Discipline

The Value of Discipline

Bill Toomey ranks as one of America's great twentieth-century athletes.   He brought the gold medal for the decathlon back to the United States in the 1960s. I was a member of Bill Toomey's track team...
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The Day the Cricket Attended Church

AS A YOUTH, I squirmed through many a worship service. This particular Sunday was to have an added distraction. As soon as the preacher got up to deliver his sermon, a cricket walked out onto...
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The ABCs of Scripture

A A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger. —Proverbs 15:1 B Be ye kind one to another. —Ephesians 4:32 C Create in me a clean heart, O God;...
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A Church Where Visitors Are Not Expected to Give

Money can be a sensitive topic. Many have been turned away from Christianity because of religious leaders’ attitudes toward money. Not a few had bad personal experiences in churches due to it. It is not...
Nativity scene silhouettes of Mary and Joseph of earthly parents bowed over the newborn Jesus Christ

The King Who Was Born in a Barn

Jehovah had four thousand years to plan His Son’s entrance into the world. He set the world stage for His arrival (Daniel 2:44; Galatians 4:4). He chose Jesus’ race (seed of Abraham), nationality (Israelite),...
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The Great and Precious Promises of God

During the Great War, two poor boys who had been living on very meager rations in the city were sent far into the country to live on a farm. There was plenty of food....
Middle-aged woman with cancer dying

What about “Death Bed” Salvation?

The emphasis of the Bible concerning salvation is always on “today.”  Quoting Isaiah, Paul said, “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you. Behold, now...

One-Liner Church Wisdom

People are funny. They want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the church building.  Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your door again...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (April 11, 2019)

To Be Content “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” (Philippians 4:11) Plato hit the nail on the head when he observed that...

Parental Guidance

Peter Pan came back to the silver screen through the imaginative perspective of Steven Spielberg’s Hook.  When Peter Pan originally opened as a play in London, author Sir J. M. Barrie found himself on the...