Church Discipline

Q: How are you to treat close family members who are into perverted lifestyles that are considered an abomination to the Lord?       A: A lot of family members struggle with this issue. The first thing a believer must do to determine how to properly respond to certain individuals is to discern if that member […]

FIREBRANDS

FIREBRANDS By Rayola Kelley       The other day I was talking to a friend, and she asked me about firebrands when it comes to our Christian faith. I guess for me I have my own definition of what a firebrand is. To me Elijah and John the Baptist were examples of firebrands. They were both […]

Repent Or Perish

REPENT OR PERISH By Rayola Kelley       Jesus was very clear that there are only two responses when it comes to one’s spiritual life and direction in Luke 13:3 & 5, “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” One must surely repent which means to turn away from the […]

God’s Love

Q: I recently read that God’s “purpose in making humans was to make someone to love. We exist because He wanted to love us and be loved by us.” This simple explanation of why we’re here is less than satisfying to my spirit. Where does it say something to this effect in the Bible? A: […]

THE WORLDLY CIRCUS

The other morning as I was trying to wake out of a deep sleep, I had to wade through a dream. Granted, dreams can be a combination of something you watched on TV, something you have been or are involved with, something you ate, a part of your body complaining about some discomfort, or the […]

Two Trees in the Garden

      Q: I have various questions about the two main trees in Eden, “the tree of knowledge of good and evil and the tree of life.” Is the tree of good and evil, the tree of right and wrong as determined by each person who is leaning on their own understanding? Does eating the fruit […]

Facing the Elements

Part 15 WHAT SIDE ARE YOU ON? By Rayola Kelley           It is clear we are living in precarious times. It is easy to get caught up with the many facets of the battle that is raging in this country for the soul of this nation, the minds of our children, and the hearts of […]

UFO

       Q: “Do you believe in UFOs and aliens from outer space?”       A: I believe there are unidentified flying objects that the regular public knows nothing about, but according to the information I have read, governments of the world know exactly what these flying objects are but they are keeping us in the dark. […]

Facing the Elements Part 14

KING OF THE MOUNTAIN By Rayola Kelley We live in a world of conflict. Most of the conflict has nothing to do with right or wrong. It reminds me of a game I played as a kid. It was called, “the king of the mountain.” It is where a group of kids find some small […]

Facing The Elements Part 13

Facing the Elements Part 13 GRAY DAYS By Rayola Kelley       We are in the time of what I consider to be the “in-between” of seasons. It’s still winter, but we’re just a little over a month away from stepping into spring. This is a period of gray days. Recently, the fog hangs around nearly […]