Sin Taxes

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

Thoughts from the Heart

He Has Not Left that Open to Us A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a...

Just Waiting

A family was fishing at the pier. Dad was watching bobbers while his two sons, ages twelve and three, were down playing along the dock. The older boy was watching his brother, but he got distracted....

Whenever it Breaks…

There is a monastery in Greece perched high on a cliff several hundred feet in the air. The only way to reach the monastery is to be suspended in a basket that is pulled...

Can’t Swim, But Does

The Byram River in Greenwich, Connecticut, at the crest was running twelve to fifteen feet deep.  A family picnicking at the edge watched in horror as their two-year-old daughter fell into the water. Her 23-year-old...

If Christ Be Not Raised . . .

If Christ did not rise from the dead, He is not divine (Romans 1:4). If He is not divine, His death did not take away the Old Covenant any more than the death of...

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...

What About Death Bed Salvation?

The emphasis of the Bible concerning salvation is always on “today.”  Quoting Isaiah, Paul said, “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you. Behold, now...

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...