Category: Encouragements

  • Kindness

    Jesus gave a famous story in Luke 10:30-35 “Then Jesus answered and said: ‘A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.  Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, […]

  • Hard Hearts

    Your physical heart is one of the most important organs in your body.  The heart pumps blood containing oxygen and nutrients to every part of your body.  If your physical heart is diseased, your physical activity is limited. If your heart fails to function, then you die.  The Bible makes multiple references to the spiritual […]

  • Singing

    Singing is an important part of the Christian assembly.   Two different but similar passages address the subject – Colossians 3:16 and Ephesians 5:19.  Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts […]

  • In Works They Deny Him

    Titus was in Crete, an island in the Mediterranean Sea.  Paul had been to Crete and knew what kind of people they were.  He wrote to Titus about the Cretans in Titus 1:12-14 “One of them, a prophet of their own, said, ‘Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.’ This testimony is true. Therefore […]

  • But Rather Giving of Thanks

    Is God interested in the words that come out of your mouth?  Yes, very much so!  As you associate with people of the world, you may hear cursing, swearing, bad language, boasting, foolishness, jesting, gossip, hurtful words and so forth.  There should be a great difference between what comes out of a Christian’s mouth as […]

  • How Are You Clothed?

    In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the tree of which God had commanded them not to eat.  Genesis 3:7-10 “Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. And they heard the […]

  • Faithful Sayings

    In Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus, he includes several statements that he calls “faithful sayings”.  They appear to be statements of faith that would hold significance for the early Christians.  It is not known for sure the purpose of these faithful sayings, but some believe that these were statements that the early Christians were […]

  • God Sees All

    It is written in Hebrews 4:12-13 “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His […]

  • Works

    We are not saved by works.  Ephesians 2:8-10 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk […]

  • Judging

    Jesus said in Matthew 7:1 “Judge not, that you be not judged.”  Does this mean that we should never judge another person?  Some people believe so.  But after Jesus said “judge not”, He said in Matthew 7:15-16 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.  You […]