A Sedative for Every Sorrow

After a little while, you will see Me! – John 16:17 Those sweet tender words, “After a little while,” have deep thoughts in them, like the still ocean at the twilight, thoughts too deep for our fathoming. They breathe some precious comfort to those believers whose burdens are heavy, either with care, or poverty, or sickness. Neither shall the mourner … Continue reading A Sedative for Every Sorrow

Top 10 Fight of Faith Articles of 2021

Here at the Fight of Faith, 2021 was a good year, and I have you to thank. More and more people are stopping by and it is greatly appreciated. Below you will find the top 10 articles of 2021, but before I list them, I need to say thank you to a few people and … Continue reading Top 10 Fight of Faith Articles of 2021

How to Redeem the Time

How do we redeem the time? The key to understanding how to do that is by understanding what it means when Paul says, "the days are evil." This sermon I preached at Bethel Grace Baptist Church in Bellflower, CA, takes a convicting and encouraging look at Eph 5:11-21. As you will see below, it is … Continue reading How to Redeem the Time

Hope Shone Forth From An Infant Child: A Christmas Poem

Hope shone forth from an infant child,in the manger that cold dark night.In humility, God himself appeared mild,yet His plan moved forth in all its might. Salvation to humanity was born;the angels could not help but sing.This Infant Child would bear our scorn;the newborn Sovereign King. Helpless was mankind in sinuntil the star shone forth … Continue reading Hope Shone Forth From An Infant Child: A Christmas Poem

The Four Separations of Sin

Right now, you and I are experiencing the effects of sin, even if we are not conscious of it. When Adam fell and sin entered this world, it wreaked all kinds of havoc. One of sin’s most detrimental effects is that it causes separation, specifically, four types of separation. Francis Schaeffer once laid these out in his book, Genesis … Continue reading The Four Separations of Sin

Sin, Sorrow, and the Joy of Christmas

The lights glow softly, the Christmas music plays, and wondrous thoughts of the birth of our Savior fill our minds. What a blessing it is for the believer who still finds childlike joy at this time of year. Being “grown-up” is a bit over-rated because being “grown-up,” according to the world, usually entails a constant stiff upper lip … Continue reading Sin, Sorrow, and the Joy of Christmas

Don’t Choose Second-Rate Good Things

We must always be making choices in this world. We cannot take up everything that lies in our path, and we ought to choose the best things. Even among right things there is room for choice, for some right things are better than others. There are many Christians, however, who do not habitually choose the … Continue reading Don’t Choose Second-Rate Good Things

Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas

It is that time again. Thanksgiving has come and gone, and many have already frantically begun to prepare for Christmas. The sales are plentiful, the shoppers are swarming, and the decorations and music add warmth everywhere you visit. However, even with all of these things, we can still miss Christmas. To help prepare our hearts, please take … Continue reading Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Leanness of Soul

Many people live with leanness of soul. It is a spiritual condition related to gratitude, and we get a glimpse of it in Psalm 106. The psalm begins by calling the people of God to praise and thanksgiving. The following 12 verses continue by reminding them of God’s great and merciful works. How He showed His power and set … Continue reading Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Leanness of Soul

A Profound Moment on the Road to Emmaus

There are moments in scripture that are easy to miss, but they are deeply profound if we take time to consider them. One of those moments happens on the road to Emmaus. Jesus speaks two words in light of the context that reveals a world of encouragement. It is resurrection Sunday. A handful of people … Continue reading A Profound Moment on the Road to Emmaus