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Being a Child of God


By Benjamin H. Liles

          John penned the words in his gospel narrative, "But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God" (1:12). I wonder, though, do we as followers of Christ show this in our daily walks? Are we going out of our way, putting to death the things of the flesh to ensure Christ is seen within us, working Himself outward to a lost and dying world? In all honesty, I have to say I feel I fall short of the standard Jesus gave to "love others."

Living Life in Jesus


By Benjamin H. Liles

          I know I have probably said this before, but it bears repeating again: Jesus Christ went to the cross to redeem His people from a life of sin and death. To return to living that way after Jesus says, "Go and sin no more" (John 5:14, John 8:11) is like a dog returning to its own vomit (see Proverbs 26:11). John, the disciple Jesus Christ loved, wrote, "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh, the desires of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not from the Father but from the world. The world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God remains forever" (1 John 2:15-17, Berean Study).

All Manner of Things (Book Reviews)


By Benjamin H. Liles

           Susie Finkbeiner's book All Manner of Things has been a highly anticipated book of 2019. Before I jump into the review of this book I want to mention how dedicated of an author she is. Susie is the bestselling author of A Cup of Dust, A Trail of Crumbs, and A Song of Home. She volunteers her time at Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and she speaks at retreats and women's conferences throughout Michigan.

Soul Sins (A Soundbite)


By Benjamin H. Liles

          A lot of people believe that when they die they aren't going to Heaven or Hell, kind of a holding place somewhere between. God says otherwise. "The soul who sins is the one who will die. A son will not bear the iniquity of the father, and a father will not bear the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will fall upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked man will fall upon him" (Ezekiel 18:20, Berean Study)