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.
Three bedrock truths of Christianity.
“O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory,” and so begins the 108th Psalm. I would hope that as Christians we could all say that our heart is fixed on the Lord. After all, we owe our very existence to Him.
This article was written by Judge Philip B. Gilliam with the Juvenile Family Court in Denver, CO. It was originally published in the Gospel Advocate in 1949. See if these words ring true today as they did then.
It is amazing to watch a potter. As the person takes clay and fashions it after his will, we see the dimensions of that piece of clay changing before our very eyes. Then, when hardened, the clay is properly molded.
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!
We begin to form our attitude toward God from an early age. Two well-known figures in American history, one from the political world and the other from the religious realm, illustrate this point.
The devil wants to deceive us. Sometimes he does this by telling us an outright lie. He lied to Eve when he said, “You will not surely die” (Gen. 3:4). Tragically, this worked for him then and it still works today. At other times he is more underhanded. When he challenged Jesus to jump off a pinnacle of the temple, he quoted Psalm 91:11-12. The words he cited were true, but the way he applied them was false.
The inspired Scriptures reveal many things about Jesus that make Him extra special to us. Let’s look at a few of these.
There is such a difference between the life of the Christian and the life of the man of the world that conflict between the two is certain. Jesus Christ, our Savior, suffered. We are no better than He was! If we follow Him, we will suffer. Indeed, Jesus told us about this and promised blessings for following Him, even though suffering comes. In Matthew 5:10-12, He said, “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”
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