Being a Father is a big job. Having a wise child makes the job easier and more joyful. Learn how to be a wise child and make your parents glad with this advice from the Bible.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: But a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
A wise son maketh a glad father: But a foolish man despiseth his mother.
Dad’s are under a lot of pressure. They are a husband to a wife. They are called by God to be the spiritual leader. They are tasked with providing for the needs of the Family. They are trusted to protect the family.
Raising children is a tremendous blessing. To have children is one of life’s special gifts. To raise children is one of life’s most daunting tasks.
Rarely is a child wise enough to have compassion and empathy for his parents.
The word child in this message/article is used in the wide sense of the word. Sometimes it speaks of age and other times of relation.
Often, when a child is old and has children of his own, he can truly appreciate his parents. But why wait until we are old? Set yourself apart from most of the world and value your parents today!
This thought-provoking poem explains that marriage is a miracle of God!
I wrote this poem for a CCBC Valentine Banquet in 2009. Since that time, it has been used in weddings and marriage counseling.
May God use it to encourage your heart today!
The Miracle of Marriage
What makes marriage special? So many ask today.
Is it lace and garland on the wedding day?
Is it friends and family who gather to enjoy
All the fancy gaiety the day seems to employ?
Is it cake and punch prepared by careful hands?
Is it gourmet lunch the regal day demands?
Is it gay attire donned by all who go,
Or a special smile shared with one you know?
Love is a powerful concept. Everyone wants to be loved. I mean truly loved. Don’t settle for a counterfeit. This article will show you the five elements of true love so you can give it to others and experience it for yourself.
Everyone wants to be loved, but love is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the world.
Do you know what real love is? Most people don’t. As a result, they give their hearts to the wrong person or end up hurt deeply as relationships fail.
What does true love look like?
Here are a few things that love is not:
- Love is not selfishness.
- Love is not sex.
- Love is not lust.
- Love is not like.
There are four basic kinds of love found in the Bible. They are identified by these four Greek Words.
Suicide is a tragedy that takes place far too often. Don’t let it happen to you or your loved ones.
Every human is created with a desire to live. Self-preservation is the first instinct of mankind. Even satan knows that most people will do anything to save their own skin.
“And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.”
Why then do some people choose to take their own lives?
Years ago we had a young man start coming to church sporadically. He was in and out of jail and had a daughter that would ride our bus occasionally or come with a family member. He stopped interacting with us, and I lost track of him until the day my phone rang with the news that he hung himself in his parent’s garage. The family was devastated. Everyone that knew him was hurting deeply. It was a difficult funeral.
[shareable]Suicide always causes people to ask the same question – ‘Why?'[/shareable]
Most people give the quick answers of depression, anxiety, and mental illness. Is it really that simple?
Suicide is too complicated to cover thoroughly in one article. Today, let’s look at a few reasons people take their own lives and learn how to help them before it’s too late. (more…)
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?
“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.
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.