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Why I Preach the Cross

Sunday, April 21, 2013      20 comments

“We preach Christ crucified” (1 Cor. 1:23). Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:17–23; 2:1–5 There are so-called experts today in the field of religious authority who believe that the day of preaching is gone. The sermon is looked upon ... Read more

The Man Who Loses the Battle of Life

Saturday, April 13, 2013      17 comments

“And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done: when I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty sh... Read more

The Lord Needs You

Sunday, April 07, 2013      19 comments

“The Lord hath need of them” (Matt. 21:3). Scripture Reading: Matthew 21:1–11 The last several decades have witnessed a steady succession of public demonstrations for special causes. A nonviolent demonstration in Montgomery, Alabama, i... Read more

The Sunday after Easter

Sunday, April 07, 2013      10 comments

“And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and re... Read more

When People Listen to God

Friday, April 05, 2013      8 comments

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bou... Read more

When God Turns His Back

Thursday, April 04, 2013      12 comments

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isa. 59:1–... Read more

While Men Were Busy

Wednesday, April 03, 2013      15 comments

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isa. 53:6). Scripture Reading: Isaiah 52:14–53:12 What are the one hundred most important historical e... Read more

The Empty Man

Tuesday, April 02, 2013      11 comments

“Such a person feeds on ashes; a deluded heart misleads him; he cannot save himself, or say, ‘Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?’ ” (Isa. 44:20 NIV). Scripture Reading: Isaiah 44:1–20 Despite the economic downturn in recen... Read more

The Good News Concerning God’s Present Activity

Tuesday, April 02, 2013      14 comments

“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Phil. 2:13). Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:12–16 When Paul wrote to the Christians in Corinth, he gave them a statement of the good news about God in ... Read more

Belonging to God

Friday, February 15, 2013      13 comments

“But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine” (Isa. 43:1). Scripture Reading: Isaiah 43:1–24 The loneliest... Read more

A Goose in the Chicken Coup

Sunday, February 10, 2013      27 comments

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14). Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, told a story about a goose who was wounded and landed in a barnyard with some chickens. He played with the ... Read more

He Only Had Eyes for God

Saturday, February 09, 2013      11 comments

“But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, hardly noticed—he only had eyes for God!” (Acts 7:55 The Message). It is one of the great, dramatic moments in Scripture—Stephen giving his defense before the High Court of Israel. His presentation was... Read more

The Good News about Heaven

Monday, February 04, 2013      18 comments

“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Rev. 21:2). Scripture Reading: Revelation 21:1–4 Most of us do not spend very much time giving consideratio... Read more

The Good News of Divine Sonship

Sunday, February 03, 2013      14 comments

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2). Scripture Reading: John 3:1–15 John, the belo... Read more


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