"What advantage is there to the worker from that in which he labors?" Eccl. 3:9 LSB. "I know that there is nothing better for them than to be glad and to do good in one's lifetime; moreover, that every man who eats and drinks and sees good in all his labor - it is the … Continue reading The Fruit of Our Labors
When You Are Mistaken
Have you ever made a mistake? Of course, you have; we all have! What do you do when you discover you've made a mistake? Do you persist in your error or make the necessary changes? I hope we all would make a change. But what if the mistake was in your religious beliefs? Would we … Continue reading When You Are Mistaken
Contend for the Faith
UCLA basketball coach John Wooden is attributed as saying, "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." The letter of Jude is little compared to other books of the Bible; however, it contains big and powerful lessons for us today. First, we must "contend earnestly for the faith" (Jude 3). … Continue reading Contend for the Faith
“A Gospel Meeting”
The following article was written by brother Richard Thetford in preparation for the gospel meeting their congregation was having. I am republishing it here for your consideration and encouragement. Richard Thetford Our gospel meeting begins a week from today, September 25th, with Andy Berendt doing the preaching. I think it would do us all good to remind ourselves … Continue reading “A Gospel Meeting”
Responding to Grace
How do you respond when someone has forgiven you? Most of us, I hope, would probably express our gratitude for the forgiveness. And not only express our thanks but amend our ways, so it doesn’t happen again. But how do you respond when God has forgiven you? After Nathan confronted him about his sin with … Continue reading Responding to Grace
A Great and Compassionate God
The book of Jonah is unique among the Minor Prophets. Instead of a book about the prophet’s preaching, it is mainly a book about the prophet. The overall lesson of the book that Jonah needed to learn is that Yahweh is a gracious and compassionate God. In Jonah 1, we read of the prophet’s commission … Continue reading A Great and Compassionate God
Where Is Your Hope Anchored?
We sing a hymn titled “We Have an Anchor” that focuses on keeping our hope fixed on heaven. Maintaining focus is the key to so much in life, and Jesus in Matthew 6:16-24 gives us three sets of choices that, while they seem separate, help us focus on heaven so we can get there … Continue reading Where Is Your Hope Anchored?