The Foundation of Faith

“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love” (2 Pet. 1:5-7). In previous editions of this bulletin we have noticed the “graces” that are to be added to […]

Foundational Facts About the Family

In the beginning, what God created was orderly. God made everything and pronounced it all “good” and “very good” (Genesis 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31). But when man was first created, he had no helper of the same nature, and God said that it was “not good” for man to be alone (Genesis […]

Forwarding Error

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, have you read through and thought hard about what you are so quickly forwarding on to others? We face difficult challenges in this “New Age” of electronic communication. Instant messages fly around the world in a matter of seconds. If we have to wait a minute we are outraged […]

For Sale

Genesis 25:30-34 says, “And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do […]

Hey Dad (and Mom Too)!

Not to alarm you, but your kids are more aware than you think. I use to believe when it comes to TV that most of it goes right over kids’ heads, but we still always tried to be careful. We didn’t allow bad language or bad scenes, but some of the subtler areas we sometimes […]

The Bias Against Baptism 

In an exchange between a Christian evangelist and a Baptist “pastor”, the latter stated that anything one needs to do in order to be saved is a work, and thus nullifies grace. Surely, he will admit that one needs to believe in order to be saved. Is belief a work that nullifies grace? Some of […]

The Noble Bereans

After the midnight earthquake and the early morning conversion of the jailer and his household, Paul and Silas were returned to the prison for their dismissal by the authorities (Acts 16:35-40). Early that day authorities sent word to the jailer to release Paul and Silas which news was conveyed to Paul. But the rulers had […]

Forgiving One Another

Paul wrote, “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32). Before coming to power, Louis XII of France had been cast into prison. Later, when he did become king, he was urged to seek revenge on his enemies, but he refused. […]

Forgiveness

You’re having a rough day, driving back to work after your lunch break. Your boss told you that if you were late one more time getting back after your lunch break, you would be fired! You’re doing okay time wise when you pull up to stop for a stoplight. All of a sudden the person […]

“For Better or for Worse”

These familiar words form a part of just about every wedding ceremony I have ever attended. Living with someone all of your life takes true devotion and commitment. In 1816, the president of Yale was complaining because the divorce rate was 1% in the state of Connecticut. How we long for those days! However, in […]