Biblical truths designed to help us live well for Jesus through the rest of the month.
This is Their Father’s World
During His life and ministry here on earth, the Lord Jesus was very clear that Satan is the “ruler of this world” (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11), and that he is a thief, murderer, and liar in whom resides no truth at all (John 8:44). And Jesus also declared that Satan is the spiritual father of… Continue reading This is Their Father’s World
Brothers and Sisters, Hang in There!
This essentially was the repeated exhortation in the Book of Hebrews. Life was difficult and challenging for believers in the first century. As some Christians began to buckle under the pressures exerted on them by the culture, and the Evil One behind the culture, they needed a reminder of what is true. The author of…
Returning from Israel
Just a couple of days ago we returned from Israel where we led a group of forty-four delightful believers through the Land of the Bible. We went to many of the usual spots around Galilee, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem. In light of this trip, it seemed good to share just a few observations with…
Guns in America
The matter of guns in America continues to be front page news as almost daily there are shootings, where multiple people are killed. Added to this terrible reality is the dramatic uptick in the shootings of those in law enforcement. All this is so very painful to see and hear. The response…
Are You Serious?
What a stupid statement he just made! That thought crosses our minds and sometimes our lips as we hear a politician, a news anchor or our neighbor say things that are clearly bizarre. And we wonder if they really believe the stuff they are saying. Surely, we think, no sane person could believe that. But…
Christmas: Past, Present and Future
For many of us, there are certain things that have become part of our Christmastime routine. One of mine is that I make sure that I watch Dicken’s “Christmas Carol” with George C. Scott playing Ebenezer Scrooge. He does a masterful job of depicting the tight-fisted, grumpy Ebenezer, who was visited by three spirits in…
God Did Show Up for the Mid-Term Elections
Now that the mid-term elections are over, the good news is that we are now spared the endless, caustic campaign attack ads that assaulted our minds and hearts. What a relief that we can now return instead to seeing the pharmaceutical advertisements which warn us of possible massive organ failure if we choose to take…
Celebrating Halloween – Should We or Should We Not?
Perhaps it’s my background, but I never cease to be amazed how many people these days so enthusiastically celebrate Halloween. Houses are decorated with spooky graveyards, skeletons, a witch or two, and the mandatory ghosts. Eerie music and subtle lighting are added for effect. Towns will have Halloween parades and even adults get into their…
Is God Indifferent or Indulgent?
I was in a store very recently where my ear drums were assaulted by the powerful screaming of a child. The decibel level was quite high and went on for quite a while. The parent apparently was unable to muffle the piercing cries of their offspring. It can be a fascinating spectacle to observe a…