Religion

LEARN THE WORD OF GOD
Some of us hear the minister or pastor read it on Sunday morning, some of us read it for ourselves and some of us never read it. What am I talking about? It’s the word of...
“Puppy Play”
Just when you thought you’d seen it all. Puppy play. Pictures of cuddly little puppies fetching a ball, toting one of your shoes across the floor or playing tug-of-war...
Christian Fellowship
  Church members have a lot of misconceptions about Christian fellowship and Christian unity.   The New Testament speaks much of being of one accord and being in unity. ...
Memorial Day Remembrances
The Civil War, our bloodiest war, gave birth to holidays honoring those who gave there all for their country. In 1868, the United States set aside May 30th to remember...
“Shaka, Shaka”
It basically means “to chill out” or “hang loose.” Such was the definition given to me for “Shaka, Shaka” when I visited Hawaii in 1989 on our way to our mission...
Proper Response to a Sermon
Firsts in the Scripture ought to capture our attention. We should pay close attention to those things occurring first in the Biblical record. Acts 2 records the first...
To Those Who Have Been Trying to Believe
How often during my many years of ministry have I heard a supposed Christian say, “Brother, I am trying to believe God; I know I am supposed to believe him, and I want to...
“Never Forget”
Memorial Day. For some, it’s the start of the summer vacation. Picnics. Barbeques. Family get-togethers. Boating. Baseball games, etc. But, to all true American...
“Faith, It’s So Very Simple”
I heard a story once that comes to mind again, as I prayed for a sermon for the newspaper. It so vividly sets forth the childlike faith that the Lord requires of us. A...
Free Speech
Living in a free society with the ability to speak and write freely about our opinions and beliefs is a precious thing. Couple that with living in an age when virtually...
“No Reserves! No Retreat! No Regrets!”
We’d do well to adopt these as our own. Born into a millionaire’s home in Chicago on November 1, 1887, William Borden’s family expected him to take over their national...
“Long Hair and Tight Pants”
What a contradiction it is to see a sister in the Lord who has long hair, but who has on a pair of tight pants, showing every line of her female figure. Or she may have...
Mothers – Chosen of God
Perhaps you have heard this tale. A young mother of three wrote the following thank you note. "Many thanks for the play pen. It is being used every day from 2 to 3 pm. I...
“What Are You Going to Do?”
We’re definitely at a crossroads. And, sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a good choice on which way to go. Well, it looks like we’re going to be looking at a...
The Main Thing
We seem to have forgotten to keep the main thing in focus. It seems to me that the most important command we have been given is found in Matthew 28:18-20 "All authority...