Recently, I heard a radio host suggest that we should use the word “intentions for the new year” rather than “resolutions.” Does this mean we can still write goals, but not complete them? We’ve all been guilty of that. That is why I include a list of goals or intentions for the new year in … Continue reading 2021 Goals for the Year
2021 #1Who is Jesus? How does He compare to founders of other world religions? The Shreveport Chapter of Reasons To Believe will begin a year-long study of Kenneth Samples’ book God Among Sages. The first study will be led by Bruce Hennigan on “Jesus’s Stunning Self-Understanding on January 12 at Brookwood Baptist Church in Shreveport, … Continue reading IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT
What words can we use to describe the year 2020?Pandemic.Panic.Unexpected.Uncertain.All of these and more. Each generation believes that a certain year has been the most eventful in history, for many reasons. Perhaps 2020 is our year. However, 2020 did have its share of ministry opportunities in apologetics. Here are some of the highlights from the … Continue reading 2020 Year in Review
As an apologist, I have benefited from Ravi Zacharias and RZIM's work. I have read his books and used teaching materials from Ravi’s ministry. I have listened to his television broadcasts, radio segments, and YouTube videos. Now credible allegations of sexual misconduct and investigations from RZIM have come out. The revelations are shocking and dismaying. … Continue reading Cancel Ravi?
A Judge and MoreHe did make what seems to be a strange request from the people. Gideon asked each of them for an earring from the plunder, and received over forty pounds of gold (Judges 8:26) and other treasures. Gideon took the precious metal and made an ephod from it.What is an ephod? Ephod has … Continue reading Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 16)
This week I will be taking a short vacation from blogging. I want to send all of you, my friends and readers, a wish for a happy new year in 2021.
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21, HCSB).The dream given to Joseph is a promise of hope for us! As we celebrate in the midst of pandemic, panic, presents, and pandemonium, let us remember the promise of … Continue reading Christmas 2020
Read John 15:1-8.“How do I know if I’m doing a good job following Christ?”That is a question that I have put to myself often. You probably have done that as well. If we look to Scripture, Jesus tells us that we should be producing spiritual fruit. There is no debate about the importance of spiritual … Continue reading Discipleship Minute #42
A Judge and More The account of Gideon ended with him as a judge. This judge became something more.As we’ve seen from American history, a political career can begin with success in war. Several of our American presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, began political careers because they led victorious armies in great wars.Gideon’s career as … Continue reading Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 15)
A WarriorWhat can we learn from Gideon?This gives us another lesson from the account of Gideon.That lesson is that God will equip the one that He calls. God may not call us to fight a military battle and win a victory against what we might call impossible odds. He has called us to follow Him … Continue reading Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 14)