The Emptiness of Unbelief

Sometimes it is helpful to see what life looks like from another’s viewpoint. Bertrand Russell, a renowned philosopher and avowed atheist, said this about humanity: “His origin, his growth, his hopes and fears, his loves...

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...

Influence of Jesus 

Historian Philip Schaff described Jesus’ power in the following way: “Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander the Great, Caesar, Mohammed, and Napoleon; without science and learning, he shed more...

The Audacious Claims of Jesus

Around ad 30, a rabbi named Jesus came to a Galilean village He had never visited before. Imagine the shock when, in the course of His remarks, He informed them He was God visiting...
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John’s Seven Signs

The book of John focuses on seven of Jesus’ miracles, and a careful study of each can provide us with principles of encouragement.  Disappointments? Remember when Jesus addressed an embarrassing moment, turning the water into...
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The Paradox of the Cross

The cross of Christ is the greatest of all paradoxes. It was the most tragic event in the history of the world, yet the most wonderful thing that ever happened. It was the saddest...

Jesus’ Greatness

Men who stood nearest to Jesus were swayed by His personality. He was “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). He had a charm about Him which wooed and fascinated.  Children liked Him; publicans hung...

The Teacher 

Jesus was the world’s preeminent teacher (John 3:2).  No teacher or personality has ever inspired others the way Jesus has. Socrates taught for 40 years, Plato for 50, and Aristotle for 40. Jesus taught for...

Jesus is Greater

Mankind has accomplished some amazing things—constructing the pyramids in ancient Egypt, inventing the telephone, walking on the moon, DNA analysis. On and on the list could go of mind-boggling achievements of the human race....

28 Things We Need to Know About God

1. God is self-existent and eternal; He had no beginning and will have no end (Genesis 1:1; 21:33; Isaiah 40:28; Psalm 90:2). 2. God is the creator of all things, including mankind (Genesis 1:1–2:1; Exodus...