A Godly Mother’s Greatest Goal

This is the month when we honor motherhood, so I thought it would be a good idea to use a passage from sacred Scripture to set forth a godly mother’s greatest goal. “The mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him. ‘What is it you […]

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What’s So “Good” About Good Friday?

As 21st century believers, it’s easy to look back on the day our Lord Jesus went to the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and call it “Good Friday.” Our Lord Jesus willingly suffered and died in our place so that we might have eternal life by trusting in Him as our redeeming […]

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Don’t Just Do Something . . . Stand There!

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Don’t just stand there; do something!” Surely many of the Israelites who embarked on the great exodus out of Egypt felt that way when they found themselves trapped between the Red Sea and Pharaoh’s chariots. They would have looked anxiously at Moses, who had led them into what appeared to […]

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The Wisdom of “Wax On, Wax Off”

In the early 1980’s as I was beginning what would become a lifelong study of the martial arts, I went to see what has become one of my favorite movies of all time, “The Karate Kid.” Much like Daniel in the movie, I too had a Mr. Miyagi, who was teaching me the mysteries of […]

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Toooo Infinity . . . and Beyond!

As we launch out into a new year together, let’s begin with a vision that transcends the details of daily living. Let us pause together for a moment in the presence of our Lord and consider all that He has planned for us in 2022. The title for this month’s message recalls the iconic words […]

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A Christmas Carol

“This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger” (Luke 2:12).   Growing up, I could not wait every year to sit in front of the television and watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” These were two of my […]

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Thanks-Living – More Thankful for the Giver than the Gifts

There are many ways for Christians to “give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15). Since we celebrate Thanksgiving this month, let us focus on one of the best ways to witness to the truths of the Gospel – Thanks-Living, by which […]

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Jesus’ Favorite Book

“You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me” (John 5:39). Christ’s Favorite Book Did you know that Jesus had a favorite book? Scripture makes it clear that our Lord did indeed have a favorite book — the Old Testament […]

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Shocking Mercy: The Gospel Is both Reasonable and Desirable

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).   We have been looking at how the life of Jesus Christ makes the Gospel both reasonable and desirable. We have seen how […]

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