Segregated Worship Saddens Me

God never intended families to be segregated in worship. In fact, God disapproves of divisions in worship because Christ is not divided. Therefore, there is “neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, male nor female,” but all one in Christ. The simple analogy of the church being the “body of Christ” is enough to tell…

Intimacy and Marriage in 1 Corinthians 7:5

“Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.” -1 Corinthians 7:5 The Apostle Paul gives two reasons why couples should not withhold intimacy from a each other. 1)…

Encouragement for Parents and Children, Especially the Mothers

Upon reading last Saturday morning I was quite struck by the below quote. Quote from Practical Suggestions for “The Common People”, Chapter 14-Home Influence, by Elder J. H. Oliphant. (1904) “As a rule, children are dearer to parents than parents are to children. The children’s best interest make the burden of parents, not only while…

Prayers Hindered?

By Joshua Winslett Are your family or individual prayers hindered? If so, why? There is one answer that we often overlook. Family prayers may be hindered by the disrespectful attitude and actions of spouses. To avoid this problem, husbands and wives should show each other no less respect then they would show other Christians. Never…

Knit Together In Love

By Bufrey Dean One of the most serious problems we face today is the breakdown of the American family. This problem not only affects our homes, but most assuredly affects our churches. Many of today’s churches face seven habitual mysteries.First is the mystery of the empty pew. Freedom to worship is apparently interpreted as freedom FROM…

Charity and Welfare

By Vaughn Winslett Leviticus 19:9 ” And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.19:10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of the vineyard; thou shalt leave them for…

Family Worship

By Sylvester Hassell The Gospel Messenger–January 1891

The Cat’s in the Cradle

By Michael Green Jr What father can listen to this song without feeling the sting of parental guilt? Ugh! I was greeted with this poignant tune when I returned home from work yesterday. I was again clearly reminded that my own pursuits, no matter how noble or needful, are not top priority. Have you paused…

Every Wise Woman Buildeth Her House

By Lynn Pyles Bruce The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to…