November 21, 2017

What Is the Point of Exercise?

Wally Morris It’s not a secret that obesity is a growing problem among Americans. I recently read that 69% of Americans are overweight. How ironic in a society that is fascinated by sports and fitness. Even small communities like the one I live in have a gym or YMCA. I have been cycling since the […]

David: A Man Chosen According to God’s Heart

Layton Talbert The Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart” (1 Sam. 13:14). This first reference to David in the Bible has been popularly enshrined in inspiring devotional terms. “A man after his own heart” — we tend to isolate that famous phrase and take it to mean that David was a […]

Looking for a Substitute for God

John C. Vaughn One of our FBFI Chaplains recently told me the story of a young soldier who came to him and shared that he was so discouraged that he spent every evening getting drunk to drown his emotional pain. The Chaplain had asked him, “How is that working out for you?” The soldier had […]

Godliness is the Fruit of Faith in God

Don Johnson On the whole, King David is considered to be a godly man, in spite of well-known lapses as a father, a man, and a national leader. We look to him as an example of godliness in part because the aftermath of his failures consistently saw him turning back to God in repentance. David […]

Honorable Manhood and Holy Culture

Taigen Joos There is no godliness without holiness. And yet the Bible says that there is no one who is holy, except one. God is holy. He is majestically holy, completely separate from and far above His creation, sitting upon the throne of the universe as its Creator and Sovereign Majesty. God is also morally […]

Two Problems Men Face

Thomas Overmiller My Bible uses the word man to refer to people in general, as in “mankind.” But when the Bible speaks about people who are men, the masculine gender specifically – I find the word man used for that as well. So when I read my English Bible, I am not always sure whether […]

The Good Shepherd is … the Lord of My Life

Dan Wokaty He Is a Jew But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. Romans 2:29 In the area where I live—Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico— the word “Jew” has been ascribed […]

Cultivating Faith (2): A Man of Perspective

Jim Oesterwind Genesis 12.5-20 The most wonderful result of cultivating a life of faith is that people will glimpse the character of God in one who genuinely believes His Word. God blessed Abraham, but in him blessed all the families of the earth (Genesis 12.1-3). There are two perspectives which become very important in the […]

Christlikeness – The Top Ten Traits According to the New Testament (2)

John Mincy Part One ♦ This is Part Two We are looking at the top ten character traits of Christ mentioned in the New Testament. So far we have covered numbers ten through six (wisdom, evangelistic, confrontive, others conscious, and Word conscious). Continuing our countdown, number five, He was God centered.

Christlikeness – The Top Ten Traits According to the New Testament (1)

John Mincy This is Part One ♦ Part Two We hear often the fact that we should be Christlike, and many Christian organizations state that Christlikeness is the ultimate goal of discipleship. Did you ever wonder what Christ was like? This study is limited to New Testament references to Christ’s character, those specifically associated with […]