by Kevin Hazlett Faith ends where fear begins. This may seem like a bold statement. Yet as believers, we must come to a realization that a fear of anything except a healthy fear of God causes our journey of faith to come to a drastic halt. For God hath not given us the spirit of … Read More


We define singleness as simply, “without a spouse.” Every adult has at least spent some time in this condition, naturally. Some have never married, while others through whatever circumstances find themselves here. A 2017 study by the Pew Research Center that 42% of American adults live without a spouse or partner. Of those under age … Read More


As we approach our 71st anniversary, I rejoice in the Lord’s organism, the local New Testament church.  I am so glad that Jesus founded the church while He was here on earth and then empowered it on Pentecost in order that we may effectively fulfill the Great Commission. There are several analogies used to speak … Read More


If we set out today to make a list of all of the various types of parents that fall under the category of being a “Christian parent,” we could make an endless list with divisions and breakdowns of various types of parents. However, the truth is that all Christian parents can be placed under one … Read More


The Bible is a call to people to live godly lives. Trying to do this in your own strength will only yield frustration and failure. To be godly is to be holy; synonyms include devout, pious, righteous, and good. A godly Christian is a Christ-like individual. Psalm 24:3-4a says, “Who shall ascend into the hill … Read More


As a Christian father, I realize that I have the opportunity to impact and influence the lives of generations to follow through the life that I live and the instructions that I give.  In the book of Proverbs, Solomon used the phrase, “my son,” twenty-three times.  It was absolutely clear to him that he had … Read More


Do you ever talk to yourself?  I plead guilty.  I really don’t like to admit it because when I was young I remember my mom talking to herself and I said that I would never do that.  And, here I am, all grown up and I find myself talking to myself.  Sometimes I say good … Read More


Have you ever seen God reveal Himself in such a way that your faith soared to new heights? If you are a believer in Christ, you have. At a minimum, this happened at salvation. Before salvation, you had no faith. When you trusted Christ, your faith was born. It soared to a new height. But … Read More


“And ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” –Acts 1:8b In this passage, we are commanded to take the Gospel to all people, and based on the wording of this verse, we are to do it simultaneously. What … Read More


I was putting my salt and pepper shakers away on Sunday when some words I heard many years ago popped into my head. They were not life-changing or even that important. So why would I remember them so clearly? The time was 1967 and I was at a small Bible college. My work assignment was … Read More