Do Christians feel depressed? Shouldn’t we be full of joy, which is a fruit of the Spirit? I am often in awe of my tendency to fall into depression, and I’m certain that I’m not the only one, especially these days. Sometimes it helps to know that other Christians struggle just as we do, soContinue reading “For Christians in Despair”
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Drunken with Blood
The topic of violence has been on my mind for a few weeks. I wonder if violence is ever acceptable for Christians. Are there times when Christians should take up arms and fight for a just cause? It seems that Christians should defend those who are weaker than us or dependent on us. It seemsContinue reading “Drunken with Blood”
Considering Proverbs 1:24-27
24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; 25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; 27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destructionContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 1:24-27”
A Series on Sin Part 3: The Effects of Sin
When we go against the will of God—when we sin—we are doing things that destroy ourselves and others. For a person to understand the effects of sin, we must come to terms with the reality of our sinful natures. It seems that our culture is full of declarations of positive self-image. We tell ourselves thatContinue reading “A Series on Sin Part 3: The Effects of Sin”
Considering Proverbs 1:8-9 (Revised)
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: for they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. Several things come to mind when I read this verse. First, what does this verse literally mean? I want to look at theContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 1:8-9 (Revised)”
Considering Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction. I think this verse goes with the prologue portion of Proverbs, but I want to look at this verse separately. The proverbs are wise sayings that provide lessons in wisdom that we can apply to our lives. The proverbsContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 1:7”
A Series on Sin Part 2: What is Sin?
What is sin? I think most of us have some idea of what sin means. We know that sin is something considered to be wicked or against the will of God. I was taught that the word sin means to “miss the mark.” If we miss this mark, then we are behaving in a mannerContinue reading “A Series on Sin Part 2: What is Sin?”
Considering the Proverbs: Introduction
1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. 5 A wise man will hear, and will increaseContinue reading “Considering the Proverbs: Introduction”
A Series on Sin Part 1: Introduction
What is sin? How does sin affect our lives? How does the gospel relate to our sin? Can a Christian live a sinless life in this present world? How should a Christian treat sinners?
Christian Faith Part 2: Where Does Faith Come From?
Where does faith in Jesus come from? Is faith something that God gives or does faith originate from within the believer? Why does it seem as though some are full of faith while others cannot believe in God at all? Many act as though faith in Jesus was a choice that they made, and itContinue reading “Christian Faith Part 2: Where Does Faith Come From?”