Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from January 2019 (Page 2)

Without a Word

Carmen, a Christian girl, meets handsome Jeff. They fall in love and get married. Before the wedding Jeff promises to attend church regularly, but five years have now passed. He has never obeyed the gospel, and he only visits the church on special occasions. Carmen has resorted to arguing, manipulating, and pleading. But Jeff is…

Romans 6:6-7

6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7because anyone who has died has been set free from sin. 

The Only Little Thing Wrong

 Some sins are tiny. They barely even register on Christian radar. Take gossip, for instance. Compared with the big sins—adultery, stealing, cursing, violence—gossip is no big deal. The only little thing wrong with gossip is that it destroys friendship. Solomon says that “a whisperer separates close friends” (Prov. 16:28). Of course, disclosing an offender’s faults…

You Are There!

I vividly remember reading a magazine article about the imminent advent of affordable cell phone technology. By 1995 or so, Americans would be able to carry phones in their pockets. These phones, via satellite communications, would work anywhere in the world. This prediction proved fairly accurate. Cell phones do work almost everywhere. They interrupt business…