In 2 Thessalonians 1:3 Paul commended the church for its growing faith. He said, “your faith groweth exceedingly and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth.” Even in the midst of trouble and trials, these newborn babes were making spiritual progress. Wouldn’t it be great if this could be said of you and me? Growing in faith is necessary and vital to our salvation. But, what does it mean to grow in faith? Growing in faith involves at least three basic elements. Continue reading “ARE YOU GROWING IN FAITH?, by John M. Moore”


The following points are adapted from an article by Bobby Key which appeared in The Four State Gospel News, Feb. 1984. 

 1. Don’t ever provoke anger needlessly.  Avoid people and situations that make you angry (Ps. 37:8)

2. Never make an important decision when angry.  It’s impossible to be logical in such situations.

3. Don’t talk when angry!  Words spoken in anger become two-edged sword which cut both ways.  One sister in Christ told me that her grandfather used to say, “The least said the easiest mended”.  It is best to hold our tongue when feeling anger (Proverbs 29:20; 15:1; Eccl. 7:9; Eph. 4:26).

 4. Don’t go to bed angry.  You won’t sleep well.

 5. Pray!  The surest way of killing bitterness and anger is to pray for the person you are tempted to hate (1 Tim. 2:8; Rom. 12:19-21).

Leon Brashear

Good Reasons To Attend Every Service

An elderly lady, dreadfully crippled with arthritis, used to hobble painfully to church services on two crutches. It was an agonizing ordeal for her. Someone in the congregation asked her how she managed to be at every service. Her answer was, “My heart gets there first and my legs just follow after.” Can it be that we don’t have an attendance problem so much as we have a “heart” problem? Note what our Lord said in Matthew 6:21: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Let us look at some reasons why we as Christians should attend every service: Continue reading “Good Reasons To Attend Every Service”