Fatherhood: God's Good Plan
by Kevin M. Leary on June 2nd, 2023
The third Sunday of the month of June marks Father’s Day in the United States of America. Therefore, I thought it very timely for us to consider some Biblical truths regarding fatherhood. God is good and His Word is good! The blessed person will delight in God’s Word and meditate on it day and night (Psalm 1). Part of the joy of the Christian walk is being part of the body of Christ which has been commissioned by our Lord to learn to do all that He commanded us (Matthew 28:19-20). As believers in Christ, we are to have a biblical worldview in all areas of life and practice, and that includes understanding God’s Word regarding fatherhood.
Motherhood: A Gift from God
by Kevin M. Leary on April 28th, 2023
In the world, it is not surprising that God’s view of motherhood is not promoted or proclaimed. From the world, we hear messages that teach motherhood is a choice, something to be prevented, and something that can be discarded if an unwanted pregnancy comes upon a lady. But biblically, motherhood is a gift and a blessing from God. For all of us who are reading this article, we ought to thank God for the gift of moms because without them we would not be here.
Good News for Bad Approvals
by Kevin M. Leary on March 31st, 2023
In politics what would you rather have, a candidate with the right policies or a candidate with a high approval rating? In a perfect world, the candidate with the right policies would have the highest approvals; but we don’t live in a perfect world. Today, it is possible for candidates to hold wrong policies and have a high approval rating. When that happens, not only are the candidate’s policies in error, but so are those giving their approval to those policies. In other words, approvals are not always good! Approvals simply mean that people think well of a certain subject. The Greek word translated, “approve,” is the word, “syneudokeo”. The first three letters “syn” form a preposition denoting union and it is often translated with or together. The main verb, “eudokeo,” is made up of two parts; “eu” meaning well or good, and “dokeo” meaning, to think. By definition, the word means to think well of together or to be in agreement with others.
Of All The Nations
by Kevin M. Leary on February 1st, 2023
The vast scope of the mission of the church of Jesus Christ is found in the Great Commission; “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19). Consider those three words, “all the nations”. “All” is in contrast to some, or as the disciples might have been tempted to think, one nation, the nation of Israel. “The” is a definite article emphasizing the nations! “Nations” comes from the Greek word, “ethnos” and takes us back to Genesis 10-12. It was at the Tower of Babel that mankind was separated by God into nations and therefore ethnic groups. “All the nations” paints the grand scope of the Lord’s plan for His church. It is not just about one ethnic group, nor is it about some ethnic groups, but rather the scope is for the church to carry the gospel message to the entire world. This is reinforced in Acts 1:8 when the Lord commanded the apostles, “you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
The Timeless Foundation for a New Year
by Kevin M. Leary on December 29th, 2022
Welcome to 2023! As we begin another year it is good for us to consider time. Time is a precious commodity. For each one of us, our time is limited on this earth. And yet every day, we use our valuable time. Assuming we were not born during this last year, all of us had 8,760 hours or 525,600 minutes of time! And this year we will have the same amount of time to use. But once it is used, we cannot get it back again. We cannot save this asset, but we can redeem it. So as we enter this New Year, it is very important for us to be wise when it comes to time!
Peace on Earth?
by Thomas Hamblen on December 1st, 2022
As we approach the Christmas season, we meditate on the birth of our Savior and the events surrounding His birth. We look back to the time of Christ’s first coming and we look forward to His second coming.
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