1. Can't See the Truth?
    09 Apr, 2018
    Can't See the Truth?
    When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?"  He said, "Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."  Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see." So the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all
  2. William Cowper Points Us to the Cleansing Fountain of Christ
    26 Mar, 2018
    William Cowper Points Us to the Cleansing Fountain of Christ
    On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.  Zechariah 13:1  William Cowper suffered emotional problems.  Anxiety and depression, among other issues, plagued him during his adult life. During one of his bouts with depression, he wrote the hymn "There is a Fountain Filled With Blood".   Cowper understood the prophecy in Zechariah 13 about a fountain that cleansed God's people from their sins
  3. Joy and Trials
    06 Mar, 2018
    Joy and Trials
    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4   I remember this time I was talking with a lady whose daughter had been diagnosed with an incurable disease.  Tears were in her eyes as she spoke.  I could see the pain on her face.  This situation was obviously wearing on her. I said, "I'm
  4. Examine Yourselves
    09 Feb, 2018
    Examine Yourselves
    Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?- unless indeed you fail to meet the test!  2 Corinthians 13:5 When I was in school, test time was almost always an anxiety producing event.  I wanted to do well on any test I took, and the thought of failure was usually too awful for me to consider.  At times there were even sweaty palms, racing heartbeat, and wide-eyed deer in the headlights fear
  5. Eagles, God's Sovereignty, and Trust
    05 Feb, 2018
    Eagles, God's Sovereignty, and Trust
    Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high?  On the rock he dwells and makes his home, on the rocky crag and stronghold.  From there he spies out the prey; his eyes behold it from far away.  His young ones suck up blood, and where the slain are, there is he. Job 39:27-30 I'm not a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, per se, but I was glad to see them win their first Super Bowl last night. I also have to admit, I was happy to see the Patriots lose.  Five Super Bowl
  6. No Condemnation
    19 Jan, 2018
    No Condemnation
    There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  Romans 8:1 According to the Jerusalem Post, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai is being condemned by the SPCA and other groups because he made a public statement that while in Vietnam he ate dog and found it "very tasty". SPCA Israel spokesman Gadi Vitner explained why Huldai's actions are worthy of condemnation, "It’s not okay to eat your friends.  If he wants to eat cow or dog, that’s his problem, but it’s not appropriate to