GOD’S PART, MAN’S PART

The functions of grace and obedience in the plan of salvation are not clearly defined in the minds of all Christians. Some believe that salvation is given freely, without conditions, to all who believe in Jesus. They say that obedience has nothing to do with salvation. Others believe there are conditions that man must meet […]

PRIDE GOES BEFORE A FALL

Based on Esther, chapters 5, 6, and 7. The most outstanding characteristic of the devil is pride. It was first revealed in heaven when Lucifer said, “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God . . . I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will […]

GOD’S GIFT TO MAN

Is it not God’s love that has provided us the many things that sometimes we take for granted? “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10). “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that […]

Free from Fear

Free from Fear What Is Fear? The Fear of God The Fear of the Future The Fear of Failure The Fear of Suffering The Fear of Death What is Fear Fear, a secret enemy, invades men of every age and race, and every walk of life. It is subtle and devastating, poisoning our thinking, robbing […]

Ever the Same

“And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art […]

Joy

            “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” (John 15:10-11).             Joy is the inner sense of well-being. It […]

The Good Shepherd

          “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep” (John 10:11-12).             The good Shepherd would […]

Teach Us to Pray

            The soul of every man desires to reach out to his Maker. The extent of man’s fall is revealed by the fact that we need help even to reach out to God. The extent of God’s love is revealed by His reaching down to us, stimulating within us that desire for Him.             We cannot be […]

Forgiveness and Mercy

All mankind is in need of forgiveness. The Scriptures tell us, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:10). We are all born of sinful flesh. Forgiveness is the blotting out of sin. The only way we can become reconciled to our Creator is through His mercy and forgiveness.             We […]

The Newness of Life

The person who truly believes on Jesus begins eternal life here on earth. He leaves the old sinful life of serving self and enters a new life of freedom from the bondage of sin. He is free to serve the Lord. As he walks with God and is faithful, he has the promise that this […]