Speaking the Truth in Love

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I Am Thankful For…

I Am Thankful For . . . By House to House Heart to Heart8595 I am thankful for . . . the wife who says it’s hot dogs tonight because she is home with me and not out with someone else. the husband who is on the sofa being a couch potato because he is…

Wasting Life

There was something different about Morris Siegel, a street person in Los Angeles, California. On the surface he seemed like your average Los Angeles street person—roaming about in dark alleys, sleeping outdoors, carrying everything he owned in an old shopping cart. And he died the way one expects a street person to die; he was…

A FIRE IN MY BONES 

A FIRE IN MY BONES  Jeremiah 20:9 Jeremiah wanted to quit, but he couldn’t, because there was a fire in his bones.  Morgan said, “Under the stress and strain of his sufferings, he was tempted to abandon the work, to refuse to speak any more in the name of Jehovah. But when he attempted thus…

How to Face Your Golgotha

Jesus faced the greatest test of faith in His life. He did not look forward to the events that would culminate in His own funeral.  He knew exactly what was coming. Betrayal. Shame. Torture. Trauma. Thirst. Loneliness. Death.  How could He look at that and not flinch?  How do we handle the great challenges to…

Three Barriers to Answered Prayer

It is known within the Virginia State Highway Patrol that sometimes officers sneak away for a game of golf. One officer had forgotten which course his friend said to meet him. When he called his friend’s office, the receptionist said, “I’m sorry; Dan’s away from his desk.” Knowing she would not admit where Dan was,…

Things are Looking Up

Things are Looking Up Paul and Timothy were great friends. Paul converted Timothy, counted him the son he never had (1 Timothy 1:2), and watched him follow in his footsteps to become a preacher and missionary. He said of his young pupil, “I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state” (Philippians…

How Are You at Rejoicing?

As Christians, we may live beneath God’s blessings, so it never hurts to be reminded of our gifts. What have we received in Christ? GOD SAVED US—WE ARE NOT LOST. Jesus promised, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16). Peter affirms that baptism saves (1 Peter 3:21). Are you a baptized…

The Curse of Jericho

“Then Joshua charged them at that time, saying, ‘Cursed be the man before the Lord who rises up and builds this city Jericho; he shall lay its foundation with his firstborn, and with his youngest he shall set up its gates.’” —Joshua 6:26 “In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its foundation…

Have We Outgrown the Bible?

Times change. Today’s “new” is tomorrow’s “old,” this morning’s “breakthrough” is this afternoon’s “castaway,” and this year’s “popular” is lost in next year’s “latest.” Clearly, the “up-to-date” is soon “out-of-date.” Truth, however, doesn’t change. It reads the same today as yesterday and as it will tomorrow. It was “once for all delivered to the saints”…