The Parable of the Teacup

A couple used to go to England to shop in its beautiful stores. They both liked antiques and pottery and especially teacups. On their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, in a beautiful shop they saw a...

Nero’s 100 Gladiators

Not all Roman soldiers hated Christians.

Once Saved, Always Saved?

Robert R. Taylor, Jr., comments that the possibility of apostasy is taught in over 2,500 places in Holy Writ. Old testament Consider a sampling from the Old Testament: "And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the...

No Games With God

Human beings play games with each other. I'm not talking about games like baseball or golf. I am thinking instead of those generally called "mind games." You have either played them, have had them played...

What to Expect on Your First Visit

A warm welcome, but not a twenty-question interrogation. We know the value of low-key. A simple service—no showy production—just ordinary people offering God sincere worship. Communion with the Lord. We take the Lord’s supper every Sunday,...

Powerful Words

Some words have more power than others...

What does it mean to be forgiven?

A poet defined forgiveness as “the fragrance a flower gives the foot that crushes it.” Webster has “pardon, acquittal, to cancel, remit, or give up resentment against.” Forgiveness is found only seven times in the...

You’re Not Going to the Prom?!

How many times have Christian teens faced a bewildered friend who says, "You're not going to the prom? This is the biggest event of your senior year! Why are you not going?" Patiently, yet confidently, they explain why they don't dance.

Forgive, as God Forgives

Years ago a young man quarreled with his father and left home. He kept in touch with his mother and wanted badly to come home for Christmas, but he was afraid his father would not...

You Can’t Scratch Out the Eyes of God

Once there was a little girl who lived on a large farm way out in the country. Almost everything the family ate was raised on the farm. Apples in the fall were a great...

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