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...

Jesus is the Way

“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)

Three Tears from a Savior’s Eye

Big boys don't cry.   So we tell little boys when they fall. Then they read in their Bibles that Jesus wept. Does that mean He was a 'sissy'? No. One has to consider the...

Why Doesn’t God Do Something?

A moment’s reflection shows the absurdity and impossibility of God intervening in every disaster or each time evil is about to befall one of His children. Why does God not “do something?”

Why Do You Talk So Much About Jesus?

An old Indian chief constantly spoke of the Lord Jesus and what He meant to him. “Why do you talk so much about Jesus?” asked a friend. The old chief did not reply, but slowly, deliberately...

He Finished First, in 211th Place

David Sargent told the story of Josh Ripley. The Applejack Invitational Cross Country Meet in Lakeville, Minnesota, was underway when Andover High School runner Josh Ripley heard something unusual. He was in the first mile of...
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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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What Did They See?

“And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him . . . the people stood looking on” (Luke 23:33–35). Look at those last few words one more time: “the people...

How Did He Know That?

Concerning the city of Tyre, at least six specific predictions were recorded in Ezekiel 26

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...