Category: Christian Living

The Fruit of the Spirit-Part 1

The apostle Paul, while writing to the churches of Galatia, contrasted “the works of the flesh” and “the fruit of the Spirit” (Gal. 5:22). “The works of the flesh” are those things from which we should abstain: “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred,

Can It Get Any Worse?

I imagine that many readers of this article are disappointed and disgusted with the embracing of sin in our society. We might even be tempted to believe that things are worse now than in times before. However, we might be wrong in our thinking. Take for instance the first century A.D. There were numerous sinful

Questions from God

Many years ago, when the Israelite people were still under the Law of Moses, God, through the prophet Micah, asked some interesting questions. “O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? testify against me” (Micah 6:3). As it is put in the preceding verse, “…the LORD hath a

Trusting In Riches

From the outset, let me establish that being rich is not in and of itself sinful. On the contrary, having wealth can be a great asset in working for the Lord. Take Abram of old as an example. The man that most of us probably call Abraham was wealthy, but that did not mean that

Storms

It is not unusual that each year will have it’s number of storms. Whether it be tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, etc. we can be sure that with time, they will come. However, not all “storms” are the same. True, there are natural storms that rage and bring destruction, but what about the “storms” of everyday life?

Answer or Answer Not

One of the things that a child of God must do is learn how to teach other people. After all, the Great Commission teaches us that we are to “…Go ye into the all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). The challenge can sometimes be that we do not properly

Does This Sound Familiar?

          In his last inspired letter to Timothy, Paul wrote, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors,

Being Like Jesus

Have you ever thought about what the world would be like if everyone thought and acted like Jesus?  Imagine the kindness that would be shown.  Imagine the love that would be demonstrated.  Imagine the peacefulness that would exist.  While there are some individuals that have no interest in thinking and acting like Jesus, there are

A Faithful Servant Of God

He is/was a faithful servant of God.  For a Christian, that is about as complimentary of a statement that anyone can make about you!  While there are synonymous terms that could be used to refer to the same individual, simply being known as a faithful servant of God is truly a privilege.           Unfortunately, some

Time To Take Inventory

     “11And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living”. 13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far