Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross

As a sinner a person makes decisions to do wrong and he lives with the consequences of those decisions. When he becomes a Christian, he makes decisions to do right and he has to live with what others think about his decision. Jesus warned that every Christian will be...
Two Battlefronts

Two Battlefronts

A Christian friend from a third world country told me, “America is in a war.” That war is inside our land. It is a moral and spiritual conflict. We have been saying this for years, and we sense it now more than ever. To hear someone who was raised in such a different...
Longsuffering

Longsuffering

Longsuffering is defined as: “having or showing patience in spite of troubles, esp. those caused by other people” (New Oxford American Dictionary). In his explanation of the words that are translated “longsuffering” in the Scriptures, W. E. Vine lists as synonyms...
Light for the Road Ahead

Light for the Road Ahead

Change is stressful. Our country is torn apart and the world seems turned upside down. The Bible is balm for our hearts in these troubled times. One book in particular shows us how to think as we adjust. It is the book of Ecclesiastes. Here are some verses that will...
Fighting in Our Streets and God

Fighting in Our Streets and God

Nations reap what they sow just as individuals do. “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psa. 9:17). This happens partly because rebellion against God is by nature self-destructive and partly because God providentially intervenes...

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