THE SPIRIT OF MARRIAGE

We all carry our own personal atmosphere with us wherever we go. All of us live in an environment, be it peace or anger, joy or sadness, hope or despair. Just like individuals and churches have a “personality,” so do marriages. There are things that you do, or don’t do, that create the atmosphere in...

MAKE YOUR HOME A HAPPY PLACE

Some years back, my wife and I attended a “Family Conference.” Upon arrival, the attendees were given a questionnaire. One of the questions was, “How would describe your home: Very Happy Happy Not so Happy Miserable” Each attendee filled out the questionnaire and handed it in. One evening the speaker announced the children’s responses to...

THE BURDEN BEARING HUSBAND

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee…” (Ps. 55:22). “Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Gal. 6:2) The year 2007 began with the very troubling news that my wife’s mother had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Since she was the only daughter in the family,...

SPIRIT EMPOWERMENT

“After that the Holy Spirit is come upon you ye shall receive power.” (Acts 1:8) The Christian life is impossible apart from the Spirit of Christ. F. B. Meyer said, “It is not your responsibility to live the Christian life, rather it is your RESPONSE to HIS ABILITY.” We cannot manufacture the fruit of the...

THE HUSBAND AS PRIEST

In the Old Testament, priests were responsible to offer sacrifices, teach the people, serve as judges in resolving controversies, keep the fire burning on the altar, and keep the Tabernacle. The priest acted as a mediator, of sorts, between God and the people. Their role was totally different from pagan and Roman Catholic priests. Aaron...

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