks before.

Carnegie wrote this letter he received a letter from somebody else down at the bottom of the little notation but thereby the Secretary of State dictated but not read and Carnegie have been very impressed with this man would write them a letter were so busy trying to read it over after dictated it and bother to read it. Obviously it was signed by the secretary are signed in this place somehow.

So Carnegie said that sounds impressive, so we added it to his letter, Richard Harding Davis and Davis didn't even bother to answer.

He simply sent the letter back scribbled on the letter your bad manners, exceeded only by your bad manners and Carnegie said he admitted he blundered certainly made a mistake. It was an awfully stupid thing to go was a young man, he realized all the lab he learned from Mike but he said he remembered 10 years later read in the newspaper somewhere that Richard Harding Davis and die. You know how the story ends. The thing that went through his mind was the hurt that Davis had given him 10 years before I remember that when you're inclined to be sharp with somebody in unkind words to heart and Christians be gracious is the second thing the text tells us about our speech and that is that it should be serious and I don't mean by that the Christian should be humorless, I know some Christians who are humorless and that there always grim and not very exciting and I'm not recommending that that is not what were called the Jesus of course was that person everybody enjoyed being with the certainly had good times forever told the Bible that he laughed but he certainly had good times and people enjoyed his company.

And yet it is true that Jesus was never frivolous, either as a never ever recorded word of Jesus that is simply brainless aimless white, always thinking about serious things and what is concerned about is other people.

Now it is in that sense but I say our conversation be serious to get that just from the context because what Paul is talking about in this context is witnessing. Look at the three verses that precede this first three pray for us to that God may open a door for our message that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains and verse four. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly as I should. Verse five.

Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders make the most of every opportunity is a progression in those verses.

First of all Paul asks that they pray for us. Now we know as we read the ending of the chapter was thinking about his thinking about that you go senescence and Aristarchus Mark Barnabas Justice Pappas Lucan Dimas, all of whom are within so when he says, pray for us. Thinking about the witness of this missionary team and then he asked prayer for himself at the second stage and me that I may proclaim what I have to proclaim boldly and I might not be afraid to do it and I be given the right kind of words when I stand to speak and then thirdly, he's thinking about then be wise in the way you act toward outsiders. Make the most of every opportunity obviously is thinking of witnessing their and this immediately after this that he says let your conversation be always full of grace our earlier on I referred to that phrase full of grace. I said at the very least, it means gracious crime, gracious is in the context of might very well mean something else that might mean. Let your conversation be often filled with the doctrines of God's grace are when you're talking.

Remember that it is the grace of God in the gospel that should dominate and control mostly what I ask is our conversation serious in the sense Malachi's day. Malachi was the last of the Old Testament prophets.

There were people who obviously recognize the seriousness of the times in which they lived, and therefore wanted always and often to be talking about God and his grace.

So we have a little record about them in the third chapter it says those who feared the Lord talked often with each other. Undoubtedly about spiritual things. And the Lord listened and heard and then we read a scroll of remembrance was written in God's presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name was what people wanted their works to complement give you another example.

Joe know that great text in job where he is talking about his Redeemer. He knows that his Redeemer lives.

Sing at Easter.

It's one of the great Old Testament verses anticipating the resurrection says immediately before that my words were recorded that they were written on the scroll that they were inscribed with an iron tool on land engraved in rock forever words he said I want my words to count in the didn't count there included in the Scriptures so we have our Paul wrote to Titus.

Titus 28 commanding soundness of speech that can never be condemned so I were to be serious and that sense. Thirdly, our comments should be discerning. Now that's what I think Paul is talking about when he says make the most of every opportunity on every moment of our day provides opportunities to say something worthwhile or serious, and some moments are really inopportune times when you were not called to witness her say anything waiting for example work. Everybody is rushing because you got a deadline is not time to get your coworkers into a careful discussion of the intricacies of Original Sin thing to do is get the job done pitch in and work with them again. Here is a member of a farm that is being monitored is been working for the firm 25 years having a dinner in his honor, and you can ask say something on his behalf, so you stand up and say, not by the way of all of you heart of the four spiritual laws that is not the occasion on which that kind of a witness should be made. But on the other hand, there are many opportunities that we let pass by because we really aren't thinking seriously of me suggests people many different ways day by day betray their anxieties that worried about thing anybody speaks along those lines to you that's an opportunity that can be seized because you can speak of how you to have anxieties but you will learn that when the anxieties about the God God has a way of providing peace of the conversation goes further, you can justify using verses from the letter of Philippians, but your requests be made known to God and the peace of God which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds, pastries again people get discouraged if you can speak of the comfort that you have a people are bothered by current events.

You can talk about the root causes of those events. Sin in the heart causes people to want things they don't have are concerned about the decline of morality in our time. Morality has its origins in God. If you repudiate God will only expect to have any moral climate or culture in which to live.

You can seize the opportunities also create opportunities Paul literalists person who work for inter-varsity for many years and is written some good helpful material in the area witnessing a question that he often used. Ask people anything touch all religion, he'd say something like this he say you like I'm a Christian or are you a Christian. Are you still on the why it's an inoffensive way.

Opening a conversation. People don't have to say no I'm not a Christian, like you are to say yes if they're not, they could say well I guess I'm on the way and then he would follow and not by single how far along the way are you know you can find out where people are rather quickly that what you see when classes make the most of every Trinity's thinking along those lines is the first thing about our speech, our statements should be wise says so you may know how to answer everyone begins verse five. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders.

