2021 #6The church in Corinth had major problems. They were plagued by division, questions about authority, and spiritual immaturity. The church also had a member who was involved with an illicit and grievous sin! What were they going to do? What kind of advice did the apostle Paul give that church? This terrible incident also … Continue reading IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT
I wrote a book review some time ago of Improbable Planet by Dr. Hugh Ross of Reasons To Believe. I received a comment as to whether my positive review assumed the worldview on the age of the earth and, by extension, the Big Bang and evolutionary theory. This provides, to my mind, a very interesting … Continue reading Just a Theory?
Read Job 40:1-14.It is a classic television move. The detective shows up to the crime scene and flashes his badge from his wallet. Many of us have some kind of credential which shows that we are capable or certified in an area of expertise. What happens when God shows up and produces His credentials? In … Continue reading Discipleship Minute #4 Job
Luke 18:18-23StudyBut, what Jesus did was expose this man as an idolater. The rich young ruler had not followed all the commandments. This man’s first priority was his wealth and the position it gave him in the community. It looks like the man thought wealth and position made him who he was. The account says … Continue reading Doctor’s Orders (Part 16)
Christians have been hit with disturbing news over the past few years. We have realized that our culture is “post-Christian.” “In general Western culture is deeply post-Christian,” says Dr. William Lane Craig. Any observer would have to agree that, in its expressions of music, movies, television, or the written word, Western culture does not even … Continue reading The End of “Religion”?
Read Job 36:8-23.Job had consistently proclaimed to his friends that he had not sinned. Each of his friends argued that there was some problem in Job’s life that he needed to seek forgiveness from God. At this point, Elihu spoke up. He had waited until this point in the account because he was the youngest … Continue reading Discipleship Minute #3 Job
''From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some transatlantic giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe and Asia could not, by force, take a drink from the Ohio River or set a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand … Continue reading Lincoln on America
The question came from the other side of the living room. I had just finished a lesson in my small group on Samuel’s anointing of David as Israel’s next king, when one of my group members said, “I want to know how you interpret the next passage.” I looked at the next passage and because … Continue reading Saul’s Demon
Read Job 28:12-28.Back in the day, the newspapers carried advice columns. Dear Abby, Ann Landers, and even Billy Graham dispensed words of wisdom to readers. Today, one need only consult the internet, which has thrust us into an age of endless information. But, the question for us today is the same as it was for … Continue reading Discipleship Minute #2 Job
Luke 18:18-23StudyLet’s read that last verse to see how the young man reacted.Luke writes,“After he heard this, he became extremely sad, because he was very rich” (Luke 18:23, HCSB).The ruler had come to Jesus for advice. Jesus had given him the best advice, tailor made for his real problem, his real affliction. The young man … Continue reading Doctor’s Orders (Part 15)