How to Change the World!

You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting […] Read more »

Healing Our Body, Soul and Spirit-Part 1

We may acknowledge that character is important, but in our faith-walk may only deal with what we would call the “spirit” rather than our emotional and intellectual life, even though that is what the soul is made of. Dr. Grant Mullen (in Emotionally Free) makes a useful distinction between body, soul and spirit. In looking […] Read more »

What We Need to Know About Church Authority

Authority in the early church was not based on position, but rather on the group confirmation of a calling on an individual’s life. Deacons were the first group of people set apart for ministry after the apostles (Acts 6).  Having said that, job titles did not seem to be important in the early church, nor […] Read more »

What Does the Bible Say About the Authority Of Employers?

Master and Slave or Employer and Employee (Ephesians 6:5-9; Colossians 3:22-4:1) Again it seems clear that in these relationships Paul encourages the Ephesian and Colossian church to treat each other with mutual respect. A more detailed understanding of this relationship is outlined in Philemon.  This little epistle is really a guide for dealing with job […] Read more »

Husbands and Wives in Harmony

Wives and Husbands (Ephesians 5: 21-35; Colossians 3:18-19) It is unfortunate that in the some church circles it seems that more attention has been paid to wives’ responsibility to their husbands than husbands’ responsibility to their wives.  While wives are told to submit (Ephesians 5: 22) and love their husbands, husbands are given the great challenge of […] Read more »

Three Responsibilities of Parents to Their Children

Scripture is fairly clear regarding the responsibility of parents to their children.  Operating under godly authority, parents are to provide the following basic needs for their children: Food and other basic physical requirements:   Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for […] Read more »