Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from December 2019

Let Us Use Our Gifts

Herman was an elderly member of a congregation in Orlando, Florida. He used a wheelchair, which he either pushed or sat in, depending on his need. This disabled brother had a passion for reaching lost people with the saving grace of Christ. So, he created his own ad for Bible studies. Herman typed the words,…

Why Can’t Every Day Be Christmas?

[Eric is the evangelist of the Hamburg Pike Church of Christ in Jeffersonville, Indiana.] Most Americans love the Christmas season. They look forward to all the sights, sounds and smells it has to offer. Some people go all out. Decorations go up on November 1 and don’t come down until Valentine’s Day. They wear festive…

Isaiah 9:6

6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Is the Salt Missing?

Have you noticed that the New Testament speaks of Christian worship in terms of old covenant offerings? For instance, the author of Hebrews says, “Through [Jesus] let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name” (Heb. 13:15). When the church sings hymns of…

John 3:20-21

Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.

The Coming Year

Every driver relying on GPS technology knows the occasional frustration of getting bad directions. Imperfect satellite signals and outdated maps are common reasons for GPS failure. One time I heard a funny insurance commercial. A car smashes into a building. The sound of falling bricks and shattering glass is followed by a moment of silence.…