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…)

16 Characteristics of God’s Agape’ Love

The Greek word agape’ (ag-ah´­pay) describes God’s unconditional and sacrificial love that He has for us and expects us to show to one another.  What does agape’ love look like?

1 Corinthians 13:4–8   

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.”

The word agape’ is translated into the word “charity” in this chapter of the King James Bible.  This is the perfect English word to describe God’s selfless & unconditional love.  Learn why God’s love is the Greatest.

Sin is the enemy of love. God’s love conquers sin.

Agape’ love makes eternal salvation possible. Have you accepted God’s love?

John 13:34  

“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”

Our Lord not only gave us a command that we should love one another but also how to love one another.  The Greek word agape’ is used for God’s love toward us and for the love that we should display toward one another.

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Are you exhibiting God’s agape’ love? Ask yourself the questions after each point to find out.

Here are the 16 characteristics of God’s love.  

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Terrific Marriage Advice from 12 Christian Couples

You Can Have a Great Marriage

You can have a great marriage!  Don’t settle for a mediocre relationship.  Engage the promises of God in your family by following this powerful advice from church members just like you.

Happily Married - Terrific Marriage Advice

 

As a pastor, I not only teach our church members, but I get the privilege of learning from them as well.  I thank God for faithful Christian people that love the Lord.  I asked 12 couples at our recent Valentine’s Banquet to give me one powerful marriage tip they have learned over the years.  We shared these during the banquet, and I commented on each one.   Their responses were worth their weight in gold!  I decided to share them with you today.   (more…)

What Does True Love Look Like?

21 Biblical Traits of True Love

It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air.  Love is a word that is often used but usually misunderstood.  Do you really know what love is?  What does love look like?  How does it act?  Love deeper than ever with these Biblical traits of true love.

Happy Valentine's Day ETERNAL LOVE

1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”

God places a premium on love.
True love is (more…)

The Sadly Forgotten Importance of Virginity

tBillions of people around the world celebrated the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ last week during the Christmas holiday season.  Truly, that is a miracle worthy of celebration!  [This Post is rated PG.]

Importance of Virginity

However, I can’t help but notice how frequently people skip over the important word VIRGIN.  We live in a hyper-sexual world.  Sexual sins are not only accepted in this generation but also are celebrated.  God’s people should live differently.  God has not called us to uncleanness, but unto holiness.  Virginity is still as important to God today as it has always been!

Let’s take a few moments to remember the importance of virginity.

What is Virginity?

VIRĠIN´ITY, n. [L. virginitas.] Maidenhood; the state of having had no carnal knowledge of man.  ~Websters 1828 Dictionary.

VIR’ GIN
noun
1.  a person who has never had sexual intercourse.
2.  an unmarried girl or woman.  ~Dictionary.com

Sex is a wonderful gift of God to be enjoyed within the covenant of marriage.  Any mental or physical (more…)