We tend to put matters behind us once we are finished with them, but we cannot afford to do this with the lessons we learn from the Days of Unleavened Bread.
Terrorism is commonplace today, yet we may be causing just as much destruction spiritually as the average terrorist through negligence and passivity.
Without well-defined plans, projects become quickly derailed. Both time and energy are wasted in the absence of carefully established goals.
The three principles for acquiring prosperity (diligently working, wisely managing what one has earned, and meticulously saving) all militate against laziness.
John Ritenbaugh uses an impelling example of some Ukrainian Jews who applied foresight and sacrifice to escape from the impending onslaught of the Nazis, saving themselves from certain destruction. The sermon then focuses upon the dangers of sloth and proc. . .
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon escalating energy prices, urges caution and self-control in spending and taking on debt. If the supply of oil should be drastically cut, all vital services would shut down, and our quality of life would deteriorate. In 1971. . .
The modern church stands in danger of allowing salvation to slip away. Hebrews gives warnings to help us turn our lives around so we do not fall short.
Laziness and fear are the greatest challenges to love. When Protestant theologians disparage "works," connecting them to salvation rather than sanctification and growth, they encourage spiritual laziness. If we are lazy, we might still be saved, . . .
Trials define who we are by placing choices before us, forcing us to have faith in God. Character is built by making right, though difficult, choices.
Most of us have been brave on occasion, but perhaps other times we have been timid. What can we do to avoid being a coward when it matters most?
We are disturbed when our lives are encumbered by incremental pressures, and seem to be spinning out of control economically, morally, educationally, politically, or socially through no fault of our own. Even though social critics can identify these unrele. . .
John Ritenbaugh, stating that Ecclesiastes 3 expresses awesome possibilities for the future, also points out that Ecclesiastes 4 reminds us that there are harsh realities for those living under the sun, making compromise with the world inviting. Many of Go. . .
A poor spiritual diet will bring about a weak spiritual condition. What the mind assimilates is exceedingly more important than what the stomach assimilates.
In this Feast of Trumpets message, John Reid, reflecting on the occasions we hear a trumpet sounded, such as a horse race, a cavalry charge, taps, or reveille, affirms that for God's called out ones the trumpet blast, heralding Christ's return will be the . . .
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