Translation Required

A brief article entitled “Preachers’ Language” caught my attention. It gave humorous examples of coded statements preachers use to impress people or hide what they really mean: “It has been the teaching of the church down through the centuries…” (The early fathers...

Be a Barnabas!

Let’s say that I were asked the question, “What is one word that you would use to describe the ‘Barnabas’ that we read of in the Bible if you could use just one word, what would it be?” I would answer it in this way, “Encourager.” In Acts 4:36-37, we are told about...

Timeless Words for Families

“Ours, it is to be feared, is an irreverent age and land. The number of those who neither fear God nor regard man, is greatly multiplied. The whole providentially arranged system of things is reversed; and if there is any one motto which might be inscribed on the...

Jesus’ Most Severe Words

The more serious a sin is, the more severely God condemns it. We see this principle in the life of Jesus.  The Lord did not approve of any sin, but there were times when He was especially stern with people. Who were these people? What had they done? When Jesus used...

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