“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with action and in truth.” (1 John 3:17-18) Wow. I must confess, this passage is difficult for me… Read More The Poor Are Also Created in the Image of God
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” -Matthew 4:19 Today, my son and I were playing the Catch and Count Fishing Game by Melissa and Doug company. The fishing rods have a magnet attached at the end of the pole that connects with another magnetic circle on the fish. Each… Read More How do we Fish for the Souls of Humankind?
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on… Read More Dear Church, Love Always Triumphs Over Hate.
For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you (1 Pet. 1:24-25).” When I was in high school, my swim coach would… Read More Only God’s Endurance Lasts Forever
And Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.” (Mark 16:15-16). -New American Standard Bible The Scripture plainly states, “He who believes and is baptized shall be saved.”… Read More Does Mark 16:16 Teach Baptism is an Essential Condition for Salvation?
Paul left Athens, a university city, and went to Corinth, a metropolis city. Corinth was Paul’s last major place of witness on his second missionary journey. It was 46 miles west of Athens, and both politically and economically affluent. Corinth was known for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, and here devotees promoted immorality in… Read More The Apostle Paul Shares the Gospel in Corinth, a Metropolis City
“Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” – Acts 2:38 Everyone has a name. My last name represents my forefathers, heritage, and personal identity. When I go to the bank, I need… Read More The Importance of Being Baptized in Jesus’ Name