Meekness is a rare concept in our culture – even among Christians. We can’t define it, we don’t know where to get it, and aren’t sure we’d really even want to keep it if we had it! It’s a word being used far more to describe our economy than our spirits. Tragically, meekness is becoming synonymous with weakness; when in actuality, meekness is odds with our weakness. Meekness will overturn your weakness if you will allow it!
The word 'love' conjures up so man different things today. A modern dictionary lists 28 various uses for the word: tender affection, warm attachment, intimate passion, strong predication, & amorous benevolence. Yet not of these are complete to define / describe what the Bible speaks of as a fruit of the Spirit. Three words for love are used in the Bible: eros (sensual attraction/passion), phileo (brotherly kindness), and agape (God-like love).
Article by Pastor Nix ”And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season…” Psalm 1:3a ”That they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3b Another hike in the park reminds me that … Continue reading Spiritual Seasons
Article by C.S. Depew You see it all the time. New Christians excited, full of vigor and the Holy Spirit, walking around with a grin from ear to ear. It is to be expected, after all they are new members in the best club in the world. And just as often, you see the rest … Continue reading ignite
Article by Richard Travelstead The manifestations of the emotion of anger are numerous. Some of these are obvious and include: a red face, bloodshot eyes, stomach muscles squeezing down. But that is only half the story: The entire digestive tract becomes spastic, triggering severe abdominal pains; the heart rate goes up markedly…the coronary arteries squeeze … Continue reading How Do I Deal with My Anger?
Have your ever “compared apples to apples” when making a critical decision for your family-perhaps buying a car, accepting a job off er, or purchasing a home? Well, “comparing apples to apples” isn’t quite as simple when you are choosing a church home. Maybe it never occurred to you that apples actually reflect quite a … Continue reading Consider the Apple