The following articles are related to the topic of GRATITUDE

Three Prayers of Thanksgiving

Out of the biblical doctrine of the "Fatherhood" of God naturally arises the concept of prayer. What child does not need, and wish, to communicate with his father? Thus, in the "model prayer," the Lord taught his disciples to pray: "Our Father in heaven" (Matthew 6:9). One manifestation of prayer that should flow abundantly from the heart of the Christian ... read more »

Is America Too Big to Fail?

For the past year or more of campaigning, we have been bombarded daily with news about our nation's terrible economic condition. Here in California, we've seen our property values plummet and our fuel prices soar to record levels over the summer. Now our unemployment rates are skyrocketing and our state government is on the brink of bankruptcy due to overwhelming ... read more »

May a Christian Address Christ in Praise or Prayer?

"Is it ever appropriate to pray to Jesus? Did he not teach us to pray, 'Our Father' (Matthew 6:9)? Did he not instruct his disciples that the time would come when nothing would be asked of him (John 16:23)? And is it appropriate to sing praises directly to Christ?" There appears to be a sincere but vocal minority within the ... read more »

Understanding Forgiveness

There may be no word in the English Bible that quickens the beat of a sinner's heart more than that of "forgiveness." Little wonder, then, that poet Alexander Pope wrote: "To err is human; to forgive, divine." In this study we wish to probe this theme from two vantage points: divine forgiveness, i.e., that which proceeds from God to man; ... read more »