10 Rules For Respect in Relationships

How to stop misunderstandings & mischief.

In a world where people have forgotten how to treat one another, this list will save you a lot of grief.  Check it out.

 

Matthew 18:15-17  “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.  [16]  But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.  [17]  And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.”

Matthew 5:23-24  “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;  [24]  Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.”

We live in a day where accusation and innuendo have tremendous power.  No longer are you innocent until proven guilty.  It seems that most people today believe you are guilty until proven innocent.  That sentiment plays strongly into satan’s role as the “accuser of the brethren.”

Furthermore, good people can get upset with one another over misunderstandings that are not handled (more…)

Perfect Church Poem

This timeless poem reminds Christians that there are no perfect churches and encourages them to be faithful.

There are no perfect churches. If you ever find one, don’t join it because you will ruin it!

The truth is that we are all sinners saved by grace. Each one of us has a lot of growing to do to become like the Saviour. Churches are like spiritual hospitals, not religious museums. They are (more…)

Sin Withholds Good Things – 30 Days to Victory

Day 29

Sin costs more than you think.  Only eternity will reveal its actual price.

 

Jeremiah 5:25  “Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.”

Sin always causes pain, sorrow, and destruction.  Those consequences are easy to see.  However, there is another price to sin that is more difficult to measure.  

This verse tells us that sin withholds good. There are good things that God has in store for you.  He plans to give them to you.  God’s gifts include (more…)

Don’t Be Envious of Sinners – 30 Days to Victory

Day 28

How you think about sin and sinners will protect you from temptation or open the door for seduction.

 

Psalm 37:1  “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, Neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.”

There are two commands in this verse that will keep us from falling into foolish thinking regarding sinners.  

Fret Not

The word “fret” literally means to grow warm from agitation. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines the word in this verse to mean, “To tease; to irritate; to vex; to make angry.”

What do you think about when you see the prosperity of the wicked?  Does it (more…)