Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from August 2021

God Has a Standard for That

Apple filed a trademark for the company’s now ubiquitous catchphrase, “There’s an app for that.” You can do some pretty amazing things with a cell phone these days. God’s Word was amazing long before iPhones. It is so complete and practical that one could say “there’s a verse for that” for any circumstance we face.…

Five Fellowships a Week

“Sunday fellowship” has come to mean “bring your favorite dish and plan to stay for the potluck after services.” Five fellowships in a week, by that definition, might be a bit much. Still, God wants His children involved in no less than five fellowships every week. The New Testament uses “fellowship” (koinonia, found 17 times1)…

101,388 Hours

From the time children are born until they reach age 18, they are awake 118,260 hours allowing eight hours for sleep a night). Out of that 118,000 hours, approximately 15,000 hours are spent in public school, and—if they never missed a Sunday or Wednesday church class—in their lives, 1,872 hours are spent in Bible classes.…

What Jesus Told Me to Tell You

Just before returning to heaven, Jesus pointed a nail-scarred hand at a world for which He had just died and told His followers to “go.” The message they were to take was the simple gospel. Gospel means “good news” and refers to sharing the fact that—because of His sacrifice on Calvary—all men can be saved…