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Some Unusual Things for which to be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know ... it gives you the opportunity...

Does the Bible Offer Hope for Depression?

Note: This article considers the spiritual side of a serious topic. Please note that depression sometimes necessitates medical intervention.  Depression is perhaps the most common emotional problem that we face today. Experts suggest as many...

Three Barriers to Answered Prayer

 It is known within the Virginia State Highway Patrol that sometimes officers sneak away for a game of golf. One officer had forgotten which course his friend said to meet him. When he called...

Do Children Bother You When You Preach?

On occasion, I am asked the questions, “Can you really see what is going on in the pews?” And, “Do babies and little children bother you when you are preaching?” The answers to these two...

Preparing for Worship

Each Sunday morning my family prepares for worship. Over the years, we have developed a routine to help prepare our bodies and minds to approach the glory of God. If an organized and deliberate...

Christianity as Seen in the New Testament

Christianity, as it came from the mind of God, is clearly set forth in the New Testament. The four gospel records—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—give us the account of the earthly life of Christ and...

A Study in Prayer (Psalm 32:6)

Prayer is of interest to every Christian, whether they are beginning the journey or nearing its completion. Perhaps neither ever feels really competent at it. Surely no one has ever gotten from prayer all...

The Safe Channel

A ship’s passenger on the Great Lakes became alarmed as the ship passed near a rocky shore. Fearing that rocks were hidden beneath the surface, she approached the captain. “Do you know where all...

I’ll Have to Miss These Sundays

I know worship is important, but I need to miss sometimes. I think I should be excused for the following reasons . . .

Calvary, Not Bethlehem

It happened almost 2,000 years ago, but the residual effect is still with us today. Every time we partake of the Lord’s Supper we are reminded of that moment in history when the sins...