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Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech ye therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,...

Successful Navigation for Men and Nations

One of my most cherished possessions is a diploma sitting on a shelf in my office. I received it long years ago in the springtime of my...

The Greatest Story Ever Told

The ordeal was over - the agony in the Garden where he sweated great drops of blood while his closest friends fell asleep on watch;...

The Final Challenge

It was a Sunday, the last one before Passover. Jesus of Nazareth is consciously making preparations to enter Jerusalem as the Messiah....

The Day After Christmas

Luke 2:1-20 It starts, sometimes, as early as August. You know what I mean - the Christmas season. The first signs begin to appear in...

A Christmas Story

She was a mother with five children, the oldest nearing high school graduation, the youngest around six - four boys and one girl. ...

It's Going To Be OK

"Fear not." How many times do we read in the Scriptures where God, either directly or through his messengers, uttered those words to his...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Or so they tell us. J.C. Penney has a television commercial wishing everyone Joy, Comfort,...

Ready?

Have you ever noticed how we deal with death in our society? First of all, we really don't deal with it very well. We try to avoid the...

Keeping Perspective

Writing to followers of Jesus in Rome, the Apostle Paul penned these words: "For we know that the whole creation has been groaning...

Senior Strength

There are many great men of God in the Bible; too many to list them all. But those like Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, David, James,...

What's Precious?

What is precious to you? Have you ever called your grandchild, “precious”? Your spouse? Are there things that you hold precious? I...

Illusions and False Assurance

One of the marks of genuine salvation is that you love the company of those who love the Lord, who love his Word, and who love one...

This is the Day!

This is the day! This is the day that gives us hope. Not "I hope so" kind of hope, but "I know so" kind of hope. This is the day that...

What's So Good About Good Friday?

Today is Good Friday. But what's good about it? On this day the worst crime ever committed occurred, the worst injustice, the worst...

Unlimited Power

What do you think is the greatest exhibit of power in the history of mankind? When asked, some responded by: the atomic bomb at...

Are You Up for It?

Knowing his days were now numbered, the Apostle Paul sent one last letter of encouragement and instruction to Timothy, his beloved son in...

Trusting God in Our Most Difficult Times.

Many times, while we served as missionaries in Honduras, I was faced with difficult decisions, some of which not only affected Margaret...

Seasons

As I sit to write this morning the sky is blue, the sun is shining, and the temperature is just about perfect. It's such a beautiful day...

Our New Home

In our new home we will be far from the demands and burdens of the world we now dwell in. The scenery in the new heaven and new earth...

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