Does God control the rise and fall of nations? Did the Book of Daniel really predict over 500 years of accurate history in subsequent years? Yes. ◊ While Chapter 1 of the Book of Daniel is fairly straightforward, Chapter 2… Read More ›
A Test of Obedience in DANIEL 1
Do you go along with the crowd and do what others tell you to do? Do you have set behavioral standards in life? Would you do what Daniel did? ◊ Daniel was only a teenager (most scholars place him between… Read More ›
The Disobedient Prophet in JONAH 1
There are some spectacular occurences in the Book of Jonah, starting in chapter 1. Weaved in the midst of these are 4 keys lessons for all of us today. ◊ Have you ever overtly rebelled against God? It could simply… Read More ›
Saints and Bumblers – All of Us
Many assume a wide gap between those we hold up to be saints or pillars of the faith and the masses. The truth is that they are fundamentally no different from any of us. ♦ There’s this natural tendency among Christians… Read More ›
A Husband’s Duty
There are 3 simple duties that men, as husbands to their wives, should be doing daily. How easy to forget; how unfortunate to do so. ♦ In the context of justifying my very busy recent business schedule, a Bible passage from… Read More ›
The Future-Spouse-Prayer Treatment
It’s sometimes hard to see beyond your children’s here and now. But they do grow up and the visions you convey to young minds have powerful implications. All the more so if you’re a person of prayer. ♦ In her broken… Read More ›
Rich, Young, and Confused
It’s natural to think that our status, money, sincerity, good actions, and even acknowledgement of God and religious principles can earn us credibility and points in this life and beyond. ♦ A young and successful man of stature and faith seeks… Read More ›
Running the Race to Win, Place, or Show?
The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. ♦ That line… Read More ›
Prodigal Sons, Daughters, and Parents
We’re all prodigals at some level – reckless, selfish and rebellious. There’s a good news gospel thread in the popular Bible story of a wayward child that gives hope and assurance to all of us whether a son, a daughter,… Read More ›
Modern Fatherhood – Good or Great?
It’s easy to be a good father, or so it would appear. But what does it really take to be a great father? ♦ On the heels of a Father’s Day weekend, it struck me that the bar for acceptable fatherhood… Read More ›
Walking in Moab – Lessons from Ruth
With 4 intriguing lessons, the Book of Ruth is a deeply touching story in its movement from sadness and tragedy to heart-warming kindness, love, redemption and personal restoration. ♦ This story reads well with a hot cup of coffee on a rainy day…. Read More ›
So Really…Why Do Bad Things Happen?
Death, poverty, suffering, evil, war. Set-backs, trials, accidents, tragedies. If God is so good, why does He allow bad things to happen? Does He control this world? Does He even care? ♦ An innocent 9 year-old girl is plowed into by a 240 pound errant… Read More ›