The Bible and Self-Esteem
Does the Bible contain the secret to a health self-image?
Hand me a pill; my syndrome is bugging me!
Some protest the use of illegal drugs by a glazed-eyed sub-culture, all the while popping pills daily to cope with a variety of problems common to humanity.
The Christian and Depression
In spite of relative prosperity, better health, and considerable freedom, many people (even Christians) suffer with depression. What does the Bible say about depression? Is there a spiritual solution for this mental state?
A Prayer of the Afflicted: A Study of Psalm 102
A simple statement spoken in sincerity, “I know how you feel,” are words that are like apples of gold in settings of silver ... especially during times of great tragedy and distress.
The Value of Modesty
Is modesty a lost virtue? Can it be regained?
The Devastating Effects of Divorce
The marriage principles found in the Bible have a purpose; they are designed for our benefit.
Debt and Depression
One of the significant causes of depression today is indebtedness.
Coping with Problems
The Bible provides answers to many of our problems.
Three Views of Self
None of us lives an isolated existence. While we see ourselves in a certain light, others may view us quite differently. Our Creator looks at us with absolute accuracy!
Modern Psychology and the Bible
Exactly what is “psychology” and how does this area of interest relate to the Bible?
Sleep: An Evidence of Divine Design
One of the first recorded activities of man in the book of Genesis was “sleep.” Exactly what is this strange experience? Did God design it?
John Kitto’s Beautiful Tribute to “Woman”
John Kitto was a remarkable Bible scholar of the 1800’s. His essay on “Woman,” penned in 1850, is a delightful composition in tribute to one of God’s finest creations.
Life and Death Ethical Issues
In this world of technological achievement, the human family is confronted with numerous life-and-death decisions that are taxing indeed. Frequently we struggle with such issues. The Scriptures—divinely given and perpetually relevant—can guide us in these heart-rending decisions if we will seek their counsel.
That Nameless, Unreasoning, Unjustified Terror
In an era of great distress, President Franklin Roosevelt offered our nation some wise words of comfort. His sentiments were never more needed than now.
Agape — A Christian Husband’s Obligation
In this article, Jason Jackson considers the divine imperative, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it” (Eph. 5:25). A husband, living like God wants him to live, will learn to love his wife according to Christ’s example, giving himself selflessly for her spiritual needs. That is agape — a Christian husband’s eternally rewarding obligation.
He Restores My Soul
Does your soul need to be restored? The Great Shepherd of Psalm 23 promises to restore our souls.
Is Fasting for Christians Today?
Should Christians practice fasting?
Matthew Henry: Commentator for the Common Person
Matthew Henry’s commentaries on the Bible have been popular for some three centuries. They provide devotional material that refreshes the spirit. The Bible student may wish to know something of Henry’s background.
Is It a Sin for a Christian To Be Depressed?
“Is it a sin for a Christian to be depressed? I am depressed sometimes, and I feel guilty about it. Can you give me any advice?” Christians should have the “peace that passes all understanding,” which Paul describes in Philippians 4:6-7. But this assurance is conditioned on habitually fighting anxiety through prayer. In life, we will all suffer emotional downturns. But Christians look to Christ for comfort and support, and they will be blessed through the divine promise of peace.
Is Pledging One’s Weekly Contribution Wrong?
Is it wrong for the elders of a local congregation to ask the members to “pledge” what they intend to give each week into the church treasury for the coming year?