How Long, O Lord, How Long?

For thousands of years now men have known that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of their sins.  The story has been told from generation to generation that God assured Abraham that He would not destroy Sodom if ten righteous souls could be found there, but alas, there were not even ten.  Angels, appearing as…

Not Like the Pagans

Jesus and his chosen disciples were Jewish, living under the Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets.  As such, most of Jesus’ teachings during his ministry were built upon principles already known by Jews familiar with the Old Testament.  On four points, Jesus specifically instructed his disciples not to be like the Gentiles…

The Trials of Life

As you walk down the street, have you ever seen it to be bright and sunny on one side, and dark, stormy, and raining on the other side? Then how can we expect our life to always have only good things happening to us? When the rains come in our lives, why should we complain, “Lord, why me?” We know this is a sin-cursed earth; bad things just come with the territory. As Jesus said in Matthew 5:24, “God causes the sun to shine on the bad as well as the good and the rain to fall on the just and the unjust.”

Loving Like God

John 3:16 has been called the golden text of the Bible, and with good reason. In it we are told of the greatest Giver, the greatest gift, the greatest love, and the greatest blessing. God so loved the world, because God is love (I John 4:8). Agape is the strongest term for the highest degree of love. God is agape. He seeks our good. He wants the best for us. “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. ” (I John. 4:10). “God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8).

God’s Market Place

We have all purchased something or at least known about, a market place where fruits and vegetables are placed in bins, such as lettuce, tomatoes, grapes, cabbages, apples and such things that we need for a healthy body. At God’s market place there are also many things available which are necessary for a good and healthy spiritual life; and they are found in the church, the kingdom of God’s dear son; Jesus Christ.

The Place Called Calvary

When Christ was born at Bethlehem, the night turned into day: but when he was crucified at Calvary, the day turned to darkest night. In the Old Testament days the sheep died for the shepherd: but in the New Testament days, the Good Shepherd died for the sheep. God loved Abraham so much that he…

Goodbye, Death Valley

A wagon train reached the top of a mountain pass, and was prepared to descend into the valley below. One man of the party turned for one last look at the valley they had just left, and waving his hand with a gesture of great relief, cried, “Goodbye Death Valley.” This wagon train was composed…

Worship

There are two words in the book of Revelation that echo a solemn warning, give forth a plaintive plea, and point humanity in the right direction. Those words are, “Worship God”—Revelation 19:10. In the second chapter of Acts, the gospel invitation was given by Peter and the other apostles, and 3,000 souls obeyed the truth. This fact…

THE ENDLESS ACTIVITY

The holy Scriptures are brought to the reality of an endless activity which brought joy and spiritual well-being to the children of God in the early days of Christianity. “The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God”—I Corinthians 1:18. The preaching…