Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the … Continue reading Presentation
This Sunday was the wildest day in SEC history. John Currie, Tennessee's athletic director, tried to hire a head coach--Ohio State's defensive coordinator Shiano. What followed was amazing the Tennessee fan base stood up for quality. One problem was that Coach Shiano doesn't have a great record (or not even a good record). That isn't … Continue reading SchiaNO and Quality
1 Peter 1:8.—Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. Trials benefit the believer in three wonderful ways. First trials help to manifest the true believers. Secondly, trials help to beautify the truth believed so it's value is … Continue reading Finding Purpose in Trials.
Giving thanks is one of the most Christian things we can do. Paul told us about individuals who fell deep into sin because "although they knew God, they did not honor him as God and neither were they thankful" (Romans 1: 21). Even Jesus took time to be thankful and to express his thanks to … Continue reading And Be Ye Thankful
What will I do with the Word? Its interesting to watch what people do with their Bibles. Walk through any parking lot and you might notice a Bible stored away on someone's dash. One of my earliest memories was of my Great great Aunt Edith's Bible collection. In every room of her house, there was … Continue reading What Will I Do With the Word?
Just a few miles north the city of Nashville and the world of Country Music gathered to watch the Country Music Awards show. With the recent mass shooting at a country music concert in California, many wanted to express their condolences to the families who were hurt and to the country as a whole. One … Continue reading Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling
The "glory of God" is a phrase often used but rarely defined. In the Old Testament the "glory of God" often refers to his presence. The glory of God refers to his presence with his people (Exodus 29:43; 40:34-35; Leviticus 9:23; Numbers 14:10; 2 Chronicles 5:14; Ezekiel 8:4). In Paul's letters it is easy to … Continue reading God’s Glory