More Than a Baby in a Manger
“And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem…to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.read more
Not Man’s Gospel
The apostle Paul was a strong teacher of the word of God. Paul did not tow the party line. He did not preach what others told him to preach. The apostle Paul preached the gospel which came to him by the revelation of Jesus Christ. Let all Christians learn from Paul’s examples.read more
Walking Worthy Online
Communication beyond the face-to-face conversation has always posed an interesting challenge for people. There was a time when, if you did not speak to someone face-to-face, then you would either write a letter or send a verbal message by some type of carrier. After the defeat of Absalom’s army, Joab sent word of their victory by a Cushite runner.read more
Do You Trust In The Lord?
King Saul could have been a great king! The Lord handpicked Saul, the son of Kish, to fulfill Israel’s request for a king (1 Samuel 9-10). The Spirit of the Lord was with King Saul (1 Samuel 11). King Saul had the potential to be a great king over Israel, as long as he trusted the Lord.read more
Our Children and She Bears
Have you ever known a bratty, rebellious, and disobedient child? You know the child I am talking about. The child who does not listen to the teacher, who will go left when he is told to go right. This troublesome child is always cutting up, making jokes, and distracting the other students.read more
Are You Painting Over the Handwriting On The Wall?
Receiving bad news is nothing about which to smile, especially when it involves one’s own guilt or fault. I remember as a child the feeling of despair when my mother approached me, having learned of something I had done. With the look on my mother’s face, I saw the writing on the wall.read more
Avoid Distorted Gospels
In Galatians 1:1-5, the apostle Paul reminded the brethren of their deliverance “from this present evil age” by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This deliverance was God’s will. Knowing the brethren were fully aware of this information, the apostle Paul was astonished as to how the brethren had “so quickly” deserted Jesus Christ, turning to a distorted gospel.read more
Who Do We Blame?
As we look throughout the world we see sin everywhere. In every city, in every state, and in every country, there are people who are engaging in sinful activities. Sin is running rampant because people are openly rejecting God’s will and God’s word. Even within our lives, we struggle with sin on a daily basis.read more
Jesus Died to Deliver Us
Paul was an apostle, “born out of due time” (1 Corinthians 15:8). Like the other apostles, Jesus chose Paul to be “a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.” Paul would open the eyes of the Gentiles to “turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among thoseread more
Deliverance & Comfort
Consequences are never an enjoyable part of life. From childhood to adulthood, we face the consequences of our decisions, our words, and our actions. The only hope we have when we are lost in consequences is that we might learn and grow. A child, while not enjoying falling off the bike, can learn certain lessons from his experience.read more
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