Does warning people of punishment keep them from doing wrong? Let us hear the wisdom of God on this matter.
Love. It is a small word that carries a big thought. Love is so important. Love is crucial. In Matthew 22:34-40, Jesus is approached by a lawyer, who asked Him a question. He asked this question “tempting” Jesus.
At times, I cannot help but notice how some people in the world today are growing colder and less friendly to their fellow man than in years gone by. Living in the South, it is a common occurrence to see strangers say “Hello” to one another on the street, but I have noticed that the small gestures of kindness that used to be so prevalent in our society 50 years ago are slowly fading away. So, I have decided to focus this article on a list that I have put together of things that it doesn’t hurt anyone to do.
“Let these words sink down into your ears” (Luke 9:43).
“Meditate on these things” (I Tim. 4:15).
“Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things” (II Tim. 2:7).
Meditation is almost a lost art today.
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!
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