Serve one another in love. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Let us not become weary in doing good. Gal 5:13; 6:2, 9 LIFTERS AND LEANERS, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox There are just two kinds of people on earth today, Just two kinds of people, no
A fine young Christian sister contacted me to ask for thoughts, comments, and conclusions about modesty. How commendable! Let’s define some terms first, then note a few principles, and finally ask some practical questions that will help us make godly decisions in this area. Modesty is a trait that godly men – not just godly women
I am grateful to Eric Lyons for this fascinating article. As Jesus said, you can recognize a tree by its fruit. If the tree that is planted is atheism, what may grow as a result? (Note, MAY grow – This is not to say that most or all atheists would support the consequences described below.
What is the Bible? The Bible (Gk. biblia, “books,” biblion, “book”) is to Christians the inspired, inerrant, complete, and authoritative Word of God. It is one book, though composed of 66 books: 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. God-breathed, it was given by the Holy Spirit over about 2,000 years
The book of Lamentations presents five intricately interconnected poems. Together they describe a movement from horrible loss and personal shame, to restored hope and prayer for renewal. This movement has both individual and community components, and is conveyed by the literary type, acrostic forms, meter, and basic movement of Lamentations. The key passage in Lamentations
As we close our study of Jeremiah, we see a significant shift. Having preached about the sins of Judah and her coming exile, now the prophet declares what will happen to neighboring nations. He speaks at length regarding the two superpowers, Egypt and Babylon, as well as many others. Because Yahweh, the LORD God, is
First the end was near; now, the end was here. Two and a half years after the siege began, on July 18, 586 BC, the Babylonian army breached the walls of Jerusalem. The princes of Babylon set up their thrones in the Middle Gate of the city and began to take over and remake the
The fourth year of Jehoiakim was 605 BC, the year of the fateful Battle of Carchemish when Pharaoh Necho defeated King Josiah and made Judah a vassal to Egypt (Jer. 46:2; 2 Chron. 35:20–27). Jehoiakim had gotten his throne only because Egypt had deposed his brother Jehoahaz. Jeremiah had been ministering for twenty-three years, and
Ebed-Melech, whose name means “servant of the king,” was an Ethiopian eunuch in the house of King Zedekiah, the last king of Judah before the exile. When Jeremiah the prophet had been lowered into a cistern and left there to die without bread, Ebed-Melech pled with the king for the prophet’s life. With the king’s
Multiplication. This was actually Jesus’ plan for reaching and potentially saving the entire world! Each person, having received the seed of the gospel, would possibly reproduce exponentially. The next crop would multiply, and then the next, and then the next, until all the earth was covered and every soul was offered the gospel. In financial
Cory Collins is a Bible teacher and a minister of the gospel. He serves with Keller church of Christ in Keller, Texas. He and his wife, Tanya, have been married since 1977. They have two children and two grandchildren.