Concentrating on God’s love can bring overflowing joy

By Leonard Lauriault “Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (Watts, 1719; Luke 2: 1-20; be sure to read all the scripture references).” We should be glad Jesus came to earth because we can have many blessings in him, including righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit and the hope of glory – [...]

Watch out, things change faster than you think

I recently remembered an occasion on which I was paddled at school. I’m sure this happened many times; but, frankly, I remember only this one occasion (my parents’ spankings were much more memorable). As best as I can recall, I was just sitting at my desk, minding my own business when my sixth grade teacher [...]

Examining unconditional eternal security

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist Overheard once after a funeral: “He went to church when he was younger, so he’ll be alright.” Such statements are based in the un-Biblical philosophy that once one becomes a Christian, he cannot lose his salvation. John 10:28, 29 and Romans 8:38, 39 (read those verses) are commonly misused to [...]

God gives his people what they need to live

Leonard Lauriault I’ve heard that preachers eat fried chicken to get even with the rooster for reminding Peter he hadn’t been faithful in keeping his promise to always stand by Jesus (Matthew 26: 31-35; 69-75). Learning from the rooster incident, Peter determined to keep Christians (including us) reminded of the unchanging value of knowing Jesus [...]