July 21, 2018

Archives for August 2012

A Life of Suffering

By Jim WalshOne only needs to be living in this world a short time to understand that suffering is a part of life. Job said, “Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble” (Job 14:1). But for the Christian, suffering takes on a different aspect.Isaiah introduces us to the Savior … [Read more...]

A Life Of Peace

By Keith Storment“Peace on earth” sang the angels when they announced the birth of Jesus (Luke 2:14). But today, our old world knows so little of peace. Many spend their nights in futile tossing and turning, too worried about the troubles the next day may bring to find the sweet rest of sleep. … [Read more...]

A Life Of Joy

By Paul R. Blake“Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, Rejoice” (Phil. 4:4). This instruction was written by the apostle Paul who was enduring strong trials while being inspired to write the book of Philippians. He suffered oppression from civil government, interference from his countrymen, … [Read more...]

A Life of Hope

By Larry R. DeVoreHOPE! a word bright with promise! When one has hope, he is buoyant, filled with anticipation and cheerful prospects for the future. A person only has to consider the opposite of hope (hopelessness and despair) to realize how important hope is in his life. Think about this: a family … [Read more...]

Committed to Purity

By Doug RoushGod expects his contemporary earthly dwellings to be as pure as his earthly dwellings of ancient times.Imagine that God commissioned you to construct the tabernacle. What material would you deem suitable to use in its construction? Remember, this structure represents God’s dwelling … [Read more...]

A Life of Service

By Larry DeVoreTo most of us in the United States, the concept of “service” is “serve me now!” We enter a restaurant, and we expect to be seated now. Bring me coffee now! Bring our menus now! Take our order now! Bring our meal promptly! If our meal doesn’t arrive as soon as we think it should, we … [Read more...]

A Life of Sacrifice

By Lewis WillisSacrifice (thusia) denotes the act of offering, as well as that which is offered (Vine, 313). Christians are not only told that offering is a requirement in their lives, they are even told what to offer. This aspect of the Christian Life will be explored in this article.The Bible … [Read more...]

A Life Of Love

By Keith StormentWhat is “this thing called love”? Our society bandies about the word “love” with careless abandon. We hear people speak of loving their dogs, their cars, their husbands or wives, and last night’s meal. Folks fall in love, make love, then fall out of love. Did the Bible writers have … [Read more...]

A Life of Faith

By Lewis WillisDefining the Christian Life is critical. We must know what God prescribed as the essence of that life, noting especially the defining features and attributes of each aspect of it. In this article we shall focus on A Life Of Faith.Personal FaithStay with me for just one moment as I … [Read more...]

A Changed Life

By Jim WalshPaul wrote, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature” (2 Cor. 5:17). He also wrote that when one is baptized into Christ’s death, he is resurrected to a new life (Rom. 6:4). Think about what it’s like to get something new — something that doesn’t wear out anytime soon. … [Read more...]