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How many times have you observed this painful and awkward scenario? A sensitive member is slighted and his feelings are hurt. He sobs his tale of suffering to anyone who will lend a sympathetic ear. He conscripts others to join him in avoiding, slandering, and reviling the offender. Lines are drawn; loyalties are put to
The Master Teacher warned, “Do not judge so that you will not be judged, for with what judgment you judge you will be judged and with what measure you measure you will be measured.” (Matthew 7:1,2, McCord.) All judging, however, is not prohibited, for Jesus also taught, “Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous
When Jesus affirmed, “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free,” He provided the much-needed answer to many questions of biblical interpretation troubling us today. (John 8:32.) These few words from the lips of our Lord make clear, first, that truth – absolute truth – exists, and second, that this
Our age seems determined to dethrone God and enthrone self. While we are encouraged by a self-centered society to “be all we want to be” and “say ‘yes’ to ourselves,” we are at the same time warned against becoming too religious or coming to rely too heavily upon God as an “emotional crutch.” Positive thinking
The Bereans were not a gullible folk. They listened with care and discernment as Paul preached to them, measuring his message alongside the infallible yardstick of God’s word. According to Luke, the inspired historian of the first century church, the Bereans “were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with
Are the stresses and strains of today’s pressure-cooker world beginning to take their toll? Do you long for a return to “the good ol’ days”? Perhaps you can identify with the frustration of one disillusioned observer: “The world is too big for us. Too much going on, too many crimes, too much violence and excitement.
We continue to count it a blessing to serve this congregation throughout the year. What a year of changes we have had at 10th & Rockford . Thank you for your support! May our God continue to bless This congregation in 2022!
I read a few words from the pen of Henry Weiman some time ago which are hauntingly applicable to many of us. In describing a college roommate who desired to increase his capacity for learning, Weiman wrote, “He procured a large, comfortable chair that was thought to be good for study. He got slippers and
Christianity, in essence, compacted down to a succinct, defining phrase, is a life in which we strive to become more like Christ. “He that says he abides in Him ought himself so to walk, even as He walked.” (1 John 2:5.) Walking “even as He walked” lies at the very heart of our life in
Dyslexia seems to be troubling many of today’s Bible students as evidenced by the following perversions of familiar passages: “And the man said: Let us make God in our own image, after our likeness . . .” (Genesis 1:26.) “You shall love yourself with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your