Learning To Follow

As a general rule, few people enjoy following someone else. We have all sorts of pithy sayings to back that up. It is amazing that anyone wants to “play second fiddle” considering the way that term is passed around. But not everyone can be “the lead dog.” If there is to be any successful effort in which more than one person participates, someone is going to have to take the lead, which also implies that everyone else must be willing to follow. Continue reading “Learning To Follow”

QUESTION: Why did Jesus die?

ANSWER: Jesus came into this world to save sinners (I Timothy 1:15; John 1:29). Though “He knew no sin, He was made to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (II Corinthians 5:21). The blood of animals could not take away our sin (Hebrews 10:4), so Christ became the only perfect sacrifice, by which we could be sanctified (Hebrews 10:10-12) through His blood, which was shed for many for the remission of sins (Matthew 26:28). Continue reading “QUESTION: Why did Jesus die?”

Bee Sting, by Brett Petrillo

A family was casually driving around sightseeing on their vacation. It was a warm, clear, summer day and they were enjoying the breeze coming through the rolled down windows. Soon the peaceful drive was interrupted when a honeybee flew through the open windows and buzzed around the car. The young girl, allergic to bee stings, squirmed and shrieked as the bee flew close to her. She called out, “Daddy, daddy! It’s a bee! It’s going to sting me!” Continue reading “Bee Sting, by Brett Petrillo”