Where Have All the Families Gone?

Most who read this will have been a member of what has been known as a “Nuclear Family,” consisting of a Mom and Dad and usually at least two children.  The family of four was a post-war phenomenon that flourished from 1950 to the mid 1960’s, a “golden era” of prosperity in the United States whenContinue reading “Where Have All the Families Gone?”

There Has to be a Song!

”Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” (Eph. 5:19) Being filled with the Spirit immediately preceded this verse admonishing Christ-Ones to have a song-filled heart.  The two go together, i.e. being filled with the Spirit and singing and making melody unto the Lord.  InContinue reading “There Has to be a Song!”

Together Again

“And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (Acts 2:42) Well, after two months without assembling ourselves together for worship with those of like faith, we are beginning to “Open Up” our church houses once again for corporate worship.  It is refreshing and revitalizing to singContinue reading “Together Again”

Charity to the Brethren and to Strangers

“I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, it is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35) Sadly, there are those who shamelessly, under the guise of Christian brotherhood, take advantage of believersContinue reading “Charity to the Brethren and to Strangers”

Blessings of Banishment

“And He (Jesus) withdrew Himself into the wilderness, and prayed.” (Luke 6:16) Well, it’s not exactly banishment.  It may be a medically necessitated or self-imposed quarantine, but for most of us, we have been out of “circulation,” including that of attending regular church services, for a longer time than we have ever experienced before.  Because of theContinue reading “Blessings of Banishment”

The Uttermost Part

That’s where Jesus told his disciples to take the gospel to:  “the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)  We sometimes hear that verse misquoted as “…the uttermost parts of the earth,” but it was to the very remotest, uttermost PART that the good news, having begun in Jerusalem, then in all Judea, then Samaria, was toContinue reading “The Uttermost Part”