A DRUKEN STUPOR

My uncle got rich on it… he sold it to others.  I lived with an alcoholic; therefore I am alarmed by those who try to convince me that there is nothing wrong with alcohol consumption.  I have counseled couples who have abandoned the deep love they had for each other because they refused to abandonContinue reading “A DRUKEN STUPOR”

A STONE ROLLED AWAY

On occasion we encounter someone who says he has no ability to believe in Jesus.  He has concluded that everything that was recorded is nothing but myths.  Of course they usually admit after more discussion that they have little or no knowledge of the Bible.  Dr. Ryrie, by listing all the Resurrection appearances of JesusContinue reading “A STONE ROLLED AWAY”

ADORATION

Does it not embrace the beauty of adoration? With a hand clasped to her mouth, the youngster echoed what she had heard and memorized – “O My God!”  I have no idea if anyone was as astounded as I, but immediately “dear old Ted” was desirous of offering some explanatory information to the youngster aboutContinue reading “ADORATION”

“SEE THIS WOMAN!”

Jesus was reclining, so she went to his feet. In all of our lives there are experiences that we might call “incongruous”!  They happen at the most inappropriate moment; they could not have happened at a more undesirable place.  Everything at that instant seems “why here?”  There are many other locations for such an eventContinue reading ““SEE THIS WOMAN!””

CATCH THE FOXES

Some years ago I encouraged our congregation to memorize Song of Solomon 2:15… “Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, while our vineyards are in blossom.”  I had picked up the idea in some of my studies. Selfishness                    … Spoils love Discontent                    … Spoils joy Anxious thoughts        … SpoilsContinue reading “CATCH THE FOXES”

LOTSA LOTS

Corrupt thinking will allow for corrupt action which God judged in the long run. When Abraham left Ur of the Chaldeans, he took Lot with him.  He came to Haran and there they took up residence.  However, God blessed them so richly that they moved on to Shechem, and when there was famine they movedContinue reading “LOTSA LOTS”

ABRAHAM’S SERVANT

A reading of Genesis 24 gives us the details of this unique event. The majority of people that we speak with fall short when it comes to understanding what it was to be a “servant”!   They envision someone who works for another and being paid a decent salary, the equivalent of hiring a maid orContinue reading “ABRAHAM’S SERVANT”

ADDRESSING THE CONTROVERSIAL

…see what I mean! It could have been expected!  Those in opposition to the Lord Jesus Christ were determined to be present whenever and wherever He was ministering.  It was not hard to determine the location because there was a crowd following Him, and others joined in the excitement of the moment. Mark, whose mannerContinue reading “ADDRESSING THE CONTROVERSIAL”