May 15, 2014
“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11). Introduction When I was somewhat younger, I really had no […]
Categories: Editorial
March 15, 2014
Jeffrey Gitomer, while giving advice to salesmen, noted, “My experience has shown me that if you have to say what you are, you probably aren’t. Think about that for a moment. ‘I’m honest,’ ‘I’m ethical,’ even ‘I’m the boss,’ or ‘I’m in charge,’ usually indicates just the opposite. Doesn’t it?” CherLisa Biles would agree; she […]
Categories: Minute Meditations
March 15, 2014
In the last article we looked at some fundamentals of forgiveness associated with Scriptural discipline. Clearly, all Scriptural discipline is aimed at restoration. Our God delights in mercy and we must too. The first step in forgiving our brother is to have a personal awareness of our own need — that we too are encompassed […]
Categories: Reflection
March 15, 2014
Enosh versus Enoch Enosh (or Enos), the son of Seth, was born in the third generation. As has been discussed, his name means “mortal.” The word enosh or enos is rooted in the Hebrew word nsh, which is associated with man or mankind, while its derivatives, “mortal, frail, weak,” are an apt description of the […]
Categories: Studies
March 15, 2014
Use words with kindness Breaking News! Did you hear that scientists have finally found the cause of global warming? The cause has been determined to be Kindness! While that may sound like a silly opening for an exhortation, kindness can really accomplish much, and it has been said, “That just as the sun makes ice […]
Categories: Exhortation
March 15, 2014
“No man is an iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne […]
Categories: Editorial
February 15, 2014
“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward,” major league pitcher Vernon Saunders Law observed. The test may not be enjoyable, but the important part is learning from the experience. While it is possible to have grown in wisdom from 20 years of experience, it is also possible not […]
Categories: Minute Meditations
February 15, 2014
The story of David’s victory over the Philistine giant Goliath was real, of course, but it is also an acted-out parable of the promise of Genesis 3:15. It symbolizes the work of Christ in two different, though related, aspects: Christ’s moral victory over the power of sin in its personal form, in himself and for […]
Categories: Reflection
February 15, 2014
Some time ago, 1999 to be exact, a science fiction movie came out that was both innovative and disturbing; intelligently complex, yet filled with violence. The film was ahead of its time in both subject matter and in special effects. There was nothing ever made like it. It went on to become extremely successful artistically, […]
Categories: Reflection