Know What You Believe, and Believe What You Know

“For it is good that the heart be established by grace” (Hebrews 13:9). Reuben was as “unstable as water” and therefore would not excel (Genesis 49:4). By contrast, John the Immerser was no “reed shaken...

What Jesus Told Me to Tell You

Just before returning to heaven, Jesus pointed a nail-scarred hand at a world for which He had just died and told His followers to “go.” The message they were to take was the simple gospel....

It Was Right There All The Time

 An old Eastern parable titled “The Wealth Is Nearer to You Than You Think,” relates the story of a rich merchant who took a journey to a distant land.  As the businessman traveled, he met...

5 Suggestions for a Better Life

When you hear a kind word spoken about a friend, pass it along (Proverbs 3:27; Galatians 6:10). If it’s a negative word, keep it to yourself. As a man, spoil your spouse, not...

A Big Name

We have taken a big name—the name of Christ. Now we must grow into it.

Bounce Back

What is the difference between people who thrive and people who decline over a long period of time?  It is not that they do not get knocked down; it is that they bounce back up....

Life’s Remote Control

Remember, life’s only remote control is the one between our ears.

Hope is Powerful

A Lot Can Happen A man sentenced to death obtained a reprieve by assuring the king he would teach his majesty’s horse to fly within the year—on the condition that if he did not succeed,...

Becoming “One”

In describing the marital relationship, Jesus taught that the husband and wife become one, yes, to the point that “they are no longer two but one flesh” (Matthew 19:5–6). Even so, in describing the...

The Most Difficult Command

On July 2, 1893, the celebrated Restoration leader J. W. McGarvey delivered an address in Louisville, Kentucky. It was simply titled “Repentance.”  If God were giving special miraculous gifts, McGarvey said he would not ask...