Conquering Gluttony

"and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony." - Proverbs 23:2Scott H. Bowerman is the pastor of The Hilton Presbyterian Church in Newport News, Virginia. Describing himself as a "recovering glutton," he once weighed 265 pounds. He writes: "For years...

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Be Self-Controlled

“The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.” – 1 Peter 4:7Charles Colson visited the Humanita Prison in Sao Jose dos Campos Brazil during the 1980’s and was astonished how Christ changed inmates lives.He wrote:...

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The Apartment

Thirty years ago, a Frenchman named Andre-Francois Raffray made what he considered a "great deal" that could only benefit him. He agreed to pay a 90-year-old woman $500 a month until she died. In return, he would own her sought-after grand apartment in the south of...

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