Category «Theology»

Bible Study and Meditation

The end of study is information, and the end of meditation is practice, or a work upon the affections. Study is like a winter sun that shines but does not warm, but meditation is like blowing up the fire, where we do not mind the blaze but the heat. The end of study is to …

Two Opposite Dangers in the Church

In the Church of God two opposite dangers are to be recognized and avoided; they are a cold heart and a hot head. It may be said without qualification that there can never be too much fire, if it is the true fire of God; and it can be said as certainly that there cannot …

Primary Purpose of Worship

Praise is really the chief object of all public acts of worship. We all need to examine ourselves at this point. We must remember that the primary purpose of worship is to give praise and thanksgiving to God. Worship should be of the mind and of the heart. It does not merely mean repeating certain …

All Scripture Is Inspired By God

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness — so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Paul has no uncertain word about the inspiration of the Scriptures. The Bible alone is the Word of …

Church Unity

Be Like Christ Philippians 2:1-4 Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, 2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.3 Do nothing from …

Christian Trials

“Until the time that his word came: the Word of the Lord tried him.” Psalm 105:19 Trial in the Christian Church is the Lord’s refining pot which is never off the fire. It has this excellent effect that it separates the precious from the vile. As long as the Church exists I suppose she will …

What does it cost to be a Christian?

“Any of you who does not give up everything he has, cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:33 What does it cost to be a Christian? I grant freely that it costs little to be a mere outward Christian. A man has only got to attend a place of worship twice on Sunday, and to be …

Three Things I Learned From My Mom

…by just observing her. Today Thursday, October 22 would have been my mom’s 82nd birthday. I learned a lot from my mom, but the things I learned the most, she did not utter any words. I just watched her do all the things I do now. Hear, my son, your father’s instructionAnd do not forsake …

Christian Honesty

Every Christian, it seems to me, should be more scrupulous than other men in his dealings. He must never swerve from the path of integrity. He should never say, “It is the custom: it is perfectly understood in the trade.” Let the Christian remember that custom cannot sanction wrong, and that its being “understood” is …

Take courage! It is I!

“Take courage! It is I! Do not be afraid.” Mark 6:50 Listen, then, to the voice of Jesus in the storm! It is I who raised the tempest in your soul — and will control it. It is I who sent your affliction — and will be with you in it. It is I who …