A life without lessons isn’t worth living. Continual analysis of what we’re doing will keep us focused and alert. In everything, we must strive to grow and mature.
Bringing glory to Christ is our greatest responsibility (Ephesians 3:20-21). Accordingly, we should always give it our best and pass it along to others. Continue reading “Lessons from writing for God’s people”
Valentine’s Day is a wonderful holiday where we focus on those we love.
It’s a romantic time that should bring joy to those who have good relationships. For those who don’t, well, it’s kinda cruel.
Of course, the holiday is economy driven and we fall in line and spend our money. Nevertheless, the day is important and we should express our fondness for that special person. Continue reading “Unselfish love doesn’t need Valentine’s Day”
In many ways, ambition can be spiritually crippling because it leads us to destroy whoever gets in our way. Yet, the spiritual principle of aspiring for that which is better is certainly admirable.
Anyone who endeavors to succeed in any field can do so by studying the best. We should always strive to move upward, never being satisfied. Continue reading “Why aspiring for perfection matters”
One of the more bizarre stories in the Old Testament is reminiscent of the paths to apostasy that many take in our own era. We should learn from their folly (Romans 15:4). Continue reading “Are we following God or asking him to follow us?”
In politics, the phrase “fake news” is the new insult of choice. It’s a flame scorching everything it touches. While the phrase is relatively new, propaganda is as old as time. Continue reading “Fake news and God’s truth”
The threads of salvation are interwoven through every page of Scripture. Certainly, we should do all we can to understand them.
Sometimes the terminology eludes us because we don’t use it in daily life. Propitiation is a prime example. We find it in Romans 3:25; Hebrews 2:17; 1 John 2:2; 4:10 and since it pertains to our Lord and our salvation, it’s imperative that we understand it. Continue reading “What is propitiation?”
When we boil things down to survival, our perspective crystallizes. Continue reading They had nowhere else to go
The holidays are past and the gifts have been given. Does that end the season of giving? It shouldn’t.
God always commands his people to be givers (Leviticus 19:9-10; Proverbs 19:17; 1 John 3:17; Luke 6:38). Continue reading “Two essentials to give in 2017”
The patience God exemplifies is remarkable. Thankfully, he’s longsuffering and loving (Romans 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9). Continue reading “Break the bad patterns of life”
Christmas is the time of love, bliss and joy. But not for everyone. For many it’s the worst time of year.
Instead of the bounty, they see only emptiness. Continue reading “Grieving at the holidays”