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Outrageous Joy – Psalm 126

We are heading into the season of holidays. It begins with Halloween when you fill up with candy corn, my favorite vegetable. For our family, Jewell’s birthday is around this time as well as we fill up on birthday cake … Continue reading

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Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again

Overhydration About eight years ago, we heard on the radio of a competition sponsored by a different radio station (I do not recall the state) in which contestants were challenged to a water-drinking competition. That contest was being reported on … Continue reading

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The U. S. in 2014 and the nation of Rome in the year 54 A. D.

So, You Want to Move to Canada? Many, many Christians are growing increasingly frustrated with the moral and financial direction of this country. There have been recent attacks against Christians for not actively supporting the homosexual agenda, “ministers” who will … Continue reading

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Our Gospel Meeting: A Success or A Failure?

A message received from a friend told of a gospel meeting at their local congregation. He said that two different men prayed during the Sunday morning assembly that God would bless them and help the church to have a good … Continue reading

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What is a living sacrifice?

Last week, we looked at the very emotional scene of Jesus being nailed to the cross. We all understand the reason for that event – it was to pay the penalty for our sins. But, that sacrifice also requires something … Continue reading

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HONOR ELDERS – 1 Timothy 5:17-25

Elders are the leaders of the local congregation of Christians under the oversight of Jesus Christ. Elders make or break a congregation. They make a congregation when they lead with vision, in love, with patience. They break a congregation when … Continue reading

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How to scatter ashes

“Scatter My Ashes …” The popularity of cremation as a means of disposing of the bodies of the deceased is rising. “The Huffington Post” reported in August of this year that more than 40% of Americans now choose to be … Continue reading

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How to Handle Relationships with non-Christians

In Acts 17:6-7, Paul and Silas are in Thessalonica and have stirred up opposition. The Jews have dragged some Christians before the secular authorities, complaining that “These men who have upset the world have come here also; and Jason has … Continue reading

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Israel sat on the banks of the Euphrates and wept

How Can We Sing the Lord’s Song? That is the question God’s people asked as they sat on the banks of the Euphrates River, having been carried into captivity by the Babylonian people. It was their sins that took them … Continue reading

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I’ll look after you

“Whatever Happens” During his courtship with a young woman named Julia Dent, Ulysses S. Grant once took her out for a buggy ride. Coming to a flooded creek spanned by a flimsy bridge, Grant assured Julia that it was safe … Continue reading

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