Seasonal

The Evil of Ungratefulness

Every year in late November, Americans are reminded to be thankful. Though some National Football League broadcasters have done their best to rename the day after the traditional main course of the meal (i.e., “Turkey Day”), thoughtful Americans persist in calling the day what it was...

Holidays: Do You Really Enjoy Them?

It might surprise you to know that not everyone loves the holidays. Yes, really. There are those whose work is severely interrupted and cannot wait for the days to return to normal. Though they may not say, “Bah, humbug,” they survive best in the routine of...

A Ka-ching Thanksgiving

There is one day that we as a nation, from our earliest history, have set aside to thank God for His blessings. The Pilgrim Fathers did not know that their first Thanksgiving Day would result in a national holiday celebrated for hundreds of years. Centuries of...

31 Reasons Why Believers Should Give Thanks

Because God is good. 1 Chronicles 16:34 Because it is a correct response to God’s righteousness. Psalm 7:17 Because the Lord helps us. Psalm 28:7 Because thanksgiving glorifies God. Psalm 50:23 Because His name is good. Psalm 54:6 Because thanksgiving magnifies God. Psalm 69:30 Because God...

What About Your Relatives?

In the New Testament, we find new believers confronting their own family first with the gospel. One writer calls this “oikos evangelism.” The word “oikos” means “household” in the language of the New Testament. A model for reaching our families is found in the first encounter...