7 Signs

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

This is Going to Sting a Little

Life has internal stings as well-broken hearts, crushed ambitions, crashed dreams. These usually smart for much longer than the kind nurses inflict. Do you ever wonder, "Why me, Lord? I'm a Christian. I walk...

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...

Three Books on God’s Reading List

What does an omniscient God read?

King Jesus’ Kingdom

Jesus is offering citizenship in His kingdom right now. Won’t you take Him up on it?

Consider the Eye

Look out the window. Your field of view catches a vista perhaps a mile wide. It all appears projected onto half of a sphere at the very back of your eye, the retina, less than three centimeters in diameter.

What are You Looking For?

They were looking for a lion; He came as a Lamb, and they missed Him. They were looking for a warrior; He came as a Peacemaker, and they missed Him. They were looking for a king;...

Was Jesus born in a house, as Matthew says, or in a stable, as...

Critics of the historical accuracy of the Bible often find what they believe are contradictions among the writers of the gospel accounts because there are differences. Remember however, that a difference is not necessarily...

Born in the House of Bread

Christ was born in Bethlehem. The literal meaning for the name Bethlehem is "The House of Bread." Jesus was not born in the house of royalty, or the house of riches, or the house of...

Burnt Biscuits

A little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!