Many feel that if anything is going to be accomplished for God, then God is going to have to get the job done.
In recent weeks, I have thought a lot about the word tribulation.
Last week, we began looking at occasions when false teachers had tried to rob God's people of their salvation. Continuing the discussion of Paul speaking to the people at Galatia, he had shared the good news with them, shown them the way of salvation and now they were following a different way.
"For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ." - 1 Corinthians 12:12
Attention all males ages of 10 and older: You are being summoned to an empowerment workshop.
Recently, I was listening to a sports-radio program on which the discussion was about a baseball player named Alex Rodriguez.
In this column through the years, I have shared with you a great deal about my own life.
Through the ages, there have been false teachers who tried to keep those who would follow God from doing so.
"….whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave- just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:26-28 (NIV)
This week, it seems the entire world was anticipating the birth of Britain's future king.
Today is my birthday. I'm older than a lot of you, and that is all I will tell you about that.
How can a person be successful? Notice this passage: "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon Earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal" (Matthew 6:19-20).
The ladies of the Ministries of Jesus Christ in Midway are excited about their first retreat.
"And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed." - Romans 13:11
The other day, I was sitting in a parking lot in Savannah when a church sign caught my attention.
"The church has many critiques but no revivals." This anonymous quote was an opening of careful reflection for me.
James 5:16 tells us to "confess your faults one with another." There are several benefits in doing this.
Last week, I went to visit my son. He is greatly improving in so many ways, though he remains in a wheelchair.
Joseph M. Scriven (1819-96), who wrote the poem "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," was no stranger to trials and sadness.
Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church will hold its homecoming Nov. 2. The service is at 11 a.m. and lunch will follow at 11:30 a.m.
A few years ago there was a popular song called, "All You Need is Love." I agree that real love is needed and it's nice to be on the receiving end, but the thing most needed is hope.
There are so many ways one can misuse the tongue. Cursing, tale bearing, gossip, boasting and lying are just a few ways that words can be misused. Cursing in our day seems to have become a way of life for so many. It is as if some people could not talk unless they used a curse word in their speech.
"Now, brothers and sisters, we ask you to appreciate those who work hard among you, who lead you in the Lord and teach you. Respect them with a very special love because of the work they do. Live in peace with each other." - 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (NCV)
"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." - Isaiah 55:11
Recently, my wife and I went on a short trip to the mountains. We happened to be there over a Sunday, so we went to a church close to the motel.
When I was young, my mother read to me often. As I grew, the books were placed in my hands so that I could read them.
The book of Acts tells how the people in the first century obeyed the Gospel.
The other day, I went to one of my grandson's football game. Like most sporting events, the fans - in this case, mostly parents - were yelling words of encouragement as well as instructions to the referees.
Every Sunday morning in our church, we have a time that we call, "Children's Time." The boys and girls from about ages 3-8 come forward and gather around me while I tell them a Bible story, and try to apply it to their lives.
God has blessed Christians with so many things.