Be a Doer

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.  For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;  for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.   But he who looks into the perfect law …

Hank Explains Resurrection

"Hank, I have a question about resurrection." "What's the question?" "If we go straight to heaven when we die, what's the point of the resurrection?" "That's a very good question, Ede. I'm happy you asked it. It is very clear in the Word of God, that there are two resurrections. The first one is of …

Dushan Goes to Ruth

It was five-thirty on Thursday and he had just left his office and was on his way to see Ruth. He had to have it out with her and he wanted to do it before Chioma and he went to Rome on Sunday. Yesterday, he called her at her office and she had sounded very …

Facing Temptation

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it - 1 Corinthians 10:13, NKJV Temptation is something we all face. Even Jesus …

The Wisdom of the Cross

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God" (1 Corinthians 1:18, NKJV) When Jesus told His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the …

Wanting to Be Wise

Read Genesis 3:1-6 Is it wrong to want to be like God? The serpent told Eve that if she ate the fruit which God told her not to eat, she would not die but would be like Him knowing good and evil. This, of course, appealed to Eve. Who wouldn’t like to be our heavenly …

Absalom’s Monument

Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up a pillar for himself, which is in the King's Valley. For he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name. And to this day it is called Absalom's Monument - 2 Samuel 18:18 Tomb of Absalom - Photo by Ricardo Tulio Gandelman …

Knowing God’s Will

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. - Ephesians 5:17, NKJV How do you know what God's will is for your life? The best way to find out is to read His Word. God speaks to us through the Scriptures. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11 which says, "For I know …

Melody

He was a rich and successful man. Those who knew him described him as "diligent and debatable." He was hard-working, industrious, meticulous, contentious and controversial. He butted heads with lots of people. He was always engaged in a battle of wits and more times than not, he emerged the victor. He was an ambitious man …

Light in Darkness

The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple - Psalm 119:130 I don't like darkness. It's heavy, oppressive and downright scary. It makes you feel helpless, vulnerable and causes you to stumble because you can't see where you're going or what's in front of you. What gets rid of the darkness? …

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