By John Kaniecki
“And the king will answer them, ‘I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me” (Mathew 25:40 NET).
If one looks at this statement literally it is perhaps one of the most powerful statements in the Bible. That is, the way that you treat any human being is the way that you are treating Jesus. If Jesus came up to you and said “I’m hungry”, I am sure that you would give him all of the food that you had. But what about that drug-addicted man, dressed in rags, who is always begging by the side of the road. According to this scripture, there is no difference between the two. Continue reading “The least of them”
by Lynette Carnahan Gray
“It says what it means, and it means what it says!”
How have you formerly felt about hearing that famous phrase?
When I was a student at Freed-Hardeman, my youngest teacher told this autobiographical event. As a neophyte professor, one Sunday “Rob” chaperoned some college students to a congregation in another town. Since Rob represented the college, when the elders asked him to teach their adult Bible class impromptu, Rob felt obliged to comply. Then they told him that their text was the book of Revelation! Continue reading ““It says what it means..””
by Lynette Carnahan Gray
“My grandparents were such faithful Christians they even wanted to be buried facing east,” she said.
Hmmm. That was a concept new to me. So, I asked a friend if he’d heard of people wanting to be buried facing east. He said, “The only time I’ve made sure that I was stretched out facing east was when I got a West Texas motel room. A door facing east meant that wind didn’t drive sand in under it.” We chuckled. Continue reading “Buried facing east”
by Robert Goff, Jr.
In our efforts to teach our children how to prioritize their values, we often caution, “Winning isn’t everything.” Certainly, that is a true statement in most realms of our lives.
Winning a ball game is more fun than losing, but it isn’t everything. Winning a contest at school is important to young people (and their parents), but we all must understand that some of the most important lessons in life are learned when we don’t win. Continue reading “Winning is everything”
by John E. Werhan In the United States of America people have set aside the fourth Thursday in November as a day of Thanksgiving. This day was set aside so the citizens would remember the abundant blessings of our society. … Continue reading Day of thanksgiving
Jesus came to establish his kingdom. Continue reading Kingdom at hand
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Continue reading How to enter the Kingdom
Chasing after sin is more dangerous that chasing after tornadoes. Continue reading Catching is the problem
Courage and comfort are found in Christ Continue reading Brave Firefighters