December 14, 2017

The Best Questions to Ask in Terrible Times of Terror

Matt Recker I have been asked many times in these terrible days of terror, “Why would God allow this if He is all-powerful and good? Or, “What is God doing?” Others question, “Where is God when that awful terror is happening? How can He let that happen?" These are the natural questions to ask, but […]

The Ten Commandments of James for Times of Despair, Death & Devastation

Matt Recker James 4:7-10 In such a time as this, as our hearts mourn the destruction of hurricanes throughout our land and the horror of the murderous rampage in Las Vegas, we may wonder how to respond. One Bible passage that gives a wonderful heart response are the “Ten Commandments” of James 4:7-10. 7 Submit […]

Religion or Relationship? (Part 2)

George Stiekes Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee (Jeremiah 31:3). We all know that religion will never get anyone into heaven. If God chose not to act on our behalf, no one would get into heaven. He is the first and only “Cause” and He […]

Religion or Relationship?

George Stiekes I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth Thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. Job 42:5-6 Jerusalem was crowded with visitors at one of the annual pilgrim feasts. Jeremiah’s Temple Address focused on God’s chastening against those who chose to […]

God’s Answer to Tormenting Fear

Bud Steadman Fear is perhaps the oldest negative human emotion, based on the experience of our first parents in Genesis 3:10. From the moment Adam and Eve separated themselves from their Creator through an act of disobedience, man has been haunted by fear. While there is a righteous fear of God that leads to blessing, […]

Lord, Help Me

Matt Recker Mark 9:14-29 We do well to never minimize the reality of the devil, his demons, and their work in the world at any time. Today the troubled son in our passage might be considered epileptic, Jesus diagnosed this man’s manic manners as a demonic disorder. We can be sure that Satan still seizes […]

Lord, Save Me

Matt Recker Matthew 14:30 Peter was confident he could walk on the water to go to Jesus, if indeed that was Jesus walking on the water. From the safety of the boat Peter saw it could be done, and His only goal was to go to Jesus. Obeying Jesus’ word, “Come,” Peter began to walk […]

Straight Cuts: “The Just Shall Live by Faith” (Habakkuk 2:4b)

Mike Harding This inspired text penned by the ancient prophet Habakkuk is quoted three times by two NT authors. In the NT, the prophet’s profound utterance comprises the “soul of Pauline theology.”[1] Boice comments, “This is a great text. It could even be called the great text of the Bible. To understand it is to […]

Call Upon that One Who Loves You

Beneth Jones “Sunshine on the Soapsuds” Spring-green everywhere. Skies cloudless and blue. Fruit tree blossoms and lilacs delightfully pleasing the eye and the nose. It was on such a day as this when I experienced my first face-to-face meeting with a monster.

Strength for Today

A Look at the Book by Bob Jones The man who trusts God completely and with unquestioning obedience accepts God’s commands will find that in every circumstance — unfortunate though it may seem at the time — there is a golden link in the chain of blessing.