Educated Love (Phil. 1:9-11)

Educated Love (Phil. 1:9-11)

Paul Wilmoth’s words will continue on through TBC’s Blog. We are so thankful for the many years of writing we have from our beloved brother Paul….

“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God” (Phil. 1:9-11).

These verses near the beginning of Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi contain Paul’s prayer for the Philippians. These words were written from prison to a church that was very close to Paul’s heart.

God Matters!

God Matters!

It is wonderful to hear a little child talk about God. A few days ago, my family and I were riding home from Wednesday night Bible study. On the way, my 6 year old daughter began talking about how wonderful God is. “God is Humble, and God is Love,” she would say. After she had said a few more complimentary things about God, she finished what I call  her “bible lesson” by saying that not only do all lives matter, but God matters the most of all.

Pray and Submit

Pray and Submit

When Christians look for Scriptures on prayer and faith in trying times, they often turn to the book of Psalms. That is a great choice, but there are many others. One little book that usually remains tucked away in many Bibles is the book of Habakkuk the prophet. This is a powerful example of a prophet who was struggling with how and when God answers prayer.

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

Ladies,
If you missed TBC’s Renew and were unable to attend the Ladies’ Class sessions taught by Debbie Kea, don’t worry! We have you covered! Debbie has been gracious enough to share here!

“Seek Ye the Lord”

“Seek Ye the Lord”

Isaiah penned these words: “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isa. 55:6-9). A number of things stand out in this statement of the prophet.

Kindness

Kindness

In Solomon’s description of the virtuous woman he says, “In her tongue is the law of kindness” (Prov. 31:26). Earlier Solomon had also mentioned kindness as a trait to be desired: “There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel―that will stand. What is desired in a man is kindness, And a poor man is better than a liar” (Prov. 19:21-22). One of the characteristics of charity is that it “is kind” (I Cor. 13:4).

Meeting a Mate and Marrying

Meeting a Mate and Marrying

It has been, for many years, the thinking of Christian parents that the good influence of Christian schools, along with the fact that Christian young people attend these schools, should help their children in these important decisions.  Indeed, if Christian young people associate together in their young years the probability is that they will marry Christians.  This writer believes that every Christian parent should insist with all his/her might that the young man or woman marry one who is a Christian.  What could be better?  Much could be worse.

Just, Justice, Justly

Just, Justice, Justly

The word just is defined as “based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair” • (of treatment) deserved or appropriate in the circumstances • (of an opinion or appraisal) well founded; justifiable.” Justice is a noun defined to mean “just behavior or treatment • the quality of being fair and reasonable” (all definitions are from the On-Line Dictionary). Justly is an adverb describing the action of being just or doing justice.

Longsuffering

Longsuffering

Often today, when one surveys our world and sees the exceeding sinfulness, ungodliness, corruption, denial of God and all that is right, we hear statements similar to this: “How can God allow our world to continue when it is as evil and wicked as it is?”

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