While doing some research on the “one another” passages, I ran across a little gem that I would like to share here. One of the verses in this category is Romans 15:7, where the Holy Spirit admonishes the followers of Christ to “…accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will … Continue reading Accept one another
Rembrandt van Rijn, a resident of seventeenth century Amsterdam, was a prolific and popular artist. Art historian Marilyn Stokstad ranks him as one of the great artists of all times. He also ran an enormous workshop, where many apprentices learned to imitate his style. He may have excelled more as a teacher than a painter. … Continue reading Our supreme concern — to be like Jesus
When asked by a restaurant server if I would like a steak sauce with my steak, I usually reply, “I hope I don’t need it.” There are few things that compare to a good steak, properly cooked and seasoned. No amount of sauce slathered on after the fact can change a bad steak into a … Continue reading Be good!
It is difficult to write about suffering. Part of the reason: it is such a personal topic. Writing about suffering and consequently inviting readers to think about suffering also involves revisiting experiences we are doing our best to move beyond. Another reason has to do with the fact that it is very difficult to write … Continue reading What a suffering Savior teaches suffering saints
While the United States of America is clearly not the kingdom of Christ, like all other nations in the world, God wants our nation to be influenced by the kingdom principles. He wants us to make disciples of the citizens of this nation, like He wants us to make disciple of the citizens of all nations. He wants the people of this nation and all nations of the world to lovingly yield their lives to the sovereignty of Christ.
Jackie Robinson, a baseball pioneer and legend, broke the color barrier in the major leagues. In doing so, he faced jeering crowds in every stadium. One day in his home stadium in Brooklyn, he committed an error. He stood at second base, while fans ridiculed him. Then, as reported by Leadership Magazine, shortstop Pee Wee … Continue reading The Value of Friendship
Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find. —Matthew 22:9, NIV Most Christians are interested in the growth of the church. They are particularly concerned about the growth of the local congregation to which they belong. They sincerely wish they could do something that would help the kingdom grow. There … Continue reading The impact of an invitation