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”

Fruitful in the land of Affliction

The people who consistently manifest the greatest joy are those who refuse to be discouraged by their circumstances. Someone has said, “If life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.”

Charles Goodyear’s lemon was a prison sentence, resulting from a contempt of court citation. While in prison, Goodyear became an assistant in the kitchen, and while there, he continued to work on an idea. In the process, he discovered a method for vulcanizing rubber. His lemon, a prison sentence, became our lemonade. He produced better tires which meant better travel and a better way of life. Continue reading “Fruitful in the land of Affliction”