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Jesus, the Serpent

04/29/2014

In Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus, Jesus refers to an Old Testament event that illustrates a New Testament truth. The children of Israel had become discouraged because of the difficulties in their travel and spoke against God and Moses. God then sent fiery serpents among them and many of the …

Whole-hearted Christian Living

03/18/2014

Many people like to talk about revival and are willing even to pray for revival; but if one came, they would have difficulty working it into their busy schedule. I can remember holding tent meetings when we met at one location for thirty nights in succession. People came night after night and were …

I Will Look to the Lord

03/04/2014

It is easy to become discouraged when we focus on the changes taking place in our culture today. It is demanded that every philosophy and every religion be treated with respect while the gospel of Jesus Christ is assailed as being narrow and bigoted. Evolution is a taught as though it were a …

The Authority of God

01/24/2014

Since God is the sovereign Creator, he has authority over all things and all creation is called on to praise him. The very heavens are called to praise him. Angels are called on to praise him and in fact they do. In Isaiah’s vision he heard the seraphims cry one to another, “Holy, holy, holy, is …

Bible Intake - Sustenance for the Soul

01/14/2014

Occasionally when a person is attempting to defend an idea for which there is no biblical foundation, they will say, “Well, I’m not a Bible reader, but this is the way I see it.” According to the Barna Research Group, 23 percent of professing Christians say they never read the Word of God. Is it …

A Virgin Shall Be With Child

12/02/2013

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us” (Matthew 1:23). What a remarkable thing, a virgin shall give birth to a son! The promised event had been long anticipated. The prophet Isaiah had …

Thou Shalt Teach Them

09/16/2013

In the thinking of some people, children are considered a burden and they do not want them in their life. In a self-centered desire to pursue pleasure, they look on children as interference. Even some parents who have children turn them over to be cared for by others and spend little time with …

Teaching Them to Observe

08/13/2013

“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:20). The commission given us by Christ not only involves making disciples and baptizing them, but teaching them as well. A disciple is a learner and …

Amazing Grace

07/18/2013

While John Newton’s hymn Amazing Grace is one of the best-loved hymns of all time, many fail to see how amazing grace really is. In a day when large numbers flock to hear a message that makes them feel good about themselves, not much is heard from many pulpits about God’s holiness, his justice, and …

The Sovereignty of God

05/22/2013

Many people have a favorable response to the truth that God is love. It is reassuring to think of His mercy and His grace. What a comfort to know that God is faithful, that He will keep His covenant and remember His promises. It gives hope and courage too know that God pities us even a father …