The Case for Parental Discipline

Discipline is the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.  In today’s world, it is considered by some to be taboo to even consider disciplining our children, but the Bible teaches us about its importance in both the Old and the New Testament. Proverbs 22:6  Train […]

Love – The Cure for Fruitlessness. (Not Bearing Fruit?  Let’s Check Our Love Quotient)

To be fruitful is one of the basic and foundational commandments of Jesus to his true believers.  As Christians, we are expected to win souls into the Kingdom of God.  We cannot be satisfied that “my four and no more” have made it into the Kingdom of God or are on the right path to […]

From The Cross to A Crown

Let’s talk for a few moments about the single most important man that ever walked the face of the earth, Jesus Christ.  He is indeed the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords. His title is validated by several Scriptures.     1 Timothy 6: 15 says “he is the blessed Potentate, the King of Kings […]

Father, Teach Me to Forgive

Originally published:  5/8/2018  Updated:  7/11/2019 In Matthew 6: 9-13 “The Lord’s Prayer” we learn a powerful lesson in forgiveness. Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV) 9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day […]

Will it Take a Hearse to Get You to Church?

Let me ask you a question.  What is your favorite type of dream car?  Is it the Lexus or the Mercedes-Benz?  Perhaps your dream car is the Maserati, the Jaguar or the Lincoln.  How about the Cadillac, the Porsche or the BMW?   Some of these vehicles are pretty pricey.  In 2018 the Mercedes-AMG E43 has […]

Eternal Life is Worth It All

Today we are going to discuss two of the shortest parables in the Bible.  They are found in Matthew 13: 44 through 46 and are very similar in meaning and content because they both refer to giving all that one has in to obtain the Kingdom of Heaven and eternal life.  The first parable is […]

The Parable of the Talents

(Read Matthew 25:14-30) Our Gifts and Callings Are Without Repentance The Parable of the Talents presents a man who gave talents to three of his servants, and  their use of the talents while the master was away.  Upon the master’s return two were rewarded for their wise use of their talents.   Unfortunately, the one […]

Build Your Marriage on a Sure Foundation

A Devotional Based on the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builder Matthew 7:24-27 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that […]

Sacrifices and Submission:   What Are You Willing to Walk Away from that You Might Obtain Christ?

A Devotional Based on the Parable of the Rich Young Ruler (Read Matthew 19:16-30) In the 19th chapter of Matthew, a rich young man approached Jesus and questioned Him concerning what actions he needed to take to obtain eternal life.  When Jesus first advised the young man to keep the Commandments, he responded that he […]

Parents, Forgive Your Children

A Devotional based on the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Read Luke 15: 11-32)        When a child is first born, family members may rejoice and welcome them with love, joy, and excitement.  But, as time progresses, and in spite of all that the parents may do, sometimes that child as he grows […]