Why Have a Gospel Meeting?
A good, successful gospel meeting doesn’t happen by accident. It’s the result of careful, detailed work and planning by everyone — the local church, individual members and families, and the visiting preacher. It’s an investment of time, money and other resources. But sadly, there are some brethren who have grown weary of gospel meetings. They’re outdated, archaic and a tradition of men, according to the naysayers. The question is even raised if there is really any value in ha
Noah: Following God's Plan
“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” – Genesis 6:8 Shortly after God created mankind on the earth, mankind corrupted it. God was grieved. We can sense the passion of the Lord, because He had desired so much from humanity, but sadly, He was overwhelmingly disappointed and “sorry that He had made man on the earth” (Gen. 6:6). It pained God to see what man had become. Today, God is grieved by the sin that exists in the world, and even more specifically, my sin and you
Is There Room for Jesus?
Luke 2:7 says, “There was no room for them (Joseph, Mary, and their newborn baby, Jesus) in the inn.” Therefore, Jesus was laid in a manger. What a foreshadowing this was of Jesus’ life. Jesus faced rejection after rejection, closed door after closed door. There was little room for Jesus. The question for us is, “Is there room for Jesus in your life?” Each of us is like an innkeeper. We decide if there is room for Jesus. To make room for Jesus, I must get rid of my pride (Rev
Paul's Thorn in the Flesh
Prayer is our link to God; how we communicate with God. We know that God answers prayers in three ways — yes, not now, and no. And the thing about the answer “no” from God is that it is never the wrong answer. It is always the right answer. But does God not care about us when He says “no”? The fact is, God says “yes” so much of the time. He says “yes” every day, over and over again, but we have the tendency to forget that because we can be short-sighted. No wise parent is goi