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The Father Who Killed His Son

His father killed him. He showed him no mercy. Killed him in a most terrible manner. Slowly, painfully, intentionally. He slaughtered his own son. A son that was all a father could wish for. A son who honored his father. A son he loved. He killed his own son!

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Please Be Seated

No chair was permitted in the Old Testament earthly sanctuary. God did not allow the Levitical priests to sit. He required them to remain on their feet continually. Why? Their work was not finished. And He wanted to make sure no one coming to the temple would get the impression that it was. As long […]

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That Belongs In the Garbage!

Two men went to the altar to pray. One was a Pharisee. He obeyed the Law meticulously. He fasted weekly, paid his tithes faithfully, offered all the sacrifices required, and was among the most morally upright in Israel. The other was a publican, a notorious sinner. He stood no chance of being heard, or so […]

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Jesus Immanuel Jireh

God is love and there is nothing more important to Him than for Him to be able to love us absolutely and for us to experience His love fully and personally. That is so very important to God! And that is what Christmas is all about–God wrapping His love in human flesh and making it […]

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God’s Christmas Lights

My wife put up her Christmas tree three weeks ago. She says she plans to keep it up until the end of February. “Why so long?,” I asked. “Because,” she replied, “I like the lights.” Apparently, Jesus like the lights as well. Speaking to His disciples in the Sermon on the Mount, He said to […]

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Once For All

” ‘I Belong There!’ – A missionary was speaking to a remote tribe of people who had never heard about the life and ministry of Jesus. Seated in the front row, listening intently to all the missionary had to say, was the chief of the tribe. As the story of Jesus came to its climax […]

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This Christian Life Is Impossible

How many times have you heard that God requires you to live the Christian life and all you need to do is make up your mind that you will live as Christ would have you live? You hear this, you make a fresh dedication of your life to Christ, you try your best to live […]

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Laying Aside Every Weight

Hebrews 12 likens the Christian journey to a race. It then enjoins us to lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us so that we can run the race well. That makes sense. Every serious runner knows that

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Look and Live

“Two boys were playing in the snow one day, when one said to the other, ‘Let us see who can make the straightest path in the snow.’ His companion readily accepted the proposition, and they started. One boy fixed his eyes on a tree, and walked along without taking his eyes off the object selected. […]

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Who Are You?

Do you know who you are? Ask the average Christian who he is, and he is likely to tell you what he does. He may tell you he is a doctor, a teacher, or some other profession. He mistakes what he does for who he is. This is a costly mistake spiritually. Who you are […]

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