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.

A Shell Here and a Shell There

A Shell Here and a Shell There And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.—John 1:14 None of us can approach a serious study and consideration of the eternal nature and person of Jesus…

A Sense of Inadequacy

A Sense of Inadequacy Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God….—2 Corinthians 3:5 I believe I had anticipated that it was going to be a pleasure to expound this beautiful and high soaring Gospel of John. However, I must confess that…

A Major Preaching Challenge

A Major Preaching Challenge Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.—1 Timothy 4:14-15 Many of us who preach the…

Great Preachers

Great Preachers Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. —1 Corinthians 2:12 I’m against the idea of putting the “big preachers” on tape and playing them back to the congregations that…

A Genuine Gift

A Genuine Gift So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.—1 Thessalonians 2:8 Let me shock you at this point. A naturally bright person can carry on religious activity without a special…

Unanswered Prayer

Unanswered Prayer Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith….—1 Peter 5:8-9 If unanswered prayer continues in a congregation over an extended period of time, the chill of discouragement will settle over the praying people. If we…