Category: Christian Living

A Fresh Start

At some point in time, all accountable individuals unfortunately make the mistake of committing sin. The Bible makes it clear what sin is. “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law” (1 John 3:4). Also, “All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death” (1

Are We Truly Servants?

From time to time, we have different jobs that need to be done. Sometimes we might delay doing certain works because of the difficulty or degree of uncleanness. If we are not careful, then we might have this happen in our service, or lack thereof, to Christ. Long ago, Jesus took the opportunity to teach

Nothing Wavering

One of the absolute necessities to be a Christian is faith. The writer of Hebrews stated, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Heb. 11:6). With that being said, just

Blessed And Thankful

It is good to be reminded frequently just how blessed Christians really are. Christians are given all spiritual blessings (Eph. 1:3). Likewise, God blesses the faithful with the necessities of this life (Matt. 6:24-34). Above all men, we should be extremely thankful. Sadly though, there are times when we lose sight of our blessings. By

Light Afflictions

When one studies the life of Paul, it is hard not to come away with admiration for his great dedication. When he persecuted the church, Paul believed wholeheartedly that he was doing the will of God. “And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God

More Blessed To Give

As we enter into the month of November, we are closing in on a time of year when people will be giving gifts to those that they love. While it is nice to give to our family and friends, we should never lose sight that there are others outside of our families and circle of

Continuing To Work

Can you remember when “a job well done” was appreciated and encouraged? It is sad, but it has become harder and harder to get people to do actual work. Instead, many seemingly live their lives according to the attitude of “doing just enough to get by”. As Christians, we should never forget that while we

The Children of Disobedience

It does not take long for one to read the writings of Paul and see his great love for the souls of men. On one occasion, Paul gave a strong warning to the Christians in Ephesus. He wrote, “For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater,

Brotherly Love

Simply put, “Let brotherly love continue” (Heb. 13:1). “Brotherly love” is a very special type of love. It is so special that the Greek speaking people of the first century distinguished it by using the term “phileo”. This was separated from other types of love such as “eros”, “storge”, and “agape”. God absolutely demands that

Children Of Light

In different places in the Bible, darkness is typified as committing sin while light is typified as living righteously. When a person decides to become a Christian, he is born again as a child of light. Paul explained to the Christians in Ephesus, “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the