Learn What it is to Truly Love One Another

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” ~ Ephesians 4:2   My father used to warn, “Son? Someday, someone is going to shut that big mouth of yours!” Now, I am not saying that my dad was always right. He did however, possess a keen knack for boiling things down to the bare truths when required.   All these years later, I think I […]

Be Kind to One Another

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ Jesus has forgiven you.” ~ Ephesians 4:32 When I was still a teenager, I dated one of the more popular girls on campus. She was a cutie and turned heads wherever she went. My “courting” this gal didn’t sit very well with one of her former boyfriends. In fact, he and a bunch of buddies went […]

Should The Husband Submit To His Wife?

We don’t hear too much about submission anymore. And if we do, it’s usually a command to the wife, to submit to her husband. Still, this is considered a bit archaic in today’s modern culture. Submit to one another. But what does the Bible say? Before the section on marriage in Ephesians 5, we read in verse 21, “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” So should a […]

Israeli Jews Coming to Faith in Jesus in Growing Numbers

The First Wave of Jews coming to Jesus hit in the 1970s in America. The Second Wave were Russian Jews in the 1990s. And now – in what some observers call a Third Wave – Jews in Israel are coming to faith in increasing numbers. “I have never seen the breakthrough like we’re seeing now,” said Tuvya Zaretsky, chairman of the board for the Israel branch of Jews for Jesus. […]

The Carnal Mind And Death

“To be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” (Romans 8:6-7) This passage defines for us both the carnal mind and the spiritual mind, not with formal definitions, but by giving equivalent terms. First, the carnal mind is identified as being “enmity […]

Little Children

“And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:2-3) Many adult Christians have the mistaken notion that little children are too young to understand the gospel and so should not be allowed to decide for Christ […]

The Beginning Of Wisdom

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.” (Psalm 111:10) This age has rightly been called the “age of information.” With multitudes of books and periodicals in every field of study and practice, with billions of dollars devoted to all kinds of research, and now even the “information superhighway” of the Internet. It […]

What Is Faith

“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were persuaded of them, and embraced them.” (Hebrews 11:13) Some have struggled with the word “faith,” desiring a succinct definition of it, but nowhere in Scripture does a working definition of faith appear. In places, however, the Bible gives a rather indirect definition of faith. Keeping in mind that the words “belief” and […]