Legacy

Legacy

Years ago, during a lectureship, I heard Dan Winkler respond to a comment about his father's faithfulness and the great shadow that he left. He said, and I paraphrase, better a reputation to live up to, than one to live do...

Net Worth

Net Worth

Recently Forbes Magazine released its “32nd Annual World Billionaires” issue. In this issue, the net worth of various people from around the world is calculated in an effort to see who is the richest of them all. Many of u...

They Will Rise In The Judgment

They Will Rise In The Judgment

Jesus, when talking to the Pharisees and Scribes who desired a sign from Him, said the following: The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching ...

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

I often hear my brethren pray for our service men and women who are protecting the privileges that we so richly enjoy. I think it’s only proper and right to thank God for those who give their lives so that we might enjoy w...

Love Lifted Me

Love Lifted Me

I am no song leader, but whenever I get the opportunity to lead the Lord’s people in praise I lead this beautiful hymn. It is one of my favorites and I am sure a favorite of many others. The lyrics of this song were writte...

Converting Christians

Converting Christians

The Word “Converted” and its derivatives have a very distinct connotation to it. Generally, when someone uses this word it is in relation to religion. The Greek and Hebrew definitions of these words mean: to turn back or t...

The Greatest Mentor

The Greatest Mentor

In your life, there may be someone whom you consider a mentor, a person from whom you gain advice, counseling or tutelage. I have some great mentors in my life and I make use of their sage counsel when I can. Aside from th...

Run of the Mill

Run of the Mill

While looking at another congregation’s website, I came across a very troubling phrase. In the “about us” section it read: “We’re just a run of the mill church.” For those who may not have heard this phrase before, run of ...

O Thou Fount of Every Blessing

O Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Disclaimer: Many of the songs we sing were written a long time ago. This has made it increasingly harder to ascertain the motive and meaning behind some of our song’s lyrics. Where the intentions and meanings are available...

I Can Do All Things?

I Can Do All Things?

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, Philippians 4:13. I see it on t-shirts, bracelets, and signs. It gets posted on social media and uttered by many who profess some form of godliness. However, can I rea...