Scenes at Judgement

Posted on Mar 5, 2021 in Articles

This is the end of the matter; all hath been heard: Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. (Ecc 12:13-14)  The judgement scene is one we struggle to comprehend, seeing as we never have experienced such a thing, yet it is to be the focus of our lives (Ecc 12:13-14). Everything we do here is in preparation for this moment. Let’s just consider a few points to help settle our minds on living each moment for that day! Judgement is certain. Hebrews...

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Finally Brethren

Posted on Feb 26, 2021 in Articles

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (Eph 6:10) One of the phrases that appears in scripture multiple times is “finally brethren”. In our language today, we’ll say “and one last thing”. This often indicates that what we are about to say is as important or many times more important than anything else we’ve stated inside that conversation. In Phillipians 3:1, we are told to “rejoice in the Lord”. Here, Christians are encouraged to take joy in the fact they are right with God. Many things in life are very troublesome to us. One thing that helps us during...

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Be Careful How We Speak

Posted on Feb 18, 2021 in Articles

“But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine”  (Titus 2:1) There is much given in scripture concerning not only being careful but constructive with our words. We know that our tongue can, and maybe has at times gotten us into trouble. It is even referred to as fire and hard to tame (James 3:1-12). One of the best ways to remedy this is to focus on using our words to do good. I definitely have the power within myself to say the things I should and use my words to the benefit of those around me. Don’t say things that are useless. Sometimes we can talk for hours about nothing and...

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Be Careful How We Hear

Posted on Feb 12, 2021 in Articles

“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.” (James 1:19-20)   As the above scripture indicates, it is very important to be careful in how we hear. Being a good listener will often aid in not only a growth in knowledge (Rom. 10:17), but often will help in keeping one from speaking foolishly or becoming angry. A good listener will be willing to hear what is said and will realize the need for even the simplest instruction. I will sometimes, in a joking way, tell someone “explain this...

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Be Careful How We See

Posted on Feb 10, 2021 in Articles

Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and  quicken thou me in thy way. (Psa 119:36-37)   As wondrous as creation is, nothing is more remarkable than the human body. Our ability to process things by our senses is truly amazing, however, we must use them carefully. Be careful how we see. Don’t allow the things we see to draw us away from God. Oftentimes, actions are determined by what we see, both good and bad. For example, Moses turning aside to see the burning bush (Ex. 3:3). And as we all know, his life was...

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On To Perfection

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 in Articles

An honest and humble Christian will never state they are sinless and perfect. Part of Christianity is realizing that we must strive to improve in our character and conduct each passing day. However, as we strive to reach perfection we will never really attain it because weakness and imperfections. If we desire to reach such spiritual maturity we must diligently strive for it. The Hebrew writer encouraged such maturity by stating, “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of...

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