What it Means to Trust God

We live in unique times. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing challenges most of us have never seen in our lifetime.  Such challenges should encourage us to trust in God. Consider these passages:  The...

In Pursuit of Hope

An S-4 submarine crew became trapped after they were rammed off the coast of Massachusetts. The sub sank immediately. Rescue efforts failed. Near the end, a diver heard tapping and placed his helmeted ear...

The Best Sermon

Many years ago, a farmer had an unusually fine crop of grain. Just a few days before it was ready to harvest, a terrible hail and windstorm destroyed it. The farmer and his son...

Have You Read the Book That Shaped America?

America’s earliest settlers came in search of religious freedom, to escape religious persecution—which has again become an issue in modern times.  A new arrival who joined the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1623 “blessed God for...
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By What Standard of Authority?

By what authority do you and I practice the things we do in religion? Consider the following questions:  Is the majority the correct standard of authority? Surely not. Where was the majority in the flood?...
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It’s What You Do—Not When You Do It

Ted Williams, at age 42, slammed a home run in his last official time at-bat. Mickey Mantle, at age 20, hit 23 home runs in his first full year in the major leagues.  Golda Meir...

There Is Coming a Day

Believing in the reality of the judgment is motivation: “Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men” (2 Corinthians 5:11). If informed of a coming judgment, how would the great men of...

It Says It Right on the Cover

Holy. The holy Scriptures come from the holy God (1 Peter 1:16), were delivered by holy men (2 Peter 1:20–21), contain holy precepts (Romans 7:12), teach of holy things (1 Corinthians 2:13), were designed...
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New Testament Christianity

The New Testament claims to be the source of authority for all we do that is of eternal importance, no matter when or where we live (Colossians 3:17; 2 Peter 1:3, 20–21; 2...

Our Finest Hour

On June 18, 1940, Winston Churchill stood before the crowded benches of the House of Commons.  It was a desperate moment in British history. English armies had been flung back on the continent. Vast quantities...