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Problem Solvers vs. Fault Finders

Problem Solvers vs. Fault Finders

Let me state some realities for you. The following list is not a specific indictment of this congregation, but I do believe these statements could be made about any local congregation, anywhere in the world: “The church isn’t as evangelistic as it could be. We’re not...
Three Mistakes in Influencing People

Three Mistakes in Influencing People

What helps in any endeavor is learning from our mistakes. The Lord’s work consists of influencing people to obedience in God (Matthew 5:13-16; Colossians 1:28). Influence comes down to a matter of communication, whether verbal or non-verbal. Sometimes we are guilty of...
The Names of Christians: “Servant”

The Names of Christians: “Servant”

In our final word of the series, Paul uses an illustration in 2 Timothy 2:24-26 which is his most used expression. Paul taught in Romans 6:16-17 that we must be someone’s servant. You cannot simply refuse to choose! The “form of doctrine” in Romans 6:17 is the...
Can We Change Sin? #6

Can We Change Sin? #6

What if We Excuse Sin? With the first sin, came the first excuse. If you look closely at the account in Genesis, you will notice that Adam blamed Eve and God, while Eve blamed the serpent (Genesis 3:12-13). We try everything to explain away our sin. Every sin man can...
Joy in Christ: Maintain a Clean Conscience

Joy in Christ: Maintain a Clean Conscience

It is a certainty that a guilty conscience will cause a person to be unhappy. There are a couple of instances of guilty consciences in the Bible that are worth considering in this short space. The brothers of Joseph had a guilty conscience over the years as a result...
5 Reasons I Didn’t Rebel as a Teenager

5 Reasons I Didn’t Rebel as a Teenager

Hello. My name is Rebecca Gregoire, and I was the perfect teenager. Obviously I’m saying that as a joke, but by most standards, I truly was pretty perfect. I never drank, never smoked, never partied, never dated, never even swore (honestly, I didn’t swear until I was...

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