You Can’t Scratch Out the Eyes of God

Once there was a little girl who lived on a large farm way out in the country. Almost everything the family ate was raised on the farm. Apples in the fall were a great...

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...

What does it mean to be forgiven?

A poet defined forgiveness as “the fragrance a flower gives the foot that crushes it.” Webster has “pardon, acquittal, to cancel, remit, or give up resentment against.” Forgiveness is found only seven times in the...

Until I Make It Better

As I was growing up, I had a good friend who always said, “Let’s take the bull by the horns and get this thing done.” It was his way of saying, “Things will not...

Do We Speak Up?

Consider the famous quote by Martin Neimoller which came out of the time of the Holocaust: “In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then...

Once Saved, Always Saved?

Robert R. Taylor, Jr., comments that the possibility of apostasy is taught in over 2,500 places in Holy Writ. Old testament Consider a sampling from the Old Testament: "And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the...

Thru Hikers

What do you need to unload today?

Three Concerns of a Good Teacher

Teaching is serious business, especially when the subject is religion. That doesn't mean that teaching should be dry, severe, or always sobering, but it does mean that teachers of God's way must realize the...

When David Really Messed Up

David is one of the most popular characters in the Bible. He triumphed over a lion, a bear, and a giant. He maintained integrity while hunted like a wild animal by King Saul. He even...

4 Things that Turn People Off of Christianity

Have you ever been in a restaurant and lost your appetite because of something that happened? Perhaps you found a hair in your food or the person handling the money didn’t wash his/her hands before preparing your food. Sometimes, spiritual appetites are lost in the same way. There are four things that some Christians do that cause people to lose their spiritual appetites.