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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

It would seem reasonable that the term love is one most used in the language. Listen to young and old alike and you’ll hear their love professed from potato chips, cats, dogs, to of course, family. Many profess love for one another and say they love God. Expressions...

Respect Those Who Enforce the Law

Respect Those Who Enforce the Law

“Respect those who enforce the law.”  This is a sentence that I have heard before, and perhaps you have as well.  Many of you, like myself, were taught to respect those who enforce the law, and we should do so.  It is a sad commentary on our society that so many...

Fishermen Who Fight

Fishermen Who Fight

Peter was a fisherman by trade. He and his brother Andrew were casting a net into the sea, when Jesus said, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matt. 4:19). He was not a trained soldier, but he was ready to fight when necessary (John 18:10).  Peter...

Psalm 15

Psalm 15

Questions come in every flavor—the trivial, the unnecessary, the silly, the important, the thought-provoking, sometimes even the crucial. Perhaps you forfeit an answer because you don’t ask the question. Perhaps you ask the right question, but are satisfied with a...

If

If

The word serving as the title of this article is a small word having only two letters. However, its importance cannot be overstated. This little word “If” appears literally hundreds and hundreds of times in both the Old and New Testaments. Most of us will recognize...

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Mature Christianity is realized in selfless love (I Cor. 13). It is the selfless heart that brings forth true thanksgiving. Selfishness gone, prideful arrogance behind, the humble Christian has no resistance to expressing his/her thanksgiving and living thankfully. It...

Everyday is a Day of Thanksgiving

Everyday is a Day of Thanksgiving

Truly, if every day is truly a day of Thanksgiving for us, then we are of all people, most grateful, but if we allow one day to go by without giving thanks, then we are truly ungrateful.  I hope that listening to the Voice of God speak to us through the Holy...

The Holy Spirit in Us

The Holy Spirit in Us

Often we hear people say that the Bible very plainly declares the the Holy Spirit is in us, works in us and dwells in us. However, the Bible just as plainly declares that both God and Christ dwell in us, live in us and walk in us. Many of the New Testament writers...

Church Attendance

Church Attendance

There are many good moral people in the world who think they can go to heaven without any help from God.  We all appreciate a clean life, and yet it takes more than morality for one to go to heaven. If going to heaven is just a matter of a good clean life, then Jesus...

Billie Ruth Hill

Billie Ruth Hill

March 27, 1936 - November 9, 2023  Billie Ruth Bilyeu Hill was born to Ples and Ova Goodpasture Bilyeu on Friday, March 27, 1936 in Overton County, Tennessee, spending formative years in the Flat Creek community of Overton County and Anderson, Indiana, graduating from...