The Anchor of the Soul

No one who knows what can happen at sea would go to sea in a vessel that carried no anchor, even if it were the greatest and most modern ocean liner afloat. Circumstances might...

Three Arguments for the Existence of God

Evolution has fashioned gods of its own design and named them Mother Nature and Father Time. James Hewitt tells of a family of mice who lived in a large piano.  In their piano-world came the music...
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Five Bible Pictures of Hope

The Bible uses five pictures to help us understand hope. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then five pictures are worth a whole sermon full of words.  Hope is light—to help us see...
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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...

How to Face Your Golgotha

Read Matthew 26:36–46; Mark 14:32–42; Luke 22:39–46 Jesus faced the greatest test of faith in His life. He did not look forward to the events that would culminate in His own funeral.  He knew exactly what...

God Always has an Answer

It is easy to get discouraged when things go wrong, but we must not lose heart. God is at work in the world, even in the midst of pain and trial. The next time your...

What Saul Saw When He Couldn’t See

During these three dark days, Saul “saw” a lot he had never seen with his eyes open. The eyes of his understanding were opened (Ephesians 1:18). What did Saul see when he couldn’t see?
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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?...

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...

Blessings in Disguise

There was a single survivor of a shipwreck who was thrown upon an uninhabited island. After a while he managed to build a crude hut in which he placed the things he had salvaged...