Sin Taxes

An 89-year-old friend told me, "You can't win sinning." They were right.

The Safe Channel

A ship’s passenger on the Great Lakes became alarmed as the ship passed near a rocky shore. Fearing that rocks were hidden beneath the surface, she approached the captain. “Do you know where all...

There Is Coming a Day

Believing in the reality of the judgment is motivation: “Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men” (2 Corinthians 5:11). If informed of a coming judgment, how would the great men of...

What Saul Saw When He Couldn’t See

During these three dark days, Saul “saw” a lot he had never seen with his eyes open. The eyes of his understanding were opened (Ephesians 1:18). What did Saul see when he couldn’t see?

Three Gardens and Three Trees

What's the Bible all about? What's its major theme? If you were to write a Cliff Notes on the Bible, and be as brief as possible, what would you say about it? Well, at least...

What Should I Teach My Child About Baptism?

How can we get across elementary lessons about baptism?

Jesus Loves Me, This I Know

One preacher went so far as to say, “Everything I ever needed to know about religion I learned from Jesus loves me, this I know.” He may not have exaggerated much, for the entire scheme of redemption is found within its lyrics.

Salvation is Free, But It Is Not Cheap

Jesus never said grace. Believe it or not, the Bible does not record where Jesus ever used that word. It was used of Him (Luke 2:40; John 1:14, 16, 17) but never by Him....

Does God Require Us to Do Anything to Be Saved?

A young man asked his preacher: “Sir, what can I do to be saved?” The preacher replied, “Son, you’re too late.” “What!” exclaimed the boy, “I’m too late to be saved?” “No,” said the preacher, “too late...

Six Things Not Found at the Judgment

The Bible speaks often of the moment of reckoning when the righteous and wicked dead (John 5:28–29) and all living (Matthew 25:31–33) will stand before the King of kings to give account for the...