Last week, I wrote that I have been preaching through the 23rd Psalm. I would like for you to consider an idea from that Psalm that remains a powerful image in my mind.
Last week, we began looking at the idea of putting our faith in God. Some people have a problem with this, for they trust only in themselves. Much of this comes from humanistic teaching in our schools today. Our young people are faced with instructors who do not believe in the Bible. Generations are being reared to believe that man has all the answers. This false idea makes it difficult for religious teaching to be accepted.
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. When asked what a mother's role is in a child's life, you will get a collection of answers. The experience and knowledge gained from intertwined lives provide endless details. Each answer bares its own uniquely modest originality in the characteristics of motherhood. When comparing the countless events that depict a mother-child relationship from a biblical perspective, I find that the best outcomes ...
Few people may realize that the Apostle Matthew may have been the original party animal. You might be thinking, "Are you speaking of 'the' Apostle Matthew - the author of the first book of the New Testament?" It appears so. Matthew, a tax collector with great people skills, also appears to have been a gala guru with a plan for Jesus. Tax collectors of the day were Jews working for the Romans mainly to collect ...
Many of the major religions of the world have a lot in common. The similarities between Christians, Jews and Muslims, for instance, can be seen in the story of Abraham and Sarah.
I am convinced that the Bible is right, but somebody else is wrong. I cannot call right wrong and wrong right.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" (NIV) - Proverbs 3:5
In Matthew 26, we are told that there was a woman who poured expensive perfume on Jesus' head.
Today is bill-paying day.
Most, if not all, newspapers have an obituary section. I have heard older people joke that they read that section to make sure they are not dead yet. Others read it to see if they know anyone listed.
Our God is a God who always has been on the move.
I recently went to the Atlanta area for a couple of board meetings and stayed at one of the local motels. In the morning before my first meeting, I turned on the television and started listening to a minister, expecting to hear something from God's word to help me through the day.
Football season is in full swing, whether high school, college or the pros. Stadiums are filling up with excited fans all across this country as they prepare to cheer their teams to victory.
We must never forget that we were created to worship and love God. We are the creation he is the creator. We are to serve him. All the blessings that his word tells us about are there for us if we will follow him.
If we look around today, we truly can say that we're experiencing hard times.
In 2 Corinthians 12:7, the Apostle Paul said he was given a thorn in the flesh in order to keep him from exalting himself. In other words, Paul experienced some sort of pain that kept him from being conceited and to trust completely in the grace and strength from God.
When I was in college, and even when I moved to New Orleans to attend seminary, there were many things that brought me encouragement. But there was one thing in particular that brought me joy: I always could count on receiving a letter every week from my mom.
God's word tells how mankind can have a better life, but many fail to heed the divine advice.
It's time to invite someone to church.
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14
Throughout my ministry, I have heard a lot of complaints about the problems in our world and our nation in particular.