God’s Love

The moment your children come into the world; you love them. They have done nothing to earn your love, but you love them anyway because they are yours. You continue to love them, no matter what they do. This is unconditional love and parents have it. This is the best human example of God’s love … [Read more…]

Attitude

We have all heard about the optimistic approach which states, “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” Think for a moment about your attitude. For the most part, attitude is a habit. It’s something that we slowly develop over time. It’s also accurate to say that your attitude has a lot to do with the … [Read more…]

The Sacrifice

“Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together” (Gen 22:6). As a dad to three boys, this scene has always been an emotional one for me when I read … [Read more…]

Share Jesus

“This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (I Timothy 2:3,4). Because we love the souls of others and want them to go to heaven, we share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul knew this burden and said, “I am under obligation … [Read more…]

Walking With God

“Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” (Gen 5:24) A little boy had studied about Enoch in Bible class. When his mother asked him what the story was all about, he told her that Enoch walked with God. He walked, and walked, and after walking a long way God said to Enoch, … [Read more…]

Saved How?

The argument is made that baptism is not necessary for salvation because it is a work, and we’re not saved by works. The scriptures clearly say we are saved by faith and not by works (Eph 2:8,9; Gal 2:16). If this is true, what are we to do with passages which say that baptism saves us (I … [Read more…]

Consequences

From our earliest age, theft is probably the sin that lingers most in our memory. We learned the concept of what it means to take something that is not ours. The idea of getting something for nothing permeates our culture. Let us not be deceived into thinking sin is not that big of deal. All … [Read more…]

The Foundation

Let us take seriously the call to let light shine in our lives (Matthew 5:14) by building on the proper foundation. Remember the story of the big bad wolf? The wolf threatened to huff and puff and blow down the houses of the three little pigs. He succeeded in blowing down two of the houses, … [Read more…]

Priesthood

“And coming to Him as to living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (I Pet 2:4,5). … [Read more…]

Disciples

Although the word “Christian” is only found three times in the New Testament, the word “disciple” is found over 250 times. Scripture has much to say about being a disciple and yet it is not often mentioned in current church settings. We know what a Christian is, but what is a disciple? The definition of … [Read more…]