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Tag Archives: humility
It is said that a tradition sprang up, in the early years of church history, concerning the garments worn following baptism. The historian Philip Schaff wrote, “During the week following, the neophytes wore white garments as a symbol of purity” … Continue reading
I was in a conversation with a Christian, a member of the body of Christ. The conversation turned to God’s plan of salvation. The man said, “I do not believe that my grandparents will be lost. They were good people.” … Continue reading
“He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8). The prophet Micah was trying to promote … Continue reading
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3). The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) form the first part of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). “Beatitude” is derived from the Latin “beatus” meaning “blessed.” … Continue reading
“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 … Continue reading
“Pugh! I am not touching his feet.” Such may be the reaction one would get today to the idea of washing another’s feet. However, the washing of feet is commended in the Bible (Luke 7:36-46; John 13:3-14; 1 Timothy 5:9-10). … Continue reading
“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5). These words closely connect in thought with the previous verse: “Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also the interests … Continue reading
The church is composed of those of different geographical origins, cultures, ethnicities, educational achievements, occupations, and even hobbies. How can true lasting unity be maintained? I would suggest that it is possible for true Biblical unity to be maintained, if … Continue reading