Monthly Archives: September 2016

True Greatness Through Serving Others

CH-September 27, 2016     By David E. Pratte   Would you like to achieve true greatness in your life? Most people think they could never become great, but they are mistaken. Everyone can be great. Would you like to learn how? Most people think that, in order to be great, they must be wealthy…

God is Faithful

RR-September 27, 2016     We read in Romans 16:9 “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.” God is indeed faithful, or “full of faith.” He is faithful to perform all that He promises in His wonderful Word—the Bible. Christ came to fulfill the…

Man’s First Test

RR-September 26, 2016     Man’s “total depravity” has its roots in the Garden of Eden, where we learn of a test that God gave to Adam and Eve, who represented the whole human race. In Genesis 2:16-17 we read: “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou…

Should Christians Practice Astrology?

CH-September 26, 2016     By David E. Pratte   Astrology is becoming increasingly popular in America. Millions of people read their horoscopes daily to learn what the future holds according to the stars. But how reliable is astrology? Astrology originated as a form of Babylonian idolatry. Jeremiah 10:2 says: “Thus saith the LORD, Learn…

The Stony Heart

RR-September 26, 2016     The expression, “stony heart,” is found only in the book of Ezekiel, in 11:19 and 36:26, the latter reading, “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I…

What Does Submission & Headship Really Look Like?

CH-Sep.26-Sep.27, 2016     By Brent Barnett   Ephesians 5:21-33  21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is…

Season of Harvest

September 26, 2016 Fall is officially here! Tisk, tisk, those of you who indulged in a pumpkin spice latte before September 22. Cable-knit sweaters have emerged from the backs of closets to ward off the chill of the crisp morning air. Pumpkin flavors dominate coffee shop fare. Reds, yellows, and oranges imbue flora in a…

Your enemy!

QH-September 24, 2016     By Joseph Alleine, “Alarm to the Unconverted” 1671   “I myself, the Sovereign Lord, am now your enemy!” Ezekiel 5:8 Unconverted sinner! You are not only against God – but God is against you! As there is no friend like Him – so there is no enemy like Him. As…

Light Shining out of Darkness

RR-September 23, 2016     By William Cowper   William Cowper was a professing Christian who lived in the 18th century. He is best known for his poetry that captures the essence of many Biblical truths. As you listen to this poem, ask yourself if you believe that God truly knows the number of hairs…