Jesus once asked His disciples, “If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?” (Luke 11:11-12 NKJV). [...]
You can’t please everyone. It has been said, “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” People are selfish. Even if someone accepts you it is often just to use you for their own purposes. People are limited. Even if someone does have your best interest [...]
According to E.W. Bullinger’s, “A Critical Lexicon and Concordance To The English And Greek New Testament” (1982), p. 396, the little word, “if” (note 1. (b) – followed by the subjunctive mood) means, “This expresses a condition of uncertainty, with an assumption of some small amount of contingency or probability, where experience will show whether [...]
After completing many years as a journalist, Arthur Brisbane was offered six months of paid vacation time by William Randolph Hearst, the publisher of the San Francisco Examiner. Brisbane refused to accept the kind offer because of two reasons. He said, “If I quit writing my newspaper column for six months, it might affect the [...]
God and Christ must be first in our lives, and not second. Jesus says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). Our number one priority in this short life must be to go to Heaven or otherwise we most likely will [...]
Each has their own definition of mother or motherhood. No doubt they are all good and speak to the qualities of the great women of our lives. One profound and insightful explanation of a mother was given by Tenneva Jordan, “A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for [...]
He was the lead story on the national news. When Jay Leno opened his monologue Monday evening and said his name, the audience applauded their approval. Tuesday’s Today Show opened with his story. His colleagues have called him “courageous.” A Washington Post Reporter called him “brave.” Congressman Joseph Kennedy III said, “I’m so proud of [...]
Our nation has been blighted with a lapse in morals to the point of it becoming a crisis. It has affected the nation, family, church, and destroyed individuals who have become victims. Society has been inundated by a breakdown in morals pertaining to sex, marriage, crime, honesty, identity, habits, and many other areas. We have [...]
Q. What did God create on the first day of Creation? A. Oftentimes, when a person is asked what God made on day one of the Creation week, he responds by saying simply, “God made light.” When young people sing the “Days of Creation” song (where each verse in the song corresponds with what God [...]
The book of James is written in a style that brings to mind two words: “plain” and “practical.” Not only is the book is so plain that nearly everyone can easily understand it, but it is also immensely practical — it is aimed at putting God’s word to work in your life. A good question [...]
Why Are There Four Gospel Accounts?
We have Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – four accounts of the life of Christ. But why wou
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