The Folly of Total Acceptance of All Ideas Equally The watchword in our society that permeates so many aspects of life is acceptance. The values of any single member of society is equal to the values of any other single … Read More →
Most Wonderful Time of the Year? It’s the most wonderful time of the year… or so they tell us in song + cheer. But is it, really? Unfortunately for many, nothing could be further from the truth. For children and … Read More →
After learning that she was to be the mother of the Son of God, Mary went to visit Elizabeth, a relative who was at that time the expectant mother of John the Baptist. While in the house of Elizabeth, Mary offered a beautiful poem or song of praise to God (Luke 1:46-55). Though the emphasis was on magnifying the Lord (Luke 1:46
‘Tis the season for giving. My family and I have always celebrated this time of year as a family holiday, not a religious holy day. I enjoy the decorations, the weather, and the music of this season. But I especially enjoy the gifts.
Somewhere along the way, probably about the time my children were born, I started to learn why it is more blessed to give than to receive. There is something special about watching someone open a gift that you…
If you're thankful, show it
If you love someone, tell them
If you're wrong, fess up
If you're confused, ask questions
If you learn something, teach others
If you're stuck, ask for help
If you make a mistake, apologize
If you trip, get back up
Psalms 37: 23-24
If someone needs help, help them
If you see wrong, take a stance
Holding Coats or Showing Love by Offense? We have grossly distorted the meaning of love. Our modern day expression of “showing someone love” means there should never be any reproof, rebuking, or criticism. If someone preaches a “strong” lesson, elders … Read More →
When we read the New Testament epistles it is obvious they are written in a completely different style than the Law of Moses as revealed in Exodus through Deuteronomy. For example, I know of no New Testament letter that can compare in style to Leviticus 18-20, but that doesn’t mean they don’t contain law and commandments. As Paul was addressing some things corrupting the assemblies at Corinth, he challenged all to see the authority behind the message.
SEGUIDORES DEL DIABLO Parte 2 PASO 3 SIN EVIDENCIAS V.46 Y porque yo digo verdad, no me creéis—no aunque “digo verdad”, sino porque, por la razón dada en el versículo anterior. Si hubiera sido él menos verdadero, le habrían aclamado más pronto. ¿Quién de vosotros me redarguye … Read More →
When we read about people in the Bible, it is easy to explain away their story by saying, “But that was Moses or David or Elijah.” We are not expected to follow their examples because they possess qualities that we could never have.
Yet, according to James 5:17, “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours.” The NIV translates that “Elijah was a man just like us.” He had a special calling from God, no doubt. But he was a man. He had ups and downs, times of joy and sorrow, periods of prosperity and adversity. Just like…