The Dispute Over Greatness

One of the great old comic strips that is still going strong today is the cute family strip, The Family Circus. Most of the time the kids there say cute things and do cute things, but they are not perfect. Sometimes one of the parents confronts all the kids at once, wondering which one madeContinue reading “The Dispute Over Greatness”

Love Drives Out Fear

You know, when I sometimes look back at my life as a child and teenager, one thing keeps cropping up in my memories: just how scared I was of everything! I spent much of my life in school as a worrywart, and what underlies worry is fear – fear of messing various things up, fearContinue reading “Love Drives Out Fear”

Endurance

There was a time about eight years ago that, while I was studying the Bible, I noticed time after time that different New Testament authors kept mentioning one word – a Greek word translated usually into our word “endurance,” but sometimes translated into the word “perseverance” or the word “steadfastness.” I began to realize thatContinue reading “Endurance”

Love Gives True Victory

When you’re driving late at night without the benefit of lights lining the highways, what do you do? You use your high beam headlights, so you can see more of your surroundings. Common courtesy dictates that we return to our normal headlights when we see a car approaching in the opposite direction. Right? But, haveContinue reading “Love Gives True Victory”

No Fear in Love

One of the most important concepts that we find in God’s Word is the concept that “fear” is a feeling that is a great opponent of faith and of love. We know that “do not fear” and “do not be afraid” are phrases that occur a lot and are sent from God or God’s agentsContinue reading “No Fear in Love”