Brotherly Love?

Brotherly Love?

“When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.” (Genesis 37:4) As you know, Philadelphia is “the City of Brotherly Love.” As of July 20 of this year, 1,289 people had been shot in Philadelphia so far, which […]

But Christ…! (Heb. 9:11)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

The Bible and history are divided into two parts by two words: “But Christ…” The same two words divide our lives into two segments.

The Two Most Powerful Words in the Language (Eph. 2:1-10)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

God owed us nothing and gave us everything. We owed Him everything and could give Him nothing – nothing, that is, except ourselves. And that is the very thing we refused to give. However, the peculiar love with which God loves us was never based upon our response.

“A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out….” (Isaiah 42:3, NIV)  What does the Lord mean by these strange, prophetic descriptions of Jesus? In the ancient world, a reed might be used to make a pen to write striking poetry, witty prose, or create beautiful art.  Or […]