Baptism is a word we hear often in the Lord’s Church. We talk about baptism from our pulpits and in our Bible classes, but has all this talk fallen short? Are we really explaining what it means to be baptized and truly converted? Or are we just treating baptism as a check off on our list of things that are “important?” Let us take a look at what the Bible says about baptism.
Certain days of the year are anticipated by people. Usually these days are cause for a special day of recognition. Man has decided to place importance on many things, like holidays, birthdays, family reunions, graduations, weddings and the list goes on. Perhaps there are things that you and your family have made important enough that […]
The first major winter storm has come and gone from the Saint Louis metro area. There were some that had a day off from work or school due to the amount of snow that fell. (November 14-15, 2018) Others braved the slick roads and went to their jobs or got out and went to find […]
Ignoring our physical health can result in major problems. If our health fails then it requires attention to get to feeling well again. It is evident to us when we don’t feel well. Normally, we will do what it takes to feel better.
The sky is a shade of blue that is at once pure and almost clear. There are no clouds in the sky. A jet flies overhead leaving a vapor trail, the only mark that is visible. As the eye descends to the horizon, trees, a field of corn and, finally, the row of cotton that the young boy has been assigned to hoe is seen. Then a bird flies overhead and the distraction begins anew.
Just start typing, or writing, is the thing taught in a lot of writing classes. Or, when you cannot think of something to write, begin by writing about anything. This is a technique used by some writers to get the creative process jump started, if there is a lull in the thinking or planning process of what to write.
Wrestling is a sport wherein two opponents grapple with one another with the object of trying to overthrow or overpower the other. At least that is how the sport began. It is still practiced that way in the high school and college ranks and even in the Olympics. So, we can understand it when someone […]
Our world is a beautiful, complex, and amazing place through which God speaks to us. The Psalmist recognized this when he wrote, “The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth his handiwork.” Psalms 19:1. This message is repeated and amplified in other Biblical texts. We also express this idea whenever we sing in part some of the thoughts of Psalm 148. Even entertainers like Louis Armstrong recognize this truth at some level when he sings “I see skies of blue…and I say to myself, what a wonderful world.”
There are many ways that one can be reminded about the things of God. Reading and studying His Bible, praying to Him, attending worship services regularly, surrounding oneself with others of like faith and the list goes on and on.
Communication is a two way process. There is one party distributing information and another receiving it. Sometimes the information is given and received as intended and other times it is not. When the message is unclear, it can be that it was given poorly or that it was received poorly.