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They do it to obtain a corruptible crown…

05/27/2008

"Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible" (1 Corinthians 9:25). The Spokane Chiefs discovered at the 2008 Memorial Cup just how short-lived the glory is, and just how corruptible the trophies are, that …

A day for remembering…and praying to the Almighty

05/26/2008

A n excerpt from President Bush's speach at Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day 2008 : Here in Washington and across our country, we pay tribute to all who have fallen -- a tribute never equal to the debt they are owed. We will forever honor their memories. We will forever search for their comrades, …

The Loveliness of Christ

05/22/2008

When my father passed away five months ago, a dear friend gave my mother, myself, and each of my brothers a copy of a tiny little leather-bound book The Loveliness of Christ by Samuel Rutherford. Soon afterwards, looking for a devotional book to use in our family's morning devotions, I picked it up …

Unto you is born Christ the Lord

05/17/2008

“Yes,” said Queen Lucy. “In our world too, a stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world.” These words from Narnian adventurer Lucy Pevensie in C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle well articulate the irony and the majesty of the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Only the wisdom of …

Funeral - a good opportunity to preach the gospel to Hindus

05/12/2008

We recently received this grievous news concerning pastor Stephen in India (you may wish to read the earlier report and prayer request regarding him). Please, please remember this dear brother in your prayers. May the Lord make him and his children a monument of His grace and provision and …

Myanmar tragedy another opportunity to “do unto others”

05/09/2008

A recent New York Times article reports that, even as possible casualties from the cyclone that hit Myanmar approach 100,000, there is still resistance by its almost totalitarian government to allow foreign aid, and especially American aid. The American government has, in the past, expressed its …

the Jesus gospel

05/06/2008

A recent book written by Steve Chalke, The Lost Message of Jesus (2003) has provoked considerable controversy within evangelical Christian circles. In a withering critique of classic Christian theology, Chalke famously claims that "the cross isn't a form of cosmic child abuse—a vengeful father, …

Pray for Stephen in Tamil Nadu, India

05/02/2008

As you may know, the Baptist Bible Hour has an affiliate ministry Good Samaritan in Tamil Nadu, India. Pastor A. Gunasekaran (or "Brother Guna") spearheads the efforts there and has done a heroic job of coordinating the many gospel labors in that area. Each month the Baptist Witness , our monthly …

May 1st is the National Day of Prayer

04/30/2008

"I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our …

Shepherd your child’s heart

04/28/2008

This "mom song" is humorous because we all can relate to having said a few of these things, or at least reflected this spirit, in relating to our children throughout the day. It is so easy to let the hustle and bustle of life, the exasperation of child-rearing, and the responsibility of parenting …