How to Handle Hurt

So, you are an ardent believer in Christ Jesus as Lord and an earnest follower of His, reading and heeding His words.  You are, therefore, immune from being hurt; that is mental, emotional or spiritual suffering because of how some other person, even another believer, wronged you either intentionally or unintentionally, through ignorance or through ingenuity.  Right?  Wrong!Continue reading “How to Handle Hurt”

America, Idolatry and Covid-19

Written in Latin and signed in 1215, the English Magna Carta was a document specifying the relationship between the governed and the governing in mid-evil English history and became a crucial document in the history of that nation and in time our own.  In a similar fashion, three months after the nation of Israel left EgyptContinue reading “America, Idolatry and Covid-19”

The Unpardonable Sin and the Sin unto Death

No one in their right mind should want to commit the “Unpardonable Sin.”  Jesus identified that sin in Matthew 12 when the Pharisees, the leaders of Israel, accused Him of casting out devils by the power of Beelzebub, the prince of devils. (Matt. 12:24)   Jesus reasoned in response to their unbelief that Satan would be divided againstContinue reading “The Unpardonable Sin and the Sin unto Death”

How to Become a Preacher

Ever wonder why or how a preacher became a preacher?  Some might think it one day dawned upon a particular person that he was a “natural” at public speaking; or that he had a winsome personality and was good-natured and a “people person.”  Some would guess that a certain man had a father or grandfather that wasContinue reading “How to Become a Preacher”

“Welcome Stranger!”

“Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.” (Romans 12:13) In one of the New Testament’s “general epistles,” the book of Hebrews (13:2), first-century believers are exhorted to remember to entertain strangers because in so doing they just might be entertaining “angels unawares.”  Many believers, due to intense persecution of the early church, were throughContinue reading ““Welcome Stranger!””