Genesis: God's Book of Beginnings (5)

Summary of Chapter 5: This genealogy, which covers 1556 years after Creation, links Adam to Noah through the line of Seth. It gives the names of the patriarchs with the dates of their births and deaths. It provides means to calculate the year of the flood, which works out to the year 1656 after creation. […]

Genesis: God's Book of Beginnings

Summary of the chapter: This chapter declares that God created the world out of nothing and organized it into a perfect world in six literal, twenty-four-hour days. It also declares that God created man in His own image and gave him dominion over the creatures. This is vital information about God, about the world He […]

Troubled But Care Free

Mothers-in-law often get a bad rap. Not too often do their sons and daughters-in-law have too much good to speak of them. However, I have to say that I was blessed to have a mother-in-law who was a real gem: a humble, hard working, gracious Christian with a big heart for God’s work. Not that […]

The Cedar of Lebanon

Behold, . . . a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs. . . . Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of […]

The Lily Among Thorns

A patch of thorns is not the first place you would expect to see lilies growing, is it? No matter what kind of lily you are thinking of —some are large and some are small — they are all beautiful and delicate flowers. They are not like hard and sharp thorns. One flower of the […]

The Mystery of Suffering

Throughout the course of history, Christians have suffered hardships in many different ways. Perhaps you’ve heard the suggestion that if you want to know why Christians suffer, read the book of Job. At first, Job receives a high commendation from God: “And the Lord says unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there […]

There Is Hope

“Stay with me, I cannot bear to be left alone. O Lord help me, what have I done to suffer so much? What will become of me hereafter? No, don’t leave me, stay with me. Send even a child to stay with me, for I am on the edge of hell here alone.” These were […]

The Ostrich: Not Just a Big Dumb Bird

“Gavest thou . . . wings and feathers unto the ostrich? Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust, And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them. She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without […]

I Have a Shepherd

As I sit down with the challenge to write about my favorite hymn from among the many I love so well, I am immediately settled in my mind because today is our twelfth wedding anniversary. There is such an abundance of rich, precious hymns in our hymnal to choose from, but for me there is one hymn […]

Do You Pray For Your Minister?

Did you pray for your minister this week? Will you pray for the man of God who is charged with feeding your soul? If no-one in the church prays for the man called to preach the Lord’s word to precious souls he will be left to carry the load alone. In this brief excerpt, taken […]

King Of Creation

As years go by I appreciate more and more the heritage we hold in the hymnology of the church of Christ. The hymns of the past contain not only beautiful truth, but also the expression of hundreds of years of spiritual experience preserved for the benefit of believers today. My favorite is “Praise to the […]

Praying for Revival

Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? —Psalm 85:6 The history of Pentecost with its ten-day prayer meeting in the upper room prior to the outpouring of God’s Spirit and the history of the Great Awakenings with their prayer meetings in homes, offices, and churches teach us that if […]

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