Category: Belief

Three Times

I would like to believe that no matter what man does to me, I will not deny that I know Jesus.  I imagine that is how Peter must have felt at one time too.  However, Jesus knew better.  Before His crucifixion, Jesus explained to Simon Peter, “…behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he

Christ, Our Life

I am deeply concerned that some do not understand the dedication that it takes to be a faithful servant of Christ.  It is the Lord, Who said, “…If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23).  Self-denial is an absolute necessity for

When God Shuts The Door

At different times, I, and others, have prayed to the Father for “doors” to be opened so that good works can be done.  Through His providence, God has done just that over the years.  However, we need to realize that the same God Who opens those “doors” is the same God Who can shut “doors”

Why We Should Rejoice

It is truly saddening to know that there are so many people bowed down in sorrow and dismay. This sadness is not just found in those in the world, but also it is found amongst members of the body of Christ. While I am not trying to diminish anyone’s situation in life, Christians should be,

The Fear Of The Lord

          I will just come right out and say it!  Many do not fear the LORD.  I do not say that with any joy.  It is a terrible thing that exists in a large part of the world.  However, we should not begin to believe that this is the first time that such a lack

Gone Fishing Lately?

Throughout the short life of Jesus, He took many opportunities to incorporate everyday life into His teachings.  This method of teaching was extremely beneficial.  By using things that His hearers already knew and understood, He made His teachings easier to apply.  Take for instance the account of fishing in Luke chapter five.              Luke recorded,

Rooted And Built Up

A study of the letters that Paul wrote is always beneficial and educational.  There are so many different aspects of the Christian life that he addresses.  Keep in mind, that although he was the earthly penman, the Scriptures came from God (1 Cor. 14:37).  With that being understood, let us notice a challenging command that

Absolute Devotion

There are many individuals in this world who want blessings from God.  However, there are not nearly as many individuals who are truly devoted to the LORD.  It seems that some people have developed a pseudo-faith, which is demonstrated only when they want something from God.  When sickness or hard times rear their head, they

Chosen Of God

It is quite possible that you have heard that Israel is God’s chosen people.  While that is true, we need to define just what Israel was and is.  First of all, we need to understand that there is a difference between the Israel of old and the Israel of today.  The Israel of old is

The Coming Of The Kingdom

               In the realm of “religious studies”, there are many who have taken the position that Jesus failed when He came in the first century A.D.  Their reasoning is that Jesus wanted to establish His earthly kingdom, but because of the wide rejection amongst the Jews, He could not.