• Remembering Prisoners

    Hebrews 13:3

    Hebrews 13:3 reminds us of our responsibility regarding Christians who have been imprisoned for their faith, as well as those who have been mistreated for being believers. Often, such things take place far away, but that does not mean we ...Read More

  • Loving Neighbor through Vocation

    Ephesians 4:28

    Christians are called to love their neighbors as they love themselves (Matt. 22:34–40), and one of the ways we can do this is through our vocations. As we use the resources we earn to help those in need and work ...Read More

  • New Covenant Ordained Ministry

    1 Peter 5:1–3

    The calling to be an elder or a deacon is a high one indeed, but it does not invalidate or make insignificant the callings of those who are not appointed to those offices. If we think we cannot engage in ...Read More

  • Receiving and Giving God’s Love

    Ephesians 4:15–16

    Love never ends, so God’s purpose of the church as the arena where we receive and give love will never end either. Even into glory we will be loving and serving one another. We practice, as it were, for that ...Read More

  • The Ransom Christ Paid

    Mark 10:45

    Our sin violates God’s perfect justice, so He has every right to demand that a price be paid to satisfy this justice. Christ’s death was that price, and the price was also a ransom that secured our release from our ...Read More

  • The Greatness of Service

    Mark 10:41–44

    Are we seeking self-promotion? Do we aspire to greatness and think that the way to get there is to step on people on our way up the ladder? If so, then we have not understood Jesus’ teaching on true greatness. ...Read More

  • Jesus Calls Levi

    Mark 2:13–14

    One of the themes of Jesus’ ministry is that He is not bound to choose the most obvious candidates for ministry according to social convention. He may call people for service from what may be considered the most disgraceful backgrounds. ...Read More

  • Blessing the Lord Now and Forever

    Psalm 115:9–18

    God gives us good things not as ends in themselves but so that we will see His generosity and be moved to worship and serve Him. It is not a sin to desire good things from our Lord; the problem ...Read More

  • Total Commitment and Generosity

    Ecclesiastes 11:1–2

    God will have all of us or He will have none of us. There is no such thing as halfhearted commitment to the Lord. Until the Lord returns, we will fall short and sometimes try to hold some things back ...Read More

  • The Wise and Industrious Wife

    Proverbs 31:13–27

    It has been said that “behind every great man, there’s a great woman.” Indeed, the quality of a husband’s wife will inevitably have an impact on the husband’s reputation for good or for ill. Godly wives endeavor to act in ...Read More

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