383: Hungry and Thirsty

I’ve heard the deep rumblings of my stomach demanding food, but I’ve never known the constant hunger of being forced to go without a meal because there was no food…

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382: Everything Hurts

No, I’m not talking about old age with its stiffness and various body aches (though they are a reality). I’m talking about the ravages of sin that have impacted everything…

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381: Good Contractors

We all know how important a solid and level foundation is to any building. The Apostle Paul employed the analogy of construction in the third chapter of 1 Corinthians. There,…

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379: Your Own Private Army

A member of our church loaned me the book, “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” by surgeon Dr. Paul Brand. He parallels the wonders of the human anatomy and physiology to the…

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378: The Mind of Christ

The Bible says, “We have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:16). What does that mean? Surely it doesn’t mean that I’m as smart as Jesus (I don’t know how…

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377: False Repentance

Have you ever wondered why some people say a “sinner’s prayer,” but don’t follow through or show any signs of new life? The record of Pharaoh will help to explain…

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376: Antichrist

The nations of our world are facing complex problems, both internally and internationally. While economists and sociologists say that our world is getting smaller, the problems only seem to be…

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375: No Eye Has Seen

Often, you’ll hear these words of Paul spoken at a funeral: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who…

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374: Children of God

Karen and I waited ten years and ten days after we were married to hear the cries of our first child. Plenty of our friends had babies during those years,…

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373: Cults

It is important to teach new Christians the Bible. Otherwise they can become an easy target for the false teachings of cults. By definition, a cult is a group that…

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372: Ravens Serve Dinner

Drought. The word evokes images of cracked soil, wilted crops, and food shortages at local markets. The word also strikes fear in the minds of an agricultural society so dependent…

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371: The Five Stories Children Need to Hear

The Bible is filled with stories. You can find intrigue, injustice, violence, treachery, deception, as well as love, loyalty, compassion, and encouragement. But which stories are essential to communicate with…

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370: Dry Mouth

I woke up with what seemed like the combined dryness of the Sahara and Mojave deserts in my mouth. My tongue was plastered like wallpaper to the roof of my…

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