No Other Name

No other name has ever won such diverse allegiance—Paul and Tolstoi, Roosevelt and St. Francis, Grenfell and Schweitzer. No other voice speaks to every man “in his own tongue.” Well might that little Chinese...

The Historical Jesus

There is more evidence for the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth (c. 4 bc–ad 30) than any other person of antiquity.  There are more than 5,500 Greek manuscripts and thousands of copies of the New...

Even When He is Silent

A young girl whose name may never be known died in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, but her faith will never be forgotten. On the wall of the cell she occupied...

The Power of His Resurrection

Paul wrote of “the power of His resurrection” (Philippians 3:10). What is that? The seal of a finished work (Acts 13:29–30).            The sign of a glorious triumph (Hebrews 2:14;...

Aijeleth Shahar—God’s Deer

Animals in prophecy is an unlikely theme for a Bible study, but it proves fascinating. If the words Aijeleth Shahar in the title to Psalm 22 mean “the morning hart”1 (as most scholars believe),...

Trembling before God

The most profound reverence characterized the ancient copyists of the Scriptures. When they came to a name for deity, they put new pens in their writing instruments, took a bath, and changed raiment. It is...

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...

Up with Christ

Christ Was Lifted Up (John 12:32–33). Jesus signified His death on the cross, saying that He would be “lifted up.” That Jesus could foretell the manner in which He would be killed by others...

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...

God Leads a Pretty Sheltered Life

At the end of time, imagine billions of people scattered on a great plain before God’s throne. Some of the groups near the front talk heatedly—not with cringing fear or shame, but with belligerence.  “How...