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Take Courage

Confucius said, “To see what is right, and to not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.” We know that our God always does right, as Abraham said in his prayer, “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” The children of Israel were commanded to …

Don’t do it

An ancient Chinese proverb says, “If you won’t want anyone to know, don’t do it.” Most of us have done something that we do not want others to know about. Little children may sneak that cookie before dinner, older children may accidentally break something while roughhousing and hide the evidence, …

Let your Light Shine

Rick Warren in his book “The Purpose Driven Life” wrote: “Live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God, will come to know God because they know you.” What a wonderful way to live, what a lofty goal, is to live a godly life and …

Boasting In the Lord

Jeffrey Gitomer, while giving advice to salesmen, noted, “My experience has shown me that if you have to say what you are, you probably aren’t. Think about that for a moment. ‘I’m honest,’ ‘I’m ethical,’ even ‘I’m the boss,’ or ‘I’m in charge,’ usually indicates just the opposite. Doesn’t it?” …

Are We Learning From Our Experiences?

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward,” major league pitcher Vernon Saunders Law observed. The test may not be enjoyable, but the important part is learning from the experience. While it is possible to have grown in wisdom from 20 years of experience, …

What’s In a Name?

We call ourselves Christadelphians. When someone unfamiliar with us first hears about us, they often say, “That’s a funny name.” We respond by asking, “Do you think that the word Philadelphia is a funny word?” No one has ever said that they did. Then we explain that the word Philadelphia …

Are We Serving God Each Day?

The apostle Peter believed in Jesus and followed him faithfully for three years, and yet at the last supper, Jesus tells him, “When thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.” Are we converted? We certainly hope so. Peter might have thought he was converted, but clearly Jesus did not. Peter’s actions …

Having Truth Decay?

Someone once asked a clever question: “Are you having truth decay? If so, then brush up on your Bible.” Many people wonder, “What is the purpose of life? Why am I here? Is this all there is? What is truth and does it really matter?” The answers to all these …