Category: Peace

The Captain Of Their Salvation

There are many different occasions in which the Bible records details of our Savior. Each of those references is worthy of our attention and study. After all, Christians should be striving to be more like Jesus on a regular basis. The writer of Hebrews stated, “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower

A Wall Broken Down

One of the defining moments of the 1980’s was when President Ronald Reagan implored Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. It was seen as an opportunity for freedom to flourish in Germany. After the end of WWII, the wall separated communist East Germany from the more democratic West Germany. For years, individuals longed

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

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

The Immortal Soul

When addressing a question about marriage and the resurrection, our Lord took the time to explain the immortality of the soul. “Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection…” had presented a scenario that they apparently thought was sufficient to cause Jesus trouble (Luke 20:27). The situation was such that a woman had been married seven times. All

Never Alone

Out of all the scenarios of life, loneliness is one of the worst for some to endure. Without interaction with others, the mental state of man can deteriorate over time. It should not surprise us then that God knows the need for man not to be alone. Moses wrote, “And the LORD God said, It

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

Prophecies and Fulfillments

One of the joys of studying the Bible is that we get to see prophecies fulfilled. By studying the Old Testament, we are able to learn of people and things that were foretold before their actual establishments. Take for instance the following prophecies: “And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying,

Evil For Evil

Near the end of what we now call First Thessalonians, the apostle Paul wrote several things that are important in the life of a Christian. One of those things is “See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men” (1