Speaking the Truth in Love

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Awaiting Justice

Current events cause us to consider the idea of justice, and why some people seem to “get away” with hurting other people. This is not a new question, of course. David wrote about such things many times in the scriptures. In Psalm 10, David voices the temptation to feel that God is “afar off” and…

Negative Attitudes

Christians must not allow themselves to live with negative, faultfinding and critical attitudes. Decide to be positive and spiritual in both feelings and attitudes. Start acting the way you want to be and should be. When you take that first step, you wi\\ see major changes in your life. It is first the action and…

Authentic Freedom!

“Freedom” is a powerful word, full of all sorts of meaning to different people. Some people think freedom refers to political liberty, such as we have in the United States under the constitution. Others think freedom means being able to do whatever one wants morally. Some even think freedom means doing whatever one wants, regardless…

Confidence!

“You have made known to ~e the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand” Psalm 16:11. Looking back on it, I realize, of course, that the compost pile was really just at the end of a long backyard on the edge of our…

Father’s Day

William B. Franklin has penned th f . a dad: e allowing “definition” of “If he’s wealthy and prominent and . . , you stand in awe of h’ call him father’. If he sits in his shirt I im, . . s eeves and suspenders at a ball game and picnic call him ‘Pop’…

Growing in Prayer

Most of us would like to be “better” at prayer. We’d like to do it more often and with more power. Just like the disciples of Jesus who came to Him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1), we long for divine guidance in this area. One of the great pertinent passages to…

You and Satan

The scriptures warn us about the devil. He is not our friend, he is our foe. He doesn’t love us, he hates us. He is not for us, he is against us. He indeed is our number one enemy; therefore, Peter admonishes, “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring…

If Not for Godly Mothers

There are a lot of things in life that we might be able to do without, but the benefits of godly mothers are not one of them! Can anyone imagine what this world would be like if it were not for them? We would miss: The Teachings of Eunice. Timothy’s mother, along with his grandmother…

Lack of Knowledge

Benjamin Franklin once said “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” There is no question that God places a high value on knowledge and particularly knowledge of His word. Hosea recorded the words of God when He wrote “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. Because you…

Come out and Be Separate

By Kayla Barker The world rushed on about us, its cares and trials weigh heavily; Our vision blurred, our minds a whirl-meanwhile God says, “Come out and be separate.” We long to uphold good in this world, yet unbelief still persists. To us who hold our faith in Him, gently, God reminds: “Come out and…