Every Member Matters!

In the twelfth chapter of the book of 1 Corinthians one finds the church compared to the physical body. Within that chapter one will find the foot, the hand, the ear, the eye all mentioned. The Holy Spirit through Paul states that all of these are necessary. What if the body were made up of a foot? What if the entire body were a hand, or an ear, or an eye? How would such a body function? Each and every part of the physical body is important, and each member of the church, the Lord’s...Continue reading

Who is the Devil?

Could the devil be a fallen angel? “For God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment” (2 Peter 2:4). I could be that pride was the sin that caused this fall. Listen, “Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil” (1 Timothy 3:6). Could the devil be the serpent? “Not the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he...

Happy Father’s Day

This is the day we set aside to give honor to our fathers.  Romans 12:10 says, “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.”  To honor fathers is right and good.  There are three fathers that we need to consider this very day. First there is God the Father.  Jesus called Him Father.  When Jesus was preaching the Sermon on the Mount there is a section on prayer.  He said, “… Our Father…” (Matthew 6:9).  He also used this same phrase when His disciples came to Him and asked...

How Did that Get into the Church?

In 1871, an American named Heinrich Schlemann began excavating an ancient city in Turkey. To the amazement of many, this retired businessman had discovered the lost city of Troy. Today, you can still see the ruins of its towers and its walls, which were 16 feet think. According to Homer’s Illiad, the Greeks besieged Troy for ten years without success. After the death of the warrior Achilles, many wanted to give up the fight. But the king of Ithaca, Odysseus, came up with a plan to get the Greek army into Troy. Idysseus built an...Continue reading

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