Tag: Godliness

Ye Have the Poor With You Always

And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. – Mark 14:6-7 KJV One of the biggest trends happening in the church is ...

People Are People

One of the realities that is often so hard for people to fathom is that each and every person in the world is, in fact, an individual.  Individual habits,  individual appearances,  individual diets, even individual preferences of clothing and automobiles.  There are no two people alike – even identical twins!  There is no single cure-all ...

LOVE AND DOCTRINE

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not ...

The Reliability of Scripture

Everyone has their own opinions about everything under the sun, including politics and religion. Dare I say that these are still the most disagreed upon subjects ever!  The main thing that sparks so much of the disagreement is inaccurate information. Our political world is adrift in opinion, rather than set laws. The same can be ...

Resolutions or Renew Pt. 3

(from a church email in 2017) Godliness, that is, god-like-ness is the very thing that He is faithfully performing by His words. His words renew our mind, shape our thinking, search our inward parts, and discern the thoughts and intents of our heart; and, as it effectually works, it is to the end of accomplishing ...

Resolutions or Renew Pt. 2

(from a church email written in 2017) Looking at resolutions needs to be put into perspective. Oftentimes, resolutions are good and nothing morally or ethically wrong with them according to the world. In fact, some may think why even talk about resolutions for they are often made privately; therefore, they are hands off, and to ...

God Likeness

God Likeness Romans 12:1-2  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that ...

Recompense to No Man Evil for Evil

“Recompense to no man evil for evil.” ~ Romans 12:17 ~             We are God’s children, His sons and daughters, taught by His very Spirit and taught His spirit.  Thus, understanding the glory of our Father increases our esteem of Him, as well as, glorify His instruction to us.  As our Father is holy, peculiar, ...

Admonish One Another

Admonishing pursues righteousness. It discerns fault, wrong, and evil. Admonition warns of it, counsels against it, cautions ahead of it, and teaches in accord of righteousness.

An Application of Romans 14 to the Present Distress

“Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” {Rom 14:19}              As we have begun to deal with our instruction of equity we have had two major instances thrust upon us in which to shew godly equity.  What is equity? And, what are the two ...

God’s All Grace for Your All-Sufficiency

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:” ~ 2 Corinthians 9:8 ~ Sufficiency necessitates purpose, goal, objective.  Sufficiency is means to an end.  The sufficiency spoken of in 2 Corinthians is provided by God’s abundant, all ...

Leading the Quiet and Peaceable Life Pt. 4

Godliness transcends partisanship and the politics of higher offices no matter their form within any nation.  The bearers of godliness have always transcended the winds of politics.  Yet, the crass conversation of politics has infiltrated the speech and attitude of those in Christ toward the very ones that God has commended His love to.  At ...

Working unto the Lord Pt. 2

When we know business is ordained by God, and that most jobs can be used to serve the Lord in, and that diligence is the first word to describe how God conducts Himself with His business, we should ask the question how can I be diligent in business and not slothful?  Our Father provides us ...

Doing Church

WHAT ARE WE TO DO IN THE CHURCH? Unfortunately, all too often, Christians miss the boat when it comes to what they ought to be doing in the local assembly.  There are numerous and various reasons for this.  In fact, even the most faithful Christian can misstep in their walk unto God.  God, in His ...