Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from February 2019

Without God in My Day

One time I received an interesting email forwarded by my good friend Dwight. It suggested that without God the days of our week would be Sinday, Mournday, Tearsday, Wasteday, Thirstday, Fightday, and Shatterday. Good point. I’ve often wondered why anyone would want to live even one day without God! In his letter to the Ephesians,…

A Difference of Opinion

When the Jerusalem council on circumcision ended, Paul and Barnabas returned to Syrian Antioch. After a time Paul proposed that they make a second missionary trip together: “Let us return and visit the brothers in every city where we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are” (Acts 15:36). Barnabas agreed to…

Isaiah 54:10

10 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. 

The People of God

The individual follower of Jesus is biblically known as a disciple, believer, saint, or Christian. Collectively, believers are called the church, the body, the bride, and so on. Each of these descriptions emphasizes a different aspect of our relationship with Jesus. Church of Christ. The Greek word translated “church” means “assembly.” While someone may say…

What Shall We Do?

Elisha’s young servant was in a panic. His mouth was dry, his hands were sweaty, and his heart was threatening to pound out of his chest. The prophet Elisha had repeatedly interfered with the Arameans’ military plans against Israel, and now a great army sent by the king of Aram was at Dothan to seize…