The Power of the Gospel in Marriage

The Power of the Gospel in Marriage

God’s Purpose for Husband and Wife God made from the man a woman, to be a companion and helpmeet for him, to be one with him, to cheer, encourage, and bless him, he in his turn to be her strong helper. All who enter into matrimonial relations with a holy purpose—the husband to obtain the pure affections of a woman's heart, the wife to soften and im

Can We Know That God Accepts Us?

Can We Know That God Accepts Us?

The Helplessness of Man As your conscience has been quickened by the Holy Spirit, you have seen something of the evil of sin, of its power, its guilt, its woe; and you look upon it with abhorrence. You feel that sin has separated you from God, that you are in bondage to the power of evil. The more you struggle to escape, the more you realize your h

How Many Times Have I Told You?!

How Many Times Have I Told You?!

Introduction During my life, my parents would always tell me: “how many times have I told you...?!” These words would always follow me doing or saying something that I already knew I shouldn’t have done or said. My parents had trained and taught me the correct way, but I was a super knucklehead and didn’t pay attention, thinking I knew better—it ne

Does God Forsake Us When We Fall?

Does God Forsake Us When We Fall?

Peter’s Fall and Restoration It was through self-sufficiency that Peter fell; and it was through repentance and humiliation that his feet were again established. In the record of his experience every repenting sinner may find encouragement. Though Peter had grievously sinned, he was not forsaken. The words of Christ were written upon his soul, “I h

Worn, But Not Used

Worn, But Not Used

Walking out of grocery store today, I saw a bunch of people wearing jackets but they weren’t zipped or buttoned up; in fact I saw many people trying to hold their jacket together at the top with their hand in a vain attempt to close it against the bitter cold and wind of our Georgia fall weather. They were wearing their jackets and coats but they w

Why Is There No Thanksgiving Music?

Why Is There No Thanksgiving Music?

Today I went into a retail store and was immediately accosted with secular Christmas music. Now I don’t have anything against Christmas—or Christmas music for that matter. In fact, for the majority of the known world Christmas represents the birthday of the most important person I know and love: Jesus! (even if they don’t actually believe in, know,

How Can We Know If We Have Been Converted?

How Can We Know If We Have Been Converted?

Work of the Spirit on the Heart A person may not be able to tell the exact time or place, or trace all the chain of circumstances in the process of conversion; but this does not prove him to be unconverted. Christ said to Nicodemus, “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whit

The Broken Jar

The Broken Jar

Beautifying my place is one of the hobbies I enjoy doing on vacation time.  This includes landscaping, improving, or decorating both inside and outside my home.  These activities are especially very addictive to me. I could go an entire day without meals when I do these activities, without feeling any pangs of hunger. As I engage in this pastime, I

Hacking Human Hearts

Hacking Human Hearts

The biomedical company, Medtronic, has disabled internet updates for approximately 34,000 “CareLink” devices designed for accessing and programming implanted pacemakers due to cybersecurity vulnerabilities with the systems. This was revealed this summer by cybersecurity firm researchers and could allow an outside agent—a “hacker”—to plant malware o