Confidence in Comparing

One of the worst kinds of pride is family pride. It is right for a family to feel good about the achievements of its members and to be thankful for its success. But when that feeling of self worth crosses over into vanity and arrogance, true character and spirituality...

Politics and the Church

Several years ago I had the privilege of hearing an older gospel preacher preach on the subject of problems facing the church. I believe the lesson helped me more than any one lesson I’ve ever heard on the subject, because he spoke from his obvious years of...

How to Respond to People

How should we respond to people? What should we say? Should we say anything? Consider how Jesus responded. • Jesus often cited the Scriptures when someone asked Him a question or criticized Him (Matt. 12:1-7; 15:1-9; 19:3-5; 22:23-40). • Sometimes He answered a...

Backbone or Yellow Streak?

Following the death of Moses, God spoke to Joshua and gave instructions concerning leading the children of Israel into the promised land.  Four times in the first chapter and many times thereafter, Joshua and the people are told to, “Be strong and of good courage.” ...

Giving and Receiving

“Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again” (Matt. 7:1-2). We reap what we sow. People generally treat us the way we treat them. Yes, at times we try to do...