Obedience – The Pathway of Blessing

There is a story of the mother who shouted up the stairs for her son to come for dinner.   There was no response. So she shouted again. Again, no response. She shouted a third time with anger in her voice, and the son came running down the stairs.  When asked why he did not respond… Read more »

The Lost Art of Kindness

“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3). “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love;… Read more »

Biblical Hospitality

“Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality” (Romans 12:13). “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the… Read more »

The Power of Words

Speech can be misunderstood. Here are a few examples when translation became humorous. These are signs (translated into English) seen in other countries: 1. In a Denmark airline office: “We take your bags and send them in all directions.” 2. On the door of a Moscow hotel room: “If this is your first visit to… Read more »

“Whatever Works Is Right”—The Danger of Pragmatism

Ideas have consequences. You and I are often influenced unknowingly by various philosophies and ideologies. One faulty worldview that subtly impacts the lives of many Christians is pragmatism. Many church members have embraced this philosophy, and may have been led into this way of thinking by preachers of today and the recent past. In a… Read more »

The Path to Restoration

One of my favorite Biblical descriptions of a pastor is shepherd, an analogy that Scripture frequently uses. For instance, Ezekiel 34 pictures those caring for a “flock of people” as shepherds. Consider the following passage and notice the imagery: “And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the… Read more »

The Purpose of the Quiet Time – Part 2

It is always important to prepare for an upcoming project or event so that things will run smoothly.  It is also important to prepare mentally for a test so that the stress of a test will not hinder one’s memory of the facts retained in studying.  In the same manner, it is invaluable to prepare… Read more »

The Purpose of the Quiet Time – Part 1

What is the purpose of having a quiet time? Many young people start questioning why things are done in their teen years. Many in authority get upset when this happens instead of directing their questions into a meaningful discussion of Biblical authority. The establishment of Biblical authority will cause the young person to become daily… Read more »