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Old Bones

"And his disciples came and took the body and buried it, and they went and told Jesus." (Matthew 14:12 ESV)A number of years ago, archaeologists in Bulgaria claimed to have found some of the remains of the Baptizer in a sarcophagus while excavating the site of a...

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More Than an Overcomer

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus." (Romans 6:23 ESV)"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9 ESV)I was listening to the radio...

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Time to Wake Up

"And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12 ESV)"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God." (Ephesians 2:8 ESV)I was...

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When You Die

"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV)"Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that...

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God and the Pandemic

"For this reason I kneel before the Father,  from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name"  (The Apostle Paul, from Ephesians 3:14)When I was 17 years of age I contracted a serious streptococci infection. For several weeks I was in an infectious...

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There’s Still Time

"And saying,'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.'" (Mark 1:15 NKJV)"From that time Jesus began to preach, saying,'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'" (Matthew 4:17 NKJV) "Until you reach the end of...

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Home at Last

"And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him." (Luke 15:20NKJV)At the age of twelve, swimming in the river was the best of fun! This particular day was...

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Have Mercy

"To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens! ... Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt." (Psalms 123:1, 3-4 ESV)Our soul has had more than enough of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the...

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You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

"We love because he first loved us." (1 John 4:19. NKJV)"The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?" (Psalm 118:6 NKJV)I have heard that statement a lot throughout the years. Not directed at me, most of the time. I heard it again yesterday and it...

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The Moment of Decision

After Bible college, I went to Malawi in the summer of 1986 on a short term mission trip, staying with a missionary couple in the city of Blantyre, and experienced their Christian ministry in that country.  One day, the missionary families and visiting students...

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