Make Jesus Your Banker

Newspaper headlines read: “FDIC Must Rescue Major Banks;” “Embezzlement and Fraud;” “Insurance Companies File for Bankruptcy;” “Stock Market Takes a Tumble.” One wonders, “Is there financial security today? Where can I put my money and...

Seven Simple Facts about the Judgment

“The safest road to hell,” wrote C.S. Lewis, “is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.” Occasionally, we need reminding of that one great event toward which...

The Omni God

God is often perceived as the Supreme Being and principal object of faith. Wikipedia continues, “The concept of God as described by theologians commonly includes the attributes of omniscience (infinite knowledge), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), and omnibenevolence (perfect goodness).” Bible writers never...

Helping Widows

Concern for the underprivileged and vulnerable has always mattered to God. Three such categories in every society in every generation are immigrants (strangers), orphans, and widows. This study pertains to the third group. Under Old...

The Great Invitation: The Spirit and the Bride Say Come

The 31 words of the 30,997th Bible verse, in its 1189th chapter, are quite remarkable. They contain the last invitation God would offer for two thousand years. They echo across the centuries, inviting each new...

On Hidden Treasure and Found Pearls

Jesus gave twin parables to teach the same lesson: salvation is worth giving up everything to possess. The first is of a man who stumbles upon hidden treasure in a field. He gladly and...

Know What You Believe, and Believe What You Know

“For it is good that the heart be established by grace” (Hebrews 13:9). Reuben was as “unstable as water” and therefore would not excel (Genesis 49:4). By contrast, John the Immerser was no “reed shaken...

Lessons from an Old Warrior

The average age of men in the Civil War was 25.8 years; World War I was 24; World War II was 26; Vietnam was 22; and the average age in the US military today...

Not Far from the Kingdom

“When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, ‘You art not far from the kingdom of God’” (Mark 12:34). Jesus could see right through people. They might hide behind pleasantries and smiles...

Some Things You Might Not Know About God

Knowing God is like drinking the ocean or counting its sands, or walking its waves. It is not really in the realm of possibility. We know only what He has revealed (Deuteronomy 29:29) and even...

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