Metalworkers in the Bible

Metalworkers in the Bible

     Metalworkers in Bible times held a very important occupation. Their job included digging ore from the ground, refining metal, and working the metal into useful objects such as weapons, tools, cooking utensils, and musical instruments.      Different terms describing metalworkers in the Bible include artificer, smith, coppersmith, craftsman, and silversmith. By going to the Scriptures, we… Continue Reading

The Body of Christ: A Team Built for Victorious Living

The Body of Christ: A Team Built for Victorious Living

     What does a committed, passionate group of people look like? How do they act? What do they do? Consider for a moment the 2008 National Basketball Association (NBA) champions in the United States, the Boston Celtics. This team was led by three outstanding stars—the “Big Three,” as some referred to them—who first became Celtic teammates… Continue Reading

Loving Service—Always in Style!

Loving Service—Always in Style!

     Style! Being in style is a topic of conversation in many avenues of life in our day and time. Subjects may range from the style of our hair or clothing to cars and cuisine. I’ve often heard style spoken of in terms of how a particular athlete or musician performs. Style is something we all… Continue Reading

Our Cheerful Response to God’s Love

Our Cheerful Response to God’s Love

     In our economic cultures today, many people are challenged to make ends meet. The cost of basic necessities continues to increase, and their finances may become stretched tight. Often they become fearful and then begin entangling themselves in things of the world to maintain their standard of living. How can the disciple avoid this downward… Continue Reading

Joseph’s Robe of Heirship

Joseph’s Robe of Heirship

     According to Eastern customs, when a son was given his heirship at the time of his father’s death, he was called to his father’s bedside and was presented with a robe, the robe of heirship. However, in Light through an Eastern Window, Bishop K. C. Pillai explained that sometimes the father designated his heir before… Continue Reading

Prayers and Intercessions for Those in Positions of Authority

Prayers and Intercessions for Those in Positions of Authority

     Growing up in a small midwestern town in the United States of America, I remember developing an appreciation for my country and the many freedoms it provides. My gratitude grew during my time as a member of the United States Marine Corps. I loved serving my country, and every day when I put on my… Continue Reading

The Life-style of Reaching Out with God’s Word

The Life-style of Reaching Out with God’s Word

     When I was a little girl, I participated in the local Girl Scout program. My favorite and also most challenging part of the program came in the fall when we sold Girl Scout Cookies. I loved the excitement of meeting people and telling them about our cookies. I remember mapping out my neighborhood as well… Continue Reading

“Let’s Play Ball!”

“Let’s Play Ball!”

     Several years ago my grandson decided he wanted to play basketball. But by the time he let his dad know, all the teams had been filled. Since there were other boys who needed a team to play on as well, my grandson’s dad (my oldest son) decided to form them into a team and coach… Continue Reading

Under the Fig Tree

Under the Fig Tree

     So many scriptures can be understood by simply reading what’s written in the verse. But at times we may need to look at Eastern customs in order to understand an expression. Let’s see an expression Jesus used in the Gospel of John about a disciple named Nathanael. John 1:48: Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest… Continue Reading

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