The Privilege of Knowing God

Paul confided, “For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have...
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Five Bible Pictures of Hope

The Bible uses five pictures to help us understand hope. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then five pictures are worth a whole sermon full of words.  Hope is light—to help us see...

Star Performer on the Winter Circuit

Go almost anywhere in the suburbs or the country, and you will see chickadees. A full-grown chickadee seldom weighs more than half an ounce, about the weight of an ordinary letter. Inside that tiny...

God Must Love Giggles

A second-grade school teacher observing her little charges on the playground thought, “God must love giggles.” He wants us to be joyful.  As Christians, we have so much to...

The Anchor of the Soul

No one who knows what can happen at sea would go to sea in a vessel that carried no anchor, even if it were the greatest and most modern ocean liner afloat. Circumstances might...

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...

The Same Seed, The Same Plant

The seed is the Word of God (Luke 8:11).  It makes no difference how long that seed has been stored. Even if it was preserved from a crop a thousand years ago, wherever and whenever...

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...