Last week, I talked about contradictions in life. I wrote about the fact that we praise God and speak poorly of others with the same tongue, and that ought not to be.
The Apostle Paul wrote, "Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God" (2 Corinthians 1:2–4).
The other day, I entered in a discussion with some friends on the topic of older teens to 20-somethings. Someone thought it was a common practice for people in this age group to fall away from their Christian teaching and living.
I was really good at lunch today. I had a salad. I even dipped my fork in the salad dressing for each bite, thus using half of what was provided.
The prophet Isaiah pictures Christ as being submissive. Notice Isaiah 50:5: "The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back."
Each new year prompts some to make resolutions. These resolutions are a way of starting something new.
At the age of 31, Josh May has completed his first year as a pastor and seems to be quickly growing into the role.
In the past month, I have been preaching in my church on the topic "The Healthy Church." Most pastors and Christians would like for their churches to grow, but often we ask the wrong questions when it comes to seeing that happen.
The love of God is seen in the giving of Jesus to die for the sins of man. John recorded, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16, 17).
Jesus made it clear of what the greatest rules of life to follow were. When asked what the greatest commandments from God were, he answered, in Mark 12, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength," and "Love your neighbor as yourself." The Apostle Paul elevated this idea of love in 1 Corinthians 13 when he went as far ...
The Bible says, "It is appointed unto man, once to die, and then the judgment." And immediately some reader is thinking, "Why is he starting there? I turn to this column for a bit of uplift, and I get this?"
What are Christians supposed to do when they are surrounded by those who refuse to hold to God's teachings?
Last November, I was blessed to take my first pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Although I have been in the ministry for nearly 20 years, I had never gone to Israel.
Last week, I wrote about New Year's resolutions, filling the void within and changing lives for the better. From many years of counseling on many topics, I know about relationship and self-esteem issues.
This week marked the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a decision that made abortions legal. Since that decision, more than 54 million fetuses have been aborted, according to the National Right to Life Committee.
While reading a book on business, I came across an interesting idea: A business owner should have a strategic view and not a tactical view of his or her business.
In the next few weeks, many area teens will receive their diplomas, which means that they officially will be graduated.
I believe that God is absolutely sovereign. That means that he is in control of all things, and that nothing is outside of his authority. He is the one and only God. He knows all things. He is all-powerful.
When man was created and placed in the Garden of Eden, God's plan of creation was completed. Man giving in to Satan turned this scene into a wicked and ugly one.
Members of Fellowship of Love in Allenhurst are pausing today to express their love and appreciation for their leaders - and celebrating in a big way.
Many look forward to Mother's Day, a time to honor, remember and celebrate motherhood.
Millions of people walk every day for various reasons, primarily to get some exercise. Others walk to support different causes.
Eight years ago this April, my mother passed away. It has been a while since that thought has caused me to burst out in tears, but it still fills me with deep sadness. I miss her terribly. I would give just about anything to be able to hear her deep Southern drawl on the telephone again.
Jesus said, "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him; the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day" (John 12:48). Knowing how much depends on obeying his word, a study of the Bible should be important to everyone.
First and foremost, I wish all mothers a wonderful and happy Mother's Day.
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