Love’s long fuse

Love…..is not provoked (I Corinthians 13 v 4-5) Short fuse and godly love are like oil and water, they just don’t miss! Think about Jesus’ life and how patient He was with clueless disciples and hypocritical priest. Remember how He welcomed children (Matthew 19 v 14), tax collectors (Mark 2 v 15), and even prostitutes […]

A Golden Rule Opportunity

Love does not behave rudely. (1 Corinthians 13 vs 4-5) Home is where we let out hair down. We relax and unwind; we freely share our opinions and vent out frustrations. Home is where he doesn’t have to shave, and she doesn’t have to put on mascara. It’s where we can transparently be ourselves. And […]

Love does not brag

Love does not parade itself, it’s not puffed up (1 Corinthians 13 v 4) Maybe it’s because of the big promotion we got at work…. Or perhaps we lost six pounds…. Or maybe even because, unlike our spouse, we got up early three straight days and spent time with the Lord…. Whatever the accomplishment, there’s […]

Stewardship – Forfeiting Peace of Conscience

“Brethren and sisters, if the Lord has blessed you with means, do not look upon it as your own. Regard it as yours in trust for God, and be true and honest in paying tithes and offerings. When a pledge is made by you, be sure that God expects you to pay as promptly as […]

STEWARDSHIP – “God’s Reserves of Time and Means”

“In like manner a tithe of our income is “holy unto the Lord.” The New Testament does not re-enact the law of the tithe, as it does not that of the Sabbath; for the validity of both is assumed, and their deep spiritual import is explained….. While we as a people are seeking faithfully to […]

Love does not brag

Maybe it’s because of the big promotion we got at work……or perhaps we lost six pounds…or maybe even because, unlike our spouse, we got up early three straight days and spent time with the Lord. Whatever the accomplishment, there is one temptation we all face: bragging. Let’s face it, God knows us more than we […]

Year End Giving

Stewardship – “Living Within the Income”

“Many do not remember the cause of God, and carelessly expend money in holiday amusements, in dress and folly, and when there is a call made for the advancement of the work in the home and foreign missions, they have nothing to give, or even have overdrawn their account. Thus they rob God in tithes and offerings, and through […]

NO ROOM FOR ENVY

Love does not envy. (1 Corinthians 13 v 4) The roots of envy, no pun intended go back to the garden. Eve wanted to be like God, she envied the almighty’s knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3 v 4-6) so she ate the fruit with Adam and life on this earth hasn’t been the […]

Stewardship – “Diverting Minds From The Truth”

“Every movement of this order, which comes in to excite the desire to get riches quickly by speculation, takes the minds of the people away from the most solemn truths that ever were given to mortals. There may be encouraging prospects for a time, but the end of the matter is failure. The Lord endorses […]