WHAT IS TRUE GREATNESS?

“Our purpose in life, therefore, is not to win acclaim in this world. It is not to accumulate property. It is not to be known for the wisdom and education of this world. It is not to have an easy life. It must be our purpose to know God and his Son, Jesus Christ. It […]

THE BIGGER PICTURE

We look at the world we inhabit and try to make sense out of what we see. We are each very interested in our own life, in the circumstances of our immediate family, extended family, and close friends. Many of us are interested in world events, political proceedings, and the economic outlook. We might feel […]

ON GUARD AND WATCHING

Christians have been warned ever since the time of the apostles to watch and be prepared for the end of time. Time will end for every person either in death or the glorious return of Christ. We must be ready and watching. A Christian begins his day desiring to do God’s will. He has a […]

FAITH

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1). “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7). Faith in God is a positive power available to everyone. We as Christians should know and understand how to exercise our faith in God in our walk […]

A TIME FOR EVERY PURPOSE

God does not exist in the realm of time. One day with Him is like a thousand years, and a thousand like one day. Although God inhabits eternity, He created time and maintains complete control of its existence. The earth turns, and the sun rises and sets at his command. Seasons come and go; young […]

INTEGRITY

“Integrity” occurs sixteen times in the King James Version of the Bible, and all of them are in the Old Testament. It is used to describe an adherence to moral and ethical principles and embodies the concept of being whole or complete. It is not exclusively for the wise and noble; the writer of the […]

PANTING AFTER THE WATERBROOKS

“As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God” (Ps. 42:1-2). Let us take a look at this verse and compare it to ourselves, our lives. God has made the human family to be creatures of choice with the […]

PRECIOUS JESUS

Referring to Jesus, Peter told the early believers, “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory” (1 Pet. 1:8). A little later in the same book, he wrote, “Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I […]

COPING WITH UNCHANGEABLE ISSUES IN LIFE

In the normal course of life, everybody will face some undesirable things that cannot be changed. These unchangeable things show up in many different ways and in a wide variety of circumstances. Life is not dealt out equally among humanity, but everyone will eventually face some unpleasant things that cannot be changed. Struggles with this […]

A DREAM OF LIFE BEYOND EARTH LIFE

Sometimes cares and the busyness of life tend to overtake and dull our Christian lives. Then God needs to reach down to help us get the right perspective again. Such seemed to have been the case for me—there was so much I needed to get done, and so much I wanted to get done every […]