(Editor's note: This is part two of a two-part series.)
The great Apostle Paul speaks, in the seventh chapter of 1 Corinthians, by permission on the subject of marriage.
As I watched the NBA Finals the other night, I saw a lot of disappointment on the faces of players, coaches and fans. I'm confident there were fans who couldn't sleep because of the outcome.
I just spent five days in the north Georgia mountains. What a beautiful place!
The Bible begins by saying, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth." Have you ever taken the time to look and appreciate the things God has created?
Sunday is Father's Day. I will not get to see my dad, but I certainly will call him.
Contrary to popular belief, there are some good earthly fathers in the world today.
When one learns to trust in God, this life is easier to live.
The other day, I received an email dealing with the issues of why most churches in America are not growing. It is estimated that nearly 90 percent of churches either have stopped growing or have declined in average attendance.
By the time you read this, vacation Bible school 2014 at First Baptist of Pembroke will be history. I'm already tired as I write, and I'm sure I will be fully exhausted by the end of the week.
Solomon wrote, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). If the heart of an individual is chained to the things of the world, then he is worldly.
Before the Memorial Day observance the other day at the local city park, some locals were talking about rain, since that day's forecast had called for it. Someone jokingly stated that it was part of my responsibility to make sure that it waited to come until the event was finished since I had the connection with God, who controls the weather.
Do you ever approach an event both excited that it is coming but also with a sense of dread? You can't wait for it to begin, but then you definitely are ready when it is over?
In John 8:58, Jesus spoke to the Jews who were present when he silenced the Pharisees, telling them, "Before Abraham was, I am."
"Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded, but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offence of the cross ceased. I would they were even cut off which trouble you. For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use ...
There is a TV show called "The Walking Dead" that is popular among many. It is about people who die from a virus but come back to life changed individuals - but not for the good of humanity.
They are having snow up north.
Most religious people believe that God loves everyone and wants all to be saved. Yet some fail to understand that he created man to have his own will so he can determine what to do or not do.
In our recent election between the Democrats and Republicans, the Republicans seized control over the Senate by winning an additional seven seats.
When I was growing up in the church, we used to quite often sing a song called, "Count Your Blessings." It goes something like this: "Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your blessings, see what God hath done."
I have a new computer. It is a laptop and literally is the size of the leather binder I carry in my book satchel. It is only a pound or so in weight.
When Elijah the prophet called for Ahab to gather all Israel to Mount Carmel, he started his address with the following words: "How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him. But if Baal, then follow him" (1 Kings 18:21).
We live in a world that is fueled by agendas. Man, by nature, tends to look out for himself. Occasionally, (it is one of the rarest occurrences) you come across a person who's only true agenda is the success and betterment of those to whom he or she is related. There is a person who is never quite understood. There is a person who is often rejected on the basis of trust. A pure heart often leads the bearer to be alone, even among thousands.
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