MEN OF WHOM THE WORLD WAS NOT WORTHY

One reads the news, or listens to it, and discovers suddenly that here is a person mentioned that I never knew before.  At the conclusion, I either feel as though I would appreciate knowing more about the individual, or I find a certain disdain toward them.  However, I am supposed to conclude that the individualContinue reading “MEN OF WHOM THE WORLD WAS NOT WORTHY”

A CHOSEN INSTRUMENT

I was told that more books have been written on The Apostle Paul than any other individual. I have no idea on the accuracy of that statement, but it is easy to believe when you read of his life, accomplishments, and ultimately death under the hands of ruthless Roman leadership. After his unique experience onContinue reading “A CHOSEN INSTRUMENT”

FROM FEAR TO FAITH

The average newscast is enough to ask the old but simple question, “What in the world is going on?” It is constantly revealing the negatives of life that surround us. Every area of our lives seems to be threatened, from the cradle to the grave! In fact, before birth we are threatened and approaching oldContinue reading “FROM FEAR TO FAITH”

MARRIAGE CONCEPTS

Over the years it has been my privilege to conduct numerous weddings. It did not take long for me to realize that the majority of people had ideas about what they wanted included in the vows they were making. It took less time for me to decide what I would or would not accept. WhileContinue reading “MARRIAGE CONCEPTS”

A BELIEF THAT BEHAVES

We have lots of “professors”, those who identify themselves as Christians but live like the “devil”. As has been said over the years, “Go to a funeral and you wonder who the preacher is speaking of, because we have never seen any indication of this noble character that now occupies the coffin”. As Jewish peopleContinue reading “A BELIEF THAT BEHAVES”

FAITH

The dictionary gives faith several meanings: 1) Allegiance to duty or a person: LOYALTY. 2) Belief and trust in God. 3) Complete trust. 4) A system of religious beliefs. Hebrews 11: 1, gives us a beautiful description: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” The remainder ofContinue reading “FAITH”

GRACE AND PEACE

“To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Colossians 1:2 Out here in Arizona, there are those who are convinced, that sooner or later they are going to find that nugget of gold where others quit before they just reached it.Continue reading “GRACE AND PEACE”