Something Jesus Said That We Wish He Hadn’t

Matthew 5:43-47

D. L. Moody told an amazing story about a contrary adversary and the power of prayer:  While I was in Edinburgh, a man was pointed out to me by a friend, who said, “That man is chairman of the Edinburgh Infidel Club.” I went and sat beside him and said, “My friend, I am glad […]

Failure Is a Fact of Life; Not a Way of Life

2 Corinthians 4:7-8

What event comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘failure’? I was ten years old when I began playing organized baseball.  Our team was behind by one run in the bottom of the last inning. A friend of mine, Davy Burke, was at the plate. Davy was a pretty good hitter, but we […]

What Happens When A Lighthouse Stops Showing The Way

John 1:4-9

 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself […]

Christian Artists. Christian Athletes. How About A Christian Mobster?

Galatians 2:20

Mickey Cohen was a mobster who controlled much of Hollywood during the late 1940’s. He was an admirer of Al Capone, and he was sort of obsessed with his public image. He loved positive publicity. An associate of Cohen’s (Jim Voust) attended a Billy Graham crusade and became a follower of Jesus. Before Voust left […]

If You Believe God Scolds His Children When They Get Lost, Please Keep Reading

Luke 15:20

Ken Davis told about a very difficult season of his life, when he was chasing the applause of human beings and many of the things the world says make a person successful. In many ways he felt lost. Ken and his family went camping in Colorado. He was very close to his granddaughter, who was […]

Two Of The Best Descriptions of Jesus You’ll Every See

Revelation 19:11-16

John described God’s revelation of the return of Jesus in this way: And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it iscalled Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and […]

The Man Who Read That He’d Died; Then Realized He Hadn’t

Ephesians 5:15-16

Alfred Nobel dropped the newspaper and put his head in his hands. The year was 1888. Nobel was a Swedish chemist who made his fortune inventing and producing dynamite.  Nobel’s brother, Ludvig had died in France. A French editor had confused the two brothers, however.  The headline read:  “THE MERCHANT OF DEATH IS DEAD” Alfred […]

The One Way To Get Through To Someone Who Rejects Your Message

1 Corinthians 1:3-7

In 1873 a Belgium Catholic priest named Joseph Damien De Veuster was sent to minister to lepers on the Hawaiian Island Molokai. He arrived in high spirits, hoping to build friendships and trust with the lepers.  People shunned Father Damien at every turn. He built a chapel, began worship services, and poured his heart out […]

If You’re A Follower of Christ, Here’s How To Have Everything You Want

Philippians 4:12-13

I’ll tell you the secret to getting anything you want in a couple minutes (no fair scrolling down to the bottom of this post).  The Story of the Stonecutter A stonecutter once delivered a slab of stone to a merchant. Seeing all the wonderful goods, the stonecutter said, “I wish I were a merchant and […]

The Most Overlooked Means God Uses To Speak To Those Who Will Listen

Romans 8:26-27

 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of […]