“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...]

“A Father’s Discipline”

“In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,    nor be weary when reproved by him.6 For the Lord disciplines the one he [Read more...]

“Holding Up the Light”

I remember hearing of a man at sea who was very sea sick. If there is a time when a man feels that he cannot do any work for the Lord, it is then -- in my opinion. While this man was sick, he heard that a man had fallen overboard. He was wondering if he could do anything to help to save him. He laid [Read more...]

“Reckless Love”

William Gladstone, in announcing the death of Princess Alice to the House of Commons, told a touching story. The little daughter of the Princess was seriously ill with diphtheria. The doctors told the princess not to kiss her little daughter and endanger her life by breathing the child's breath. [Read more...]