1 Timothy 5:14-25 (KJV)

5:14-16 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some are already turned aside after Satan. If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieveContinue reading “1 Timothy 5:14-25 (KJV)”

Jesus Saves!

Priscilla J. Owens, a Baltimore public school teacher for 49 years, wrote these stirring soul-winning words for a missionary service in the Sunday school of Union Square Methodist Church. Music was not added till some 14 years later by William Kirkpatrick. All of this hymn is sound but one small verse in the second stanza.Continue reading “Jesus Saves!”

The Fountainhead

“For God is good – or rather, of all goodness He is the Fountainhead.” ~Athanasius of Alexandria This statement was penned by early church father Athanasius of Alexandria in a work discussing the incarnation of Jesus Christ. He states the phrase, “For God is good.” We hear this all the time but in a varietyContinue reading “The Fountainhead”

Soul! F.M.

Have you ever been driving and while flipping through radio stations, found that there was nothing good to hear? I do not mean nothing good as in positive, I mean there is just nothing worthwhile to listen to. If yes, as most have had this happen, what station do you eventually give up and stopContinue reading “Soul! F.M.”

1 Timothy 5:1-13 (KJV)

5:1-3 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity. Honour widows that are widows indeed. Chapter 5 and 6 are a shift from qualifications of Christian leadership and more so towards pressing matters within theContinue reading “1 Timothy 5:1-13 (KJV)”

What A Day

Eliza Hewitt, a school teacher in Philadelphia (1898), who wanted to reach her students with the Gospel wrote the classic hymn, “When We All Get to Heaven.” The music was written by Emily Wilson, who was also the wife of a Methodist District Superintendent. The anticipation of Heaven has often been described as the oxygenContinue reading “What A Day”

Jesus Loves the Little Children

The world is a dark place with this darkness seemingly evolving each day.  Although we know that we do not wrestle with flesh and blood, it often seems as if the battleground for between darkness and light rests upon the shoulders of children. The battleground for contrasting ideologies erupts within the desks of young ones. Continue reading “Jesus Loves the Little Children”

1 Timothy 4:7-16 (KJV)

4:7-9 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. There is a compellingContinue reading “1 Timothy 4:7-16 (KJV)”

The Cynical Realist

Many have once heard in some form or another,  “I am not cynical, I am a realist.” Often, I found it true that many people cannot distinguish between the two.  So what does that leave them with? A disappointing reality to live in? Comedian George Carlin once stated, “Scratch any cynic and you will findContinue reading “The Cynical Realist”

One Small Word, One Big Difference

William R. Newell was an evangelist Bible teacher and assistant superintendent at Moody Bible Institute. One day on his way to teach a class, he started meditating on Christ’s suffering at Calvary and all that it meant. So he steps into an empty classroom and scribbled a hymn on the back of an envelope .Continue reading “One Small Word, One Big Difference”