Dear Friend, I just wanted to write to tell you how much I love you and care for you. Yesterday, I saw you walking and laughing with your friends. I hoped that soon you would want me to walk along with you too. So, I painted you a sunset to close your day and whispered … Continue reading From a Friend
The Christian contemporary song from my teen years said, "Jesus is the answer, for the world today, above Him there's no other, Jesus is the Way." Scripture affirms that that is truly the case. 1. Do you have questions about life? "Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. … Continue reading Jesus
Sunday evening when preaching on the friendship of Jonathan and David, I used the quotes to introduce the topic of real friendship. Friendship quotes: A simple friend will stand by you when you are right, but a real friend will stand by you even when are wrong (and they disagree). A simple friend identifies himself … Continue reading Friends
This weekend I read, "Imaginary Jesus" on my Kindle. Check out this a video promoting this book by Matt Mikalatos: Like any book, not everything the author shares or suggests is of value, but there are always nuggets that stay with you. Here are what I think are the highlights of Mikalatos' thoughts: On discipleship: … Continue reading Is That Really Jesus?
I once heard that as W.C. Fields approached the end of his life, a friend saw him reading the Bible. When his friend inquired as to why he was reading the Bible, Mr. Fields replied, "I am looking for loopholes." The religious leaders of Jesus' day knew the words of their canon. They knew what … Continue reading Loopholes?!?
Tonight we conclude our summer series at Parrish Church of Christ. This may go down as one of my favorite topics. Every speaker rose to the challenge of delivering a great message on Jesus. Although we asked them to speak on a certain topic or event from the life of the Savior, they had the … Continue reading All About Jesus
This morning as I review material for tonight's Bible Class on the Agony and Glory of the Cross, I am again cut deep to the heart as I realize the immense suffering Jesus, the Christ, our Savior went through to provide that salvation. I spent time looking at the typical nature of a Roman scourging and I … Continue reading Why Did He Allow That?
Thanks to Joe Slater for reminding me of this following historic event: Thirty years ago Tuesday (May 18, 1980), Harry Truman died. Now, you might realize that President Truman has died in 1972. But I'm not talking about Harry S. Truman, the president, but Harry R. Truman, the stubborn old resident who refused to leave his lodge … Continue reading Take Warnings Seriously