A Sermon Devils Love

For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. - 1 Corinthians 2:2 The best sermons are the sermons which are most full of Christ. A sermon without Christ it is a horrible thing! It is an empty well; a cloud without rain; a tree twice dead, … Continue reading A Sermon Devils Love

A Different Kind of Fear

There is a fear that will make you fearless. Many of God’s saints have gone through times that shook them with such terrible fright they felt paralyzed. These times usually involve getting a glimpse of the holiness of God. Like Isaiah, we tremble and come undone, but it is during those times we learn that … Continue reading A Different Kind of Fear

Not All Great Bible Teachers Are Christians

Bible knowledge alone, does not make one a godly Christian. One might know all the great facts and doctrines of the Word of God, might be a profound Bible scholar and a wise theologian, and yet not be an advanced, or even a growing Christian. We are to learn to 'live Christ' as well as … Continue reading Not All Great Bible Teachers Are Christians

Dear Desponding Christian

"You are complete in Him!" -Colossians 2:10 Oh desponding Christian, is not your grief caused by looking within yourself? Is not that miserable feeling of failure and disappointment, caused by your strange fixation upon your hollow heart of iniquity? You look within, hoping to find something good, something pure, something precious, something clean, but what … Continue reading Dear Desponding Christian

A Shepherd’s Christmas

The angels came from the realms of glory to announce the birth of Christ to the lowly. Why did they appear to shepherds when a shepherd's testimony did not even count in a court of law, and what would it have been like to hear the shepherd’s tell their story? Though we do not know … Continue reading A Shepherd’s Christmas

What We Need in a Daily Devotional

I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways. -Psalm 119:15 The habit of laying up a text of Scripture in the morning, to be meditated upon while engaged in the business of this world through the day, is both profitable and delightful. It is as a refreshing draught to a weary traveler! Nothing … Continue reading What We Need in a Daily Devotional

The Great Depression, Pandemics, and a Benefit of Hard Times

The good times are to be expected, and the hard times are surprising and strange. Perhaps that unconscious assumption is causing us grief. Wendell Berry, in his book, Jayber Crow, describes the “old-timers” in a way that seems lost on many people today. He says: “As much as any of the old-timers, he regarded the … Continue reading The Great Depression, Pandemics, and a Benefit of Hard Times

Our Quiet Times are Rarely as Quiet as they Appear

If someone were to walk by, they would see a man at rest on the Lord’s day. He is sitting quietly, soaking up the sun on a beautiful spring day. The birds are singing, and a pleasant breeze is blowing. His posture is relaxed, and in his lap sits his Bible. In his hands are … Continue reading Our Quiet Times are Rarely as Quiet as they Appear

When Pressing on Means Giving Up

I could hear the voices whispering, “Persevere. Don’t give up. You need to press on.” The only problem was I was fairly certain these were the voices of the enemy. I was torn because persistence is something to honor. A sense of despondency and joy burned within me at the thought of ending several lifelong … Continue reading When Pressing on Means Giving Up

The Reward of Sin

Suppose a person were to go to a blacksmith and say to him, 'I want you to make me a long and heavy chain — I will pay you well for it.' The blacksmith, for the sake of the money, commences it; and after toiling hard for some time, finishes it. The person calls, and says on … Continue reading The Reward of Sin