Independence, Dependence and Liberty

Independence, Dependence and Liberty

On July 4, 1776 leading colonists of North America adopted the Declaration of Independence which had been signed a couple of days earlier. That declaration of independence from the control of England is accepted as the beginning of the United States of America. Up...
The Sovereignty of Divine Institutions

The Sovereignty of Divine Institutions

The word autonomous means self-governing. Though this word is not used in the Bible, the idea is taught in Scripture. We rightly say that each congregation of Jesus’ church is to manage its own affairs. The New Testament plan is to have “elders in every church” (Acts...
Hardship of Parents

Hardship of Parents

Raising children to live right is a hard job in an evil world. It always has been. There are times when this training is more difficult because good people are so few and godly, conscientious parents have little support.  For instance, honesty and hard work were...
God’s Family

God’s Family

What a blessing it is to be a member of God’s family (II Cor. 6:18). Children of God—a statement difficult to comprehend—but true for those who are called out from the world, purified from sin by the atoning blood of Jesus Christ through obedience in baptism (Heb....
Appreciating Courageous Mothers

Appreciating Courageous Mothers

This time of year draws me to Bible stories of courageous mothers.  The world has known many of these special women, but the godly women of scripture stand above the rest.   In Genesis 12, we see Sarah, the mother of the nation of Israel.  God told her husband to...