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The First Command

03/19/2018

God’s law is meant to be a window through which one sees the greatness and goodness of God. What then does the first of the Ten Commandments say about God? God is telling us that he is so wonderful that the most loving, most generous, most gracious thing he can do is point us to himself, and away …

Samson Vs. Jesus

03/12/2018

The Old Testament is often described as an anticipation of Jesus, but we might look at Samson and wonder how he would fit in with this. The answer, sadly, is that his life was a contrast to that of Jesus. So it is appropriate for us to ask: do we most resemble Samson, or Jesus?Do we try to be …

Pray for Laborers, Become a Laborer

02/26/2018

Doubtless one reason we often don’t feel Jesus’ compassion for others is because we are not rubbing shoulders with the needy regularly as Jesus was. It was when Jesus saw the crowds that he was moved with compassion for them.Our great need then is to feel the need around us with greater intensity …

You Will Seek Me

02/20/2018

When you read the sure promises and prophecies of God in Scripture, how do you respond? Are you moved to fatalism or enthusiasm? Do you pitch in the towel or do you pitch in to help? Do you quit working or do you redouble your efforts?When Daniel realized the implications of Jeremiah’s prophecy, …

The Necessity of the Trinity

02/13/2018

The Trinity can be biblically described in this way: there is only one God, but in the unity of this one God there are three distinct persons who are coequal and coeternal.All Christians affirm the Trinity, but many of us perhaps wonder how important the doctrine is. We perhaps even feel it is a …

For This Reason I Bow My Knees

02/05/2018

Christians wrestle with weird things. The message of the Christian gospel is that we, as imperfect people, have been reconciled to our perfect Creator through Christ being our substitute on the cross. This means we can now come to God anytime, for anything, through Christ!Many Christians wrestle, …

Do the Same Things Happen To Everyone?

01/30/2018

"All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked" (Eccl 9:2). These are the words of a man who is summarizing a lifetime of deep disappointments and sad observations; it is a description of "life under the sun." And certainly every believer at some point …

The Sanctity of Human Life

01/22/2018

Over 60 million unborn babies have been killed since Roe vs. Wade passed in 1973. Those staggering numbers mean every one of us needs to know what God’s Word teaches about the sanctity of human life.And those numbers also mean the audience will include mothers, or possibly fathers, who have or are …

Christ Comfirming You to the End

01/08/2018

Grace is given to you by Jesus Christ.In this new year, the greatest resolution I can urge you to is the resolution to consciously, purposefully remember this reality each day. As you strive to read your Bible, and pray, and get engaged in the body of Christ, and stay in physical shape, and get up …

Taking Hold of Eternal Life In the New Year

01/01/2018

"Fight the good fight of the faith. Lay hold on the eternal life" (1 Timothy 6:12).Imagine eternal life is a sword. As you keep a firm grip on it, by faith in Jesus Christ, it is your great weapon against sin, despair, distraction, and the army of other spiritual enemies in Christian warfare.In …