If we draw close to God in our worship, as well as our commitment to him, he, in turn, will draw close to us. Many, who shy away from putting the effort into buying out the time to get to know God better, ...
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in the heavens. (Matthew 5:14, 16) Being the light of the world is pre-eminently applied to Jesus in the Scriptures (Matt. 4:16; Luke 2:32; John 1:4; John 8:12; Isa. 49:6), because he is, in the moral world, what the sun is in the natural world. The apostles, Christian ministers, and all Christians are lights of the world, because they, by their instructions and example, show what God requires, what is the condition of man, what is the way of duty, peace, and happiness the way that leads to heaven. As the city on the hill, Christians must be seen; they ought to be holy, harmless, and undefiled.
There is nothing inherently wrong with being dependent on others. Healthy cooperation and reciprocal relationships are the foundation of human social life; the Christian community ought to be characterized by the many ways in which we love the brothers and sisters.
These words indicate the turning point in the life of Peter, a crisis. There is often a question about the life of holiness. Do you grow into it? or do you come into it be a crisis suddenly? Peter has been growing for three years under the training of Christ, but he had grown terribly... Continue Reading →
Luke 15:31 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.' The words of the text are familiar to us all. The elder son had complained and said, that though his father had made a feast, and had killed the fatted... Continue Reading →
I would like to have you open your Bible at the first epistle of John, fifth chapter, fourth and fifth verses: “Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is... Continue Reading →
“Where art thou?”—Gen. 3:9 My subject is the first question that God ever asked of man. You will find that question in Gen. 3:9, “Where art thou?” God asked the question of Adam. Adam had sinned, and on the evening of that awful day of the first sin, the voice of God in its majesty... Continue Reading →
2 Timothy 3:16-17 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be fully competent, equipped for every good work. Christian living is carried out through the study and application of God’s Word, in... Continue Reading →
Prayers and Thanksgiving (1:3–11) Philippians 1:3 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, In every one of Paul’s letters to the churches (except Galatians), he begins by expressing his joy at the church and the memory that he has of them. Paul here is saying that every... Continue Reading →
How Will You Know Unless You Study? The Bible Gives Us Answers to Questions about Life The Bible Offers How to Get the Best out of Life Now The Bible Offers How to Best Live In an Imperfect World The Bible helps us to See What the Future Holds The Bible helps us Share the... Continue Reading →