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Gossips: Worse Than Thieves!

Our words can be extremely powerful, either for good (Eph. 4:29} or ill (James 3:6). One form of evil use of the tongue is gossip. fhe following lllustriatlon by an unknown author drives . this point home: Once upon a time, an old man spread rumors that his neighbor was a thief, As a result,…

Words of Wisdom

“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It Is In vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Behold, children…

Selfish Forgiveness

Scientific findings have recently confirmed what we Christians have known all along. An unforgiving, grudge-holding spirit is not in our best interest. According to a report heralded by Newsweek, more than 1,200 published studies have now been conducted on the subject and the results are both consistent and conclusive: ” … increased blood pressure and…

Wake Up!

Those unfortunate sou,ls who meander through life caring about nothing are at least c.onsistently predictable: they do nothing, accomplish nothing, ·receive n·othing, and – saddest of a·I1- amount t.o nothing. They are the dead weight dragging down any church, business, or society. A·nd worse still, their complacency is contagious. Even the tiniest s.eed of indifference…

Harmony with One Another

Harmony with One Another by Bill Whiteman in some ways, being a Christian would be easier if you didn’t have to deal with people. You could just study God’s Word and have a personal relationship with God. But that lifestyle (isolation) isn’t what being a Christian is all about. If we are truly “Christ-Like” we…

Criticism and the Beehive

It is said that someone reported to Abraham Lincoln that Edwin Stanton, one of the President’s cabinet members, had referred to him as a fool. Mr. Lincoln replied, “Well, I must check into that, for I have found that he is usually correct in his judgments.” This indicated President Lincoln’s great capacity to handle criticism.…

Happy Mother’s Dayl

In the passage on “the worthy woman,” it is noted, “Her children rise up and bless her” (Proverbs 31:28a). The King James Version expresses the thought this way-: “Her children arise up, and call her blessed.” Mothers are special. In a Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown said, “Everyone needs someone to love them, trust them.,…

The Amazing ‘Chesed’ of God

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. ”The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him” (Lamentations 3:22-24, RSV). Those who say that the God of the Old Testament was a God of…

God’s Word is Beyond Wonderful!

In Psalm 19:7-11, we can read of some of the incredible aspects of God’s word: “The law of the LORDl is perfect2, converting the soul3; The testimony of the LORD is sure4, making wise the simples; The statutes of the LORD are right6, rejoicing the heart7; The commandment of the LORD is pure8, enlightening the…