Gifts of The Holy Spirit

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he has ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Ephesians 4:7-8) Jesus saith unto him, the foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; […]


Helping Fathers Be Good Fathers

Scripture: Genesis 5:21 (RSV) “When Enoch had lived sixty-five years, he became the father of Methuselah”. As a father, you are potentially the child’s finest teacher about God. When teaching his disciples how to pray, Jesus taught them to address the Eternal One as “Our Father which art in heaven.” This statement was a great […]


Yes, God Can…

“Yea, they spoke against God, they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness.” (Psalm 78:19) The great author, Andrew Murray, wrote, “Can God? Oh, fatal question!” He continued, “It shut Israel out of the Land of Promise. And we are in danger of making the same mistake. Can God fix my situation, or […]


Say Whatever God Says

“…[ W ]hatsoever I speak, therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.” (John 12:50) In the fall of mankind, our human nature was disordered. Our will and affections became enslaved and perverted. Our understanding was no longer enlightened but darkened. Our thoughts and words were influenced by the world’s system. Therefore, […]


Learn To Do Well

“Learn to do well…” (Isaiah 1:17) In retrospect, there are things that most children learn to do well. An example is learning to ride a bicycle. Perhaps you know someone like the girl in the following illustration. There was a girl in the neighborhood who had a problem learning to ride a bicycle. She was […]


Teach What You’ve Learned

“Only take heed to thyself…, lest thou forge, and the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons and thy sons’ sons…” (Deuteronomy 4:9) In yesterday’s reading, a girl struggled to learn to ride a bicycle. She was finally […]


Unified In Speech, And Judgment

“I beseech you… that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” (1 Corinthians 1:10) While on his two-year ministry venture at Ephesus, Paul heard of the troubles in the church at Corinth […]


The Same Steps

“…[ W ]alked we not in the same steps?” (2 Corinthians 12:18) During our Christian journey, we are often confronted with race-sensitive issues, cultural differences, gender issues, and doctrinal differences. Such was the case between the Jews and the Samaritans. Thus, the story of the Samaritan woman’s encounter with Jesus illustrates the essence of His […]


The Same Spirit of Faith

“We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I have believed, and therefore have I spoken, we also believe, and therefore speak.” (2 Corinthians 4:13) As the disciples traveled with Jesus, they saw faith manifested. Remember when Jesus and Peter needed to pay taxes? Jesus told him to find a coin […]


The Same Spirit

“Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:4) Have you ever visited a butterfly farm? While touring the mounted butterfly showcases, there are distinguishing features of moths and butterflies. Usually, moths rest with their wings spread flat, while butterflies rest with their elevated and touching. One remarkable observation written in […]