Category: Gratitude

Excuse Me

          Try to put yourself in the position of first century Jews.  For years, you have been living under the Law of Moses and waiting for the coming of the Messiah.  Granted, you have likely been wrong in your expectations, but nonetheless, you wait.  Then one day, you hear a man from Nazareth teach

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

Risen With Christ

Once an individual obeys the Gospel, he is added by the Lord to His church (Acts 2:47).  It is at that point that the man’s life is forever changed.  Yes, he enjoys all of the spiritual blessings that are in Christ, but there is more to the life of a child of God (Eph. 1:3). 

Spiritual Worship-Part Five

The final act of worship that we will notice is the action of giving/contribution.  Christians should know that all of the blessings that we have are from God.  James wrote, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow

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,

Read It To Me Again

When you were young, did you ever have a favorite “bedtime” story that you enjoyed.  Maybe it was about a knight and a princess, or perhaps it was about Jack and a beanstalk.  Whatever it might have been, did it seem like you ever tired of hearing it?  When your Mom and Dad read you

Thy First Love

            The book of Revelation is a great study about the victory that faithful Christians enjoy.  In the very first verse, the apostle John made it clear that the book is “signified” (Rev. 1:1).  As one will notice, the root of “signified” is sign.  John was letting the reader know that the things contained in

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,

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

Avoiding Weariness

As we go about our daily lives, it is not unusual for us to feel tired every once in a while.  After all, there is certainly much that can be accomplished in each day.  The body will naturally become fatigued, and as such, will need rest.  This truth was even found in the life of