A New Perspective

A very wise person once said, "It is more important to ask the right question than to discover the right answers." Peter asked a familiar question in Matthew 19:27 - "Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?" Many Christians today are still asking the question, "What will I get out of this? What's in it for me?" Many church members, when asked to serve in the local church in some capacity or … Continue Reading ››

Praise the Lord

The triumphant nations went wild with joy at the defeat of Germany. The noise of drums, horns, and other things was deafening. The sights were indescribable. It was V Day. Psalm 33 sends out a clarion call to go wild with joy, the joy of the Lord. "Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully … Continue Reading ››

Genuine Freedom

     "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free"(John 8:32).
As we celebrate Independence Day on July 4, I am reminded that there is a greater liberty than that which we enjoy as citizens of the United States of America. I am speaking, of course, of the liberty we enjoy as believers in Jesus Christ. Spiritual freedom from sin can be viewed in three distinct ways. First, when we believe upon Christ as our … Continue Reading ››

The Best Is Yet to Come

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.  ~ I John 3:2
The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ will bring to reality all that our hearts have longed for as believers. "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know … Continue Reading ››

More is Caught Than Taught

"And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4). What can we do to protect our children? Remember this - "More is caught than taught." The home is the schoolhouse of life. Studies have proven that the home produces 80% or more of the influences - good or bad - that will mold the life of a child. This is precisely why we must, as Christian parents, increase our involvement to influence … Continue Reading ››

Jesus Only

When Jesus was transfigured on the Holy Mountain, "...there talked with two men, which were Moses and Elijah" (Luke 9:30). Moses represents the Law and Elijah represents the prophets. What did they talk about? Scripture gives us the answer: they communed about the Cross (v. 31). When Peter suggested paying homage to Moses, Elijah, and Jesus (v. 33), it seems God wasn't too interested with the proposal. He spoke from heaven, telling the disciples to listen to Jesus (vv. 34-35). Then Moses and Elijah disappeared, and … Continue Reading ››

Remembering the Sacrifice

Every Memorial Day, we as a nation remember those who have died in the service of their country. In the United States of America, a place where such remembrances carry an emotional and profound significance is Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, DC. This famous national cemetery is a serious place where, due to the passing of aging war veterans and the ongoing fighting around the world, there are currently about 27 to 30 military funerals every day, Monday through Friday, and 6 to 8 services … Continue Reading ››

Elevators Can Let You Down!

"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" (Deuteronomy 31:6).
Have you ever heard someone say, "I just find it hard to believe in a God I cannot see"? Such folks do not realize the implications of what they are saying. These are the same people who often accept the daily weather forecast, believe the news stories, use bridges … Continue Reading ››

The Influence of Godly Mothers

This Sunday, May 14, we pause to honor that special person in our lives whom we lovingly call "Mother." The Bible says of the virtuous woman and mother described in Proverbs 31:10-31, " Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her" (Proverbs 31:28). History records that almost all Christian workers who have been greatly used of God had godly, devoted mothers. It is no accident that God put His hand upon a young man named Timothy, for he grew … Continue Reading ››

Remove Not the Ancient Landmark

Proverbs 22:28, "Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set." The historical record is clear - America was founded upon Christian principles. America's founding fathers believed that a widespread faith in God was the true source of America's greatness. They would see today's war against Christianity by our government, our educational institutions, the media, and throughout our popular culture as a grave threat to America's survival as a free nation. Here is what America's founding fathers believed: "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too … Continue Reading ››

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