God's desire was that man not sin. But man, having an ability to follow either God's or Satan's way, made the choice to listen to the devil.
"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mays observe to do according to all that is written therein, for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous and then thou shalt have good success." - Joshua 1:8
The other day, I was complaining to my wife about how I hated this damp, cold weather. We got into a discussion about how my complaint might sound to others like I was saying, "d*** cold weather."
The Winter Olympics ended just a couple of weeks ago. Many of us sat and watched events like the luge and curling, not having any idea of what was happening.
Everything God has done for human kind is for our own good. God gave us a place to live and the ability to live, work and enjoy life. God also has provided for our spiritual well-being so we can know when we is in a right relationship with God.
Second Corinthians 5 says, "Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God …"
As I looked out of my office window one day this week, I saw the rain coming down and my first response was, "Today is going to be a miserable day."
Last Saturday, I did some pretty significant yard work at my home. One of the "tools" that I used throughout the day was my wheelbarrow. I moved rocks and dirt and also transplanted some bushes and flowers to other places in the yard.
Death is a part of life. The writer of Hebrews recorded, "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27).
The 40-day Lent season begins Ash Wednesday, which is this Wednesday, and leads up to Easter. During this period, Sundays are not counted because they commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This time of year, we see temperatures fluctuating quite a bit.
Go into any bookstore and ask to be directed to the "self-help aisle," and you will find yourself surrounded by books entitled "(Fill-in-the-blank) for Dummies."
When it comes to man's salvation, God has the only plan that will work.
There was a farmer who had a pig. He loved this pig and decided to give the pig a better life.
In Galatians 6:7 is found one of the key principles in Scripture - that of sowing and reaping.
If you worship God, do your friends and family members know that you do? Do they see you worship or hear about your experiences while ...
Author Edith Wharton said, "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
Life is filled with peaks and valleys.
A new blog post from Presbyterian pastor Traci Smith challenges people's assumptions about how faith leaders spend their days.
Holocaust Remembrance Day honors the 6 million Jewish lives lost during World War II. It's also a time communities reflect on the ongoing atrocities ...
Growing up, Becky Thompson of Oklahoma had three things on her future to-do list: marry a pastor, become a mom and be a fellowshipper to ...
In the springtime, it is normal to expect storms. Some can be severe. There is also a season for hurricanes.
Thrusday was aside as the National Day of Prayer.