“The Fatality of Compromise”

A New York family bought a ranch out West where they intended to raise cattle. Friends visited and asked if the ranch had a name. "Well," said the would-be cattleman, "I wanted to name it the Bar-J. My wife favored Suzy-Q, one son liked the Flying-W, and the other wanted the Lazy-Y. So we're calling [Read more...]

“Our Father is Near!”

A little boy was eagerly looking forward to the birthday party of a friend who lived only a few blocks away. When the day finally arrived, a blizzard made the sidewalks and roads nearly impassable. The lad's father, sensing the danger, hesitated to let his son go. The youngster reacted tearfully. [Read more...]

FREEDOM

“Lord Jesus, thou who art the way, the truth, and the life; hear us as we pray for the truth that shall make all free. Teach us that liberty is not only to be loved but also to be lived. Liberty is too precious a thing to be buried in books. It costs too much to be hoarded. Help us see that our [Read more...]

“Happy Mother’s Day!”

Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948) first suggested the national observance of an annual day honoring all mothers because she had loved her own mother so dearly. At a memorial service for her mother on May 10, 1908, Miss Jarvis gave a carnation (her mother's favorite flower) to each person who attended. [Read more...]

“Measuring Success”

In Zechariah 2:1-5, the prophet sees a vision of a man carrying a measuring tape. When Zechariah asks the man where he’s going, the man replies that he’s going to measure the city of Jerusalem. However, before he’s able to begin measuring it, two angels apprehend the man and tell him that he’s using [Read more...]

“Live by faith not by fear”

I am inwardly fashioned for faith, not for fear. Fear is not my native land; faith is. I am so made that worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is the oil. I live better by faith and confidence than by fear, doubt and anxiety. In anxiety and worry, my being is gasping for [Read more...]

“Why We Believe Jesus Rose from the Dead”

“Why We Believe Jesus Rose from the Dead” If Jesus did not rise from the dead, the Christian faith is a foolish fantasy. However, if the resurrection of Christ did occur, it confirms His life, message, and atoning work. It is the basis of our hope of life beyond the grave. Christ is alive, and the [Read more...]

The Humble King

“The Humble King” “Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited. Instead, He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a servant, taking on the likeness of humanity. And when He had come as a man, He [Read more...]

“The Cross” -part 2

If you were to look at Rembrandt's painting of The Three Crosses, your attention would be drawn first to the center cross on which Jesus died. Then as you would look at the crowd gathered around the foot of that cross, you'd be impressed by the various facial expressions and actions of the people [Read more...]

“The Cross”

Vance Havner’s famous statement said this, “We need men of the cross, with the message of the cross, bearing the marks of the cross.”  This is a call to the church to be focused on the most important theme of all creation and that is the death of the Creator on the cross.  Not only that but we must [Read more...]