“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!””

Affirmations in Affliction

No one would choose to undergo a time of affliction, yet Paul bids us to be “patient in tribulation.” (Rom. 12:12) In the New Testament that word translated “tribulation” in Romans 12:12 is also translated persecution, trouble, and affliction (Acts 11:19; 2 Cor. 1:8; 6:4; 8:2).  Who would knowingly welcome such a state of affairs! YetContinue reading “Affirmations in Affliction”

Birthday Of Our Nation

This July 4th will mark the 244th birthday of our nation.  It will be the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a document to which 56 men affixed their signatures knowing when they did that their lives and fortunes would be at stake.  In part, that historic declaration which most of the original signers lost theirContinue reading “Birthday Of Our Nation”