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The Reality of Christmas

Christmas is one of the most celebrated times of the year in the Christian world today. Church and world alike participate in its majestic celebration. Beginning a month before the date of celebration, the songs of Christmas begin to fill the air. The postman staggers under the ponderous burden of gift packages and greeting cards. […]

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God or Man?

Whom will you serve? God or man? This is the issue that faces the child of God every day of his earthly pilgrimage. It was also the issue which faced the three friends of Daniel when they were commanded to bow before the golden image set up by Nebuchadnezzar. It was the purpose of Nebuchadnezzar […]

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A Good Name

All of us have been given names by our parents. As babies we were not aware of the name or the thought or agony which some of our parents went through to give us our names. Some of us were named after relatives, usually a parent or grandparent, while others of us received names taken […]

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What a Friend

Have you ever taken the time to think about how much your friends mean to you? We often take them for granted and yet if we did examine their importance in our lives, we are sure to find that they have a tremendous influence on us. It has been said that as teenagers our friends […]

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Attitudes toward Covenant Instruction

Have you ever paused during the busy activities of the school day to observe what is happening around you? Do this sometime. If we are observant, we will soon find that there are many ways in which our fellow students demonstrate by their behavior the attitudes they have toward covenant instruction. It will soon become […]

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Thoughts on Prayer

This life is filled with pictures which reflect spiritual realities. One of them is the relationship between a father and his children. I am sure you remember your childhood. You looked up to your father as the one whom you could trust to take care of your needs. You no doubt thought highly of him. […]

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The Birth of Our Judge

The birth of Jesus is one of the most universally celebrated days of the Chris­tian world today. Believers and unbeliev­ers alike appear to celebrate with equal fervor. The Babe of Bethlehem seems to offer this wretched world a certain hope if only man will follow the example of the good man. Believer and unbeliever alike […]

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Spiritual Exercise

We hear a lot about exercise today. It seems that keeping in shape is one of the important pastimes in our day. We spend a terrific amount of time and money on exercise and food that will keep our bodies fit and trim. We build big buildings, set up programs, conduct classes, attend diet organizations, […]

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Adopted

Has it ever occurred to you that you are adopted? No, I am not talking just to those who are not the natural children of their earthly parents, but to all God’s children. God, our Heavenly Father, had adopted us to be His children. What a blessed comfort to us who were not His natural […]

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The Rich Fool

Covetousness is a deadly sin against which every child of God must guard against, or it will envelop him in its tentacles. This is true, in the first place, because we live in a world which has ungodly mammon as its god. Its motto is eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die. It […]

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Pentecost

Pentecost is the crowning day of the Church of Jesus Christ. Without it, Christmas and Easter would seem but hollow victories for the Church. I say this not to minimize their value, for undoubt­edly they are indispensable to our salvation, yet without Pentecost they are meaningless to the Church. They are as the flower that […]

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The Virtue of Obedience

We live in an age of lawlessness. It pervades the whole of our society. This lawlessness has especially made its impact on the home. It is a well-known fact that the home, which is the foundation of any society, is in deep trouble. Children openly flaunt the authority of their parents and superiors. The sad […]

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. […]

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Contentment

Living in this world with all our expectations and wants can be a very disappointing experience. You and I are not naturally given to contentment. We can easily fall into the sin of discontent. We can become very discontented with the circumstances in which we live. When our expectations are not fulfilled we are inclined […]

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The Reality of Christmas

Christmas is one of the most celebrated times of the year in the Christian world today. Church and world alike participate in its majestic celebration. Beginning a month before the date of celebration, the songs of Christmas begin to fill the air. The postman staggers under the ponderous burden of gift packages and greeting cards. […]

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Speech, a Manifestation of the Heart

Speech is one of the means we use to communicate our thoughts to one another. God has created man a creature who expresses his thoughts to others. The most important influential means that man uses to convey thoughts is his speech. Through speech man conveys not only what he is thinking, but the impressions he […]

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My Brother’s Keeper

The incident in Scripture around which the subject of my article centers is God’s coming and asking Cain “Where is Able thy brother?” You will recall Cain answered the Lord with a question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Mind you, he had just killed his brother in cold blood and had the audacity to answer […]

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Sowing Wild Oats

Liberty is on the lips of many in our day. Everyone wants to be at liberty to do what he wants. The use of the term is commonly associated with freedom. Man wants to be free to do his own thing. In his mad pursuit of freedom man wants to be free from any restrictions […]

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Remember Your Creator

Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth. The wise man Solomon had this word for us from Holy Writ. I could not help but think of this scripture as I was pondering my editorial on the Reformation. Many times you as young people take the reformation for granted. You say you care […]

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