Mattan – The Gift – Part III

What happened next was like the windows and doors of heaven opening up. Mattan and his father were the first of God’s creation to hear the host of God’s heavenly host sing praises at the arrival of the Saviour, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” These were…

The Hope of the Believer

The Body of Christ The Lord’s Church is described in the bible metaphorically as a human body. The head of the body of Christ is Jesus, “And he is the head of the body, the church.” There is a supernatural notion one must entertain to fully understand nature and the work of the body of…

Are you Forgiven?

Life is littered with broken relationships, somewhere we have provided the wounds that festered into division, others where we bear the scars and injuries inflicted by others that were the catalyst of the division.   “To err is human to forgive is divine.” These words were written over three hundred years ago by the English poet…

Mattan – The Gift – Part II

The Gift Part II “Wake up Mattan, it is our turn to watch the sheep,” my father quietly said as he shook me awake. Rising from my sleep and wrapping my cloak around my shoulders I slipped out of the camp and into the field with my father. As we settled down to watch the…

Are you Living for Jesus?

Where do God's People Come From? A follower of Jesus should be motivated to practice good behavior knowing that from the vilest of sinners comes the people of God, “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.” All…

Giving is God in Action

Pleasing the King This month of all months seems to bring out the altruistic nature in the people of God. How it pleases the heart of a child of the King to bring comfort in the harshness of the oppressed. To have the ability to improve the condition of someone who is in need is indeed…

Mattan – The Gift – Part I

The Gift Part I “MATTAN, MATTAN,” my father’s voice was calling to me as I was contemplating on something that was moving slowly in the distance. I was struggling with my changing position in our family as my childhood urges were being replaced with the responsibility’s that are required to become a man and a…

Can you Judge a Book by its Cover?

Living the Christian life is sometimes complicated. Jesus taught concerning judgment, “Judge not, that ye be not judged,” and in the same teaching said, “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” We are warned to judge the behavior and actions of others to identify false teachers and at the same time we are taught to…

Are You Living by Faith?

What is Faith? The new birth that changes a lost soul into a follower of Christ is an "operation of faith." As a new believer in Jesus starts their new life as a babe in Christ, the first biblical truth that is discussed is faith. The word of God establishes the importance of faith with…

Should a Christian be Angry?

What Exactly is Anger? Anger is defined as, “a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong.” God has blessed His people with the ability to experience the emotion of anger. The feelings experienced in love and anger are on the same spectrum of emotional obsessions. When both love and anger are experienced…