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,

Vaccination Information

Have you ever tried to tell someone something important, but for whatever reason, the person seemed uninterested? If you have, then you can understand the frustration that comes with such. For generations, God had been telling the Israelites/Jews what would happen to them if they lived sinfully. Yet, time after time it seemed that those

The Operation of God

The odds are extremely high that at some point in our lives we will need an operation/surgery. It might be something minor that is not very invasive, or it may be something major that requires extensive procedures. Either way, we are accustomed to the process. With that being said, did you know that God was

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

Sound Doctrine

Perhaps you were sitting in a worship service or Bible class, when the preacher or teacher referred to something called “sound doctrine”. Were you confused as to what “sound doctrine” is? Were you curious to find out the answer? “Sound doctrine” is not hard to define or understand. First of all, the word “sound” is

The Conversion of Saul of Tarsus

Throughout the book of Acts, there are different accounts of individuals that were saved. One such person was a man named Saul. We are first introduced to Saul near the end of Acts chapter seven. An angry mob of Jews were attacking the faithful preacher, Stephen. During that ordeal, the Bible records, “And cast him

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

A Messianic Psalm

As many already know, the book of Psalms is a great study to endeavor. There are so many different things about God and His will that are revealed in those Psalms. One in particular is going to be examined for this article. The 22nd Psalm is known as a messianic psalm. The reason for that

John – A Baptizer

The accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are valuable records of the life of Jesus. However, included in those writings, we also find information about others who were contemporary with Christ. One of those individuals was a man named John. For many people, he is known as “John the Baptist”. It would be just

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