Dad used to tell me, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Coach would say, "No pain, no gain." And one teacher would remark, "We learn best through adversity."
The Bible plainly states that all men have sinned (Romans 3:23). Sin, though not inherited, has been a plague of each generation of mankind. Each individual sins and is responsible for their sins.
Sometimes life throws us curve balls - situations, circumstances and problems that we just don't know how to handle.
This week has been beautiful, and I think spring is finally here to stay. We have been fooled before with a cold front sneaking its way back in. Well, speaking of being fooled, Tuesday was April Fool's Day where many a folk were hoaxed or tricked. Most of this was all done in fun and brought much-needed laughter.
Well, did you survive April Fool's Day? Or are you one of those who pulls the pranks on others?
Often, the love of Jesus is not seen in the lives of his creation.
There is no doubt that we are living in some difficult times. Many are struggling to make ends meet. Many are wondering if there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Sunday was an exciting time, and those at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church are celebrating a great accomplishment in the life of their church.
The older I get, the more I pay attention to my surroundings. I notice the beauty of flowers, trees, stars and even little details.
Spring has come. It's obvious on the calendar. We already have moved the clocks forward for daylight saving time. And where we live, trees and flowers are blooming all over.
Last week, we looked at Isaiah 1:18 and saw that God was willing to give his people an opportunity to come to their senses and turn back to him. Those people failed to heed God's warnings. Surely, man can learn from their mistakes (Romans 15:4).
"Jesus said, 'Take ye away the stone.' Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, 'Lord, by this time he stinketh, for he hath been dead four days.' Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, 'Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.' And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, 'Lazarus, come forth.' And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus ...
This week around the world, and even in our neck of the woods, St. Patrick's Day was celebrated. Waters were colored green, people marched in parades and a lot of partying went on.
This week, I finished reading a most interesting book about the lives of Billy and Ruth Graham.
How much is God willing to forgive?
As we stand in the middle of this year, many things have transpired, and many people have come and gone.
Many of us who love someone with autism often wonder how they feel and what they are thinking. And many who struggle with the illness ...
"American Ninja Warrior" returned for its eighth season earlier this month, bringing with it an unexpected faith hero: Sean Bryan, also know as the "Papal ...
Most senior proms are dances filled with high school students nearing the end of their high school career and preparing for better days ahead. But ...
The Bible is filled with stories of angels singing praises as they bring heavenly messages to earth. In fact, there is an entire section of ...
This summer I will be teaching on a series of messages titled "Breakfast with Jesus."
Do you remember the Nike advertising campaign, "Just do it?"
Destiny can be defined as the inevitable or necessary succession of events.
When Jesus walked on the troubled water towards His disciples in the boat, Peter asked if he could come out and meet Him. The Savior ...
Everyone who has ever lived on earth has experienced suffering. Suffering is a fact of life no one can escape. Even Jesus, the most perfect ...