(By Bobby L. Graham)
Everybody's been to Gossiptown at least once in life. Most people spend much time there, because they enjoy the amusements of the place or the company they meet there. Frequently they meet people much like themselves; and occasionally they become so astonished at what they are like when seeing others doing the same thing, that they wake up and decide to leave the place and never return again.
Gossip and all sorts of activities associated with it occupy the time of the people who live there or visit there. …
I first met her in high school. She was older than I and exciting. She’d
“been around.” My parents warned me to have nothing to do with her, but
I kept meeting her on the sly. She was so sophisticated and worldly. It
made me feel grown up just being with her. It was fun to take her to a party
in those days.
We began seeing more of each other, after I started college. When I got a
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in
heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my
burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 ESV)
I am increasingly aware of the limits that my body can sustain. Whether it
is losing control of weights in a public forum, or painfully working through
We know that if the earthly tent, which is our house, is torn down, we have
a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling
from heaven, inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked.
For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we
do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed,…
Have you ever done something that your God-given conscience told you
that you shouldn’t, but you did it anyway, only to bitterly regret it later?
The following old story illustrates how foolish that is. One cold morning a
man was walking in the woods and spied a snake. Because of the weather
the snake was stiff and motionless. The man picked it up and put it in the
bib of his overalls. Before he got home the snake warmed up and
There are numerous prophecies throughout the Old Testament. While
many of these speak of doom and gloom for the nations in the area
surrounding Israel, such as what the book of Obadiah says about the
Edomites and what the book of Jonah says about the Ninevites, 700 of the
prophecies in the Old Testament speak about the details of the life of Jesus,
from His birth to His ministry, and even describing His death.
One of the most…
It was the summer of 1992, and the Olympic games were being held in
Barcelona, Spain. There was one particular afternoon that Great Britain’s
Derek Redmond took to the track and competed in the men’s 400m
semifinal. It was about 200m into the race that Derek Redmond felt the
intense pain of a torn hamstring, prompting him to tumble to the ground.
With a determination to finish the race, and out of sheer pride for his
A person who is in Christ has a new life. Jesus told Nicodemus, "I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” (John 3:5-7) Paul wrote, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he…