• Alone with God's Word
    Cut an army off from its supplies, and it must soon retreat. Cut a Christian off from his Bible, "the sword of the Spirit," and he is bound to be defeated in the conflict with the enemy. Our Master, when on earth, knew the Scriptures. He made them a part of His life, and He vanquished the enemy with, "It is written." Jesus prayed, "S […]
  • A Strange Question
    A gentile centurion came to Jesus to request healing for his servant. Jesus eagerly responded, "I will come and heal him." "The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed." Jesus was so impressed that He said to the Jews standing around […]
  • Why Is It So Hard
    I've noticed that I become more energized when I resurrect an old offense and tell someone who hasn't heard the story of how it happened and the pain it's caused me. We get a dark comfort by holding on to our victim status, by seeking pity in which we can wallow, by taking the stage to relive an old hurt. When we've had weeks, or months, […]
  • Son of Man
    Much of the New Testament makes no sense unless Daniel's visions are taken into account. The key figure in Daniel bears the title, "the Son of Man," which was the title Jesus used for Himself more than any other - more than 90 times in the four Gospels. By repeatedly calling Himself "the Son of Man" - all the while living out the pri […]
  • The Final Season
    As the conquest of the Promised Land reached its conclusion, Joshua, also at the end of his life and career, challenged the people: "But if you don't want to worship the Lord, then choose right now!  Will you worship the same idols your ancestors did? Or since you're living on land that once belonged to the Amorites, maybe you'll worship […]
  • What Have They Seen In Your House
    Kind words, pleasant looks, a cheerful countenance, throw a charm around the Christian that makes his influence almost irresistible. This is a way to gain respect, and extend the sphere of usefulness, which costs but little. It is the religion of Christ in the heart that causes the words issuing therefrom to be gentle and the demeanor condescending, even to […]
  • Romans - God's Firstborn Son
     On Bible Study - Our problem is, we see verses and words when we ought to see the story that gives the verses and words their meaning. We see isolated lines of information when we ought to see characters and themes moving toward a cohesive endgoal. We see detached pieces of data from which we construct theological arguments when we ought to see a big and be […]
  • Jesus and I are Friends
    The world owes much to the friends of Jesus. In all ages they have lifted up the Redeemer of the world that He might draw all to Himself. Their lives have demonstrated His power to save from sin; their faithful service has helped to interpret to the world the love of the sinner's Friend. The world's greatest need today is the need of  Christians wh […]
  • Impacting Prayers
    I want to pray like that. Impacting prayers. Prayers that make a real difference in the world.  How can we pray in a way that changes things? First, pray honestly. Don?t try to ?look good? in front of God. He already knows all about you. He knows your bitterness, shame, anger, doubt, etc. He knows your heart? better than you do. Yet He waits for you to compl […]
  • The Second Coming
    What an incredible God! This is the most powerful Being in the universe and yet He refuses to overpower us. He does not want a master-servant relationship with us but rather a husband-wife relationship. In other words, He wants voluntary love to be the motivating power that defines our relationship with Him.  God pledges Himself to be our faithful spiritual […]

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