Religion

Proper Response to a Sermon
Firsts in the Scripture ought to capture our attention. We should pay close attention to those things occurring first in the Biblical record. Acts 2 records the first...
To Those Who Have Been Trying to Believe
How often during my many years of ministry have I heard a supposed Christian say, “Brother, I am trying to believe God; I know I am supposed to believe him, and I want to...
“Never Forget”
Memorial Day. For some, it’s the start of the summer vacation. Picnics. Barbeques. Family get-togethers. Boating. Baseball games, etc. But, to all true American...
“Faith, It’s So Very Simple”
I heard a story once that comes to mind again, as I prayed for a sermon for the newspaper. It so vividly sets forth the childlike faith that the Lord requires of us. A...
Free Speech
Living in a free society with the ability to speak and write freely about our opinions and beliefs is a precious thing. Couple that with living in an age when virtually...
“No Reserves! No Retreat! No Regrets!”
We’d do well to adopt these as our own. Born into a millionaire’s home in Chicago on November 1, 1887, William Borden’s family expected him to take over their national...
“Long Hair and Tight Pants”
What a contradiction it is to see a sister in the Lord who has long hair, but who has on a pair of tight pants, showing every line of her female figure. Or she may have...
Mothers – Chosen of God
Perhaps you have heard this tale. A young mother of three wrote the following thank you note. "Many thanks for the play pen. It is being used every day from 2 to 3 pm. I...
“What Are You Going to Do?”
We’re definitely at a crossroads. And, sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a good choice on which way to go. Well, it looks like we’re going to be looking at a...
The Main Thing
We seem to have forgotten to keep the main thing in focus. It seems to me that the most important command we have been given is found in Matthew 28:18-20 "All authority...
Are We Saved or Just Religious?
When we are truly saved, (born again) there will be a harmony between our profession and the life we live. A Christian professes to renounce sin, and if he does not do so,...
“Beware of the Flying Spaghetti Monster”
They may laugh and spoof now; but one of these days they’ll wish they hadn’t. Pastafarians. That’s what the members of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster call...
“Drifting Logs”
I heard a story that years ago a boat above the falls of Niagara was turned over and two men that had been in the boat were being carried down by the current. Some people...
Just Who Is In Charge?
When the book of Daniel opens, God’s people are in great distress. The world’s greatest power at the time, Babylon, was besieging them. Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians...
“A Kodak Moment”
Three simple words. “God bless you.” Such were the words I whispered in the old man’s ears last week while attending a meeting in Miami. We were visiting the Holocaust...