Evangelist Billy Sunday: “The well-known village atheist was seen running vigorously to the site of a burning church building, intent on joining with others in helping to extinguish the flames. A neighbor, observing him, exclaimed in amazement, “This is something new for YOU!–I never saw you going to church before!” The atheist replied, “Well, this […]Read more
I confess up front. I am deplorable. But that is not because I am in the basket that HRC described, nor because I am entrenched as a supporter of the “Donald”. I am deplorable because I was born that way. So were you. Wretched, deserving of condemnation, unworthy, despicably bad, are just a few of […]Read more
The Deluge of the ‘Dones’.
‘Dones’ are a group that is on the rise in western culture, it seems to me. Not long ago I read a book entitled The Rise of the Nones, which spoke of that group who on a census when asked their religion mark the selection ‘None’. There seems to be a deluge of another group […]Read more
What Does the Instruction Manual Say?
When is the last time you gave serious consideration to the directions our LORD Jesus left us with in our instruction manual? His final words before departing from the world focus on what we have called the Great Commission. It constitutes His last command to us. In my opinion it becomes the measuring stick of […]Read more
“Send Me the Bill!”
“Send me the Bill!” said my Dad. Well, I am getting ahead of myself. I was in the 4th grade, my least favorite of my elementary school grades. I had a teacher that thought much too highly of herself and often at the expense of embarrassing her students. I was on the receiving end of […]Read more
Raising Hope, Out of Hopelessness.
Hopelessness is a terrible place to find yourself. It arises out of a sense of desperation that is so great that emotionally someone just gives in, or worse, gives up. Often it is from those times of absolute despair and hopelessness that God works His greatest miracles in our lives. Martin Luther said, “God made […]Read more
How to Wait for Jesus!
What are we supposed to do while we wait for Jesus? I have recently seen some articles written where people have taken an attitude that since Jesus said things were going to get real bad right before He returned, we shouldn’t worry about the condition of our society and our world. Think for a moment […]Read more
God Gave You a Paid Receipt
Receipts are a part of our daily routines. We pay for gas, groceries, or any number of other things in our lives and we receive a receipt that it has been paid. I had a bill with an accountant last year from doing my taxes. I made a partial payment, but was surprised by a […]Read more
Death and Dying Suck
Death sucks. My mom would wash my mouth out for using that word when I was growing up. But there is no better way to say it. Death is our enemy, or so says the apostle Paul in I Corinthians 15. “The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.” (v. 26). We find all […]Read more
What Color of Glasses do You Wear?
Most of us have likely heard the expression, “Looking at everything through ‘rose colored glasses.” It suggests seeing things with an exaggerated sense of a positive attitude that may ignore the ultimate reality of a situation. All of us see our world through a set of lens that have been shaped by our culture, our […]Read more