The Cheapness of Life

The Bible teaches man is made in the image of God, a special creation above all other creatures (Gen. 1:26-27). God is serious about the sanctity of the life of man. He instituted the death penalty for murderers long ago, and still authorizes the government to enact it today (Gen. 9:5-6; Rom. 13:1-4). Thus, life […]

Character

John said, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth” (3 John 1:4). Holy conduct will bring genuine joy. John rejoiced that many of his converts were walking a holy life and his rejoicing gives us two good lessons. First, the source of joy. Every parent who has sent […]

Your Spiritual Summer Bucket List

Most have heard of a “bucket list”. Often, a bucket list consists of things people want to do before they “kick the bucket” and die. Maybe they want to visit a dream destination, jump out of an airplane, or scuba dive with the sharks. Yet, for our sakes today, we want to think about our […]

God’s Second Law of Pardon

Jesus said, “The poor ye have always with you” (Matthew 26:11). He could have as easily said, “Sin you have always with you”. Man is inclined to sin. John wrote, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the word is not in us” (1 John 1:8). Every responsible person has at […]

Centralizing the Word of God

Over the course of history, man has always wanted to band together. There is an old saying that goes, “There is strength in numbers,” and humans have certainly proven that. The process of banding together under one person or for one cause is called centralization. This process has always been very popular but this article […]

Caught Up Into Heaven

In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul describes something marvelous that happened to him: about how he was caught up into the third heaven. He states in vs. 2, “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago — whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not […]

Care for the Troubled Heart

The opening of Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians is unusual. After stating his greetings from himself and Timothy, and expressing God’s grace to the readers, he exalted the comfort he had received from God (vv. 3-7). “Comfort,” used 10 times in this text and translated as “comfort/comforteth” and “consolation,” causes someone to be encouraged […]

Can You Tell the Difference?

Have you ever seen anyone really excited about baseball? You know the kind. They know the stats of a game at any given time. They attend every game, watch it on television, or listen to it on the radio. They know the name of every player on their favorite team, plus the name and face […]

Can You Read About Your Church in the Bible?

Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15). The Holy Spirit said, “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3). Therefore, all those who love God and His Son Jesus Christ will have the attitude of seeking to know […]

Can You Convert Them After Marriage?

The American Institute for Church Growth conducted a survey of 10,000 men and women in various religious denominations. One of the questions asked how many had married a mate from a different religious background. 62% of respondents reported marrying someone of a different “faith.” The survey then proceeded to ask that 62% about what happened […]

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