A Voice from the Past

The Background The Gospel of John wraps up the public ministry of Jesus in an unexpected way, by returning to the memory of John the Baptist. At the beginning of this gospel, we read about the message of John the Baptist (John 1:6-36). But…

Nine Reasons for Eternal Security

Salvation is eternally secure for every person who believes the truth about Jesus. Some people teach that those who believe the truth about Jesus may have salvation for a while, but may lose it along the way. They may phrase this view like…

Killing Giants Sometimes

Sometimes we draw the wrong lessons from Old Testament historical accounts, like David and Goliath for instance. Who hasn't heard a sermon or a song about killing your giants? But is it really true that if you 1) obey your parents (1 Sam. 17:15),…

The Most Sensible Explanation

Bible Christianity provides the most sensible explanation for the origins of life. Jefrey Breshears explains it this way: It is impossible that non-living matter could spontaneously produce life for the simple reason that non-living matter…

Facebook Cannot Replace Your Church

At a recent Facebook rally in Chicago, Mark Zuckerberg suggested that the social network behemoth can effectively replace institutions like "churches and Little Leagues." Through new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, he aims to draw…

True Love Is Not a Feeling

"I just don't feel like I love him anymore." "The feeling isn't there." "I've fallen out of love with her." Sad and unfortunate statements like this happen frequently in marriage counseling sessions the world over. But the problem with…

Respect Your Wife and Love Your Husband

Love and Respect, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, is a very helpful book for marriage counseling. It describes the Crazy Cycle and the Energizing Cycle. It recommends the C-O-U-P-L-E and C-H-A-I-R-S acronyms. And it does all of this based upon Ephesians…

A Spectator in Your Church

Are you a spectator in your own church? What I mean to ask is whether you watch what's going on or whether you participate. Perhaps you are like many believers, adopting the mistaken idea that church is a place to go on Sunday, when its convenient.…

A Short Thought on Mother's Day

The system of this world urges you to spend a lot of money and to buy a lot of things on Mother's Day, one day a year. But that's the kind of "honor" that a materialistic, idolatrous society and culture fabricates. Instead, the most honorable…