Pearls of Wisdom

Read about what God is saying to His people in these last days. Let Him stir your heart and challenge you to live according to His will.

Morally Wrong Teaching

Morally Wrong Teaching Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” —John 8:31-32 No one can know truth except the one who obeys truth. You think you know truth. People…

Too Timid To Tell the Truth

Too Timid To Tell the Truth Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.—Acts 4:13 The contemporary moral climate does not favor a faith as tough and fibrous as that taught by our…

A Hireling; No True Shepherd

A Hireling; No True Shepherd Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.—2 Timothy 1:6-7 It is doubtful whether we…

Truth Divorced From Life

Truth Divorced From Life But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.—James 1:22 There is scarcely anything so dull and meaningless as Bible doctrine taught for its own sake. Truth divorced from life is not truth in its Biblical sense, but something else and something less…. No man is better for…

Old-Fashioned Horse Sense

Old-Fashioned Horse Sense He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. —John 14:21 When they want to get blessed, some people try getting worked up psychologically…. Some…

Preach to Make Them Sweat

Preach to Make Them Sweat Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” —Acts 2:37 I preach to my congregation week after week. And I pray that I may be able to preach with such…

The Authority of God

The Authority of God …I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, “Thus says the Lord God.” As for them, whether they hear or whether they refuse—for they are a rebellious house—yet they will know that a prophet has been among them. –Ezekiel 2:4-5 I don’t want to be unkind, but…

A Voice Instead of An Echo

A Voice Instead of An Echo But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” —Acts 4:19-20 To escape the snare of artificiality…

Prophet, Not Orator

Prophet, Not Orator And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens, lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, “You are My people.” —Isaiah 51:16 The Christian minister, as someone has pointed out, is a descendant…

The Message Must Be Alive

The Message Must Be Alive Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and…