Controlling the Tongue (Part 1)

Words carry immeasurable significance:  The universe was created with words; Jesus healed and cast out demons with words; rulers have risen and fallen by their words; Christians have worshiped through words of song, confession, and preaching.  Even in our technological age, politics, education, business, and relationships center on words.  Since the tongue is such a… Read more »

The Temperate Life—The Biblical Definition of Temperance

There was once a king who desired to have it all.  He desired riches more than anything in the world.  One day his dream came true.  You have heard of it, “The Midas Touch.”  He ran to the coffee table; he ran to the chair; he ran to the bed; he could not stop touching… Read more »

Created for Work

During the middle 1800s a popular set of rules for the office showed up in one form or another across the nation.  Here are a few rules that were posted in Zachary Geiger’s establishment: This office will open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. daily, except on Sunday, on which day it will… Read more »

What About Bullying?

You have probably noticed that this catch phrase has surfaced and remained in the news for the past few years.  As a church, we took notice even more after the defamatory CNN “exposé” of our church.  Immediately following our story, we noticed a story about someone who was being “bullied.”  Around the same time, Anderson… Read more »

What is Responsibility?

Responsibility is defined as “the state of being accountable or answerable, as for a trust or office, or for a debt.  It is used in the plural; as heavy responsibilities.” There is a story told about Mr. Brown who was a worker in a health care facility in the state of Georgia. Brown once worked… Read more »

Seven Principles of Biblical Friendship (Part 3)

By way of review from the previous two articles: Be Selective (or Be Careful) Have Boundaries Give to the Friendship Require Respect Demand Honesty Be Forgiving “He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends” (Proverbs 17:9). This teaches us to be generous in extending the gift of… Read more »

Seven Principles of Biblical Friendship (Part 2)

By way of review from the previous part one article: Be Selective (or Be Careful) Have Boundaries Give to the Friendship Require Respect “Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:  Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.  A word fitly… Read more »

Seven Principles of Biblical Friendship (Part 1)

“Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.”  This was written over 2000 years ago by the Roman philosopher Cicero in the first century B.C.  But while all people long for friendship, genuine friends are hard to come by. Many factors contribute to the dearth of… Read more »

Responsibility

Responsibility is defined as “the state of being accountable or answerable, as for a trust or office, or for a debt.  It is used in the plural; as heavy responsibilities.” There is a story told about Mr. Brown who was a worker in a healthcare facility in the state of Georgia. Brown once worked in… Read more »

Tips For Training Our Teens In the Area of Dating (Part 2)

Let’s consider another area that will help your children in preparing for dating.  There must be training in behavior.  Believe it or not, proper table manners, treating their brothers or sisters as human beings, learning to do their chores, and learning conversational skills will help them when their dating life begins.  These skills and behavioral… Read more »