Sometimes Christians are not very wise.

You've all heard that story of the Bible is very zealous in his witnessing comes back from the days where men often were shaved and shake with electric razors, but without hard razor will be lathered up well he would get his customers in the chair and the wall lathered up to get out his razor sharp and on the strop and then as he began to shave and he asked this question rather suddenly and fiercely. Are you prepared to die.

He could never understand why they suddenly building up out of the chair, left the shop and why they did come back is testifying with zeal but not according to wisdom how Paul is saying the other.

Be wise is the way we speak to people. We got about wisdom.

We also need to think about the content of what we say you're trying to speak words of wisdom. Wisdom has to be formed by Scripture because that's where wisdom comes from well doesn't recognize that. So the world runs to its own kinds of foolishness. Paul wrote to the Corinthians was well aware about. They were people that were very impressed with Greek philosophy of the philosophers seem to be very wise man. According to Paul, it was all foolishness because it hadn't any basis whatsoever in God's revelation.

So he said to the Corinthians week income tried to impress you with words of human wisdom, but we came simple gospel we preach Christ and Christ crucified to.

That's where wisdom really is to be found. Let's remember that true wisdom comes from God through the instruction in the Bible and I conversation should be filled without his last point, the fifth. Our conversation should be interesting to the point at which I started out and it's because of the phrase. Season with salt.

Everything said salt was used for the ancient world was used as a preservative. I'm sure you're aware that there was no duration and it was hard to preserve meats you could do it by smoking course and you could do it by rubbing salt into it. That was by far the more common of the two ways of preserving it.

Now I don't think Paul is thinking about here. Nothing to indicate that he uses the word season that points really what he does have in mind. Salt gives flavor. So what he saying is this your conversation should be interesting and that you give flavor to what would otherwise be quite insipid. You know a lot of the conversation you here really is that unfortunately is also sometimes Christians need an average group of people at one of the talk about well I talk about sports were on the television the day before. That's the kind of thing they talk about it.

I talk about the weather may talk about politics but I don't have anything very perceptive decide because of course none of us do because we are writing about politics is a television so I didn't say anything wise to see people who read thinking or thinking about spiritual things are interesting.

I have something to say and many Christians are among that number by traveling around. I meet a lot of thinking people in positions of leadership and others in the evangelical church in delight to be with people like that is that we should be that way as well, shouldn't your speech be like, well, one more matter before I and I have talked to her about what our speech should be made to say that the Bible also contains some warnings about what our speech should not be just briefly here they are. First, our word should not be arrogant as we shouldn't pretend the wisdom we don't have answers we don't have. We don't have to do that we don't have to have all the answers, and we don't remember Job's counselors. They were confronted with a great problem why the righteous were suffering and they thought they had the answers and when God spoke to Job afterwards, rebuke them, saying, who are these counselors who come with words without knowledge, Job describes the 19th chapter what they did to him with his words.

He said they tormented me and crushed me with their words, arrogant words, second word should not be divisive.

Sometimes we use words to the wind just a heart to divide and that's a great danger in the church are easy to promote visions a lot of warnings in the New Testament about it. Paul warned Timothy about godless manners arguments resulted in the quarreling malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between men of a corrupt mind set in the second letter warned him that is the Christians. Now before God warned them against quarreling about words. So our word should not be divisive. Finally, thirdly, should not be careless member what Jesus said. He said men will have to give account of the day of judgment for every careless word that they have spoken by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words will be that we don't think much about words. Apparently those who are writing all the popular help books today.

Don't think much about words that I couldn't find anything written about them. Yet words are important. Words can hurt harm wound and kill our words combined and heal make alive by the grace of God. They can be the vehicle for spiritual life and the people that hear the words of God as you speak them out. We close.

Psalm 19 verse 14 May the words of my mouth.

Agitation on my heart be pleasing in your sight oh Lord my rock and my Redeemer prayer father, we thank you for these practical statements in your word about our conversation, something we don't think much about we go our way. We don't pay attention to it, and yet it's very important to reflection of what's going on in her heart rather grant that we might in the days ahead.

Increasingly reflect the kind of things that Paul was concerned about when he wrote to the Colossians about our conversation, therefore, be always full of grace. Season with salt, so we might know how to answer everyone pray in Jesus name. You are listening to Bible study hours with the Bible teaching of Dr. James Boyce listener supported ministry of the alliance of confessing Evangelicals. The alliance exists to promote a biblical understanding and worldview. Drawing upon the insight and wisdom of reformed theologians from decades and even centuries gone by. We seek to provide Christian teaching that will equip believers to understand and meet the challenges and opportunities of our time and place. Alliance broadcasting includes that Bible study hour with Dr. James Boyce every last word with Bible teacher, Dr. Philip Reich and Dr. Barnhouse in the Bible featuring Donald Barnhouse. For more information on the alliance including a free introductory package for first-time callers or to make a contribution. Please call toll-free 1-800-488-1888. Again, that's 1-800-488-1888. You can also write the alliance at Box 2000, Philadelphia PA 19103 or you can visit us online alliance for Canadian gifts mail those 2237 Rouge Hills Dr., Scarborough, ON, and 1C, two line 9 asking a free resource catalog featuring books, audio commentaries, booklets, videos, and a wealth of other materials from outstanding reformed teachers and theologian. Thank you again for your continued support and for listening to Bible study

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