The following articles are related to the topic of GRATITUDE

Three Prayers of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in prayer is a common theme in the Bible. This article focuses upon three “tenses” of prayers of thanksgiving.

Is America Too Big to Fail?

While politicians are promising hope and change, we would be wise to consider where success and failure actually come from.

May a Christian Address Christ in Praise or Prayer?

Some sincere Christians contend that the child of God may not address Christ, either in praise or through prayer. Will this case stand in the light of critical investigation? Carefully study this issue with us.

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.

Are Vegetarians Holier than Thou?

In recent years we have heard more and more about the so-called “animal rights” movement. This is but one of the by-products of the evolutionary philosophy which suggests that all of earth’s biological creatures share a common heritage.

Psalm 22: A Brief Analysis

There is no better way to start your day than to meditate upon the thrilling grace of God as manifested at Calvary twenty centuries ago. It invigorates the soul and instills a level of gratitude to the Creator that is unrivaled by anything else.

The Value of Persecution

Have you ever been persecuted for your faith? Have you suffered the abuse of others for Christ?

The Lord Is My Rock

The word “rock” is a common biblical metaphor. It illustrates many great truths about God. This article briefly surveys this topic.

Is Baptism a Gospel Obligation?

Some religious leaders deny that water baptism is an essential component in God’s plan for human redemption. Frequently, 1 Corinthians 1:17 is employed to argue this point. What is the truth regarding this matter?

The Twisted Logic of Liberalism

It is surely an oddity of modern liberalism within the body of Christ that some would appeal to the authority of Bible precedent to establish the premise that one needs no authority for what he practices in religion. This article addresses some of these current efforts.

Common Sense Courtesy

The Christian lives in a world where he interacts with other people on a daily basis. What sort of impression are we leaving upon others? The exercise of “common sense” principles of courtesy can have a wonderful effect upon your fellows. We reflect upon some of these in this week’s Penpoints article.

The Trail of Tears

More than 500 times in the Bible there is mention of human tears (crying). A consideration of the various emotions that generate tears is a fruitful study indeed. This week’s Penpoints takes a look at this topic.

The Value of Morning

At the dawning of the day, your body is as rested as it will be all day, your mind is the sharpest it will be all day—as yet uncluttered with numerous distractions. Why not take advantage of this quiet time?

Are You an Evangelist?

You may not be able to fulfill the role of a preacher, or teacher, or elder, or deacon. But in the general sense, you can be an evangelist. Here’s how.

The Dynamics of the Doxology

A “doxology” is an eruption of praise offered to deity. It glorifies God and is a commentary on the piety of the dedicated soul. Study this topic with us in this week’s Penpoints article.

Jehovah’s Righteous Branch

The prophets herald the coming of one who is designated as Jehovah’s “Branch.” Jeremiah’s emphasis of this theme is particularly compelling. Study this subject with us.