May 2018, Vol. 37, No. 5

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Abandoned Children

Abandoned Children

[279 words] They’re called “baby hatches.” They were designed as a way for parents to anonymously drop off unwanted babies which might otherwise have been abandoned in the street. An infant is placed in a box that is built into a wall of a safe haven. When the box is closed, an alarm goes off, letting the staff of the facility know that a baby has been deposited.…
Why Do You Talk So Much About Jesus?

Why Do You Talk So Much About Jesus?

[216 words] An old Indian chief constantly spoke of the Lord Jesus and what He meant to him. “Why do you talk so much about Jesus?” asked a friend. The chief did not reply, but slowly, gathered some sticks and bits of grass. He made a circle of them and in the circle he placed a caterpillar.…
The ABC’s of Becoming a Follower of Jesus

The ABC’s of Becoming a Follower of Jesus

[387 words] Acknowledge that God not only exists, but that He is eager to bless people whose hearts are hungry for His presence (Hebrews 11:6; Acts 17:24-28; Matthew 5:8). Admit your own unworthiness when compared to such a holy and righteous God. After our ancestor Adam, all of us have chosen the path of sin (Romans 3:23; 5:12-14), and our guilt separates us from the close fellowship our Creator desires.…
The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend

The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend

[146 words] This peculiar proverbial statement is something the Bible also implicitly teaches. It informs us that the Devil is our enemy. “Your adversary the Devil” (1 Peter 5:8). It tells us the enemy of the Devil is the Lord. “For the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over Me” (John 14:30).…
Benevolence, or Enabling Bad Behavior?

Benevolence, or Enabling Bad Behavior?

[401 words] “For even when we were with you, we commanded you this; If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10). “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever“ (1Timothy 5:8). There are numerous passages in the Bible that show that God expects us to work and provide for ourselves.…
Does Satan Deserve the Power We Give Him?

Does Satan Deserve the Power We Give Him?

[364 words] Sometimes as humans, we tend to give more credit to our enemies than they actually deserve. I know that in my personal life, I struggle with making Satan much more powerful than he already is. Sometimes, we tend to think of Satan as an all-powerful being, when in reality he isn’t. This is demonstrated in the book of Job several times when we see Satan going to God, and having to ask His permission to be able to get to Job.…
Mother’s Day 

Mother’s Day 

[219 words] Where did Mother’s Day come from? While naysayers have tried to identify this holiday with past pagan rituals, the truth is Mother’s Day began as a day to honor good Christian moms. Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948) is credited with bringing in the celebration of Mother’s day with the first observance at a church service held on May 10, 1908.…
Learning from a Mother’s Love

Learning from a Mother’s Love

[291 words] The Bible gives many comparisons of God’s constant care for His children. In the 103rd Psalm and in Proverbs 3, God is depicted as a concerned and disciplining father. Isaiah 27 mentions God as a gardener tending His garden. And in the 23rd Psalm, we read of God as a shepherd. But when God through Isaiah illustrated how great His love was for Israel, He likened it to the love of a mother for her child: “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you” (Isaiah 66:13, see also Isaiah 49:15).…
The Best Things To Give

The Best Things To Give

[45 words] – To a friend: loyalty- To an enemy: forgiveness- To a stranger: kindness- To your neighbor: peace- To your boss: service- To a child: good example- To your father: respect- To your mother: gratitude- To your spouse: devotion- To all men: charity- To God: your life Author Unknown… This content is for Premium and Extended Members only!…
James: Where Faith Meets Real Life

James: Where Faith Meets Real Life

[333 words] We all are looking for ways to deal with the trials and tribulations in our life each day. The book of James provides us with practical strategies from Scripture which allow us to overcome challenges, grow spiritually, and help others with struggles. James 1:1-7 teaches us we can profit from trials! This section of Scripture says, “James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad; My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.…
Honor Your Father and Mother

Honor Your Father and Mother

[410 words] God had just finished the giving of the first four commandments relating to the love we should have for Him (Ex. 20:3-11). He then turns His attention to the love we are to have for others, and begins with, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you” (Ex.…
Honoring Moms

Honoring Moms

[316 words] Did you know that Mother’s Day is known as the #1 most popular day of the year for eating in a restaurant? All the restaurants will be slammed as people don’t want mom to have to cook and everyone says, “let’s go out and honor mom!” We should rightly honor mothers everywhere for who they are and for what they’ve done for us, however, the Bible tells us that honor needs to be done without the attachment of “day” to it (see Exodus 20:12).…
True Christianity

True Christianity

[42 words] True Christianity means: • SERVING, even when we are not being served. • LOVING, even when we may not be loved. • HELPING, even when we have not been helped. • GIVING, even when we have not received. • PLEASING, even if others do not please us. Author Unknown… This content is for Premium and Extended Members only!…
Satan’s Lie

Satan’s Lie

[276 words] Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the mid-dle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”…
Each One Can Reach One

Each One Can Reach One

[367 words] In Acts 21, Paul is returning to Jerusalem from his third missionary journey. On his way back, he runs into brethren at Tyre. Interestingly, we are not told how the church there got started. Since none of Paul’s other missionary journeys went that way, we must speculate. One strong likelihood is that there were some from Tyre (or the neighboring area) in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost when Peter preached that powerful gospel sermon and converted about 3,000 (cf.…
Fill the Void

Fill the Void

[135 words] We fall into sin because there is a void in our life. We look for anything to fill it, and since nothing ever fills that void for long, it doesn’t take long before we’re back at it again. What about a love from the One… …who died for us (John 3:16)? …who calls us His masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10)?…
On the Lighter Side (May 2018)

On the Lighter Side (May 2018)

  [131 words] Things Mom Taught Me: Logic: “If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can’t go to the store with me.” Humor: “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.” Justice: “One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you. Then you’ll see what it’s like!”…