Examining Ourselves (1 Corinthians 11:27-34)

I have always been intrigued by the job of a detective. Pieces of evidence and details people may gloss over detectives stop and study. They take a closer look, examining the material. Their purpose in doing this is to find something that will expose the person guilty of the crime. Now, translate the work ofContinue reading “Examining Ourselves (1 Corinthians 11:27-34)”

Remember and Proclaim (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

If two people say they love each other, then what is the proper step for them to take to declare that love publicly? The proper step is a wedding ceremony. In the wedding ceremony, the couple exchanges vows, verbalizing their commitment to one another. While not all vows are taken seriously, the wedding ceremony shouldContinue reading “Remember and Proclaim (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)”

An Exhortation to Praise God (Psalm 150)

The Scriptures possess that peculiarity of being understood by a child while boggling the mind of the scholar, and the last psalm is no exception. After reading it to my three-year old daughter, I asked her, “What do you think our Papa God wanted us to do with this psalm?” Her response was, “To praiseContinue reading “An Exhortation to Praise God (Psalm 150)”

Two Ways of Life (Psalm 1)

Roads are an interesting thing. Up until the second year of my undergraduate education, I refused to take the interstate on my way to school. I don’t know if it was because of fear of traffic or something else. Those days are gone, though. I have driven on the interstate numerous times and am muchContinue reading “Two Ways of Life (Psalm 1)”

Knowing We Have Eternal Life (1 John 5:13-21)

I enjoy asking trick questions. When I know have stumped somebody and they have given the answer I was expecting them to, I ask, “Are you sure about that?” Unfortunately, for some Christians, they view the assurance of salvation this way. They find themselves asking on nearly a daily basis, “Am I sure I amContinue reading “Knowing We Have Eternal Life (1 John 5:13-21)”

Whoever Has the Son Has Life (1 John 5:6-12)

Christmas can be a bittersweet season. With family gatherings, the reminder of loved ones who have passed seem to surface. The sting of death flares up in our thoughts and minds. The great truth is it does not have to be this way. Death does not have to override what has been called the seasonContinue reading “Whoever Has the Son Has Life (1 John 5:6-12)”

Test of Our Faith (1 John 5:1-5)

I had no problem reading textbooks and writing papers. As a student, the matter that concerned me was always the quizzes and tests. You had to know what to prepare for and even then there was no guarantee the studying of the material would result in acing the exam. Looking back, I do understand theContinue reading “Test of Our Faith (1 John 5:1-5)”