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

How Sure Are You?

The issue of faith is of supreme importance. 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). To support this truth, the Hebrews writer used

No Prophet Is Accepted In His Own Country

Early in the earthly ministry of Jesus, the Lord addressed a problem that hindered some from accepting the truth. After teaching in Galilee, the Bible records, “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for

God And Mammon

It is important to realize that God will not accept being secondary in any person’s life. The “first and great commandment” is to “…love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Matt. 22:37). Yet, so many individuals have little to no time for God

Which of Them Will Love Him Most?

What a blessing it is to be able to study the teachings of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I can only imagine what it must have been like to sit at His feet and to hear Him speak. On one occasion, a Pharisee wanted Jesus to eat with him. Our Lord accepted the invitation. It was

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,

Vision

Let me ask some serious questions! How do you envision the congregation where you worship in ten years? Do you think that the number of members will be more or less than now? What about young people? Do you think that there will be any youth that are interested in learning and obeying God’s Word?

A Way to Escape

Have you ever been so exasperated that you felt like you could not take anymore? Perhaps you even thought that no one had ever gone through what you were enduring. From a spiritual perspective, maybe you felt as if you were dealing with more temptations than anyone else. Without minimizing the issues of your life,

Did You Wash Your Hands?

Can you recall when you were younger? Did you have a mother, or grandmother, that would often call you from your playing to come and eat lunch or supper? If you did, then I can imagine that some of you remember being asked, “did you wash your hands before you came to the table”. This

He Did It Anyway

It is incredibly disappointing to know that so many people are either ignorant or have been taught incorrectly about the death of Jesus. Believe it or not, you might even encounter some who claim that Jesus did not realize why He came to Earth. Let me state, before I go any further, that Jesus knew