The Return of Jacob

Wrestling Till Daybreak “If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God” (Genesis 28:20,21). When Paul discusses the Ancient Worthies in Hebrews chapter 11, he does so by way of exhortation to the saints of the Gospel Age. By remembering the faith demonstrated by the []

The Justice of Festus

Roman Jurisprudence “The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light” (Luke 16:8). by Carl Hagensick Roman law is considered the foundation for today’s judicial system. The Roman legal system slowly evolved from the law of the “twelve tables” in 449 BC to its final codification in the Justinian Code (circa 530 AD).1 At the time of Jesus and the apostles, it had developed into a full-blown legal system administered by appointed judges, or praetors. Felix []

In the Beginning

Overcoming The proud person is usually the last one to know that he is proud. Pride’s first victim was Lucifer. Overcoming Pride offers practical advice on how to see ourselves as others see us, and how to change our entire self. Overcoming Immorality tells us how the various forms of immorality originate in the heart and gives practical advice on how to turn one’s life around. Overcoming Depression identifies several kinds of irrational thinking that lead to depression. But truth is essential []

Overcoming Pride

We can swallow our pride; it is non-fattening. “The pride of life … is not of the Father, but is of the world” (1 John 2:16 NIV). Austin Williams It has been said that temper gets us into trouble … pride keeps us there. Listen to audio:  Pride is different from the other emotions (with the possible exception of anger) because we do not feel that anything is wrong with self. When overwhelmed with other emotions, we know for sure that something []