Speaking the Truth in Love

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Dumb Idols and Foolish Men

In Psalm 115 the psalmist is rightly critical of those who put their trust in man-made idols. He says that men have created, by the works of their own hands, gods of silver and gold. They have mouths, but they do not speak. They have eyes, but they do not see. They have ears, but…

What is Edification?

“Let us therefore make every effort to do wh t I d . a ea s to peace and to mutual edification” (Romans 14:lg)_ E~ification is not a word we use in everyday life. We don’t hear or read about it in the news. It’s not usually found on any TV drama or comedy. However,…

Peter, Life, and the Future

When Jesus looked at Simon Peter, He saw a fiery impulsive person. He made promises that he could not keep, and began works that he could not finish. He thought he could walk on the water without any problems but: “But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he…

What is Peace?

Peace can be defined as “tranquility, harmony, or security.” Depending on the situation, it could also mean “prosperity” or “well-being.” The different forms of the word peace are found 429 times in the King James Version of the Bible. There are also different types of peace: false peace, inner peace, peace with God, and peace…

The Schemes of Man

Solomon said, “Truly this only have I found: that God made man upright but they have sought out many schemes” (Ecclesiastes 7:29). And “All the schemes of the schemer are evil; he devises wicked plans to destroy the poor with lying words … ” (Isaiah 32:7). Jezebel schemed to steal Naboth’s vineyard (1 Kings 21:5-16).…

Your Next Home

Financial experts tell us our homes are our largest asset. An Financ1a . . house in 1973 was 1,660 sq. ft., while m 2015 an average . . . house was 2,687 sq. ft. Numerically, families continue average . to decrease in size compared to previous decades. Our homes are very important due to values,…

What is Christ Worth to You?

Is He worth studying the Word for? Are you willing to give up your free time and put your effort into studying God’s Word? “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15, KJV). Is He worth forsaking the world…

Don’t Quit

Many times, we encounter challenges that mak e us rethink our commitment to Christ and the church Wh . . . . · en we consider qu1ttmg or lessening our relationship with Christ and the church let’s: Remember why we started (cf. Revelation 2:5). The church at Ephesus left their first love. Go back and…

The Bible is referred to in many different ways. We speak of it as God’s Word, the Good Book, the Holy Scriptures, and the sword of the Spirit. It is also known as the Book of books and the Living Word. Some call it simply THE Book, for nothing else seems necessary. It stands alone,…

The Blessings of Friends and Family

It is truly a blessing to be part of a loving family. In like fashion it is a great blessing to have dear friends. Sadly, not everyone knows what it feels like to be part of such things. All too often we take our family and friends for granted. If you are so blessed as…