One year ago this week, life changed.
Everyone gets discouraged from time to time. Life can be tough, and it would be easy to give up. If a person believes in God, they will have a better outlook when those times come.
I am writing this from the beautiful state of Wyoming. The good news is that there is little traffic, but the bad news is that many state and county roads are not well-marked.
(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.
Whether we're talking about the children of Israel during biblical times or present-day Christianity, mankind has a tendency to have problems when things always go well.
Last week, our church elected three young men to serve as deacons within our congregation.
In all wars, victory is the ultimate goal.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Against such, there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another" (Galatians 5:13-25).
In a lot of movies, the words "The End" appear after the last scene, signifying that the movie is over.
One of the leading causes of divorce (or any other disagreement or estrangement) is the lack of communication.
Mankind needs to thank God for the fact that Jesus came to Earth, died at Calvary and rose again the third day. Without the blood of Christ, no man could be saved from sin. The debt of sin is too great for man to repay, but Christ paid the debt for all men.
The Apostle Paul was the greatest missionary to walk the earth, but always was having to deal with persecution.
On Sunday evenings in recent weeks, I have been teaching on the topic of spiritual gifts at my church. I believe it is one of the most important topics facing the church today.
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