More Blessed To Give

As we enter into the month of November, we are closing in on a time of year when people will be giving gifts to those that they love. While it is nice to give to our family and friends, we should never lose sight that there are others outside of our families and circle of

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

Continuing To Work

Can you remember when “a job well done” was appreciated and encouraged? It is sad, but it has become harder and harder to get people to do actual work. Instead, many seemingly live their lives according to the attitude of “doing just enough to get by”. As Christians, we should never forget that while we

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

The Children of Disobedience

It does not take long for one to read the writings of Paul and see his great love for the souls of men. On one occasion, Paul gave a strong warning to the Christians in Ephesus. He wrote, “For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater,

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

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