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 […]

THAT GREAT SHEPHERD OF THE SHEEP

“The God of peace…brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant” (Heb. 13:20). The eternal Son of God is given many titles throughout the Bible, but the one that gives us great assurance is that He is the Great Shepherd of the […]

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught that when someone strikes your cheek, you should turn your other cheek to him as well. If you are sued for your coat, you should give your cloak too. Jesus told us to love our enemies, to do good to those who hate us, and to pray […]

THE RADIANCE OF GOD’S LOVE

When I awoke this morning, the sun was shining as brightly as ever, but its light was filtered. Its presence was there, but its intense warmth was being hindered by the atmosphere. That is how God’s love is. It is there. It radiates. But sometimes, its warmth barely penetrates through the cold atmosphere of my […]

WHAT IS GAIN?

Based on 1 Timothy 6. “The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all” (Prov. 22:2). The rich and poor of many cultures populate the countries of the world. The common people in some countries are quite satisfied when they have food and clothing. At the same time, people of […]

THE WATCHFUL CHRISTIAN

The second coming of Christ is one of the prevailing themes of the New Testament, and the encouragement to be faithful is a common thread throughout the letters of the apostle Paul. “Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, […]

THE NECESSITY OF GOD’S REFINING FIRE

Man fell from his first state of bliss and communion with God through transgression. His disobedience to God left him powerless and without means to correct himself. God’s promise of a Redeemer became man’s only hope for salvation. Unless God works the miracle of regeneration in our hearts through Christ, we are eternally judged as […]

THE CHRISTIAN FATHER’S VISION

Natural vision is a highly valuable gift that God has given to His creation. Good vision enables one to see and appreciate the natural blessings around us. It gives man the opportunity to understand the needs of those around him and to carry out plans in order to help with those needs. Vision helps us […]

THIRSTING FOR GOD’S WORD

The Word of God should bring joy to a Christian (1 John 1:4). If we study the Word only out of duty and are not moved and inspired by its contents, we will miss the blessings God wants to give His people. We must ask the Lord for help to identify and remove whatever hinders […]

THE GARMENTS WE WEAR

Garments are often mentioned in the Scriptures and, in many cases, seem to indicate a person’s spiritual nature as it is seen by God and man. Our physical clothing is observed by others and represents something of our self-perception or the image we wish to portray. Each individual reveals himself to God and the world […]