Paternity Determined in Bethlehem Case

Where paternity of a child is in question, a court determines paternity based initially upon sworn statements and then upon testimony or other evidence. In the Bethlehem Case, the Father finally came forward. A definitive...

Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All

Human history begins and ends in paradise (Revelation 2:7; 22:1–3; 2 Corinthians 12:3). God’s original intention seems to have been a daily walk with man in the garden in the cool of the day,...

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 is Pruning Me

God loves me. God delivers me. God sustains me. God listens to me. God prunes me?

The “Weakness” of an Almighty God

God is all­-powerful, all­-knowing, all­-loving, and ever­-present (Psalm 139:1­–16; 1 John 4:8). He is Almighty God—the perfect Being. Paul’s statement, then, is unusual: “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness...

Old Age: Taking Care, or Taking Advantage?

  There is an interesting story in this week's Sports Illustrated.1 It seems that some con artist is going around to aging athletes who have Alzheimer's posing as Dr. James Hartman. He claims to be...

I’m Looking for a Church That Is Not So…

Many thousands of people search out a new church each year. They often research congregations in their area, ask around, and then personally visit the short list in a month of Sundays. Let’s consider some...

Why People Do Not Understand the Bible

People know more about more things than ever before. Technology. Art. Health. Business. Music. Ecology. Accounting. Fitness. Relationships. Architecture. History. Math. Physics. Botany. Computers. Engineering. Film. Medicine. Economics. Genetics. People know less about the Bible...

The Great Invitation: The Spirit and the Bride Say Come

The 31 words of the 30,997th Bible verse, in its 1189th chapter, are quite remarkable. They contain the last invitation God would offer for two thousand years. They echo across the centuries, inviting each new...

Secrets of Friendship

Man was created a social creature (Genesis 2:18). We need friends. The wise man said, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one...