Christian Articles Archive

An Encouraging Word

by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

New "Learning from Jesus," Joyful Heart, 7 May 2020. Reflections on Jesus' invitation to take his yoke upon you and learn from him, for his yoke is easy and his burden is light.

New "Regaining Your First Love," Joyful Heart, 3 April 2020. Thoughts on Revelation 2:4, on how a believer can renew a love relationship with the Lord, after drifting into good works without the core of a close relationship.

"The Steadfast Love of the Lord," an exposition of Lamentations 3:22-23, God's mercies that never fail, that are new every morning, 'Great Is Thy Faithfulness.'

"Everlasting Arms." An exposition of the passage, "and underneath are the everlasting arms" (Deuteronomy 33:27) which refers to God's strength and willingness to do battle on our behalf.

"God's Irrepressible Glory," reflections on Isaiah 6:3, "the whole earth is full of His glory." Joyful Heart, June 25, 2019.

"Tennis Mirrors Christian Life," reflections on the importance of perseverance and grit needed to have victory in the Christian life. The Joyful Heart, July 3, 2004.

"Don't Despise the Day of Small Things," Sunday Digest, October 10, 1993, p. 8. Also in Evangel, August 29, 1993, pp. 7-8. Recalling the disillusionment of the rebuilding of the temple with our own discouragement over small beginnings.

"The Great Earthworm Race," Sunday Digest, April 25, 1993, pp. 6-7. Also in Evangel, August 22, 1993, p. 7; Standard, September 19, 1993, pp. 1-2 A humorous piece about seeking God's direction in our lives.

"Always Abounding," Acorns, October 10, 1990, pp. 1-2. A brief exposition of 1 Corinthians 15:58, designed to encourage the weary..

"Ode to the Tallest Redwood," a poem which reflects on the willingness of redwoods to stand in the forest despite windstorm and fire. An encouragement to church leaders based on Ephesians 6:10-13.

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