The use of religious titles, such as 'Reverend,' began when apostasy set in at the close of the first century. God alone has a name worthy of reverence.
Dishonoring one's parents is a serious abomination, considered a capital offense by God. Fathers must be worthy of honor, teaching their children to honor God.
The fifth commandment stands at the head of the second tablet of the Decalogue, which governs our human relationships. It is critical for family and society.
The fifth commandment provides a bridge, connecting our relationships with God and the relationships with our fellow human beings.
The fifth commandment begins the section of six commands regarding our relationships with other people. Children should learn proper respect in the family.
Honor of parents is the basis for good government. The family provides the venue for someone to learn to make sacrifices and be part of a community.
I Peter 2:5 says that we are to offer up spiritual sacrifices. Here is what that means and how we can do it acceptably before God.
God handpicked us for a specific purpose, just as He did Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Noah. God also handpicked second-generation Church members.
The last two chapters of Titus emphasize the importance of sound doctrine to neutralize the negative worldly aspects of culture and the attending heresies.
Many believe and attend church services without really answering this most fundamental of questions. Here are three reasons for worshiping almighty God.
As husband and wife are commanded to become one flesh, members of the Bride of Christ become spiritually unified through the indwelling of God's Spirit.
Richard Ritenbaugh, acknowledging the deleterious effects of modern culture upon worship, examines New Testament examples of worship to glean some principles. Throughout Acts, we learn that: 1) people assembled together, 2) men and women worshipped together, 3) sometimes in houses, 4) in one accord, 5) publicly prayed and sang …
Martin Collins, reflecting upon the Congressional Medal of Honor, examines parallels in the way God awards honor. He rewards patient and continual perseverance in good works, reflecting an inner nobility and character. Keeping unleavened is tedious and arduous, reflecting the narrow and straight way traveled by a miniscule few. …
Titus 2 gives specific instructions to senior members of the congregation, followed by instructions to the youth, explaining their responsibilities.
In the order of creation, the husband was designated as the leader. From the Garden of Eden to the present, there have been problems with this arrangement.
Scripture takes a very stern view of sin because it is failure to live up to God's standard and destroys relationships, especially our relationship with God.
The leper who approached Jesus for healing provides us a good example of how we, too, can come before Him for help. Here are five vital character traits.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on modern charismatic experiments in worship like "praise dancing," "praise bands," "racing for Jesus," etc., poses the question, "What kind of worship will God accept?" To answer this, it is necessary to know the scriptural principles that apply. Worship …